Hotel Monaco Wedding
Christina and Lenny’s Hotel Monaco Wedding in downtown Pittsburgh.
I’d been looking forward to this one for a long time. Sure the Hotel Monaco is a great venue, but the real reason is I’d had the opportunity get to know Christina and Lenny over the year prior to their wedding and learned that they are kind, thoughtful, and genuine people. It’s no secret that Lenny is crazy about Christina, and Christina adores Lenny!
Preparing for the Big Day
Christina beams as her mom Patricia helps her get ready at the Hotel Monaco. Look at those dimples!
Helping me out on this wedding was the incomparable Annie O’Neill. She was with Lenny and the guys as they got ready at the Duquesne Club.
A Ceremony Filled with Emotion
Christina was overcome with emotion as she waited at the back of St. Stan’s parish. I love how her girls gathered around to comfort her and help dry her tears.
Christina is all smiles as she and her dad John wait for the signal to head down the aisle.
All eyes are on Christina and her dad as they walk down the aisle. St. Stanislaus is a beautiful church.
The look on Lenny’s face as he watches Christina walk towards him pretty much sums up how he feels about her.
Maid of Honor Suzanne holds on to her daughter Olivia while she checks out the paintings on the ceiling 🙂
Annie’s photo. Look at that guy wearing brown shoes with a gray suit 😀
The tears from before the ceremony gave way to laughter afterwards.
Annie’s photo below.
Christina’s dad John gives her a big hug as Lenny’s dad Leonard waits his turn to greet his new daughter in law.
A portrait outside of the church (Annie’s photo).
After the ceremony the bridal party headed uptown for some photos. Nice socks, guys! Little did we know that this was the last weekend for the Consol Energy Center – now called the PPG Paints Arena.
Then it was back to the Hotel Monaco for some more portraits.
The couple practiced their first dance on the rooftop patio at the Hotel Monaco.
It’s a great spot for portraits.
Annie’s photo below. She’s so good!
The Sheffield and Sofia Ballrooms were exquisitely decorated. Candles provided an intimate ambiance for dinner. Pastries and treats were set out in the space between the ballrooms for guests to enjoy when they took a break from dancing.
Introductions were followed by the couple’s first dance. Afterwards there was a short dance set that worked up an appetite for dinner.
The toasts were highly entertaining!
Parent’s dances are one of my favorite parts of a wedding reception. The emotions are there for all to see.
Meanwhile, Christina’s bridesmaids watch as she and her dad share a dance.
Then it was Lenny and his mom Mary Ann’s turn.
Things really got going after the parent’s dances where Christina dances with flower girl Madeline, while Lenny dances with his sister Joanne.
The worm is always a hit!
Christina and her friend Keely tear up the dancefloor!
Later in the evening Christina and her sorority sisters from the University of Richmond belt out their favorite song.
Thanks Christina and Lenny for having us there to document your Hotel Monaco Wedding!
If you like this wedding be sure to check out this other great wedding from St. Stan’s Church.
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