Written by Molly Nicholas, Interview by Katie Rosso | Photographs from Elizabeth Vincent Photography

You should date my brother!” exclaimed Courtney Dempsey, shortly after she met Jamie Edmonds at a mutual friends’ house. And shortly after Jamie met Ryan Dempsey, she realized they were a perfect match. Although the couple lived in Detroit while they were engaged, they came to Pittsburgh for the nuptials. “I knew forever that my wedding would be a reflection of me and my love for my husband, but also my love for my hometown,” says Jamie. “My mom, Harriet, and I did most of the planning ourselves. Since I was in Detroit, she was my eyes and ears in the Burgh.”  In order to show her mostly out-of-town guests the best of Pittsburgh, Jamie picked her favorite locations and restaurants for them to explore. Even her in-laws, Mike and Susan Dempsey, created specialty Terrible Towels and Pittsburgh-themed welcome boxes for the guests! Jamie wore a satin, off-the-shoulder gown for the black-tie wedding, carrying a billowing bouquet of white florals as she made her way down the aisle of St. Benedict the Moor Parish. “Walking down the aisle with my Dad and seeing Ryan at the altar was a moment I will never forget.”


Accommodations: Omni William Penn Hotel; Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Bride’s Gown: Anne Gregory for the Bride
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Cake: Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique
Caterer & Reception: Pittsburgh Field Club
Ceremony: St. Benedict the Moor Parish
Entertainment & Lighting: The Company Band
Hair: Erica Cohen of Studio E Salon
Makeup: Tamie Konzier of The Pittsburgh Stylist
Photographer: Elizabeth Vincent Photography
Rentals: Taylor Rental Party Plus
Stationery: Nota Bene Fine Paper Boutique
Videographer: All Pro USA

Jamie and Ryan chose “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran for their first dance together.

Sparklers led the way as the couple exited the reception for their “mini-moon” in California.

Jamie and Ryan rode a golf cart into their reception. Talk about a grand entrance!

Black and white décor filled the Pittsburgh Field Club reception.

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