Paige and Nate | Grand Concourse Wedding

“Most people say ‘Where’s the Paige I know and love?’ when I get all dressed up” Paige says to me as she hoists up the bottom of her wedding dress to climb a set of stairs.  Paige, Nate, Barry, and I are right outside of The Grand Concourse photographing around Station Square.  She goes on to tell me that her usual attire is not fancy but laid back, so wearing a wedding dress was completely out of her norm!

This completely resonates with how I view this couple that we’ve come to know and love.  Paige and Nate are a fun-loving and laid back couple, who had a leaf throwing fight during their engagement session, and who dressed their bridal party up in naval hats and sunglasses for their wedding pictures!  Paige is also a soccer player, and she kicked around the soccer ball in her wedding dress on Duquesne’s field (Paige and Nate met at Duquesne University!)  Not to mention, the interlude during their first dance; Paige is from Cleveland and Nate is from Pittsburgh, so halfway through their first dance, the DJ switches music!  Nate and his groomsmen taunt Paige that Pittsburgh is better than Cleveland (think Black and Yellow!) and Paige and her bridesmaids taunt Nate with the vice versa!  It was honestly hysterical to watch!

The entire day was so relaxed and fun- take a look to see what I mean…
A lace and ruffle wedding dress hanging in a window.
The bride
The bride and a bridesmaid get their hair and makeup done on a wedding day.
The bride and her bridesmaids had a lovely view of Pittsburgh as they got ready for the wedding day.
The Mother of the Bride helps her put on her wedding dress

The bridesmaids are buttoning the bride

These ladies buttoned Paige’s wedding dress in 15 seconds flat! The fastest I’ve ever seen!

The bridesmaids use a hook to button the bride
The mother of the bride helps the bride to fasten her earrings at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The mother of the bride fluffs the bride
The father of the bride sneaks into the room to grab a glance at his beautiful daughter at Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania
A picture of the bride at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania
A picture of the bride at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania
A picture of the bride at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania
The groom
The groom holds his navy swirl cuff links
The groom getting ready before his wedding ceremony
A picture of the groom before his wedding ceremony in the South Side of Pittsburgh
A picture of the Groom and his Groomsmen in the South Side of Pittsburgh
The bride and groom have a first look at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom have a first look at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania

 

The bridal party watches the bride and groom have their first look at The Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The bridal party secretly watches the first look.

The bride and groom share a moment with the city of Pittsburgh in the background at the Sheraton Station Square.

One location, yet three entirely different backdrops at this spot. See pictures below…

A bride and groom in the city of bridges in Pittsburgh, PA
A bride and groom with a beautiful city backdrop at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom head to the ceremony site via Molly
The bride
The groom watches his bride walk down the aisle at their wedding ceremony at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

One of my favorite expressions during the ceremony is that of the bride and groom as they take each other

One of my favorite expressions during the ceremony is that of the bride and groom as they take each other’s hand and step towards the officiant.

The bride and groom read vows at their wedding ceremony at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The flower girls and ring bearer watch the bride and groom say their wedding vows at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The groom reads his vows to his bride at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride laughs at the groom
The bride and groom kiss at their wedding ceremony at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom exit their wedding ceremony during their recessional at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride, groom and their wedding party at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and her bridesmaids at The West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride and groom at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The bride and groom look at the city of Pittsburgh from the West End Overlook

One of the best views in the city!

The bride and groom walk at the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The photographer poses the bridal party at the Duquesne University field.

We hopped all around the city for pictures! Here’s a behind the scenes at Duquesne University.

The bride, groom, and their wedding party pose for a picture on the Duquesne University football field
The bride, groom, and their wedding party get creative on the football field at Duquesne University

The bride kicks around a soccer ball on the Duquesne University soccer field

Love this girl!

The bride and groom take a moment at the water fountain at Duquesne University
The bride and groom take a picture at the stairway outside of The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom with the Pittsburgh city skyline in the background
The bride and groom walk towards the red train in Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom get introduced at their wedding reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom during their first Dance at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The groom spins his bride during their first dance at their The Grand Concourse Wedding Reception in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bride and groom

Just about now they were singing “Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow!”

The maid of honor toasts the bride and groom at their wedding reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and her father dance during a wedding reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The groom and his mother dance during a wedding reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The guests have an amazing time on the dance floor at a wedding reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The guests start a dance floor train at a wedding reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride dances during her wedding reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The wedding guests dance at a reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The wedding reception set up at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The wedding cake, place cards, guest favors, and centerpieces at a wedding reception at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Ceremony site: The West End Overlook
DJ: DJ Nameless (Arron Howard)
Florist: Blumengarten Florist
Hair Artistry: Karen Smyth
Hotel: Sheraton Station Square
Makeup Artistry: Classic Hair and Makeup
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: The Grand Concourse
Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys
Videographer: JHC Videography

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