Many people have tried their hand at online dating to find love in a world of increasing technological connections. Online romantic success stories like Jon and Adrianne’s are what so many hope for. This wonderful couple celebrated their nuptials at Bellevue Christian Church and Franzee’s and Javy’s banquet halls.
PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA
Adrianne and Jon met in January 2016 after connecting through the dating website Plenty of Fish. On New Year’s Eve, Adrianne’s best friend–and eventual Matron of Honor–Audrey convinced her to give Jon a chance. After nearly a month of talking, Adrianne and Jon met for their first date. That day they knew instantly that they’d met The One.
RATTLING ENGINES AND HEIRLOOMS
By April of 2017, Jon took the leap and proposed. It started out as a typical night with Jon picking up Adrianne from work. Before they could head home, Jon insisted that he heard something knocking around in the engine. He got out to check on the problem, asking for Adrianne’s help. When she walked around to the popped hood, Jon was down on one knee with a beautiful ring in his hand. It originally belonged to his grandmother, to whom he had been incredibly close. It didn’t even need resizing, which Adrianne interpreted as a good omen.
A WEDDING AT BELLEVUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Jon and Adrianne married in Bellevue Christian Church, right outside Pittsburgh, PA. It was a beautiful place. Oak rafters, stained glass facades, and an unshakable sense of community. As they exchanged vows, I could tell that the two were genuinely, deeply devoted to each other and proud of the love they shared.
BRIDAL PORTRAITS AT LAUGHLIN LIBRARY
To cap off the wonderful experience of documenting Jon and Adrianne’s big day, we headed to Laughlin Memorial Library in Ambridge, PA for bridal portraits. The Gothic architecture was the perfect backdrop. Sweeping stairways, stone arches, and wrought iron lamps came together to create the image of wedding day royalty.
FRANZEE’S AND JAVY’S MAKES FOR A MUSICAL RECEPTION
After the wedding, the group moved to Franzee’s and Javy’s in Ambridge, PA for wining, dining, and dancing. Because their sense of humor is, as Adrianne describes, “subtle as a sledgehammer,” they played a number of songs to celebrate them as an interracial couple. They danced the night away to songs like “Black or White,” “Ebony and Ivory,” “Jungle Fever,” and “The World is Black and White,” delighting in the company of their loving friends and family.
Something I love about wedding photography is having the chance to meet couples from all kinds of backgrounds and beginnings. As Jon and Adrianne’s beautiful marriage shows, you don’t have to stick to the traditional ways of looking for love to find someone special.
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