Penn Scenic View Wedding : Yrai + Chris

May 21, 2014

Yrai and I officially met a few years ago in the woods near a hiking trail for a photo shoot. She dressed in a white dress and blue rain boots and photographed so beautifully in the bright summer colors. We had a wonderful time, but as we were nearing the end, we both realized we had clearly touched some sort of poisonous plant. We rushed off to the nearest drug store with burning hands and legs for something to ease the pain, laughing as we carried out our bags of benedryl.

At the time, Yrai was working at Mt. Lebanon Floral. I had the pleasure of working with her on weddings and projects over the years between our first meeting and her wedding. When she introduced me to her fiance, Chris, and booked me for her wedding – I was over the moon. I just knew it would be a beautiful day – and I certainly wasn’t wrong!

We arrived in the early afternoon. Yrai and Chris prepared for the big moment in separate cabins on the Penn Scenic View grounds, both quaint and perfectly fitting their surroundings. The skies were initially clear but the clouds quickly rolled in and the rain began. You couldn’t complain, though. The rain was gorgeous in the wooded setting and both Yrai and Chris had already prepared for such weather.

Guests gathered under cover as Chris and his groomsmen walked to the head of the ceremony site. Yrai and her mother, hidden away behind their guests, tightly held hands and exchanged smiles and nervous faces. The soft music played as Yrai walked towards her soon-to-be husband. Guests smiled and sighed at the beauty of it all.

flowing dress

elle wedges

rustic wedding chic

bride and groom are introduced to their guests at their reception

Penn Scenic View Weddings

White wedding cake with beautiful fresh flower accents

Mountian view in Pennsylvania

bride and groom kiss on top of a mountain

Veronica Varos Photography, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

A big thank-you to Abie Livesay for second shooting this wedding with me and contributing some of the images above.

Venue: Penn Scenic View
Florist: Yrai Santander, bride
Cake: G & J Bakery
Caterer: Greg Cusimano
Dress shop: The Gown Co
Dress designer: Alfred Angelo
DJ/Band: DJ Juan Diego
Bartending: 3 Rivers Events
Penn Scenic View Wedding Photographer: Veronica Varos

Julianne 16:11 May 21, 2014 Reply
I LOVE her dress! and gosh, that view is incredible. Beautiful photos too! <3
Mercedes 16:21 May 21, 2014 Reply
That shot of her and her mom holding hands at the beginning of the ceremony? I love that. Beautiful wedding. Your work is so gorgeous.
Sam 18:47 May 21, 2014 Reply
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this wedding. This wedding looks so divine and the place just looks so laid back and serene. Love the sunset portraits.
Adonye Jaja 19:19 May 21, 2014 Reply
wow great collection, that portrait set is amazing!
Lyn Ismael-Bennett 20:55 May 21, 2014 Reply
What a lovely day this was. I love how you used the light in these images. Really gorgeous!
caroline 03:05 May 22, 2014 Reply
good lord the light in the last set of portraits is just to die for. love this entire set!
Yolandé Marx 09:46 May 22, 2014 Reply
Beautiful set! Love how soft and romantic your work is.
Darren Gair 14:59 May 22, 2014 Reply
Beautiful work throughout, what a wedding!!
Becca Dilley 15:32 May 22, 2014 Reply
what a really beautiful space and well captured.
Mandy 01:14 May 24, 2014 Reply
So gorgeous Ver. And yes, the light in the last few portraits is drool worthy.