Jocelyn and Mike’s Wedding at the Heinz History Center

Jocelyn and Mike love many of the same things. Cycling, the NFL, their families. Especially cycling. They have shared over 5000 miles of bicycle touring together and on Friday, they joined their lives together in a marriage ceremony and wedding reception at the Heinz History Center.

Jocelyn and Mike had one of the most personal, meaningful, and unique wedding ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed. The ceremony included all of their family and friends in a bead ceremony where each guest was asked to bring/decorate a bead that Jocelyn and Mike strung together and used in a hand-fasting ceremony. I thought the beads would be cool, but I had no idea that they would be as special as they were.

They cerebrated all night at the Heinz History Center with a pinata, a wonderfully choreographed first dance, and a fantastic live band!

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Their first look. Jocelyn was really curious to see what Mike looked like in his suit. 😉

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Just a little dance practiceHeinz History Center WeddingIn a very rare event, Jocelyn and Mike wanted to take a long walk to the 9th street bridge. Well, it’s not really a long walk, but certainly long for a very hot day while wearing formal attire.Heinz History Center Wedding

Flowers by Kathy Kutzavitch at Reed and Petals

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During the bead ceremony, they got to greet each of their 90 wedding guests.

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Heinz History Center WeddingHeinz History Center WeddingSince they had a dozen young children attend their wedding reception, they really wanted to make things memorable and special with  a pinata. It was so much fun!

Heinz History Center WeddingHeinz History Center WeddingJocelyn realized she hit a bunch of candy towards Nicki and I. Worth the risk for these photos.

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Their first dance to “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. Performed by City Heat

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Congratulations, Jocelyn and Mike! Thank you so much for inviting Nicki and I to capture this important day for you.

Have a great honeymoon (on your bicycles, of course)!!

 

 

  • Kathaleen MannsJuly 5, 2011 - 12:32

    What a beautiful, unique wedding!!! I love the bead ceremony and the pinata!!!

  • KatiaJuly 5, 2011 - 15:23

    Randi these are awesome!!Great job!!I also love the bead ceremony and the pinata!!BEAUTIFUL lighting once again.

  • Jocelyn and MikeJuly 6, 2011 - 13:29

    THANK YOU!!! These are beautiful. Of course we love the beads and pinata too, but we also loved Randi and Nicki who have been fun and easy to work with the entire time and who captured all the little moments we were too punch drunk to hold onto on Friday. What a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing!

  • JennaJuly 6, 2011 - 23:31

    I love these pictures! I had no idea the underside of the convention center could look so good.

  • JoAnnJuly 7, 2011 - 09:15

    I love all the pictures–thank you so much! Especially impressed with the picture of the rings surrounded by the beads–so unique!

  • Bruce ReamesJuly 8, 2011 - 16:20

    Great Wedding!

    It was great getting together for such a great event.

    Love,
    Uncle Bruce & Aunt Marilyn

  • Aunt MaryJuly 9, 2011 - 10:42

    Wonderful pictures, wonderful wedding. Loved every minute!
    Love aunt mary

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  • Christina MontemurroJuly 22, 2011 - 08:10

    What an extraordinary couple and wedding! So much to love here. Like that a couple who has cycled so many miles together chose to take the time and devote the energy to going for a nice city walk on their wedding day. And the bead ceremony. The photos from the bead ceremony, especially seeing Jocelyn bending down to greet those little children, are so beautiful. Now I have to remind myself that I wasn’t there, because I sure feel like I was.

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