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.

Family:
Michael and Anita Riley;
Scott and Susan Sander

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

Flowers:
Pete Donati & Sons Florist (35 Donati Road, Bethel Park; 412/835-4420, petedonatiflorist.com) 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.

Photographer:
Cyndi and Tony Araujo (Araujo Photography; 412/263-2711, araujophoto.com) 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, annegregorybrides.com). 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.

Reception:
To celebrate, 240 guests joined the newlyweds at the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer (4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland; 412/622-1906, carnegiemuseums.org). Parkhurst Dining Services served a memorable menu, including such highlights as sea bass and prime rib.  Mosaic Linens (412/562-2800, partymosaic.com) 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, bspro.com) lit up the centerpieces, dance floor and band to create a romantic, vintage ambiance.

Cake:
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.  

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

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