Whispering Dreams

Vendor arrival times
Planner; Poppy Events
Caterer; Bistro To Go
Florist; Mocha Rose
Photography; Kristi Telnov Photography (
Video; Post Script Films
Cake; Bethel Bakery
Band; Jeff Jimerson & Airborne
Hair & Makeup; Studio E
Rentals; Marbella/All Occasions
Lighting; EF Lighting
Linens; Lendable Linens

How we met:

Lee and I met 4 years ago at the roof top bar in Sienna Mercato. We are both originally from Pittsburgh, however Lee had just returned after 8 years in Cleveland for college and medical school. After the first hour of talking, we both knew we were perfect for each other. After talking all night, I drove him home (he took an uber because downtown is no place for a big truck). It was in the car together we realized that we both loved country music. Our second date was an impromptu 30-mile bike ride and that soon became our favorite activity to do together. A little over a year later we moved in together!

The proposal:

Lee proposed on 9/9/19 after only having the ring in his possession for 24 hours. He was just “too excited to wait any longer!” Lee picked up the ring from Henne Jewelers on Wednesday and the next night he was at my parent’s house showing them the ring and asking my father for permission. He originally had a plan to propose at Sienna Mercato where our first date was, however after showing my parents, he told them he was too excited and may do it that night. Well, he sure did surprise me. It could not have been sweeter. Lee would always say to me, “Hey! I have a question for you,” and I would always jokingly ask, “Is it THE question?” He came home from work Thursday and was acting strange and seemed anxious. Lee then said, “hey, I have a question for you.” I just laughed and said, “What? What are we doing for dinner?” and I started to walk away. Next, he dropped down on his knee in the kitchen and asked me to marry him!

The Wedding:

Our wedding was an absolute dream despite being different than what we had originally envisioned. Prior to Covid and moving out of state for Lee’s job, we had our entire wedding planned for January 9th at Saint Paul Cathedral and The Carnegie Museum. Despite all the obstacles and trying to replan a wedding from out of state, Lee and I knew that January 9th, 2021 was our day and we decided we would proceed with our wedding no matter what could or could not happen on that day. The priority for us was saying our vows in the catholic church and to be honest, for most of 2020, we thought that would be the entirety of the day, and we were ok with that.  However, with the help of an amazing wedding planner (Shout out to Poppy Events!), a wonderful team of vendors, amazing parents, and a gorgeous new venue with the sweetest coordinators, we were able to relocate our reception and have our dream day. The day was absolutely perfect and we cannot thank our families, friends, and amazing vendors enough for supporting us and making our day the best day ever!

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