May 21, 2021
Generations of love stories were woven through Caroline + Mack’s wedding day. Caroline’s diamond in her engagement ring is a Minto family heirloom. The starburst in her hair has been worn by every woman in her family on their wedding days. And perhaps my favorite detail—the earrings Caroline wore were a gift from her Papa to her Mema decades ago. Perfect, vintage screw backs made all the more special because of the love with which they were given.
But it wasn’t just the physical details that made the Richards’ wedding so perfect.
It was the familial love that reached beyond the bonds of family to welcome friends, priests, religious sisters, strangers (hiiiii), and entire communities into true and deep communion. What an incredible witness to the Father’s love.
The traditional Pittsburgh cookie table was, quite literally, overflowing with treats because so many people contributed. Friends volunteered their talents to provide florals and reception set up. Mack’s best friend came in a full kilt and serenaded the newlyweds with a traditional Scottish toast, complete with bagpipes. Fr. Dave Pivonka, who married Caroline and Mack, has been a close family friend for years after being a student of Caroline’s dad. A whole community of T.O.R. sisters showed up to the ceremony in a beautiful show of the gift our vocations are to one another. Caroline cried when she hugged all the sisters afterwards.
Mack was so overwhelmed when he saw his bride walking down the aisle, he literally looked like the wind had been knocked out of him.
This day, friends. This. Day.
The way Caroline and Mack love each other. The way their families and friends loved on them. I just…
I know I say this all the time, but your love stories are a gift, and capturing them with my camera is an honor. Thank you.
Caroline + Mack, I wish you all the love of the generations that came before you, and all the joy in the generations to come.