By Maggie McCauley | Photographs from Picsure by Rick Szymanski

Jessica Lukac and Eric Shultz wanted to create a personal and unique celebration that encompassed all of their favorite things about Pittsburgh. From the venues to the vendors, each selection had a special meaning or memory for the couple. Jessica and Eric chose to wed at the South Terrace of the Convention Center, which was like a “backyard wedding” off of their Penn Avenue condo. “Because we knew the area, we could be strategic and use a lot of different backdrops within a few blocks of the ceremony site,” Jessica says of the photo shoot before their Mattress Factory reception, complete with a fleet of food trucks. One of their favorite stops was Randyland on the North Side, where owner Randy Gilson welcomed the newlyweds and even posed for a few photos with them, too! “The colorful locations reflected the joy of the day.”

Accommodations: Renaissance Hotel
Bridal gown: Anne Gregory for the Bride
Cake: Gluten Free Goat
Caterer: Istanbul Grill, Nakama Truck, Swing Truck, Randitas Truck
Ceremony location: South Terrace of David L Lawrence Convention Center
Florist: Country Blooms
Hair & Makeup: Mia Good
Honeymoon: Pre moon to Lake Martin, AL
Photographer: Picsure by Rick Szymanski
Reception location: Mattress Factory
Rehearsal dinner location: Bodega at Gaucho
Stationery: Glosite
Tuxedo: Macy’s

These Downtown residents loved exploring their neighborhood in search of the perfect places for photos. “The waterfall walk underneath the Convention Center is one of our favorite places in the city, so it was important for us to have pictures taken there,” says Jessica.

Jessica’s high-low dress showed off her sparkly and silky shoes.

The fun, non-traditional couple hosted their reception at Mattress Factory. It served as the perfect creative outlet for Jessica and Eric, and allowed for a variety of activities for their 150 guests.

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  1. Kym King
    April 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Jessica is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! What a perfect wedding to showcase Pittsburgh, Whirl!

  2. April 20, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Beautiful wedding photos!