Sarah Christina Shehady and Joseph Chung-Wei Liu
The pair met at a Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra concert while in high school and joined in marriage at the First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh.
Thomas and Linda Shehady;
Joshua and Lotus Liu
The pair met at a Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra concert while in high school. They honored the beginning of their relationship by shooting “first glance” photos at Heinz Hall prior to the ceremony. The couple joined in marriage at the First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh (159 N Bellefield Ave., Oakland; 412/621-0500, first-baptist-pittsburgh.org).
Michael Jacobs, of Blooms Florist (2722 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/281-8110, bloomsflorist.com), created beautiful bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces comprised of pink and green hues that included peonies, orchids and hydrangeas with an exotic flair.
Cyndi and Tony Araujo (Araujo Photography; 412/787-2711, araujophoto.com)
On the Bride
Sarah looked sophisticated and stunning in a strapless, silk organza gown with chantilly lace and beading designed by Jasmine Couture, purchased from The Exquisite Bride (4353 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville; 724/327-4337, theexquisitebride.com). Jewelry and hairpiece from Clarissa Boutique (1700 E. Carson St., South Side; 412/432-3299, clarissaboutique.com).
On the Groom
Joe wore a black Calvin Klein suit with an ivory vest and tie from Men’s Wearhouse (multiple locations; 800/776-7848, menswearhouse.com).
The newlyweds celebrated their union at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport (1111 Airport Blvd., Moon Township; 724/899-1234, pittsburghairport.hyatt.com). Special touches at the reception included a display of family photos, chocolate fountain (Chocolate Fountain Heaven; 724/538-4488, chocolatefountainheaven.com) and pink uplighting that added ambiance to the room.
Sarah and Joe enjoyed a four-tier cake from Bethel Bakery (5200 Brightwood Road, Bethel Park; 412/835-6658, bethelbakery.com). Inside was white cake with white chocolate mousse filling; outside, it was iced with buttercream and decorated with a cascade of pink roses.
DJ Dave Penn (Entertainment Unlimited, 412/343-7700, entertainmentunlimited.com) played a mix of music—including Arabic, Latin, and Chinese hits—during dinner and a full night of dancing.