Who would have guessed that a chance meeting at Monte Cello’s would lead to Nikki and Bryan getting married exactly eight years and one day later? And what a wedding it was! Nikki and her mom, Cindy, worked tirelessly to put together an incredible celebration involving an impressive list of Pittsburgh’s best wedding vendors.
Joining me to photograph this exquisite wedding was Pamela Marie. I was also delighted to have my teammates at Syncopated Pictures, Randi Voss and Nicki Dembski there to shoot video – keep an eye out on the Syncopated website for Nikki and Bryan’s wedding movie.
Nikki and Bryan began the day at the Westin Convention Center Hotel downtown, where they got all dressed and ready before heading to their ceremony at beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland. After a stop at Mellon Park in Shadyside for photos, Nikki and Bryan celebrated with their family and friends at The Pennsylvanian, with superb musical entertainment by Jason Kendall Productions, and a delicious meal prepared by Rania’s Catering.
Here are some of my favorite photos of this memorable day.
Nikki’s dad, Mike, positively beamed at his daughter all day long. What a proud father!
The Pennsylvanian is surely one of Pittsburgh’s most majestic venues, and it looked amazing. I’ll share more details in a future post.
Bryan’s twin brother, Eric, cracked everyone up with his speech. “Bryan – if you ever need anything, anything at all… ask Mom and Dad.”
Congratulations and best wishes, Nikki and Bryan!
- Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Reception Venue: The Pennsylvanian
- Video: Syncopated Pictures
- Band: Jason Kendall Productions
- Caterer: Rania’s Catering
- Cake: Rania’s Catering
- Florist: Mt. Lebanon Floral
- Hair: Sammi Sabo
- Makeup: Julie Marckisotto, Pittsburgh Makeup
- Nikki’s Dress: Bridal Beginning
- Rentals: All Occasions
- Linens: Lendable Linens
- Lighting: Ever Forward Lighting
- Cappuccino Service: La Prima
- Bar: Palate Partners
- Popcorn Bar: Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
- Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys
- Photobooth: Pittsburgh Prestige Photobooth
Christina Montemurro Photography specializes in photographing Pittsburgh weddings and bar mitzvahs. Using a photojournalistic approach, Christina provides extraordinary attention to detail and customer service. Christina loves to work with happy couples who want to look their best in their wedding photos, but still look like themselves, not models in a styled shoot for a magazine.
Contact Christina now to check availability for your engagement session, wedding, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. Christina has been rated among top Pittsburgh wedding photographers. You can read reviews that Christina’s past brides and grooms have written here and here. Some of Christina’s favorite venues include the Carnegie Museum, Temple Sinai, Rodef Shalom, Heinz History Center, Edgewood Club, Edgewood Country Club, Hotel Monaco, Omni William Penn Hotel, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, PNC Park and Twelve Oaks Mansion.