By Liz Petoniak
Photographs from Lokmer Photography, Inc.
On the night of their five-year anniversary, from when they started dating, Jennifer Rende was about to leave work at Sognatoré Salon & Spa to meet Nicholas Musolin for a dinner date when she was mysteriously asked to retrieve a package from the lobby downstairs. “As soon I got off the elevator, he was down on one knee and my family was there,” she says. “He really caught me off guard — it was such a creative surprise!” Naturally, the bride got her hair and makeup done at Sognatoré in preparation for the wedding ceremony at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Munhall, where they are both members. A harpist played as Jennifer walked down the aisle with her father, and she recalls the memory of seeing Nicholas and all 150 guests together for the first time as her most vivid and favorite of the day. Following the elegant reception at LeMont Restaurant, where a Frank Sinatra impersonator set the mood, Nicholas arranged for a fabulous honeymoon at the Excellence Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic.