alexis + james | mansion at maple heights wedding reception | pittsburgh, pa photographer

It was a gorgeous day…..blue skies and tiny little fulffy clouds in the sky……and She glowed coming down the aisle with her blusher over her face and the sun streaming in behind her!

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(My birthday is on Valentines Day) I was at school and it was a weekday. I was recovering from the exciting night of my 21st birthday. We went to college 2 1/2 hours away from each other, so I wasn’t expecting to see him at all on my birthday. I was really bummed out! Jim texted me and said he was doing his homework and I was laying down to take a nap! I heard a knock at the front door and went to answer it. IT WAS HIM! He tricked me!!! He had 2 dozen roses and a pink gift bag. I went to open up the present and there were chocolate candy letters in it and he told me to unscramble them! They spelled, “MARRY ME”? When I realized what was going on he got down on his knee and proposed! It was ADORABLE! “-Alexis

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Jim said I love you first. I went to visit Jim and my sister at Penn State and I convinced Jim to park his car outside of his dorm room, because I didn’t feel like walking (lol) Little did we know he got a boot on his car the next morning, because of his many unpaid parking tickets and my laziness! I felt AWFUL! I went to leave to come back to Indiana that day and while I was saying goodbye to him he said he was falling in love with me! It turned out to be a better day after all! 🙂 for me at least.” -Alexis

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Their wedding party was amazing….and good lookin! 🙂

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The reception was held outside in a tent at the Mansion at Maple Heights. Whites, silvers and beautiful pops of purple!!

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BA-LING!!!

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I always cry during the toasts! <3

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mansion at maple heights wedding venue, pittsburgh pa photographer

The first dance. They surprised each other with voice overs during the song….there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. Such a romantic and sweet memory to have!!

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The parent dances…..yep, I cried then too. I don’t even know why I put makeup on that morning!! haha!

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This…….this really made me cry. I think  it’s because I too have a special bond with my Grandfather and seeing her surprise him with a special dance with a voiceover on why she loved him and thought he was special…..YEP  I lost it…..and so did everyone else!! <3

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But then………….the celebration begins!! And boy oh boy did they know how to cut a rug!!!

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I can not wait for you to see all of your images Alexis and James…I had such an amazing time working with you!!!!!

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Congratulations Mr. And Mrs. Ellermeyer!!!

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  • Anne Strickler EppardJune 19, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    The last thing I would choose to do is watch someones wedding video, but you made me wish I could see theirs. Beautiful photos, as always!

  • Tiffany CampbellJune 20, 2014 - 1:32 am

    i want to see the video of the dancing… lol. u are hands down one of the best photographers EVER

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