How can I even begin to describe Courtney and Andy’s wedding day? It was a beautiful day, the wedding details were out of this world gorgeous, the vintage touches had my heart exploding and the people I was surrounded by all day were hella fun to be around! Just from getting to know Courtney and Andy before the wedding, I knew the day was going to be pretty chill and easy going. There was no rush for anything, which is always a welcome feeling for a wedding day!
I started my day downtown Youngstown at the Hilton DoubleTree. The bright and clean design of that hotel makes for a photographer’s dream as I got to work with Courtney’s beautiful details. There was music, laughter and champagne popping - the perfect combination to start a wedding day! The girls all sported gorgeous floral robes, which, of course, we had to photograph them! I’m a sucker for floral anything, but when a bridal party has matching getting ready outfits, it elevates the photos and makes them much more elegant and cohesive.
We left the DoubleTree and headed to the Vineyards at Pine Lake so the girls could finish getting ready and we could get photos done before the ceremony. That’s a perk to doing a first look! The ceremony was personal and sweet. As Courtney and Andy left the ceremony site, they drove off in a classic Volkswagen Beetle with “Just Married” written on the back and tin cans dragging behind. Yes, I was in heaven!!
We wrapped up the night with some sunset photos in the vineyards (yassss) and lots of good moves on the dance floor. It couldn’t have been better! Congrats to the Russo’s! 🖤
Venue: Vineyards at Pine Lake
Florist: Green’s Floral Shop
Wedding gown: Still White
Groom and groomsmen attire: Generation Tux
Videographer: D.P. Weddings
Hair: Jessica Horvath
Makeup: Alexis Randolph
Classic Beetle: Liam Abrigg