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the Photos

The Story Behind the Day

All Photography by Michael Parente

When I was approached by Kendra and Curtis over a year ago, the wedding day they were explaining to me sounded like the dream wedding i've always wanted to shoot. Every aspect of the wedding, seemed perfect. And That it was!  I met with the couple a few times for brunch, just to get to know the couple beforehand and start a true friendship. These two are so genuine and kind, but yet, so driven and motivated! I knew going into it, the day was in good hands! 

The morning of was a breeze, I met Curtis at the new TopGolf in Bridgeville, PA. I linked up with the Photographer, Michael Parente. Who is a very cool guy & you can tell he truly loves taking pictures! We were the first ones there, so we got to know each other before the craziness of the day began. When Curtis and the Boys arrived, We were ready to head in and start shooting! Topgolf set the stage for a little friendly competition and good vibes for the boys! All the guys were super down to Earth and made sure it wasn't awkward! After the photographer and I got the shots we needed, we were ready to hit the city and see Kendra and her BrideTribe!

Hotel Monaco is where the couple chose to stay for there first night as a married couple, So Kendra had her girls come get ready in an amazing suite on the floor with the gorgeous rooftop! Definitely recommend this hotel for any bride. It seriously makes you feel like your in the movie "The Great Gatsby". We chose the rooftop balcony off the suite for the First Look, simply because it was perfect!


Once everyone was suited and booted up, We headed over to the PPG Wintergarden. The venue is right downtown Pittsburgh and looks like a magical forest inside. All Occasions Party Rentals came in while we were shooting and made sure the venue was completely ready. It looked gorgeous and the green they used in their decor was my favorite!


The ceremony was great and I had tons of coverage to work with! The photographer and my camera man all worked in sync to produce this amazing content for the world to see! Also don't forget to watch till the end! Kendra surprises Curtis with his favorite thing ever!!!! 

-Wiley Abbas

Wiley Wedding Films

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