Courtney and Mike are one of my most favorite types of couples: the high school sweetheart variety. All wedding days are exciting and beautiful- and yes, I still manage to cry at every single one - but the day seems a little bit sweeter when it brings together a pair of best friends who have seen each other through the crazy of adolescence and came out the other side of adulthood as soul mates.
Courtney and Mike have been together since their Mt. Lebanon high school days, supporting and loving each other from afar while Courtney traveled south to attend the University of Virginia and Mike went to Penn State. They grew even stronger when Courtney came back up to Penn State for law school, finally getting to tie the knot on this beautiful day at the end of September.
Since many of their friends came from out of state, these two wanted to show off the city of Pittsburgh, with a quirky but elegant wedding at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
First we celebrated the spot where their love story began, making a quick stop at Mt. Lebanon High School, where 99% of their wedding party also attended. Then off to Pittsburgh’s North Shore for more portraits, dodging traffic and taking advantage of a clear Roberto Clemenete bridge shot. The Children’s Museum itself was incredible! Definitely approved for children-at-heart as well. And after one of the quickest, but sweetest ceremonies I’ve ever seen, Courtney and Mike were officially Mr. and Mrs. Averbach!
The night was filled with incredible dance moves, delicious food, and a room full of people who could not possibly love these two any more. What a joy it was to celebrate with you both! Here is the story of Courtney & Mike's wedding day.