Kirstin Woo & Adam Frymoyer
September 30, 2006
Savio and Pattie Woo; Robert and Holly Frymoyer
To honor both the bride’s and groom’s heritage, a custom-written Lutheran ceremony was held outdoors at the Longue Vue Club (400 Longue Vue Drive, Verona; 412/793-2232, longuevueclub.net). This was followed by a traditional Chinese wedding and tea ceremony in front of the fireplace in the club’s living room.
Tropical flowers, including phalaenopsis orchids, calla lilies, red ginger flowers, river rock and bamboo were arranged in a contemporary Asian style by Jim Marshall of Amaryllis (20636 Route 19, Cranberry; 724/776-7222).
Lynne and Michael Goldstein (Goldstein Photography; 412/687-8333, goldsteinphotography.com) and Edward Frymoyer (Adam’s uncle)
ON THE BRIDE
For the Lutheran ceremony, Kirstin wore an ivory gown designed by Ruben Campos, purchased at Jin Wang Salon in San Francisco, CA (111 Maiden Lane; 415/397-9111, jinwang.net). The mermaid silhouette gown was made of matte silk satin and layered silk organza. For the Chinese ceremony, she chose a custom-made qipao, a traditional Chinese dress from Shanghai. This dress was sleeveless with a high mandarin collar and featured black matte silk with a butterfly pattern and red and orange silk piping.
ON THE GROOM
Adam wore a black, single-breasted Calvin Klein tuxedo highlighted by a black vest from Top Hat Tuxedo (933 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel; 412/782-2450, tophattuxedo.net). For the Chinese ceremony, the groom wore a traditional outfit from Shanghai Tang made of black linen with Chinese frog button closures and a mandarin collar.
The reception was also held at the Longue Vue Club in the ballroom and featured teal and brown décor with Ikebana-style centerpieces. Guest books were placed on each table containing photos of the couple’s favorite memories together, with pages for the guests to write messages.
Jean-Marc Chatellier custom-designed a marzipan-frosted white cake with raspberry filling embellished with chocolate rolled fondant and sugar butterflies. (Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery, 213 North Ave., Millvale; 412/821-8533, jeanmarcchatellier.com)
The Rick Purcell Band (412/276-9507, rickpurcell.com) provided the entertainment for the evening, playing a variety of classic wedding tunes. As a special surprise for Adam, Rick even accompanied Kirstin on the keyboard as she sang their song, "Magnolia Street," by Catie Curtis.