Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding
Lizzie and Stephen’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh wedding was one heck of a good time at one of the city’s premiere venues. I’d been looking forward to the wedding for a long time. Lizzie is one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she makes sure that everyone around her feels welcome and valued. Stephen is the quieter one of the two and his thoughtful, steady nature is the perfect match for Lizzie. Here are some of my favorite photos from their wedding day.
The Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh is a classy place. Management left a welcome card and a couple of beautiful chocolate covered strawberries in Lizzie and Stephen’s suite.
Lizzie got ready in a suite upstairs for her Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh wedding, while Stephen got ready down the street in a room at the venerable Duquesne Club. The decor at the Monaco is eclectic and fun, which gave me a few ideas for photos 😉
Lizzie’s shoes with bows by Kate Spade along with an heirloom jeweled clutch decorated with flowers by Sapphire and Lace.
Stephen had initialed cufflinks made for himself and his groomsmen. So no, they’re not junior, senior, mister 😃
Stephen walked up Sixth Ave. from the Duquesne Club with Lizzie’s brother Max (left) and his brother Michael. They looked great in their tuxes from The Black Tux!
Lizzie and her dad Michael laugh as they walk down the aisle in the Sofia ballroom at the beginning of her Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh wedding.
With candles bordering the aisle, the Sofia ballroom was transformed into a beautiful wedding ceremony site.
Lizzie slides a wedding band on to Stephen’s finger as the Honorable Alexander P. Bicket looks on. Judge Bicket is a friend of the family so it was special to have him officiate the wedding.
Let’s Do Some Portraits!
Even though it was a little chilly, Lizzie and Stephen were all in for a photo session on the Emperor Rooftop. I knew it was going to be dark early so I hired an assistant whose only job was to carry my lights while we were doing portraits throughout the hotel.
A wedding party portrait on the big yellow couch:
After the group photo we did a few with Lizzie, her sister Corey, her brother Max and his wife Addison (left).
Then Stephen with his brothers Michael (left) and Jonathan.
The Sheffield ballroom was ready for the guests to arrive. The candlelit ambiance provided an intimate atmosphere for a fantastic dinner.
Lizzie’s dad Michael gave an emotional greeting to the assembled guests. I love this moment between him and Lizzie.
Corey taped masks of Lizzie and Stephen under the guests’ chairs and at the right moment had everyone reach beneath and hold them up. It was hilarious – and a little surreal.
The cake from Lincoln Bakery was very tasty.
First dance. The Elite Show Band was amazing, as always.
The parents dances were filled with sweet moments between Lizzie and her dad, and Stephen and his mom Denise.
The dancing got started right after the parents dances. It wasn’t long before Corey and Lizzie having fun on the dance floor.
Stephen had pizza from Mineo’s brought in for a late night snack, it was right next to a tater tot bar 😋
Stephen and his dad David on the dance floor, while at the same time…
…Lizzie and her mom Cathy were out there, too.
A lovely ending to a wonderful day.
Here’s a page with more Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh weddings.