Ciara & Cody's Wedding at the Wintergarden at PPG

Ciara & Cody's Wedding at the Wintergarden at PPG

Life is fun when you have a bunch of crazy loved ones around. And when those loved ones become a part of your wedding, the fun factor turns up a few more notches. I witnessed this first hand at Ciara and Cody's wedding at the Wintergarden at PPG. The wedding party was the most hyped crew that I've seen in a long time, which made my job really easy! I got some super fun photographs at this wedding and had the best time being around such a lively and happy group.

The Wintergarden at PPG Wedding Photography

As a wedding photographer, I hear proposal stories all the time. While some enlist their friends or family members to help them propose, Ciara and Cody's furry friend had a pivotal role in their proposal. My groom proposed to the bride by putting a bandana on their dog that said, "Will you marry me?" and here they were, celebrating their big day together.

I love a good downtown Pittsburgh wedding, and with a venue like this, I definitely got more excited. It was one of the most elegant and stunning wedding venues with enclosed glass event space and abundant natural light. As much as I loved photographing my bride and groom indoors, the picturesque outdoors were breathtaking.

Coming back to the wedding party - I just had such a great time photographing time. Everyone had terrific chemistry, which naturally led to some great photos too. I loved how the girls reacted when they saw Ciara in her bridal dress for the first time. It was truly adorable! Another moment I thoroughly enjoyed photographing was when all the groomsmen were just kidding around and teasing Cody.

Before we moved to the reception site, I took some romantic couple portraits of Ciara and Cody. The one where they are looking into each other's eyes with the sun peeking through from right between is one of my favorite photos of the newlyweds. With such lovely guests in attendance, the reception was just as fun too. The speeches were heartfelt, the cake was delicious, and the dancing was super crazy!

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Ciara and Cody, your wedding was wonderful, and I enjoyed being a part of your special day. Thanks to both of you and all your guests for making this workday so much fun for me. I love both of you and wish you two loads of laughter and adventures together. I look forward to photographing more celebrations in your life.

If you or anyone you know is planning a wedding, you can contact me for photography. Besides weddings, I also do engagements and family sessions. For any questions, you can drop me an email at or call me on (352) 223-1137. To see more of my work, you can check out my Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Featured Pittsburgh Wedding Vendors

  1. Florist: Community Flower Shop

  2. Hair and Makeup: Glam to Go

  3. Dresses: Bridal Beginning

  4. Cake: Bethel Bakery