Grand Staircase Bridal Portraits

Aniah Paris swept us away with her poise and grace at the Grand Staircase at Allegheny Courthouse. She is a Pittsburgh-based model who studied theater arts and voice. Aniah enjoys singing at her church and with her family of musicians. Her dream is to continue her modeling career in NYC. 

This wedding gown is September, showing fine details of floral vines cascading down from the bodice leading to a billowing train. It is part of a collection from the bridal shop The Exquisite Bride, with locations in Gibsonia and Murrysville. 

Overflowing with colors, this decadent bouquet is by Holly Hanna Floral, based in Pittsburgh, PA. The fiery tones offset the rich neutrals of the grand staircase.

The Allegheny Courthouse is a part of the Romanesque Revival style designed by H. H. Richardson, completed in 1888. At the interior of this historic landmark is the courtyard,  beautifully landscaped with lilac bushes surrounding the iconic courtyard fountain. 

What I loved most about this collaboration was getting to know the talented Aniah and fellow wedding vendors. We enjoyed taking our time through the process to perfect the lighting and angles. When taking a break to rest our feet, Aniah gracefully sat down on the staircase, setting up the most glamorous next shot! The September gown spilled down the staircase in a circular shape that reflected the crowning arch above the windows. It was a regal setting for such a beautiful young lady in a fine gown.

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