Michael + Trenton's Pittsburgh Marriott Wedding

If you’re ever lucky enough to get to meet Michael and Trenton, you’ll find that they are two of the kindest hearts in human existence. Their simple but emotion filled wedding was held at the Pittsburgh Marriott Hotel, surrounded by friends and family. Understated in the most perfect ways with tones of navy, silver, and white, with Calla Lilies and Converse to match. Try not to let your heart go to mush when you see these two and their first look.

Ceremony + Reception: Pittsburgh Marriott North

Photography: Custom Portraits by Charlene assisted by Kristen Wynn

Officiant: Dina McGee, A Soulful Commitment

Florals: Gerard Boeh

Baker: Prantl’s

Suits: Express

Intimate Strip District Wedding

When Randi proposed to Stacey along the riverwalk at Station Square, they decided to have a small, intimate wedding with those closest to them. They prepared for their day at the Renaissance Hotel and had Kristen Wynn take classic bridge photographs in the gritty Strip District. Beautiful little touches of florals, marine blues, and nature decorated Gaucho Parrilla Argentina. After a very simple, self-uniting ceremony, they celebrated with family and friends over dinner. Simple and perfect.

Getting ready location: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel 
Stacey's Dress: Asos 
Randi's Attire: Express 
Hair and Makeup: Revive Ashley Jubach 
Reception and Catering: Gaucho Parrilla Argentina 

Romance Meets Industrial in this LGBTQ Styled Shoot

This perfectly styled shoot is set against the clean, yet industrial background of Slate. Rich tones of blues, gold, plum, mauve, and lush greenery balance out the boldness of the space to create softness. The session was perfectly executed by an amazing team of Pittsburgh weddings vendors who wanted to make sure the session revolved around bold colors, and most of all, love. Strie sugar flowers, floral jewelry, and vintage gold name plates round out this shoot reminding us that all love is beautiful.

Photography: Jess Vogelsang

Planner: Soirée by Souleret

Florals: Blue Daisy Floral Designs

Venue: Slate

Linens: Mosaic, Inc.

Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental

Calligraphy: Evelyn Negri-Albert

Hair and Make Up: Haley Jerin

Attire: Luna Boutique

Cake: Cakes by Colby

Kathryn + Arianne | Edgewood Country Club Proposal

Kathryn had been carefully planning her proposal to Arianne for months from Ohio disguising it as a trip to see Kathryn's family. She convinced Arianne that they had to leave early for a dinner at Edgewood Country Club because she had lost something on the green the day before. Once there, she got down on one knee to pop the question and Arianne said yes! Their entire session was full of excitement, laughter, warmth, and love. 

Photography: Kristy Lumsden 


All the cuteness and fun is about to come your way from Pittsburgh photographer, Charlene Potts! Brooke and Ellie had their engagement session around the Mexican War Streets in Pittsburgh's North Side neighborhood and as you can see, they were the perfect subjects. Congratulations to these ladies who are getting married this coming fall and a big thanks to Charlene for sharing!

Welcome to Same Love Weddings!


Hello to all my Same Love Wedding vendors to be!


Well, here we are and I'm going to be honest right now and say that this just might be one of the most terrifying things I've ever done. It's exciting, but terrifying. I've been out for, let me see, 16 years now and it feels like I'm coming out all over again but this time, to a world of strangers. Let's face it, sometimes putting yourself out there is hard and it can be a very scary thing. However, I feel that this site had to be made, I had to put myself out there even more to create something that both you and your future clients can have as a resource and safe space. 

With all of that being said, I am SO happy you're here! Whether you realize this or not, you're taking a very important step and it's one so many people will appreciate because you're becoming an ally, an accidental activist of sorts. By simply being here with us, you are making it known that you stand with the LGBTQ+ community and we can NEVER have enough allies. 

So, I'm sure you're wondering how is this going to work? It's all pretty simple. Fill out the the questionnaire under the "Join us!" page and I'll get back to you after reviewing it. With a $25 yearly fee and a promise to be the best ally you can be, you get a listing, the opportunity to feature your work, and a resource to ask ALL of those hard questions that you are unsure of.  Clients will also see you as someone they can go to without fear of being rejected because of who they are. When I say you get to ask me anything, I mean it! I will be taking the questions that you have and creating blog posts about them so that everyone can benefit. We will also be continuing the fight for equality but donating 10% of all proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign.

I'm ready to take this next step in making our local wedding industry a more inclusive and intersectional place for all and I'm glad you're here with me. I look forward to getting to know you all more!




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