Tying The Knot In The Square

Oh, you better believe that we cry at weddings. But when Andrea Gault and Koy Lopez tied the knot this past Sunday, our tears flowed like the Mon and Allegheny forming the Ohio at the Point. Actually, that's a pretty good analogy. You see, Andrea and Koy traded vows right in the middle of Market Square — the first wedding there since who knows when. Go ahead, you might want to read all that again just to make sure. But it's true, two people in love traded double "I do's" to become one happily married couple.

Of course Andrea was radiant in her elegant strapless gown and sheer veil. And Koy looked like the happiest man in the world. His smile was a bright as the sun overhead in the cloudless blue skies above as  lovely bride walked along a white runway to the center of the Square. With friends and family watching, the blushing bride and dapper groom pledged their undying love to each other under a graceful white lace canopy decorated with white roses.

Did we mention that we cried? A lot? From start to finish?

Now, we did enjoy a few laughs. Tons of people were strolling through the Square or pedaling their bikes and asking us all kinds of questions like...."Is this a movie?" "Are those people really getting married in Market Square?" and "Who would have ever thought you'd see a wedding in Market Square?" And then they stopped to watch and offer best wishes to Andrea and Koy. And instead of throwing rice — we don't want to feed the pigeons — guests blew big billowing bubbles as the happy couple walked down the aisle together for the first time as husband and wife.

And what better way to celebrate the big day than a reception at one of the Square's "hottest" restaurant — Las Velas. From what we hear the wedding party was a first for the muy bueno Mexican restaurant that not only overlooks the Square, but also has a new Tacos and Tequila eatery at ground level on Market Street that serves tasty $2 tacos at lunchtime.

If you weren't on the guest list for Andrea and Koy's big day, well, don't cry. We have a feeling wedding bells will be ringing again in the future in Market Square. And, remember, bring plenty of tissues.

Wedding photos courtesy of Melissa McMasters


  1. Congratulations, Andrea and Koy! Andrea, your Aunt Nancy sent me the link. I've been hearing about the 2 of you for quite some time. Best wishes for happiness, health, and a lifetime of sweet memories.

  2. Do you have to request permission from someone to have your wedding in Market Square? I really want to get married there, my fiance lived a few blocks away and we practically lived in Market Square when we were dating!

  3. All events in Market Square need to get a special events permit from the City of Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/police/special_events_permit.htm/ The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership can help you plan how to make the space work for your event. Email pdp@downtownpittsburgh.com