Laura Sherman & Christian Hague
September 15, 2007
Lawrence and Andrea Sherman; Chris and Marcia Hague
With rolling Pennsylvania hills as a backdrop, Lauren and Christian were married outside on a friend’s farm near Ligonier. The Rev. Leslie Reimer (Calvary Episcopal Church; 412/661-0120, calvarypgh.org) officiated at the simple Episcopal ceremony. Christian’s long-time guitar teacher, Brent Stater, provided music for the ceremony.
Lauren assembled her own bouquet using wildflowers gathered around the farm. Herbs were the theme of the day, and Lauren’s mom created centerpieces out of fragrant potted herbs.
Jim Judkis (jimjudkis.com; 412/366-2242)
ON THE BRIDE
Lauren wore a flowing, white-chiffon dress purchased at Linton’s in the Waterfront (146 W. Bridge St., Homestead; 412/461-2600, lintonswaterfront.com).
ON THE GROOM
Christian opted for a blue, two-button, pin-striped suit accented with an orange tie purchased at Jos. A. Bank (multiple locations; 800/999-7472, josbank.com).
Lauren and Christian celebrated their union with friends and family in a working barn, cleaned up and decorated to accommodate this distinctive reception. She worked with Lisa Hegedus at Caffé Barista (7 W. Otterman St., Greensburg; 724/837-8873, 724/973-1027) to create a menu stocked with farm food-lots of fresh veggies, salads, herb-baked meats and wholesome sides to provide guest with lots of options. Converting a barn into a venue required the special touches of a few extra vendors. Latrobe Grand Rental Station (724/532-2201) provided tables and chairs, and Mr. John’s of Pittsburgh porta johns (800/642-3791) provided the ultimate necessity to keep guests comfortable in this rustic, romantic location.
Lauren opted for cupcakes infused with herbs created by Coco’s Cupcake Café (5811 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside; 412/361-2626, cocoscupcakes.com). Flavors included rosewater, chocolate with basil butter cream, and lemon mint.
The Hagues’ guests danced to bluegrass music played by The Speakeasy Boys (speakeasyboys.com; email@example.com). After the band stopped playing, guests partied to music from an iPod play list well into the evening.