By Matthew Hacke | Photographs from Levi Hahn

When deciding on a venue to host their summer nuptials, Dan Rossi and Dr. Ed Garofolo looked no further than the beautiful backyard of their Fox Chapel home — which happens to overlook the Allegheny River, no less. Dan and Ed, who met 25 years ago at Carnegie Mellon University, began dating back in 2014 and have been inseparable ever since. The couple got engaged shortly after, as Dan recounts, “Ed proposed after dinner on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside next to our car. It was very impromptu, but incredibly romantic.” While there were many details to sort out for their big day, keeping it small and intimate was a main priority. “We invited 70 close friends and relatives, with four total in our wedding party,” Dan continues. Needless to say, the warm celebration went off without a hitch. “The best memory of the day was looking around during the ceremony and seeing all of our family and friends there supporting us,” Dan says. Next on the agenda for the newlyweds was a honeymoon in Aruba — an everlasting romance already setting sail into the sunset.


VENDORS

Cake, Catering, Decorations, & Florals: All in Good Taste Productions
Entertainment: Lovebettie
Honeymoon: Aruba
Lighting & Rentals: Party Savvy
Planner: Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Tuxedos: Tuxedo Junction


The happy couple coordinated perfectly in black tuxedos with champagne vests and ties.

The grooms added tents and tables to their back patio for the perfect reception space.

Dan and Ed danced the night away to music provided by local band Lovebettie. “Our band was the hit of the night!”

“Focus and invest your budget on good food,” recommends Dan. “Guests will really appreciate that over anything else.”

Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions made the cake, which had one tier of spice cake and one tier of chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache

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