I have an affinity for Heinz Memorial Chapel. My wife (she’s the Pitt grad) and I were married there. Our wedding was on a Friday evening in October – the same weekend as the University of Pittsburgh’s homecoming.

The timing couldn’t have been better. Just as we were walking down the aisle at the end of the ceremony, a massive fireworks display for homecoming was set off. We all stood on the stairs of the chapel and took in the light show. Of course, I didn’t deny it when asked if we planned the fireworks.

Here are a few photos from Nicole and Ryan’s wedding at Heinz on Saturday evening:

Nicole in the dressing room downstairs before the ceremony:

Gothic grandeur in the nave of the chapel:

A photo in the archway on the stairs leading up to the choir loft is a Heinz Chapel classic:

The architecture of the place lends itself to black and white photography:

We had a lot of fun with separate photo sessions for the boys and girls before the ceremony. I’ll post some photos from those in the coming days, so check back.