Simple and Elegant Private Residence Pittsburgh Wedding | Nicholas + Caroline
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Nick and Caroline both went to North Allegheny High School and met in their 10th grade, first period french class. They became quick friends and shared many memories together throughout high school - including being each other's senior prom dates! While it was all platonic, Nick may have had a crush on Caroline at the time - but didn't say anything.
Post graduation, Caroline ventured to Pitt while Nick headed east for school at PSU. The two stayed friends throughout college, but more sparingly as time went by. After graduation, Nick found himself back in the Steel City. Caroline invited him to a party which led to them reconnecting, which led to additional hang outs that quickly became a frequent occurrence. Soon enough, thanks to Caroline making the first move, their relationship transformed into a romance that evolved quickly thanks to their deep rooted and long standing friendship.
Shortly after they became an official couple, Caroline enrolled in Pitt's accelerated nursing program while Nick moved to across the state for a job. They dated long distance for awhile before Nick was able to change careers and moved back to Pittsburgh to plan a proposal to the woman he loved. He fibbed about timing and made gave her the impression he was dragging his feet - although he already bought the ring.
The North Shore Riverwalk is a monumental landmark in their relationship; it is where Nick & Caroline shared their first kiss. Their first date was lunch on North Shore and a pirates game shortly thereafter. Thus, Nick planned the proposal around these iconic memories. He invited their best friends to join them for brunch before a pirates game. And on a scorching 98 degree day, they ventured toward the Riverwalk. Although he had a speech planned, he was so nervous, and within a few seconds of pulling out the ring, hands shaking, he asked her to be his wife. His best friend was there to catch it all in iconic photos they will treasure for a lifetime.
Nick and Caroline are a lighthearted couple and wanted their wedding day to be fun and easy-going. They share a deep rooted faith and both love to dance, drink good beer, and relax. They have been ecstatic to get married and begin their life together. Nick had taken the reigns on the planning front, as Caroline hates phone calls and logistics (what a guy!). Insert 2020, and Covid put a wrench in all of their plans. But the two pivoted graciously, and turned Nick's parent's backyard into a simple yet elegant venue to celebrate their marriage alongside their closest friends and family.
It couldn't have been a more joyous occasion and we couldn't be happier for two truly delightful people who are alas, husband and wife! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Feraco!
Ceremony | St. Aidan Parish
Reception | Private Residence
Florist | Alex’s East End Floral Shoppe
Hair Stylist | Caitlin Mahaney & Judy Petrigac of Hair Images
Make-Up Artist | Allison Renock
Wedding Dress | Bridal Beginning
Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Bridal Accessories | Clarissa Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Menswear | Men’s Warehouse
Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator | Holly Goodman
Cake | Kathy Radick
Cake Topper | The Dancing Bella (etsy)
Caterer | John Marshall Catering
Invitations | Jazz Hands Paper Company (etsy)
Guest Book | Paper Peach Shop (etsy)
Robes/Getting Ready Attire | Hayden Harlow (etsy)
Transportation | Amore Limousines
Linens | General Rental Center
Photographer | Emily Havranek
DJ | Bill Bara
Videographer | Dorosh Documentaries