Matt and Heather | St. Paul Cathedral and Omni William Penn
Reflecting back on the wedding day
Interview with the bride
Bride looks back on her wedding day
Why did you choose your ceremony venue?
Why did you choose your reception venue?
Did you face any obstacles while planning your wedding? If so, please explain.
Your favorite wedding day moment?
Did everything go as planned on your wedding day?
Looking back on your wedding day, is there anything you would have done differently?
Any advice or tips to give to a Bride-To-Be?
Information on those who helped make this day a success.
Reception Venue Contact Person: Corey Makrush
Bride’s Dress Designer: Berta Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Dress Store: Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Groom’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses: White by Vera Wang
Hair Stylist: Hair by Bri (Briana Rasicci-Fernandez)
Makeup Artist: Courtney Holdreith
Chairs by Elegant Chair Cover Designs
Second Photographer: Lucia Cintra
Lighting Assistant: Sara Dinwiddie
Florist: James Floral Shoppe
DJ: Mike Willis of Modern Era
Cake Designer: Bella Christie and Lil Z’s
Baker (cookies, additional pastries, etc): Bella Christie and Lil Z’s (all non-cookies) and family (cookies)
Photobooth by FairyTale Videography
Getting Ready for the bride was at the Omni William Penn Hotel. She had a beautiful suite with plenty of room for her, her bridesmaids, and family to roam around and be comfortable.
St. Paul’s Cathdral in downtown Pittsburgh is nothing short of ‘awe-spiring’! You walk into the double doors and immediately are stopped by the view. Grandiose cielings and beautiful trim work on the columns. This is one of my favorite churches in Pittsburgh – for sure!
Portraits definitely did not go as planned – but thankfully I had scouted out the location ahead of time and saw that the park in which we wanted to originally get photos at, was closed off. So we walked around the Omni William Penn Hotel to a smaller park like area. The guys had to wait on two of the groomsmen who fell behind but once we got going with some of the portraits – we realized that we had an audience behind us taking photos and watching! We felt like celebrities after that. I even caught a couple of groomsmen adding a little extra swag to their walk for the cameras as we headed back to the hotel! lol
I have to say, I have never seen an entire ballroom with the colors of black and gold before.The walls were this black reflective mirror or glass which was super cool when all of the candles were lit in the room. I loved how decadent this room was! The bride was a genius to think of the color palette for this room. She contrasted the dark drama of the room with an all white decor. Simple yet bold! Love it!