Wedding planner shares fashion, music and reception details from Roethlisberger ceremony
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The Roethlisbergers' wedding planner, Sheila Weiner of The Event Group in Pittsburgh, released other details about the occasion, including the bride, Ashley Harlan's, gown and accessories, music played at the wedding and more.
The bride wore a Monique Lhuillier strapless, ivory slk gown with an asymmetrically draped bodice and rose-embroidered skirt that flared at the knee and extended in a sweep length train. Her veil, custom designed at Anne Gregory, was a three-tier veil of silk illusion edged in silk sutash. One layer was a blusher, another a fingertip length, and the third layer extended into a full cathedral length veil.
Her hair was adorned with a small rose made of silk caricata satin. She carried a "classic romantic bouquet" of cascading phalaenopsis orchids, roses and hydrangea in shades of ivory and white with a hint of blush and a feather accent.
The bridesmaids, part of the 21-person bridal party, wore Jim Hjelm strapless gowns in slate gray and carried clusters of blush pink roses.
Best man was friend of the groom Jaime Cooper and Matron of Honor was Susan Harlan, sister-in-law of the bride.
At Christ Church at Grove Farm in Ohio Township, Ms. Harlan's father, Dave, walked his daughter down the aisle to "Threads of Love" and contemporary Christian singer Mandisa performed the music for the nuptial ceremony. Violinist Christopher Wu, a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted a string quartet accompanied by guitar and piano.
Later, at the reception at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, the couple took their first dance as husband and wife to "God Gave Me You" performed by original artist Dave Barnes. The guests joined the bride and groom and danced all night to the sounds of the Wayne Foster Orchestra. The bride danced with her father to "I'll Always Be Your Baby" by Natalie Grant.
First Published July 24, 2011 1:28 am