Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Heather + Mike

Heather + Mike might not live in Pittsburgh anymore, but that didn't stop them from showing their Pittsburgh pride with a reception at none other than Heinz Field, home to The Pittsburgh Steelers! Even the unpredictable Pittsburgh rain held off for Heather + Mike to sneak some pictures on the field! Inside at the reception, guests could not take their eyes off of the head table + it's beautiful greenery + hanging candlelight created by the talented Hens + Chicks. Heather + Mike's perfect day became even better when Heather's father's band got the party started + guests danced the night away! Congratulations again to one of {SHE}'s sweetest couples, we wish you years of love + happiness.

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: St. John's + Paul Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Heinz Field
Caterer: Aramark
Photography: Tara Bennett Photography
Videography: Sho Films
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental + Marbella
Dessert: Prantls
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Entertainment: In Transit  
Hair: Salon Magnolia
Makeup: Samantha Harris 

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Pittsburgh Event Planner | Sienna + Amya's Mermaid Birthday Party

Sienna's 3rd birthday + Amya's 16th joint mermaid themed birthday party was out of this world...or should we say SEA! The party was held at the family home where the pool with floating balloon bubbles was a major hit with all of the young mermaids + mermen! Guests entered the party through a custom aquarium bursting with brightly colored, life like sea creatures such as an octopus, jelly fish + more all made out of balloons. Once down by the pool, a real life mermaid was waiting for the kids to teach them about life under the sea. The sea creatures didn't end at the aquarium, more of them made their way down by the bar where specialty aquamarine  cocktails were served. If guests wanted to escape the heat, they ventured inside to grab a mermaid fin cake pop, sea shell cookie or any of the other amazing desserts provided by Bella Christie + Lil Z's bake shop. Sienna + Amya's birthday party was Mer-tastic time + every kid went home with a goodie bag that reminded them just how Mer-mazing they really are. Scroll through the pictures below, taken by Caitlin Thomas Photography, for even more mer-mqzing details.    

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Venue: Family Home
Caterer: Pomodoro Pizzeria + Ristorante
Balloons: Veronica's Balloon Design
Photography: Caitlin Thomas Photography
Floral Design: City Stems
Signage: Loree Mayer Design + Speedpro Imaging
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental + Marbella
Dessert: Bella Christie + Lil Z's
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Entertainment: Fairytale Princess Visits  
Hair: Hannah Conard Beauty
Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty

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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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