This was a first for me – Angela got married on her birthday!

Angela and Brian met eight years ago at Duquesne University and they’ve been together ever since. I love that Angela let Brian embrace a lot of his hobbies and interests (like Star Wars etc) during the wedding and wedding photos and Brian’s family even surprised them with a light saber entrance into the reception.

The day was a bit chilly but we got the photos done quickly at a nearby park before heading to church. The team at Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe always does an incredible job and the reception room looked beautiful.

One of my favorite parts of the day was an extremely sentimental toast in honor of Angela’s late father. Angela’s stepdad Chris had a special toast to all the men who pitched in and helped raise Angela and her brother after her dad passed when she was just eight years old. And the Crown Royal used for this toast was purchased by Angela’s father on the day she was born 28 years ago. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house – I can tell how much love there was surrounding Angela on her big day from her mom, her late father, her stepfather, her brother, and the whole community.

It was such a great day – it was truly my honor to work with you, Angela and Brian.

Note to the couple:

­Angela 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:
Invitation: Truly Engaging by MagnetStreet
Prep location: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Gown Designer: Sophia Tolli
Bridal Salon: One White Lane Bridal Gallery
Shoes: Kailee P
Other Bridal Accessories: One White Lane Bridal Gallery
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Malone Flower Shop
Make-Up Artist: J. Casaldi Artistry
Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Transportation: Haggerty’s Rides
Coordinator/Planner: Alexandra Jordan at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Cinematographer: Lily & Lime
Ceremony venue: Holy Child Church
Reception venue: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Entertainment: Pittsburgh All-Stars Event Services
Rings: Etsy
Linens: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southointe
Photo Booth: Pittsburgh All-Stars Event Services
Lighting:Pittsburgh All-Stars Event Services
Alterations: One White Lane Bridal Gallery
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Walnut Grille Bethel Park
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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I first met Breanna and Joe when I did their wedding years ago. They now live in Ohio but still come back and do sessions with us almost every year. The kids are always so well behaved and we had such a great time with them even though it was so cold!




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Ashley and Ben recently moved to the area from DC. They brought their dogs with them to the engagement session. They got these photos done in the fall to get ready for their February wedding!




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Teresa and Mike have been together for many years and together they have five kids! They’ve been engaged for awhile too but plans kept being put on hold (due to having a baby, health issues, and the pandemic) but finally on Thanksgiving week, they were able to get married!

Teresa had a lot of little details incorporated in her day and even had very light touches of the movie Beauty and the Beast. She also walked down the aisle to the new remix of Kiss the Girl from the Little Mermaid.

Speaking of walking down the aisle, Teresa rolled with the punches when the rain storm rolled in. They didn’t do a first look, but they did do a first touch, so we got some photos with them touching but with Mike’s eyes closed. Then, after the ceremony in the ballroom, we quickly gathered outside for some photos in the wedding garden and then we drove just a short distance down the road to a covered area where they could get out of the misty rain and dance in the rain too.

At the end of the reception, the couple did a private last dance (this is a new trend up here this year but has been a thing in Florida when I photographed weddings there a decade ago!) and then they went out to do a sparkler send off and start their new married life together.

Note to the couple:

­Teresa and Mike, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! 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: Truly Engaging by Magnet Street
Prep location: Private Home
Gown Designer: Casablanca Bridal
Bridal Salon: MB Bride
Shoes: Macy’s
Other Bridal Accessories: Macy’s
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Sola Wood Flowers
Hair Stylist: John Fredricks Hair Salon
Make-Up Artist: Makeup by Allison Nicole
Hotel Accommodations: Springhill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Washington
Transportation: Elite Transportation Inc.
Cinematographer: Bill Mike Productions
Ceremony venue: Sunset Room
Reception venue: Sunset Room
Cake: Patti’s Pasticceria
Catering: Stratwood Catering
Entertainment: Loyalty Entertainment
Rings: Jared
Favors: Soaps from Black Bird Bathhouse
Alterations: MB Bride
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Lou Lou’s Smokehouse
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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I first met Mackenzie doing her sister Kylie’s wedding back in 2017. Now it was Kenzie’s turn for her big day!

Kenzie finished up nursing school and has been working hard throughout this pandemic as a new nurse while also being a momma to Callie and new arrival Evey! Having a baby just a few months before a long-planned wedding is not for the faint of heart, but Kenzie is very laid back and also go with the flow.

I loved her wedding day style. She went with a great floral crown headpiece AND an overskirt for her dress for the reception only. She got ready at the June Cottage at Grayson House – Grayson House is a newer venue in Uniontown and the aesthetic is nice and neutral with white walls and chandeliers. The June Cottage matches that aesthetic.

We got lucky – the leaves JUST started changing here in the mountains for this wedding!

After the getting ready at Grayson House (and the Elk Room for the guys), the couple did a first look. After the first look, we headed to the ceremony location at Jumonville. Jumonville is a pretty big, definitely cool Christian summer camp and retreat center. And we’re talking real camp – bunkhouses, etc.

Kenzie and Dustin share a strong faith and the Jumonville cross meant a lot to her. We had to wind up through the fog – the cross is usually visible for miles around but with the fog, we couldn’t see it until we pulled right up on it! It was a bit of a challenge but I actually LOVE the results – it was more magical than a plain shot of the cross and couple together!

Kenzie had plans to do her ceremony at Green Cathedral, which is quite beautiful, but due to the heavy rain (thanks, Pittsburgh, you know how it is!), she went with her backup plan of the Whyel Chapel. But that’s okay because there were plenty of great photo spots RIGHT by the chapel.

