Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Rapidly Falling: Darrell Eacret & Jacqueline Schneider

Photos by Leeann Marie Wedding Photographers

December 17, 2016

When Darrell Met Jacqueline.
Jacqueline Schneider and Darrell Eacret met while attending Emory University, where Jacqueline studied biology and religion and Darrell studied neuroscience and behavioral biology. While they started as friends spending time together during swim team practice and late nights in the library, they eventually fell for one another.

“[I] thought he was funny when he told an embarrassing story at his first college swim team meeting,” says Jacqueline. “He noticed [I] was cute on a cold, sleep-deprived morning in a grass field in Ocoee, Tenn. for the team rafting trip.”

She Said Yes.
On Dec. 27, 2015, during a winter vacation to Lake Tahoe with Darrell’s family, Jacqueline and Darrell set out on a scenic adventure in a foot of fresh snow. Walking down a trail and taking in the incredible views of Logan Shoals Vista Point, the couple spotted a black photo album.

The photo album, which Darrell had made unbeknownst to Jacqueline, included photos of couples and families who had visited the lookout spot, a popular wedding ceremony site. On the last page of the album was a photo collage of Darrell and Jacqueline from the five years they’d been together and a message that said, “Turn around, Jacqueline.” When she did, Jacqueline discovered Darrell down on one knee asking her to marry him.

The Big Day.
Much like their proposal story, Jacqueline and Darrell’s wedding was right out of a snow-covered fairytale. On Dec. 17, 2016, the couple was married in St. Paul Cathedral. After the ceremony, the bridal party took photos outside in a Pittsburgh-y winter wonderland with the bride sporting a pair of deep red, suede, five-inch Louboutins.

Happily Ever After.
Although Jacqueline, 26, and Darrell, 25, were both Ph.D. students when they married, they made their honeymoon a priority. After spending a week on a remote island in Fiji, the couple spent the rest of their trip traveling through New Zealand. “The winter wedding worked out for this, as it was summertime in Fiji and New Zealand for our trip,” says Jacqueline. “A beautiful time to explore that part of the world!”

Ceremony site ~ St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland
Reception site ~ LeMont, Mt. Washington
Cake ~ Oakmont Bakery
Dress ~ Justin Alexander Signature collection; One Enchanted Evening
Hair & Makeup ~ Above All Grand Salon & Spa                              
Flowers ~ Z Florist
Music ~ Jason Kendall Productions

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive » Bridal Buzz

See How It's Done: 10 Real Pittsburgh Weddings

Our Real Pittsburgh Weddings, chosen from nearly 100 submissions, showcase stories and photos sure to inspire your own big day.

Shower Guide: How to Throw The Perfect Party

A bridal shower is about celebrating and preparing for the next step in your life with friends and family. We asked local wedding planners to provide examples and tips for traditional, modern and themed showers, as well as ways to ditch the shower completely.

Spring Fling: Find Your Dream Dress

Seven Wedding dresses we love.

The Wedding Guests of Honor Who Stole The Show

These four-legged friends made the guest list — and stole the spotlight.

Easy Day-to-Night Makeup for Your Wedding Day

Quick changes like these will keep you looking fresh for photos … without holding up the cake cutting so you can overhaul your entire look.

Photo Op: Getting Ready is Half the Fun

What do you get your best girls as a thank you for being part of your big day? Many brides choose a clothing item that makes for great photo ops and can be used long after the wedding day is over.

Six Rings We Love

We’re showcasing some of our favorite rings from local jewelers this season.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Blog: Beyond the Cookie Table

Grandmother's Wedding Accessories Timely for Today

The matriarch of the family is the perfect place to look for a meaningful something old.

Toppers That Take the Cake

Over the traditional bride and groom standing on top of your cake? Try some of these different ideas for cake toppers.

Couple Shares Photo Spotlight With Four-Legged Friends

This Pittsburgh couple is using their engagement photos to raise awareness about one of their most passionate causes.

The Only “Wedding Day Blues” You’ll Want

Having trouble finding a something blue? Try your husband-to-be.

Wine Classes Keep the Pre-Wedding Celebration Classy

Palate Partners School of Wine & Spirits offers a chance for brides- and grooms-to-be to explore libations before (or instead of) a night on the town.