Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. John Fetick! They were married in Pittsburgh on October 29, 2011. It was a brisk October day, even for Pittsburgh. I don’t think anyone expected to receive the first snowfall of the season quite that early. The morning snow switched over to a light rain later in the day and they were able to get some quick, but scenic outside photos at the top of Mt. Washington overlooking the entire city. From the beginning of the planning, Kelly and John wanted a Pittsburgh backdrop for their wedding and to highlight the beautiful skyline of the city.
Their ceremony was held at the beautiful and historic Calvary United Methodist Church on Pittsburgh’s Northside and was officiated by wedding celebrant Sandra Monahan. Kelly and John were joined by a bridal party of 16, including close friends and siblings. The reception that followed was held at the Sheraton Station Square where Kelly and John received their desired pittsburgh scene. One entire side of the room was floor to ceiling windows which looked out along the river and the lit up downtown skyline. Highlights of the reception included fabulous, creative and personal bridal party introductions by DJ Kelli Burns, first dance song “Lucky” by Jason Mraz performed by close friends of the bride and groom, Flashbox Video kiosk where guests recorded messages to Kelly and John and a candy buffet which coordinated with their color scheme of ivory, chocolate brown, dusty rose and taupe. The reception was lit with ambient up-lighting alternating in dusty rose and amber tones. The true highlight was the warmth and revelry of the 240 wedding guests dancing and celebrating with this wonderful couple until the lights came up and they all continued on together to their after party at Station Square.