st. catherine's church

marissa and kyle - italian style

marissa had a dream of being married in italy. 

but she also wanted to be married at home for all those who she loves to be able to attend.  

the compromise? 

bring italy to pennsylvania!

working with wedding industry masterminds made this dream come to life.

the cool thing?  almost ALL of these masterminds are located right here in dubois, pa.

truthfully, i am blown away by the talent that our small town holds.  never ever underestimate the quality of creatives that we have here in western pennsylvania!

this is part 1 of marissa and kyle's wedding day.

there is so much, i was overwhelmed trying to fit it into one blogpost. 

ferraraccio family - I ADORE YOU! 

and my fellow vendors - i'm in awe of you!

here we go!

marissa's mom had a quilt made using all of her dance outfits and gowns she had worn over the years.  isn't this so so special?  :)

marissa's friend meggy,  flew here from england to be present on her special day.

and the quilt on this bed was a gift her parent's received on their wedding day!

seriously, the entire day had momentos present like this!

marissa got to say "yes" to her dress at kleinfelds in nyc.  even more special, she actually got to say "yes" to the designer of the gown who came out to see her!

katrina duncan did marissa's make-up.  it was flawless


and just in case you thought images like this happen easily, here is a pull back of what really went on for this shoot.

honeydew vintage created a whole mini cocktail hour ambiance with food and drinks, and it took 6 of us, yes SIX to pull of creating shots like this.

i love our crew!!

btw, thank you brittany from honeydew vintage for these pullback photos!

stay tuned - you haven't seen nothing yet!

up next, styled family images, more of marissa and kyle, and the treasure lake, lakeview lodge like it's never been seen before!



Church - St. Catherine's Church of DuBois, Pa

Home Set Designer - Brenda Kellar of Brenda's Creations

Portrait Venue - The Dubois Harley Davidson Shop

Styling and Rentals- Honeydew Vintage Rentals

Vicki Spicher - Event Coordination

Make-up - Katrina Duncan

Hair - Marnie's Styling Salon

Florals - Woodrings Floral Gardens

Reception - The Lakeview Lodge