The Romantic Pittsburgh, PA Elopement We Just Had to Share

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A few weeks back, we sent out the call to newlyweds near and far to submit their wedding pics to us, and boy did you respond! We’ve had such a wonderful time sorting through all of the sweet submissions we’ve received, and while it was tough to choose just where to start, what better way to kick off our #MarriedInModCloth series than featuring a Pittsburgh-based bride? Bree was kind enough to share us on all the deets of her non-traditional nuptials. Check ’em out (along with more pics), below.

Newlyweds: Bree (bride) and Ash (Groom).

Gigs: Bree makes wedding stationery on her typewriter (check out her biz As a Paper Doll) and Ash is an architect.

How did you meet?: We met in a FedEx Office where we were both copying things for work — Ash was almost hit by a car while riding his bike less than 60 seconds before we met! We eloped six weeks after meeting.

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Tell us about your wedding: We secretly eloped — on a Friday, at 11:30 a.m. — on August 23, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. We were both so happy after the ceremony that we drove off with both of our iPhones and the marriage license on top of the car, whoops! After eloping, we went out for sushi and took a nap at home, I couldn’t have asked for a better day! Five months later, in January of 2014, we had an awesome photographer, Kelsey Kradel, recreate and photograph our elopement.

Most memorable part of the big day?: Seeing how happy my husband was to hold the marriage license in our first photo as husband and wife!

What was your first dance song?: We didn’t have one! But AC/DC was playing on the radio on the drive to the magistrate’s office.

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OK, give us all the deets on what you’re wearing: I’m wearing my favorite yellow jacket (a staple in my day-to-day wardrobe) that I found at a thrift store for $6 years ago. The boots are from Avalon Exchange (a local resale shop) and are actually mens but I love them. And the dress is from ModCloth! I love how comfortable it is. For accessories, I’m wearing a locket with pictures of my mom and grandmother, red lipstick, and red nail polish to match. For my hair, I slipped some white mums into a quick knotted bun, you could say I’m a no fuss kinda girl. The pickup truck in our photos belongs to my husband, he lovingly calls his ’86 Ford “The Dinosaur”. Ash wore an adorable yellow bowtie, a brown velvet blazer, and a tweed vest with his favorite blue jeans.

Any shopping tips to pass along to those who still haven’t said “yes!” to a dress?: Comfort is a luxury you can always afford when shopping for a wedding dress. You will look better in your photos if you feel comfortable!

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Thank you for sharing your story with us, Bree!

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