What a happy summer day it was for Kristen and Jimmy’s Duquesne Club wedding! Sitting here in my office looking back on the photos of these wonderful folks it makes me feel so lucky to be able to work with accomplished, intelligent and fun people like these guys. Like Emily and Omar in my last post, Kristen and Jimmy’s story was also written up in the Vows section of the New York Times.
The couple got ready in separate suites at the Duquesne Club. Kristen’s makeup was done in natural light from a window. Always a great idea!
Kristen greets Jimmy’s mom Linda.
Jimmy had matching bow ties, cufflinks, and custom-engraved utility tools for each of the groomsmen – nice! There was also a humidor filled with fine cigars for later.
Jimmy puts on his bow tie. I’m a fan of bow ties. Just look at my logo 😁
“A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” ―
Jimmy and the guys shared a toast at the bar downstairs at the Duquesne Club.
Some details included the couples’ rings and this lovely handmade box that contained them. Kristen’s dress hung on an armoire waiting for her.
The matching robes for the bridesmaids and flower girls were a hit.
Kristen’s mom Alice helps her with the dress.
Finishing touches were shoes and star-shaped earrings.
Kristen pauses in the hallway on her way to the first look with Jimmy.
The couple had their first look on the outdoor terrace. It was a private spot that gave the couple a moment with each other before the events of the day really got rolling.
Portraits Around Town
After the first look we all piled into a limo bus and headed to a few spots for portraits before the ceremony.
First up was the North Shore. This is at Allegheny Landing Park between the Andy Warhol Bridge (left) and the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
Jimmy was a big help with the veil!
The sun was pretty intense during the middle of the day, so I leaned pretty heavy on my portable lighting. It did the trick – the portraits turned out great!
Then it was on to the Strip District where there are a couple of murals that the couple wanted pictures with.
Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church
Jimmy watches as Kristen approaches.
Kristen and her dad Craig walk down the aisle.
A hug as Craig presents the bride.
The First Presbyterian Church is a lovely, historic spot. It’s one of the two stone churches side-by-side along Oliver Avenue. They’re perfect spots for a Duquesne Club wedding.
A kiss after being pronounced husband and wife.
I love the looks on Kristen and Jimmy’s faces as they head down the aisle.
The couple waves to their guests outside of the church.
Duquesne Club Wedding Reception
A police officer stopped traffic for Kristen and Jimmy as they headed over to the Duquesne Club to continue their wedding festivities.
Details included Kristen and Jimmy’s Official Wedding Towel on each guest’s seat. Each table featured photographs of the couple at the corresponding age of the table number.
The couple makes an appearance during cocktail hour.
The toasts from Craig, best man John, and matron of honor Sarah were heartfelt and truly hilarious. After that it was time to cut the cake.
Before the dancing got started we did a couple of indoor portraits around the Duquesne Club.
The first dance ended with a dip. I was in the right spot for once – yay!
Parents dances came next.
Then it was time for dancing with beats set by DJ Jonathan Cortez, who is also an amazing singer.
Such a great day! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with folks like Kristen and Jimmy. Fun fact: In the It’s-a-small-world category, Jimmy, who is an orthopedic surgeon, worked quite often with another client at the hospital in New York where he did his residency.
This past season was terrific and it makes me excited for what’s in store in 2020!
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