Alees Marie Splendore and Matthew Wayne Wadsworth

The bride and her father arrived at St. Pius X Catholic Church in a white Cinderella carriage that was pulled by two Belgian white horses.

Anthony and Ranae Splendore;
Wayne and Cheryl Wadsworth

The bride and her father arrived at St. Pius X Catholic Church (216 Spruce St., Mount Pleasant; 724/547-1911) in a white Cinderella carriage that was pulled by two Belgian white horses (Wolfe Dream Carriage, 218 Grossheim Road, Apollo; 412/848-1080).

Anita Komarny from Mt. Pleasant Floral (208 S. Diamond St., Mount Pleasant; 724/547-2679) combined purple roses, mini calla lilies, alstromeria and wax flowers to create a bountiful bridal bouquet as well as complementing clutches of green orchids, roses and button pompoms for bridesmaids.

John Tereshko of Laurel Mountain Photography (135 Shannon Lane, Ligonier; 888/815-8914, snapped photos.

On the Bride:
Alees wore a diamond white-satin strapless ball gown, accented with metallic embroidery crystals, beads and sequins, designed by Karelina Sposa. When it was time to hit the dance floor, she changed into a short satin dress (both purchased at Mary’s Bride & Formal, 1514 7th Ave., Beaver Falls; 724/846-7303,

On the Groom:
Matt wore a formal black tuxedo with a vest and tie from The Tuxedo Room (336 Main St., Latrobe; 724/537-0371).

Three hundred guests joined the Splendore and Wadsworth families for a reception at The Willow Room (800 Plaza Drive, Suite 400, Belle Vernon; 724/379-5666, The reception room featured decor in hues of kiwi and purple. Table linens consisted of plum taffeta undercloth with a purple organza topper, embellished with gold sequins in a starburst design (Lendable Linens, 3253-G Old Frankstown Road, Plum Borough; 724/325-5555,

The couple and their guests enjoyed a five-tier white cake with strawberry filling from Moio's Italian Pastry Shop (4209 William Penn Highway, Monroeville; 412/372-6700, decorated with an eggplant-colored henna design and buttercream icing pearl design.

DJ Eric Harman (Party-Time Productions; 412/401-5320, kept everyone dancing all night long—including the bride and her dad, who performed a choreographed dance with props and lighting.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More Couples:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Blog: Beyond the Cookie Table

Watch: Pittsburgh Grooms Pop the Question with a Song

Some may say: "You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs," but that’s not the case for these a cappella groups and the couples for whom they've performed.

Finding Love in the Sciences

Love is more than a chemical reaction for these science-oriented couples.

These Pittsburgh Couples Scored a Touchdown in Love

Football has been known to get in the way of romance. But knowing how to play the game on and off the field, one couple tied the knot on the biggest college game day ever in Pittsburgh, while the other has had football at the center of their lives from their first day together.

Popping the Question: Why It's Important to Have a Plan B

Three men had carefully planned proposals for the girls of their dreams … but they met a few unexpected hitches. Going with Plan B, they prove that sometimes when things don’t go as planned, they turn out all the better.