Fairmont Pittsburgh Wedding

Diane and Rick’s Fairmont Pittsburgh Wedding:

Rick and Diane had their wedding in the late spring. We returned to the beautiful Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel for the second weekend in a row. It’s a great place as is St. Mary of the Mount, where they had their ceremony.

married couple stand close together on the walkway beneath the convention center by the Tenth Street Water Feature

Getting Ready for the Day

Diane gets ready with the help of her bridesmaids.

bride and her bridesmaids are reflected in a mirror while she puts her earrings in

Her parents Mike and Peg look on.

bride's parents are delighted by how beautiful their daughter is

Diane’s maid of honor (and sister) Sarah helps her put her shoes on.

bride's sister maid of honor puts on her shoes for her

Such a beautiful bride!

portrait of a beautiful bride focused on her blue eyes

Some details, include Louboutin shoes for her and mis-matched socks for him.

detail photos include funny socks on groom, Christian Louboutin shoes, buttons on the back of bride's dress, and wedding rings

The guys had some refreshments before heading over to the church (Lisa’s photo).

hands reach for shot glasses

Like any good husband, Rick knows how to follow directions. Like any good wife, Diane knows how to give them (Lisa’s photo).

groom holds note that bride left for him giving him instructionsbride wears her Christian Louboutin shoes

St. Mary of the Mount

Rick and his mom share a moment outside of the church (Lisa’s photo).

groom and his mother share a private moment before the wedding ceremony

I don’t know who looks happier, Diane or Mike?

father looks at his daughter as he walks her down the aisle during her wedding

Rick had tears in his eyes as he saw them walking towards him (Lisa’s photo).

groom tears up as he watches his bride walk towards him

You never know how the handoff is going to go at the front of the church. This was a really nice moment.

groom embraces the father of the bridebride caresses her groom during their wedding cereomonybride and groom kiss at the front of the church during their wedding at Saint Mary of the Mount

Portraits Around Pittsburgh

Really, it’s not that difficult 😀

groomsman makes a face as he opens a bottle of champagne in the limousine after the wedding

Bridal party photo on the water steps near PNC Park.

wedding party cheers while the bride and groom kiss at the water steps near PNC Park

We went over to the walkway underneath the D.L. Lawrence Convention Center for some photos. Intense sunlight can make doing portraits in the middle of the day difficult, but the light was beautiful there.

Beautiful bride beneath the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Rick’s turn.

Three portraits of a groom beneath the Pittsburgh convention center

Back on the limousine bus, the party was in full swing.

Groomsmen sing and dance onboard the limousinebride and her bridesmaids sing and dance on the limousine

We took a few moments for portraits in the lobby of the Fairmont before the cocktail hour.

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Reception in the Fairmont’s Grand Ballroom

Some details from the reception.

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The couple makes their entrance into the reception (Lisa’s photo).

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First dance in the Fairmont Hotel ballroom.

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It was very sweet to see Diane’s reaction to Rick and his mom dancing together.

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Diane’s grandfather is a LOT of fun. He was on the dance floor for the whole evening.

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This was great. Mike and his brothers cleared out a space on the dance floor, got in a circle, and ran towards each other.

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I love the reaction of the other guests!

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These lighted foam sticks were Rick’s idea. The guests loved them!

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Bouquet toss.

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Sarah grabbed it.

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The garter toss was hotly contested (Lisa’s photo).

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Rick and his guys.

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Diane and her bridesmaids (Lisa’s photo).

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Rick and Diane’s dog made an appearance. I don’t think he knew what to make of the celebration.

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Last dance.

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This Fairmont Pittsburgh Wedding was such a great celebration! Here’s another wedding you’ll enjoy.