By Rachel Jones
Photographs from One Way Street Production

As law student Ashley Jendrasik headed home from a trial advocacy competition in Philadelphia, her long-time boyfriend Randall Norton was planning a surprise proposal at the West End Overlook. He even enlisted her friends to be there to photograph the moment! But, a flat tire delayed her arrival by hours, missing the opportunity for a picture-perfect proposal. “Even though it was completely dark and my friends could no longer take pictures, he still took me there and proposed,” Ashley says. “It was perfect.” Opposite of the moonlit engagement, the wedding day was filled with bright, airy details. Bill Chisnell Productions helped the “glam garden” theme grow, bringing roses, hydrangeas, and other garden blooms in shades of light pink and white to the Mansion at Maple Heights. Simply elegant herself, Ashley stunned in a strapless, mermaid-style gown from MB Bride. “We really just wanted a big party, and all of our closest friends and family there to celebrate,” Ashley says. “We definitely made that happen. We had so much fun, and our guests had a blast!”

Ashley Jendrasik and Randall Norton, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

Ashley surprised Randall with a fun performance during the reception (shown above). Strutting down the staircase in a white suit, Ashley serenaded the groom with Beyoncé’s “One Plus One” and Sade’s “By Your Side.” The show commenced with a dance to Beyoncé’s “Love on Top” with her sister and best friend. “Needless to say, he loved it!” Ashley says.

Ashley Jendrasik and Randall Norton, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

“Our first dance to Stevie Wonder’s ‘Knock Me Off My Feet’ turned into a dance with our daughter,” Ashley says. “We wouldn’t have had it any other way!”

Ashley Jendrasik and Randall Norton, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

A mutual friend from Le Cupcake Shoppe whipped up a three-tiered cake for the bridal party to share and individual cupcakes for all 150 guests to enjoy.

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