This wedding marks our final Covid reschedule – these two got engaged right before the pandemic, on New Year’s Eve in 2019 (heading into 2020) – so they planned a nice long engagement and a wedding for August of 2021. But Covid had other plans – and they FINALLY had their ceremony and reception in August of 2022!

Jessica’s planning and style was impeccable. She had 7 bridesmaids and 2 bridesmen – and 4 of these attendants were even from her elementary school classes. I loved hearing about Jessica growing up – going to White Oak Park and the local Dairy Queen when she was little (she and Ian eat quite healthy now, which her dad was joshing her about during his speech). Ian’s a quiet guy and I love their energy and spirit together.

The flowers were beautiful, as was Heinz Chapel. The weather called for rain but of course it didn’t! The florals were absolutely amazing and Jessica picked some of the top vendors – Alex Robba’s cake looked perfect and May Chester’s design around the sweetheart table was perfection.

The day was humid – and one of my favorite moments was when we were taking some evening shots in the fireplace room. Ian had his hand on Jessica’s shoulder and it was just one quiet moment to have together before they headed back into the dance party, where Ian scooped Jessica up for the camera and swirled her around – making a perfect ending shot to a perfect day.

Note to the couple:
Jessica and Ian, 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: Paper Reign
Prep location: Oaklander Hotel and University Club
Gown Designer: Lazaro
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginnings
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Veil: Clarissa Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorelle Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Liberty Men’s Formals
Florist: May Chester Designs
Hair Stylist: LB Artistry
Make-Up Artist: LB Artistry
Hotel Accommodations: The Oaklander
Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys
Coordinator/Planner: A and L Events
Cinematographer: Jeremy Scott Films
Ceremony venue: Heinz Chapel
Reception venue: University Club
Cake: Alex Robba Cake
Catering: University Club
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band
Rings: Henne Jewelers
Linens: Lendable Linens
Favors: Sugared Almonds
Alterations: Bridal Beginning
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
Cookie Table: Here for the Cookie Table
Floral Donation: Scent with Love
Post-Wedding Brunch: Schenley Park Visitors’ Center
Additional KWP Team Member for this wedding: Lizzy Telep from Sewickley Photography
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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When I was driving around looking for photo spots for Lindsay and Verne’s wedding, I saw a nice brewery in downtown New Ken, and I thought “oh that looks new and a neat place!” And as I drove by, I saw it was House of 1,000 Beers, which is where Lindsay and Verne first met after being introduced by a mutual friend.

Lindsay and the ladies got ready at Hampton Inn Harmarville – previously, I would do photos here in an abandoned lot next door – but on this particular wedding, the light was absolutely so pretty behind the hotel for the ladies’ photos. The dresses (Azazie – Dusty Blue) really popped for this summertime wedding. The guys got ready at Verne and Lindsay’s new home – which was beautifully decorated, and I loved their window treatments on their house.

Lindsay and Verne didn’t have a long courtship by today’s standards – when you know, you know! Verne proposed at the Basilica at their alma mater, St. Vincent College. The Catholic faith plays an important part in their lives. They set a date for almost a year later and selected a summertime wedding as Lindsay is a teacher. This was a large guest list too – so they went with Syria Shriners Center, one of the venues in town that can hold close to 300 people!

We went to a lovely park, AK Valley Park, for photos and everything was in bloom. This was also a sentimental spot, as Verne’s parents had worked here previously when it was the old Alcoa complex, before its transformation into a park. We love tailoring our coverage – Lindsay doesn’t love loud noises (like a pop of champagne or confetti) so we are happy to accommodate and did something different with the noiseless streamers for them – and the streamers stay attached to the hand, so there is no mess on the ground.

During the toasts, I loved hearing about their love together – they both loved the movie musical Greatest Showman and they made that their last dance of the night! At the end of the night, I teared up saying goodbye to Lindsay and Verne – it was such a special day and I loved spending the day with them!

Note to the couple:
­Lindsay and Verne, 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!

