Laura & John’s Ace Hotel Pittsburgh wedding was perfect. Thier ceremony & reception were in the Ballroom with dinner in the Gym. They had a killer drum band lead the transition upstairs and everyone partied until midnight. Dinner was great and they even had a Casey Renee cake! If you don’t know, she is the pastry chef at The Ace, and a 2017 James Beard finalist.
This wedding dress is super special to Laura as well. She worked for Monique Lhuillier for 4-years where she met Sabrina Dahan (one of ML’s head designers.) Since then, Sabrina has started her own line of dresses www.sabrinadahan.com and asked Laura to work with her as Director of Business Development! The dress Laura is wearing (Colette) was designed by Sabrina.
Enjoy the photos and check out how Laura & John met at the bottom of this page!
How They Met
Funny enough Laura & John met briefly Memorial Day Weekend back in 2012, in Ocean City Maryland. John always mentions the “gaggle of girls” Laura was hanging out with, which made it hard for John to really introduce himself—so the intro was quick and short lived—but the moment is remembered and not only is Memorial Day special because it’s when we first said hello – but it’s also the weekend they got engaged in 2016!
After our first quick hello – fate stepped in, and in February 2013, Laura headed to Rincon, Puerto Rico with the super fun and same “gaggle of girls”- turns out, Puerto Rico is where John had been surfing all week – and due to a flight cancellation for John, because of snow storm Nemo happening in NYC – his flight out (scheduled for the night I arrived) was cancelled! This allowed John plenty of time to make his introduction to the group of girls – Laura remembers the evening perfectly and recalls fluffing her hair to the point of Einstein-esque volume to make sure he noticed her!
The rest is really history – the beach, and by the water, is where we first really got to know each other, and it is still such a special place to us. We’re now enjoying living in Baltimore and look forward to more days by the water launching our marriage off with our recent sailboat purchase, of Me Voy! —From the Bride
Venue: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Wedding Photographers: Michael Will Photographers
Florist: Ligonier’s Ridgeview Acres Farm
Cake: Casey Renee
Wedding Dress: Sabrina Dahan
Stylist: Jim Miller
DJ: Joe Costa
Hair & MUA: Heather Kingsley
Minister: Dr Jim Gilchrist
Rentals: Lendable Linens
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Ralph Lauren