Pittsburgh Children’s Museum Wedding

Laura and Carson’s Pittsburgh Children’s Museum Wedding.

A newlywed couple stands near the old Carnegie Library on the North Side on a summer day

Laura and Carson came back to Laura’s hometown of Pittsburgh for their wedding celebration. They’re a loving, gentle, humorous, and generous couple. Their also very detail-oriented people whose biggest concern was that their guests have a terrific time at their wedding. They totally succeeded in that, as you can see in the photos below.

Getting Ready for the Day

I loved Laura’s reaction as makeup artist showed her the results.

a bride reacts with joy when she sees her face after the makeup artist finished her job

Carson and his brother got ready in a different room at the Hyatt on the North Shore (Lisa’s photo below).

a groom and his brother look at themselves in the mirror as they get ready for the weddinga bride reaches for her dress hanging in the window of a hotel room

Laura’s mom Maureen and her sister help her get her dress on.

a bride smiles as her mom and sister help her get her dress onsoft light wraps around the face and arms of a bride as she puts her earrings in.

Laura’s niece helped her with her dress as she headed for the first look.

bride looks back at the flower girl who carries the train of her dress as she leaves the hotel for her wedding.

First Look

Carson waited for Laura on the bridge over the water steps near PNC Park on the North Shore.

a bride taps her groom on the shoulder as they have their first look on a bridge at North Shore Park

Molly, their Welsh Corgi was waiting for her turn to see Laura.

a bride and groom with their pet corgi at North Shore Park

Ceremony at the Children’s Museum

Laura’s dad did his best to keep a smile on his face – he was pretty emotional before walking Laura down the aisle.

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a bride and her father walk through a portico with twinkling lights on the ceiling during her Pittsburgh Children's Museum Wedding

The ceremony was filled with laughter.

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Reception in the Big Red Room

First dance. The big red room at the Children’s Museum is a great place for dinner and dancing. It’s very elegant and the huge Chinese lantern chandeliers are very cool.

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Laura and Carson’s guests rushed the dance floor to join them after the first dance.

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Lisa’s photo below.

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There was a sort of selfie machine at the Children’s Museum that would automatically project a grid of photos on the wall above the dance floor. I love to photograph expressive people. Everybody at this wedding was very expressive 🙂

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Carson’s brother plays a mean air guitar.

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There are so many different spots around the museum that offer interesting possibilities for portraits that I feel like I’ll never run out of ideas photographing there.

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Thanks to my friend Jenna at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum for working hard to ensure that everything and everybody was well taken care of. Thanks to Rania’s catering for a great meal and to the fantastic Allison McGeary for making the space more beautiful with her floral creations. Frank Shepard from DJ Rockin’ Bob’s kept the guests dancing while All Occasions and Lendable Linens did a great job in transforming the space into an elegant dining and dancing hall. Finally, thanks to the late, great Andy Schick for providing the tasteful, classy lighting in the big red room. His gentle personality and talent are missed.

This Pittsburgh Children’s Museum Wedding was so much fun. Here’s another great wedding for you to check out.