Sacred Heart Church Wedding. Phipps Conservatory Reception.
Kristin and Tom’s wedding was an elegant reflection of their refined sense of style, taste in art and love of family. This was evident in their choice of venues: Everybody got ready for the day at the fantastic Mansions on Fifth in Shadyside.
Kristin and her mom Pat share a moment as Kristin puts her dress on. Pat made the dress for her own wedding and was thrilled to see Kristin wear it for her wedding:
Meanwhile down the hall, Tom is reflected in a mirror as he buttons up his vest (Lisa’s photo):
What a terrific headpiece to go along with the dress:
Tom hands over the custom-designed wedding bands to his best man Paul (Lisa’s photo):
Kristin’s long veil trails behind as her dad Randy walks her down the aisle at Sacred Heart Church:
Father John Riccardo, the priest from Tom’s family’s parish in Detroit made the trip to Pittsburgh to celebrate the wedding ceremony:
A romantic gesture as Kristin and Tom walk down the aisle after the ceremony:
Tom’s sister Jennifer congratulates the couple just after the ceremony:
We didn’t have to go too far for portraits afterwards since the east end of Pittsburgh offers a number of beautiful spots. We took this one in the open shade of the Sycamore trees in front of the Carnegie Library in Oakland:
Some details include the wedding bands, Kristin’s Jimmy Choo’s, a fantastic cake, and the Special Events Hall at Phipps Conservatory. Hanging in the hall are two panels that Kristin and Tom each painted – they’re both talented artists. The design was carried over to the boxes of treats that the couple’s guests received:
First dance. (Lisa’s photo):
One from my angle:
Another one by Lisa:
Randy cracked his daughters up during his toast:
I love this photo of Pat as the sun was setting outside the wall of windows in the Special Events Hall:
Tom and his mom:
Flower girl Elaina ruled the dance floor!
Next two photos by Lisa:
While the dancing went on inside, some fine cigars were passed around outside. The light caught the smoke just right in this one: