Kate and Michael are both physicians – so they are super smart AND kind. I loved hearing during the speeches about how Kate used to be a tomboy growing up and loved doing sports, then returned to her love of the outdoors when she started dating Mike and he took her fishing! And it sounds like Mike and his brother had a great relationship growing up as well!

These two are both busy residents, yet still had time to plan a gorgeous upscale wedding. The Fairmont Hotel always does an incredible job. The first look took place on the staircase and then we traveled around the Cultural District for photos. Then it was off to St. Peter on Arch Street – we’ve been to this church several times this year and I love how bright and light it is as well as its close proximity to Allegheny Commons Park!

As the sun set, we grabbed a few quick photos at the Clemente Bridge. The reception was gorgeous and the dance floor was completely packed all night long. The late night food station was Primanti-style sandwiches and tacos – the party kept going!

Note to the couple:
Kate and Mike, 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: Fairmont Pittsburgh
Gown Designer: Demetrios
Bridal Salon: Anne Gregory for the Bride
Shoes: Nine West & Keds for Kate Spade
Headpiece: Clarissa Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Men’s Formalwear: The Black Tux
Florist: Sapphire & Lace
Hair Stylist: Alyssa Nusser from Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar/Kim Miller from KMH Salon
Make-Up Artist: Leanne O’Donoughue from Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar/Grace Wiedenhofer
Hotel Accommodations: Fairmont Pittsburgh
Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys
Coordinator/Planner: Natalie Weiss of Fairmont Pittsburgh
Cinematographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Saint Peter Church
Reception venue: Fairmont Pittsburgh
Cake: Prantl’s Bakery
Catering: Fairmont Pittsburgh
Entertainment: BPM Deejays
Rings: Market Street Diamonds
Linens: Mosaic Inc.
Favors: Cookie Table
Lighting: BPM Deejays
Alterations: Anne Gregory for the Bride
Additional KWP Team Member for this wedding: Chrissy Olson from Weddings by Sal and Bella
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Sometimes, couples have a theme for their wedding – and it might just be touches of that theme. For example, you might incorporate a few rustic elements if you are getting married on a farm. I also adore it when people GO for the theme and look – it gives so much fun and uniqueness to the wedding.

Lexi’s mom did an incredible job of planning this 1920’s/Great Gatsby themed October wedding. I love the little joke she even made “Are you ready for your surprise wedding?” she asked Lexi during getting ready. But that’s a great gift of love – to plan a wedding for your out-of-town daughter- to take all that stress off her so she can just enjoy the day.

The ladies’ dresses and headbands were amazing – Lexi’s dress even went with the theme. Jesse brought that groom style with a white jacket – and he wore it so well. Let’s talk about the antique car – amazing. And we even found some old spots in McKeesport to photograph – we used some gates on a cobblestone road and an abandoned street to bring the entire look together.

The reception details were gorgeous – and of course, sparkle was carried throughout to sparklers at the end of the night. We were so honored to capture this gorgeous wedding.

Note to the couple:

Lexi and Jesse, 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: Occasion Creation Designs
Prep location: Private homes
Gown Designer: Justin Alexander
Bridal Salon: One Enchanted Evening
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Veil & Headpiece: Clarissa Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita from MarWin Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: 700 Shop
Bouquets: All Events Floral LTD
Hair Stylist: Find the Beauty Within
Make-Up Artist: Makeup by Jenna
Hotel Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh South
Transportation: Tortorice Limousine
Coordinator/Planner: Kelli Gorecki of Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh
Ceremony venue: St. Angela Merici
Reception venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh South
Antique Car: Private owner
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Cannoli Bar: Patti’s Pasticceria
Centerpieces: Pete Donati & Sons
Catering: Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh South
Entertainment: Second II None Productions
Rings: Barsky Diamonds
Favors: Champagne Bottles
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Denunzio’s
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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We first got to know Emily when she was a bridesmaid in Christina’s gorgeous Jay Verno wedding a few years ago. Emily and Cody booked us nice and early and last fall, we did their engagement session in North Park.

I was so delighted for their day for many reasons: Hotel Indigo and the surrounding grounds are AMAZING for photography! We could have done portraits here all day – we made sure to hit up the Hot Metal Bridge for images.

After the rooftop first look, we headed to the church which also had beautiful grounds. September light just glows.

Then we quickly hopped over to Mellon Park – a classic photo spot.

