By Isabel Aiken / Photographs from Amber Marie Photography

After working together for two years, Todd Amann asked Cara Quattrone to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Denver Broncos at Heinz Field. “We actually lost, but we still celebrated at High Tops, now Mullen’s, since we were having so much fun together,” says Cara. Five years and many Steelers games later, the couple wed at Mansions on Fifth, renting the venue for the entire weekend for both of their families. “Yes, it’s about the bride and the groom, but it’s about your families coming together, too,” says Cara, who wanted a family-oriented wedding. The pair included their loved ones in a special “family dance,” which brought both the bride’s and groom’s parents, siblings, and grandparents onto the dance floor. “It didn’t seem right just dancing with our parents,” says Cara. “We wanted to include everyone. That moment was beautiful and special — something I will never forget.” The next day, the newlyweds shared breakfast with their families at the mansion, then traveled to The Plaza Hotel in New York City for their honeymoon.

Top photo: “I loved the neckline and that it was more form-fitting and beaded,” Cara says of her gorgeous gown from The Exquisite Bride. She shined from head to toe, accessorizing with a jeweled flower in her hair and silver Jimmy Choo heels.

Cara Quattrone and Todd Amann, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

The dark wood of the mansion was lightened with cream-colored blooms by Allison McGeary Florist and brightened by crystals that hung from the flowers, aisle chairs, and the grand staircase.

Cara Quattrone and Todd Amann, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

Vanilla Pastry Studio placed hundreds of jewels on the wedding cake for extra shimmer, and even served it on a custom-made, crystal-wrapped cake stand.

Cara Quattrone and Todd Amann, Pittsburgh weddings, WHIRL Wedding Guide 2015

Bella Christies and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique filled a fabulous dessert table with everything from chocolate-covered Oreo pops to monogrammed sugar cookies.

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  1. October 30, 2015 at 1:35 am

    So nice.