Wedding photography at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel:
While looking over these photos as I prepared this post, I was struck by how much laughter played a part in Kara and Brian’s wedding day. It’s been a while since their wedding last summer and I can’t help but smile thinking back on that day.
The crew at the Renaissance Pittsburgh did a wonderful job with the Symphony Ballroom doing double duty as both the ceremony and reception site. The room was beautifully appointed for the ceremony and within a short span of time it was transformed into a grand space for dining and dancing. All of that took planning and I know that Kara and her mother Jenny along with the hotel staff put a lot of effort into the event. The results were outstanding, check it out:
Kara gets a look at herself in a full-length mirror as she and her bridesmaids got ready for the ceremony:
Lots of laughs while they waited:
A note to bridesmaids out there, Eat n’ Park Smiley Cookies with blue icing will turn your tongue blue. But hey, it matched her dress and eyes perfectly
Kara’s mom looks at her beautiful daughter:
In the arcade on the second floor of the hotel just before the ceremony:
Kara and her dad Joe before the entering the ceremony:
Brian and Kara obviously enjoyed the ceremony, there were lots of laughs (Lisa’s photo):
Reverend Larry Goyda officiated. He’s a great guy.
The light coming in through the windows couldn’t have been more beautiful. The ceremony had such an open and airy feeling:
The Pirate’s Parrot buzzed past while we were out on the Clemente Bridge taking portraits of the bridal party. It was nice of him to dress for the occasion:
Kara and Brian are introduced:
Joe’s speech was very funny!
Matron of Honor Stephanie’s speech:
Remember, when you ask your brother to be your best man, you’re asking someone who has intimate knowledge of you and a lifetime of embarrassing stories. Brian’s brother Jason shared some of those, but kept it all in good fun:
This was a dancing crowd, for sure. I’ve got so many wonderful photos from that part of the evening, but here’s a sampling of my favorites:
At the end of the evening, Kara’s family got together with an encouraging message for an injured relative who couldn’t attend the wedding:
The sunset that evening was as beautiful as I’ve ever seen. It was the perfect end to the day: