By Matthew Hacke + Rachel Jones
Joanie Hilton + Christopher Hayek

Photographs from The Oberports

The couple braved the negative wind chill temperatures to get pictures at the Carnegie Mellon Institute. “Our photographers brought bags of Hot Hands to help get us through, and the pictures were completely worth it,” says Joanie

“We would choose all our vendors over again, especially the Monaco. Kristen and her team made every wedding dream of ours come true.”

The couple’s three-tiered cake featured almond butter cake with fudge filling and buttercream frosting, topped with rose-gold cascading flowers. “The cake was the talk of our wedding!”

Accommodations & Reception Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Jenny Yoo -Bella Bridesmaids
Bride’s Gown Anne 
Barge – Anne Gregory for the Bride
Cake Oakmont Bakery
Catering The Commoner (Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh)
Ceremony Heinz Chapel
DJ Selecta (James Scoglietti)
Florals Allison McGeary Florist
Hair & Makeup Glam Salon + Kiss and Makeup
Honeymoon Hawaii
Jewelry Henne Jewelers 
Mother of the Bride’s Dress
Anne Gregory for the Bride
Photographer The Oberports
Planner 
Jasmin Winston Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Marco
Rentals Lendable Linens & Mosaic Inc.
Stationery Nota Bene Fine Paper Boutique
Tuxedos The Black Tux
Videographer Two Suits and a Dress

Caitlin Rothman + Michael Andryka

Photographs from Caitlin Thomas Photography

The couple met the first day of freshman year chemistry class at Allegheny College, but didn’t officially start dating until a year later.

Pink peonies and white hydrangeas completed the tablescape and wedding arbor.

Caitlin and Michael chose Rustic Acres Farm for their ceremony and reception. “We really liked that it was a different venue than a traditional, hotel ballroom,” says Caitlin.

The couple’s wedding featured a dessert wall with sweet treats like chocolate mousse and strawberry shortcake in mason jars!

Accommodations Hampton Inn & Suites, Grove City; Holiday Inn Express, Grove City
Bridesmaids’ Dresses David’s Bridal
Bride’s Gown The Boutique by B.Belle Event
Cake Giant Eagle
Caterer Savor Pittsburgh
Ceremony & Reception Rustic Acres Farm
Decorations, Linens & Rentals Garnish by JPC Event Group
Entertainment The City Heat Band; John Parker Bands
Florals Flowers On Vine
Hair & Makeup Hannah Conrad Beauty
Jewelry Joden Jewelers
Photographer Caitlin Thomas Photography
Rehearsal Dinner Hampton Inn & Suites, Grove City
Stationery Mug and Pia
Tuxedos The Groomsman Suit
Wedding Planner Caitlin Wimer, JPC Events

Carolyn Carlins + Nick Keller

Photographs from Kristen Vota Photography

“Seeing Carolyn walking down the aisle for the first time was my one of my favorite memories of the day,” Nick says.

The couple incorporated custom colors of gold and coral in everything from the floral arrangements to the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Carolyn chose a Morilee design gown from MB Bride & Special Occasion.

“We took dancing lessons and learned how to waltz,” says Carolyn.

Accommodations Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Macy’s
Bride’s Gown MB Bride & Special Occassion
Cake Prantl’s Bakery
Ceremony St. John Neumann
Caterer, Decorations, Linens, Rentals, & Reception Shannopin Country Club
Entertainment Daniel May, Piano; Dwayne Dolphin, Bass (Wynton Marsalis Band); John “Smitty” Smith, Drums
Favors & Vendors Tupelo Honey Teas
Florals McCandless Floral
Hair Val-Lerie’s Hair Designs
Jewelry Macy’s
Makeup Linda Keller
Photographer Kristen Vota Photography
Rehearsal Dinner Grand Concourse Restaurant
Stationery Vistaprint
Tuxedos Men’s Wearhouse
Videographer James Butler

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