Surrae Mae & Adam Patrick Shield
August 18, 2012
Margaret Shotts and Patrick Bower; Cindy and Douglas Field, Patty Field
After looking at many ceremony venues, the couple settled on Surrae’s grandparents’ rural home overlooking the Allegheny River. Childhood friend (and best man) Tyler Tatters-DeWalt officiated the ceremony.
Bridal bouquets were handmade from decorative paper, crafted largely with materials from Michaels (michaels.com).
Beth Kukucka captured every special shot (412/704-7600, bethkphoto.com).
ON THE BRIDE
While in search of a traditional but fun dress, Surrae fell in love with a tulle Oleg Cassini gown from David's Bridal (davidsbridal.com).
ON THE GROOM
Adam knew he wanted brown tuxes, and he found the perfect one at Tuxedo Junction (tuxedojunction.com).
Caterers from Gardas Italian Restaurant took over the family’s home kitchen and cooked a buffet-style meal (R.D., #3 Route 66, Box 382, Ford City; 724/763-7676, gardasrestaurant.com).
Surrae interned for event expert Katherine Shaw at Trends to Traditions (412/267-2108, trendstotraditions.com) so she naturally planned her own wedding. Friend and colleague Nicole Case stepped in as the day-of coordinator.
Carol Neidig (724/543-6584) baked the wedding cake and piped the musical notes from a song Adam composed for Surrae when he asked her to be his girlfriend — the same tune to which she walked down the aisle.
DJ Carlson (via Enter-tainment Unlimited: 412/343-7700, entertainmentunlimited.com) kept everyone moving. Alex Hettinga (740/398-2514), one of Adam’s good friends, provided violin music.