Susie Meister and Adam Butler

Susie describes her wedding to Adam at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as a “sincere ceremony at sunset and a fun party.”




Susie gazes up at her husband.

Sally Rice

Family

Peggy and Paul Meister;
Ros and Steve Butler
 

Ceremony and Reception

Susie describes her wedding to Adam at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (One Schenley Park, Oakland; 412/622-6914, phipps.conservatory.org) as a “sincere ceremony at sunset and a fun party.” Rev. Tim Spring, Ph.D., officiated a short-and-sweet Christian-inspired ceremony during which the couple read their own vows. Afterward guests dined on soul food (catered by Phipps) and enjoyed a slideshow that chronicled how the couples’ careers in television (hers on screen, his behind the scenes) led them to meet while taping a reality show for MTV.
 

Flowers

Since Phipps has so many flowers the couple only needed one bouquet and one buttonhole, ordered from Flowerama (4776 McKnight Road, Ross Township, 412/364-9035, floweramapittsburgh.com).
 

Photographer

Sally Rice (based in California, 310/729-8861, sallyricefotos@mac.com)
 

On the Bride

Family friend and seamstress Karen Peterson (610/513-9234) created a dress just for Susie. Not only was the simple silk shantung gown a hit with guests, but also the bride was thrilled to spend about half of what she would have in a retail store.
 

On the Groom

Adam and his groomsmen all wore suits purchased from J Crew (multiple locations; 800/562-0258, jcrew.com).
 

Cake

Katie Rankin of Lady Laux whipped up lime, coconut and vanilla flavored cupcakes. (412/719-1811).
 

Music

DJ Lea from Big Day Entertainment (2549 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/566-2900, bigdayentertainment.com) kept everyone up late and dancing, even though many guests headed back to work after this Thursday night affair.
 

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