Nicolle and Nathan first met when she, a student at Carlow, was working a summer job at the Edgewood Club. There, she met a Pitt football player who was also working a summer job – Nathan. During the speeches on the wedding day, I heard that Nathan told Nicolle’s parents very early on in the process that he was going to marry their daughter one day.
Nicolle and Nathan have been together for more than five years – their first date was at Cappy’s in Shadyside. After a Christmastime proposal (pre-pandemic), they started to look at venues and went with the Wyndham Grand in downtown for its lovely views and large windows. Due to the pandemic, they hadn’t been able to see it all decked out for a wedding, so when the room was transformed with uplighting and chiavari chairs and high centerpieces, it was such a nice surprise for them to see how it all came together.
Throughout their engagement, Nicolle and Nathan found themselves having to move a few times – they’re finally settled in the Minneapolis suburbs now and made the trip home for the wedding. Nicolle got ready at her parents’ spacious home in White Oak (hey, I live there too!) and then it was off to Point Breeze for the ceremony as Heinz Chapel had to be changed due to pandemic restrictions.
For photos, we wanted a light, bright, and airy style to compliment the dusty blue dresses, the spring wedding, and their aesthetic of clean and bright and lots of neutrals. I found some lovely grounds nearby in Point Breeze for them and, because a yellow bridge shot is a tradition in Pittsburgh, we headed onto the lawn during the reception to have the couple pop a few bottles!
Note to the couple:
Nicolle and Nathan, it was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!
Invitation: Etsy & The Print Shoppe
Prep location: Private Home
Gown Designer: Exquisite Bride Private Label
Bridal Salon: The Exquisite Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Fragile Paradise
Hair Stylist: Mane on Main & Crimp Hair Salon
Make-Up Artist: Jodie Lynn Makeup & Makeup by Jenna
Hotel Accommodations: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Transportation: Tortorice Limousine
Coordinator/Planner: Ashley Barna
Ceremony venue: St. Bede Church
Reception venue: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Entertainment: Second II None Productions/DJ Cool Breeze
Rings: Parsley Jeweler
Bourban Bar: Eventioneers
Craft Beer Bar: Eventioneers
Acrylic Signs: Customized by Cara
Photo Booth: Second II None Productions
Late Night Snacks: Primanti Bros.
Alterations: The Exquisite Bride
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Edgewood Country Club
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography