Fall Wedding at the Pittsburgh Golf Club

Mandy and Matt’s fall wedding at the Pittsburgh Golf Club.

A young married couple face each other as the sun sets behind them on a late fall afternoon.

Mandy and Matt were married the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It was a lovely, intimate ceremony and reception that was chock full of emotion. Their story is so beautiful: They had only met a few months prior to their wedding, but they knew immediately that they were meant to be together. When you know, you know. You know?

Mandy got ready at a hotel at the Waterfront.

A bride holds her dress as takes it off of the hanger.

While Matt and Mandy’s son J.D. got ready at Matt’s parent’s house in Squirrel Hill (next two photos by Lisa)

Groom wearing a hockey jersey hugs his wife-to-be's son before the wedding.groom and his wife-to-be's son tighten their ties as they look in a mirror.A bride puts her earrings on as she looks out the hotel window.a bride puts on her makeup as two women stand in the shadows outside of the bathroomDetail photos of a bride's shoes, jewelry, and the lace of her wedding dress.

It was a beautiful late fall day so we were able to go outside and do a couple of portraits beneath the giant Gantry Crane that is left over from US Steel’s Homestead Works.

Portrait of a bride underneath a giant gantry crane at a former steel mill.

For such an intimate ceremony they picked a huge church! East Liberty Presbyterian Church is a Pittsburgh landmark.

Exterior and interior detail shot of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.

Matt looked handsome in the sunlight coming through the window in the room where he waited for the ceremony.

A groom stands in the sunlight shining through a window in the rectory of East Liberty Presbyterian Church.the ring bearer looks down the aisle before the beginning of a wedding ceremony.

Mandy and her dad walk down the aisle.

Bride and her father walk down the aisle of East Liberty Presbyterian Church during the wedding ceremony.

The altar is pretty huge at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, big enough for everyone to be seated there instead of in the pews. It was nice to have everyone up close.

The altar of East Liberty Presbyterian Church is big enough to hold the wedding party and all of their guests.

J.D. looks on as his mom and Matt exchange rings.

Bride puts a wedding ring on her husband during their wedding ceremony.Bride and groom walk down the aisle together at the end of their wedding ceremony.Bride and groom share a passionate kiss at the back of the church.

We went up to The Meadow area off of Overlook Drive in Schenley Park to catch the last few rays of sunshine.

Portrait of a bride and groom in Schenley Park.A groom stands behind his bride with the skyline of the city of Pittsburgh behind them.

Then it was a short trip over to the Pittsburgh Golf Club.

Bride and groom stand in front of the Pittsburgh Golf Club in Squirrel Hill.

The cocktail hour had a bunch of games and activities for the kids.

Kids play a game during a wedding reception.A boy puts a heart-shaped piece of wood in a frame that serves as a guest book.

Dinner was in the Grill Room. It was a simple and elegant family-style dinner.

Detail and overall photos of the downstairs dining room at the Pittsburgh Golf Club decorated for a fall wedding.Details of the dining table with favors and activities for kids and plates and silverware for adults.

The couple’s dads gave toasts.

Speeches by the father of the groom and the father of the bride.

As did other family members.

Bride and groom sit close as a guest offers a toast.

It was very heartfelt.

A guest is embraced as he sheds a tear during the toasts at a wedding reception.

And funny.

More toasts and laughter during a wedding reception at the Pittsburgh Golf Club.Bride and groom share a kiss during their wedding reception.

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