Wyndham Grand Wedding
Photos from Stacey and EJ’s Wyndham Grand Wedding in downtown Pittsburgh.
College sweethearts, Stacey and EJ got married at their neighborhood church – the beautiful St. Mary of the Mount – and had their reception at the Wyndham Grand hotel near Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. That’s the overview. The details are where it gets really good. Both Stacey and EJ are the types of people who care way more about how other folks are feeling or are doing than their own selves. It’s so great to see, and it also shows just how wonderful it was to be around their friends and families because good people are surrounded by other good people. The weather wasn’t the greatest – actually it was a pretty typical late summer/early fall day in Pittsburgh that ranged from hot and muggy to rainy. But that didn’t slow them down at all. Check out the photos:
Shiloh St. is in their neighborhood, so Stacey and EJ wanted a photo there. Traffic was light, so they walked out into the center of the street for a brief kiss:
Stacey gets a high-five from one of her bridesmaids as she checks out the results of her hair and makeup at the Wyndham Grand.
Down in the relative quiet of her suite, Stacey takes a moment to straighten out the bottom of her wedding dress as it hangs on the wall.
Meanwhile, EJ was getting ready at home (Lisa’s photo).
Stacey’s super blingy wedding shoes. Pretty amazing, huh?
A bridesmaid holds the chandelier out of the way so Stacey can watch as her hairdresser puts the veil on for her.
Off to the Ceremony
There was no sitting in that dress on the way to the church, so Stacey stood as her bridesmaids made sure that she didn’t fall.
Flower girls and ring bearers wait for the procession to begin.
Stacey’s bouquet had a touching tribute to her late father.
Stacey’s uncle walked her down the aisle. They were silhouetted in the doorway of the church (Lisa’s photo).
Here’s my view from a little closer to the front of the church. You can get a whole different feeling in a photo just by choosing what to expose for.
A flower girl shushes a younger flower girl (Lisa’s photo).
EJ gives his bride a wink.
The lovely bride smiles as she looks out at her guests.
Like I said, it was hot in that church!
Shots of Fireball were passed around on the limo bus. Now that song is going to be stuck in my head 😀
Rainclouds approached over top of the buildings of downtown Pittsburgh as we made our way back down Grandview Avenue from the photo session on Shiloh St.
The rain meant that outdoor photos were out of the question, so we improvised a photo studio in Stacey and EJ’s suite. We moved some furniture around and found a nice background:
Teenaged Stacey seems to approve as the couple shares their first dance.
EJ and his sister and brother-in-law look on as Stacey and her mom dance together.
EJ resisted the temptation to smash cake into Stacey’s face. Stacey did not reciprocate. Smart guy, that EJ.
Guests of all ages filled the dance floor.
If you enjoyed this Wyndham Grand Wedding, then you’ll love this one, too.