Josie Roberts & Brandon Cellone

Photography by James Knox

When Josie Roberts first met Brandon Cellone, she was “the new girl in town,” but now, “I’m a Pittsburgh girl for life,” she says. A job brought her here, a friend of a friend introduced them, and after a date to see Cirque du Soleil, their relationship blossomed. Three years later, the couple took a vacation to Puerto Rico. It was raining when they arrived, and unfortunately for Brandon, the bad weather persisted. He had planned to propose on a sunny day, but when he could wait no longer for clear skies, he popped the question on their resort balcony during a thunderstorm. “It was gorgeous and so fun,” says Josie. The same can be said about their wedding day. The bride began the big day with a “Ladies Luncheon” at Café du Jour in the South Side. The ceremony and reception were held at the Carnegie Museum, which the couple chose to best portray Pittsburgh to their out-of-town guests. There were 198 friends and family members in attendance. All of the reception tables were named after with different types of bread to coincide with the groom’s family’s business, Cellone’s Italian Bakery. The couple first danced to “Better Together,” by Jack Johnson, as guests watched from the balcony of the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer. At the end of the night, the newlyweds were whisked away in a Green Gears pedicab, which took them down Carson Street, where “we felt like we were in a parade!” Not just that, but it was a “time where Brandon and I had a whole half an hour to sit there and talk about everything that had just happened at the reception.”

When Josie Roberts first met Brandon Cellone, she was “the new girl in town,” but now, “I’m a Pittsburgh girl for life,” she says. A job brought her here, a friend of a friend introduced them, and after a date to see Cirque du Soleil, their relationship blossomed. Three years later, the couple took a vacation to Puerto Rico. It was raining when they arrived, and unfortunately for Brandon, the bad weather persisted. He had planned to propose on a sunny day, but when he could wait no longer for clear skies, he popped the question on their resort balcony during a thunderstorm. “It was gorgeous and so fun,” says Josie. The same can be said about their wedding day. The bride began the big day with a “Ladies Luncheon” at Café du Jour in the South Side. The ceremony and reception were held at the Carnegie Museum, which the couple chose to best portray Pittsburgh to their out-of-town guests. There were 198 friends and family members in attendance. All of the reception tables were named after with different types of bread to coincide with the groom’s family’s business, Cellone’s Italian Bakery. The couple first danced to “Better Together,” by Jack Johnson, as guests watched from the balcony of the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer. At the end of the night, the newlyweds were whisked away in a Green Gears pedicab, which took them down Carson Street, where “we felt like we were in a parade!” Not just that, but it was a “time where Brandon and I had a whole half an hour to sit there and talk about everything that had just happened at the reception.”

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