Maureen Lynn Shields and Patrick Kurz, Jr.
Maureen chose a strapless ivory gown with a fitted bodice and drop waist by Paloma Blanca from The Exquisite Bride.
Mickey and Terry Shields;
Tom and Debbie Kurz
Maureen and Patrick were wed by Father Bill Kurz, the groom’s uncle, and Father Lou DelFra, a friend of the couple, at Saint Therese of Lisieux Parish (1 St. Therese Court, Munhall; 412/462-8161, st-therese.net). The Catholic ceremony was accompanied by the vocal talents of Laura MacLean and John Fournie, the couple’s former housemates.
The bridal bouquet, a blend of blue and white calla lilies and white roses wrapped in a cream ribbon, was created by Kate C. Walter (412/901-2477).
Anita Buzzy Prentiss (Buzzy Photography; buzzyphoto.com).
On the Bride
Maureen chose a strapless ivory gown with a fitted bodice and drop waist by Paloma Blanca from The Exquisite Bride (4353 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville; 724/327-4337, theexquisitebride.com). The bride’s accessories were a family affair, featuring her grandmother’s black onyx ring and her sister’s Celtic knot tiara, reflective of her Irish heritage.
On the Groom
Men’s Wearhouse (multiple locations; 800/776-7848, menswearhouse.com) supplied Patrick with a black tuxedo, suspenders, bowtie and a white shirt.
After taking pictures at the West End Overlook and various locations around Station Square, the wedding party joined guests at the Sheraton Station Square (300 W. Station Square Drive, Station Square; 412/261-2000, starwoodhotels.com) for a spectacular reception in the Grand Ballroom. The dinner menu featured chicken chasseur, Chesapeake striped bass and seafood bisque.
Three round tiers of almond cake with raspberry filling were decorated with pearlized icing buttons by Bethel Bakery (5200 Brightwood Road, Bethel Park; 412-835-6658, bethelbakery.com). Flowers matching the bridal bouquet adorned the cake as well.
John and Dino Mascio, of Big Day Entertainment (412/566-2900, bigdayentertainment.com), provided a mix of oldies, pop, Motown, and ’80s hits to keep guests on their feet and ended the reception with a dance party to “Maniac.”