Christina & Andrew’s (and Anni’s) Sweet Family Ceremony

November 21, 2021

By: Melanie Groves

Like so many couples, Christina and Andrew postponed their 2020 wedding plans. A year later, they held a small, intimate ceremony with their family at Mount Saint Peter Catholic Church in New Kensington, followed by a sweet and low-key picnic at Deer Lakes Park.
 

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Christina and I met when she was working as the Curator of Architecture and Gardens at The Frick Pittsburgh. I learned right away that she is as warm as she is smart and creative, and we became fast friends. It was an incredible honor for Steve and me to photograph their wedding, and so special to be there to witness it.

 

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A fitting setting for a bride with a background in architectural conservation: the cathedral was constructed in the 1940s using salvaged marble, steel, and other materials from the Richard B. Mellon Mansion (as it was being demolished) and features stunning architectural details.

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The church altar is surrounded by four marble columns from the Mellon vestibule, and the canopy above was created from bronze railings. Read more on the Pittsburgh Tribute-Review website.

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My favorite part of the day was watching Annalise (Anni for short) see her Mom and Dad get married and join them in the ceremony. So amazing!

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After the ceremony, Christina, Andrew, and Anni joined their family in Deer Lakes Park for a picnic to celebrate the wedding and Anni’s second birthday. It was a great opportunity to capture some family fun in nature—one of Anni’s favorites!

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Can’t wait to party with these three again!

 

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