Interview with the Bride…

Why did you choose your venue?

We chose the Renaissance Pittsburgh because it not only is an awesomely grand venue, you can do everything in one place. The ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and even getting ready all day. It makes you feel like royalty. They also know what they’re doing there. Cam and Brendon were insightful and really made the day run smooth. You don’t have to hire a wedding planner since the person you work with will be with you the day of.

Did everything go as planned on your wedding day?

Everything went pretty smooth, but never plan on it going exactly as planned. Tip to others: make sure not to use new makeup or give makeup as a gift, you or someone might be allergic to it. But then it’s a good thing you hired Maria Angela and she has all of the allergy medications and will save your butt.

Looking back on your wedding day, is there anything you would have done differently? 

I would have allowed more time to take pictures with the bridal party and remembered to take individual pictures with each of my girls. Everything goes much faster than you think it will!

Your favorite wedding day moment…

Seeing my fiance/now husband tear up at the alter. Sweet, sweet moment.

Any advice or tips to give to a Bride-To-Be?

Bring a fan to put under your dress while you’re getting ready, it’s super toasty. Also, even if you think you don’t need to pin your veil down, do.

Vendor Information

Second Photographer: Kayla Milroy

Florist: Sapphire & Lace Event Design

Band: The Bachelor Boys

Cake Designer: Gluuteny Bakery

Caterer: The Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh

Reception Venue Contact Person: Camilla DeFelice

Bride’s Dress Designer: Bonny

Bride’s Shoes: Talaria Flats

Bride’s Dress Store: Janie’s Bridal in Yorktown VA

Groom’s Attire By: Calvin Klein at Macy’s

Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang

Hair Stylist: Leighanne Brunel