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2024 Newlyweds

Embracing the boundless and diverse beauty of being in love!
May 23, 2024
Hindu Wedding Ritual
The Newlyweds
Requested Anonymity
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

In keeping with my promise to not share personal information, only their ceremony story, here are two unique moments from this beautiful wedding. The wedding ceremony began with a Garland Ceremony which symbolized the unbroken circle of love. Followed by the presentation of the Mangalsutra and sindoor. These two offerings signify the groom's devotion to the bride, and the bride's new prominence as a married woman.

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Place Of
Residence
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Planned their
Special Day
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Only Cheering
and Joy!!!
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Photography
By Family
May 11, 2024
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The Newlyweds
David and Shawna
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

Shawna’s ring held a unique sentiment. A diamond that was used in Shawna’s ring was once part of her grandmother’s ring. It was the same diamond that was part of her grandmother’s ring worn during her 56 years of a loving marriage to her grandfather. By incorporating her grandmother’s ring into her ring, she has created a new family tradition and connected her present with her past.

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Armstrong
Farms
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Kristi and Davlyn
Day of Venue Coordinators
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John Mitch
2nd 2 None
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Caitlin Bustamonte
Bellagala Wedding
May 10, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Sohaib and Madison
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

Madison and Sohaib performed a beautiful unity candle ceremony that uniquely characterized their wishes to not only join their lives together as one, but to also respect their individuality by allowing their separate tapers to remain lit. Following tradition, their mothers came forward to light each individual candle and embraced the couple. 

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Heinz Chapel
Pittsburgh
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Sharon and Brynne
Day of Venue Coordinators
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Heinz Chapel
Organist
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Adam Michaels
Photography
May 9, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Andre and Melissa
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Integral
Enrichment Center
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Andre and Melissa
And Luanne
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Loving
Silence
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Integral
Enrichment Center
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

Picture this: a whirlwind decision as two people make plans to elope in just 24 hours. With Spontaneity as their compass and love as their guide, they exchanged their vows, exchanged their rings, and sealed their promises with a kiss. Their intimate celebration proves that true love knows no bounds and that the best moments are often the ones planned at the last moment.

May 4, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Alex and Michael
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Carnegie
Science Center
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Madison & Vanessa
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Mike Medved
Weddings
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Sarah P Thomas
Photography
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

A small sample of their ceremony: "Michael, Alex is a gift to you, and likewise, Alex, Michael is a gift to you." These words were evident as the ceremony proceeded with both Michael and Alex joyfully smiling, tears welling up, and looking into each other's eyes, throughout. And at the end, exuberant joy the moment they sealed their promises with a kiss!

May 4, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Tanya and Christopher
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Fireside
Inn
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Planner 
Maid of Honor Tammy
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Friends
Zachary & Shyla
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Debonair
Entertainment
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Joe OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

In the banquet area of the Fireside Inn venue, after their exchange of vows and rings and the lighting of a unity candle, Tanya & Christopher, sealed their love with one of the most heartfelt, teary-eyed, and extraordinarily touching kisses ever.   

May 4, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Alex and Hazel
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Integral
Enrichment Center
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Integral
Enrichment Center
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Loving
Silence
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Integral
Enrichment Center
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

A small sample of their ceremony: "Today, you have both set upon a path you have not walked before. May you grow with a sense of humor, a sense of wonder, and a sense of the other. May you find delight in each other and may your love continue to grow and to nurture you throughout your lives. May you always have the wisdom to cherish the precious love you share."

May 3, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Rick and Alexis
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Wintergarden
PPG Place
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Emily and Tiffany
Wintergarden PPG
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DJ
Joseph Costa
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Meg Lee
Photo
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

When you really want your pup Enzo to be a part of your wedding day and you know he is best at home ...name a special drink after him. Enzo was with everyone in "spirit" as they were able to order an "Enzarita" in his honor. What a way to enjoy the day!

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May 1, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Domenic and Lindsay
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Oak
Lodge
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Alyssa Sadler
Event Coordinator
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Playlist
By Venue
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Shoua Lor
Photography
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

A quote from their beautiful ceremony at Oak Lodge: "From this day forward, may you have many joys and be the light of each other's days. May you always see and encourage the best in each other. May the challenges that life brings you way make you grow stronger together. And my you always be each other's best friend and greatest love."

April 27, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Nicholas and Nicole
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Green
Gables
By Venue.jpeg
Theresa Marafino 
Event Coordinator
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Playlist
By Venue
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Shoua Lor
Photography
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

Wow! Two flower girls with very unique jobs. The first flower girl tossed petals that were saved and dried from the the flowers given to the bride from the groom throughout their courtship. All red rose petals. Flower girl two, holding the brides veil to beautifully display it as the bride walked down the aisle. Little differences such as these make for a sentimental ceremony for sure!

April 27, 2024
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The Newlyweds
KiKi and Grant
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Integral
Enrichment Center
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KiKi and Grant
Joe and Olivia
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Super
Simple
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Olivia Vickers
Alchemical Images
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Joe OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

This elopement took place at Integral Enrichment Center in our tiny Chapel. Only their daughter and a few friends made the day perfect and just what they were looking for. Their chosen vows, included the invitation to "be my partner, my best friend and my one true love." Their vows ended with, "As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep!"

