Alright, I’m not going to lie, I was scrambling to get these last three churches. I couldn’t fail this Achievement two years in a row! (We did fail in 2009… I don’t think we have a single church picture!) So today, I drove around to three churches that I’ve always liked, even though it was drizzling a little, and the conditions were not perfect.
Next is the Pitt dream wedding location, Heinz Chapel. This church is just breathtakingly gorgeous. We had seriously considered it for a wedding location (but opted not to try, because although they are non-denominational, they make you use their organist, and we were more of a Stevie Wonder/indie rock kind of wedding). It’s quite a feat to get a date for your wedding here, but I imagine they must be beautiful ceremonies. The rest of the surrounding scenery is great too, as the Cathedral of Learning is just next door.
And finally, church #10 is one of the Pittsburgh classics, St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Oakland. This is probably the next most popular wedding choice in Pittsburgh, after Heinz Chapel. It is really quite lovely and statuesque, standing on Fifth Avenue. However, we tried the fish fry back in 2006, and it was kind of a disaster. They ran out of fish and had to have the restaurant across the street cook it and bring it over. No St. Veronica’s, certainly, but the atmosphere is quite nice!
Will we look at more churches in 2011? Yes. Will we remember to take pictures of them? Eh, from the way we performed this year, probably not!