‘We like to have the saints watching over us.’ Commented the groom’s sister. A weekend wedding in New Kensington Pa. A town full of marbled faces, happy family, italian babies and a celebration this weekend.
The happy couple married in Mount St. Peter Church.
Mansion moved, brick by brick, gold fixtures and chandeliers. The marbles from India, Japan, China and Italy walked 27 miles from one mansion to the mount over the course of six months just to break ground, and begin construction.
The church is made from reconstructed materials partitioners moved from the Carnegie Mansion in 1940. The 60-room home, now the grounds of Mellon Park, still boasts some of the walled gardens and is open to the public. After the wedding ceremony the couple stopped by to take a few photos in these terraces.
In the spirit of a rich Italian heritage, the church has many gifts to commemorate past partitioners. Stone etchings, writings in the marble, poetically chant their names, peak from grottos above arches, bronze busts aligned in the oval circles encompassing the hill upon which the church is built.
A walk in the Mellon Park.
Check out this nice exposed aggregate walk into the University Club…landscape architecture nerds.
And a little fun to boot, dancing to Cityscape, a fantastic Pittsburgh band!