Stephanie Renee Burns and James Andrew Miller

Stephanie and James tied the knot on the lawn of the Buhl Mansion and Guest House in Sharon.

Patrick and Linda Burns;
Rick and Nancy Miller

Stephanie and James tied the knot on the lawn of the Buhl Mansion and Guest House (422 E. State St., Sharon; 866/345-2845, The ceremony was performed by Pastor Nathan Esser.

Wedding Coordinator:
Stephanie’s mother acted as the couple’s wedding coordinator and worked with Marcy, the Buhl Mansion’s Event Planner, to perfect all the special details.

Stephanie’s bouquet of white and yellow roses and lilies was crafted by Mark Green of Green’s Florist, Inc. in Ohio. The unused straps of her wedding gown were laced throughout the flowers and tied in a bow. Tall candlelit floral arrangements and hanging flower baskets were provided for the reception.

A. Bennett Wadlow Photography (724/265-3551; captured the couple's big day.

On the Bride:
Stephanie chose an antique-style Casablanca gown from Michael’s Bridal Galleria (1130 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh; 412/366-1811). The dress featured a beaded lace overlay and a ribbon decorated with pearls and rhinestones that tied around her waist. A simple pearl bracelet and dangling pearl and rhinestone earrings from Macy's ( completed her ensemble.

On the Groom:
James selected a classic black tuxedo, ivory vest and yellow necktie from Tuxedo Junction (multiple locations; 800/724-1800,

The festivities continued on the grounds of the Buhl Mansion with a cocktail hour held on the lawn and in the carriage house. Later on, guests gathered in an extended white tent for a family-style dinner. As a nod to the board game "Clue," each table was named after a different room of the mansion and labeled with a vintage photo frame.

Jody’s Pantry (414 Old Route 19, New Castle; 724/654-6851, provided refreshments for the wedding ceremony and an array of appetizers for the cocktail hour. The dinner menu featured such dishes as seasonal grilled vegetable skewers, pasta primavera and chicken Milanese. During dinner, groomsman Nick Bartley surprised the couple by singing (and playing along on guitar) a rendition of "Something" by the Beatles. And in lieu of gifts, Stephanie and James made donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jody's Pantry ( also made the wedding cake, which featured three alternating layers of lemon cake with lemon and raspberry filling on the top and bottom tiers, and a middle tier made of champagne cake filled with raspberry puree; it was topped with yellow roses and daisies.

Steven Vance (724/444-8400, played a key-string duo (violin and electric keyboard) for the ceremony,  strictly violin for the dinner hour and DJ’d during the reception.

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