By Kelsey Peart and Andrea Bosco Stehle / Photographs from Josh Eskridge Photography

Jennifer Perchinsky and William Ursic first connected through Jennifer’s older sister, Lauren. Eight months later, William proposed after the two exchanged gifts on Christmas Day. “He called me in from another room to come help with our new puppy, and bam! — he was down on one knee,” Jennifer says. “It was a whirlwind for sure.” She and two of her three sisters were engaged that same year! That being said, Jennifer and William decided to wait for the perfect time to get married. Four years later, following a ceremony at Immaculate Conception Church, the pair celebrated their nuptials with loved ones at Jennifer’s parents’ renovated farmhouse in Eighty Four, Pa. For décor, Jennifer chose “clean white with touches of gold.” “I didn’t want a color to take away from the beautiful scenery,” she says. Nearly 130 guests gathered on the picturesque property under a beautifully lit tent to witness the couple’s first dance to John Mayer’s cover of Beyoncé’s “XO.” “After we danced, my dad surprised me with his guitarist friend, who came out and played a song he had written about giving his daughter away,” says Jennifer. “He and I danced to that, and needless to say, everyone was in tears!”

Above: The bride and groom filled boxes from an old cigar shop in Louisville, Ky., with some of William’s favorite cigars for guests’ enjoyment.

Jennifer Perchinsky and William Ursic, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

Jennifer stunned in a Tarik Ediz dress. Tiny chiffon flowers adorned the gown, along with a crystal waistline and thin straps on the sweetheart neckline.

Jennifer Perchinsky and William Ursic, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

Masterpieces in Wheeling, W.Va., whipped up a four-tiered cake with alternating layers of chocolate with peanut butter filling and classic almond cream. White roses and painted gold leaves completed the decadent confection.

Jennifer Perchinsky and William Ursic, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

Though Jennifer and William opted to not have a bridal party, Jennifer’s sisters coordinated in black dresses. “We wanted it to be more intimate on the altar,” Jennifer says. “It was just the two of us and our witnesses — my sister and Bill’s brother.”

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