Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Molly Beth Ainsman and Michael James Fisher

Mike and Molly married in a Jewish ceremony conducted in the library of the Heinz History Center.



Family:
Meryl & David Ainsman;
Suzanne & David Fisher

Ceremony:
Mike and Molly married in a Jewish ceremony conducted in the library of the Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/454-6000, heinzhistorycenter.org).

Wedding planner:
Natalie Berger (natalieberger@aol.com, 412/661-4601) helped the couple, who lives out of town, plan the perfect day.

Flowers:
Bill Chisnell (1111 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/251-5601, billchisnellproductions.com) used yellow and green flowers of all different heights to create imaginative and delightful designs.

Photographer:
Annie O'Neill (888/406-9994, annieoneillphotography.com).

On the Bride:
Molly wore a long, flowing dress of silk organza for the ceremony (purchased from Anne Gregory for the Bride, 2975 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont; 412/531-3160, annegregorybrides.com) and wore a cocktail dress for the cocktail hour held before the ceremony.

On the Groom:
Mike wore a traditional black and white tux from the Men’s Wearhouse (Multiple locations; 800/776-7848, menswearhouse.com).

Reception:
Also held at the Heinz History Center, guests enjoyed a delicious menu from The Common Plea (412/281-5140, commonplea-restaurant.com). At the cocktail hour, vegetable paella and a vegetarian antipasta bar was offered to guests. Dinner included salmon with roasted vegetables and goat cheese. For dessert, smores—a nod to the couple’s love of camping—were served as well as mini-milkshakes, cookies and the wedding cake. Guests recorded messages for the couple in a FlashBox (866-996-7700, theflashbox.com).

Cake:
Molly’s family (which included herself, her sisters and her great aunt who used to own a bakery) baked up a family recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake and decorated the wedding cake together.

Music:
Cityscape provided excellent music to keep the reception guests dancing all night (via Three Rivers Entertainment, 412/429-4000, threeriversentertainment.com).
 

Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive » Bridal Buzz

See How It's Done: 10 Real Pittsburgh Weddings

Our Real Pittsburgh Weddings, chosen from nearly 100 submissions, showcase stories and photos sure to inspire your own big day.

Shower Guide: How to Throw The Perfect Party

A bridal shower is about celebrating and preparing for the next step in your life with friends and family. We asked local wedding planners to provide examples and tips for traditional, modern and themed showers, as well as ways to ditch the shower completely.

Spring Fling: Find Your Dream Dress

Seven Wedding dresses we love.

The Wedding Guests of Honor Who Stole The Show

These four-legged friends made the guest list — and stole the spotlight.

Easy Day-to-Night Makeup for Your Wedding Day

Quick changes like these will keep you looking fresh for photos … without holding up the cake cutting so you can overhaul your entire look.

Photo Op: Getting Ready is Half the Fun

What do you get your best girls as a thank you for being part of your big day? Many brides choose a clothing item that makes for great photo ops and can be used long after the wedding day is over.

Six Rings We Love

We’re showcasing some of our favorite rings from local jewelers this season.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Blog: Beyond the Cookie Table

Wine Classes Keep the Pre-Wedding Celebration Classy

Palate Partners School of Wine & Spirits offers a chance for brides- and grooms-to-be to explore libations before (or instead of) a night on the town.

He Recovers from Stroke to Officiate Granddaughter's Wedding

It was always Ashley Watkins’ dream to have her grandfather perform her wedding ceremony — but a serious illness almost got in the way.

Puppy Love Leads to Happily Ever After

This groom-to-be took advantage of a photo shoot with the couple’s pup to get down on one knee — and have the big moment captured on film.

Pittsburgh Wedding Couples Lock Down Their Love

Love locks are visible on bridges all over the world, and these local couples chose to mark their wedding day on local bridges with meaning.

These Creative Couples Transformed the Traditional Guestbook

Find out why these couples ditched the traditional guestbook and instead chose a drum head, a giant wooden letter and a dictionary for their guests to sign.