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I got the chance to work with Abriel and Jordan for their amazing winter wonderland engagement session and again when my associate photographer (and brother) Aaron photographed their first ceremony! You can not find a more kind and exceptional couple anywhere in the world. Their second Wedding at Duquesne Power Center was everything they hoped for, and more!
After delivering Abriel and Jordan’s photos, they sent the SWEETEST email:
Thank you so much, Dray! I’m crying all over again looking at these photos! You truly are amazing and we couldn’t imagine our day without you. The photos are stunning!! The compliments we received on your work too are just so abundant as well. We are still on cloud 9 from our day, thank you for being such a huge part of it!– Abriel and Jordan
Here’s more from Abriel:
What was your inspiration behind your wedding day?
Winter wonderland theme, icy, sparkles, and romantic!
Advice to share with brides planning now?
It is definitely a lot of work, but I promise it is worth it! The day goes by SO fast, so enjoy every second leading up to the big day as well as the big day because it will be over before you know it
How did you and your spouse meet?
My husband and I met through his older sister. His sister and I worked together as nurses and even though she is 8 years older than us, she had a brother my age and she decided to set us up! We had our first “blind date” and the rest is history 🙂
Proposal Details! How did it happen? 🙂
I worked night shift the night before so I was napping most of the day and then woke up to Jordan telling me we had dinner plans and to get ready. Before we were going to our “dinner plans” Jordan told me we were going to stop at my moms house to “see my sister’s new car real quick” To my surprise, when we got to my moms, our parents and siblings were there waiting for us and Jordan proposed to me right there in front of everyone! We had a party after to celebrate and it was just the best day!
What was your favorite memory from your big day?
All of it! But I loved just getting to spend the day with all of our closest family and friends and to have everyone there supporting us meant so much to us! Also, I loved our first dance in front of everyone with the sparklers on display! Highly recommend indoor sparklers especially for a winter wedding!
Dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding? Look no further than the stunning Duquesne Power Center in Pittsburgh. Nestled in the heart of the city, this magnificent venue offers an enchanting backdrop for your special day. In this blog post, we’ll explore the captivating allure of hosting a winter wedding at the Duquesne Power Center. From elegant indoor spaces to breathtaking views, get ready to create unforgettable memories in a setting filled with romance and warmth.
A winter wedding at the Duquesne Power Center is an enchanting experience filled with romance, warmth, and breathtaking moments. From the elegant indoor spaces to the captivating views, this venue provides an idyllic setting for your dream winter celebration. Create memories that will last a lifetime as you exchange vows surrounded by the magic of the season. Embrace the charm of a winter wonderland at the Duquesne Power Center and make your wedding day truly unforgettable.
Wedding at Duquesne Power Center Vendors
Photography: Steven Dray Photography
Ceremony Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom
Wedding Dress Designer:Evelyn Bridal
Florist: Mele Brothers and Sister Florist
Wedding Dress Designer: Evelyn Bridal
Wedding Dress Boutique: Luxe Redux Bridal
Hairstylist Name: Jessica Scott Company
Wedding Dress Boutique: Luxe Redux
Paper Goods: Minted weddings
Linen Rentals: Lendable Linens
Furniture Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals