There are times when you meet someone and you just know it is a really good match. I’m not talking about Kristina and Josh (although they are an excellent, excellent match!), I’m talking about me and Kristina. I truly love all of my couples and I love my job. And every once in awhile, a bride comes along that just really touches your heart. A Kristen Wynn Photography bride is joyful, excited, a planner, confident, and places a high priority on photography-she’ll put up with me when I say “Just one more image!”

Because sometimes that one last image is something I envisioned when we first talked details. I think this image of Kristina really shows the elegance, the classical qualities, and the majesty of her wedding day.

I don’t know how well Kristina slept the night before her wedding, but I could barely sleep a wink. I was so excited and nervous for her big day. We had phenomenal weather for early November in Pittsburgh-just beautiful.

I just adored working with her and Josh over this past year as she planned their wedding. Last summer, they had their engagement session at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia, and they incorporated their images on their wine bottle guest book on the big day!

Before they met, Josh’s brother was training Kristina at work. He told Josh “You really should meet this new girl I’m training.” But the timing wasn’t right, and Josh never took him up on the offer to introduce them. Strangely enough, they happened to meet by chance on their own, and the rest is history!

Hairdressing: Geno Levi Salon
Ceremony Venue: Duquesne University Chapel
Floral Design: Harold’s Florist
Bridal Gown: Sottero and Midgley
Reception Venue: The Willow Room
Entertainment: DJ Rockin’ Bob’s
Cake: Cakes by Tammy

After the salon, we headed to Kristina’s childhood home (which is immaculate), where the ladies had their makeup done and dressed. Josh gave Kristina a gift-a second sparkly wedding band with a sweet card attached. Then it was off to the iconic Mellon Institute columns for photos, and it actually got so warm that the ladies didn’t need the fur stoles they had prepared.

Then we met up with the groom and groomsmen outside the Duquesne University Chapel; Duquesne is Josh’s alma mater. Josh’s two brothers served as his best men, and Kristina selected her sister and cousin as her attendants. It’s always nice when the bridal parties are intimate and made up of just family.

Josh is such a nice, earnest guy, very warm to everyone he meets. After the nuptial mass, we did photos on the grounds of Duquesne. It was windier than expected up on the bluff! Josh even gave in to Kristina’s request and picked her up for the last couple photos-happy wife, happy life, right?

One of the sweetest moments of the whole day was when Kristina’s dad gave a toast in her honor. You can tell how strong and close Kristina’s immediate family is, as her dad sweetly called Kristina “one of his three princesses.” (Kristina’s mom and sister Janelle are the other two!) Later, he surprised her during the father-daughter dance with a slideshow of photos through the years. It was very touching that a father thought to put such a finishing touch on the reception, and the last slide read “And they lived happily ever after…” which is the perfect ending to a story about his daughter, his princess, and her fairytale wedding to her prince.

I hope you two enjoyed your mini-moon at Nemicolin-I know Mexico will be fabulous this winter! It was an absolute honor to work for you, Josh and Kristina-I can only say thank you, thank you for selecting Kristen Wynn Photography.

4 People have left comments on this post

Kimberly Svenson said: | Nov 30, 2011 - 05:11:22 |

Stunning. Perfect. Gorgeous.

kimberly saylor said: | Nov 30, 2011 - 06:11:56 |

you looked beautiful Kristina. Congratulations. Great blog!

Libby Johnson said: | Nov 30, 2011 - 10:11:34 |

These are absolutely beautiful, Kristen! I love every last one of them, but my favorite is the third one down of the bride with her veil – stunning!

Jessica said: | Dec 2, 2011 - 11:12:00 |

What a beautiful bride, these are all so fantastic. Amazing work!

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