Natalie Lauren D’Achille and Aaron Lee Price

July 25, 2009

Family

Adolfo and Carol D’Achille; Roger and Toni Price

Ceremony

The Rev. Kim Schreck held a beautiful wedding Mass in both English and Italian at Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Church (4712 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield; 412/682-5353).

Reception

The newlyweds planned a reception at Bella Sera (414 Morganza Road, Canonsburg; 724/745-5575, bellaserabygrecos.com) with many Italian elements to honor their shared heritage. The 400 guests enjoyed Italian cookies baked by the bride’s grandmother.
Guests enjoyed martinis at a bar made of ice sculpted to look like the Tower of Pisa; it was created by Rich Bubin of Ice Creations (578 Lucia Road, Wilkins Township; icecreations.com, 412/824-5636). There was also an espresso bar from La Prima Espresso Bar (205 21 St., Strip District; 412/ 281-1922, laprima.com) and a cigar bar with cigars ordered online (tbs-cigars.com). Natalie monogrammed every item she could, including napkins, the aisle runner, cookie take-home bags and even wine bottles, which guests took home as favors.

Flowers

Ken Milko of Flowers in the Attic (7505 Saltsburg Road, Penn Hills; 412/798-2200, flowersintheattic.net) displayed his incredible creativity, creating a bouquet of white Eskimo roses, stephanotis with pearl centers and Swarovski crystals. Sixteen bridesmaids carried bouquets of red roses. Ken also made napkin rings out of real grapevines, complete with grapes attached.

Photography

Araujo Photography (112 Dippold St., Sewickley; 412/787-2711, araujophoto.com)

On the bride

Natalie wore a strapless organza and silk gown designed by Sophia Tolli (Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/343-6677, bridalbeginning.com).

On the groom

Aaron and his 13 groomsmen wore sharp tuxes provided by Top Hat Tuxedo (Waterworks Mall, 933 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh; 412/782-2450, tophattux.com).

Cake

Instead of a traditional cake, the couple opted for a tower of cupcakes baked by Vanilla Pastry Studio (6014 Penn Circle St., East Liberty; 412/361-2306, vanillapastry.com). Caramel, chocolate, vanilla-bean or red-velvet flavored cupcakes were decorated with iced flowers and presented on a rolling five-tier stand.

Music

The live and lively music provided by John Parker Band (724/941-1111, johnparkerbands.com) kept the Prices’ reception upbeat and swinging.

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