National Aviary Wedding Photography
National Aviary Wedding Photography: From a wedding in West Virginia we go to a wedding of West Virginians here in Pittsburgh. I’ve been looking forward to sharing the photos from Erica and Stephen‘s wedding for quite a while now. It was a beautiful summer day and they’re such a sweet, expressive couple who are so obviously in love with one another.
Erica’s mother Gale looks on as Erica puts her makeup on at the Westin Convention Center hotel.
Stephen and the guys got ready a couple of floors down (Lisa’s photo).
Erica looked so lovely in her lace wedding gown.
An Emotion-filled First Look
The first look was set for the water feature underneath the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It was a lovely, emotional moment.
There was time for a couple of quick portraits before we went down to the riverfront for some bridal party photos.
Outdoor Wedding at the Aviary
The wedding and reception were at the National Aviary on the North Side. Erica and her dad Joe waited in the doorway of the gift shop for their turn to walk down the aisle.
The light was pretty amazing for Erica and Stephen’s ceremony.
Stephen’s grandfather James had a few quiet words of wisdom for the couple before giving a reading from Mark Twain’s “A Marriage.” You can see the emotion on their faces as a tear forms on Erica’s eye.
Reverend David Anderson performed the ceremony. Erica just couldn’t hold back the tears of joy! (Lisa’s photo).
The MetLife blimp made an appearance high above as the couple exchanged vows.
Reception Beneath the Tent
The reception was held under a tent on the patio behind the Aviary. It was a perfect night for dancing.
Erica and her dad.
Stephen and his mom, Kim.
The dancing was pretty intense! (Lisa’s photo).
The last song of the evening was Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” which was very energetically danced to 😄
This National Aviary Wedding was so great. Here’s another outdoor wedding that you’ll enjoy.
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