By Katie Rosso | Photographs from Araujo Photography

When Amy Dugan and Gabriel Gonzalez started making wedding plans, they knew they wanted their day to be classic, timeless, and romantic. And their St. Paul Cathedral ceremony was exactly that. Their vision came together with an ivory, blush, and champagne color scheme. The best moment of the wedding for Amy was when she and her father were about to walk down the aisle and her dad choked up. “I could feel myself smiling as I made my way towards Gabe,” she says. For Gabriel, the best moment was seeing Amy walk down the aisle and “losing it,” he says. The couple also loved the toasts from Amy’s father, sister, and Kersey, the best man. Kersey, Amy says, “even sang a little chant that he had come up with on his own and had everyone signing along at the chorus.” The fun carried on throughout the Pittsburgh Athletic Association reception with a money dance featuring vodka-soaked cherries instead of shots and dancing to tunes by Joel Lindsay Entertainment. 


Accommodations: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Bride’s Gown & Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Cake: Bella Christie and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique
Caterer & Reception: Pittsburgh Athletic Association
Ceremony: St. Paul Cathedral
Decorations & Linens: Mosaic, Inc.
Entertainment: Joel Lindsey Entertainment
Groom’s Tuxedo: Nordstrom
Hair: Lee Ann Boersma of At Home Beauty
Honeymoon: Great Exuma, Bahamas Sandals
Makeup: Theresa Steele
Photographer: Araujo Photography
Rehearsal Dinner: Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental
Stationery: RSVP Greensburg
Videographer: ShoFilms

“I wanted something classic and timeless, but also soft and romantic, that I could look back on years from now,” Amy says of her dress and veil.

Amy’s bridesmaids shimmered in glittery, silver gowns, while her sister, the maid of honor, dazzled in a similar blush number.

The couple served a four-tiered cake, simply decorated with beautifully piped icing and flowers.

Even before they were engaged, Gabriel knew he wanted their first dance to be to “I’m Gonna Be” by Sleeping at Last. “We loved the song and the fact that it wasn’t a traditional first dance song that we had heard played at other weddings,” Amy says.

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