Dana Marie Harman & Bradley Michael Pastine
Photos by Kristen Wynn Photography
May 12, 2012
Susan and David Harman; Juliana and the late Ralph Pastine Sr.
The couple’s Catholic ceremony took place at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (2270 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa; 724/375-7626) on Dana’s grandparents’ wedding anniversary. Father Howard Campbell, who also performed the wedding ceremony for Dana’s sister, officiated. A memorial vase of silk red roses decorated with miniature picture frame charms was on display to commemorate deceased loved ones, including Bradley’s father.
Dana’s mother, owner and floral designer of All Occasion Silk Creations (3543 Fox Chase Drive, Imperial; 724/695-2259, all-occasion-silk.com), arranged her daughter’s spring-inspired bridal bouquet using silk roses, hydrangeas and tulips in hues of pink, yellow and green. To tie in with the wedding’s butterfly theme, Susan decorated the bouquet with rhinestone butterfly accents and a Champagne ribbon secured with a green rhinestone butterfly charm. Susan also created a plethora of butterfly-themed floral arrangements for the wedding reception, including a vase of faux cherry blossom branches dotted with butterflies and surrounded by river rocks.
Kristen Wynn Photography (412/983-2102, kristenwynnphotography.com) snapped photos throughout the day.
ON THE BRIDE
The bride’s mid-length veil and crystal-embellished gown, a mermaid style by Casablanca, were purchased from Mary’s Bride and Formal (1514 7th Ave., Beaver Falls; 866/998-0948, marysbrideandformals.com). Dana also added a touch of sparkle to her ensemble with rhinestone accessories from Charming Charlie (charmingcharlie.com).
Dana had her hair styled by the team at Tina’s Hair Design (7051 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale; 412/788-4340, tinashairdesigns.com).
ON THE GROOM
Bradley wore a black jacket, silver vest, paisley cravat and pinstripe pants from American Commodore Tuxedo (actux.com).
The newlyweds entertained 160 guests in the cabin ballroom of The Timberhouse, located at the Rolling Acres Golf Course (350 Anchortown Road, Beaver Falls; 724/843-6736, rollingacresgolf.com). Along with the candlelit floral centerpieces created by the bride’s mother, decorations for the event included pink and green tulle swag along the bridal table and family photos sitting on the mantle of the cabin’s double fireplace. Beyond Parsley (1902 McClean St., Aliquippa; 724/375-1699, beyondparsleycatering.net) served a buffet spread of roasted chicken, mixed vegetables, pasta and beef. Miniature bottles of wine served as favors.
Carol Decanini of Carol’s Cakes (3403 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa; 724/728-5595, carolscakes.net) designed a four-tier red velvet cake with buttercream icing, scroll detailing and edible butterflies.
DJ Donna’s Music Express (251 W. Prospect Ave., Crafton Heights; 412/921-6566, djdonnaandtonyd.webs.com) played modern hits for dancing, plus a mix of traditional swing, jazz and big band music for the cocktail and dinner hours. The couple shared their first dance to “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain; Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” was the song of choice for the father/daughter dance.