Jocelyn and Daniel had an amazing spring engagement session at some of my favorite photo locations – Mellon Park Walled Garden and the Strip.

I loved the outfits that Jocelyn put together! These two even brought their sweet pup Charlie along for some shots! These two are getting married on one of the most popular dates of the year in October at a venue I love – Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe (they’ve remodeled and their ballroom and getting ready space feature new decor!)

Jocelyn and Dan, I have just adored working with you – your love is so natural and easy. You’re such a sweet couple – can’t wait to celebrate this fall!




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Katelyn and Kevin had their ceremony and reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Downtown Pittsburgh. Katelyn and her bridesmaids got ready in a hotel room while Kevin and his groomsmen got ready in a hospitality suite – the Vue room.

Katelyn had a few sentimental items incorporated into her day. She wore one of her mother’s rings. It was the first piece of jewelry her dad had ever given her mom. Her mom actually made the ringbearer pillow. She used material from her own wedding dress and Katelyn’s communion dress. Katlelyn also had matching hankies made for her, her mom and her sister, the maid of honor.

Katelyn had two pairs of shoes – blue suede Michael Kors heels and sparkly Kate Spade Keds for the reception. She also had the cutest denim jacket that said bride on the back that she had been wearing to different events leading up to the wedding!

The couple opted to do a first look – which we highly recommend here at KWP. They got all of their bridal portraits out of the way so after the ceremony all they had to do was party! Mellon Green Parklet was all in bloom and looked amazing. The fountain was back on – the wind was a little wild like it normally is in late April, but we got so many fun shots outdoors regardless! (Note – wind can be really annoying if you are wearing a veil! Just keep that in mind! We went back out for more photos later after Kaitlyn’s veil was removed!)

The ceremony was held in the Philadelphia Room at the DoubleTree. The altar, draped with fabric and floral, was then used over their sweetheart table at the reception.

Upon intros into the reception, Katelyn and Kevin cut the cake, had their first dance and danced with their parents. The dance floor opened right after the meal and the couple was on the packed dance floor most of the night except when we were able to sneak them up onto the rooftop during sunset for a few quick photos.

Towards the end of the reception, late night food was brought out – something that seems to be coming more and more popular! Another special touch was their custom Snapchat filter that the couple created!

Note to the couple:

Katelyn and Kevin, we loved working with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Minted
Prep location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
Gown Designer: Jasmine Bridal
Bridal Salon: Taylored for You Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique
Veil: Taylored for you Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique
Shoes: Michael Kors & Keds for Kate Spade
Bride’s Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse/Perry Ellis
Florist: One Happy Flower Shop
Hair Stylist: Elisha Evans Styling
Make-Up Artist: Lexi Jones
Hotel Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
Coordinator/Planner: Shawniece Evins with DoubleTree
Ceremony venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
Reception venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
Entertainment: Pittsburgh DJ Company
Rings: Brent L. Miller Jewelers and Goldsmiths
Linens: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Oh, that first sunny spring day – when it’s still so chilly out, but the sun is shining and winter is finally over! That was Nicole and Brian’s wedding day!

These two have been together for over eight years, but decided to make it official this March and Nicole’s mom helped her plan her wedding in six weeks! They currently make their home in the DC area but Pittsburgh is home for Nicole. They met playing soccer almost a decade ago and that love of sports continues – their honeymoon is to Spain to compete in an Aquathon!

These two also love Hofbrauhaus and have been to all the locations except for Brazil and China – so their private room was naturally a great fit for the couple to host an intimate elopement-style wedding. The food was of course delicious! And the couple even held a tour of the brewery and a tasting afterwards for those who wanted to see the Hofbrauhaus magic.

After the tasting, we finished off with a few quick Mt. Washington portraits – a Pittsburgh classic.

Note to the couple:

Nicole and Brian, 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!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal
Florist: Breitenger’s Flowers
Hair Stylist: Stephen’s Hair Graphics
Make-Up Artist: Sephora
Transportation: DD Limo
Ceremony venue: Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
Reception venue: Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
Cake: Patti’s Pasticceria
Catering: Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Emilee and Bryce had an all-in-one ceremony and reception at Southpointe Golf Club in early March. These two have been together since sophomore year in high school. They currently live in Morgantown where Bryce is finishing up his studies at WVU.

The day started with the ladies and men getting ready in their respective Southpointe Golf Club’s locker rooms. Sometimes, we as photographers will ask you to slip your dress on in an area with better light for great prep photos and we have some favorite spots at Southpointe for this. Emilee was so nice to let us do this. We couldn’t get over her uncanny resemblance to actress Sarah Hyland. Bryce was down for any kind of photos and told us to feel free to direct him.

After the prep photos, we headed out for a windy first look. The weather was quite chilly but everyone was troopers and we got all the photos with the bridal party done. The ceremony was held in the ballroom. The guests then headed to the cocktail hour in the lobby while the space was flipped into the reception room. Having done a first look when you’re having an all-in-one ceremony and reception allows for the best flow of the day for the guests and the couple.

