Tori Lynn Riley and Colin Chiesa Sander

The bride’s father walked her down the aisle of St. Bernard Church to marry her high school sweetheart.

Michael and Anita Riley;
Scott and Susan Sander

The bride’s father walked her down the aisle of St. Bernard Church (311 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/561-3300, to marry her high school sweetheart during a Catholic ceremony officiated by Father Dave Bonnar.

Pete Donati & Sons Florist (35 Donati Road, Bethel Park; 412/835-4420, worked with the wedding’s color scheme of coral, gold and ivory to create romantic and voluminous centerpieces and the bride’s bouquet, which brimmed with understated peonies and roses.

Cyndi and Tony Araujo (Araujo Photography; 412/263-2711, took photos of the gorgeous occasion.

On the Bride:
Monique Lhuillier created Tori’s Chantilly lace gown, with cap sleeves and an open back, from Anne Gregory for the Bride (2975 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont; 412/531-3160, Tori also wore her grandmother’s fur stole and ring, and carried a purse made from her mother’s veil.

On the Groom:
The groom, who works in the film industry in Los Angeles, wore a red-carpet-ready Tommy Hilfiger tuxedo from his own wardrobe.

To celebrate, 240 guests joined the newlyweds at the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer (4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland; 412/622-1906, Parkhurst Dining Services served a memorable menu, including such highlights as sea bass and prime rib.  Mosaic Linens (412/562-2800, decked out the space with lacey linens that complemented the bride’s dress. Adding life to the cavernous space, Benack Sound Productions (412/653-9950, lit up the centerpieces, dance floor and band to create a romantic, vintage ambiance.

Parkhurst Catering created a four-tier white cake with a raspberry-jam filling, iced in ivory-vanilla buttercream and decorated with a vintage piping design.  

The wonderful John Parker Band (724/941-1111, kept everyone on the dance floor all night.

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