Allison and James were married at Armstrong Farms outside of Pittsburgh this past summer. This little place in the countryside had all the charm for some real down-home fun and since Allison and James were looking for a laid-back vibe, it proved the perfect place to tie-the-knot. The farm is home to a gorgeous barn with a wrap-around porch, two sweet little houses, one dubbed the “Love Cottage” for getting ready, a scenic ceremony spot overlooking a pond and all sorts of nooks and crannies guests could explore.
Allison and James had put lots of love into the details and plans of their big day so it was only appropriate that they prepped for their nuptials surrounded by their family and friends. Since there ceremony was later in the day and they wanted to take advantage of the party they had been planning, they opted for a first look. James’ excitement upon seeing his bride had us all excited. And what more can you say about Allison, she was absolutely stunning.
The couple retreated out of the heat as guests arrived. When the moment came to walk down to the ceremony, Allison was escorted by both her parents. The series of photos of her mom giving her away still gives me goose-bumps. There was so much joy for these two.
Allison and James really planned a party for all of their guests. Lawn games, sweet tea, kites for the little ones, were all a part of the fun details of the day that made this wedding such an experience. Guests retreated under the large tent for dinner and a lot of laughter, and then headed to the barn for drinks, desserts and dancing. The party lasted long past when the sun went down.
Allison and James your wedding embodied everything about who you all are as a couple; fun, laid-back and full of love for your family and friends. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.