Kristi + Christopher’s Pittsburgh wedding is a perfect display of classic and traditional elegance…A ceremony held in a neo-gothic cathedral with dramatic sky-high ceilings, a warm and inviting reception hosted in a historic Pittsburgh mansion and a lovely looking wedding party wearing a beautiful mix of black evening gowns and matching black suits. Such grandeur! Don’t miss Kristi’s soft mermaid-style Vera Wang gown, Gemma. The combination of French tulle and organza is so ethereal and feminine with a lovely bit of drama for such an elegant affair. Enjoy!
Kristi + Christopher | August 31, 2013 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Gemma
The Ceremony The ceremony took place in a gorgeous neo-gothic cathedral on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus. It has sky high ceilings, beautiful stained glass and a majestic aura and was the perfect venue for our wedding. It is also located down the street from my high school so being able to showcase a neighborhood to my friends and family that has so many memories for me was really special.
The Reception The reception was held at the Mansions on Fifth, a restored mansion and historic structure originally built in the early 20th century. It was a great compliment to the grandeur of our ceremony.
Kristi’s Dress Search I was very thorough during the dress selection process, however it took me a while to identify which silhouettes looked good on my figure. I found myself attracted to dress designs I would see online and in magazines but when I tried them on the effect wasn’t the same. Also knowing our ceremony was going to be held in such a stately venue, I wanted a dress that could hold its own in the space. When I tried on Gemma I knew I had checked all these boxes. It was the one for me!
How Kristi Felt in Her Wedding Dress Regal, Elegant, Beautiful