Andrea Michelle Sanfilippo & Jeremy Wayne Funkhouser
June 9, 2012
Pat and Joe Sanfilippo; Cindy and Gary Funkhouser
Andrea and Jeremy were wed at Saint Paul’s Cathedral (108 N. Dithridge St., Oakland; 412/621-4951, stpaulpgh.org) by Father Bober, the priest at Andrea’s parents’ church. Dave Dreher, a family friend of the bride, served as the ceremony’s cantor, and the mother of the bride sang the responsorial psalm.
Andrea’s bridal bouquet — an ivory arrangement of roses, peonies and hydrangeas wrapped in pearl-studded ribbon — was designed by Gerard Boeh Flowers (20555 Route 19, Cranberry Township; 724/779-3900, gerardboehflowerspa.com).
Craig Photography (502 W. North Ave., North Side; 724/355-9079, craig-photography.com) created a gorgeous portfolio of photos from Andrea and Jeremy’s special day.
ON THE BRIDE
Andrea wore a Paloma Blanca gown with a fitted bodice, a layered chiffon skirt and crystal accents from Bridal Beginning (450 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/343-6677, bridalbeginning.com). Her accessories included diamond drop earrings and silver Stuart Weitzman heels from Nordstrom (nordstrom.com).
ON THE GROOM
Jeremy chose a traditional Calvin Klein tuxedo with a bowtie (calvinklein.com) selected with the help of the wedding coordinator.
The happy couple invited guests to join them at the Duquesne Club (325 6th Ave., downtown; 412/391-1500, duquesne.org) for a cocktail hour in the Fountain Room, followed by a sit-down dinner in the Grand Ballroom. Roast chicken breast with cornbread, apple and sausage stuffing, and wild mushroom risotto with a medley of kohlrabi, roasted peppers, asparagus and yellow squash were the two main meal options, with alternative choices of broiled filet mignon with Béarnaise sauce, and Virginia spot crusted with pecans and bran.
A booth from AH Photo Booths (716/316-6477; ahphotobooth.com) was set up, and a videographer from Parker Productions (412/655-4818, parker-productions.com) documented the occasion. Cookie and candy tables from Wedding Designs North (412/267-2108, pittsburghweddingdesign.com) featured the wedding’s theme colors.
Katherine Shaw of Trends to Traditions (416 Chestnut St., McKeesport; 412/267-2108, trendstotraditions.com) helped make Andrea’s dream of having a “heaven”-themed wedding come true. Finding creative ways to incorporate the motif, Katherine arranged table linens and chair covers made of satin, a cloud-shaped ice sculpture with the couple’s initials and special lighting that projected clouds onto the ballroom ceiling.
The Duquesne Club baked a buttercream pound cake with raspberry buttercream filling.
Andrea and Jeremy wanted to get their guests up and moving. After they shared a touching first dance to “She is Love” by Parachute, DJ Andy Booth (814/221-0737, ajbooth.com) played upbeat contemporary hits selected by the bride and groom.