Melissa and Cullen are getting married this October. I had a great time with them at their fall engagement session. They got engaged during an intimate at-home proposal after dating for two and a half years!




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Because of Covid, I haven’t met many of my couples for this year in person. Violet and Garrison are the exception because Violet actually booked me way back in February 2020, when I used to meet people in my home meeting space. I met Violet through Sam and Sean’s 2018 Science Center wedding (Sam was a bridesmaid in Violet’s wedding).

There were so many cool elements of this wedding including – Violet’s mom made her sweetheart table macrame background, while her dad constructed the archway and he made a mushroom table that looked incredible(he’s a retired biology teacher). Violet did a boho look where the colors were “fall sunset” – rose gold, terra cotta, rust, blue, steel, mustard – I wasn’t sure how it all came together but it did. Violet’s sister-in-law served as a “groomslady” – that was unique and we like the non-traditional wedding parties!

Violet told me her colors and theme – earthy, boho, a little rustic. She also mentioned “mushroom” and I assumed that meant tan was one of their colors. Nope – Violet had little mushrooms as décor all over her home and she even brought me some foraged mushrooms to use in her styling kit flat lays. That’s on me not understanding, but what a cool theme and look and element!

The forecast called for rain all day and when I went to Violet and Garrison’s earlier in the week to scout, there were hardly any fall colors. Five days later, the fall colors had really started and there were some great images to be made! We started off with a first look and then the wedding party joined us in Garrison and Violet’s field above their home. I also loved this willow tree at their venue!

The ceremony was able to be held outdoors and the party continued inside the pavilion! It was such a wonderful day and I felt so inspired by Violet incorporating her personality and aesthetic into the day!

Note to the couple:

Violet and Garrison, 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: Wanderlust + Co
Prep location: Private Home and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Beaver Falls
Gown Designer: Watters
Bridal Salon: BHLDN
Veil: Madge Ashbaugh
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal, BHLDN, Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Bank & Macy’s
Florist: Sapphire & Lace
Hair Stylist: Kelsey Quayle/Salon Blanca
Make-Up Artist: Mary Trojanowski
Hotel Accommodations: Ramada by Wyndham Beaver Falls
Guest Transportation: Shamrock Limo
Coordinator/Planner: Events143 – Jodie Fusetti with The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake
Ceremony venue: The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake
Reception venue: The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake
Macrame Backdrop: Handmade by the bride’s parents
Dessert Table: Bride’s mom
Catering: Medure’s Catering
Entertainment: DJ Bruce Matteo
Rings: Noah Gabriel & Co. Jewelers
Linens: Medure’s Catering
Alterations: Madge Ashbaugh
Rehearsal Lunch Location: Wooden Angel
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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This is the kind of wedding which makes you fall in love with weddings again as a vendor.

Michelle and Kenny have so much love for each other and it was an honor to witness their first day of marriage.

The day started at Butler Country Club with the ladies getting ready in the locker room. The guys showed up ready and then there was a lovely and emotional first look where the couple shared private vows with each other.
The sun was shining – it was such a gorgeous day and days like this are the reason that fall weddings are so popular.

This wedding party was wonderful – they didn’t complain as we traipsed around to avoid the golfers teeing off! Michelle had such a positive attitude – she was willing to get her dress dirty as long as she was having fun. I love their joy together!

After the first look and photos on the grounds, the ceremony was held as the sun set behind the golf club. One of my favorite things was that right after the ceremony, the couple’s cocktail hour was held on the beautiful patio and the staff served the signature drinks right to the guests rather than wait for them to ask for it. I even saw people getting margaritas – talk about an open bar!

The sun shines right through the reception windows and lights up the whole room – and we booked it down to the bridge for sunset shots while the sweet staff held the bride and groom’s meals – what wonderful service!
Michelle kept things simple and sweet – the bridesmaids were decorating the ceremony space prior to the service and she was so easygoing about it. Michelle and Kenny have such a sweet and genuine nature about them – these wedding days make you love your job and just absorb all the positive energy and good vibes of these two young people in love!

