Katherine Truver and Timothy Boylan

September 12, 2009

Family

Ronald and Juliann Truver; Thomas and Lois Boylan

Ceremony

Katie’s favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle with her dad, who married her mom 30 years before in the same spot at St. Paul Cathedral (108 N. Dithridge St., Oakland; 412/621-4951, catholic-church.org). The Rev. Bill McCandless, a family friend from out of town, officiated.

Reception

Katie and Tim held their reception at the Pennsylvanian (1100 Liberty Ave., downtown; 412/391-6730, thepennsylvanian.com). The space is a blank slate to begin with, so the couple rented tables, chairs, linens and dinnerware from All Occasion Party Rental (2740 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/471-2100, allparty.com) and hired Opening Night Catering (2627 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/232-0338, openingnightcatering.com) to provide a sumptuous feast.

The big hit of the night was a photo booth from Pittsburgh Photobooth LLC (4351 William Penn Highway, Murrysville; 412/372-2244, pittsburghphotobooth.com). The vendor provided guests with photo strips to take home as favors, and also scrapbooked duplicate copies into an album for the newlyweds. The cookie table was also a highlight for many of Tim’s invited guests who came in from out of town and experienced this uniquely Pittsburgh tradition for the first time.

Flowers

The Botanical Emporium Florist and Greenhouse (44 Terraceview Ave., Mount Lebanon; 412/563-7008, thebotanicalemporium.com) created a bride’s bouquet from green and white orchids with stephanotis and accented with rhinestones. A mix of tall and short centerpieces at the reception included orchids, hydrangea and roses.

Photography

Dianne Adrian (2019 Oak St., Jefferson Hills; 412/384-3890, adrianphoto.net).

On the bride

Katie looked stunning in a Stephen Yearick gown that featured a sweetheart neckline, beaded bodice and a full skirt with a bubble hem (Anne Gregory for the Bride, 695 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/531-3160, annegregorybrides.com).

On the groom

Tim and his attendants got their tuxes at Men’s Wearhouse (multiple locations; 877/986-9669, menswearhouse.com).

Cake

The three-tiered cake, made by the caterer, included a carrot-cake layer and two different chocolate ones. It was decorated with butter-cream icing and orchids.

Music

The bride envisioned live music for her event, and seven-piece band Finesse (Big Day Entertainment, 2549 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/566-2900, bigdayentertainment.com) delivered so well on her expectations that the reception had to be extended.

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