Jessica Ann Jones & Frank Joseph Ferguson Jr.
August 4, 2007
Beverly and George Jones; Frank and Carita Ferguson
Jessica and Frank were honored to be the first couple married by the Rev. Barry O’Leary, a newly ordained priest, at St. Bernard Church (311 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/561-3300, stbernardchurch.com).
Elizabeth Holmgren of The Botanical Emporium (1685 McFarland Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/563-7008, botanicalemporium.com) created amazing bouquets using gardenias and stephanotis. She also created centerpieces using long-stemmed calla lilies up-lit by battery-powered lights for a dramatic look. Jessica chose cupcakes instead of a wedding cake, and her florist adorned each one with edible orchids.
Cyndi and Tony Araujo (Araujo Photography; 412/741-2711, araujophoto.com)
Jason Slazinski (October Productions; 412/657-1640, october-productions.com)
ON THE BRIDE
Jessica purchased her gown and cathedral-length veil at MB Bride & Special Occasion (123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg; 724/836-6626, mbbride.com). For her "something blue," she wore shoes dyed the same blue hue as her bridesmaids’ gowns.
ON THE GROOM
Frank chose a Calvin Michaels Ashton three-button tux with white Windsor tie (Tuxedo Junction, South Hills Village Mall, Bethel Park; 412/854-1444, tuxedojunction.com)
The site for the post-nuptial celebration was the newly renovated Holiday Inn Washington-Meadow Lands (340 Racetrack Road, South Strabane; 724/222-6200). The cocktail hour kicked off poolside. Around 250 guests continued the celebration indoors, where handwritten notes from the bride greeted each guest at his or her table.
In lieu of a traditional cake, the couple opted for a cupcake tree and a small cake created by Krency’s Bakery (990 Jefferson Ave., Washington; 724/222-6690).
The cocktail hour featured steel-drum player Jake Cummings (724/989-5439), and the reception rocked with disc jockey Tom Weber (A3D Sound Productions; a3dsound.com).