April 22, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Brianna, Austin & Ranger
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Buttermilk Falls
Indiana PA
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Brianna & Austin
Luanne & Shawna
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Sound by
nature
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SnapsbyShawna
Photography
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

This elopement took place at Buttermilk Falls on a sunny, beautiful day...a Monday to be exact. During the ceremony, Brianna and Austin shared their personal vows to one another, exchanged rings, and celebrated with a kiss. With Ranger the Australian Shepherd leading the pack, they were soon off for pictures around the falls and ready to start their happily-ever-after.

April 20, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Mike and Maddie
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Yinzer
Valley Farms
By Venue.jpeg
Heidi Lewandowski
Venue Coordinator
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DJ
Nathan Manafredi
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Adam Michaels
Photography
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

As part of their ceremony customization, Maddie and Mike, did a first touch ceremony. A first touch replaces a first look, by allowing the couple to hold hands, share their written promises privately yet still keep the beautiful tradition of allowing the groom to see the bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle. Maddie and Mike knew this to be an important part of their day.

April 13, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Anna and Michael
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Soldiers & Sailors
Memorial Hall
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Amber McBride
Venue Coordinator
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DJ Jess
Pittsburgh
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Leeann Marie
Photography
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

As part of their ceremony customization, Anna and Michael chose a reading which was a quote from Sir Hugh Walpole. In part it read, the "inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident and the most wonderful of all things in life. 

March 3, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Ashley and Jim
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Sunset Room
At The Vista
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Karlee Zanaglio
Venue Coordinator
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KAG
Entertainment
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Shawn
Mertz
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

A quote from their ceremony. "Jim and Ashley, you fell in love by chance, but you are here today because of a choice...you have chosen each other. You've chosen to be with that someone who enhances you, who makes you think, makes you smile and makes everyday brighter. You are about to make promises to each other that you intend to keep."

March 2, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Franny and Harry
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Priory Grand Hall
Pittsburgh
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Eco and Ivory
Angela Baguet
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Violinist
Steven Vance
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Photographer &
Videographer
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment

A customized wedding that blended Judaic and Greek Orthodox traditions was important to both Harry and Franny and served as a powerful reminder that love knows no boundaries and transcends all differences. A small history of each tradition was provided to their guests so that they could understand the significance of each ritual during the celebration.

February 29, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Patrick and Eric
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The Lil Chapel At
Integral Enrichment
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Vows, Rings,
And I Do's
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Playlist 
By Couple
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Keeping It
Simple
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment
Happily married on Leap Year, February 29, 2024, this elopement was celebrated in our small wedding chapel accompanied only by the photographer. To quote our ceremony, it was "a celebration of love, of friendship, of commitment, and of two people who are in it forever." Vows, rings, and off to the park to enjoy the sunshine and take some pictures.  

February 24, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Erica and Joey
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Oak Lodge
Stahlstown
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Coordinator
Alyssa
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Via
Playlist
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Danielle McDowell
Photography
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment
Having their dog, Max, as part of their wedding ceremony added a personal and heartwarming touch. This was a significant life event for them and having Max be a part of it truly enhanced the meaningfulness of the moment. Max brought a sense of spontaneity and genuine emotional connection to the big day. Special shout out to Oak Lodge for allowing pets to be a part of the celebration.

February 17, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Kimberly and Dainer
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Antonella Villa
White Oak
By Venue.jpeg
With Help Of
Family and Friends
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DJ
Playlist
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Friends
And Family
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment
A quote from their ceremony. "When two people are in love with each other, they quickly realize that love isn't just a word or a mere sentiment, it's an action. Truly loving someone gives a reason to stretch beyond our limits, to become more for the sake of another." As the bride walked down the aisle escorted by her son, it was evident that this day marked the beginning of a new life of love.

February 14, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Rick and Susan
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The Lil Chapel At
Integral Enrichment
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Vows, Rings,
And I Do's
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And Some
Kissing!
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Keeping It
Simple
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment
Valentine's Day is often associated with love and romance, and this February 14th was the perfect day for this happy couple to hop into the car and elope. Preferring a more intimate and private celebration of their commitment to one another, with license in hand, and the sun shining, they said "I Do." Best wishes for a loving life together.

January 27, 2024
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The Newlyweds
Caitlin and Josh
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The Venue
Coast and Main
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Wedding Planner
Michelle
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Chosen
By the Couple
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Photography by
Family and Friends
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment
I received a bitter-sweet call from a couple who had a formal wedding scheduled later this year. The couple hastily decided to marry in January, driven by the impending loss of a family member who was not expected to live long enough to witness their union. Love truly is the great unifier. 

January 20, 2024
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The Happy New Family
Julia, Josh and Robbie
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The Lil Chapel at
Integral Enrichment
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Wedding Planner
Luanne OBrien
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Simple and Quiet
Without Music
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Photography by
Family and Friends
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Luanne OBrien

Officiant

A Uniquely Married Moment
A highlight from their elopement ceremony was the moment soon to be step-father, Josh, made promises to Robbie, Julie's son. Prior to the ceremony, he allowed Robbie to handpick a special neckless as a meaningful gift symbolizing their bond. Robbie's specially chosen "lion" brought a smile to all of our faces!
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