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Mary Pat and Lee’s Rustic Chic Wedding

Mary Pat and Lee’s Rustic Chic Wedding

Mary Pat and Lee were married on September 7, 2013.  The couple had a morning ceremony at Duquesne Chapel followed by a luncheon reception outdoors at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.  The Catholic ceremony was made even more special by having Mary Pat’s mom serve as her Matron of Honor.  The couple worked very hard on all of their wedding details with their wedding planner, Shari Zatman, owner of Perfectly Planned by Shari.  Their biggest request for the ceremony was to have specific musical and vocal arrangements which were artfully performed by a male and female vocal duo with piano accompaniment.

The reception included cocktails in the garden followed by a shabby chic tented outdoor luncheon.  All 179 guests dined at long continuous tables.  Guests found their seats by circular place cards handmade in calligraphy and placed at each place setting beneath a clear glass plate.  The elegantly rustic décor included crystal chandeliers which were elevated over the tables, tables adorned with lace linens, garden flowers and wooden farm chairs.

Guests were served a four course luncheon starting with fruit and cheese platters, followed by shrimp and grits, and finished with their choice of three different entree options.  Dessert concluded the luncheon with wedding cake, mini fruit pies and a donut cart with freshly made donuts made onsite alongside a coffee and cappuccino station.

Popular light tunes by artists such as Jason Mraz, Michael Buble and Adele were performed during the reception by Protégé.  Guests enjoyed an elegant and memorable wedding that was “perfectly planned” to each detail.

Many thanks to all of our vendor partners: Hens and Chicks, Big Catering, Mosaic Linens, Create Studio, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Duquesne Chapel, All Occasions Party Rental, Food Glorious Food, Bella Christie Sweet Boutique, Studio-E Entertainment, Rhaina Taylor Photography, All Pro USA, Steven Vance Strolling Violins, Pittsburgh Transportation Group
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