Carmen and Vince’s Wedding at the Heinz History Center

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.

Their wedding as held in Carmen’s home town of Pittsburgh. The ceremony was at St Therese of Lisieux Church followed by a reception in The Great Hall at the Heinz History Center.


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.

I'm Randi Voss, a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I specialize in photographing fun, happy weddings working throughout the wedding day as both a photojournalist and a portraiture artist. Have a look around my blog to see what I've been doing lately, both personally, and professionally, and get to know me better. View the Galleries to see some of my favorite photos. Leave a comment to let me know your thoughts. Sincerely, Randi


  • David Mezzera

    I didn’t realize that those of us in the first pew on the right side of the church had our row marked with a label (8th photo). Ha!!!!

  • Sandra Collister

    Hi Vince and Carmen, We very much enjoyed seeing the photos from your wedding when your parents (vince) came for dinner a few nights ago. Also read each of your bio’s and learned quite a bit especially about you, Carmen, of course. Although, I did not know about the juggling and the bowling for you, Vince.
    Hope married life is going well in DC and we look forward to seeing you after thanksgiving.
    Sandra and John

  • Sharon stoepler

    After seeing you last evening and getting the web site, finally I’m seeing your beautiful wedding. I’m glad 2 great people found each other and I send prayers and hopes for much joy today and as your life together unfolds.

    Sharon Stoepler

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