Pittsburgh Chinese Church of Oakland – PCCO Wedding

James & Phoebe’s PCCO Wedding

Let’s start here, Phoebe & James are two of the sweetest people we’ve ever met. I first met Phoebe in class at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary where Phoebe is working on her MTS (Masters of Theological Studies). When James and Phoebe came into the studio we were so excited for them. We knew their wedding was not only going to be an amazing time but their wedding would be filled with the light and hope of the gospel.

Their Story

Phoebe and James met in 2011 at PCCO. They belonged to different small groups but spent time with mutual church members. Phoebe said that James was good at volleyball and liked skiing. He was easy-going and had sense of humor. And… she had a crush on James, but it wasn’t the right time. James was persistent and asked Phoebe to be his girlfriend 3 times. The major obstacle was long-distance since Phoebe was about to graduate and needed to leave the States. Phoebe and James said they prayed separately and both wanted to commit to this relationship. However, it was only the beginning of them knowing each other, even though they had known each other quite a bit in the past 5 years.

Phoebe said she was attracted to James because he was a faithful and warm-hearted Christian. He had passion for God’s Word and for people’s needs. James said he was attracted to Phoebe because of her faithfulness of engaging with the church, her hospitality towards people in need, and her simple clothing style. Phoebe eagerly wanted to serve our Lord together with James. James wanted the same thing. After James was encouraged by some counseling and praying he told Phoebe,  “I want to spend the rest of my life with you and to take care of you when we were old.”

We’re excited to share their wedding images with you as they tell the story of their day. We know you’re going to love them. A huge shoutout goes to our lead associate photographer Taylor for doing such an amazing job at Phoebe & James’ wedding.