By Katie Rosso | Photographs from Cory Morton

casual conversation during a chance meeting in Downtown Pittsburgh turned into a serious romance between Torrie Smith and Nicholas LaMantia. The couple took their time planning their special day, saying “I do” two years after Nicholas proposed. Torrie dazzled in an A-line gown with a beaded bodice, while the groom rocked a custom-made burgundy tuxedo with black lapels. “When the doors first opened at Heinz Memorial Chapel and we saw each other for the first time,” Torrie says, “that image is very much a lasting one.” For their reception at The Grand Hall at The Priory Hotel, the couple planned the placement of each wreath and tree to give a holiday feel that was more focused on winter than Christmas. The fun celebration kicked off with the bride and groom’s first dance to a mash-up of “Pure Imagination” from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine. “It was very special because it was our first moment with just the two of us as a married couple.”


VENDORS

Accommodations: The Priory Hotel
Bridal Gown: One Enchanted Evening
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake: Priory Fine Pastries
Catering & Lighting: The Priory Hospitality Group
Ceremony: Heinz Memorial Chapel
Entertainment: Edward Konop
Florals: Posies by Patti
Hair: Angie Mehlhorn of Allison Roth Studio
Honeymoon: Savannah, Ga., Charleston, S.C., and Asheville, N.C.
Makeup: Allison Roth of Allison Roth Studio
Photographer: Cory Morton
Planner: Courtney Burns of The Priory Hotel
Reception: The Grand Hall at The Priory Hotel
Tuxedos: Hong Kong Tailors


Torrie wore a fur shrug for their outdoor photo shoot, fastening it with a bejeweled snowflake pendant.

From the snowflake swirls on the cake, to the all-white centerpieces, the reception reflected the season beautifully.

The couple chose a neutral color scheme, incorporating sparkly gold and rich burgundy accents.

Instead of displaying a traditional guest book, the bride and groom asked attendees to hang their sweet messages on a Christmas tree.

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