University Club at Pitt Wedding
Photos from Maria and Jonathan’s University Club at Pitt Wedding.
Getting Ready at the Club
Labor Day weekend is upon us and school has started. That means summer is winding down. I love this time of the year and it was the perfect setting for Maria and Jonathan’s wedding at the University Club at Pitt. Here are some of my favorite photos from their lovely wedding.
Maria checks her hair in a mirror.
It was a hot one, but thankfully a helpful bridesmaid came to the rescue with a cold bottle of water.
Jonathan’s brother helps him out by adjusting his yarmulke.
The first look took place on the rooftop patio. A first look is a nice thing to do if you don’t have strong feelings about waiting until the ceremony to see each other. It gives you a private moment to share before the events of the wedding overtake you.
After the formal photos, the bridal party and families gathered to sign the ketubah.
Maria’s parents both walked her down the aisle. It’s something that I often see during Jewish ceremonies and I think it’s a lovely practice.
Lighting the unity candle.
Jonathan makes sure that the glass is broken!
After the ceremony, I found their handwritten vows on the table by the unity candle. They were elegant and meaningful promises.
Portraits of the Couple
Following the ceremony we walked over to the nearby Cathedral of Learning for some portraits while the guests enjoyed the cocktail hour.
That light! The paved courtyard between the Cathedral of Learning and the Stephen Foster Memorial is a great place for photos. We were lucky to have it to ourselves!
Reception at the University Club
The first dance. I have a bunch of other photos from this, but I loved how they were framed in the light of the curtained window.
The speeches were funny and moving.
The hora! (Lisa’s photo).
Jonathan’s dad owning the dance floor!
A portrait at the end of a lovely evening.
I hope you enjoyed this wedding – I know that I did! Here’s another wedding from that terrific area in Oakland that is filled with great venues.