I have to say that the story of how these two met is absolutely fitting of them. I have known Crystal since my days at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. I always knew she was a great supporter and fan of all things Pittsburgh. I mean, who grows up in Pittsburgh and doesn't bleed black and gold? Well the story goes that Crystal was selling a pair of Steeler tickets and through a mutual friend, Ben was given her number. They met up to exchange the tickets and the rest is history. Ben and his future Best Man, Matt went to the game and according to Ben, Crystal was "blowing up" his phone with texts the whole time. :) We'll give him that one!
Going into their engagement session I wanted to incorporate their love for the city of Pittsburgh and it's sports teams. We headed to Mt. Washington, and the grounds around Heinz Field and Consol Energy Center. It was an awesome day!
Of course when you plan your wedding, you always want to include personal touches that make it your own. From the favors of "Wedding Towels" to their entrance at the reception to "Renegade" this was an amazing showcase of love, not just for each other, but their mutual love of a town and it's incredible sports history. I'm sure that Crystal and Ben's wedding wasn't the first and won't be the last to incorporate a little Pittsburgh love into their big day. Because we all know, that Pittsburgh has THE BEST sports fans, so it only makes since that those of us who bleed black and gold might want to let it show on our wedding day. But, hats off to you, Crystal & Ben, your friends, and your family, for putting together a very respectable "Pittsburgh" wedding! Much love to Yinz! :)
Ben received this picture through a text just before the ceremony... love this idea!
Congrats Crystal and Ben on a truly awesome celebration and thank you for choosing me to capture these memories for you!
May you have many years together cheering on the black and gold!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: The Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe
Colors: Yellow & Black
Bride's Gown: David's Bridal
Tuxedos: Vera Wang
DJ: Bob Hartnett with All Pro USA http://www.allprousa.com/
Cake and Cupcakes: Bethel Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Bride's cousin Kristie aka "Bean" from Caruso's
Honeymoon: Atlantis, Bahamas