"You've got the most unbelievable blue eyes I've ever seen
You've got me almost wilting away
As we lay there, under a blue sky pure with stars
It's all the sweetness, magical time"
—Donna Lewis, I Love You Always Forever
A Colorful Wedding in the Midst of a Rainy City
Hannah and Jeremy married at the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh, PA. While I personally wasn't able to attend the wedding until the reception began, I was glad to know that I had a team ready to capture the day for this wonderful couple. They split up for the start of the day with Nadine headed to an Airbnb where Hannah and her attendants got ready, while Rich headed to Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center where Jeremy and his son got ready. Hair was done by Theresa Parks of Evergreen Salon Co. and makeup was done by Audra Deluca, both did such a wonderful job. Hannah's gorgeous convertible dress was from Bridal Beginning with the alterations by PGH Sewing. She looked amazing! I loved the velvet bridesmaids' dresses from Revelry. Velvet is such a great pick for a fall or winter wedding. Jeremy and his groomsmen looked dapper in suits from Hockerty.
Hannah and Jeremy chose the balcony overlooking the dinosaur exhibit for their ceremony space. I love the pictures of them with the pterodactyl skeletons flying overhead. That little background detail added such unique quirkiness to the day that felt so perfectly fitting to Hannah and Jeremy. Especially touching was that Hannah's dad officiated the wedding. She and her dad share such a special bond and I'm so glad that she was able to have this moment with him. Some of my favorite pictures from the ceremony are those of Jeremy's kids and the emotion on their faces. You can see his daughter, who was a junior bridesmaid, crying with joy.
While outdoor portraits had originally been the plan, with the rain and late hour, plans changed to indoors. Fortunately, Hannah and Jeremy had a beautiful venue with gorgeous indoor architecture and interesting backdrops. The grand staircase made a perfect spot for formal wedding portraits, while the t-rex skeleton made for a fun spot for wedding party photos. I love the uniqueness of the pictures and how tender Hannah and Jeremy were in their couple's portraits.
After the ceremony and family portraits, I arrived on scene at the Cafe Carnegie at the Museum of Art for a colorful reception. I loved the contrasting blue uplighting against the yellow accent lights and all the blooms. Their blue cake by Culinaire was gorgeous and dinner was delicious. Steven Vance Entertainment brought the music with both a violin soloist during the ceremony and dinner and then with a DJ for the dancing. The reception was an absolute blast with great music, kids on the dance floor, and a surprise birthday cake for one of the groomsmen. Hannah and Jeremy were beautiful as they danced together, enjoying the evening with each other, their family, and their friends. It was a wonderful evening. I'm so grateful for the team who did a fantastic job capturing this day.
Many happy wishes to the bride and groom!