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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Pittsburgh Event Planner | DAC2's 30th Birthday Party

When your older brother turns the Big 3-0, it's only right to throw him the most amazing birthday party anyone has ever seen! That is exactly what Helen + Annie did for their brother Dennis + the fact it was held in their hometown of Fox Chapel at the Pittsburgh Field Club made it that much more special! Guests entered the party through a draped hallway that featured a mega-sized portrait of Dennis. Once inside the ballroom, guests were greeted with a custom dance-floor, bar + an elevated lounge that featured three more mega portraits of Dennis that just so happened to change color throughout the night. Speaking of changing color, to spice things up for the guests + to create an element of surprise, the entire room's uplighting was programmed to change every hour, starting with green, then amber, blue, red + finally a bright white. {SHE} made sure that no detail was forgotten with custom drink stirrers, napkins, + who could miss the larger than life 3-0 framing one of the ballroom's walls! The icing on the cake was quite literally the icing on the custom cake depicting the history of Dennis's life! It was a party to remember + {SHE} can't send enough thanks to all of our vendor friends who helped make it happen!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Party Venue: Pittsburgh Field Club
Caterer:Pittsburgh Field Club
Photography: Bill Paterson Photo
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental + Marbella
Cake Design: Bella Christie + Lil Z's
Lighting: Every Event AV
Entertainment: Move Makers
Custom 30: Speedpro
Custom Drink Stirrers: Jenn + Jules

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Chelsea + Marko

Chelsea + Marko's love story began in Croatia where Chelsea + her family were on vacation + as fate would have it, she met Marko. It was the beginning of their love story together, + {SHE} was honored to have played a part by planning their beautiful wedding + reception at our new venue, SLATE Studio. The ceremony was held in front of gorgeous draping + under crystal chandeliers intertwined with greenery + flowers. Once the ceremony was over, guests transitioned to the other side of the studio while we flipped the space to become an intimate + cozy wonderland of greenery, candlelight + accents of white + gold. Each seat, whether the modern couches, or clear acrylic chairs topped with a fuzzy cushion, had a detailed menu of delicious offerings from DiAnoia's Eatery tucked into a custom gold + leaf designed pocket. Oh + did you notice each guest's custom mug with their name on it as their place card...{SHE} never leaves any detail unturned. We can't thank Joey Kennedy Photography + ShoFilms Productions enough for the gorgeous pictures + video they captured of this breathtaking evening.

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: SLATE Studio
Reception Venue: SLATE Studio
Caterer: DiAnoia's Eatery
Photography: Joey Kennedy Photography
Videography: ShoFilms Productions
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental + Marbella
Cake Design: Chelsea Cannata
Lighting: Every Event AV
Entertainment: Joel Lindsey Entertainment
Hair: Hannah Conard Beauty
Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty

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