Keatyn Marey Jones and Charles William Landa Jr.
August 8, 2009
Buddy and Gloria Jones; Mary and Chuck Landa Sr.
The Rev. Richard E. Ward officiated at the Landas’ ceremony at St. Barbara Parish (45 Prestley Road, Bridgeville; 412/221-5152).
Guests gathered, danced and enjoyed a four-course meal at Bella Sera (414 Morganza Road, Canonsburg; 724/745-5575, bellaserabygrecos.com). After dinner, dessert options included a cookie table, a flambé station, a chocolate fountain, a gourmet cappuccino and espresso coffee bar, a candy bar stocked by One Fine Day (557 County Road, 42 Sunset Drive, Toronto, Ohio; 740/537-1380, 1-fineday.com) and gourmet popcorn from Popcorn-n-that (10263 Perry Highway, Wexford; 724/933-8010, popcorn-n-that.com).
An ice sculpture and ice bowl with photos of the couple frozen inside created by Mastro Ice (835 Herron Ave., Polish Hill; 412/681-4423, mastroice.com) were just some of the special touches that sat atop custom polka-dotted linens provided by Bright Settings (701 E. Spring St., Titusville; 800/488-5884, brightsettings.com). Bright-pink, polka-dotted stationery created by Anne Lehman Design (annelehmandesign.com, 724/272-0513) also contributed to the theme. Caramel-dipped apples by Applelicious (415 W. Main St., Carnegie; 412/279-5272, apples4you.com), fitting for the bride who is a teacher, doubled as both seating-assignment holders and favors.
The Grand Victorian Flower Shop (Carmichaels; 724/222-4115, thegrandvictorian.com) created a European clutch of fuchsia roses adorned with grass loops, crystals and white ostrich feathers for the bride and coordinating pieces for everyone else.
Photography and Videography
Araujo Photography (112 Dippold St., Sewickley; 412/787-2711, araujophoto.com). Videography by Gordon Schu Video Productions (412/831-8760, gordonschu.com). Guests recorded video messages to the couple in a FlashBox (FlashBox Media; 866/996-7700, theflashbox.com) for a keepsake DVD.
On the bride
Keatyn wore two gowns, both purchased at Anne Gregory for the Bride (695 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/531-3160, annegregorybrides.com). A drop-waisted, beaded, fitted and flared gown was custom-designed to the bride’s specifications by Ysa Makino. During the reception, she changed into a sexy mermaid-style number created by Stephen Yearick.
On the groom
Top Hat Tuxedo (Waterworks Mall, 933 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh; 412/782-2450, tophattux.com) provided tuxes for the men.
Gwen Homitz of Creative Cakes (5510 Glass Road, Robinson Township; 412/788-2253, creativecakespgh.com) made a delicious vanilla cake covered with polka dots.
A flute quartet (Strittmatter Trio or Quartet, 24 Conestoga Drive, Bethel Park; 412/915-8787) played during the ceremony. Then, a mariachi band (Miguel Sague Presents Arts and Entertainment; 4277 Verona Road, Verona; 412/377-1025, allsaguelatinshows.webs.com) entertained guests during the cocktail hour followed by a DJ (Party-Time Productions, 102 Cortina Road, Monroeville; 412/401-5320, partytimeprodj.com) who played during dinner and dancing at the reception.