With its grand mansion, opulent acres of woodland fields and formal garden, Hartwood Acres bestows a fairy-tale setting for the perfect royal wedding.
Evocative of a storybook romance, summer’s extravagant wedding gowns of princess silk satin, empire bodices and cathedral trains will cast a spell on your Prince Charming.
Standing in the formal dining room of the Hartwood mansion, Bethany gives her modern gown a fresh spin with a double- stranded crystal necklace ($189) by Giavan that accents her blush champagne and ivory silk-chiffon gown ($3,570) with plunging neckline by Saison Blanche Couture from One Enchanted Evening.
Bethany makes a grand entrance in her white, silk satin, spaghetti-strap gown ($2,800). The hemline is embroidered and beaded with a sweep for added drama. An exclusive by The Bridal Beginning. Her Anna rose, blush Dendrobian orchid, with pink/cream mini callas and light pink peonies and accents of Swarovski crystal bouquet is wrapped in a cream satin ribbon and designed by James Marshall from Amaryllis Flowers.
Looking as sumptuous as her cake, Bethany’s simple yet chic wedding gown is irresistibly sweet. Her white, duchess silk-satin, A-line strapless gown ($2,900) with accented waist is designed and provided by Tomasina.
Cherishing the moment on a sultry summer day, Bethany flourishes in a gold, ivory and white strapless drape dress ($1,125) by Justin Alexander and veil with pearl edging ($158) from Lace & Promises.
An ivory taffeta, sleeveless mock two-piece ensemble with side drape, A-line skirt with silk daisies and cathedral train ($1,000) and chapel veil with hand-beaded edge ($900), from The Bridal Beginning, is Bethany’s call to a storybook wedding theme. Her vendula and allure roses and cream hydrangea bouquet accented with Swarovski crystals is designed by James Marshall from Amaryllis Flowers.
In the private courtyard, Bethany emerges in a plethora of embroidered ruffles on her ivory sheath dress ($599.98), by Mon Cheri from MB Bride.
Playful and informal, Bethany lets her hair down and frolics about in the formal garden in a white eyelet, spaghetti-strap dress ($1,275) by Jan Stuart from Lace & Promises.
THE STORES | The Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/343-6677 www.bridalbeginning.com. Lace & Promises, Inc., 1801 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair; 412/833-5113, www.laceandpromises.net. MB Bride & Special Occasion, 123 Urania Ave., Greensburg; 724/836-6626, 724/836-8822, www.mbbride.com. One Enchanted Evening, 11269 Perry Highway, Pine; 724/934-4330, www.oneenchantedevening.biz. Tomasina, 615 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon, 412/563-7788, www.tomasina.com. Model provided by The Docherty Agency, 2044 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio; 216/522-1300, www.dochertyagency.com. Hair & makeup by Amber Altany. Bridal bouquets provided by Amaryllis Flowers, 20636D, Route 19, Cranberry Township; 724/776-7222, www.amaryllisflowers.net. Shot on location at Hartwood Acres, 200 Hartwood Acres, Hampton; 412/767-9200, www.county.allegheny.pa.us/parks/parkphon.asp.