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 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 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
Why Kristi Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
My wedding day was so special and I never before felt so beautiful. I want another bride to be able to experience that same kind of joy.
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Gemma | Photography: Craig Photography | Ceremony Venue: Heinz Chapel | Reception Venue: Mansions on Fifth | Event Planning + Floral Design: Bill Chisnell | Cake: Prantl’s Bakery