The day was hot hot hot – but it got even hotter when a little sterno caught fire in the kitchen and the Edgewood fire department paid the reception a visit during their sunset portraits. Emily and Cody took it in stride and laughed. At the end of the night, everyone climbed aboard school busses to head to the after party. I loved being part of their day! The staff at the Edgewood Club was so welcoming, the food was delicious, and Emily did such an amazing job planning!

Note to the couple:

Emily and Cody, 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: ArtePapery
Prep location: Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh – Technology Center
Gown Designer: Stella York
Bridal Salon: The Exquisite Bride
Shoes: Allegra K
Other Bridal Accessories: Clarissa Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Top Hat Tuxedo
Florist: One Happy Flower Shop
Hair Stylist: Crimp Hair Salon/Kara Niederst
Make-Up Artist: See Jane Blush
Hotel Accommodations: Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh – Technology Center
Transportation: Elite Coach Transportation Inc.
Ceremony venue: St. John Fisher Church
Reception venue: The Edgewood Club
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Catering: First Class Caterers
Entertainment: DJ Joseph Costa
Rings: Trinity Jewelers
Linens: All Occasions Party Rental
Clawfoot Tub: Vintage Alley Rentals
Lighting: DJ Joseph Costa
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Dive Bar and Grille
Additional KWP Team Member for this wedding: Porter Loves
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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It was so great to see Jody and Michael again (we did their wedding a few years ago with a reception at PNC Park!) – and they brought back their little one to see us for his first birthday photos. It was such a pretty early fall day in the Mellon Park Walled Garden – happy birthday, little one!




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Laurel and Scott kept things simple and stress-free for their big day! The day started with the ladies at the hotel, then we hopped over to the church for Laurel to get dressed in their bridal suite. This was the largest and coziest bridal room I’ve ever seen at a church – there was even a fireplace inside. The church had some delightful grounds and beautiful red doors – it gave a great classic look!

We actually did all our portraits on the grounds before we all headed to the reception. I really liked hearing Laurel and Scott’s love story – they met when he moved into her apartment building – one lived upstairs and one lived downstairs!

I loved the fun of their day and the excitement! The sun was shining and it was great to get to know your family as well!

Note to the couple:
Laurel and Scott, thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Prep location: Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-Bridgeville & Private Home
Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal
Other Bridal Accessories: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Pete Donati and Sons
Hair Stylist: Christa Unik
Make-Up Artist: Christa Unik
Hotel Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-Bridgeville
Ceremony venue: St. Paul’s Episcopal Pittsburgh
Reception venue: The Chartiers Room
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: The Cooked Goose Catering Company
Entertainment: Dahn Tahn DJs
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Linens: The Chartiers Room
Favors: Koozies & Votives
Lighting: Dahn Tahn DJs
Alterations: Anita-Stitch
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Elaine and George were married back in 2018 and I’m so glad they contacted me again when Elaine was expecting! Elaine’s a makeup guru and her maternity photos were no exception – check out the amazing dress she wore and her whole look – she makes pregnancy look easy! I’m so thrilled for these two to become parents – I know they’ll be fabulous at it as they are so caring towards each other! Congratulations on your new arrival!

 




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Joelle and Dale have been together for ten years and they were married on a beautiful September day!
I knew they met at Speers St. Grill – but I mistakenly thought this was the site of their first date. it wasn’t – it’s where they actually first saw each other, when Joelle was Dale’s server in the restaurant! It seems only fitting that we get a few photos in that area of town.
Joelle is part of a special group of ladies – we’ve been so honored to have done weddings for quite a few of what we affectionately refer to as our Belle Vernon ladies – Michelle, Liza, Natalie, Leah, Laura, and Joelle – my apologies if I forgot any of you! These ladies all grew up in Belle Vernon or are friends with our brides from Belle Vernon – we just love this crew and they have so.much.fun. together.
Joelle got ready at her parents’ house while Dale got ready at their home – it was so fun to incorporate their 3 dogs and their cat into the photos! Joelle incorporated a piece of her mother’s dress into her bouquet wrap. Dale’s mother was remembered with a donation to Susan G. Komen as well as all the proceeds from the dollar/bridal dance going to the breast cancer charity as well in her memory.
The ceremony was Russian Orthodox and here’s an interesting part of the Russian Orthodox ceremony – dad walks the bride in, and then at the back of the church, the couple does a betrothal ceremony then comes down the aisle together. I love the symbolism of that.
At the reception, the Doubletree Meadowlands looked gorgeous with soft colors and candlelight. They incorporated some Italian heritage with a gelato bar – a nod to their honeymoon in Italy!
Note to the couple:

Joelle and Dale, thank you for choosing us to photograph 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: The Design Brewery
Prep location: Private homes
Gown Designer: Martina Liana
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Nordstrom
Bride’s Jewelry: Zales
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Beginning/Sorella Vita
Men’s Formalwear: Macy’s
Handmade Ties: David Cook
Flowergirl Dress: My Little Girl Dress
Florist: Fields of Heather
Hair Stylist: Snoballs Hair and Tanning Salon
Make-Up Artist: Simone Jene Makeup
Hotel Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands
Transportation: TDF Limousine
Cinematographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
Reception venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Gelato Bar: Mercurio’s
Catering: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands
Entertainment: J. Walker Creative Productions
Rings: Joyce’s Jewelry
Linens: Linen Hero by Chair Covers and Linens
Favors: Almonds from Moio’s Italian Pastry Shop & Dog Treats from Tail Bangers
Cookie Table Design: Angie Dzurinko
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Back Porch Restaurant
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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On Labor Day Weekend 2019, Heinz Chapel hosted its first Simply Styled Weddings. Similar to a pop-up wedding event/elopement, each couple had an hour for a ceremony at Heinz Chapel, a short photo shoot in the chapel, and then a small reception with champagne and the Pittsburgh cookie table.
This was a great option for couples who wanted something sweet and simple but not the time and expense of planning a huge event. Couples were able to have up to thirty guests at the wedding and I know some of the couples were hosting a little dinner at a restaurant or their home afterwards. I loved how the cookies were personalized for the couples and so were the bouquets! We also personalized our photography to the couple’s wishes and personalities!
Heinz Chapel arranged the officiant, the photographers (that’s us!), the floral, the cookies, the organist – it was just bring your own marriage license and guests! We had such a great time and everything ran so smoothly! I loved seeing the joy and excitement for each couple! Congratulations to all of you!

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Vendors:
Officiant: Acting Officiant
Organist: Jon Tyillian
Florist: Pisarcik Greenhouses and Flower Farm
Calligraphy: CalligraSki
Ceremony venue: Heinz Chapel
Cookie Table: Potomac Bakery
Customized Cookies: Sara’s Sweet Addiction
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Amy and Jeff have been dating for four years now. These two were actually friends in high school, but didn’t start dating until their junior year of college. Jeff proposed at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. It was great to get to know these two during their engagement session. We are so excited for their wedding next July!




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This is an *all* Oakland wedding – it’s such a fun and easy thing for the bride and groom to have their prep at the Wyndham University Center, the ceremony at Heinz Chapel, photos at the Cathedral of Learning, and then the reception at Soldiers and Sailors – the bridal party was able to walk between all the locations!
Morgan went to Pitt (along with several bridal party members and siblings) and John went to Allegheny. These two got engaged on a sunset cruise in Lake Tahoe.
There’s a lot to LOVE about this wedding day – and some of my favorite features included the balcony above the reception space at Soldiers and Sailors, the delicious and numerous food stations at the reception, the Hawaiian shirts and jorts for the ladies prep instead of robes (what a fun take on getting ready outfits!), White Claw instead of champagne during the prep (this is THE summer 2019 drink right? “Ain’t no laws when you drinking claws” is the slogan I have been told), the American flag socks for the groomsmen as it was Labor Day weekend, and the dance floor craziness during John’s favorite reception song “Shout!” (It got WILD!)
I hope Italy was AMAZING, you two!

Note to the couple:
Morgan and John, 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: Minted
Prep location: Wyndham University Pittsburgh Center
Bridal Salon: The Exquisite Bride
Shoes: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Macy’s/Ralph Lauren
Florist: Gidas Flowers
Hair Stylist: Bennett’s Beauty Bar
Make-Up Artist: Allison Renock Makeup
Hotel Accommodations: Wyndham University Pittsburgh Center
Cinematographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Heinz Chapel
Reception venue: Soldiers and Sailors Hall and Museum
Cake: A Sweet Morsel Co.
Catering: Chef Rey’s Catering
Entertainment: DJ Chuck Webb
Rings: Jared/Etsy
Linens: Chef Rey’s Catering
Alterations: Bride’s aunt
Rehearsal Dinner Location: University of Pittsburgh University Club
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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