Then we headed back to Grayson House for the reception. Dustin and Kenzie chose delicious BBQ and had a donut wall as a sweet surprise! I loved all their special dances – first dance, father-daughter, mother-son, but then Dustin danced with Callie to Elvie Shane’s “My Girl” – about a dad and stepdaughter’s relationship – there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I also loved Kenzie and her mom dancing together (Kenzie’s mom recorded the song!) and then Kenzie and Callie (and Callie sang on this recording).

This was such a beautiful wedding and we had an amazing time with this lovely couple, sweet family, and big bridal party! It was an honor to work with your family again!

Note to the couple:

Kenzie and Dustin, 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!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Designed by sister (MOH)
Prep location: June’s Cottage at the Grayson House
Gown Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Hairpiece: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Veil & over-shirt: Bridal Beginning
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Tuxedo Junction
Florist: Florals by GypsyAnnie
Hotel Accommodations: Hampton Inn Uniontown
Cinematographer: Marodi Media
Ceremony venue: Whyel Chapel
Reception venue: The Grayson House
Catering: Mission BBQ
Cake: Krency’s Bakery
Entertainment: Second II None/Eric Whiteman
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Tradesmens Inn
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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I loved seeing this family again! It was out third session together. Although the session centered around the birthday girl, I got to meet their newest little addition this time too!




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It was so great to see this family again for their session! This is the third year we have done a birthday session for their daughter. It was great because grandma was actually able to join us for this session too!




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We were supposed to do Katie’s wedding in April of 2020 but unfortunately the pandemic had other plans and the couple got married privately. Therefore it was great to actually be able to meet up with them and work with them for a family session. Katie has a big family with lots of sisters and the kids were all so well behaved. We had a great time working with everyone!




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Lauren and Ryan were a 2020 couple who postponed a year due to the pandemic – and that wasn’t the only change for them!
In addition to changing the date, they changed their venue and downsized their guest list. They also were officially celebrating an anniversary, as they got married in Colorado in Garden of the Gods last year on a chilly day.
Lauren describes herself as a bit indecisive, which was proven by the fact that she was on her THIRD wedding gown – but this one was truly beautiful and the right fit!  Ryan’s family and friends would describe him as quiet, so that’s the perfect complement to Lauren’s more exuberant nature.
These two met through a mutual friend (long story short – it was a mutual friend through a wedding!) and have been together over six years! I loved hearing the story of their first date during the ceremony and witnessing their first look in a beautiful suite at the Renaissance. Lauren also gave Ryan some cool cufflinks with a personal message in Morse code – what a cool puzzle to decode!
We did photos downtown and at CMU, so it incorporated iconic Pittsburgh and some architecture, and then we headed to Celebrations for an intimate outdoor ceremony and reception. We were treated to a gorgeous sunset and sparkler exit while the dance floor was filled all night with their closest family and friends!

Note to the couple:

Lauren and Ryan, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! 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: Postcards & Pearls
Prep location: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Gown Designer: Stella York
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist:2 Buds Floral Design
Make-Up Artist: Travis Klinger Makeup
Coordinator/Planner: Postcards & Pearls
Ceremony venue: Celebrations
Reception venue: Celebrations
Cake: Flour & Sugar Cakery
Entertainment: Fifth Ace Entertainment
Rings: Shane Co.
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Megan and Michael actually got married back in the spring, just something very small with their parents. But now, it was October and time to have the big formal celebration.

I first met Megan and Michael at their engagement session and we had so much fun. It was nice to be able to meet my couple in person, since I don’t have the chance to do that much right now with the pandemic.

Anytime I see on my questionnaire that the bride or groom went to Grove City College, I know I’m going to be in for a lovely day. Grove City girls are always so kind and really living out their faith I their sweet spirits.

Let me tell you some of my favorite memories from the day – right before the ceremony, the men were on the other side of the curtain at Southpointe and suddenly there was a huge popping noise. I thought at first it was a champagne bottle being popped – but I actually think a ladder or something fell over! But it was funny as the men came out to the altar holding back laughs.

Speaking of champagne popping, Michael carefully brought his jacket out and folded it on a patio chair right before our sunset champagne pop photos. None of us (videographer, assistant, photographer) noticed it and Michael popped the champagne ALL over it. Luckily, it dried fairly transparent. Good thing those tux rentals are built to withstand a lot!

This wedding was sweet and simple on a Sunday and the October sun was gorgeous. Instead of dancing (which I am not a huge dancer either on the dance floor), the couple enjoyed dinner and a social hour outside on the beautiful patio with fire pits, lawn games, board games, and lots of relaxing and visiting. I love when people bring their unique ideas and personalities to the table.

Congratulations, you two. You are such a wonderful couple!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Zazzle
Prep location: Southpointe Golf Club
Gown Designer: Casablanca
Bridal Salon: The Exquisite Bride
Shoes: TOMS
Painting on Shoes: Lines and Colors Design (etsy)
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Holly Hanna Floral
Hair Stylist: Rhonda Gdula
Make-Up Artist: Chelsea Gdula
Hotel Accommodations: AC Hotel by Marriott Pittsburgh Southpointe & Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Cinematographer: Toast Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Southpointe Golf Club
Reception venue: Southpointe Golf Club
Cake: Four Oaks Bakery
Catering: Southpointe Golf Club
Entertainment: PJ the DJ/Entertainment Unlimited of Pittsburgh
Rings: Jared & Jerald Jewelers
Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals
Favors: Sarris Candy
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Angelo’s
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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