This past Saturday, on the easy-to-remember date 7-11, I was thrilled to be assisting the talented Pamela Marie as she photographed Megan and Allyn’s wedding at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. I love Pamela’s photography; she has such a keen eye for location and composition, and always knows just how to pose and position her subjects. She clearly knows her equipment backward and forward, and I think she could operate all three of her cameras blindfolded! To boot, she has a great laugh and is fun to be around. :)

For a good part of the day, I found myself speechless. Why? Megan and Allyn leave the word gorgeous somewhere in the dust. I believe Megan was six feet tall before she put her shoes on. And as if she wasn’t stunning enough already, her halter gown with plunging neckline just stopped you in your tracks. I think it’s a good thing the bridal party took a limo and didn’t walk anywhere, because there would have been accidents from drivers stopping to stare!

And Allyn and the groomsmen were quite handsome themselves. Here they are getting ready at the Wyndham in Oakland.
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Groom

Groomsman Getting Ready at the Wyndham Pittsburgh

Groom puts Best Man's Flower on at the Wyndham Hotel Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh rings on a mosaic table at the Wyndham Hotel

Megan’s veil was so beautiful and perfectly complemented her gown and hair (and her maid of honor was six feet tall, too.)
Bride Getting Ready at the Wyndham Hotel Oakland Pittsburgh

Beautiful Bride in a Halter Gown at the Wyndham Hotel Oakland Pittsburgh

The bouquets were all orchids. Flowers by Blooms.
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Bride and Bouquet with Orchids

Megan and Allyn had a quick first look at their hotel, and just a few minutes for pictures at the museum.
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh First Look

Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Bride and Groom

The Hall of Architecture in the Carnegie Museum makes for one dramatic ceremony location!
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Hall of Architecture Wedding Ceremony Photograph
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Hall of Architecture Programs

More orchids!
Orchid in the Aisle during the Wedding Ceremony at the Carnegie Museum  Hall of Architecture

Just married!
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Just Married Hall of Architecture

The only thing that can match the WOW! factor of the Hall of Architecture is the Music Hall Foyer. What a stunning spot for a wedding reception!
Carnegie Museum Wedding Photography Pittsburgh Music Hall Foyer from Balcony

More orchids on the cake!
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Photography Cake Music Hall Foyer Orchids

Megan & Allyn’s first dance: “At Last” by Etta James.
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Photography First Dance

Megan and her father…
Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Father Daughter Dance

Allyn and his mother…
mother son dance lens flare

Carnegie Museum Wedding Pittsburgh Dancing

Congratulations, Megan & Allyn! Hope you’re off enjoying every moment of your honeymoon.

Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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