Succop Conservancy Wedding
Jessica and Jess’ Succop Conservancy wedding took place on a wonderful late summer evening. The couple traveled from their home in San Francisco to be married near her hometown of Pittsburgh. The wedding was attended by friends and family from all ends of the country.
Jessica and Jess walk towards each other before heading down the aisle together.
It was a sweet moment that really shows the co-equal nature of their relationship.
The ceremony was held in front of the pond with big, beautiful willow tree as a background.
The couple watched as a couple of talented friends performed a song.
This being Western PA, there’s always a chance that it’s going to rain during an outdoor ceremony. Jessica and Jess were prepared with an umbrella. Jess didn’t seem too impressed 😄
Their guests and bridesmaids just toughed it out.
Jess got a little emotional while reading his vows (Lisa’s photo). It was a beautiful moment that shows just how emotionally invested he was in the ceremony.
The rain didn’t last too long. By the end of the ceremony the umbrella was put away.
After the rain stopped, the light got really beautiful.
The cake cutting was inside the mansion (Lisa’s photos). Something about buttercream icing and hot summer weather makes air conditioning a must.
Jessica’s mom gave a very moving speech. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place. It can get hard to shoot when you’re wiping away tears.
Then it was time for the first dance. Jess and Jessica had the dancefloor to themselves.
The grounds around the Succop Conservancy are so lovely. We went back out for a few more portraits around sunset.
One of the great things about having a Succop Conservancy wedding is that there are so many possibilities for activities that guests can enjoy around the grounds. There was a fire for roasting marshmallows…
…and lawn games!
After the sun went down there was plenty of dancing.
Such a beautiful evening out in the Butler County countryside. I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer weekend.
Here’s another great wedding from the Audubon Society’s Succop Conservancy.