If there was ever a Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve celebration we’d want to attend, we think Nicole and Michael’s timeless wedding would be it! From beginning to end, they blended elegance with excitement, paying nods to the holiday in the classiest of ways. Before their ceremony, the two headed to Mellon Park. It was there that Ryan Zarichnak Photography snapped shots of the lovebirds as the snow wildly yet silently fell, bringing that dreamy winter bliss – exactly what Nicole and Michael had been hoping for! Post nuptials, it was time to party! The space at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center was decked out with blush accents amidst the classic colors of black, white, and gold. Bethel Bakery designed a modern drip cake that incorporated the palette to perfection, while floating candles accented the candelabra light fixture that stood behind the couple’s sweetheart table. To glitz things up, sparkly table runners lined crisp linens with lush blooms beside antique clocks that were ticking away the minutes until midnight. And in true NYE fashion, bubbly and confetti popped as the clocks struck twelve, making for the perfect ending to the day and an even better beginning for the newlyweds! You’re going to love these festive and cheerful images that will – without a doubt – stand the test of time!
About the Couple
Michael and I have known each other since the 7th grade. We grew up together in Slippery Rock and we even dated our junior year of high school and went to prom together. After that, we went our separate ways to college but eventually reconnected when Michael moved to Pittsburgh and I was working in the city.
Michael proposed to me on a balcony in Paris on my birthday in May 2018. It was truly a moment I’ll never forget.
About the Wedding
We chose New Year’s Eve for our wedding because we made our dating “official” on NYE the year we reconnected. From there, the rest of the wedding theme fell into place. We really wanted to have a mix of a romantic winter wedding with touches of a New Year’s Eve party. The colors were black, gold, and blush.
We took photos before the ceremony, and we both hoped for snow – and we got our wish! It became a winter wonderland the moment we arrived at Mellon Park to take pictures. The snow came down so quickly and heavily that it soaked my hair and my dress. My bridesmaids had to dry my dress with hair dryers and re-do my hair before the ceremony. But the dress was dry and my hair was perfect just in time to walk down the aisle and the pictures turned out so beautifully. I wouldn’t change one minute of the day!
My favorite moment was midnight with a champagne toast for everyone, surrounded by family and friends counting down to the new year surrounded by love and confetti. To celebrate that moment with so many people who mean so much to us was truly the most special moment for us.