Haley Joy Kozlowski and Jesse Joyce

The Catholic ceremony was officiated by Father Ray French at Duquesne University Chapel, where Jesse’s parents wed 37 years before. The couple included a Celtic marriage pledge and Apache marriage blessing.




Haley and Jesse share a romantic moment in the sunset.

Michelle Ellis for Luckybird Photography

Family

Lawrence and Cecelia Kozlowski;
Patrick and Rita Joyce
 

Ceremony and Reception

Stand-up comedian Jesse married his bride in a day filled with love and laughs. The Catholic ceremony was officiated by Father Ray French at Duquesne University Chapel, where Jesse’s parents wed 37 years before (McAnulty Dr and Bluff St., Duquesne University campus; 412/396-6020, duq.edu/campus-ministry). The couple included a Celtic marriage pledge and Apache marriage blessing. Then, 220 guests went to the Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer (4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland; 412/622-1906, carnegiemuseums.org) to celebrate the new marriage. Wines were flown in from Australia, and everyone enjoyed a meal served family-style to encourage mixing and mingling.
 

Feathers

Instead of flowers, this bride requested all feathers. Reed and Petals (10339 Perry Hwy., Wexford; 724/940-2200, reedandpetals.com) created bouquets, boutonnières, and dramatic hanging centerpieces using feathers from all kinds of fowl. They even created hair ornaments for the wedding party’s youngest members, the feather girls.
 

Photographer

Michelle Ellis for Luckybird Photography (419/344-2257, luckybirdphoto.com).
 

On the Bride

Haley wore two versions of the same design by Stephen Yearick, purchased from Anne Gregory for the Bride (2975 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont; 412/531-3160, annegregorybrides.com). The gown for the ceremony featured a sweetheart neckline, sheer bodice in gold and full skirt. Before the reception, she changed into a version of the dress with a shorter skirt—perfect for dancing.
 

On the Groom

Jesse channeled a Rat Pack look with black suit tuxes from Tuxedo Junction (1000 Ross Park Mall Dr., Ross; 412/366-3056, tuxedojunction.com) and skinny ties for himself and his groomsmen.
 

Cake

Five square tiers of cake with amaretto and Grand Marnier filling comprised a cake to remember. It was decorated with sugared fruits and a bird’s nest cake topper to go with the feathery feel of the event (created by Parkhurst Catering through the Carnegie Museum; parkhursteventcatering.com).
 

Music

Violinist and DJ Steven Vance (724/444-8400, stevenvance.com) provided all the music for this event. He accompanied a pianist to play his strolling violin for the cocktail hour and then kept the party hopping while deejaying well into the night.

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

More Couples:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Blog: Beyond the Cookie Table

Four Expert Tips for Choosing The Perfect Wedding Flowers

Even the smallest details of a wedding affect what flower a couple should choose. These florists are here to help you decide.

Why This Bride Chose Him to be Her Maid of Honor

Two Pittsburgh brides tossed “conventional” out the window by inviting nontraditional family members to be their Maid/Matron of Honor.

The Best Rain-On-Your-Wedding-Day Photos in Pittsburgh

Rain on your wedding day doesn’t have to be a curse — or an annoying song. It can produce some of the most romantic and photogenic scenes you could hope for on your day. See out how these couples embraced the ever-unpredictable Pittsburgh weather.

Live Band or DJ? - Experts Weigh in on Which Best for Your Wedding

A live band or a DJ can define the atmosphere of your wedding reception — but done right, either can provide enough entertainment to keep everyone happy all night long.