Invitation: Creighton Printing
Prep location: Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Harmarville
Gown Designer: Morilee Madeline Gardner
Bridal Salon: Rusted Rose Bridal
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse and Indochino
Florist: Springdale Floral and Gift Shop
Hair Stylist: Hair by Wendy Vario
Make-Up Artist: Samantha Harris Makeup, LLC
Hotel Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Harmarville
Transportation: Elite Coach Transportation Inc.
Cinematographer: Ox Productions
Ceremony venue: Mount Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church
Reception venue: The Pittsburgh Shrine Center
Cake: Cakes by Debbie Sutara
Catering: Stratwood Catering
Entertainment: DJ Mike Zeiler
Rings: Diamonds by Rothschild
Tabletop Linens: Stratwood Catering
Chair Covers: Stratwood Catering
Neon Sign: Taadeebo on Amazon
Lighting: N Stuff Music
Alterations: PGH Sewing
Rehearsal Dinner Location: JG’s Tarentum Station Grill
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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It was so great to see Rachel and the family again! This is our third or fourth time working with the family, and we always have a great time together!




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It was so great to meet Jess, Jason and their new baby Carson for their in-home session. Carson was the sweetest baby!




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Tammy and David met at work and their first date was in the Strip District – so it made sense that they would have their wedding in the Strip District. These two chose Heinz History Center for their ceremony and reception.

The ladies got ready at the AC Hotel right next door then walked over to Heinz History and got dressed in the conference room before we took some photos in the alley and areas nearby. Chris got ready at Heinz History Center as well in the board room (he is retired military and wore his uniform) – Tammy and Chris wanted to incorporate red, white, and blue into their wedding day.

Their ceremony was held on the first floor in the Great Hall (the room with the trolley), while cocktail was held on the 4th floor in the Heinz area. Then the guests came upstairs to the ballroom, which features a beautiful balcony. We quickly did some outdoor photos with the wedding party and bride and groom following the heartfelt ceremony.

At sunset, we headed to the balcony for some great silhouettes and later in the night, the couple went around to a few exhibits for photos before we headed to their afterparty at the AC Hotel Level 7 Bar. These two were married exactly one year to the date of Chris’ surprise proposal to Tammy at the Wyndham Grand Hotel. The guests all had a great time – when the lights came up, I noticed no one moving to leave – and I know everyone (including us!) enjoyed the sundae bar!

Note to the couple:

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Tammy and Chris, 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!

Prep location: AC Hotel by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown
Gown Designer: Ines Di Santo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu’s
Men’s Formalwear: Tommy Hilfiger
Florist: Ling’s Moments
Hair Stylist: Chaz Young
Make-Up Artist: Makeup Artistry by Nikki Gilboy
Hotel Accommodations: AC Hotel by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown
Cinematographer: Christina Montemurro
Ceremony venue: Heinz History Center
Reception venue: Heinz History Center
Centerpieces: Parkway Florist
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Catering: Common Plea
Entertainment: 2nd II None Productions
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Linens: Mosaic
Lighting: Heinz History Center
Alterations: Anita-Stitch
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Wine Library – PA Market
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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It was so great to meet up with Matea and James before their wedding next year. One of the things that was unique about their session was that they incorporated a few images wearing their traditional cultural clothing, as they are both involved in Tamburitzans. We can’t wait for you wedding!


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Cindy said: | Jan 27, 2023 - 07:01:09 |

Love the photo with the bystanders walking down the sidewalk next to the couple.



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It was great to see Heather and her family again! They have been coming to see us for a few years for portraits and I had a chance to meet their newest addition this summer.




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Rachel and Tyshawn met on Facebook dating right before the pandemic started! These two absolutely keep their faith central to everything in their lives and they really lived that out throughout the wedding day.

Rachel and the ladies got ready at the Wyndham in Oakland in a nice suite. Together, she and Ty have three kids – his, mine, and ours. The ceremony was an earlier one at Heinz Chapel, a 12:30 ceremony. Rachel and Ty kept the look classic, with black, ivory, pinks, and reds as their colors. The ladies prayed over Rachel before the ceremony.

Then we met up with the guys. Tyshawn had one of the best groom’s looks of the season – his ivory jacket with black lapel, gold belt, studded shoes, and shorter pants with a bit of a straight/wide leg on them – very fashion forward! The men prayed over Tyshawn as well.

Then they were down the aisle at Heinz Chapel, with their pastor giving a touching ceremony. Their pastor was so helpful – I saw him holding Ty’s son’s stuffed Sonic the Hedgehog at one point and also holding on to the card from the bride to the groom. Thanks, Pastor, for helping out!

