Laura Anne Sproat and Andrew D. Rhim

The program for the service included the hymns in both English and Korean in honor of Andy’s family who traveled from Korea and wore traditional Korean celebratory dresses for the special occasion.

Family

Henry and Judy Sproat;
Hannong and Myoung Rhim
 

Ceremony

Laura and Andrew exchanged vows at Heinz Chapel (1212 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh; 412/624-4157, heinzchapel.pitt.edu), where Laura enjoyed attending pipe organ concerts as a student at the University of Pittsburgh. Because of the bride’s love for the pipe organ and classical music, the ceremony featured accompaniment that highlighted the grandness of the instrument. The program for the service included the hymns in both English and Korean in honor of Andy’s family who traveled from Korea and wore traditional Korean celebratory dresses for the special occasion. Laura’s cousin, the Rev. W. Stephen Morse, officiated.
 

Flowers

A simple bouquet of pure white calla lilies was arranged for the bride by Gidas Flowers (3719 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh; 412/621-1300, gidasflowers.com). Bridesmaids carried similar bouquets with sparkly silver wrapping.
 

Photographer

Anita Buzzy Prentiss (Buzzy Photography; buzzyphoto.com).
 

On the Bride

Laura chose a simple yet elegant satin gown from Kleinfeld Bridal of Manhattan (kleinfeldbridal.com). The dress, from the Vinyard Collection by Priscilla of Boston, featured a bateau neckline and was complimented by a low veil with thin satin piping from Catan Fashions in Ohio (catanfashions.com). The bride also wore a three-strand pearl bracelet that belonged to her great-grandmother, ivory drop-pearl earrings from Macy’s (multiple locations; macys.com), and her grandmother’s ring. Bridesmaids wore rose-colored dresses in various styles by the Dessy Group (dessy.com).
 

On the Groom

Men’s Wearhouse (multiple locations; 800/776-7848, menswearhouse.com) provided a black tuxedo with a white herringbone-patterned tie and vest for Andrew and similar dark tuxedos with silver herringbone-patterned ties and grey vests for his groomsmen.
 

Reception

The couple’s union was celebrated at the University Club of the University of Pittsburgh (123 University Place, Pittsburgh; 412/ 648-8213, uc.pitt.edu). A cocktail hour in the main lobby was followed by the newlyweds’ first dance as husband and wife to “Over the Rainbow,” a song that played a role in Andrew’s proposal. Hors d’oeuvres for the event featured beef wellington, prosciutto-wrapped sea scallops, and brie, raspberry, and almond phyllo flowers, and the dinner menu included chicken wellington, blackened red snapper, and spinach salad with strawberries.
 

Cake

The couple and their guests enjoyed a layered white cake with raspberry chambourd filling and satiny ribbons of rose-colored icing from Creations by Carlini (39 Fairhaven Road, McKees Rocks; 412/771-9866, creationsbycarlini.com).
 

Music

Kevin Gollings of Fifth Ace Entertainment (412/417-7756, kevingollings@yahoo.com) provided a mix of pop, dance, and 80’s music for the reception.
 

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