Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Wedding

Julia and Steve were one of the first couples to have their wedding reception in the new grand ballroom at the Wyndham hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. So this post featuring their Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Wedding is kind of historic in its own way 🙂

A few months before the wedding we got together for an engagement portrait session. After spending a couple of hours with Julia and Steve, I knew that their wedding would be a great time! Julia is energetic, enthusiastic and stylish while Steve is a laid back guy with a very positive attitude. Since they live out of town it was great to have the opportunity to get to know each other a little before the wedding day. That’s one of the big benefits to doing engagement portraits.

Here are Julia and Steve in the street market along Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

bride and groom embrace during a portrait in the strip district in pittsburgh PA

Getting Ready

Julia shows her dress off to her bridesmaids.

bridesmaids react to seeing beautiful bride in her wedding gown

Steve and the guys were already at St. Stanislaus in the Strip District (Lisa’s photo).

groom and groomsmen clown around in front of St. Stanislaus church in the strip district of Pittsburgh PA

The flower girls were so cute!

bride points at cute flower girls

Julia gets a look at the back of her gown in a mirror at the Wyndham. She likes what she sees!

bride looks into a mirror at the wyndham grand hotel in pittsburgh

Meanwhile, Steve’s dad helps him get ready (Lisa’s photo).

groom gets a watch from his father

There was a Furry convention in town that weekend!

bridal party poses for a picture with a group of curries

Ceremony at St. Stan’s

Julia and her mom share a moment before heading over to the church. Truthfully, moments like this are exactly what a photojournalist is looking for.

bride and her mother share a tearful embrace

Julia gave her dad a kiss on the cheek before he walked her down the aisle.

bride kisses her father on the cheek

The flower girls were doing their job (Lisa’s photo).

flower girls walk down the aisle at St. Stanislaus catholic church in the strip district of Pittsburgh PA

Certainly, St. Stan’s is a beautiful church.

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Portraits in the Strip District

We had a great time walking around the Strip District for portraits after the wedding.

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The wedding party got a little thirsty, so we stopped for some refreshments.

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More toasts. This time in the limo on the way to the Wyndham!

bride and groom toast in a limousine

It’s ginger ale 😊

flower girl joins in a toast to bride and groom

Point State Park is a great place for portraits, so we took a quick moment before heading into the hotel.

bridal party portrait in point state park

The Reception

Julia and Steve had a receiving line at the cocktail hour.

bride greets her guests at a wedding

First up, Julia and Steve cut their cake.

bride and groom with funny reactions as they cut their cake

Steve’s sisters watch as the couple cuts the cake.

bridesmaids smile and applaud first dance

Julia and her mom embraced after her mom removed Julia’s wedding veil.

bride embraces her mother

Steve danced with his mom while Julia and Steve’s dad watched.

bride and father-in-law hug as groom dances with his mother

Julia and her dad were up next. The windows in the grand ballroom provided a beautiful backdrop.

bride and her father dance during her weddingbride dances with her guests

After a quick change into her reception dress, Julia was back on the dance floor!

crazy dancing at a wedding reception

Then it was time for the Anniversary Dance.

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Such a great evening!

Here’s another fun wedding at the Wyndham Grand.