Lilliana and Jesse first met in grade school but didn’t begin dating until college. Jesse proposed on Christmas Eve! They were married at The First United Methodist Church in Irwin with a reception following at Antonelli Event Center.

Lilliana, her mom, matron of honor (former KWP bride Nikki) and bridesmaids got ready at Lilliana’s home while Jesse got ready with the men at his brother’s home.

Lilliana did a casual first look with her dad and provided both of her parents gifts on her wedding day.

Before their first look, the couple read cards from one another. After the first look, we stopped on the way to the church for some quick bridal party and bride and groom portraits. The weather cleared up just in time for these pictures!

Once church was over, we took just a few more minutes with the couple for pictures outside in front of the popular red door of the church. Following that last set of photos, we all headed over to Antonelli’s for the reception. The couple did something unique in that they passed out the buffet plates to their guests in lieu of a receiving line. This is a great option for couples who want to greet every guest at the reception but don’t have the time to do table visits or a receiving line at church. After dinner, the dance floor was packed all night! It was great to observe all the action down below from the balcony at Antonelli’s. I even saw ring bearer Colton stripping down to his diaper and dancing. A fun night was had by all!

Note to the couple:

Lilliana and Jesse, it was wonderful to work with you on your wedding 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:

Prep location: Private homes

Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero/MB Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: MB Bride

Men’s Formal wear: Modern Tux/MB Bride

Hair Stylist: Nancy Schoffstall

Makeup Artist: Jae Lee Paredes

Florist: Community Floral Shop

Transportation: Tortoise Limousine

Ceremony venue: First United Methodist Church in Irwin

Reception venue: Antonelli Event Center

Cake: Patti’s Pasticceria

Catering: Woody’s

Entertainment: Pittsburgh DJ Company

Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Trisha and Eric had a private outdoor ceremony with family followed up with a BBQ at Parish Hill in North Park. Trisha and Eric wanted a casual vibe to their special day – that included lots of DIY – the couple decorated the barn themselves, Trisha made the bouquets and bouts and Eric’s band was the entertainment for the night.

I have known Trisha for over 20 years. Growing up, her grandma was my parent’s neighbor. It certainly is an honor when someone I grew up with selects us for their wedding photography!

After Trisha got ready with the help of her sister, aunt and cousin, she drove herself to the first look with Eric! The couple took their photos throughout North Park (including pictures with their dogs) and then held the intimate ceremony outside of Parish Hill.

During the reception, guests got to play lawn games, enjoy a large cookie table all made by Trisha and family and listen to The Virtuals – Eric’s band.

Note to the couple:

Trisha and Eric, we had so much fun working with you on the day of your wedding! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always! Congratulations!

See our full galleries here!

Vendors:

Prep location: Home2 Suite Hotel

Gown Designer: MB Bride

Ceremony venue: Parish Hill, North Park

Reception venue: Parish Hill, North Park

Catering: Pittsburgh BBQ

Entertainment: The Virtuals

Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Sweet couple Morgan and Eric were married in the bride’s hometown of Butler, PA this past fall. They met while attending Grove City College and were engaged in one of the most popular Pittsburgh photo spots – the North Shore!

While the men got ready at the Hampton Inn Butler, Morgan got dressed with the help of her mom, bridesmaids and family dog Carly at her parent’s home before sharing a touching first look with her dad.

Minutes before the ceremony, Morgan and Eric held hands through the bridal room door while Eric prayed.

Downtown Butler made for a colorful location for portraits – all within walking distance of the church too! The bride and groom rode to the reception in a white Cadillac. At sunset, the couple got to sneak away on a golf cart to take a few more portraits with the best light of the day.

Morgan and Eric’s dance floor was packed all night. The couple ended their night with a sparkler send-off. I think after this sparkler send-off we are going to have to enforce a one sparkler per guest rule as one of the guests lit two giant handfuls’ worth! No one got hurt but there was a big fireball! 🙂

They were set to go on their honeymoon right after their wedding but a hurricane made their flight impossible. Having their honeymoon delayed just gave them more to look forward to and they took it in stride. Morgan and Eric finally got to Barbados in December and it looked absolutely beautiful!

Note to the couple:

Morgan and Eric, you were a joy to work with! 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: Private Home

Gown Designer: Pronovias/Bridal Beginnings

Men’s Suits: J. Crew

Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita/Bridal Beginnings

Hair Stylist: Jennifer Vu

Makeup Artist: Beautiful Dream Team

Florist: Butler Florist

Transportation: Personal Transportation

Ceremony venue: First United Methodist Church, Butler

Reception venue: Butler Country Club

Cake: Pennie’s Bakery

Catering: Butler Country Club

Entertainment: Magic Moments DJ Services

Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Brittany and Corey got married and had their reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Labor Day weekend. They were married just shy of the anniversary of their first date twelve years ago!

Although the two went to high school together, they did not start dating until their college years at Ohio State. Corey proposed when they were vacationing in Paris.

Both the ladies and men got ready at Hotel Monaco. Being a pet friendly hotel, their dog Alfie got to be there while they got ready for their special day. He was so well behaved when it was time for photos!

The couple opted to do a “first look” in front of their bridal party. After the first look, the bride and groom had photos taken at several spots throughout the downtown Pittsburgh area – Mellon Green, Mellon Square, in back of the courthouse – before finishing up at the Strip District and the Smithfield Street Bridge.

