It was great getting back to my home town of North Huntingdon on Saturday for Melissa and Jonathan’s wedding ceremony. In fact, I started the morning off at Melissa’s parents’ house which was probably 200 yards from where I grew up. The ceremony was held at St. Agnes church and the reception that followed was at the beautiful Grand Hall Priory in Pittsburgh.
Between the ceremony and reception we stopped to shoot photos in the courtyard between Heinz Chapel and the Cathedral of Learning. We were blessed with amazing lighting conditions on what started off as a hot, scorching day.
I can’t wait for Melissa and Jonathan to see all the photos from the day, especially all the crazy ones from their reception. We were fortunate to work with one of our favorite DJ companies, 2nd II None Productions. DJ Willie definitely got the party going and created lots of great photo and video opportunities for us.
Photos from Melissa & Jonathan’s Grand Hall Priory Reception
Please enjoy Melissa and Jonathan’s wedding photo slideshow video. If you’d like to wish them congratulations or offer any wonderful marriage advice please feel free to leave your comments and best wishes below!
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The Grand Hall Priory
“Whether it’s the Grand Hall’s rolling barrel vaults and arches, soaring 80 feet into the air, its massive supporting columns, topped with gold-leafed Corinthian capitals, or the intricate, gold-plated stencil-work gracing the ceiling, the Grand Hall’s physical space inspires a sense of wonder.
Yet it is not just the grandeur of the physical space that sets the Grand Hall apart: it is also its sense of place and time. Built as St. Mary’s Church in 1854 by German immigrants, the Grand Hall was for years a hub of the German, Swiss and Austrian community in the “Deutschtown” section of Pittsburgh. Restored in 1995 and re-opened as a banquet facility, the Grand Hall and the adjacent Priory Hotel (the former St. Mary’s Priory [or Monastery) is now a keystone of the redevelopment of Deutschtown and of Pittsburgh’s North Side.” – grand hall priory website