Anne D'Appolonia & Andrew Foley Dickson
June 24, 2006
David and Eileen D’Appolonia; Frank Dickson II and Mary Dickson
The ceremony was held at the bride’s church, Shadyside Presbyterian Church (5121 Westminster Place, Shadyside; 412/682-4300, shadysidepres.org).
Anemones, ranunculus and orchids were combined in the all-white bridal bouquet created by Tim Condron Designs (5505 Centre Ave., Shadyside; 412/687-9027, timcondron.com). The bridesmaids carried hand-tied clusters of miniature green orchids, green hypercium smilax berries, pale-pink peonies and butter-yellow and apricot roses. The church was adorned with a variety of white and green flowers with similax vines.
Lynne and Michael Goldstein (Goldstein Photography; 412/687-8333, goldsteinphotography.com)
ON THE BRIDE
Anne met her groom at the altar wearing a strapless, mermaid Vera Wang gown of French tulle with full-length rouching detail, accented by a floor-length tulle veil with satin trim (Vera Wang, 991 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y.; 212/628-3400, verawang.com).
ON THE GROOM
The outdoor reception was held at Lamp Post Farm near Butler, the home of the groom’s parents Mary and Frank Dickson. The reception was planned entirely by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions (1520 Monterey St., North Side; 412/321-6869, allingoodtasteproductions.com). Guests mingled between two tents, which were decorated with hanging boxes filled with white flowers and vines. Hurricane lanterns and candles were placed around long wooden boxes of grass and wild flowers on the tables.
All in Good Taste Productions’ private pastry chef, Andrea Shenk, created a white-iced almond cake covered in yellow and white roses and filled with layers of raspberry and meringue. The tiers were wrapped with green grosgrain ribbon, which matched the trimming on the invitations.
The Harold Betters Quartet (412/414-6115, haroldbetters.com) played jazz during the cocktail hour and In the Mood (booked through Three Rivers Entertainment; 412/429-4000, 3riversentertainment.com) entertained during the reception by playing classic tunes by artists such as Frank Sinatra and Etta James. The couple had their first dance to "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison.