Reba Tutt & Ronald Ramon

May 27, 2012

Reva Tutt and Davina Tutt; Josefina Guerrero and Ricardo Ramon

Reba and Ronald were united at Smithfield United Church of Christ (620 Smithfield St., downtown; 412/281-1811, The officiator was Brad Henderson, a close friend and founder of the Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, for which bride and groom volunteer.

Bethany Glaser from Trends to Traditions (412/267-2108, created beautiful rose bouquets for the bridal party, as well as reception centerpieces of pink flowers submerged in water with candles floating on top.

Stephanie Strittmatter captured all the special moments (814/285-7175,

Reba wore an A-line gown from Maggie Sotero with draping panels of Vicenza Organza and a tulle skirt swirled with rippling folds. While purchasing her gown at Kleinfeld’s in New York City (, she was taped for a future episode of “Say Yes to the Dress.”

Ronald chose a Jean Yves twilight steel-gray tux from Top Hat Tuxedo (590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum; 724/274-2727,

The couple’s love of sports (he played college basketball; she played softball) was clear during the reception at Jay Verno Studios (3030 Jane St., South Side; 412/381-5350, Both of their senior jerseys were displayed at the gift table, and seating assignments were printed on game tickets, leading guests to tables named for buildings on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Elegant Accent Catering (724/916-4740, served a Dominican-inspired meal as a nod to Ronald’s heritage, with dishes like chicken, rice and beans, and carved roast beef.

Trends to Traditions helped with just about everything, such as incorporating the wedding colors (pink and gray) everywhere imaginable.

Reba’s friend, Ashley Amistade of Cali Dolce (724/986-9493), made red-velvet, carrot and vanilla cupcakes for guests to enjoy after dinner — and chocolate-covered Oreos decorated as softballs and basketballs served as favors.

DJ Carlton ended this celebration on a high note (412/343-7700; represented by


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