We first met Bridget and Cameron in October 2018 when we did their engagement session in Cleveland. The couple currently resides in Chicago but chose to have their wedding here in Pittsburgh where Bridget lived when she was younger.

The day started at the Drury Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. While Bridget and Cam shared a “first touch”, they chose to include their parents in the moment where they prayed before the ceremony.

The couple exchanged several gifts on the day of the wedding. Cam gave Bridget framed lyrics to their first dance song “From the Ground Up”. Bridget had Cameron’s pocket square embroidered with a sweet message.

If you have a lot of out-of-town guests, shuttles are a convenient way for everyone to get around! Continuous shuttles ran from the hotel/church/reception for their guests.

All of Bridget and Cam’s family played an important role in the wedding day, including the five-month-old flower girl who was wheeled down the aisle in a floral covered wagon!

While the couple and bridal party took portraits around Longue Vue, cocktail hour was held outside. Along with appetizers and drinks, the couple had giant Jenga and corn-hole. The bride’s younger brother even made the corn hole boards – one Cleveland Browns and one Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bachelor Boys band played during the reception. The cookies on the cookie table were all made by family and friends of the couple. Late night food – the couple’s favorite, tacos – were brought out before the couple headed out for their sparkler exit.

Note to the couple:

Bridget and Cam, 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: Calla Events, Design & Travel, LLC
Prep location: Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
Gown Designer: Eddy K
Bridal Salon: Julie Allen Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey
Men’s Formalwear: Jos A. Bank
Florist: Allison McGeary Florist
Hair Stylist: Fluhme Glam Bar
Make-Up Artist: Fluhme Glam Bar
Hotel Accommodations: Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown & Omni William Penn Hotel
Transportation: Elite Coach Transportation Inc.
Coordinator/Planner: Calla Events, Design & Travel, LLC
Cinematographer: One Night Only Films
Ceremony venue: Saint Peter Church
Reception venue: Longue Vue Club
Cake: Bella Christie and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique
Catering: Longue Vue Club
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band
Rings: Michael W. Hayes
Photo Booth: Pittsburgh Prestige Photo Booth
Favors: Cookies
Lighting: Gray Phoenix Production
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Mezzo at Sienna Mercato
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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I’ve partnered with Basic Invite before and we’re baaaack with another post. Right now, they’re focusing on their new western country bridal shower invites – but there’s SO much more to Basic Invite than just “basic invites” after all!

If you follow my work, you know I’m into my styling kits and so I relished the opportunity to style these invites for them!

Disclosure: I am always on the lookout for products and services who help our brides. This post is a paid post by Basic Invite who asked Kristen Wynn Photography to partner with them and promote their invitation line.

I recently hosted a casual seafood boil at Casa Wynn and I wish I had these invites for it! Aren’t they adorable? They have invites for everything – birthdays, parties, thank you cards, etc. And everything is customizable!

Here’s some of the cool things they offer:

Free Wedding Websites – I’ve been working on a website redesign for over EIGHTEEN months – a custom redesign. That’s longer than most engagements. Ain’t nobody have time for that when planning a wedding. Get yourself a free wedding website with Basic Invite – they’re mobile friendly and easy!

Almost Unlimited Colors – Is that color for your wedding larkspur? slate blue? dusty blue? Whatever you call it, Basic Invite can probably match it and you can get a sample to compare against the dresses and swatches you have at home!

Custom Samples Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed. (I believe there’s a Seinfeld episode about glue poisoning or something from cheap wedding invites. So, yes, peel and stick forever. If you want to be extra fancy, you can do a wax seal right on top!)

Over 900 Wedding Invitation Sets –  You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards! Everything is part of a set to make it easy. When it comes down to that last month before the wedding, forget trying to print programs on your home printer at the 11th hour – order and be done!

Seal & Send Wedding Invitations – Many of my couples this year are using these! Less waste, super easy, and RSVP postcards cost less to mail back than traditional small envelopes! Keep it simple and stylish.

Photographer friends, their CLEAR business cards look amazing – I’m looking forward to switching over to these!

Happy wedding planning!




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For Elizabeth, the day started at her sister’s home for hair and makeup while the men were getting ready at the Sheraton Station Square. This wedding incorporated people from all over – I heard Chicago, I even heard Alaska when people were discussing where they were traveling from or originally from! I love a day that really brings people together! And because they had so many out of town guests, Elizabeth and Jeff selected LeMont as their reception location – you know you choose LeMont for that great view for out of town guests!

