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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.

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Nikki’s dad, Mike, positively beamed at his daughter all day long.  What a proud father!

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The Pennsylvanian is surely one of Pittsburgh’s most majestic venues, and it looked amazing. I’ll share more details in a future post.

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Bryan’s twin brother, Eric, cracked everyone up with his speech. “Bryan – if you ever need anything, anything at all… ask Mom and Dad.”

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Congratulations and best wishes, Nikki and Bryan!

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The Credits (I think this is the longest list ever – what a fantastic production! Well done, Nikki and Cindy!)

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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.

 

How many people meet their future spouse before they’re even 10 years old? Probably not too many. But when Amber and Jerad first met, they were just kids playing in their neighborhood in Ohio. Years later, both had moved to Pittsburgh when their paths crossed again, and now, they’re married! During Amber’s father Ken’s welcome speech, he shared the amazing story that firefighter Jerad once responded to a call of a fire in Amber’s neighborhood, and was directly involved in preventing the fire from spreading and burning down Amber’s family’s home. Now that’s an impressive feat! If Amber had any other suitors at that point, I’m guessing they hung their heads and quietly shuffled away.

Amber and Jerad (with lots and lots of help from Amber’s mom, Susan) planned a fantastic wedding day. As one who doesn’t love hot weather, I was delighted to have an indoor ceremony and photograph all of the bridal party and bride and groom photos in the Carnegie Museum. DJ Jeremy Ganss provided the evening’s entertainment, and florist Fields of Heather did a fantastic job with Amber’s bouquet and the various reception centerpieces. Details will follow in a separate post.

We began the day at the Wyndham in Oakland, where Justine of Beauty Justified did a spectacular job with Amber’s hair and makeup. Amber and Jerad chose to do a first look in the Founders Room at the Carnegie Museum prior to their ceremony in the Hall of Sculpture and reception in the Music Hall Foyer.

Many thanks to my friend and superb photographer Randi Voss for shooting alongside me!

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The Credits

Ceremony: Carnegie Museum Hall of Sculpture

Reception: Carnegie Music Hall Foyer

DJ: Jeremy Ganss

Catering: Parkhurst

Hair/Makeup: Beauty Justified

Florist: Fields of Heather

Cake: Parkhurst

Amber’s Dress: Maggie Sottero

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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 by Christina’s past brides and grooms 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.