I’ve wanted to make a trip back to Pittsburgh for a long time, but it was Liz’s wedding that prompted our March visit! Liz lived on my floor during my freshmen year, and there were eight of us on our floor that hung out a lot, despite having different majors. We call our group Eight is Gr8, and I’m glad to have this group of girl friends. The wedding ceremony was at All Saint’s Church in Liz’s hometown, Etna. The reception took place at the Children’s Museum, which is easily one of my favorite buildings in Pittsburgh. The cocktail hour was in The Studio, where there were ribbons hanging from the ceiling and arts and crafts for guests. Silk screening and paper marbling while sipping wine and wearing an evening dress is pretty awesome.
Dinner was in the Big Red Room. Red walls, marble interiors, and gigantic globe lights. The tall centerpieces kept making us nervous… whenever someone bumped into the table, the tall vases wobbled a little. I liked that a full dinner menu was included at the table. John and I did this at our wedding too. You appreciate food more when you know exactly what it is, not just “the vegetarian entree”. See the pretty cupcake on the table? We thought the cupcakes were wedding favors, but they turned out to be the “champagne” toast! How cute is that?!First course: spring salad of baby spinach, bibb lettuce, arugula, napa cabbage with a roasted shallot vinaigrette. Roasted tomatoes, marinated grilled asparagus, and a crispy crostini on the side. All this green was really refreshing. Vegetarian entree: quinoa vegetable roulades with herbed red potatoes, roasted beets and carrots, sauteed snap peas, parsnips and leeks. John was eying my extra burnty potatoes. The vegetable roulades were delicious. I gotta try making something like that! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of the wedding cake before it was cut. It was wonderfully chocolatey. I didn’t even get a photo of the slice on my plate… I just gobbled it all up. What a fun evening! One of my best college friends got married, we did some arts and crafts, we ate some great food, and I got to revisit one of my favorite buildings.