Their Ace Hotel and Phipps Conservatory Wedding was a special one. Kate and RJ spent their morning getting ready together in their hotel room in Pittsburgh, exchanging laughs and jokes.
When they were all set for the big event, they hopped in a car together at Ace Hotel and were off to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to meet their guests.
Their wedding was more like a destination elopement. The couple live in New York City but held their small ceremony in Pittsburgh so that family and friends could enjoy a more intimate affair. (They held a bigger reception, full of family and friends, in Brooklyn NY a few days later!)
Kate and RJ’s gentle personalities and their deep love for one another showed through so clearly as they exchanged vows.
It was a very cold day. Nevertheless, the couple braved the weather to capture some intimate portraits outside in the garden of Phipps before heading off to enjoy the rest of their wedding ceremony with their family and friends.
Prep location: Ace Hotel
Ceremony and portrait location: Phipps Conservatory
Rings: Odette New York (bride), Erica Weiner (groom)
Dress Designer: Pol Nunez from BHLDN
Alterations: Diana Deane Bridal Design & Alterations
Tux: J. Crew
Hair and Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty
Ace Hotel and Phipps Conservatory Wedding Photographer: Veronica Varos Photography
Looking for more inspiration from Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens weddings? Check out more photos from indoor and outdoor Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens weddings here, along with some helpful tips. Phipps Conservatory holds weddings outside in their garden and around the building along with inside, in beautiful and intimate rooms like the Broderie Room.