Wedding at J Verno Studios
Kara and Patrick’s wedding at J Verno Studios took place on one of those perfect Western Pennsylvania early fall days. It’s my favorite time of the year when it’s still warm enough to spend the days outside but the humidity of late summer is gone. Enough about the weather – this was a wonderful day all around.
Getting Ready at Home
Kara and her sister Kaitlyn take a look at the wedding gown.
The bridesmaids gathered in their dressing gowns after their hair and makeup was done.
Meanwhile, despite a house filled with women laughing, yelling, and running around Kara’s dad Jeffrey found a quiet place for a quick nap.
Kara dabs away a tear as she reads a letter from Patrick.
I asked Kara’s mom about the drawings hanging in the upstairs hallway. She pointed at the one on the right and said that was Kara. I knew that as soon as she was finished dressing Kara would walk out of the door behind her and past these drawings. The juxtaposition between the grown woman on her wedding day and the drawing of her as a young girl was a storytelling moment that I wasn’t about to miss.
A couple of details include some terrific shoes and a board with important dates.
Ceremony at Saints John and Paul Parish
Kara sheds a tear as she and her dad walk down the aisle at Saints John and Paul Parish.
This is something nice that Father McCaffrey does: He positions himself in the aisle so that the couple faces their guests while they take their vows (Lisa’s photo).
After the ceremony Kara thanks the flower girl, Reese.
Kara’s sister Krista gets the bubbles started as the guests exit the church.
Still more bubbles (Lisa’s photo).
On the limo bus with some bubbly.
Kara looked so beautiful with her flowing veil. Patrick was holding on to the bouquet while I was taking some other photos of Kara when I looked over at him and saw the light on his profile. I don’t think he was too crazy about me taking his photo while he held the flowers, but it turned out to be a pretty nice portrait.
Some more details.
Reception at J Verno Studios
The couple arrives at J Verno Studios for the reception.
Thanks again to Kara and Patrick for having us there to tell the story of their day.