Andrea and Robert planned a December wedding at the Mansions on Fifth in Pittsburgh, PA and the day could not have gone smoother. The weather was brisk but absolutely beautiful with a glowing sunset, and the Mansion was decorated beautifully for the upcoming holiday season. Their suites were stocked with food and drinks as they got ready for the day just down the hall from one another. And their guests packed the house to watch their intimate ceremony on the staircase. Check out the story below of their amazing day at the Mansions on Fifth!
Their florist, GreenSinner, suggested adding the sheer curtains to the gorgeous stained glass at the top of the stairway landing to add some softness to their ceremony space.
Andrea was able to fit into her mother's wedding shoes, an adorable pair of ivory heels from her wedding decades ago. So her "something borrowed" was a perfect fit for the day's vintage inspired theme and venue.
A crowd of nieces and nephews filled the getting ready suites with lots of love, laughter and sillyness.
To take advantage of the daylight, I suggested to Andrea and Robert that they do a first look before the ceremony since post-ceremony would be dark outside. They agreed it was a good idea, so once she was ready, Andrea met her groom waiting for her on the front steps of the Mansion.
Just down the street from the Mansion, is the beautiful Walled Garden at Mellon Park. Robert and Andrea followed us there in their car for a quick half hour of photos before we raced back to the Mansion for their ceremony to begin.
Their ceremony was sweet and personal, and took place right on the stairway. Cocktail hour, dinner and dancing were scattered among the main floor rooms of the Mansion, where beautifully decorated tables were scattered for guests to enjoy amazing food and drinks while warming by the fireplaces. Dj Sosa got the dance floor packed immediately and it didn't slow down all night! These two were simply an absolutely joy to photograph on their very special wedding day. Their smiles and happiness were radiating from their faces all day long, an infectious feeling that spread among every guest in the venue. Our very best wishes to the happy couple for an amazing marriage in your future!
All our best, Autumn and Bill