Duquesne University Power Center Wedding

Amanda and Greg’s St. Mary of the Mount and Duquesne University Power Center Wedding.

bride and groom beneath an umbrella walk down the steps in front of the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh

As you can see in the photo above, Amanda and Greg’s wedding day was a “blessed” with rain. But hey, it’s good luck, right?

Good luck or not, nothing was going to spoil the joy for the day that these two waited so long to share with one another. Really, they’re the best of friends. I’ve known Amanda for quite some time and she always has a smile on her face. But I’ve never seen her as happy as she is when Greg is around.

Getting Ready

What did I say about smiling? Her talking mirror agrees: She looks great 🙂

bride laughs as she looks at herself in a child's mirror

The girls gathered upstairs at the rectory at St. Mary of the Mount when it came time to get the dress on. It was an elegant and lovely dress that suited Amanda perfectly.

Bride and her bridesmaids look at the wedding dress hung up in a doorwaybride makes a funny face as she gets into her dress with the help of her bridesmaids

The light shines on Amanda’s face as she puts on her earrings.

bride looks beautiful as she puts on earrings

The Ceremony

Amanda takes a deep breath while waiting outside of St. Mary of the Mount with her sister Emily. Amanda is the Director of Music Ministry at St. Mary of the Mount. That’s how we met. She’s a wonderful organist and singer. I can only imagine, but after providing music for hundreds of weddings she had to be thinking at this moment about how it was her turn to walk down the aisle.

bride waits alone outside of the church prior to her wedding

Amanda shares a hug and some tears with her dad Joe.

bride cries as she is embraced by her father before her wedding

…and some laughs on the altar with Greg.

bride smiles with excitement as she exchanges rings with her groom

The groomsmen join hands in prayer.

groomsmen hold hands as they pray during a wedding mass

The bridesmaids raise their hands in a blessing of the couple (Lisa’s photo).

bridesmaids hold their hands up in a blessing during a wedding mass

Husband and wife!

bride and groom face each other and smile after they shared their first kiss as husband and wife

Portrait Time!

We stopped for photos at the Mellon Institute. The guys had a good time while holding the bouquets for the ladies.

groomsmen goof around with bridesmaids bouquets as they wait to have photos taken

There wasn’t a single dull moment with this group 😄

bride and bridesmaids strike funny poses as they have their photos taken

Bride and groom hold hands and smile while walking through the columns at the Mellon Institute

The soft light and warm tones of the stone columns made for the perfect conditions for an elegant portrait of Amanda.

profile portrait of a bride standing in front of a stone pillar

Reception at the Duquesne University Power Center

Over to the Duquesne University Power Center where the couple shoved cake into each other’s faces. She started it!

bride and groom shove wedding cake into each other's faces

After they got cleaned up, Amanda and Greg shared a first dance in front of the huge windows at The Power Center.

bride and groom share their first dance during their wedding reception at the Power Center

Amanda and her dad Joe danced together.

Bride and her father embrace as they share a dance

Followed by Greg and his mom Deborah (Lisa’s photo).

Groom's mother pinches her son's face as they dance together during his wedding reception

Everybody – young and old – hit the dancefloor (Lisa’s photo).

old lady throws her hands up into the air while dancingFather and daughter dance with their hands outstretched

Next three photos by Lisa. Having a great second photographer means you get so many more photos to help you to remember the day.

bride holds her hands on the groom's shoulders as she sings to him while they dance togetherwomen laugh as they dance together

The Karaoke video was a big hit 😀

a crowd of crazy-faced revelers gather around a microphone as they sing karaokebride laughs as she dances with her bridesmaids during a wedding reception

Greg’s buddies delivered him into Amanda’s arms.

groom is carried on the shoulders of his friends as they carry him towards his bride during their wedding reception

At the end of the evening, a quiet moment on the dance floor.

bride and groom share a romantic embrace as they dance together at the end of their wedding reception