Hannah and Will | Heinz History Center Wedding

It was a day when Pittsburgh was just getting back into the groove after the holidays:  work weeks were back in full swing and people were walking about the city and taking advantage of an unusually warm January day.  As we enter the hotel room where Hannah and her ladies are getting ready, we are greeted by a “Hi Leigh and Barry!” and Hannah’s most beautiful and warm smile.  Hannah jumps off of the bed and starts helping her bridal party get ready by placing sashes on her bridesmaids and the tiara on her flower girl.  It is heartwarming to see how the flicker of Hannah’s smile naturally ignites smiles from her entire bridal party. Which isn’t entirely surprising because it is only natural to adore someone who is as genuine and gracious as Hannah.  And, what a perfect match for Hannah- she found an equally genuine and sweet gentleman in her husband, Will.

Will and Hannah are incredibly adoring towards each other- watching them interact, you can see that “love at first sight” spark every moment they are together.  Their hands are always touching when they stand or sit next to each other, their laugh becomes even larger with they join in together.  They just make perfect sense.  Take a look to see what I mean…

A lovely white winter wedding dress

Mink and Polar Bear faux fur shawls

A bride laughing with her bridesmaids before she puts on her winter white wedding dress

A bride helping her bridesmaids and flower girls put on their dresses

A bride helping her flower girl put on her tiara

A bride having a moment with her bridesmaids and flower girls before putting on her white winter wedding dress.

Flower girls are stunned by the beauty of a bride in her wedding dress.

A flower girls looks at the bride with excitment

A maid of honor helping a bride put her shoes on

A mother of the bride and maid of honor helping the bride put on her wedding veil

A bride looking out the window and reflecting before her wedding day begins

A bridal portrait before her wedding day begins

The ladies spotted Will and the groomsmen taking pictures with Barry in the street below!

A bride and her bridesmaids peeking out the window at the groom in the street below

The ladies’ view of down below, where Barry is showing the guys where to stand for their pictures

The wedding photographer gives groom and groomsmen instruction for a picture

A bride and her bridesmaids leaving the hotel room for the ceremony

A bride, her bridesmaids, and flower girl crossing a busy street in the Strip District

A bride enjoying time with her bridesmaids before her winter wedding ceremony

A winter white bride and her bridesmaids and flower girls in ice blue dresses

A winter white bride laughing and smiling with her bridesmaids in ice blue dresses

A winter white bride in between photos

A portrait of a winter white bride (that looks like Elsa from the moving Frozen!)

A portrait of a winter white bride (that looks like Elsa from the moving Frozen!)

A portrait of a winter white bride (that looks like Elsa from the moving Frozen!)

A groom putting on his tie on his wedding day

A groom putting on his jacket on his wedding day

A groom

A toast between groomsmen and groom on his wedding day

A flask and candle gift from groom to groomsman

A groom with his groomsmen on his winter wedding day

Hannah and Will sat next to each other on the trolley before the ceremony!  Will is blindfolded in true Steeler fan fashion.

A bride and groom on the trolley, groom is wearing a terrible towel as a blindfold

A bride and groom on the trolley, groom is wearing a terrible towel as a blindfold

A Pittsburgh groom

A groom

A groom

A father walking his daughter down the aisle during her wedding ceremony

A groom watches his bride walk down the aisle at their wedding ceremony

A bride smiles at her groom as she walks down the aisle

A bride

A bride

A bride and groom standing at the alter during their wedding ceremony

A bride and groom standing at the alter during their wedding ceremony

A bride and groom standing at the alter during their wedding ceremony

A bride and groom standing at the alter during their wedding ceremony

A bride and groom

A bride

A bride and groom walking out of their ceremony during recessional

Hannah’s grandfather worked for USS Steel, so incorporating the USS Steel sign at the Heinz History Center was a must!

A bride, groom, and bridal party show their team spirit by waving their Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Towels

One of Hannah’s relatives actually drove this trolley- so special!

Bride and Groom standing next to Pittsburgh

A bride and groom

A bride and groom on the Sports floor of the Heinz History Center

A bride and groom on the Sports floor of the Heinz History Center

A bride and groom in the open stairwell at the Heinz History Center

Because who doesn’t want a picture with a huge Heinz ketchup bottle?

A bride and groom in the sports floor of the Heinz History Center

A bride and groom on the Sports Floor at the Heinz History Center

A bride and groom in the sports floor of the Heinz History Center

A bride and groom get introduced into their reception at the Heinz History Center

A bride and groom hold hands during the father of the bride

A maid of honor toasts her lovely bride and groom at the Heinz History Center

Bride and Groom

A bride and groom laugh as they attempt to cut their wedding cake

A bride and groom enjoying their first dance at the Heinz History Center

A bride and groom enjoying their first dance at the Heinz History Center

I love the below image not only because Hannah and her father are dancing, but also because a special moment was caught between Will’s parents and Hannah’s mom as they watched…

A father and daughter dance at a Heinz History Center wedding reception

A groom and his mother dance at a wedding reception at the Heinz History Center

A groom and his grandmother dance at a wedding reception at the Heinz History Center

The bridal party gets introduced onto the dance floor waving their terrible towels

A groom retrieves the garter off of his bride at a Heinz History Center wedding reception

Bridesmaid and her husband dancing at a Heinz History Center wedding reception

Guests dancing at a Heinz History Center wedding reception

Guests dancing at a Heinz History Center wedding reception

The candlelit table decor at a Heinz History Center Wedding

Candlelit sweetheart table decor at a Heinz History Center Wedding

Candlelit centerpieces decorated the guests

The three layer wedding cake at a Heinz History Center wedding reception

Guest wedding favors were mini Heinz Ketchup bottles

The wedding rings together on a centerpiece

The bride and groom embrace on the historic trolley at their Heinz History Center wedding reception

Cake: Market District
Caterer: Common Plea
Ceremony Venue: McKnight United Methodist Church
DJ and Ceremony Musician: Klicker Productions
Florist: Blumengarten Florist
Hair Artistry: Greg Jockel
Makeup: Pure Beauty Makeup Artistry
Photography: Lavender Leigh
Reception Décor: Michelle Stiglitz
Reception Venue: Senator John Heinz History Center
Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys
Videography: JHC Videography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lavenderleigh

Thank you for the compliment, Luann! Hannah and Will deserve nothing but the best!

lavenderleigh

Thank you for the kind words, Marana!

Marana

Stunning Pictures for an amazing couple!!!

These are just beautiful! Capturing Will and Hanna the way you’ve done is priceless–and doing it within Pittsburgh was just a bonus. I especially loved the individual pictures of Hanna and Will–both thinking of the upcoming nuptials.