Taylor and Michael and COVID. These two were on their second date and their third venue. On a sunny September Saturday, they were married on what sure felt like summer’s last hurrah. The hydrangeas were still in bloom and the sun peeked through the trees as we quickly captured all their portraits. Springwood is a beautiful property and, if you’re considering having your event there, we’d love to work with you as you begin to plan to create a great timeline that allows for you to use as much of the grounds as possible for photos! There’s quite a few tips and tricks we’d be glad to share!

This year is a year of adapting, of changing, of making it work, of getting it done, of putting up tents to have your reception – it’s inTENTS, get it?!. 2020 is the wildest and most chaotic wedding season we hope to ever have, and through it all, we’re all in, all day.

Note to the couple:

­Taylor and Michael, 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: Simply to Impress
Prep location: Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Harmarville & The Villa at Springwood
Bridal Salon: The Exquisite Bride
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Exquisite Bride
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Flowers in the Attic
Hair Stylist: Step Up Styles Salon/Hollie Michaels
Make-Up Artist: Make Me Blush Makeup and Beauty Lounge
Transportation: Elite Coach Transportation Inc.
Coordinator/Planner: Big Day Little Details, LLC
Cinematographer: 512 Designs
Ceremony venue: The Villa at Springwood
Reception venue: Manor at Springwood
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Entertainment: Greg Sovek Productions
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Violinist: Bob Banerjee
Officiant: Integral Enrichment/Bernie Galanko
Photo Booth: Pittsburgh Prestige Photobooth
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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It’s so lovely to do extended family sessions! We loved working with Melissa and her family!




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We love getting to capture your family photos! And we hope you remember the fun and joy when you look at these photos!




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Casey and Chris are so excited to be getting married next year! It will be here before you know it!




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Nicole and Troy are planning a November wedding. Planning during the pandemic has not been easy and they had to switch their plans quite a few times! But this summer after the stay at home restriction was lifted, we got the chance to get out and do some photos. I loved photographing in Point State Park with your puppy! I also hear they’ve added a new puppy to the mix since we did these photos! Sometimes an April engagement session turns into June or July and that’s just the way 2020 has been!




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2020 has been a wild ride! Let’s talk timeline: in March-May, the shutdown prevented most weddings from happening. But then, there was a glimmer of hope for June and July weddings! For a few golden weeks, restrictions were lifting and it was full speed ahead on planning with backup dates ready just in case.

A few weeks before Amy and Jeff’s big day, they had to change their reception site as more restrictions came down. And THEN, nine days before the wedding, they had to move to a tent behind White Barn due to further restrictions. I feel like these two planned three different weddings!

And I held my breath as Thursday and Friday passed with no more restrictions announced – they were able to have their beautiful wedding with an outdoor reception! I have just loved these two and was looking forward to their wedding all year – so glad we got it in!

Amy and the ladies got ready at Amy and Jeff’s beautiful new townhome – and Amy decorated the home so nicely! The area is still under construction (it’s that new!), but we made some lovely portraits with the ladies in front of the classic garage door.

Jeff and the guys were together and having a great time at the hotel!

One of the things I loved about this wedding was the excitement and joy on their faces right as they kissed. Finally, finally married – in the midst of a year when it sometimes didn’t seem like this would happen!

Our original plan would have been photos around downtown Pittsburgh based on their original reception location – and we had already done a park/greenery session for their engagement. So I found a lovely spot in Historic Harmony for their photos (thanks so much, Jenna Hidinger, for the suggestion!) – I love how this went with their light/bright/airy aesthetic.

It felt like 100 degrees outside, so we made sure to get them to the bridal suite to relax. The party carried on all night in the tent and ended with a sparkler exit! Before the sparklers though, there was an absolutely beautiful sunset – I was so happy for them because while Point View Hall has a great sunset view, so do the grounds at White Barn! I just felt the joy the whole night – merry and married, outdoors, through all the trials and tribulations this year has brought.

