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!
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
Transportation: Tortorice Limousine
Cake: Bethel Bakery