Pittsburgh Grand Hall Wedding
Brittany and Chris’ Pittsburgh Grand Hall Wedding:
With winter now upon us it’s a great time to look back on a lovely wedding that took place on a warm, clear day in late spring. Brittany and Chris put a lot of planning and effort into their day. One big thing – well not that big, he slimmed down for the wedding – was their beloved puggle Elvis was a part of the ceremony. They also wanted an elegant space with great food, and folks at the Priory delivered for their Pittsburgh Grand Hall Wedding. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.
Marilyn Monroe watches as a stylist applies lipstick to Brittany at Salon Atmosphere in Dormont.
Elvis yawns as Brittany scratches his head.
Brittany gives herself the thumbs-up as she looks at herself in a mirror. The bridesmaids agree.
The color of the brick buildings on Lockhart Street complimented the pink and purple hues of the bridesmaids. Brittany’s flowers were perfectly lovely.
Chris and the guys got ready in a suite at The Priory (Lisa’s photo).
There was time for a quick portrait before heading out for the first look. Pro Tip – I always try to get a picture just as soon as the bride and groom are ready. Your hair and makeup are at their very best! (Brittany’s photo by me, Chris’ by Lisa).
The first look took place in the Blumengarten across the street from the Grand Hall.
Just after the first look, the couple and I hopped in my car and went down to the North Shore for a quick portrait with downtown Pittsburgh in the background. Kudos to them for agreeing to climb out on a storm sewer to get this view of the city.
Ceremony in the Courtyard
Brittany walks across Lockhart Street followed by her bridesmaids on their way to the ceremony.
Brittany walks through the crowd escorted by her mom and dad (Lisa’s photo).
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman officiated the ceremony.
Chris calms Elvis down after he decided he needed to bark at all of the guests watching from the courtyard.
Brittany laughs as Chris reads his hand-written vows (Lisa’s photo).
Brittany looks up at Chris as he places the ring on her finger. It’s crowded up on that porch so I put a remote controlled camera on a bracket beneath the awning. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but sometimes you get lucky 🙂
Elvis leads his people out during the recessional.
Details included bags of treats from Elvis for the dogs at home.
There was a small cake for the couple, but a whole table of cupcakes for everyone else.
First dance. What a spectacular atmosphere!
A kiss to end the dance.
A view of the dance floor from the balcony.
Like father, like son. Time for a bottle.
The Elite Show Band had everyone up and dancing!
After the dollar dance there’s a tradition that requires the groom to get through a crowd of guests who try their best to keep him from the bride. You’ve got to get in close for the good photos, but can get rough!
The end of a wonderful evening had Brittany and Chris up on the bandstand!
Filed under: Pittsburgh Grand Hall Wedding and Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers. I’ve been photographing weddings at the Priory and Grand Hall for years.