Note to the couple:
Amy and Jeff, 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: Purple Wagon Designs
Prep location: Private home & Pittsburgh Marriott North
Gown Designer: Jenny Yoo Bridal
Bridal Salon: Blanc de Blanc Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Generation Tux
Florist: Posies by Patti
Hair Stylist: Paige Quinn
Make-Up Artist: Beauty by Rachael Nesbitt
Hotel Accommodations: Pittsburgh Marriott North
Transportation: Elite Coach Transportation Inc.
Cinematographer: Connor Hochbein
Ceremony venue: Saint Kilian Parish
Reception venue: White Barn
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Catering: Medure’s Catering
Entertainment: DJ Jeremy Ganss
Rings: Jared
Linens: Medure’s Catering
Favors: Koozies & Hand Sanitizers
Alterations: Blanc de Blanc Bridal
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Narcisi Winery
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Erin and Michaeljohn are getting married next summer at Long Vue Club, but they ALSO got married this summer in their backyard on their original date! It was elopement style and so fun!

When it became apparent that their large ceremony and reception wouldn’t be able to occur in July due to the pandemic, they started thinking of new venues for something smaller and intimate. But with that comes extra expense and the risk that those smaller venues could get shut down – we’ve even heard recently of people’s permits for park weddings being cancelled. So the backyard of your own home or a family member’s home seems to be the safest option for an elopement right now – outside, private property, and you can decorate and style the space to your liking.

Michaeljohn put a lot of work into the backyard over the past month and he even styled the floral on the arbor! Erin bought a new dress at Macy’s (she’s saving her original dress for the big wedding) and we had a great time at their casual small gathering where vows were exchanged under the arbor and guests gathered in the front yard for appetizers. The couple took a minimoon to Myrtle Beach and we can’t wait to celebrate with them next year too!

Note to the couple:
Erin and Michaeljohn, it was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and can’t wait to celebrate with you again next year! Congratulations!

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It wasn’t their plan to get married on 4th of July – this wedding was supposed to be back on May 2nd, but COVID-19 lockdown to avoid spreading the virus put a damper on that. Missy and Matthew also had to do a last minute venue change, but they did it, they got it done, and they are married!

The weather was hot, hot, hot for Pittsburgh (in the 90’s) but no rain, so hey, we’ll take it! Gosh, this summer feels like the hottest summer on record! Despite this hot soup weather, this gorgeous summer wedding started with the ladies at First Free Evangelical Church getting ready – and we did photos of the men and ladies separately right across the street at the park.
Missy’s dress was perfect for summer – a beaded top and very light and flowy skirt – I just loved this beautiful look!

The ceremony wasn’t your basic “boring” ceremony- it was very moving and Missy even surprised Matthew by singing a song during the service. At the end of the wedding, they shared a kiss as fireworks appeared on the screen – they were so happy to make it official.

After the ceremony, we made a few photo stops (including the park where the greenery just looked gorgeous), and then it was on to Antonelli Event Center where people dined and danced all night! The cake from Patty’s was unique – it was a cutaway view and Missy knew she wanted that cake as soon as she saw it. I actually had 2.5 pieces over the weekend – it was that good!

Weddings this year are looking a bit different and I often wonder what weddings were like during the Spanish Flu back one hundred years ago – I love seeing those photos of people wearing their masks and standing in front of their home – this time is one for the history books with the coronavirus and it was so nice to have joy and fun and celebrate again! Take that, the Ronas!

Missy and Matt headed to their new home together – their honeymoon got cancelled and will be at a later date (perhaps Greece – Europe isn’t going anywhere!) and we’re so happy for them and their new beginning!

Note to the couple:
Missy and Matthew, 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: Shutterfly
Prep location: First Free Evangelical Church
Bridal Salon: MB Bride
Shoes: White by Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Breitenger’s Flowers
Make-Up Artist: Makeup by Jenna
Ceremony venue: First Evangelical Free Church
Reception venue: Antonelli Event Center
Cake: Patti’s Pasticceria
Catering: Woody’s at Antonelli’s
Entertainment: Second II None Productions
Rings: Diamond Nexus & Kay Jewelers
Favors: The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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It’s always so great to see Heather and her family! I remember we did photos when Phillip was just a few weeks old and then for his first birthday. Now he’s really on the move at age two! Heather and her husband Joe went with a subtle superhero theme for the session.




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It was so great to see Jody and Michael again! We did their wedding several years ago and their family is really growing! It’s so nice to document these times of families spending more time together. I can’t believe there’s been another addition to the family since we saw them last! The weather was hot, hot, hot but the kids got through it and so did mom and dad.




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