Summer brides, today’s wedding at the DoubleTree Cranberry will have you eating your heart out! January might not be a popular choice for a wedding date but it sure can be a beautiful one, and these images from Jeannine Bonadio Photography are proof. Tons of fluffy white snow fell on Liz and Nico’s big day, resulting in the prettiest, wintery images. Dressed in a mix of baby blue chiffon and steely blue sequin gowns, Liz and her bridesmaids were a dreamy group. Bouquets of roses, dusty miller, and blue thistle from Karrie Hlista Designs, as well as charcoal gray faux fur wraps, completed the gorgeous looks. The sparkly ballroom reception included icy uplighting, tons of candlelight, and acrylic signs handmade by a friend. Overall, this day was glamorous, chic, and full of winter romance – what a beautiful way to kick off the new year!
About the Couple
Liz and Nico met at Mercyhurst College in 2010. They were quickly smitten, and continued to date through Liz’s grad school at Gannon University and Nico’s continued baseball career there. They both moved back to their hometowns in the surrounding Pittsburgh area in 2013/2014, and finally got their first apartment together in 2015. In December 2016, Nico surprised Liz with an engagement at their favorite restaurant with close family surrounding them. He had it planned that this was a “dinner for their moms’ birthdays” and even had Liz carry in “his mom’s gift,” which was the ring in disguise! Liz had joked that the gift looked like a gift her uncle would wrap so beautifully, which was actually the truth, as he had helped Nico with the ring details. It was perfect. They had their first son in May 2017, bought their first home in October 2017, and waited to plan the perfect wedding they could enjoy with their son, family, and friends in January 2019!
About the Wedding
Liz dreamed of a clean, wintery, and somewhat sparkly overall feel. She imagined bright white florals to match the snow she wished for, with snowy branches throughout the ceremony and reception space, crystal-like uplighting, candle light, and gorgeous wintery florals with silvery berries and greens to stick with the wintery feel. She fell in love with the mix of icy colored bridesmaids dresses, which she chose herself and they brought everything together! A final touch of hand-written signs and a seating chart done by a friend on glass-looking acrylic was perfect!
Absolutely Nico walking down the aisle holding their son! Also, the magical snow fall during the first look photos! We had wished for snow fall that day for the photos we had been dreaming of. A big thank you to everyone in our bridal party and our photographers who had to freeze to pull these off 🙂