St. Stan’s and Sheraton Station Square Wedding
Happy New Year!! 2010 was a great year, and fittingly it ended with a fantastic wedding. Just before New Years I got to photograph Amy and Jon’s St. Stan’s in the Strip District and Sheraton Station Square wedding.
We felt so welcome and happy to be a part of the day. Their families and friends were a lot of fun to be with, so it’s only natural that this blog post has a few more photos than usual. Enjoy!
Starting the Day at Mom and Dad’s Place
We started out at Amy’s parent’s house where Amy and the girls were already in the spirit.
Must. Keep. To. The. Schedule:) Amy consults the agenda with her mom Margaret, dad Tony, and sister Ann.
Amy is one of four beautiful sisters. Those are their senior portraits on the wall behind her.
Amy was a very beautiful bride.
The girls make their way to the limo on a path through the snow.
Singing songs on the party bus.
St. Stan’s in the Strip District
Mikayla handed out the programs to the guests as they arrived at St. Stan’s.
Jon and his best man Pat get ready in a room behind the altar.
Jon and the guys looked so good together…
…that they decided to form a singing group:
Jon’s dad Harry smiles as he gets his boutonniere pinned on.
Amy had a beautiful bouquet from Mt. Lebanon Floral Shop.
Amy’s neice Maggie arrives. Isn’t she a cutie?
Maggie’s big brother Dominic was the ring bearer.
Amy and her friend Kristen share a moment.
The girls sing “Dominic the Christmas Donkey” for Dominic. Their harmonies were really good!
Amy and her dad Tony wait for the big moment.
Jon sees his bride as she walks down the aisle.
St. Stan’s was still decorated for Christmas. The lights on the trees provided a wonderful, warm glow.
St. Stan’s is a combined parish with St. Patrick’s. Paintings of the two saints are at the back of the pews. Over the past several years the parish has put a lot of work into restoring the windows and the interior of the church. It was quite beautiful.
Mikayla’s big sister Delaney watches the ceremony.
Caroline was in the balcony and had a great angle to photograph the ceremony from.
Father Don Nesti blesses Amy and Jon after they said their vows.
Blended Faith Traditions
Amy and Jon combined Catholic and Jewish traditions during their ceremony. Father Don did a great job explaining the meaning behind the breaking of the glass.
Caroline’s photo below.
Amy hugs Jon’s mom Barbara.
We went out to Smallman St. for a couple of quick portraits as the sun set over the city. Everybody loves a young couple on their wedding day, and they were greeted by honking car horns.
Back inside Amy showed off her wedding band.
Sheraton Station Square Wedding Reception
The couple arrives to the reception.
I absolutely love these first dance photos.
We were treated to some hilarious toasts.
First by the best man, Pat.
Then by Amy’s sister and Maid of Honor Kara.
Some detail shots.
Amy’s dad Tony is a great dancer.
Jon and his mom share a dance.
While I was photographing the guests dancing Jon came up to me and said, “Be ready when Billie Jean comes on.” Little did I know that he would return as the King of Pop!
It’s one thing to get dressed up, but Jon had Michael Jackson’s dance moves down cold!
Amy and Jon, thanks very much for letting us celebrate your wedding and the end of 2010 with you!
This Sheraton Station Square wedding was a high spot in the middle of a cold winter. Here’s another wedding that’ll warm your heart.