Growing up, eating at The Grand Concourse was a treat that my family indulged in for special occasions. One of the most intricate architecturally designed buildings in Pittsburgh, the space began as a train station in the early 1900s, and was turned into this elegant restaurant circa 1978. When we have the pleasure of photographing at this restaurant, it always brings back special memories.
So naturally, when Michele contacted me to photograph her and Erik’s intimate wedding at this venue, I was pretty excited to be a part of their wedding day! Yes, TGC is a gorgeous venue, but honestly what was even more exciting was that I would have the opportunity to get to know this charming and down-to-earth couple. Intimate weddings are so much fun to photograph because they are more laid back, they are not rushed, and you get a great sense of the beautiful relationships that the wedding couple has established with each and every guest.
Speaking of beautiful relationships, well, these words about sum up Michele and Erik together. Erik has a gentle and calm demeanor, and has such a knack for getting Michele to smile. While I was photographing them together, Erik would make quiet remarks to Michele, and her smile would turn into a spurt of effervescent laughter. Seeing them interact together that day… they were just so *happy*. They weren’t stressed about the timeline of the day, or where to be and when. The day was theirs to relax and enjoy, and so they did.
Here are some images that paint the picture of Michele and Erik’s wedding day…