Catherine Marshall Mohn and Mathew Emmett Calland

A fun-filled evening of dinner and dancing was held at the gorgeous Fox Chapel Golf Club, which was decorated in hues of pink and green to match the wedding’s color theme. The couple enjoyed creating personalized invitations that helped set the tone for the event at More Than Words Fine Papers.

Family

Kimball and Ann Mohn;
Dean and Mary Calland
 

Ceremony

The Rev. Lee Nichols united Catherine and Matthew at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church (384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh; 412/963-8243, fcpc.us/newsite/index.html). Because of the 93-degree weather that lasted throughout the day of the wedding, the couple sat and held hands during the service in a pair of historic antique chairs belonging to the church. Mathew’s friends from his college vocal group, the Villanova Singers, ended the ceremony with a touching rendition of the Irish Blessing.
 

Reception

A fun-filled evening of dinner and dancing was held at the gorgeous Fox Chapel Golf Club (426 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh; 412/967-9081), which was decorated in hues of pink and green to match the wedding’s color theme. The couple enjoyed creating personalized invitations that helped set the tone for the event at More Than Words Fine Papers (660 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/343-9673). After a cocktail hour featuring piano music by the couple’s close friend Martin Spitznagel, guests dined on a summer salad, filet mignon, crab cakes, roasted red potatoes, and asparagus. Pizza was served at midnight, and the event was brought to a close with Spitznagel playing an original arrangement he composed especially for the newlyweds.
 

Music

Because the couple met on the dance floor at a non-profit event, music was an integral part of the celebration. Joe Michalski (DJ Underdog) (412/398-3274, djunderdogpgh.com) was phenomenally accommodating and created such fun, unique transitions through songs that guests literally danced the night away—an hour past the end of the reception!

Highlights of the evening included a choreographed swing-dance routing to “Mr. Pinstripe Suit” by the bride and groom, a surprise father-daughter dance to “Get Ready For This,” complete with spirit fingers, and a reprise of the bride and groom’s first dance song, “You Are the Best Thing,” at the conclusion of the night that all guests were invited to join.
 

Flowers

The bride’s bouquet, a mixture of cream roses and Esperance roses tied with a sheer ivory ribbon, was created by Pam from My Garden (3447 Harts Run Road, Glenshaw; 412/767-9915).
 

Photographer

Anita Buzzy Prentiss (Buzzy Photography; buzzyphoto.com).
 

On the Bride

Catherine’s gown, a strapless style by Casablanca Bridal purchased from Michael’s Bridal Galleria (1130 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh; 412/366-1811), featured beaded Chantilly lace overlay scallops on the neckline, hand-embroidered designs and crystals on the bodice, a satin-wrapped empire waistline, and a scalloped semi-chapel-length train. The bride added to her ensemble with a beaded veil, also from Michael’s Bridal Galleria, and her grandmother’s wedding band. Family friend Judy Petrigac of Hair Images (5439 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh; 412/369-7055) styled Catherine’s hair for her big day.
 

On the Groom

Mathew sported a classic black tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse (multiple locations; 800/776-7848, menswearhouse.com) with a black satin cummerbund and black bowtie.
 

Cake

Oakmont Bakery (531 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont; 412/826-1606, oakmontbakery.com) garnished three round tiers of almond/white cake with buttercream frosting, Swiss dots, and scalloped trim around each layer.

 

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