A few interesting details at the reception were the groom’s cake featuring a photo of his beloved dog Maggie and tuxedo style chocolate covered strawberries for those who didn’t want cake. Of course, no wedding for WVU alums is complete without the singing of Country Roads. Emilee and Bryce had a glow stick send-off.

Note to the couple:

Emilee and Bryce, we loved working with you two! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Prep location: Southpointe Golf Club
Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal
Shoes: ALDO & TOMS
Other Bridal Accessories: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Daniels of Morgantown
Florist: Memories in Bloom
Hair Stylist: Shaina Joyce
Make-Up Artist: Bride
Hotel Accommodations: Cambria Hotel Washington Meadows Casino
Ceremony venue: Southpointe Golf Club
Reception venue: Southpointe Golf Club
Cake: Signature Desserts
Catering: Southpointe Golf Club
Entertainment: DJ Mike Simmons
Rings: Allison’s Fine Jewelry
Favors: Koozie
Alterations: A Rogue Under Pressure: Designs & Alterations
Rehearsal Dinner: Cannon’s ChopHouse
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Danielle and Louis are one of our 2019 wedding couples. It was so great to meet up in person! I loved that they gave me free reign on shots and locations I’ve always wanted to use, like the Fineview Overlook! We had amazing sunshine on this chilly day and I can’t wait ’til their big day!




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Jennifer contacted me about doing a session with her parents, her sister’s family and her own family. It was wonderful because Jennifer’s dad recently retired from Carlow University so it was great to do the session on their grounds and we love doing extended family sessions! Carlow’s campus is so beautiful!




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We had so much interest in minis this year. February is always dicey weather-wise, so we rented out this beautiful studio – Studio 618 in Point Breeze. We love the blank canvas that it provides and it was nice and warm inside for all the little families. So great to see all of you!




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Diane and Ryan met while playing intramural sports – specifically flag football. They’re competitive and athletic – they were married in mid-February. I just love winter weddings and love when I have the opportunity to photograph one!

The ladies and men got ready at the Inn at Lenape Heights – the ladies were in the bridal suite while the men got ready at the 19th hole – the hospitality suite in the hotel. The men played cornhole before the first look and portraits.

The men wore navy suits while the ladies wore burgundy gowns – Diane and Ryan’s colors were burgundy, navy blue, and gold. The ladies kept warm with blankets as shawls and Diane even wore a beautiful burgundy coat for the outdoor photos. It was about 28 degrees for outdoor photos – but it didn’t rain or snow! Since the ladies had on floor length gowns, I loved Diane’s idea – she wore fleece lined leggings and sparkly tennis shoes, as did her ladies!

Ryan’s parents, sisters, and quite a few aunts and uncles were married at his hometown church, St. Luke’s Lutheran, and Ryan also went to grade school there – so this church has history for the family and that’s where Diane and Ryan chose to get married. It was also Pastor Ben’s first solo wedding – so memorable for many reasons!

The hotel lobby is gorgeous! A lot of times, a lobby will be pretty but it doesn’t work lighting and space wise for photography due to restrictions and other guests. This hotel has just 20 rooms – and all were occupied by Diane and Ryan’s guests – so we were free to use the beautiful well-lit lobby staircase for photos!

These two have two golden retrievers – Allie and Kobe. In honor of them, the couple offered doggie treat bags as a favor for guests to take home to their own pups! After the reception, Diane and Ryan hosted an after party complete with tacos and french fries in the bar!

Note to the couple:

Diane and Ryan, 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!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Vistaprint
Prep location: Inn at Lenape Heights
Bridal Salon: The Exquisite Bride
Hairpiece: The Exquisite Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Banks
Bouquets: Made by the bride
Centerpieces: Leechburg Floral
Hair Stylist: Elisha Evans Styling
Make-Up Artist: Blake Artistry/Chet Michael
Hotel Accommodations: Inn at Lenape Heights and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kittanning
Transportation: Byers Taxi Service, Inc.
Cinematographer: Mariana Filmworks
Ceremony venue: St. Luke Lutheran Church
Reception venue: Lenape Heights Golf Resort
Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery
Catering: Lenape Heights Golf Resort
Entertainment: Jason Kendall Productions
Rings: Mathew Jewelers
Favors: Homemade Dog Treat Bar
Honeymoon: Belize
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Emily and Cody went to high school together. They didn’t date in high school but started dating afterwards. These two are big sports fans and love to watch the Steelers, Pens, Alabama and PSU. They also love to laugh. I can’t wait for their wedding coming up this year!




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Bridget and Cameron currently call Chicago home, but started dating when they were both living in Cleveland. I am SO excited for their wedding – it’s coming up soon! These two are adorable together. We started off near the grounds of Severance Hall and the Art Museum, then took a ride over to the skyline and a local restaurant/brewery. Cleveland was foggy that day and I love the soft diffused light it was giving me for photographs – I could have kept going all day! Alas, it was a Sunday and Bridget and Cameron had to journey back to Chicago while my assistant Allison and I had to head back to Pittsburgh – but I’m so pumped for their June wedding – it will be here soon!


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Bridget said: | Mar 23, 2019 - 01:03:08 |

We are soooo excited too!
<3
Bridget and Cam



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