When I met Kerry and Scott last year I was taken with how excited they were about their wedding and how much work they were devoting to planning the perfect day. Well, they pulled it off.
Family and friends from all over gathered together to share a fantastic day of love, happiness, good food and song at Phipps Conservatory. It was amazing – these folks would burst into song at any given time throughout the evening!
Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:
I loved Kerry’s birdcage veil:
Phil Pavely was with Scott and the guys as they got ready. We worked together covering news and sporting events at the AP and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for almost 20 years, so it was a real thrill to have him on the team.
Kerry’s bridesmaids Cecilia (left) and Brenda (second from left), and her maid of honor Kelly (right) were a lot of fun to be with. Kelly, who is Kerry’s sister, did a great job helping with planning and keeping the day running on schedule.
We went outside for a few portraits before the guys arrived at Phipps. The girls serenaded Kerry with a rendition of “Going to the Chapel” while I photographed her. I love the tear!
Scott and the guys arrive at Phipps. Scott’s brother Erik (right) served as best man. Scott’s friends Chaz (left) and Bayen were the groomsmen:
Kerry and Cecilia took a photo of themselves:
Kerry’s dad Jeff keeps it together as he sees his daughters all dressed up for the wedding:
Kerry and her dad wait on the path before walking to the ceremony in the Outdoor Garden:
They make their appearance from behind the bushes (next 2 are Phil’s photos):
Scott and Kerry wrote their own vows. Scott was filled with emotion as he read to Kerry. It was beautiful. (Phil’s photo):
They literally “tied the knot” with a Celtic handfasting ceremony. I love Scott’s reaction as the knot is tightened:
Wow! What a first kiss! (Phil’s photo below):
One from my angle:
Phil’s photo below:
A quiet moment together after the ceremony:
The girls were in a great mood:
A few portraits:
The gorgeous flowers were by Kate C. Walter. Not only was there cake (by Food Glorious Food), but there were cupcakes (by Vanilla Pastry Studio). Mmmm. Big Catering kept the guests fed and happy.
A grand entrance to the reception!
Talent runs deep in this group. Scott’s uncle Ken sang Sinatra’s arrangement of “The Way You Look Tonight” as the couple had their first dance:
Scott and Kerry listen as his brother and her sister delivered the toasts:
Kerry’s mom Eileen and dad Jeff after Jeff’s toast:
Father/daughter dance (Phil’s photo):
Scott and his mom Jane hug at the end of their dance together:
A very fun cake cutting:
Kerry’s dad and his relatives gathered for an impromptu song:
It was a sing-a-long!
More singing. “Z” absolutely killed it with a version of “Roadhouse Blues” ably backed by the The Tony Camerato Band:
They’re a very good band:
Kerry’s dad Jeff sang “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett:
Save a horse…
What a great, great evening! It was so much fun. Thank you very much for having us.