Amanda Plugh & Andrew Barnes
September 30, 2006
Chris and Loretta Pflugh; Dr. Scott Barnes and the late Patricia Barnes
A Catholic service was held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (128 N McKean St., Butler; 724/287-1759), where both the bride’s mother and grandmother were wed. The Rev. Harry Bielewicz from St. Paul’s Catholic Church and the Rev. David Biser from Colonial Park United Methodist Church in Harrisburg officiated.
The hand-tied bridal bouquet of 24 lavender and ivory roses mixed with stephanotis with pearl centers was designed by Polly Berginc of The Bloomery Inc. (103 S. Duffy Road, Butler Twp.; 724/285-1711, bloomery.com). In addition to the flowers, Amanda carried a blue rosary given to her by her mother years before. The hand-tied bridesmaids’ bouquets were 12 lavender and soft-pink roses wrapped in the same fabric as their dresses.
Photographic Excellence by Bea, Bea Nyilas (170 Urick Lane, Monroeville; 412/373-0854, beaphotos.com)
ON THE BRIDE
Amanda made her way down the aisle in a strapless, Victorian-style satin and lace gown with a corset back (Brides by Karen & Joyce, 10 Pittsburgh Road, Butler; 724/285-5816). Complementing the silver highlights in the lace of the gown, the bride wore a silver heart pendant that belonged to the groom’s late mother.
ON THE GROOM
Andrew wore a conventional black tuxedo by Mario (Tuxedo Junction, 4100 William Penn Hwy., Monroeville; 412/856-1334, tuxedojunction.com) with a white Ralph Lauren vest and white tie.
The grand ballroom of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum (4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland; 412/621-4253, soldiersandsailorshall.org) was decorated in a classic, elegant style indicative of the bride and groom. Guests were able to observe the festivities from the balcony above the dance floor.
A four-tiered, hexagonal cake was created by Rena Brunori (2025 Margarite St., Monroeville; 412/829-2709), placed on a silver platter and illuminated with white lights. Each layer was accented with dark-purple ribbon and a single rose.
DJ David McCullough of Daddy Song Productions (116 Crone Hollow Road, Harwick; 724/274-6636) entertained throughout the evening, providing the couple with their first dance to "When You Say Nothing at All" by Alison Krauss.