If there ever was a feature that was the epitome of GOALS, it’s today’s Carnegie Museum wedding. With a desire to keep things classic but add a healthy does of glitz and glam, Stephanie and Nicholas worked with The Event Group to design a day that is sure to make jaws drop. After a breathtaking ceremony in the museum’s Hall of Sculpture, guests were dazzled by the reception set-up in the Music Hall Foyer. Luxurious floral arrangements of hydrangeas, orchids, and dazzling crystals – created by Pittsburgh wedding florist Allison McGeary – sat atop tables dripping in sequin linens from Mosaic. Each place setting featured a gold beaded charger and a gold Chiavari chair, both from Event Source, for added sparkle. Even Stephanie herself looked dazzling in a custom designed beaded Stephen Yearick wedding gown. The timeless soiree wasn’t without a few twists, however. Signature drinks paid homage to the couple’s professions while a live event painter captured the living memories in front of guests’ eyes. These images from Joey Kennedy Photography are proof that this black tie affair was certainly one for the history books!
About the Couple
We met at the start of medical school at the White Coat Ceremony – the event symbolizing our initiation into the medical profession. We started dating during our second year of medical school after over a year of being inseparable friends and study partners. Four years later, we got engaged at Engine House 25 during a surprise private wine tasting that Nicholas had planned during Valentine’s Day weekend. His Valentine’s gift for me was a bracelet with charms that read “Marry Me.” As soon as I opened it, I looked up to see him down on one knee with a ring in hand. When we went to a celebratory dinner after, I was again surprised to see both of our families there waiting for us! The day was filled with love and happiness and was an absolute dream come true!
About the Wedding
Our wedding was formal and classic, but with a twist of glitz and glam. I think what made it most unique were all the personalized touches. Nicholas’s cufflinks and my shoe plates were engraved with our monogram, my parents got Nicholas a custom bowtie, our toasting flutes and cake servers were engraved with our names and wedding date, and our signature cocktails were Flomax and Botox (representing our specialties – urologic surgery and plastic surgery).
It’s so hard to pick a favorite! I loved the first dances, the toasts, the smashing of the glass – everything! But if I had to chose, my favorite moment of the day was walking down the aisle smiling at my almost-husband with my dad by my side and my mom happily looking on. It was so special to have all of our loved ones there and to know that they had traveled from near and far to celebrate our love. I also loved doing the Hora. It was a moment I had dreamed of for my entire life, and I will never forget the joy and energy surrounding us during that special moment.