Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Sawina + Karan

Sawina + Karan's wedding celebration in Pittsburgh was a two-day affair full of tradition, bold colors, beauty + endless memories. {SHE} was honored to work with a dream team of vendors such as Elegant Affairs Inc. who was responsible for all of the stunning floral + décor + Jorge Santiago Photography who fabulously captured the weekend of events. Friday night, the festivities started with a sangeet that completely transformed the Pittsburgh Rivers Casino banquet hall into a room full of life + magnificent color. The night started with traditional dances + ended with a replica of a marketplace from India opening for guests to either trade in their custom keys, which they were handed when they walked in, for an intricately  beaded purse, or shop for other items.

Saturday, the ceremony + reception were held at the historic Omni William Penn hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. The ceremony was held in the Urban Room which connects to the main ballroom where dinner + dancing took place. Before guests even went to the wedding ceremony, they participated in the baraat tradition where the groom processes in on a white horse. The ceremony space was truly breathtaking, with a gorgeous white porcelain elevated aisle + flowers lining the makeshift altar, it looked amazing from every angle. As guests processed into the main ballroom, twinkling lights, massive floral arrangements + makeshift trees took guest’s breath away. The sides of the ballroom were separated by a custom marble dance floor + a sweetheart lounge for Sawina + Karan that included not 1 but 3 hanging chandeliers. It was truly a weekend to remember + {SHE} wishes the happy couple a lifetime full of love.

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Omni William Penn
Sangeet Venue: Rivers Casino
Caterer: Taj Mahal
Photography: Jorge Santiago Photography
Videography: Trillium Wedding Films
Floral Design: Elegant Affairs Inc
DJ: Elite Entertainment LLC
Drums: Notorious Entertainment
Photo booth: Emme Fatinma Olaleye
Dessert: Bethel Bakery
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Bridal Fashion: Brides of Sabyasachi   
Hair + Makeup: Mod Girls Studio
Hair + Makeup: Julie Lash + Beauty Bar

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Siobhan + Brian

Siobhan + Brian’s wedding was a chic + stylish affair! The couple envisioned a clean + elegant reception, but in a not so traditional space, + therefore decided upon The Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh. This trendy hotel is unique in that they have a grand ballroom for events, but they also have a refurbished gymnasium which can be used for cocktail hour, dancing, etc. After cocktail hour in the gymnasium, guests moved to the ballroom for the sit down dinner where a mix of clear acrylic chairs + black chivari chairs created a modern twist on traditional seating. Each place setting had a menu delicately tied around a black napkin, atop a trio of classy black + white plates in gold trim. It was a perfectly polished look that complimented the beautiful white + green floral arrangements + gold candle lit vases spread throughout each table. The night ended with guests dancing to the groovy tunes of The Bachelor Boys + eating delicious cake from Bella Christie + Lil Z’s. Scroll through the gorgeous pictures below, taken by Meaghan Elliott Photography, for more on Siobhan + Brian’s special day.

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Heinz Chapel
Reception Venue: Ace Hotel
Caterer: Ace Hotel
Photography: Meaghan Elliott Photography
Videography: Jeremy Scott Films
Floral Design: GreenSinner
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental + Marbella
Dessert: Bella Christie + Lil Z's
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys  
Hair: Hannah Conard Beauty
Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty

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Pittsburgh Event Planner | A Seat at the Table

Exquisite, Inspiring + Empowering are just a few words to describe a private dinner soirée entitled A Seat at the Table. {SHE} invited fifty of Pittsburgh’s girl bosses to wine + dine, talk business + inspire each other to dream bigger, aim higher + support each other in their entrepreneur pursuits! Chic glam met cultural trends as the event was inspired by the movie Black Panther. Wakanda Forever was styled to perfection with a beautiful long table, adorned with greenery, modern geo vases, fresh fruit + intimate candle light! Rosette inspired chair sashes were placed on each fruitwood chiavari chair in the dinner’s rich hue palette of marsala, gold +chocolate brown. Being the detail snobs that we are, {SHE} made sure that the spirit of Wakanda was infused into every aspect of the event. From the signature cocktail, to the custom Caribbean inspired menu + the guests attire, every element eluded to the award winning cinemas melanin magic! A Seat at the Table like the movie Black Panther received rave reviews in all categories! This intimate dinner party created a safe place for like-minded women to connect, share + elevate each other birthing a new movement in Pittsburgh entitled EMPOWHER. {SHE} can't wait for the next fab event!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Venue: SLATE
Caterer: Food Guru 412
Photography: Leah Loves That Photography
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Stationery: Bellamy and Belou
Linens: Mosaic
Dessert: Bella Christie’s
Lighting: Gray Phoenix

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Abby + Josh

Elegant, Classic + Timeless! These words not only describe our {SHE} couple Abby + Josh, but also their beautiful wedding ceremony + reception held at The Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh. Our bride Abby wore a beaded Maison Valentino dress with complimenting Valentino shoes that was completely stunning + the perfect amount of chic! Friends + family gathered around Abby + Josh for an intimate ceremony in the Fountain Room at The Duquesne Club + from there, guests moved to the Founders Room for a sit down dinner. In such a historic + iconic building as The Duquesne Club, it does not take much to dress up the space. Therefore, Abby + Josh opted for a simple + sophisticated decor of white, gold + greenery. It was a perfect day that ended with the famous Duquesne Club macaroons + guests dancing the night away.

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Venue: The Duquesne Club
Caterer: The Duquesne Club
Photography: Lauren Renee Designs
Ceremony + Cocktail Musician: Three Rivers String
Dinner Musician: Joel Lindsey Entertainment
DJ Reception: Travis Chickness
Floral Design: Flowers by George
Stationery: Minted
Chairs: Elegant Chair Covers
Linens: Mosaic
Cake + Additional Dessert: The Duquesne Club  
Lighting: Noland Jenkins
Hair + Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Valerie + Britton

When our bride + groom both have the biggest hearts, {SHE} makes sure their wedding design matches in a big way! Everything about Val + Britton’s wedding décor was GRAND! The day started with their ceremony at the beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland + from there, guests traveled down the road to the Carnegie Music Hall for the cocktail hour + reception. The Carnegie Music Hall in itself is an iconic + striking venue, but with gorgeous 10ft tall wrap-around floral statement pieces, guests were left in awe! Sticking with the grand design, Val + Brit sat in their own throne chairs fit for a King + Queen at their sweetheart table. Once the rest of their guests were seated, it was the little touches that brought the entire look together, such as the custom monogramed napkin rings, gold beaded chargers + custom-made bar with pictures from Val + Brit’s engagement photos. The night ended with dancing + many trips to the 2 huge + elaborate dessert displays. {SHE} was honored to take part in Val + Brit’s special day + we wish them all the love + happiness in the world!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Saint Paul Cathedral
Reception Venue: Carnegie Music Hall
Caterer: Cullinaire
Photography: SkySight Photography
Videography: Yamean Studios Films
Floral Design: City Stems
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Lendable Linens
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental + Marbella
Dessert: Bella Christie + Lil Z's
Lighting: Benack Sound Productions
Entertainment: 2nd || None Productions  
Hair: Capristo Salon
Makeup: Ashlea Powell

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