On a late, fall afternoon, Nicki and I met Joe as he sat patiently gazing upon the city, his mind solely focused on his bride-to-be. At their engagement shoot a year ago, I learned about Bri and Joe’s mutual love not only for each other, but also for the singer Meatloaf. As artists involved in the Pittsburgh symphony and theater, it was a perfect fit that everything at their wedding was a testament to that love. The wedding day started with a first look in the Southside by the bike trails, overlooking the river and the Pittsburgh skyline. Joe’s pure joy at seeing his bride infused the energy of the day. Bri was just as happy to see her groom. At the ceremony at Jane Verno Studios, talent was overflowing in the room as musician guests sang and played instruments. As Joe and Bri walked down the aisle, they were serenaded by several members of the bridal party, each person singing a different ballad. The bride and groom’s vows were sincere and authentically heartfelt. After the ceremony, the excitement turned up. Joe’s dance with his mom was so good that it looked professionally choreographed, and only later did I find out that it wasn’t, making it that much more impressive. At no point did the dancing stop throughout the entire evening, with the energy in the room infectious to all guests in attendance, from ages 21 to 80. At the end of a night of celebration, the newlyweds exited to grand applause as they started their life together.