By Matthew Hacke | Photographs from Leeann Marie Photography

Married October 14, 2017

Accommodations, Catering, Ceremony,  Planner, & Reception: Omni William Penn Hotel
Bride’s Gown: Michael’s Bridal Galleria
Cake: Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique
DJ: Pittsburgh All-Stars DJs & Wedding Services
Florals: Mocha Rose Floral & Event Design
Hair: Hats Off Hair Design
Jewelry: Diamond Design Jewelers
Linens: Mosaic, Inc.
Makeup: Allison Roth Studio
Photographer: Leeann Marie Photography
Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

The couple met through a mutual friend in 2012, but their busy lives and careers kept them from pursuing a relationship until they were reintroduced by the same friend in 2015. “We were both excited at the prospect and began texting furiously for a few weeks before we went on out first date that March,” says Heather.

Instead of a traditional bridal party, the couple had their siblings at their sides during the ceremony. “Jason has one brother, and I have two,” says Heather. “So, I affectionately referred to mine as my ‘bro-maids’”

“My favorite memory was our first dance to Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Songbird,’” says Heather. “I loved standing on a balcony and having our guests on the balcony across the room watching us.”

“The Omni has intricate gold detailing in their architecture, coupled with warm wood-paneled walls, a beautiful chandelier, and candle lighting that really helped add to our theme,” Heather says.

Heather fell for a gorgeous, strapless Maggie Sottero gown with lace details and glittering enhancements.

Lace details and gold jewels on the chocolate cake with espresso icing were a nod to the bride’s dress, while cascading flowers were airbrushed in blush and marsala to complement the color scheme.

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