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: