Anna and Mark make a very sweet couple. They were married soon after graduating college in the same church that they met, surrounded by family and friends. Their wedding was simple and timeless, with baby’s breath centerpieces, a rustic venue space, and a fantastic live Pittsburgh jazz wedding band. The Catro band performed at their reception all night long with fun tunes and easy listening music.
The bride and groom were blessed with plenty of sunshine and clear skies for their special day. The pair exchanged rings and said their “I do’s” at the First United Methodist Church. Small blue flowers lined the aisle and blue and white ribbons were tied to the pews. Friends and family beamed as the bride made her walk down the aisle, on the arm of her father. She looked so happy, staring at the groom waiting for her at the altar.
After the ceremony, the bride and groom and the bridal court posed outside for photos. Their photographer, Irene Smith, did a spectacular job capturing this delightful group of men. They wore light gray vests with gold leaf boutonnieres, blue ties, and crisp white shirts.
The bridesmaids wore short blue dresses and carried bouquets of white and yellow flowers. While every dress was the same color and short in length, each bridesmaid wore a different style. Their hair was swept up and adorned with a yellow flower.
We love this photo of the bride. She is a vision of class and elegance in her strapless sweetheart gown. The bodice was beaded with a delicate pattern and her full tulle skirt floated about her as she moved. She wore a beautiful necklace with a single pearl drop and pearl studded earrings.
The bride purchased all her flowers from Shop N’ Save and arranged them in sweet bouquets of hydrangeas and yellow and white flowers for her bridesmaids.
This impressive photo taken by Irene Smith really shows off the reception space. The bride and groom chose The Commons at Franklin to hold their celebration. We love the ornate gold ceiling, white fireplace, hardwood floors, and country wallpaper. The Catro band was all set to play some of the couple’s favorite tunes and get the party started with some lively swing music.
Bride and Groom First Dance: She Blinded Me With Science– Thomas Dolby
Bride and Father Dance: What A Wonderful World– Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Groom and Mother Dance: Simple Man– Lynyrd Skynyrd
The couple shared their first dance as husband and wife as the band played “She Blinded Me With Silence”. It sure looks like they enjoyed themselves!
The talented bride made the two tier white wedding cake. She decorated the cake with blue piping and sprigs of greenery. We love the small horse on the porcelain cake stand and sparkly blue cloth laid underneath. Blue, white, and yellow complimented the reception space perfectly.
We can not get over the sweet flower girl! She wore a blue and white dress with yellow roses. Even she enjoyed the music, twirling to the melodies of Catro band! The bride and groom were thrilled with their performance, as the couple enjoys jazz, swing, and classic rock- all specialty genre’s of the band.
The couple shared dances with their parents before the party really began. The night was a huge success, all of their wedding guests had a blast!
“The band treated us like we were the only people on the planet. Everyone enjoyed the band, every age! The band was great to listen to as well as dance. Makes me want to throw another party!” -Mother of the Bride
We truly enjoyed sharing a glimpse of Anna and Mark’s wedding day. If you have a moment, take a look at the heartwarming slideshow their photographer put together with more photos of their day. The song that plays in the video is beautiful too! What a sweet memento. If you’re looking for an easy listening live jazz wedding band for your big day or event, don’t hesitate to contact the Catro band for more information. We’d be thrilled to talk about your party!
Ceremony: First United Methodist Church
Reception: The Commons at Franklin- (814) 437-7771
Flowers: Shop N’ Save
Cake: Shop N’ Save
Photography: Irene Smith
Entertainment: the Catro band