Lauren Alison Monterosso and Scott Michael Gross
Lauren and Scott became husband and wife in a Catholic ceremony, officiated by Father Kevin Murray at Saint Paul Cathedral.
Anthony and Joann Monterosso;
Edward and Michelle Gross
Ceremony and Reception
Lauren and Scott became husband and wife in a Catholic ceremony, officiated by Father Kevin Murray at Saint Paul Cathedral (Fifth Avenue at Craig Street, Oakland; 412/621-4951, catholic-church.org/st.paulcathedralpgh). The party started down the street at the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer (4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland; 412/622-1906, carnegiemuseums.org) where Parkhurst Dining Services (parkhursteventcatering.com) served up an extensive menu that included a pasta course served tableside. Guests hammed it up for the camera in a photo booth (provided by Shutter booth, 724/203-4065 or shutterbooth.com). With the groom hailing from Pittsburgh and the bride from Philadelphia, the couple had fun playing up the rivalry—they emblazoned both cities’ team logos on cookies at the cookie table, and entered to both football teams’ fight songs.
The bride and her attendants carried lush bouquets of blushing pinks created from peonies, hydrangea and roses with crystal and pearl accents. Complementary centerpieces added drama and romance to the Music Hall Foyer. Created by Flowers in the Attic (7505 Saltsburg Road, Penn Hills; 412/798-2200, flowersintheattic.com).
Dianne Adrian (Dianne Adrian Photography, 724/782-0347, adrianphoto.net).
On the Bride
Lauren purchased an ivory silk organza mermaid gown that balanced simplicity in design with intricate details at a Vera Wang trunk show in New York City. (991 Madison Ave., 3rd Floor, New York City; 212/628-3400, verawang.com/wedding).
On the Groom
Scott wore a Calvin Klein tux from Valotta’s Tuxedo (5241 Brownsville Road, Pleasant Hills; 412/655-6792, valottastuxedo.com).
Parkhurst Dining Services (booked through the Music Hall) baked up a red velvet cake, and decorated it with black and white butter cream icing.
This couple opted for a live band, and Protégé (via Studio-e Entertainment; 412/572-5090 or studioeentertaiment.com) did not disappoint. They played in between the meal courses and got everyone up and dancing all night long.