Erica Leigh Trimble and Michael Lee Roberman
Michael married Erica during a Jewish ceremony, officiated by Rabbi James A. Gibson at Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill.
Gary and Cynthia Trimble;
Sam and Anna Roberman
Michael married Erica during a Jewish ceremony, officiated by Rabbi James A. Gibson at Temple Sinai (5505 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/421-9715, templesinaipgh.org).
April from Mocha Rose (4805 Penn Ave., Bloomfield; 412/361-4141, mocharose.com) used black and white with hints of purple to create simple, modern designs for the wedding party, chuppah, synagogue aisles and reception venue. The bride’s bouquet featured vibrant shades of purple, while bridesmaids carried white.
Michelle Galazia of MMG Photography (132 Galazia Lane, Edinburg; 724/971-2146, mmgphotographystudio.com) photographed all the memorable moments.
On the Bride:
Erica’s strapless silk-taffetta gown had a detachable long skirt with pockets to wear for the ceremony; underneath was a short bubble skirt for the reception (Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/343-6677, bridalbeginning.com).
On the Groom:
Michael opted to wear a classic black tux, which he rented from Jack's Tuxedo (multiple locations; 412/829-9120, jackstuxedo.com).
The newlyweds entertained 250 guests at the Circuit Center, operated by caterer The Fluted Mushroom (5 Hot Metal St., South Side; 412/432-1420, flutedmushroom.com). Delightful details included an ice luge (Ice Creations; 412/824-5636, icecreations.com), yarmulkes imprinted with the couple’s names and wedding date (purchased from mazeltops.com), and wine bottles (from heritagewinecellar.com). The wine bottles included a caricature of the couple and their dogs, created by artist Sam Thong (412/391-1570, samthong.com).
Nearly all of Erica's favorite flavors were included in her cake bar, created by Cakes by Tammy (330/932-0239, cakesbytammy.com). The couple cut a traditional tiered cake was topped with custom-made bobbleheads that resembled them (ordered online at webobble.com).
Barb Lowenstein played traditional Jewish music on a violin for the ceremony, and Ron Bickel played the keyboard during the cocktail hour (booked through Barb’s Violins: 412/344-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org). The Grand Avenue Band (grandavenueband.com) mixed in traditional Jewish medley music throughout the remainder of the reception.