We had the pleasure of photographing Shalini & Jim as our very first wedding of the season! Shalini has since become an email pen pal of mine and I hear from her occasionally, most recently to show me photos from her friend’s wedding in Chicago.

Shalini and Jim’s bridal party were awesome – from steaming their dresses, helping Shalini dress, carrying her train and bags; the bridesmaids were the most helpful of friends and the guys were easy-going and laid back.

Even Paige and Nicholas, the ring bearer and flower girl, did a great job! We were able to get some great photos of everyone because the day was so relaxed. Shalini & Jim were joyful and calm.

The Heinz Chapel ceremony was beautiful and stirring with the addition of the Children’s Festival Chorus. The Westin staff did a wonderful job of keeping everyone fed and happy at the reception. Shalini looked so beautiful in her a-line strapless dress and her bridesmaids wore tea length, pale gold, halter style dresses with matching pashmina shawls – very cute! (And yes, they really CAN wear those dresses again!).

The beautiful bouquets were created by Renee’s Florist in West Mifflin; the centerpieces were simple and elegant.

You wouldn’t get the full feeling of the day, if we didn’t mention two honored guests, Tuttle and Pippen, Shalini & Jim’s Golden Retrievers!


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