Susan and Jason got ready at the beautiful Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel before their Grand Concourse Wedding on a lovely late spring day. They’d planned their wedding from out of town, so it was very helpful to have professionals like the folks at the Fairmont and especially Brian at the Grand Concourse to lean on. As it turned out, the day went so smoothly that it seemed to fly past.
Susan’s maid of honor helps her put on a pearl necklace:
Susan got very emotional when she saw Jason standing in the little park outside of the Fairmont where they had their first look:
The light was shining through the windows at the Fairmont making a cool color that I thought was a perfect compliment to the big art piece behind the front desk. Add a beautiful bride, and viola!
We arrived at the Grand Concourse in plenty of time for the ceremony, so we went up to the third floor for some portraits:
Susan and Jason’s sister share a moment before the ceremony:
The bridesmaids provided cover for Susan so that the guests wouldn’t see her before the ceremony:
Susan’s grandmother paused for a moment to touch the photo of Susan’s late mother as she lit a candle in tribute:
Susan and her dad get ready to walk down the stairs to the landing where the ceremony was held:
The couple took a moment to honor their parents:
As usual, I felt it was important to be as close to the action as I could be without being a distraction. It’s times like this that it’s so important to have a second photographer that I can count on.
Which you can see in this wonderful photo by Lisa of two little girls standing at the bottom of the stairs as they took a cue from the couple:
First dance with color provided by the big stained glass window at the Grand Concourse and the DJ’s lights:
We went up to the Smithfield Street Bridge for some photos around sunset. The ladies had some fun:
Grandma owned the dance floor (Lisa’s photo):
Ouch! (Lisa’s photo):