In a few short days, Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) Class XIX will shower Pittsburgh’s Upper Lawrenceville neighborhood with plenty of love. The PopUp! Pittsburgh project, “We Do. (Take Two): An Upper Lawrenceville Love Story,” will invite Pittsburgh area lovebirds to rekindle their love to each other and to Upper Lawrenceville on Saturday, May 19 in the Goodwill parking lot at 52nd Street at 2 p.m.
Couples all across the Pittsburgh area have already signed up to participate in the mass vow renewal ceremony which will be officiated by Pennsylvania State Sen. Jim Ferlo. Lawrenceville residents Joshua Carter and Dora Walmsley will participate in Saturday’s ceremony and are excited to celebrate their love.
“We met three and a half years ago by chance at Lawrenceville’s own Thunderbird Cafe. We talked the remainder of the night and I walked her home at last call,” Carter said. “We now live together on Hatfield Street with our dog Louie. I would not change a thing and I love having Dora in my life. I am glad to be a Lawrenceville couple and am proud to call it home.”
Following the vow renewal ceremony, other activities for the day include a musical performance by Upper Lawrenceville’s own Slim Forsythe and his New Payday Loners; the premier of a documentary highlighting Upper Lawrenceville; games; and food and drink donated by Upper Lawrenceville restaurants.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Pittsburgh wedding without the traditional cookie table. We Do. (Take Two) is attempting to create Pittsburgh’s largest cookie table. Guests are encouraged to bring a dozen or more to add to the count.
Even the local media has shown some love to this vibrant neighborhood with recent publicity on the event in publications including the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PopCity Media and Pittsburgh Magazine’s Pittsburgh Perfect Weddings e-newsletter, among others.
So, if you’ve been waiting for the right moment to renew your love to that special someone, now is the time! Register online at www.popuppittsburgh.com to share your own love story, and let us know why Upper Lawrenceville is important to you!
Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) a nine-month leadership training program for young professionals. It’s a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., which is focused on top emerging talent within regional organizations.