This delightful celebration was originally planned as a hotel ballroom wedding at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. I love how Nicole’s dad took an active role in the planning – I remember talking to him way back in December of 2019 about all the plans. We didn’t know what was emerging then virus-wise, but these two did a pivot!
The church, Sacred Heart in Shadyside, was large enough to accommodate everyone with social distancing. One of my favorite features of this church is the cobblestone little driveway out front and the chapel area for the Virgin Mother, which is filled with light from a stained glass window. This church has great photo spots too – it has an old world look.

One of my favorite memories from this day is looking for some colorful trees – I knew there were 3 trees left with leaves on them in late fall, but they were on an awkward hillside. The sun shone through them just right and Nicole popped out of the limo to get some bridal portraits there in an unconventional place.

We returned to Southpointe later for the reception – Nicole and Troy were unsure if they would have to use the garden tent, but they were able to use the inside ballroom to accommodate everyone.

I just loved working with Nicole and Troy over the past year. When their engagement session was postponed again and again due to the lockdown, I actually ended up Photoshopping out some of the crowds on a Walt Disney World photo these two had so they could get their save the dates out. Nicole’s whole family loves going to Walt Disney World and Troy, as I understand it, has also grown to love it as he has become a big part of their family trips! Part of their honeymoon was spent in WDW and the other part in Florida.

Together, Nicole and Troy now have two dogs, and they definitely made their appearance at the wedding! I know I breathed a sigh of relief when Friday night before the wedding rolled around, no new mandates were announced (November was so touch and go!) and these two were able to say their vows and finally get excited for the weekend!

After the ceremony, the large bridal party was ready to celebrate after this tough year! They popped some bottles in the park as the sun went down – it was gorgeous light for their photos in a venue that really shines in the late fall, Mellon Park Sculpture Garden. This park is on the grounds of the old Mellon estate (the house – one of the many mansions on Pittsburgh’s Millionaire Row in the East End – was demolished in the 1940’s and the garden and gates and outbuildings are all that remain). This park is just perfect for formal weddings with the large gates, the fountain, the trees, the leaves, and the ivy. At the reception, the couple had their dogs Roc and Mia represented in their cookie table with some of the best custom cookies I have ever seen.

Note to the couple:
Nicole and Troy, 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: Melissa & Seventh
Prep location: AC Hotel by Marriott Pittsburgh Southpointe
Gown Designer: Martina Liana
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo by Watters
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Fragile Paradise
Hair Stylist: Studio E Salon
Make-Up Artist: Shannon Cole Makeup
Hotel Accommodations: AC Hotel by Marriott Pittsburgh Southpointe
Transportation: Tortorice Limousine
Cinematographer: Ryan Sanderson with Evermark Studios
Ceremony venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception venue: Bella Sera
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: Bella Sera
Calligraphy: Written by Nicky Calligraphy
Rings: Joyce’s Jewelry
Linens: Mosaic Inc.
Photo Booth: Lux Photobooth
Lighting: EF Lighting
Alterations: Exquisite Fit Bridal
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Valleybrook Country Club
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography
Custom Cookies: Woodland Cookie Company




What is 5 + 7 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Heather and Anthony’s paths first crossed seven years ago and in her matron-of-honor speech, Heather’s twin sister said “Anthony is truly Heather’s soulmate.”

This wedding was a whole mood and the way I’d describe the vibe is “sophisticated, spooky, yet spiritual soulmates.” At KWP, we do a lot of traditional or classic weddings, sure. Lots of hotel ballrooms and we’re all about it – but we also love changing our work and style to fit what the couple truly wants. Sure, we will take all those traditional photos – but we really do work hard to try to capture what the couple wants and their aesthetic. That’s one of my favorite parts of working a wedding – no two days are ever alike.

We’ve worked at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe many times – they remodeled their bridal prep room into a color palette that was perfect for this wedding. Heather and Anthony wanted more photos inside than some of my clients, so I’m so glad this room fit the tone of their wedding day – dark romance fantasy forest.

