Kristi and Matt had their ceremony at Duquesne University Chapel and their reception at Veltres’s Wedding and Event Centre. Kristi and Matt both attended Duquesne University and while they noticed each other, didn’t actually meet until one night at Mario’s on the South Side.
Both Kristi and Matt wore rings that belonged to their grandfathers. Kristi also wore her grandmother’s pearl necklace which her mother wore on her wedding day too.
One of the things that I love about being a wedding photographer is that every day is different and there is usually a little snafu or funny thing that happens during the day. For Kristi and Matt, the only thing that went “wrong” was the fire alarm evacuating the chapel a few minutes before the ceremony was to begin. It of course was a false alarm! Before the mothers walked down the aisle, a beautiful version of the song “Hallelujah” was sung.
After the ceremony, we made a few quick stops around Duquesne University before going to Mt. Washington for photos with the bride and groom and bridal party. Our last stop for photos was the ever popular CMU Columns.
Veltre’s Wedding and Event Centre had been recently remodeled. The cocktail hour and reception are held in the banquet room that has an entire wall of floor to ceiling windows. Chandeliers line the ceiling and there is a delightful view of the river.
The maid of honor toast had Kristi crying and during the best man toast, Kristi was gifted with a Philadelphia Flyers (Matt’s hometown team) customized jersey – even though she is a diehard Pittsburgh Penguins fan. Half the room was clapping while the other half booed.
Kristi and Matt were on the dance floor the entire night along with their family and friends before heading to the after party at the hotel.
Note to the couple:
Kristi and Matt, we loved working with the two of you again! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!
Invitation: Wood & Grace Boutique
Prep location: Private homes
Gown Designer: Rebecca Ingram
Bridal Salon: Rusted Rose Bridal
Bride’s Jewelry: Macy’s
Bridesmaid Dresses: Rusted Rose Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Bank
Florist: Leechburg Floral
Hair Stylist: Burtner’s Hair Salon
Hotel Accommodations: Towneplace Suites Pittsburgh Harmarville
Transportation: Extreme Limousines
Ceremony venue: Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University
Reception venue: Veltre’s Wedding and Event Centre
Cake: Bella Christie and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique
Catering: Veltre’s Wedding and Event Centre
Entertainment: Flipside DJ’s
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Additional KWP Team Member for this wedding: Christina Montemurro
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography