Jake and Kristen | St. Therese Church and Hilton DoubleTree Wedding

When a perfect spring day and a downtown Pittsburgh wedding collide, its a rare thing. (Oh Pittsburgh weather, haha!) But that is exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago with Jake and Kristen at their St Therese Church and Hilton DoubleTree wedding.

We have shot at the Hilton DoubleTree a few times now and the rooftop patio never, ever gets old. Though only on the 4th floor of the hotel, the sweeping views it offers absolutely cannot be beat, so we use it as much as we can throughout the wedding day. For Jake and Kristen this meant not only TO DIE FOR couples portraits, but also goom/groomsmen photos before the ceremony, the father-daughter first look, and even many of the family formal portraits! The timing could not have been better with the spring trees in full bloom, so in addition to the building views we were able to capture all the pretty white blossoms as well!

Kristen and Jake got married at the beautiful St. Therese Catholic Church in Munhall, PA. This sweet ceremony was made even more special because it is Kristen’s grandmother’s home church and therefore, could not have make a more appropriate setting for them to say their vows.

After the ceremony we headed down to the north shore for some bridal party, family and couple’s portraits. This part of the city is always busy – its hard to beat the water, bridges, and city skyline views, especially on one of the first beautiful days of the spring, but Jake and Kristen were up for anything so we dodged all the people and make it look like Jake and Kristen had the city to themselves.

After a few more portraits on the rooftop it was time for the reception to start! For their first dance, 2nd II None DJ’s had brought in a special dry-ice machine to make it look like Kristen and Jake were dancing on a cloud! After dinner when we noticed the light was getting perfect outside, we stole Jake and Kristen for one more set of portraits. We walked the city streets, danced in a plaza, found a bench with tulips, and ended the day perfectly.

Congratulations Jake and Kristen!! We wish you all the best!

bride getting ready, sitting in chair with hairspray
bridal gown and blue bridesmaids gowns hanging on a modern glass wall
bridal gown and shoes hanging on an abstract painting
bride getting back of dress buttoned up | bridal shoes detail
bridal bouquet with cream and white flowers and greenerybride getting ready surrounded by bridesmaids
city view out of DoubleTree by Hilton bridal suite

groom portrait in front of black and white photographs
groom portrait in front of black and white photographs
groom portrait in front of black and white photographs
groom and groomsmen portraits on Pittsburgh rooftop | Hilton DoubleTree wedding
groom and groomsmen portraits on Pittsburgh rooftop | Hilton DoubleTree wedding
bride first look with dad on Pittsburgh city rooftop
bride hugs dad during first look on Pittsburgh city rooftop
bride wipes away tears during first look on Pittsburgh city rooftop
flower girl and ring bearer walk down aisle during wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
bride walks down aisle during wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
groom sees bride walking down aisle during wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
wedding ceremony at St. Therese Catholic Church, Munhall PA
bride and groom celebrate on the party bus after their wedding
bride and groom celebrate on the party bus after their wedding
bride and groom show off their rings on the party bus after their wedding
bride and groom portraits on the Roberto Clemente Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom portraits on the Roberto Clemente Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom portraits North Shore with yellow bridges and city skyline, Pittsburgh, PA
bridal party portraits North Shore with yellow bridges and city skyline, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and bridesmaids portraits, North Shore with yellow bridges and city skyline, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and bridesmaids portraits, North Shore with yellow bridges and city skyline, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom walk along the North Shore with yellow bridges and city skyline, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom walk along the North Shore with yellow bridges and city skyline, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom portraits on the rooftop of the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom portraits on the rooftop of the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom portraits on the rooftop of the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom portraits on the rooftop of the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
bridal portrait on the rooftop of the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom enter their wedding reception at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
white and gold wedding cake with sugar anemones
bride and groom cut their white and gold wedding cake with sugar anemones
Pittsburgh cookie table with sign
bride and groom first dance
bride and groom first dance
bride and groom first dance
bride and groom speach at their wedding reception | black and white
bride and groom laugh at their sweetheart table | black and white
bride and groom dance and laugh together at their wedding reception
bride and groom dance and laugh together at their wedding reception
bride and groom night portraits, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom night portraits, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom night portraits, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom night portraits, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom night portraits, Pittsburgh, PA
bride and groom night portraits, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Photography: Kelly Adrienne Photography
Hair: Selina at JL Makeup Studio
Makeup:Jae Lee at JL Makeup Studio
Flowers:Posies by Patty
Planner: Shawniece Evins
DJ: 2nd II None
Caterer: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Gown: Martina Liana
Invitations: Etsy
Transportation: Tortorice Limousine
Cake: Bethel Bakery

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