Pittsburgh Children’s Museum Wedding

couple stands amidst pink streamers for a dramatic portrait shot

Emily and Ryan’s Pittsburgh Children’s Museum wedding was filled with color. I mean, just look at that photo!

In fact, The Children’s Museum really was the perfect place for Emily and Ryan to express the unique vision they had for their wedding which was both fun and non-traditional. Their sense of style and fun are all through photos on this post. Ryan goofing around as he and his friends got ready cracks me up every time I look at it!

a bride and a groom get ready for their wedding. the groom strikes a Conan the Barbarian pose.

Separate portraits of a bride and a groom before their wedding

Ceremony in The Studio

Ryan watches as Emily walks down the aisle. They had their ceremony in The Studio section of the museum, which was once the Allegheny City Post Office.

a groom watches as his bride walks down the aisle to him during their wedding ceremonya bride smiles and laughs as her parents escort her down the aisle towards her groom during their wedding ceremony

Ryan and Emily exchange vows.

A groom looks at his bride as they exchange wedding vows

You can see that Emily was all smiles.

A bride smiles at her groom during a wedding ceremonya bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife

Ryan stomped on the glass about 5 times, just to make sure 😄

a groom breaks the glass in the jewish tradition during a wedding

Emily’s expression was perfect when she and Ryan were introduced as husband and wife!

a bride and groom are announced as husband and wife. pink streamers hang above them as they smile.

Ryan kissing Emily’s hand as they leave is one of my all-time favorite recessional photos.

a groom kisses his bride on the hand as they exit from their wedding ceremony


We took a short walk through the area around the museum for portraits. The steps to the Carnegie Library were our first stop.

portrait of a bride and groom near the andrew carnegie free library on the north side of pittsburgh

Then we went over to the “Cloud Arbor” sculpture. The fine mist that comes out of the standing pipes was turned off that evening, although it might have felt good on that hot summer evening.

a bride and groom stand in between silver poles that are a part of a sculpture on the north side of pittsburgh

An enthusiastic group of friends was waiting for the couple!

a bride and groom are enthusiastically greeted as they walk towards their friends.

Reception in the Big Red Room

wedding details including candies, macaroons, day of the dead bride and groom figures and flowersdetails from a wedding including jelly bean seating card wedding favors, cupcakes, flowers and a glass that is to be broken in the jewish tradition at the end of a wedding ceremony

Emily and Ryan’s first dance was to Guns ‘n Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine” 🎸

a bride and groom dance their first dance together

Emily’s dad Lee gave a very funny speech.

father of the bride gives a humorous speech with large graphic elements in the photo

Lee called out Ryan for wearing a tie, which is a rare occurrence.

a groom holds his tie up so that everyone can see

Next up, Ryan’s mom gave a very lovely and moving speech.

a bride and groom hug the mother of the groom


a groom gestures triumphantly after cutting the wedding cake

Parent’s dances in the Big Red Room.

a bride dances with her father beneath a huge chinese lanterna groom dances with his mother during his wedding reception

The Hora is always a lot of fun!

a bride and groom are raised up on chairs as the hora is danced

Emily’s mom had a great time!

mother of the bride is held up on a chair as the wedding guests dance the hora

parents of the groom are held up on chairs during the hora dance

The dance floor was packed for the rest of the evening.

friends hold hands as they dance during a wedding reception

tattooed wedding female wedding guest

a groom dances with his friends during his wedding

a long haired woman dances wildly

a bride and groom dance with their guests during their wedding

Fittingly, PNC Park had a Skyblast that night. The fireworks provided a fitting backdrop at the end of a wonderful evening!

a bride and groom with fireworks during their wedding reception

Follow this link to see another great Children’s Museum wedding.