Last August, I was honored to photograph the wedding of one of my dear college friend’s little sister, Abby, to her sweetheart Matt. Several years after college, my friend had moved to the DC area and his sister found herself in the DC area, too. Over the last few years, I’d wound up getting to know Abby a little bit more beacause we found out we all share a love of musician Matt Kearney and so we’d all end up going to concerts together. When the time came that Matt popped the question to Abby, I was all too happy to take on role of photographer!
The wedding was in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA at Abby’s childhood church with a reception at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Abby’s father had me positively in tears when she did a “first look” with him and he instantly burst into tears. The love this man has for his daughter is beyond words! Then Matt (who has always given me the impression of being a “man’s man”) had tears in his eyes when he saw Abby for the first time down the aisle (again, queue my own tears)!
After the ceremony we went to a cute little park for some photos, then braved the downtown traffic from both a baseball game and the annual regatta festival to head to Abby and Matt’s “secret spot” with an amazing view of the city. When we got back to the hotel, it was full on party time. Being huge music lovers, Abby and Matt’s reception was music themed. Her brother, Joe designed much of the music elements of the night from the “Billboard Top Album” chart that served as the seating chart, to the table numbers that were Abby and Matt’s favorite albums, to the party favors of a customized deck of cards. The love of music was everywhere! Abby and Matt even had their whole concert ticket collection saved and displayed! It was definitely a reception that truly let you know who they are as a couple. Take a peek below and leave them some love in the comments!