Louis and Colten have been overwhelmed with interest and support for our (unusual) wedding. Read about some of the features below.

Press inquiries: Contact the couple below, or reach out to the museum here.


skip the gift at this wedding at the carnegie museum of art

Kim Lyons, Pittsburgh Magazine

Third Thursday: We Do will see Colten Gill and Louis Spanos joined in matrimony, and the museum is selling tickets. The couple, high school sweethearts who live in Dormont, has been engaged for a while and had a smaller wedding in mind; they just knew they wanted something cold-weather friendly that would be special for their families. But their plans ramped up when they entered, and then won, the contest.


you’re cordially invited to this very pittsburgh wedding at the carnegie museum of art

Rossilynne Culgan, The Incline

“It’s such a dream come true to invite the whole city to celebrate what I see in Louis and in the two of us,” Gill said. And yes, they really do extend the invitation to everyone… “It’s sanctioned wedding crashing,” the groom-to-be said.


High school sweethearts will say ‘I do’ at carnegie museum of art wedding

Patricia Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The committee enjoyed Louis’ and Colten’s story of being high school sweethearts whose bond flourished after Colten joined the military,” said Ms. McDermit.  The high school sweethearts learned Feb. 1 they were the winners.

“We were beyond surprised to win,” said Mr. Gill. “It was perfect timing for us.”

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