Heinz Chapel and the Cathedral of Learning were great photo spots for Elizabeth and Jeff, who met while they were students at Pitt and have been together for over four years. One of their first dates was at Fuel and Fuddle in Oakland. This couple was super organized with their planning too – the spreadsheets were great (you guys know I am into organization!) I loved their choice of first dance song too – “I Got You Babe” by the Bahamas – if you’re looking for a song suggestion for your own first dance. The look of their wedding was classic and romantic.

These two took off for London – in Ontario, Canada – that is! This is a gorgeous time of year for Canada and Canada is so peaceful – a great place to wind down after all the wedding festivities.

Note to the couple:

Elizabeth 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:
Bride’s Prep Location: Private home
Groom’s Prep Location: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Gown Designer: Stella York
Bridal Salon: The Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Nina
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Gidas Flowers
Hair Stylist: Charlotte and Angie for REFEYEANCE Makeup & Hair LLC
Make-Up Artist: Charlotte and Angie for REFEYEANCE Makeup & Hair LLC
Bride & Groom Accommodations: AirBnB
Guest Hotel Accommodations: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Transportation: All Star Limousines Worldwide
Coordinator/Planner: Autumn Wagner
Ceremony venue: Heinz Chapel
Officiant:The Pittsburgh Oratory of St. Philip Neri
Vocalist: Ovation Special Events
Reception venue: LeMont Restaurant
Catering: LeMont Restaurant
Entertainment: Dave Ott for DJ Joseph Costa
Favors: Deck of cards
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Grand Concourse
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Laura and Jason were married on a beautiful day in early May. The venue was the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe, one of our favorites and they’ve recently undergone some beautiful renovations! Let’s start with the bridal suite/prep room – the Greene Room is newly updated featuring shades of gray decor and plenty of space for your entire bridal party to get ready. I really like all the windows in this room and the black couches. The guest rooms are updated as well and feature some new decor. I noticed the ballroom now has been updated to a more gray color scheme; it’s a fresh look! Laura chose to go with clear Lucite/ghost chairs and that really matched the tone of the room.

Pittsburgh’s been experiencing a lot of rain this week so we were mindful to keep the bride and bridesmaids’ gowns clean before the ceremony. Fortunately we found a few great spots around Southpointe to take photos as both the ceremony and reception were at the hotel. Laura and Jason chose to do a first look which is always a great idea if your ceremony and reception are in one place without a long time gap in between those two events. One of my favorite parts of the day was when Jason gave Laura a letter to read during the first look. Another favorite part of the day for me was seeing that Jason chose joke/gag gift wrapping paper for his groomsmen gifts including Paw Patrol wrapping paper, Ninja Turtles, and baby shower gift wrapping paper, etc.

I also want to note how gorgeous the bridesmaid dresses were. I know people always say this but they truly were flattering for everyone! The shade of sterling was gorgeous and they had pockets! Pockets are the holy grail in dresses.

After some portraits and the first look, it was time for the outdoor ceremony. I like that the officiant kept the focus on what’s important in a marriage when he described how he had to deal with his own marriage plans during the time of the Vietnam War. It really brings it into perspective for you. After the ceremony, the guests gathered in the foyer for cocktail hour and then the reception began! Laura and Jason are very humble and even had the lights lowered so that they wouldn’t be put on display too much/be the center of attention. These two are also very caring for others and that’s why they are both nurses – it’s how they met! We did a quick set of sunset photos and a sparkler line later in the night! It was an awesome party that kept going till 11 PM with the dance floor full! We hope you two had a wonderful honeymoon and congrats again! It was an honor to celebrate with you on your special day.

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Minted
Prep location: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Gown Designer: Mikaella
Bridal Salon: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Veil: USABride by Dareth Colburn
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Memories in Bloom
Hair Stylist: Haley’s Chop Shop
Make-Up Artist: b morgan makeup
Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Coordinator/Planner: Joanna Bazzano of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Ceremony venue: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Reception venue: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Entertainment: Soundwaves Event Group
Rings: Jared
Linens: Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe-Pittsburgh
Favors: Cookies
Photo Booth: Soundwaves Event Group
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Atria’s
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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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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