Bridget and Rory were married on Valentine´s weekend this year on a blustery cold but sunshine-y day. These two met on a dating app – Bridget gave Rory a card that said ¨So glad I swiped right¨ as part of his wedding present. It was a great wedding present because it also featured cufflinks, socks (Mr. Rogers socks!), a bow tie and a chocolate cake flown in from Chicago. These two got engaged following a YoYoMa concert in Chicago.

Bridget´s veil came from her grandmother´s wedding in 1939 and even featured a headpiece that was vintage that you simply just don´t see anymore! Bridget´s sister had worn this veil previously as well.

Bridget brought in a lot of vintage touches for the wedding day. A great option for the ladies was using Rent the Runway for bridesmaid dresses – they rented them once in December for trying on and then were able to rent the exact size they needed in February for the wedding.

For dessert, rather than cake – these two served up mini pies, the Pittsburgh cookie table, and some delicious popsicles they brought with them all the way from Chicago where they make their home now!

Note to the couple:
Bridget and Rory, 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: Minted
Prep location: AC Hotel by Marriott
Gown Designer: Sottero and Midgley
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Rachel Simpson
Veil: family heirloom
Earrings: Etsy/tiachia
Purse: Etsy/tiachia
Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent the Runway/Badgley Mischka
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A Bank
Florist: Blumengarten Florist
Hair Stylist: Hair by Bri
Make-Up Artist: Allison Renock Makeup
Hotel Accommodations: AC Hotel by Marriott
Transportation: Ace Vintage Bus (Antique Coach Excursions)
Ceremony venue: St. Bernard Church
Reception venue: Heinz History Center
Pies: Signature Desserts and Prohibition Pastries
Catering: Common Plea Catering
Entertainment: J Helbig No Cheese Boutique DJ & MC
Engagement Ring: family engagement ring
Wedding Bands: New York Jewelers (Chicago) and Etsy
Linens: Mosaic Inc.
Photo Booth: Action Inc.
Favors: Pretty Cool Ice Cream mini popsicles
Alterations: Bridesmaid´s mom
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Bados Pizza Grille and Ale House
Programs: Paper Chaser
Table numbers: Etsy/JonNi Paper Goods
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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This little family was adorable! We loved getting to see them back in February – thanks to Grandma for coming to help out too! We loved capturing them laughing and having fun as a family – thanks so much, you guys!




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We met up with Kaci and JC and their little one on a windy day in late fall! These two are engaged and mom and dad came along to help out with their baby – we combined a family session and engagement session together! Thanks so much you two!

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I loved getting to know this sweet little family for their daughter’s third birthday. They’re new in town and we hope they are loving Pittsburgh! Welcome home!




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Megan and Corey are getting married this year – and we met up with them for their engagement session on a warm fall evening!

Corey proposed using some Easter eggs, so we incorporated that into a few shots.

I LOVED going down to Brew Gentlemen and hitting up their outdoor beer garden for some photos. Braddock is such a cool town – love what’s going on there from the artwork, the fixing up of the houses, the brewery going in, Superior Motors down the street, some cool antique shops.

These two are very go with the flow and I love that Corey wore his hat for some shots! Washington’s Landing is always modern and elegant.

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With the shutdown/lockdown of 2020, we’re making our way through our backlog of blogs! We were so delighted last spring to do something different – some First Holy Communion photos for this sweet family. I realize this spring that first communions have been delayed – I do hope they get to be celebrated this summer and fall! We can’t wait to celebrate all life’s special moments!     




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We loved working with Megan’s sweet family! Her daughter Cece turned one. It was great to incorporate their dog in the photos. We did the whole session right on their property – they have such a lovely home. Thanks so much, guys!




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Mark and Mykenzie were engaged on September 13th on Mt. Washington! Mykenzie is originally from Iowa and Mark is from Michigan and they came to Pittsburgh for a Steelers game. Mykenzie’s family was also in town for the game so it was perfect timing for a beautiful sunset proposal. We wish the couple so much happiness!




