Brandy Lynn Bosta & Scott Michael Colbert

June 2, 2012
 

FAMILY
Patricia and Stanley Bosta; Cynthia and William Colbert

CEREMONY
Brandy and Scott said, “I do” at the Bethany Presbyterian Church (740 Washington Avenue, Bridgeville; 412/221-5132; bethanypresby.org), the groom’s childhood parish. During the ceremony, which was performed by the Reverend Doctor John G. Hamilton, the couple exchanged rings from LJ Marks Jewelers (650 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/561-2930).

FLOWERS
For Brandy’s bridal bouquet, Gerry Boeh of Gerard Boeh Flowers (20555 Route 19, Cranberry Township; 724/779-3900, gerardboehflowerspa.com) designed a lush arrangement of roses, peonies, and stephanotis with pearl-embellished centers. Cascading displays of orchids and centerpieces overflowing with white roses, blue hydrangeas, and green hypericum berries were created by Boeh for the reception.

PHOTOGRAPHER
Heather Lahtinen of Weddings by Heather (724/462-0407, weddingsbyheather.com) captured an assortment of incredible images from Brandy and Scott’s big day, including photos of the gorgeous double rainbow that appeared outside during the couple’s wedding toast.

ON THE BRIDE
The bride wore a silk organza cathedral-length gown that featured delicate floor-length pleats and a romantic sweetheart neckline (designed by Bridals by Marisa; Bridal Beginnings: 450 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/343-6677, bridalbeginning.com). Her accessories included an antique white belt with Swarovski crystals (designed by Saison Blanche Couture) and a simple veil, both purchased from Bridal Beginnings.

HAIR AND MAKEUP
Brandy’s hair and makeup were professionally styled by Kristy Fagen of Stephen Szabo Salon (3101 Washington Road, McMurray; 724/941-4062, szabo.myfastsite.net) and Reema Anbari of RA Makeup (412/298-3334, ramakeupartist.net).

ON THE GROOM
Scott wore a traditional black and white Calvin Klein tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse (menswearhouse.com).

RECEPTION
The newlyweds celebrated their nuptials with friends and family at the Southpointe Golf Club (360 Southpointe Blvd., Canonsburg; 724/746-2950, southpointegolfclub.com). An impressive 3-feet-tall ice sculpture vase (Mastro Ice Co.: 835 Herron Ave., Pittsburgh; 412/681-4423, mastroice.com) filled with real peonies, hydrangeas, orchids, and roses by Boeh Flowers greeted guests as they entered. A cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres such as bacon-wrapped scallops and crab-stuffed mushrooms took place by the pool, followed by a sit-down dinner featuring New York strip steak and crab cakes.

Amber uplighting by Jim Lux (Gray Phoenix Design: 412/606-8563; grayphoenix.com) helped to create a warm, romantic ambiance in the main room, which was decorated with colorful table linens from Wedding Design North (417 Quarter Horse Lane, Mars; 412/267-2108, pittsburghweddingdesign.com) and gold chivari chairs from All Occasion Party Rentals (2740 Smallman St., Strip District; 724/745-1500, allparty.com). As a personal touch, the couple used luggage tags as escort cards to lead guests to their “destinations” for the evening: tables named after well-known ski resorts and golf courses to reflect the groom’s love of golf and the bride’s avid skiing background.

COORDINATOR
Katherine Shaw of Trends to Traditions (412/267-2108, trendstotraditions.com) did a brilliant job of planning the couple’s special day, using their favorite colors, interests, and styles to tie together all of the details. She made sure to finalize every aspect of the event with the bride and groom beforehand so that they could focus on their guests during the entirety of their wedding and reception.

Mandy Piatt, the banquet manager of the Southpointe Golf Club, also played an important role in organizing the details of the reception.

CAKE
Fenoglietto's (2955 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell; 724/335-5359, ultimateweddingcakes.com) created an amazing four-tier cake with caramel crème filling, silver pearl accents, and delicate floral decorations. As an alternative dessert, the couple offered a whole cookie room, filled with over 120 dozen cookies made by family members, friends, and Bethel Bakery (5200 Brightwood Road, Bethel Park; 412/835-6658; bethelbakery.com).

MUSIC
DJ Scott Alexander of Entertainment Unlimited (1701 Banksville Road, Dormont; 412/343-7700, entertainmentunlimited.com/djs/scott-alexander) kept guests dancing to hits from the ’80s, ’90s and today. Scott’s grandparents, who have been married for 65 years, led a touching anniversary dance to Kenny Rogers’ “Through the Years.”
 

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