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!
Mike’s mother helps Mike put on cufflinks from his late father.
Their first look. Jocelyn was really curious to see what Mike looked like in his suit. 😉
Just a little dance practiceIn 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.
Flowers by Kathy Kutzavitch at Reed and Petals
During the bead ceremony, they got to greet each of their 90 wedding guests.
I really love the Heinz History Center. A twisty slide right in the ballroom!
Since 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!
Jocelyn realized she hit a bunch of candy towards Nicki and I. Worth the risk for these photos.
Their first dance to “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. Performed by City Heat
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)!!