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  • Writer's pictureElisabeth Dorosh

Bella Sera Pittsburgh Wedding | Ryan + Jackie

Updated: Oct 18, 2019

Ryan and Jackie's love story dates all the way back to high school, when these two got to know one another as alter servers at the church they each attended: Saint Thomas A Becket. Of course, at the time, they had no idea how much that church would come to mean to them. Not only was it where they first met, but also where they would get engaged eight years later AND the location where they would officially become husband and wife.

Although by many standards, Ryan and Jackie were very young when they started dating, everyone close to them knew they were each other's perfect match right away.

Jackie's maid of honor noted that one of the ways she could tell Ryan really loved Jackie was by the way he looked at her. To this day, that same sentiment rings true. The stolen glances between the pair all throughout their wedding day brought happy tears to our eyes as they love between these two is so palpable. No doubt, we were witness to the same glances they have shared throughout their decade together, and that will continue between them for a lifetime.

Their relationship was built on a foundation of faith, kindness, and care for each other. Over the past 10 years together, their commitment and devotion has been unwavering. Alas, this past summer, they officially promised forever and always and became husband and wife at the place it all started.

Following their "I Do's", they enjoyed a romantic and elegant celebration at Pittsburgh's own Tuscan inspired Villa. There they toasted, laughed and danced the night away with all of their favorite people.

Just a few of our many favorite things from their day:

  • Although neither Ryan nor Jackie attended Pitt, they are hard core Pitt fans, and were sure to play Sweet Caroline as a main event at the reception!

  • The sweet ring bearer trying so hard to get down the aisle, and breaking down all the while may be the most precious thing we have ever witnessed.

  • Jackie's reveal to her dad will go down in the history books as one of the sweetest reactions of all time.

  • Those glances. The way Ryan adoringly glances at his bride gets us every time. Don't say we didn't warn you ;)

Congratulations Ryan & Jackie! We love you guys and are so excited for the story you continue to build as you embark on life with this exciting new relationship status! And of course, Let's Go Pitt!

Reception | Bella Sera

Hair Stylist | Unique factor

Make-Up Artist | Alexis Vince Makeup

Bride's + Bridesmaid Dresses | MB Bride & Special Occasion

Bride's Shoes | Badgley Mischka Bride

Menswear | Valotta's Tuxedo

Invitations | Purple Wagon Designs

Bride's Bracelet | Clarissa Boutique

Violinist | Joyce Sungeun Wohlgemuth - Pittsburgh Wedding Music

Photo + Video | Dorosh Documentaries with Matt Dreher and David McCandless

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