Alyssa & Ben | Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh PA | Pittsburgh Weddings
High School Sweethearts Alyssa and Ben were married at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland, the same sanctuary they have spent the last couple of years attending as members. The couple attended high school together in Lancaster and when Ben came to Pittsburgh to attend University of Pittsburgh, Alyssa followed a year later.
I watched Ben’s face as he saw Alyssa for the first time. His eyes lit up and a huge Ben smile swept his face, Alyssa’s face brightened up. During the service Ben reached over and held his bride’s hand, as I’m sure he has done every time they’ve been in the church.
After the ceremony we walked to Mellon Institute to take a couple of pictures, then it was off to the Clemente Bridge. Alyssa told me the only image she truly cared about getting was the quintessential Pittsburgh bridge shot. Clearly this was a no brainier, I love Pittsburgh bridges. To top it off, we were scheduled to hit the bridge right in the middle of a Pirate game, which closes the bridge to traffic. It was the first time I’ve been able to do a whole series of pictures on the bridge, it was amazing.
We were off to the Heinz History Center for the Reception. The perfect Pittsburgh venue, for a Pittsburgh wedding. The reception was held in the main exhibit room on the first floor. After an amazing dinner, by the Common Plea, where guests to go to different stations and pick pasta, hamburgers, or traditional meat and potatoes, cake and a popcorn bar: no one left hungry.
The highlight of the evening was when the Groomsmen and Bridesmaids + Man of Honor did a planned dance off. Both sides had different strategies, ultimately the ladies went with a choreographed mix while the gentlemen chose to freestyle. Clearly the ladies + Alex won, but the boys were so much fun to watch.
As the evening wound down, it was time to say good buy. The guests sent Alyssa & Ben off with a sparkler exit. The perfect end to a perfect day. They may reside in Lancaster, but their hearts belong to Pittsburgh.
Enjoy the photos from their Pittsburgh Wedding.
Vendor Shout Out:
Photography: Natalia & Christy| 2nd II None Studios
DJ Entertainment: DJ J Mitch and DJ Mike | 2nd II None Productions
Church: Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Oakland PA
Venue: Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh PA