Masthead header

nikki & corey | st. sebastian & sheraton station square pittsburgh wedding

Nikki and Corey couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day! 72 degrees and sunny on an April Saturday in Pittsburgh is simply good luck, there’s no other way to explain it!

Note: If you are interested in viewing/ordering prints from the full gallery of Nikki and Corey’s wedding images, click this link.

We started off the day capturing some images of bridal party preparations at the bride’s parents’ house in the North Hills. Nikki’s gorgeous gown is from David’s Bridal.

bridal prep photos dress hanging pittsburgh wedding photographer (1)

I loved these shoes! Nikki said the jewels kept getting stuck in the lining of her dress, but I’d say that’s a fair trade-off for some phenomenal wedding day kicks!

bridal prep photos shoes details wedding shoes pittsburgh wedding photographer (3)

Nikki got into her wedding dress and then she got to open up her wedding gift from Corey, a beautiful pearl ring with black diamonds. I think she liked it πŸ™‚

bridal prep photos dress pittsburgh wedding photographer (2)

bridal prep photos pittsburgh wedding photographer (4)

bridal prep photos pittsburgh wedding photographer (6)

And she rocked that gown, don’t you think?

bridal prep photos pittsburgh wedding photographer (5)

We then traveled to a nearby park, where Nikki and Corey would have their First Look. I wish I could talk all of my couples into seeing each other before the ceremony! The nerves disappear and it allows for so many amazing photos!

bridal prep photos pittsburgh wedding photographer (8)

It’s hard to tell, but if you look closely, you’ll see Corey’s shades on top of his blindfold. Gotta keep the swag.

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding photography first look pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (1)

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding photography first look pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (2)

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding photography first look pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (4)

Corey calls this pose the “Obama Seal of Approval” – he tried to talk Nikki into ordering a canvas of this for their home πŸ™‚

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding photography first look pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (5)

We captured some formal images here and then went on to the ceremony.

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding portraits wedding photographer pittsburgh weddings custom portraits by charlene (2)

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding portraits wedding photographer pittsburgh weddings custom portraits by charlene (3)

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding portraits wedding photographer pittsburgh weddings custom portraits by charlene (1)

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding portraits wedding photographer pittsburgh weddings custom portraits by charlene (4)

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding portraits wedding photographer pittsburgh weddings custom portraits by charlene (5)

I was so excited that their boxer, Nash, got to be a part of their big day! You can see more of his photos here.

pittsburgh wedding photgrapher dog pet (1)

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding portraits wedding photographer pittsburgh weddings custom portraits by charlene (6)

Did I say formals? I meant duck faces.

evergreen park pittsburgh wedding portraits wedding photographer pittsburgh weddings custom portraits by charlene (7)

I think trolley is the only way for bridal parties to travel. Seriously, how cool is this?

mollys trolleys pittsburgh wedding photography trolley wedding custom portraits by charlene (1)

mollys trolleys pittsburgh wedding photography trolley wedding custom portraits by charlene (3)

mollys trolleys pittsburgh wedding photography trolley wedding custom portraits by charlene (2)

Ceremony time! This church is absolutely gorgeous, and has the longest aisle I’ve ever seen. Ever.

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (1)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (2)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (3)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (4)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (5)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (6)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (7)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (8)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (10)

No one mentioned the “she’s mine” on Corey’s shoes – I’m SO glad I noticed πŸ™‚ So cute!

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (9)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (11)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (12)

st sebastian roman catholic church pittsburgh saint sebastian st sebastians pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene (13)

We headed downtown from the church to get some bridal party photos and portraits of the new Mr. and Mrs.

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer sheraton station square downtown pittsburgh wedding photos pictures custom portraits by charlene wedd

Have I mentioned what a perfect day it was?!

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer groomsmen poses groomsmen pose

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer bridal party poses bridal party picture pittsburgh bridesmaids  (3)

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer bridal party poses bridal party picture pittsburgh (2)

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer bridal party photo bridal party poses

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer bridal party poses bridal party picture pittsburgh (1)

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer sheraton station square downtown pittsburgh wedding photos pictures custom portraits by charlene weddings (1)

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer sheraton station square downtown pittsburgh wedding photos pictures custom portraits by charlene wedd (11)

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer sheraton station square downtown pittsburgh wedding photos pictures custom portraits by charlene wedd (10)

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer sheraton station square downtown pittsburgh wedding photos pictures custom portraits by charlene wedd (9)

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography pittsburgh wedding photographer sheraton station square downtown pittsburgh wedding photos pictures custom portraits by charlene wedd (8)

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography downtown pittsburgh custom portraits by charlene (2)

On to the reception details! I LOVED this adorable cake topper from MudCards.

custom cake topper cute cake topper wedding cake black accent wedding cake sheraton station square wedding pittsburgh wedding photography wedding cake (1)

pittsburgh cookie table sheraton station square wedding pittsburgh wedding photography custom portraits by charlene

Bridal party grand entrances rolled around and the party got started!

sheraton station square wedding entrances pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (1)

sheraton station square wedding entrances pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (2)

sheraton station square wedding entrances pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (3)

sheraton station square wedding entrances pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (4)

The couple cut their gorgeous cake (I hope the cake topper is on display somewhere in your house, guys!)

custom cake topper cute cake topper wedding cake black accent wedding cake sheraton station square wedding pittsburgh wedding photography wedding cake (2)

custom cake topper cute cake topper wedding cake black accent wedding cake sheraton station square wedding pittsburgh wedding photography wedding cake (3)

Rege (Nikki’s dad) gave a hilarious speech that had everyone in stitches πŸ™‚ After dinner, the father-daughter dance made me cry, per usual πŸ™‚

sheraton station square wedding entrances pittsburgh wedding photographer custom portraits by charlene (5)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (2)

And of course we can’t forget about the mother-son dance!

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (1)

And saving the best images for last – the bride and groom’s first dance as husband and wife!

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (4)

Β sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (3)

Oh, and I almost forgot to add this gorgeous photo of the couples’ rings!

bridal prep photos wedding rings wedding bands engagement ring ring photo picture pittsburgh wedding photographer (8)

The garter and bouquet toss was a blast!

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (5)

Nikki and Corey’s brother-in-law is an avid diver, so the goggles/snorkel were a nice touch πŸ™‚

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (6)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (7)

Luckily, someone a bit older took over after a little one caught the garter!

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (8)

Corey’s sister caught the bouquet, and her expressions were *priceless* when this was going on! πŸ™‚

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (9)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (10)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (11)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (12)

The reception was so much fun – see for yourself!

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (13)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (14)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (15)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (16)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (17)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (18)

sheraton station square wedding reception pittsburgh wedding photography candids first dance off camera flash garter toss bouquet toss wedding photography (19)

We grabbed a few quick night photos outside before heading to Buckhead Saloon for the after-party!

station square pittsburgh wedding portraits photos photography downtown pittsburgh custom portraits by charlene (1)

station square pittsburgh wedding photography buckheads saloon sheraton custom portraits by charlene (3)

station square pittsburgh wedding photography buckheads saloon sheraton custom portraits by charlene (1)

station square pittsburgh wedding photography buckheads saloon sheraton custom portraits by charlene (2)

I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to capture Β this couple on their big day! Thank you both SO much! You were an absolute joy to work with!

. . .