We did photos in the garden at Heinz Chapel with the fountain and then on the campus at CMU Columns and around the grounds. Everyone danced up a storm at the reception, which ended at the perfect time for some AMAZING sunset photos right around the Wyndham with the couple.

It was an amazingly beautiful day and I am so honored to have worked with this sweet couple and witnessed the first day of their marriage!

Note to the couple:

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Rachel and Tyshawn, 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!

Invitation: MagnetStreet
Prep location: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Florist: Dream Big Wedding Creations, LLC
Hair Stylist: Terra with Dizire Hair Boutique
Make-Up Artist: JuLea Beauty Bar
Nails: La La’s Salon & Spa
Hotel Accommodations: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Cinematographer: Gray Cloud Media
Ceremony venue: Heinz Chapel
Reception venue: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Catering: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Entertainment: Loyalty Entertainment
Rings: Jared
Alterations: Bridal Beginning
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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We are so excited for Jess and Frank who are getting married at the Aviary next summer! Jess and Frank will have been planning this wedding for two years and it was so great to meet them at the engagement session when they flew in from Las Vegas.




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In summer 2014, Lexie was scheduled to go to a concert with her sister and sister’s friend – I believe it was a Backstreet Boys concert. And at that concert, the seed was planted – she heard about Thomas, a fellow incoming student at Pitt. And that fall, in Nordenberg Hall at Pitt, their shared dorm building, Lexie and Thomas met. After they met, Thomas texted a friend to express interest in Lexie/get her number (this story was recounted during the best man’s toast at the reception, complete with quoting the actual text from 2014) and the rest was history! Their first date was to see a movie at Soldiers and Sailors, which is across the street from the dorm. They’ve been with each other through college and young adulthood and PA school and finally, on a warm summer day, it was time to make it official.

Lexie and Thomas have such sweet personalities. Some highlights of the day were Thomas’s emotional first look and vows, as well as when he dozed off in the limo after photos and before the ceremony. Another little touch was that their signature drinks were named after their cats – Dewey and Freddy. Lexie and Thomas are so easygoing and their families helped out a lot with the planning of the wedding – these two wanted to make sure to incorporate a lot of flowers and had small table cards with the meaning behind each flower on them for guests. I just love what they did with Fox Chapel Golf Club too – with some vertical floral installations as well as vines climbing up the arches – it was incredible. A summery/garden flower vibe while being traditional and classic is how I would describe the day! This venue is always pretty, but their touches and personalizing made it one of my favorite venues in the area!

A favorite moment I witnessed was when people on the dance floor were grabbing and shaking Lexie’s dress as she danced to the music and then when she and Thomas ran to the doorway and danced and dipped as the cold sparks lit up all around them and the guests were cheering out loud, surrounding them with love and support. Some weddings make you fall in love with weddings and love all over again, and this is one of those. It was an honor to be there on their first day of marriage!

Note to the couple: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lexie and Thomas, 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: Blush Paper Co.
Prep location: Omni William Penn Hotel
Gown Designer: Jenny Yoo Bridal
Bridal Salon: Blanc de Blanc Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.
Other Bridal Accessories:
Bridesmaid Dresses:
Groom’s Formalwear: Armani
Groom’s Watch: IWC Schaffhausen
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Dormont Florist
Hair Stylist: Bennett’s Beauty Bar
Make-Up Artist: Mirage by Karma
Hotel Accommodations: Omni William Penn Hotel
Transportation: Elite Coach Transportation
Coordinator/Planner: Reverie Events and Weddings
Ceremony venue: Fox Chapel Golf Club
String Quartet: Radiant Strings
Reception venue: Fox Chapel Golf Club
Cake: A Sweet Morsel Co.
Catering: Fox Chapel Golf Club
Entertainment: DJ Chuck Webb
Day-Of Stationary and Signage: Reverie Events and Weddings
Rings: Albert’s Fine Jewelry and Chapel Hills Jewelry
Linens: Fox Chapel Golf Club
Chairs: Elegant Chair Cover Designs
Photo Booth: Moxie Events/ Powerbomb Entertainment
Cold Sparklers: Moxie Events/ Powerbomb Entertainment
Favors: Sarris Candies
Lighting: DJ Chuck Webb
Alterations: Thuy Dung
Floral Donation Service: Scent With Love
Rehearsal Dinner Location: LeMont Restaurant
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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