Adrienne and Bryan met in New York City, but are originally from Pittsburgh, and wanted to bring family and friends together in their hometown to celebrate! Since many of their closest friends had never been to Pittsburgh, they wanted a unique venue and chose the Carnegie Museum of Art. All were blown away by the beauty and history in each of the rooms. The Hall of Architecture, where the ceremony was held, had been under renovation, so they were the first wedding to happen there in years!

We're swooning over this super sweet art museum DIY wedding!
Loving this Bride's darling dress and cute wedding hanger!
We're loving this Bride's darling wedding shoes and gorgeous details!
We're loving this sweet Bride's wedding style!
How cute are these retro wedding day shoes?!
We're loving this sweet Bride's wedding style!
We're loving this Bride's gorgeous boho bouquet!
We're loving this sweet Bride's wedding style!
We're loving this sweet Bride's wedding style!
We're loving this sweet Bride and her gorgeous Bridesmaids style for the big day!
Loving these gorgeous boho bouquets at this gorgeous art museum wedding!
We're LOVING this darling photo of the Bride and her Bridesmaids before the ceremony!
Handsome Groom getting ready before the big day and his custom pocket sqaure!
Loving this shot of the Groom and his Groomsmen getting ready for the big day!
Handsome Groom and his Groomsmen before the big day!
How sweet is this first look?! So sweet!
How sweet is this first look?! So sweet!
How sweet is this first look?! So sweet!
How sweet is this first look?! So sweet!
We're loving this gorgeous purple and navy bridal party at this museum wedding!
We're loving this gorgeous purple and navy bridal party at this museum wedding!
Loving this couples sweet classic ceremony!
Loving this couples sweet classic ceremony!
Loving this couples sweet classic ceremony!
Loving this couples sweet classic ceremony!
We're swooning over this darling couple's floral ceremony backdrop!
Loving this couples sweet classic ceremony!
First kiss as Mr. and Mrs! We're loving this gorgeous museum wedding!
Loving this couples sweet classic art museum ceremony!
How fun is this couples ceremony exit?! We're loving it!
DYING over this gorgeous elevator photo of the Mr. and Mrs!
Such a fun photo of the new Mr. and Mrs. stealing a moment away from their art museum reception!
How darling is this Mr. and Mrs. and their pups?! Loving it!
How darling is this Mr. and Mrs. and their pups?! Loving it!
We're swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom at this DIY museum wedding!
We're loving this hilarious shot of the Bride and Groom with their pup! So cute!
We're swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom at this DIY museum wedding!
We're swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom at this DIY museum wedding!
Loving the gold and navy details at this gorgeous art museum reception!
We're loving this darling card box and family photos at this DIY museum reception!
We're loving the wine bottle table numbers and navy details at this gorgeous art museum wedding!
How darling are these monogrammed reception chairs for the new Mr. and Mrs?! Love!
The family photos and gold animal escort cards are adorable at this museum reception!
Loving this gorgeous simple chocolate cake with greenery and gold monogrammed cake topper!
Loving this gorgeous dessert table at this fun museum wedding!
Loving this couples super sweet cake cut as Mr. and Mrs!
Darling exit of their gorgeous museum reception!

…the Groom’s Grandfather and Great-Grandfather were local commercial photographers, so they featured their photographs of old city buildings, people {including a candid of Roberto Clemente in the dugout at Forbes Field} and street scenes spanning the 20th century as table centerpieces. The rest of the table décor was simple: candlelight, succulents, and repurposed wine bottles holding table numbers made by a bridesmaid. A close friend made the A&B sign hanging across the chairs of the sweetheart table.The couple found out a few months before the wedding that the groom’s family photos would be included an exhibit in the museum during the time of the wedding – it truly felt meant to be. Taking photos in the exhibit was extra special.

The Bride’s dress was custom-made by Kathryn Conover Couture in Manhattan – a sleek ivory duchess satin gown with deep v-neck, matching low-cut back, trumpet skirt and jeweled cap sleeves. A beaded halo headpiece and veil completed the look. The Bride paired the dress with soft wavy hair, glowing makeup and a berry stained lip and a wildflower bouquet of ranunculus and garden roses.

The Bride designed the watercolor ceremony program and as a nod to the museum theme, gold-foiled mini dinosaurs held the reception place cards. In lieu of a traditional guest book, postcards from each city guests traveled from were laid out. The bride’s brother built the arbor the couple was married under, and his girlfriend designed the card box, pulling in bits of the metallic coloring and greenery in the wedding decor.

The cake was a three tier almond cake with praline buttercream filling and chocolate buttercream icing, laced with white ranunculus to match elements of the bride’s wildflower bouquet. A traditional Pittsburgh cookie table with homemade treats from the bride’s mother and close family friends provided an extra treat for guests at the end of the evening.

Bryan and Adrienne laughed their way through their first dance to Roy Orbison’s ‘You Got It’ and danced the night away with guests in the Hall of Sculpture. A highlight of the reception was tossing the bouquet. The Bride snuck up to the balcony and tossed it to the surprised crowd below – so fun!

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

My favorite wedding day memory was definitely our first look. It had been raining in the morning and I was excited but anxious about all the details of the day…it all melted away when I finally got to see him. We met on a promenade by the river behind our hotel. The skies had cleared and I was so happy to see him! It was nice to have a quiet moment together before everything got started. After a big hug, our wedding party joined us {they had been able to watch from the hotel rooms above} and brought our sweet dogs Marlon and Sampson down for a few family photos. – Adrienne, the Bride

Event Credits

Photographer: Pittsburgh Imagery // Venue: Carnegie Museum of Art // Getting Ready Venue: Hyatt House South Side // Catering: Culinaire // Florist: Crescent Gardens Floral Shoppe // Centerpieces: Brady Stewart Studio // Bride's Attire: Kathryn Conover Couture // Bridesmaid's Attire: David's Bridal // Hair and Make-up: Cara Walkowiak - Denham and Co. // Jewelry: Jessica DeCarlo Jewlery // Groom's Attire: Knotty Tie Co.


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