Rachel & Matt | Heinz Chapel Wedding Photographer

Rachel and Matt were married at Heinz Chapel in Oakland, and held their reception at The Lemont, atop Mt. Washington. Because Rachel and Matt were getting married at 6:30pm, they decided to have a ‘first look’ and take all of their photographs prior to the ceremony. This is when they saw each other for the first time.

Heinz Chapel Wedding PhotosAnd when I saw all of this PINK, I went crazy!! You may have noticed that pink is (and will always be) my favorite color.
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My great friend David Burke shot with me as Craig was out of town. This is one of his many wonderful images.Heinz Chapel Wedding Photos
I love the tenderness in this photo. (And isn’t her makeup amazing?)Heinz Chapel Wedding PhotosHer lace veil was absolute heaven to me. I adore lace.
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Her veil, flowers, and dress were all to die for. She was breathtakingly elegant.Heinz Chapel Wedding Photos
Walking down the aisle with her father.Heinz Chapel Wedding Photos
Another great capture by Dave (and I can’t thank him enough for taking the balcony for me… it was near 100 degrees outside, so you can imagine what it was like inside of Heinz).Heinz Chapel Wedding Photos
Heinz Chapel does not allow flower petals in the aisle, so Rachel cleverly glued them to the longest aisle runner I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure how long it took, but it was worth it!Heinz Chapel Wedding Photographer
Just married!!Heinz Chapel Wedding Photographer
The cake was amazing.

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Rachel and Matt were incredibly light on their feet during their first dance, and then he CARRIED HER OFF THE DANCE FLOOR!! Grooms, pay attention, this was so romantic!Lemont Wedding Photos
Sparkler exit was so fun! (And only slightly dangerous, ha).Lemont Wedding Photos
A few of my favorite details.Lemont Wedding Photos

Make-up: Lisa Johnson – Kiss and Makeup
Florist: Dee’s Florals
Entertainment: Bill Bara – Modern Era Weddings
Colors: PINK!!!
Flowers: roses, hydrangeas

  • Traci K

    Wow! One of the most romantic looking weddings I’ve seen in awhile. Love all the pink tones and lace.
    Wonderful as always Heather!

  • Ohmygosh, that rose petal runner must have taken her FOREVER! Gorgeous as always:)

  • Emily

    Wow! One of the prettiest weddings I have seen in awhile. Gorgeous pics as always.

  • Bill

    As the father of the groom I can tell you from first hand information it to many man hours of family and friends to glue all the petals on, bjt from the pics, iit was worth it! Beautiful pics Heather, can’t wait to see more!

  • Sherry Golden

    This was a fairy tale wedding from start to finish. It was the wedding that little girls dream about – designed perfectly for a real princess like Rachel and a real prince charming like Matt. It was timelessly romantic and elegant. The wedding would have been beautiful 100 years ago and it will still be beautiful 100 years from now. Thank you for the photos that capture every nuance of the beginning of their “happily ever after.” (By the way, the runner is just over 100 feet long, contains over 30,000 individually glued petals, and its making incurred many lovingly endured glue gun injuries! I don’t know where our Cinderella’s mice were, but we sure could have used their sevices!)

  • jessica

    I am having an evening wedding at Heinz Chapel as well and looking at lemont for reception…. To the Couple… and Photographer … is lemont a good location for good pics? concerned about reflective light. any other good suggestions?

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