The ceremony, officiated by Joyce Chilton, was held on the steps in The Grand Concourse in front of 140 of their closest family and friends. After the ceremony, the couple got to join their guests for cocktail hour at The Gandy Dancer.

The reception had a vintage feel with the escort cards looking like train tickets – designed and made by the groom himself! As an extra treat for the guests, the couple had a popcorn bar as well as a slow motion booth.

Note to the couple:

Brittany and Corey, it was wonderful to work with you on your wedding 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:

Prep location: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero/Bridal Beginnings

Bridesmaid Dresses: Escape

Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: The Beautiful Dream Team

Transportation: Exceptional Limo

Ceremony Venue: The Grand Concourse

Reception Venue: The Grand Concourse

Cake: Oakmont Bakery

Catering: The Grand Concourse

Entertainment: JT Higgins

Photo Booth: The Slow Motion Booth

Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Amanda and Leigh had a great ceremony and reception at the Edgeworth Club!

Amanda and Leigh were married on a beautiful summer day, with photos taken at the Edgeworth Club and surrounding grounds.

Amanda and Leigh met on Xbox, and they were in the same clan as their best man and maid of honor.

Amanda and her gorgeous bridesmaids got ready at the Edgeworth Club, and Leigh and his handsome groomsmen got ready at Sheraton Station Square.

After photos, it was time to head to the ceremony. They had 150 guests in attendance and 9 members of the bridal party.

The detail that the couple wanted their guests to remember most about their wedding day was how happy they are together.

The couple spent their honeymoon in Disney World! They had a fantastic stay in Disney’s Grand Floridian.

The night ended with a sparkler send off, and the couple drove away in an antique car!

Amanda moved to England after the wedding, since that is where Leigh is from.

Amanda and Leigh, it was truly a pleasure to work with you on your special day. We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of happiness always! Congratulations! 🙂

Vendors:

Gown designer: David’s Bridal

Men’s Tuxes: Liberty Formal

Florist: Allison McGreary 

Coordinator/Planner: Katherine Shaw and Amanda Mason of Trends to Traditions

Cinematographer: One Night Only 

Cake: Oakmont Bakery

Entertainment: No Bad Juju 

 




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We had a fantastic time working with Samantha and Sean on their engagement session!

Samantha and Sean have been dating since Samantha’s senior year of high school.

Samantha is a teacher, and Sean is an engineer for FedEx Ground.

They both enjoy traveling and attending Pittsburgh sporting events! 🙂

Congratulations, you two! We can’t wait until your wedding next summer!




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Katie and Gabe were married on a gorgeous summer day at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh. The reception followed at the fantastic Hotel Monaco. For photos, we stopped by the Frick Art and Historical Society, as well as various stops in downtown Pittsburgh.

Katie and Gabe met while working together, since they are both pharmacists. Katie and Gabe both describe themselves as silly, loving, and affectionate.

Katie and her gorgeous bridesmaids, as well as Gabe and his groomsmen, got ready at Hotel Monaco.

After photos, it was time to head to the ceremony. They had 130 guests in attendance and 10 members of the bridal party.

The detail that the couple wanted their guests to remember most about their wedding day was how much fun they had.

The couple spent their honeymoon in Hawaii!

Katie and Gabe, it was truly an honor to work with you on your special day. We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of happiness always! Congratulations! 🙂

 

Vendors:

Gown designer: Glitter and Grit – Rebecca Schoneveld 

Invites:  minted.com

Men’s Tuxes: Liberty Formal

Florist: The Farmer’s Daughter

Hair: Liz Long, Twisted Salon, Louisville, KY

Transportation: TDF Limousine Services

Cinematographer: Megan Sutherland – Pictory Productions

Cake: Oakmont Bakery

 




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We had so much fun working with Olivia and Tyler on their engagement session at White Oak Park!

The couple met on a dating app two years ago, but they feel like they’ve known each other forever. 🙂

The couple included their adorable dog, Darcy, in the photos, as well as Olivia’s gorgeous engagement ring!

Congratulations! I can’t wait for your wedding!

 

For more images from this session, check out the gallery here!




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Leah and Karl were married on a gorgeous (but a bit rainy!) summer day at St. Anne’s Church in Belle Vernon. The reception followed at the always delightful Hilton Garden Inn. For photos, we stopped by Cedar Creek Park.

The couple met through Leah’s brother, Matt, who went to school with Karl. Leah and Karl both describe themselves as fun, loving, and caring.

The proposal took place at their friend’s house, followed by a surprise dinner with her family that Karl had planned.

Leah and her bridesmaids got ready at Leah’s mom’s house, and also at her aunt’s salon, La Beaute, and then we met up with the guys for their getting ready process, which was followed by a touching first look! 🙂

After photos, it was time to head to the ceremony. They had 250 guests in attendance and 10 members of the bridal party.

The detail that the couple wanted their guests to remember most about their wedding day was how fun and enjoyable it was.

The couple spent their honeymoon in St. Lucia.

Leah and Karl, it was truly an honor to work with you on your special day. We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always! Congratulations!

Vendors:

Gown Designer: Mori Lee

Bridesmaid Dresses: David Tutera

Hair Stylist: Renee Sasko: La Beaute Salon

Makeup Artist: Bethany Seelye

Catering: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe

Entertainment: Soundwaves Event Group

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All images here were photographed for and edited by Charlene Potts of Custom Portraits by Charlene – thanks so much for having me – loved second shooting for you as always!




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