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Hotel Monaco Wedding | First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh Ceremony | Pittsburgh, PA Wedding Photographer

By March 24, 2016 No Comments

I’m kind of excited to have shot in a new Pittsburgh venue called Hotel Monaco. It’s a new luxury boutique hotel housed in a striking 1903 building in the Central Business District across from Mellon Square Park downtown Pittsburgh and everywhere you look there are these playfully bold designs! Not only did they rent a beautiful suite for the guys and gals to get ready for the ceremony but they also held their wedding reception there……and as you’ll see in the images below-it was gorgeous!  It was quite different from the engagement session that we shot several months before that was outdoor and rustic!

 

hotel monaco wedding pittsburgh paI love the bird cage light behind the dress…..so much fun stuff throughout the hotel.

hotel monaco wedding pittsburgh paA few finishing touches before heading off……hotel monaco wedding pittsburgh pa….to the chapel to get married! EEEk! first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa They had their ceremony in the gorgeous historic First Presbyterian Church in downtown Pittsburgh just blocks from Hotel Monaco. first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa Wedding Tip: The church is absolutely stunning inside but they also have VERY strict rules as to where the photographers can and can not stand. Brides, if having a variety of images is important to you during your ceremony, please be cautious of this when choosing where your ceremony will be held! first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa Mr. and Mrs. Tomb! first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa I also want to give a shout-out to my second shooter/a.k.a. friend Amanda Wilson, she came along with with me and snagged a bunch of really awesome angles I wasn’t able to get! She’s pretty rad! 🙂first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa A few Bride and Groom portraits  around the First Presbyterian Church after the ceremony. She told me she wanted it to feel like a fairy tale…….I think we covered that! 🙂wedding portraits first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa wedding portraits first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa wedding portraits first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa I love this image!! wedding portraits first presbyterian church of pittsburgh pa hotel monaco wedding pittsburgh paWe headed back to Hotel Monaco for a few more images of the Bride and Groom before heading back into their reception.hotel monaco wedding pittsburgh pahotel monaco wedding pittsburgh pa wedding receptionsAnd let’s talk about how gorgeous their reception was. They brought EVERYTHING you see on the table up with them from Texas and decorated the room themselves with some help from the family and bridal party. wedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh pawedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh paTravis (who happens to be a former Groom of mine) had the crowd rolling with his best man speech.wedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh pawedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh paThere may have even been a few tears! wedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh paDid someone say cake?! wedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh pawedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh paI love this moment between Eli and the Brides brother! wedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh paLet’s get the party started!!! wedding receptions at hotel monaco pittsburgh paThere ya have it folks…the sneak peek into Elsa and Eli’s wedding! I’m pretty positive they had an amazing time! Everything was gorgeous and I haven’t seen a Groom look at his Bride like the way Eli did in a long time! <3 <3

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