By Liz Petoniak | Photographs from Fred Vero

A “message in a bottle” led to a romantic proposal for Emily Greenhill and Dustin Guidash, who first met on a blind date after a co-worker, Dustin’s cousin, gave Emily his phone number. The couple had been together for just under a year when they headed down to Myrtle Beach for vacation. On the first night, Dustin suggested they take their chairs and drinks down to the water, even though it was getting late and windy. Emily went to rinse off in the ocean when she saw Dustin talking to a group of strangers. “He told me that the group of people were from Pittsburgh, too! A few minutes later, two of those ‘Pittsburghers’ were walking towards me yelling my name and saying they had a message in a bottle for me,” she says of the secretly pre-planned scenario. “They handed me the bottle and as I began reading, Dustin got down on his knee with the ring.” Emily and Dustin tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at The Atrium in Butler, followed by a vineyard-themed bash for 280 of their closest friends and family. And, the surprises continued! The bride was shocked when Dustin and his groomsmen handed her the microphone as the DJ played “Africa” by Toto, her favorite song to karaoke to. She says that singing along with all her guests and watching the men do a choreographed dance was the most memorable part of the day! 


VENDORS
Bride’s Dress: One Enchanted Evening
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Caterer: Medure’s Catering
Ceremony & Reception: The Atrium
Entertainment: DJ Kobe
Flowers: All About Reclaimed by Jeff Double
Hair & Makeup: All the Moor Salon & Spa
Honeymoon: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Jewelry: Kiss of an Angel Custom Crystal Creations
Planner: Kristen Krane
Stationery: Slate Lick Printing
Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse


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Each table at the reception was named after a winery or vineyard that Emily and Dustin visited as a couple. Centerpieces of wine bottles, wildflowers, fresh grapes, and corks fit the vineyard theme and the canary yellow color scheme.

Each table at the reception was named after a winery or vineyard that Emily and Dustin visited as a couple. Centerpieces of wine bottles, wildflowers, fresh grapes, and corks fit the vineyard theme and the canary yellow color scheme.

Each table at the reception was named after a winery or vineyard that Emily and Dustin visited as a couple. Centerpieces of wine bottles, wildflowers, fresh grapes, and corks fit the vineyard theme and the canary yellow color scheme.

Each table at the reception was named after a winery or vineyard that Emily and Dustin visited as a couple. Centerpieces of wine bottles, wildflowers, fresh grapes, and corks fit the vineyard theme and the canary yellow color scheme.

Emily wore a bejeweled one-shoulder, diamond white, satin ruched gown for a classic look.

Emily wore a bejeweled one-shoulder, diamond white, satin ruched gown for a classic look.

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