Stonewall Resort Wedding
Photos from Allie and Dan’s Stonewall Resort Wedding in West Virginia.
Folks, this is an extra big post. Really, it’s two weddings so there’s a lot of material to work with here. Allie and Dan are terrific people and I was so glad to have been a part of both weddings. My kids still talk about the sushi dinner after the ceremony at St. Louise de Marillac 🙂 I met them while photographing her big sister Kate’s wedding to Drew a few years ago. It’s been wonderful to have remained in touch and to have been friends with the whole family.
Ceremony in Pittsburgh
Both Allie and Dan were very close with their grandmothers, so knowing that her grandmother probably wouldn’t be able to make the trip to the destination wedding at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV, they had a family ceremony at St. Louise de Marillac so she could attend. These are the photos from that event:
Allie holds hands with her mom Marsha and sister Kate before the ceremony.
While Dan shakes hands with his dad back in the sacristy.
Peter and Marsha share a hug before their youngest daughter, Allie’s wedding.
Allie and Kate share a laugh while waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Peter gives Allie a kiss on the forehead before they walk down the aisle.
Peter tears up during the ceremony. I love it when dads show their emotions! Kate’s husband Drew stands next to him.
Kate and Allie get a big hug from their grandmother after the wedding. What a smile 🙂
West Virginia Wedding
On to the Stonewall Resort wedding a few days later.
Kate and her bridesmaids have their hair done in a suite at the resort.
Dan concentrates as he puts his tie on in the next room. Another special thing for me was that my dear friend Sherry Pickerell came down from New York to shoot this wedding with me. I’m grateful to be close friends with some of the best photographers in the business.
Kate gets some help getting into her dress.
Some photo fun with mirrors in the room 🙂
Such a beautiful bride!
Even though they’d had a ceremony a few days prior, Allie and Dan decided to do a first look. Allie had held some surprises in reserve, so it was totally worth it.
Peter gives Allie a kiss on the forehead as she pins the boutonniere on his jacket.
It was a fantastic summer day in the mountains of West Virginia!
I think I scared the reverend when I got under the arbor to get a shot of their first kiss. But you gotta do what you gotta do 🙂
On to the reception. This wonderful pier is in the lake outside of the lodge at Stonewall. I just had to photograph the couple on it:
Dan’s mom gives him a big squeeze during their dance.
Peter spins Allie during their dance.
Dan’s friends offered him a toast.
Dan gets a kiss from his grandmother as they share a dance.
Kate and Drew – these guys just keep on getting better looking as the years go on!
Followed by the garter.
They’re singing “Country Roads” – a must if your wedding is in West Virginia!
Dan and his buddies were on the dance floor the entire night.
Peter’s signature move, the “Dead Bug.” He did it at Kate’s wedding, too. Take a look:
So there you have it. A couple of wonderful weddings over the span of a few days. Thanks again to my lovely friends Allie and Dan 🙂
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