Heather is a stylist so I knew she would bring her personality and talent to her wedding planning. The event was gothic-inspired and fell on Halloween (A Hallowedding if you will) – but the theme was more eerie-enchanted than pumpkins or scary skulls (there were a few skulls!). I loved the glamour and the deep purple and eggplant colors as well as their neon “Til Death” sign. When editing, we tried to go with a slightly more desaturated look than our normal edit, but also make sure the colors they DID embrace really popped, like Heather’s incredible hair.

I love the HGI-Southpointe and we always find unique places to photograph there (and the sunset that day was spectacular and in the perfect spot!) but we do encourage our couples to go off property for variety as well – I found this location nearby that just fit and Heather and Anthony were so kind to indulge us in traveling over and making these images.

After their wedding, these two celebrated with a Las Vegas honeymoon and then came home where they expanded their family – they’re now the proud parents of two beautiful kitty cats! Thanks so much for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography – your wedding was hauntingly beautiful and we’re honored to have been there to witness the first day of your forever.

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Etsy
Prep location: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Earrings: Louis Vuitton
Necklace: Versace
Perfume: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Purse: Louis Vuitton
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus
Florist: Bride
Hair Stylist: La Pomponnee
Make-Up Artist: La Pomponnee
Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Coordinator/Planner: Alexandra Jordan at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Ceremony venue: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Officiant: The Wedding Chaplain/Scott Carney
Reception venue: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Catering: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Choreography: Pittsburgh Wedding Dance by Amanda Wolf
Favors: Sarris Candies
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




What is 15 + 9 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Lauren and Mitchell were originally going to get married in the fall of 2020, but they had to postpone due to the pandemic. Lauren’s a nurse and so they rescheduled for this fall – the fall of 2021. But what was nice about that was it gave us a chance to do an engagement session with them! We met up this past fall at two spots that pair really well together – Mellon Park and downtown Pittsburgh. For engagement sessions, I like to incorporate two different looks, one that is a little bit more natural and woodsy and one that showcases some of the city sites.




What is 9 + 11 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Due to Covid and venues and changes, Megan and Kurt had to move their wedding UP one day! That’s pretty much the opposite of a postponement and we’re all about it.

These two first met at a college party through mutual friends and have been together for more than a DECADE. That’s amazing! Their first official date was to a Pirates game and they bought a house together four years ago. And they are pet parents to a sweet pup named Bruce. I love a dog with a human name!

Their ceremony was absolutely gorgeous outside as the sun set. Before the ceremony, we did a first look and some photos in incredible spots around town – these two were up for anything and I got to use some of my favorite photo locations and even try out new ones – thank goodness for first looks, beautiful October days, and a near-deserted downtown on a Friday due to the pandemic.

The outside ceremony and covered deck reception were so fun – these two kept their event safe and there was so much love and joy! As the sun set, we took a few sunset images and then a “blue hour” image of them dancing in a lighted gazebo and as these two danced a perfect spin and the light was just right, I thought how lucky I am sometimes to have this job and this honor of witnessing the first day of a new marriage.

Congratulations, you two! Here’s to a lifetime of happiness!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Prep location: Hampton Inn – Pittsburgh Airport
Gown Designer: Sincerity Bridal by Justin Alexander
Bridal Salon: This Magic Moment Bridal Studio
Shoes: Converse
Veil: Bride’s mom made
Other Bridal Accessories: Dareth Colburn & Sara’s Boutique (etsy)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Karrie Hlista Designs
Hair Stylist: be Spa, Salon, and Yoga
Make-Up Artist: be Spa, Salon, and Yoga
Hotel Accommodations: Hampton Inn – Pittsburgh Airport
Transportation: B & M Limo Services
Ceremony venue: Celebrations
Reception venue: Celebrations
Cake: Cakes by Jenn Wolf
Catering:Celebrations
Entertainment: DJ Blair of Pittsburgh Event Group
Rings: Gigliotti Jewelers
Alterations: Yolanda at Michael’s Bridal Galleria
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




What is 11 + 13 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Francesca and Robert are getting married this October! They are planning a fall ceremony at Heinz Memorial Chapel with reception at the George Washington Hotel. Robert proposed on a walk in Point State Park after dinner at Condado. They originally met at Tequila Cowboy in the North Shore so we stopped by there for a few pictures during their engagement session.




