By Rachel Jones | Photographs from Rachel Rossetti Photography

To celebrate his hometown and introduce her out-of-town family to the city, Drew Donegan and Asia Lloyd planned the perfect Pittsburgh wedding at Heinz History Center. “It was nice to have everyone from out of town there, since I don’t have family here,” Asia explains. But there was one member of the family who could not attend the nuptials: Fritz, the bride’s dachshund-chihuahua mix. Asia rescued Fritz as a puppy eight years ago, so it was important for the couple to share their special day with him. “We really wanted him to be a part of the ceremony and be there at the reception,” Asia says. “But we weren’t allowed dogs in the venue.” Photos outside were OK, though, so Asia’s father picked up the pup from the couple’s Lawrenceville home and brought him over to the Strip District spot. Dressed in formalwear fit for the occasion, Fritz posed for some seriously adorable photos with the newlyweds and allowed Asia and Drew to finally commemorate the blissful day with all of their loved ones — even those with four legs.


VENDORS
Bride’s Dress: MB Bride
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Caterer: Common Plea Catering
Ceremony & Reception: Heinz History Center
Entertainment: DJ MobileMix
Florals: Rhonda Alcott
Hair & Makeup: DeStefino Beauty Bar
Honeymoon: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Linens: Mosaic, Inc.
Tuxedo: Ben Sherman


Asia initially envisioned a sleek, form-fitting number for the big day, but was won over by a tulle ballgown with a bejeweled bodice. “My mother-in-law wanted to see me in a ballgown, and that ended up being the one.”

Asia initially envisioned a sleek, form-fitting number for the big day, but was won over by a tulle ballgown with a bejeweled bodice. “My mother-in-law wanted to see me in a ballgown, and that ended up being the one.”

Drew’s first cousin once removed, who is a florist, did all of the couple’s floral arrangements, incorporating soft pink and white blooms to pop against the industrial venue.

Drew’s first cousin once removed, who is a florist, did all of the couple’s floral arrangements, incorporating soft pink and white blooms to pop against the industrial venue.

The couple carried out their “Pittsburgh” theme with mini Heinz ketchup bottles serving as place cards.

The couple carried out their “Pittsburgh” theme with mini Heinz ketchup bottles serving as place cards.

Oakmont Bakery whipped up a sophisticated white cake with cherry pie filling. “It was delicious!”

 

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