Posts Tagged 'getting ready'

January 04, 2013

Your wedding hair stylist has a dirty little scheduling secret. She told you to come in at 8:30 AM so she could focus on you and your girls and you could bring some snacks and drinks and make an event out of it! Wow! What fun! Well, not exactly.  This is what she really meant to say “I want you to come in at 8:30 AM because that won’t interfere with my prime time schedule from 11-2. My goal is to get you into an early time slot that none of my other clients want and that way your wedding won’t conflict with my regular schedule.” So what happens? You get your hair done at 9:30AM for your 4PM wedding. It starts to fall out before anyone even sees you! And you have to walk around on tippy-toes all day to take care of your hair. By the time your DJ gets the dance floor jumping at at 10PM, your hair has been in for over 12 hours–and looks like it!  Well, that’s a worse case scenario for sure.  But don’t be fooled.  Be sure to set the time that best suits you and let your hair stylist plan around that. For a 4PM wedding, noon is the right time to get your hair done. For a 2PM wedding, 10AM is about right–later if you can swing it. It will still be a fun event with your girls. Only now it will be on your schedule instead of someone else’s.


bride getting her hair done before her wedding black and white photo candid moment

June 16, 2012

Jen and Matt,  June 9, 2012:

Ceremony held at: Seton Hill University Chapel
Reception at: Greensburg Country Club
Limo Services from: Elite Coach Transportation 
Wedding Dress from: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Hair By: Studio 30
Bride’s Makeup By: Allison Roth
Flowers Arranged by: Bloomin’ Genius
Wedding Cake by: Pastor’s Bakery

Jen and Matt had a gorgeous June wedding! They could not have picked more picturesque locations than the Seton Hill University Chapel and Greensburg Country Club– it was so hard to resist posting every single one of their wedding photos! These few photos will have to do to show you the love between these two, some of the prettiest wedding locations in Pittsburgh, and one heck of an awesome party!

glamourous bride getting ready

bride getting ready for wedding

emotional moment between bride and her father

Jen’s dad was very emotional on her wedding day, but who can blame him when he was giving away such an amazing woman?

flower girls and ring bearer in seton hill university chapel

wedding ceremony at seton hill chapel in greensburg pa

Seton Hill University Chapel is easily one of the prettiest chapels in Pittsburgh! Booking this venue was a no brainer for Seton Hill grad, Jen!

black and white wedding ceremony photo

couple exchanging rings at seton hill chapel in greensburg pa

close up shot of wedding bands resting in a pussy willow tree

groom and groomsmen on waterfall in pittsburgh pa

wedding party abby road imitation at seton hill university

bride and groom in flower field

bride and groom celebrating in the street

romantic sunset wedding photography

bride and groom in golden sunset at greensburg country club

bridal party celebrating in limo in pittsburgh pa

bride mom and grandma at wedding

Jen’s grandma was crazy with joy for Jen and Matt and helped make the party big fun!


swirl design wedding cake pittsburgh pa

groom dropped cake down brides dress

greensburg country club wedding reception

guests celebration garder retrieval at greensburg country club

groom leaving reception with bride over shoulders

 Matt and Jen, we would like to extend our sincerest thank you for allowing us to be a part of your magical day! You two could not have been more fun to shoot and we loved your wedding. We hope that you two have a lifetime full of happiness together. Best Wishes!

May 13, 2012

Everyone at Ovation Images, Pittsburgh’s Premier Wedding Photographers, would like to wish you and yours a very happy Mother’s Day! So be sure to take time out today to tell mom why you love her so much. We know we love the mothers of our couples for so many reasons, but mostly because you created the beautiful children that we get to photograph on one of the biggest days of their lives! So thank you to all of the moms out there who have loved unconditionally, picked up the pieces when things were going wrong, and chose to take on the hardest job out there- being a mom!

Mom helping bride attach her veil before her wedding in pittsburgh pa

August 31, 2011

Many brides say that it takes stepping into your wedding dress on your wedding day to make it all seem real. It is that one breath taking moment where it hits you that it is all finally happening. The day you have been waiting your while life for is finally here! Take time to enjoy these moments. Soak them in. They are a once in a lifetime memory.

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And make sure you get once in a lifetime wedding photos by choosing Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer, Ovation Images, to share your day with!

Your wedding dress may be the single most important outfit you ever pick, so here is a helpful tip from Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers, Ovation Images, in picking the perfect dress…

Start your wedding dress shopping with an open mind. Try not to have a firm idea of what style of wedding dress you want before you start trying them on.  Let yourself be surprised by how amazing each of the different dress styles can make you look.  Just for fun, try on some styles you wouldn’t normally consider.   Almost like magic, this will help give you an idea how different dress shapes, cuts, and finishes can compliment your shape and help you achieve the look you want.   When you’ve found the perfect dress for you, you’ll know it.  The Ovation Images Recommended Vendor Guide is a good source for places to shop for a wide variety of dresses in Pittsburgh. So call us today and let us send you the guide so you can get shopping!!


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February 18, 2011
Wedding Tips Number # 11:
Heels may look good, but they sure can hurt! Our Pittsburgh Brides often bring a second pair of shoes for the reception, but be sure to  keep your heels with you even after you have switched shoes. You may want them for wedding pictures, dances, or just for looks!

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August 09, 2010

“God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers”

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No one said being Mother of the Bride is an easy job!!!

Pulling together a wedding takes a lot of work, and most Pittsburgh Brides wouldn’t make it through with out their mothers! So on your big day make sure you celebrate the woman “Who brought you into this world and can take you right back out!” and take lost of wedding pictures with mom! Ovation Images will be sure to get photos of you with mom and every other important person in your life on your wedding day, because hey, after all they’ve done for us, moms deserve a little recognition!