Dawn Michele Shortley and Vincent Michael Maddox

After the ceremony, the couple relocated to the Edgewood Country Club for a regal reception. The club’s Dennis Adamek coordinated the event.

Laszlo Bartos Photography


Paul and Sandra Shortley;
James and Jill Maddox

Ceremony and Reception

Father Frank married Dawn and Vincent during a Catholic mass performed by Father Frank at St. Anselm Church-Word of God Parish (7446 McClure Ave., Swissvale; 412/241-1372). The couple relocated to the Edgewood Country Club (100 Churchill Road, Edgewood; 412/823-7300, eccgolf.com) for a regal reception. The club’s Dennis Adamek coordinated the event for the couple. The dinner menu included Dijon pork medallion and honey pecan crusted salmon, with seating overlooking the golf course available. Candles and purple uplighting added to the ambiance.


Florist Carrie Anne Powell (Carrie Anne Powell Floral Designs, 412/337-2169, capweddingflowers.com) mixed orchids, hydrangea, and calla lilies in blues and purples for the event’s floral touches. A mix of tall and short centerpieces for the reception tables contributed to a swanky look.


Laszlo Bartos Photography (724/861-0121, bartosphoto.net)

On the Bride

Dawn got a bargain on her beautiful mermaid-style gown with a sweetheart neckline when she purchased it at a Bridal Cents trunk sale (440/315-0607, bridalcents4u.com).

On the Groom

Vincent wore a modern-fit, black Calvin Klein tux from Men’s Wearhouse (Multiple locations; 800/776-7848, menswearhouse.com).


This sweet-loving couple didn’t stop at their three-tiered wedding cake filled with chocolate ganache and strawberries. Their bakers at Signature Desserts (3360 Library Road, Castle Shannon; 412/882-9960, signaturedesserts.com) provided a full dessert bar laden with more cakes, tortes of many flavors, cookies, chocolate strawberries, and more.


Alan Karelitz (ABK Productions, 724/733-4923, pittdj.com) played the music hand-picked by the bride and groom, and helped keep their reception running smoothly.

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