Carmen and Vince met when they were both working for Fair Trade companies. Carmen was living in DC and Vince was living in San Francisco. At a work event in New York City, Carmen and Vince were the first people to arrive at a work-related dinner when everyone else was very very late. They got to know each other and started their bi-coastal relationship, spending many hours on cross-country flights.
Both Carmen and Vince have planned many events related to their jobs. When I talked to Carmen about their wedding, she claimed this event was slightly easier to plan than work events because it was in one language, traded one currency, and no heads of state were coming to the wedding. On Saturday their wedding was filled with special details including Fair Trade jewelry, wedding favors, coffee and tea.
Next two images by Nicki.
The colorful altar cloth behind the newlyweds is from Vince’s church in San Francisco.
Carmen and Vince chose to have their reception at The Great Hall at the Heinz History Center because of the unique architecture and Pittsburgh artifacts.
From their first dance
Carmen was bouncing all around, having a fantastic time all night.
Vince had a great time too, here taking a few minutes away from the action to play cards with his friends from high school.
Congratulations, Carmen and Vince! I wish you many happy journeys to come.