It’s been a busy week for Anna and Nick. Tons of cool stuff has happened to them since we met for our engagement photo shoot together:
-Anna and Nick are both graduating next weekend with Master’s Degrees from Carnegie Mellon University
-They just found out they’re moving to Richmond, Virginia for Nick’s MD/PhD program in the fall and Anna’s new job
- And they planned an entire wedding! The date was May 7th…..a date selected so many of their school friends would be able to come (during final exams!)
So great job, Anna and Nick! That CMU work ethic really served you well as you were taking finals AND putting reception seating assignments together. I am so impressed. So let’s get to that special day which I started with Anna, her bridesmaids, and a bunch of her family members to see Anna become a bride.
Fantastic hair and makeup by Justine from Beauty Justified.
They chose a First Look at the Hall of Sculpture in the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History. What an incredible space for such a special moment!
While you see it right here, Anna’s awesome bouquet by Mocha Rose Floral & Event Design.
Photo by Nicki. I love this photo and I wish I had taken it. I was taking the photo above so I would be out of her way.
Hall of Architecture. Every bride and groom should visit this room on their wedding day.
Anna and Nick’s wedding ceremony was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland.
Photo by Nicki.
Here’s a story that Anna will probably never live down: Immediately following the exchange of rings, the priest said “You can kiss” quietly to Anna and Nick. Anna heard “You can sit” and sat down. There were some chuckles from the crowd because they just missed the opportunity for their first kiss on the altar. I had to wait until their recessional (below) to get that first kiss as a married couple. I still think it’s a good one.
Next 2 photos by Nicki. I’m going to stop calling out her photos each time because she’s so awesome that you wouldn’t be able to guess who took which photos anymore.
Anna told me that her wedding was Etsy-themed. I loved it.
I would totally have my wedding at the Carnegie Museum just to have my wedding photos taken with a dinosaur. Sorry groomsmen on the far left, you’ll be the first one to be eaten.
Anna and Nick had their first (unofficial) date under a tree.
I think Anna chose the museum to have photos in front of this bug-wall.
Taking photos around the Carnegie Museum was a huge benefit of having their wedding reception in the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer. It is such a beautiful space with great architecture and beautiful, interesting spots for photography.
Catering and this beautiful cake by Parkhurst Dining Services. The flower decorations are all made of sugar and totally edible.
Anna approves. (Photo by Nicki)
Entertainment Director Jeremy from Jeremy Ganss Productions keeps the crowd on the dance floor.
The last hug during the last song.
And ringshot. These tiny chairs are made out of paper and were actually the escort cards for the reception tables.
You’ll see more from this wedding later this week AND a short film by Christina from Syncopated Pictures coming soon!
Congratulations, Anna and Nick! Have a great time on your honeymoon and good luck with your move!/school!/job!