This past Saturday was ideal wedding weather – sunny with no threat of rain, and perfect temperatures, never too hot. What a great day for Gina & Bill’s wedding! These two met while studying dentistry at Pitt. It wasn’t long before they hit it off, started dating, and now, they’re married! Here are some of my favorite photos from their wedding day.

I began the day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Oakland, where Gina and her bridesmaids were getting ready.

Gina and Bill’s wedding ceremony took place at beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland. Beautiful bouquets by Jim Ludwig’s Blumengarten. Gina and Bill’s reception took place in the Special Events Hall at Phipps Conservatory. We spent a few minutes outside of Phipps for some portraits of the newlyweds. Big thanks to the amazing and fun Katia Forero who captured this next photo and helped shoot all day long. Gina and Bill had a nice, relaxed timeline which allowed them to spend part of their cocktail hour mingling with their guests. The outdoor patio outside of the Tropical Forest at Phipps was such a beautiful setting at this time of day. Bill’s mom listens to a toast by Bill’s brother – the kind of speech only a brother can give. Photo by Katia. Polka time!

Next photo by Kevin Jennings who also graciously assisted.

Congratulations Gina and Bill! It was a pleasure spending your wedding day with you.



The Credits

Ceremony: St. Paul’s Cathedral

Reception: Phipps Conservatory

Florist: Jim Ludwig’s Blumengarten

DJ: FlipSide DJ’s (John Wiggins)

Hair & Makeup: Sergio’s

Caterer: Opening Night

Cake: Moio’s

Gina’s dress: Casablanca from Mary’s Bride and Formal



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