by Amy Serrago
Catherine and Alex met through their church. They were both doing charity work at a local women’s shelter when they were introduced and they hit it off immediately. When Alex proposed, he and Catherine decided to travel across the country from their place in Seattle to get married in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. The day started with a quiet moment between Catherine and Alex, outside the church where their traditional Catholic ceremony would be held. Though they had decided not to see each other before the ceremony, they still took a moment to hold hands and say a little prayer together, from opposite sides of the church’s wall. It was truly adorable.
Catherine was stunning in her classic satin ballgown with its chapel train and off-the-shoulder sleeves. She finished her look with sparkling silver shoes and a long veil for added drama. Her bridesmaids wore pale blush gowns and all of the ladies carried bouquets of roses, mums and greenery. Catherine’s was all white, her gals’ had pops of pale pink. Alex and his groomsmen were dapper in traditional black tuxes and bow ties and each gentleman pinned a simple white rose boutonnière to his lapel.
The reception took place at The Grand Concourse, a Progressive Era train station which incorporates the Victorian and Edwardian styles and has been reimagined as an upscale restaurant. Tables were set with crisp white linens and gold votive candles surrounded delicate florals in vintage vases. The newlyweds made their entrance down a grand staircase and kicked off the evening with their first dance as husband and wife. Catherine and Alex had a personalized Snapchat filter for guests to use to celebrate on social media as they enjoyed a delicious dinner and dancing the night away in old world splendor!