Regina Marie Santamaria and William Joseph Shuttleworth
After being walked down the aisle by her two daughters, Elisa and Cara, Regina was united with William in a traditional Catholic ceremony held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.
Elio and Amalia Pecoraro;
William and Katherine Shuttleworth
After being walked down the aisle by her two daughters, Elisa and Cara, Regina was united with William in a traditional Catholic ceremony held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church (A601 Arthur St., Koppel; 724/846-9559) conducted by Father Lou. A second priest, Father Boccardi, read the Gospel for the service, which was accompanied by the church’s organist, Daniel Spielvogle. The bride’s niece, Deedee Evans, was a vocal soloist.
Michael Jacobs of Blooms Florist (2722 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh; 412/281-8110, bloomsflorist.com) created a brilliant bridal bouquet of long-stem French white tulips and white roses held together with purple wire and interwoven with rosary beads from Peru. Blooms also provided the centerpieces for the event, which featured high glass vases of white roses and French white tulips illuminated by votive lights.
Bellissima Plush Photography (516 Beaver St., Sewickley; bellissimaphoto.com)
On the Bride
Regina looked exquisite in a custom-made Buponi silk gown with a high ruffled collar and halter neckline from Tomasina (615 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/563-7788, tomasina.com). She accessorized with a 1940’s-style netted veil, also from Tomasina, and matching rosette-decorated Cohl Hahn heels.
On the Groom
William wore a black tuxedo by Calvin Klein from Cable Creations Bridal and Tuxedo (1605 7th Ave., Beaver Falls; 724/843-6980, cablecreations.com) with a white shirt and vest. His tie was custom-made from the material of the bride’s gown.
An intimate family celebration took place in the Bob and Delores Hope Room at the Omni William Penn Hotel (530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh; 412/281-7100, omniwilliampenn.com), which was decorated with table settings from All Occasions Party Rental (2740 Smallman St., Pittsburgh; 412/471-2100, allparty.com), crystal-embellished linens from Mosaic Linens (3050 Sassafras Way, Pittsburgh; 412/562-2800, partymosaic.com), and purple bows on the back of every chair. A cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres was followed by a meal featuring prime rib and stuffed sole. An Italian tradition, plenty of cookies were supplied by Merante Gifts (4723 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh; 412/682-3370, merante-gifts.com) for an after-dinner treat. The couple credited Regina’s daughter Elisa, who served as their unofficial wedding planner, with the celebration’s success.
Creations by Carlini (39 Fairhaven Road, McKees Rocks; 412/771-9866, creationsbycarlini.com) supplied a simple yet elegant red velvet cake with draped white icing.