Brenna Alyse-Nicole Avery and Anthony Keith Jones

Brenna and Anthony were married by Rev. Joan Prentice at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

Memory Productions


Allen Avery, the late Charlene Prunty;
Clarence Jones and Berneta Jones


Brenna and Anthony were married by Rev. Joan Prentice at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church (271 Paulson Ave., East Liberty; 412/441-1800, A nod to the home team, the couple’s guests waved custom towels in celebration (The Original Wedding Towel, 724/312-9930).

Wedding Coordination

Erin Calvimontes (Divine Celebrations, 412/436-0337, designed and executed this event. She generated ideas for décor and worked with a variety of vendors to make it happen—coordinating the cake, monogram, logo, photography, car rental and other special details.


Michael Jacobs of Blooms Florist (2722 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/281-8110, evoked the 1940s with bouquets made of calla lilies and centerpieces that included no flowers, but feathers, beads and uplighting for a vintage effect.


Memory Productions provided photography, videography and a photo-booth. (from Fulton, Ohio; 330/245-0947,

On the Bride

Brenna purchased her layered, strapless wedding gown during the Brides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser ( Her gold dress for dancing came from Zippers were removed from both and replaced with lace-ups by Amanda May Bridals (454 Mt. Air Road, New Castle; 724/513-5471,

On the Groom

Mr. Jones looked like Mr. Bond in a clean, classic tux from Men’s Wearhouse (multiple locations; 800/776-7848,


The new union was celebrated during a reception at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association (4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland; 412/621-2400,, where an old Hollywood theme got new life. Guests entered through a walk of fame, and the names of those in the wedding party were given star treatment through Hollywood stars on the floor. The couple rented a classic Rolls Royce from Silver Fox (5500 Grand Ave., Neville Island; 412/299-0102, Other details that made this event special included custom lighting (Andy Shick, ADS Lighting; 412/425-8185,, a soul-train line (instead of a money dance) and custom table dressings from Lendable Linens (3253 Old Frankstown Road # G, Monroeville; 724/325-5555,


Gwen Homitz of Creative Cakes (412/788-2253, created a simple, elegant four-tiered cake with lace and fondant ribbon details. She also created the groom’s cake, a replica of a Playstation 3 game console.


Cadillac Jazz (724/523-0758, played classic old Hollywood music during cocktails and dinner, then ceded the dance floor to Derek from DJ Galiffa Productions (724/713-0773,