Mara and RJ tied the knot last year at St. Nick’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral here in Pittsburgh, and celebrated the night away at the Carnegie Science Center’s PointView Hall, with gorgeous views of the city of Pittsburgh downtown. Mara’s dad is an antique car collector, so you’ll see some pretty cool classic cars here from his collection.
I photographed this wedding as part of Evermark Studios, and am happy to share a handful of my favorites. Enjoy!
This fun bride and groom had a beautiful Greek Orthodox ceremony at Mara’s family’s church, St. Nick’s Cathedral in Oakland. They greeted their guests out on the church patio before heading off to their wedding reception at Pittsburgh’s new venue Point View Hall. Since they had decided to see each other before the ceremony, joining their family and closest friends at the Frick Park Environmental Center for some pictures, they were able to just enjoy the rest of the day without worrying about photoshoot commitments!
What makes the Science Center special as an event venue is not just the fun cocktail hour location amongst robots and science exhibits… It’s THE VIEW. PointView Hall has a long wall of windows overlooking the river, with a balcony that has stellar views of downtown Pittsburgh, directed at (not surprisingly) the Point. Especially for families who are hosting weddings or events with out of town guests, booking the Carnegie Science Center is a fantastic way to show off how splendid our city looks among the rivers and yellow bridges. The interior of the hall offers a blank slate, and the windows over the water really allow you to bring nature inside with your florals.
This bride LOVES flowers, and her wedding planner Constance Zotis (of Red Shoe Events) did not go halfway with the decor.
This past weekend was Valentine’s Day and apparently I have flowers on my mind. Since this particular bride and groom LOVE flowers, I knew I had to share some more photos of the fantastic designs that April from Mocha Rose pulled together. From a flourishing arch at the entrance to the wedding ceremony, to a jaw-dropping hanging floral installation above their wedding reception’s dance floor, they went all out.
It smelled fantastic.