I’m obsessed with Erin’s dress. Lots of brides say they want a photo of the back of their gown/train, but Erin’s was the stuff wedding photography dreams are made of – architectural/3 dimensional elements and an on trend bow inspired detail. I think I literally gasped as my assistant Allison and I took it from the garment bag. Amazing.

This couple is adorable – they’ve been together for nine years after meeting in college. This wedding fell at such a nice time of year – early December, all the sparkle but not chaotic near the holidays yet. Erin and Garrett went with ivory, black, and gold details – which perfectly matches Hotel Monaco’s ballrooms.

There are so many photo spots around Hotel Monaco but I felt bad for Erin because I picked the park nearby not knowing she didn’t like birds – we did our best to scare them away for her (Allison also has a dislike of animals in groups including birds)

We of course also did rooftop photos (a Hotel Monaco must-do) and photos around the block too. One of my favorite shots was with the garland at the Omni so we could get a classic window shot for them.

Speaking of wedding gifts – Erin surprised Garrett with Steeler tickets for the next day and the game was against Baltimore (they currently live in Maryland) – it was Garrett’s first game in person! I assumed Erin would go with him but she is not a huge sports person and encouraged him to go with his friends on his first day of marriage. I love to see fun wedding gifts to each other!

At the end of the night, we did some fun luggage cart shots and these two did a private last dance which went super smoothly. I love that Garrett dipped her at the end!

Note to the couple:
Erin and Garrett, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

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Vendors:
Invitation: Minted
Prep location: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Gown Designer: Paloma Blanca
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: DSW
Veil: Bridal Beginning
Earrings: Olive + Piper
Jewelry: Olive + Piper
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Gold Dust Floral
Hair Stylist: Evolutions Hair Salon
Make-Up Artist: Evolutions Hair Salon
Hotel Accommodations: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Coordinator/Planner: Lindsey at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Ceremony venue: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Officiant: Mark from A Simple Vow
Violinist: Steven Vance Entertainment
Reception venue: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Entertainment: DJ Crush
Engagement Ring: James Allen
Wedding Bands: St. John’s Jewelers
Linens: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Lighting: DJ Crush
Alterations: Juliya’s Custom Tailoring
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Talia
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography



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