We’re back with our second installment of True Love Stories! Step behind the scenes of our Pasadena Courthouse wedding shoot and meet Amy and Forest — two Pittsburgh natives with a knack for stupendous style, a love rooted deeply in friendship (and brunch), and heartwarming advice for anyone beginning their wedding-planning process.
How did you two meet?
Forest and I originally met way back in high school. We happened to reconnect after college at a dive bar in the North Hills, just outside of Pittsburgh, called The Highland. From there, we exchanged info on MySpace (it was that long ago) and have been together ever since!
How do you two complement each other? How are you different?
Forest and I are alike in a lot of ways: we both love adventures, laughter and the beach. He is definitely the go-with-the-flow one in the relationship, and I’m the over-planner, so we balance each other nicely. He has taught me to live in the moment, and we’re fully taking advantage of West Coast living.
Pictured: You’ve Still Got It Socks in White
What will inspire your wedding-day style?
We will stay true to our personal style, but we’ll add some special-day flair! My look will be inspired by classic pieces and an effortless feel. A statement heel will definitely be involved – I especially love the Betsey Johnson polka dot pair! Forest will wear a fitted Bonobos suit with one of his favorite shirts underneath.
How will you celebrate after the ceremony?
After our wedding, we plan to dance the night away with our family and friends. We’re also super excited to attend a Steelers game the weekend we’re in the ‘Burgh!
What do you value most about your relationship?
True friendship. We love spending time together and are each other’s companions. We also really like brunch.
Any tips for new couples, newlyweds, or those planning a wedding?
Stay cool. Nothing is worth stressing over. You want to be able to enjoy your time as an engaged couple, not worry over little details. Do what feels right for the two of you, don’t let outsiders persuade you with their plans!
+Stay tuned for more true love stories from the stars of our latest wedding shoot! In the meantime, check out the first installment of True Love Stories, find shoes similar to Amy’s, and glean more big day inspiration from our wedding boutique.