Yvonne and Daniel’s wedding was my first at the historic Trinity Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh. It’s a gorgeous gothic cathedral set amongst modern steel and glass high rise office towers. One of my favorite lunch spots, Franktuary, is located on the Oliver Ave. side, so I’ve actually been in the building quite a lot.
We had a great time shooting this wedding. Yvonne and Daniel are such a kind and gracious couple that it was easy to get caught up in their joy and excitement. The pictures reflect that.
The wedding took place in the morning, so it was an early start to the day. Yvonne had a 7 a.m. hair appointment at Charise’s Salon in Bethel Park:
Yvonne has her veil put on as her mom watches:
We got to the church early enough for Yvonne to give her matron of honor’s son Kenny a piano lesson:
Daniel (second from left) and the guys got ready in a room filled with portraits of former rectors of Trinity Cathedral (Jasmine’s photo):
Yvonne helped her bridesmaids put on their jewelery:
Then we headed through the basement so that Yvonne could remain unseen as she made her way to the back of the church:
Kenny entertained the girls with a dance while we waited for one of the church ladies to find a key:
Jasmine’s photo shows a beautiful moment of Daniel and Yvonne’s brother praying with Yvonne’s uncle Scott, who was also the officiant:
Yvonne waits to enter from the back of the church, while Daniel and the best man listen for their cue to enter from the front:
Yvonne’s dad cracks her up with a joke as they wait to walk down the aisle:
Yvonne gives flowers first to Daniel’s mom:
Then her mom (next two are Jasmine’s photos):
Caroline’s photo below of a really quick first kiss:
Jasmine had a nice angle from the side as we did some portraits in front of the great red doors at the front of the church:
I love the mix of white wedding dress, black tuxedo, red doors, and weathered stone:
The beautiful bride:
The handsome groom:
Jasmine’s shot from across the street by the Duquesne Club:
Yvonne and Daniel make their entrance into the Grand Concourse:
This little guy needed a nap before lunch:
Listening to the toasts:
Each guest received a small cake in one of these satin covered boxes. Daniel told me that the embroidered characters say “Double Happiness.” Two joined together are happier than one.
Guests were treated to a sumptuous lunch. It’s my pleasure to work with some really first class professionals at venues around the area; Brian George at the Grand Concourse is one of the very best. An event at the restaurant is a case study in ease, elegance, and efficiency.
Wedding bands on a half shell:
The desserts were unbelievable!
Daniel and Yvonne thanked their guests:
We set up a photo studio in a room just off of the main hall. The guests had a great time with it. Here are some of my favorites (Jasmine’s photos):
While the guests had some fun with the silly hats, we had another portrait session. This is up on the second floor above Smithfield St.:
Thanks Yvonne and Daniel!
Here’s a slideshow with these and some other images from the day: