On a gorgeous (and we mean sun-soaked and truly lovely) day in June, beautiful Jennifer wed her sweetie Dave!
AND they served beer they brewed themselves called “Ol’ Ball and Chain Oatmeal Stout.” How fun is that? In fact, their classic wedding was full of delightful personal touches!
Jennifer chose an unexpectedly daring gown at Anne Gregory for the Bride, her cousin made their wonderful, purple flower-bedecked wedding cake, friends sang at their ceremony, and, amidst it all, a radiant bride and dashing groom turned into over-the-moon newlyweds surrounded by love, family and friends.
“Dave and I met in 2007 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dave was working on his PhD and I was working at the Children’s Hospital. We became friends and started dating one year later. When Dave graduated in 2010, he moved to Columbus, Ohio for his first job. We got engaged soon after. I joined him a year and a half later, after I was able to sell my house and find a new job. It was difficult planning the wedding while I was alone in Pittsburgh, but it became even harder when I moved to Ohio. We would make trips back on weekends and crammed in as many wedding related things as I could.”
“I remember having a very hard time choosing between Isabella and Mathia. I knew it was going to be one of those two because the material and design were perfect. Lea-Ann’s silk dupioni is so light weight. Knowing that I was having an outdoor ceremony in late June, this was a huge asset. We agreed that Isabella was a safe choice. It was a style I had pictured myself in. But Mathia was just breathtaking. I hadn’t expected to like a style like that. I decided to be a little daring and choose something that was beautiful, yet unexpected. The jeweled belt was the perfect touch. My favorite color is purple and some may say I’m a bit obsessed! Although there would be no purple in my dress, I made sure to add it to my shoes.
The wedding ceremony and reception took place on June 30, 2012, at Longue Vue Club in Verona, Pennsylvania. Dave and I had an unforgettable time surrounded by loving family and friends. We planned a first look and it was a great decision. We spent the afternoon together with our bridal party taking pictures in Highland Park and Longue Vue Club. Our ceremony was a blend of my Presbyterian and his Jewish background. We were honored to have close friends officiate and sing during our ceremony. The reception was amazing and we couldn’t have asked for a better night. We brewed our own beer and served it at the reception: Ol’ Ball and Chain Oatmeal Stout. Our beautiful cake was created by my cousin. I received so many compliments on my dress and I knew I had made the right decision.”