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We finished out our 2019 wedding season with Dr. and Dr. W! Sarah and Paul have been together over three years after meeting at the University of Pittsburgh and they like to travel, try new restaurants, and try out some of our area breweries! They got engaged on a walk in Mellon Park with their puppy Kona! They’re quiet and reserved and don’t love being the center of attention – I love their quiet calmness and sweetness toward each other!

We started off at the townhouses near the Priory for the prep before heading to St. Peter’s Church on Arch Street. Due to the combination of multiple parishes and consolidations in the Pittsburgh Diocese, we’ve been doing a lot of weddings at St. Peter’s of Arch Street and I love this church for its pretty light, long aisle, nice staircase, and good grounds right outside the door for photos at the edge of Allegheny Commons Park. Sarah wore her sister’s veil as a something borrowed.

One of my favorite memories from the day was seeing the guys gently tease a groomsman who put his whole vest on already buttoned – just pulled it right over his head like a t-shirt.

After church, we headed out to some of the best photo spots in town – the classic CMU Columns and then over to Mellon Park where these two were engaged. The reception featured a caricaturist and these beautifully lighted trees – my editor commented she wished all couples had those trees because it just lends such a great background for dancing and toast photos.

The rain started at the end of the night – so we snapped a few rain photos and one in the grand balcony near the organ before wishing the couple well!

I hope Mexico was amazing!

Note to the couple:

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sarah and Paul, 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: Minted
Prep location: The Priory Hotel
Gown Designer: Sottero and Midgley
Bridal Salon: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Veil: Bride’s sister
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Kohler’s Florist
Hair Stylist: Jessie Bickel
Make-Up Artist: Jennifer Palermo
Hotel Accommodations: The Priory Hotel
Transportation: Lenzner Tour and Travel/Coach USA
Ceremony venue: Saint Peter Church
Reception venue: Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory
Cake: Priory Fine Pastries
Catering: Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory
Entertainment: John Parker Band
Linens: Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory
Favors: Succulents
Lighting: Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory
Alterations: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Southern Tier Brewing Company
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Danielle and Louis met at work and have been together for almost four and a half years – their proposal was a simple and sweet one, on a Wednesday at home. Danielle, an interior designer, put a lot of wow touches on her décor for this wedding!

The ladies got ready at Residence Inn and then popped over to Shakespeare’s to finish the dressing. I was obsessed with the dressing space in the cocktail hour room – I just used a dark green curtain to block the ladies from the men and provide a nice clean background.

One of the best photo locations at Shakespeare’s is the large door and ivy wall – it makes a great focal point in the photos and brings everything together!

Danielle and Louis provided blankets for their outdoor ceremony and people got cozy on the balcony under the heat lamps! The ceremony featured a special moment with Louis’ kids – a family unity ceremony.

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour while we headed outside with the whole bridal party and the couple as the sun started to set and the last of the fall leaves were on the trees. Then there was a reception with some great dancing (I see you, doing the splits!) and that fun was followed by a sparkler send off and a honeymoon in Cape Cod!

Note to the couple:

Danielle and Louis, 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: Zazzle
Prep location: Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh Cranberry
Gown Designer: Allure Bridals
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Taunia’s Flowers by Design
Hair Stylist: Samantha Moys from The Strand Theory
Make-Up Artist: Hope Star Makeup Artistry
Hotel Accommodations: Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh Cranberry
Transportation: Star Limousine
Cinematographer: Wedding Bug Studios
Ceremony venue: Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub
Reception venue: Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub
Cake: Carol’s Cakes
Catering: Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub
Entertainment: Second II None Productions
Rings: Blocher Jewelers
Chair Covers: Pittsburgh Wedding Rentals
Favors: Ella Celebration Antique Gold Key Bottle Openers
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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