The day started off with a frenzy. Dina’s makeup artist cancelled on her by sending her a text message early in the morning.
I must say, I was so impressed by Dina. She calmly arranged to have her makeup done at the bridal salon where she was getting her hair done. She smiled through it all and looked simply stunning.
The rest of the day was perfect. The ceremony was at the beautiful Smithfield United Church of Christ, followed by an ultra glamorous reception at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. We started off at the Holiday Inn for some getting ready pictures.
Not to be outdone, the guys also cleaned up and got dressed (I think it’s really THAT simple for men). Images below by my ultra fabulous second shooter, Amy.
Because Dina got her makeup done earlier than planned, we ended up with a nice amount of time for some bridal portraits (which I love).
Dina is a natural in front of the camera. She looked AMAZING!
And while the girls were getting their pictures taken, Mark and his groomsmen went to Wiener World.
Yup, you read that right.
Images below by Amy.
The ceremony at Smithfield United Church of Christ was full of emotion. As Dina was walking down the aisle, Mark’s reaction to seeing his bride for the first time led his brother to put his arm around him.
Mark wasn’t the only emotional man there.
After the ceremony, the first thing the newlyweds did when they got into the hallway was kiss. So sweet!
Some portraits around the University of Pittsburgh campus.
I don’t normally post group portraits, but I thought the expressions on the maid of honor and best man here were hilarious. They were such a fun group.
Lots of beautiful personal touches at the reception.
Love how Dina is looking at Mark during their first dance.
While I was getting their reactions, Amy was getting a wider image of the dance.
Always a blast to work with Jeremy of Jeremy Ganss Productions, who kept this entertaining group dancing all night.
Dina and Mark, it was such a delight to photograph your wedding! Thank you for inviting Amy and I to witness such a special day.
Ceremony: Smithfield United Church of Christ
Reception: Pittsburgh Athletic Association
DJ: Jeremy Ganss Productions
Videographer: Open Iris