Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Couple to Wed at Museum - for Free

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Couple to Wed at Museum - for Free

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The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on Februar 14, 2019 The last name of Emily Willson, marketing director for the Carnegie Museum of Art, was misspelled Wednesday in a story about a couple winning a wedding contest held by the museum

You don't have to wait for an invitation because everyone is invited to this wedding.

Louis Spanos, 23, and Colten Gill, 24, both of Dormont, fell hard for each other when they met at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, Beaver County, and their love story continued through college at Point Park University.

"Louis and I have been together since our senior year in high school," Mr. Gill said.

During spring break of their senior year at Point Park they took a trip to New York City, and that's when everything changed.

"I proposed to him on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza," recalled Mr. Gill. A few months later Mr. Gill went off to boot camp for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. While he still serves in the reserves, he now works for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. Mr. Spanos is an account executive for WordWrite Communications.

They had originally planned a small courthouse wedding with family until Cupid's arrow found its way to the Carnegie Museum of Art. The venerable institution recently held a contest to give away a wedding and they won. Now everyone can share the joy during the museum's Third Thursday: We Do event on Feb. 21. You don't need to RSVP to celebrate this union - just a $10 bill in advance or $15 at the door. Visit

"We basically invited couples to submit their relationship stories for a chance to win an opportunity to be married at the museum," said Emily Willson, director of marketing for the museum. Third Thursday is a monthly after-hours party there created by Laura McDermit, manager of social and entrepreneurial experiences. …

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