Katherine Lynn Wolff and Matthew Stephen Staum

Reverend Lee Nichols united Katie and Matt in marriage during a ceremony at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Jeffrey Moyer Wolff & Mrs. Jill George Wolff; Dr. Barry Benjamin Staum & Mrs. Linda Brown Staum

Reverend Lee Nichols united Katie and Matt in marriage during a ceremony at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church (384 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel; 412/963-8243, fcpc.us).

Katie is an ecologist and manager of the environmental planning & permitting group in Kleinfelder’s Pittsburgh office with a love of the outdoors. Rachel from Hepatica (1119 S. Braddock Ave., Edgewood; 412/241-3900) was able to capture her love of nature with lots of greenery and dragonfly accents to create an ethereal summery atmosphere.

Cyndi and Tony Araujo (Araujo Photography; 412/263-2711, araujophoto.com)

Wedding Planner:  
Natalie Berger kept all of the details for this wedding on track. (412/661-4601)

On the Bride:
Katie wore a Chantilly lace and organza gown with a vintage dragonfly brooch (borrowed from a friend of her mother’s) on the back (from Gown Boutique of Charleston; 664-A Long Point Road,  Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; 843/856-2682, gownboutiqueofcharleson.com).

On the Groom:
Matt went for a formal-but-not-stodgy medium-gray tux from Top Hat Tuxedo (933 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel; 412/782.2450, tophattux.com).

The Reception:
The Fox Chapel Golf Club (426 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel; 412/967-9081, foxchapelgolfclub.org) provided exactly the kind of large airy space the bride was looking for. With a big outdoor veranda and French doors that open to the outside, and the rolling green landscape was the perfect backdrop. The menu included a stand out entrée of herb-and-horseradish-crusted salmon and beer tenderloin, with a stuffed Portobello as the vegetarian option.

With a signature cocktail (blackberry mojito) and unique offerings such as grilled gruyere cheese and apple tea sandwiches served during cocktail hour, the food was a hit. The couple and their guests thoroughly enjoyed a photobooth provided by ShutterBooth (724/203-4065, shutterbooth.com/pittsburgh).

April from Vanilla Pastry Studio (6014 Penn Circle South, East Liberty; 412/361-2306, vanillapastry.com) created a vanilla buttercream-iced cake with real flowers (provided by Hepatica) and sugar dragonflies on the outside, and almond-vanilla batter and layers of mango/passion fruit filling inside.

During cocktail hour, Different Hats (via gigmasters.com) played a mix of music from the 20s and 30s. In the Mood (via Three Rivers Entertainment, 412/429-4000, threeriversentertainment.com) lived up to the couples’ discerning musical tastes for the rest of the reception.

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