What is 12 + 8 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Covid-19 wreaked havoc on everything this past year and Maty and Bryce had the most popular wedding date of 10/10/2020. We are so happy that these two are the ones who booked us for that date!

When they weren’t able to use their original venue due to Covid restrictions, they then pivoted to Whispering Dreams which had just opened this past summer.

The chance of rain was predicted to be 0%, but while I was literally looking at the rain app, I felt some drops fall on us during the ceremony – most of it held out until the reception started, thankfully! A little rain on your wedding day is good luck!

These two did a prayer together before the ceremony (the groom was blindfolded) and they share a strong Christian faith.

Maty’s dad was so sweet – he planned a special song for their dance together (and had a singer do the song live and changed the lyrics to be more customized for his daughter) and he planned a fireworks surprise – the fireworks went off right as the couple reached the end of the sparkler line! Also, to add to the chaos of a wedding during Covid-19, these two closed on their first home just two days before the wedding! I can’t even imagine that!

Maty and Bryce, we hope you LOVE reliving through these memories while you scroll through your blog!

Note to the couple:
­Maty and Bryce, 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: Groom designed, printed by Print King
Prep location: Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport Settlers Ridge
Gown Designer: Martin Thornburg
Bridal Salon: The Winner
Shoes: Keds for Kate Spade
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Generation Tux
Florist: Budget-Bride
Hair Stylist: Antinas Salon
Make-Up Artist: Bride
Hotel Accommodations:
Ceremony venue: Whispering Dreams at Star Lakes Farm
Reception venue: Whispering Dreams at Star Lakes Farm
Cake: Bride’s cousin
Catering: Jaden’s Catering
Rings: Blue Nile, Mathew Jewelers, Brighton Jewelers
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




What is 7 + 15 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

I’m so excited to share this October 2020 wedding with you all! Amy and Jamie met while working at the hospital. I felt like this wedding was such a great way to kick off our fall 2020 wedding season. It was wonderful to do a first look and all of their portraits at the winery. It was also nice to have an outdoor ceremony, especially with covid being a concern. I know Amy put a lot of work into the details of her wedding, using a wine color with jewel tones throughout her fall décor. I loved the plaid blanket scarves she got for her bridesmaids! I could really feel Amy and Jamie’s joy together throughout the day!

Note to the couple:

Amy and Jamie, 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: Etsy
Prep location: Hampton Inn & Suites North Huntingdon-Irwin
Gown Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridal Salon: MarWin Bridal
Veil: David’s Bridal
Earrings: Etsy
Headpiece: Dareth Colburn
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Jack’s Tuxedo
Florist: Bride
Hair Stylist: LK Skin & Wax/Lexi Kabay
Transportation: Vogue Limousine
Ceremony venue: Greenhouse Winery
Reception venue: Banquets Unlimited
Cake: Moio’s Italian Pastry Shop
Catering: Banquets Unlimited
Entertainment: DJ Dave Connely
Rings: Zales
Linens: Banquets Unlimited
Lighting: Banquets Unlimited
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Banquets Unlimited
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




What is 15 + 3 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

We had a lovely engagement session with Gina and Steve and their sweet dog! Can’t wait for their lovely wedding in June!




What is 12 + 9 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

We met up with Katherine and Evan in October for their engagement session. These two got engaged on Valentine’s Day! Can’t wait for their wedding in May!




What is 14 + 6 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

This year, we did minis over a few days and in a few different locations. CandleTree Farm is a wonderful cut your own tree farm in Washington and we were there on a 70 degree sunny day! We also did minis at Renzie Park and Local Roots Landscaping tree lot. Thanks so much to our clients and happy holidays!




What is 4 + 13 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)