Susan L. Davis & Jeffrey M. Wilson
August 30, 2008
Sue and Jeff were married at Sue’s church, South Hills Bible Chapel (300 Gallery Drive, McMurray; 724/941-8990, biblechapel.org), by her pastor, the Rev. Ron Moore. The simple Christian ceremony included music from violinist Rebecca Closson before and during the ceremony. This was a second wedding for both the bride and groom, and Sue’s children and Jeff’s sister and brother stood up with the couple as attendants of the wedding party.
The bridal bouquet, created by The Grand Victorian (724/222-4115, thegrandvictorian.com), was a European clutch with blue hydrangea, pink and champagne roses and light-yellow freesia; it was wrapped in ivory-satin ribbon and braided with champagne ribbon. Bridesmaids’ bouquets and reception flowers complemented the bride’s beautiful late-summer bouquet.
Ken Kistler Photography; 412/860-5516, kenkistlerphotography.com.
ON THE BRIDE
Sue chose a tea-length gown instead of a full gown with veil. This strapless ivory-satin gown featured a pleated champagne sash, which looped in the back. (David’s Bridal, multiple locations; 877/923-2743, davidsbridal.com).
ON THE GROOM
Jeff wore a suit from his own wardrobe.
Sue and Jeff entertained their guests with an elegant lunch reception held at Southpointe Golf Club (360 Southpointe Blvd., Canonsburg; 724/746-2950, southpointegolfclub.com). Drinks were served on a veranda overlooking the golf course. Lunch, which included chicken and steak, was enjoyed in the sunlit formal dining room. Each table was set with favors for guests to take home: cookies baked by Ainsley Renton (Desserts by Ainsley, 412/726-8992), which featured the couple’s monogram on top.
Gwen Homitz (Creative Cakes; 412/788-2253, creativecakespgh.com) created a three-tier white cake with a raspberry-fudge filling. Buttercream icing with fondant Swiss dots and ribbon completed the elegant look of this stunning dessert.