Note to the couple: Michelle and Kenny, 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:
Prep location: Butler Country Club
Gown Designer:
Bridal Salon: Carlisle’s Bridal of Pittsburgh
Other Bridal Accessories: Etsy
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Top Hat Tuxedo
Florist: West View Florist
Hotel Accommodations: Pittsburgh Marriott North
Coordinator/Planner: Lisa from Butler Country Club
Cinematographer: Hitched Creative
Ceremony venue: Butler Country Club
Reception venue: Butler Country Club
Cake: Sue the Cake Lady
Favors: Smores Bar
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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It was great to see Megan and her family again. Since we last saw them, they added another little girl to their family! It was a beautiful fall day for pictures and I just love the light in this park.




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It’s so wonderful to see the B Family again! We’ve been able to take their family pictures for the last few years. It was great to document her maternity session for her fourth baby.




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Francesca and Robert first met at karaoke night at a country bar on the North Shore and they’ve been together almost five years already, some of that long distance where they really racked up the miles! They got married on a beautiful October Friday – sunny and seventy degrees.

Their original plan was Heinz Chapel and Soldiers and Sailors, but they made a pivot due to pandemic restrictions and instead selected the George Washington Hotel in downtown Washington for their event.

I was keeping in mind their original look of Oakland for photos when selecting photo spots for them. Oakland has walkways and a college campus, so we did their portraits over at Washington and Jefferson College, just one to two blocks from their hotel. Speaking of hotel, the ladies and men got ready there separately and spent all day there, with the ceremony in the Washington Room and the reception in the ballroom.

Their color palette was black, ivory, gold, and touches of light pink. Francesca’s gown was beautiful with the sleeves and we took care to keep them nice as they were fragile! We kept the emphasis on classic and traditional style portraits and Francesca pulled out all the stops with a champagne pop, bubble guns, sunglasses for the wedding party, and confetti!

The décor was truly stunning with candles and floral all around – there was such an elegant look to the day. Some of my favorite elements of this wedding include a first look (but done “down the aisle”), the dry ice cloud dancing provided by the DJ, and the live painter. This was truly a memorable event for guests and there were so many unique elements!

These two love The Office (Robert wore The Office socks for the wedding day) and they pantomimed the little “mental snapshots” from Jim and Pam’s wedding episode throughout the day.

Note to the couple: Francesca and Rob, 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: Minted
Prep location: George Washington Hotel
Gown Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridal Salon: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Shoes: David’s Bridal
Earrings: Amazon
Veil: Etsy
Dress Belt: Amazon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse/Vera Wang
Florist: Fragile Paradise
Hair Stylist: Simply Captivating Salon
Make-Up Artist: See Jane Blush
Hotel Accommodations: George Washington Hotel and Spring Hill Suites Pittsburgh Washington
Guest Shuttle: Spring Hill Suites Pittsburgh Washington
Coordinator/Planner: Sip & Celebrate/Hannah Di Cicco
Cinematographer: Bridge Perspective
Ceremony venue: George Washington Hotel
Officiant: Integral Enrichment/Luanne O’Brien
String Quartet: Radiant Strings
Live Painter: Rachel Lucia
Reception venue: George Washington Hotel
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: George Washington Hotel
Entertainment: Second II None Productions
Rings: Heidi Gibson & Manly Bands
Chairs: Eventioneers
Gold Arch and King & Queen Chairs for Sweetheart Table: Vintage Alley Rentals
Photo Booth: Second II None Productions
Favors: Sugared Almonds & Champagne Bottles
Lighting: Second II None Productions
Alterations: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Pig and Fire BBQ
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Lauren and Mitchell were scheduled to get married in 2020, but they postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic. It was worth the wait!

The day started off bright and early at the salon with the ladies. Lauren’s colors were shades of purple including Victorian Lilac by Bill Levkoff for her bridesmaids’ dresses. Lauren said she can be indecisive, but her hair, makeup, and gown looked amazing and she made so many excellent choices throughout the wedding day with her planning!

Lauren and Mitchell have been dating for about six years and engaged about almost three years. After the salon, Lauren and the ladies got ready at Lauren’s parents’ home. Mitch and the guys got ready at his new home – I can tell how much work he has been putting in fixing up the home including planting new grass before the wedding!

Lauren and Mitch headed to St. Gertrude for the ceremony and then afterwards, we went to Northmoreland Park for photos. Parks can be hit or miss for photos and I always scout for photography – I found a lovely area with trees, shade, a field, an overturned rowboat – all kinds of little gems for photos.

