Katherine and Mike’s Wedding at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church

Wow! I can’t believe that it is already time for our last wedding of 2011. So everyone take a deep breath and take time to savor it because this is the last new wedding I’ll be sharing until APRIL of 2012!  I couldn’t have dreamed of a better wedding than this one to close out such a great year for Randi Voss Photography.

Katherine and Mike had planned their winter wedding for the last 18 months. They both LOVE the holiday season, especially Christmas, and they wanted their wedding to feel elegant, chic, and fun. Katherine started the day with her family and bridesmaids at the Holiday Inn University Center. With help from Lisa and Ashley of  Kiss and Makeup and hair stylist Sarah Gillis, everyone was looking and feeling their best.

Mike and his groomsmen were at the Holiday Inn as well. I wasn’t there, but there is definitely a “how-to-tie-a-bow-tie” video playing on that smartphone.

I normally avoid cheesy wedding photos, but this was adorable and the complete opposite of those “groom running away from the bride” photos. I can also guarantee that these guys came up with this whole concept. Mike is totally into Katherine, why wouldn’t he run to her?

Their wedding ceremony was a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

Night time wedding portraits are a huge challenge. Luckily, I had done my location scouting and was ready for Katherine and Mike!


I was overwhelmed by the transformation of the ballroom at St Nicolas Cathedral Room.

The first time I met Katherine and Mike, they mentioned they were going to have a choreographed entrance dance when they arrived at their reception. I didn’t realize how epic it was going to be. The song was “You Make Me Feel” by Cobra Starship. The next three images are from the dance.

And their beautiful first dance.

I couldn’t stop smiling when I was looking at photos taken during the toasts. It is so obvious that Katherine and Mike were truly enjoying their wedding day.

Amazing Greek dancing.

Though Katherine is originally from the Pittsburgh area, both she and Mike now live in Philadelphia. This creates a little sports rivalry in their new family, a fact that came out during the wedding reception. Katherine was wearing a garter covered in Steelers logos. Mike had the perfect reaction when he saw it.

Katherine changed her shoes late in the night. From fabulous Jimmy Choo heels to (nearly) equally fabulous sparkly sneakers.

What an amazing way to end our wedding season! There is nothing I love more than to see a couple truly enjoying their wedding day. Congratulations, Katherine and Mike!

 

Wedding Ceremony: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church

Wedding Reception: St Nicolas Cathedral Room

Catering: Rania’s Catering

Flowers: Flowers By Donna

Music: The Greek Company

Makeup: Kiss and Makeup

Cinematography: ShoFilms

  • SisterDecember 6, 2011 - 10:19

    Love love love it. Wish I could have been there!!

  • Lexie VolakisDecember 6, 2011 - 11:34

    What an incredible spread of pictures! You captured every smile and really showed what an amazing time we had throughout the entire day!I can’t help but look through them and tear up everytime! What a perfect day 🙂

  • Lisa JohnsonDecember 6, 2011 - 16:30

    The pictures are so gorgeous, Randi!! I am delighted to know that the rest of the day was magical for her. She looks like an angel. 🙂

  • Pam VolakisDecember 7, 2011 - 12:57

    Each time I see these pictures it reminds me of much Katherine and Mike were made for each other. I cann’t take the smile off my face and once again THANK YOU RANDI, for giving us a way to look back and feel like we are there again.

  • Barb LibertoDecember 9, 2011 - 08:44

    What a fantastic wedding. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. The pictures are beautiful. Some are very unique and loved the one by the fountain. The pictures from the church are so so wonderful!!! The dance entrance was great. Thanks so much for sharing these. Katherine looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  • Kate MillerDecember 9, 2011 - 10:04

    Randi, I really love the silhouette in front of the signs on the Carnegie Museum. Fabulous work as always!

  • KatherineDecember 12, 2011 - 17:06

    ABSOLUTELY fabulous job Randi! We relive our special day every time we look at these pictures. You are the fantastic!

  • MeghanDecember 14, 2011 - 21:09

    Loved this wedding and the photos!! Made me flash back to the Gregorakis-Erwin Wedding!!!! =) Just amazing!

  • KrystalDecember 20, 2011 - 09:13

    Fabulous photographs! It looks like it was a great time! Congratulations to you both! 🙂

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