Brenna Alyse-Nicole Avery and Anthony Keith Jones
Brenna and Anthony were married by Rev. Joan Prentice at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.
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, mt-ararat.org). A nod to the home team, the couple’s guests waved custom towels in celebration (The Original Wedding Towel, 724/312-9930).
Erin Calvimontes (Divine Celebrations, 412/436-0337, divinecelebrations-events.com) 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, bloomsflorist.com) 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, memory-productions.com)
On the Bride
Brenna purchased her layered, strapless wedding gown during the Brides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser (bridesagainstbreastcancer.org). Her gold dress for dancing came from bluevelvetvintage.com. Zippers were removed from both and replaced with lace-ups by Amanda May Bridals (454 Mt. Air Road, New Castle; 724/513-5471, amandamaybridal.com).
On the Groom
Mr. Jones looked like Mr. Bond in a clean, classic tux from Men’s Wearhouse (multiple locations; 800/776-7848, menswearhouse.com).
The new union was celebrated during a reception at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association (4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland; 412/621-2400, paaclub.com), 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, asilverfox.com). Other details that made this event special included custom lighting (Andy Shick, ADS Lighting; 412/425-8185, adslighting.com), 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, lendablelinens.com).
Gwen Homitz of Creative Cakes (412/788-2253, creativecakespgh.com) 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, cadillacjazz.com) played classic old Hollywood music during cocktails and dinner, then ceded the dance floor to Derek from DJ Galiffa Productions (724/713-0773, galiffaproductions.com).