Talk about luck – we were finishing the LAST shot when rain just started pouring down out of the sky. Lauren and Mitch handled it in stride and ran to their car. Luckily, the rain let up for some evening photos. Veltre’s has a great overlook that photographs nicely right after dark during what we photographers call “blue hour.”

Despite not describing themselves as big dancers, Lauren and even Mitch were tearing up the dance floor all night!
Note to the couple:

­Lauren and Mitchell, 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: Nota Bene Fine Paper Boutique
Prep location: Private homes
Gown Designer: Morilee Madeline Gardner
Bridal Salon: MB Bride
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Earrings: Kay Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Men’s Formalwear: Modern Tux
Florist: DBEC Wholesale Co.
Hair Stylist: Bennett’s Beauty Bar
Make-Up Artist: Allison Renock Makeup
Cinematographer: Bridge Perspective
Ceremony venue: St. Gertrude Parish
Reception venue: Veltre’s Wedding and Event Centre
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Catering: Veltre’s Wedding and Event Centre
Entertainment: Jammin’ Entertainment
Rings: Seita Jewelers
Favors: Libby Jene’s Cookie Co.
Alterations: MB Bride
Rehearsal Dinner Location: JG’s Tarentum Station Grille
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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We met up with Jessica and Austin near their current house and it was one of the last weekends of summer. Jessica definitely wanted the feel of a summer engagement session and the weather really cooperated! Their dog even came along for photos. I’m so excited for their wedding this year!




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Last fall, Andrea and Kyle brought their dog Nova to their engagement session at Nova Place. At the wedding in September, Andrea’s dad shared that the name Nova came from the phrase “Northern Virginia” – where they were living together when they first got their puppy.

These two are kind and quiet and very go with the flow and sweet. They have so much maturity. They’ve been in a few weddings One thing I noticed was, during the Catholic ceremony, Andrea observed that a few relatives with mobility challenges didn’t get to go up for communion and she quietly alerted the priest so he could go to them and offer communion at the pew. I thought that was so kind and attentive to the needs of her guests!

Another sweet and cute little touch was that they had a small “Nova” put on the side of their cake – now we’ve seen dogs on the cake before, sure. But this little statue was designed to make it look like the Golden Retriever had taken a bite out of their cake!

Andrea’s veil was beautiful – we love the cathedral length and it caught the light perfectly. Kyle had a great “fit” as the kids say today on TikTok with a custom-made suit and pants with no break. To the grooms out there, the more fitted suits look great in photos!

Now let’s talk about their venue – Point View Hall has the best view in town. The curving balcony is amazing and I overheard some of Kyle’s guests from Delaware talking about how beautiful it was and how great our Pittsburgh weather was too. As the sun set outside and we took some sunset images with the couple, I thought of how September is probably the prettiest month here – the most gorgeous light and the last hurrah before fall.

These two are now making their home in Columbus together after starting out in a long distance relationship. It was an honor to work with them – there was so much happiness and joy!
Note to the couple:

­Andrea and Kyle, 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: You’re Invited Custom Invitation Studio and Print Co.
Prep location: The Westin Pittsburgh
Gown Designer: Anne Barge
Bridal Salon: Anne Gregory for the Bride
Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Earrings: Olive + Piper
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Groom’s Formalwear: Indochino
Groomsmen’s Formalwear: The Black Tux
Florist: Green Sinner
Hair Stylist: Love Lee Salon
Make-Up Artist: Undone Intention
Hotel Accommodations: The Westin Pittsburgh
Transportation: TDF Limousine
Ceremony venue: Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University
Reception venue: Carnegie Science Center – PointView Hall
Cake: Priory Fine Pastries
Catering: Culinaire
Entertainment: Andy Booth Productions
Rings: Family & Co. Jewelers
Linens: Lendable Linens
Rentals: Event Source
Stationary: You’re Invited Custom Invitation Studio and Print Co.
Alterations: Anne Gregory for the Bride
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Foundry Table & Tap
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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It was great to see Christina and Justin again – we did their wedding a few years ago and I finally got to meet their son. We did the session for his one year birthday and we actually got rained out two or three times before! When the day came the sun was so beautiful coming through the trees at Succop. It was so much fun getting to see them again!




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