Judy Lee & Michael Lynn
March 31, 2007
Dr. Ming S. Lynn and Mary Lynn; Mrs. Yueh Chen
Judy and Michael were married in the Founders Room at the prestigious Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh. Judge Rita Hathaway officiated at the ceremony. As a special guest, Suzanne Hershey played her gold concert grand harp. You’re Invited (690 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/561-4422) designed the programs, invitations and other fine stationery.
Hepatica (1119 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square; 412/241-3900) decorated a fountain with floral arrangements. ADS Lighting & Staging provided the lighting enhancements to capture this elegant evening.
Photography provided by Sharon Koscielniak of Big Day Entertainment (2549 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/566-2900, bigdayentertainment.com).
Video provided by Aaron Dudas of Big Day Entertainment (2549 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/566-2900, bigdayentertainment.com).
ON THE BRIDE
Judy dazzled on her way down the aisle in an ivory-laced silk gown along with a veil accented with Swarovski crystals (Anne Gregory for the Bride, 695 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/531-3160, annegregorybrides.com). Complementing the gown was Judy’s platinum diamond ring by Tiffany & Co.
ON THE GROOM
Michael was stunning in a tuxedo by Brooks Brothers (brooksbrothers.com), which featured tails, and onyx and silver studs and cufflinks of the same materials. He completed the ensemble with Allen Edmond black patent-leather shoes provided by Larrimors (501 Grant St., downtown; 412/471-5727). Michael’s platinum diamond-studded ring is from Bailey Banks & Biddle (baileybanksandbiddle.com).
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were passed around a glowing water fountain in the Patio Room at the Duquesne Club. Amid the tranquil sound of trickling water and romantic piano, guests marveled at the spotlighting, hanging candles and floating petals. Dinner was served upstairs in the main dining room by the club’s world-renowned kitchen. Guests could engrave their names on a silver heart-shaped platter emblazoned with the event and date.
The pastry chef, Melinda Eusantos, custom-designed a French vanilla-bean cake, brushed with pear Alexander brandy and coated with butter-almond icing. In between each layer was a light peach mousseline imported overnight from Italy. The cake’s lacy surface and fondant draped diagonally across the cake were inspired by the lace and sash on Judy’s gown. Each slice was served with a mixed-berry sauce along with sliced pears as fruit garnish.
Michael and Judy were introduced as husband and wife at the reception as they walked in for their first dance and surprised their guests with a passionate rumba danced to "Let’s Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez. Later in the evening as the cake was served, the couple surprised the crowd a second time as they glided across the dance floor with a more romantic and classic foxtrot, "Dance Me to the End of Love." To hone their skills, the couple invested three months of private lessons at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio (136 Sixth St., downtown; 412/261-2947, arthurmurraypa.com). Guests danced the night away to the music of Finesse Band with Strings.