Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Christina + Justin

Christina + Justin were just the sweetest compliment to each other. Every now and again we get grooms that are involved in the planning process which we adore. Planning with Tina was such a blast! {SHE} was a ball of good energy and laughs were a part of every meeting which honestly translated into their wedding day. A fun time was had by all! We love that the ceremony was in the heart of the city on the rooftop of the chic Hotel Monaco. Then the scene drastically switched when guests experienced the historical Frick Museum for cocktails and dinner. The overall feel of their wedding was simply organic; playing natural outdoor elements against modern touches. Ahead of trend, this design embodied fresh greenery: nature's neutral and 2017's Pantone color of the year. Some of our favorite details were the perfect hand illustrations the talented bride created for the stationery, the honeycomb custom cushion covers for the farm chairs, and the 20x20 green canopy filled with edison light bulbs and candlelit hanging globes to hover the dance floor and anchor the tent. Evermark Studios captured the day beautifully! 

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Hotel Monaco
Reception Venue: The Frick Museum
Caterer: Fluted Mushroom
Photography: Evermark Studios
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks Floral Design
Stationery Design: The Bride
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: Party Savvy
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Cake Design: Bella Christie's
Entertainment: Six Stylez
Gown: Glitter + Grit
Hair: Angie Melhorn Hair
Makeup: Shelby Dines Makeup

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Mackenzie + Louis

With sunnier days ahead and thinking of the groom's signature, infectious laugh, the first week of spring just would not feel right without sharing this vibrant beauty! For Mack + Lou's iDo, {SHE} brought a boho chic garden vibe right to the heart of the city on the outdoor tented terrace at Hyatt House Southside. Mackenzie, affectionately known as Mack, was craft savvy!! {SHE} totally surprised us when {SHE} researched, designed, + printed her own invitation suite + stationery--gold foil included!! The personal + sweet touches did not stop there. Mack redesigned and wore her mother's wedding gown, some family vases were sprinkled throughout the table design, homemade cranberry jam for favors, the sweetheart table bench was made by her dad, the dressers were adorned with family photos + pies, and we borrowed the bar cart for the cake from their home. Family and friends signed a white serving platter in permanent marker--the perfect guest book for this foodie couple!! And then there was the color palette, mix of textures, eclectic elements, and whimsy yet stunning florals!! Let's seriously have a moment of silence for Mack's bouquet--drop dead gorgeous!! *inserts silence* Ok now spring forward to loads of pretty captured by Ryan Zarichnak!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul's Cathedral
Reception Venue: Hyatt House Southside
Caterer: big Burrito
Photography: Ryan Zarichnak Photography
Floral Design: Mocha Rose Floral Design
Stationery Design: The Bride
Linens: Mosaic
Chairs: Elegant Chair Cover Designs
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Desserts: The Duquesne Club
Entertainment: Three Rivers Entertainment
Gown: Mother of the Bride's gown redesigned by Clarissa Boutique
Shoes: Steve Madden
Hair + Makeup: Justine Kolano

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Laura + Luke

When you look up the definition of "rustic glam" you're bound to find photos from Laura + Luke's special wedding day. With it taking place on New Year's Eve it was a no brainer that sparkle had to fill their day - from beginning to end (literally).  Laura, a total fab bride -- just check out that in-cred-ible Pnina Tornai bridal gown + Jimmy Choo Pumps! -- wanted to be true to her love of rustic, natural elements but also her passion for fashion + luxe design.  The couple exchanged their vows before family + friends at St. Vincent Basilica in Latrobe - an absolutely stunning church with exquisite architecture + holiday decor. Everyone then danced the night away at Bell's Banquets - a converted + beautifully updated barn with crystal chandeliers.  Not one detail was missed! To accomplish the rustic glam motif, clear acrylic elements were intermixed with gold + mixed wood finishes with the acrylic guest tables, wooden + sequined menus, a custom monogram lucite + wooden sign that hung above the sweetheart table + so much more! In preparation for the countdown to 2017, a balloon drop awaited with monogrammed confetti within as well as noisemakers from which "Luke + Laura" gold metallic laser cut tags hung + a dessert spread compiled of customized NYE cookies, glitter fortune cookies, dessert shots, live donut station + the couple's favorite cookies just to name a few.  Fair enough to say that there was no better way to close out 2016 + start not only a new year but a life together!!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent Basilica
Reception Venue: Bell's Banquets
Caterer: Bell's Banquets
Photography: Steven Dray Images
Floral Design: Floral Fountain
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Design
Signage: Jenn + Jules Designs
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental
Rentals:  Marbella Event Rental
Cake Design + Dessert Table: Bella Christie
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys
Gown: Pnina Tornai
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair + Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Alyssa + Rodger

{SHE} recalls one of the first meetings with our bride Alyssa + her mom. When asked, "What is your vision for overall wedding style?" Alyssa promptly answered "modern Audrey Hepburn". With that vivid imagery, the planning was full-steam ahead with decor encompassing a boxwood head table backdrop, spiral topiaries Swiss dotted linens, and a room layout that mimicked an enchanted floral garden. The couple loved the elegance and formality of the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom but wanted to make sure it maintained the lightness and joy of their high summer wedding date. With a color palette of pinks, corals, greens + yellows, it was a no-brainer when Alyssa came across floral printed bridesmaid dresses that incorporated all of those colors + pulled everything together. One of the most special surprises of the couple's special day was their custom-made 10-foot high playhouse from which the dessert offerings were featured. Alyssa's father built her a playhouse when she was young, which sparked him to start a business that continues to this day Lilliput Children's Playhouses. For the wedding the bride's father and his gracious employees crafted a custom bistro-inspired playhouse complete with built-in arched display shelving, faux ornamental iron railings, lighted lamp posts, and custom signage that matched our wedding monogram and let the guests know that “Rodger and Alyssa’s Sweet Shoppe” was open for business! To quote the wedding inspiration, Ms. Audrey Hepburn, "The one thing in life to hold onto is one another..." Alyssa + Rodger undoubtedly decided to do that in stylish perfection!

Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Parish
Reception Venue: Omni William Penn
Photography: Joey Kennedy Photography
Videography: Post Script Productions
Floral Design: Mocha Rose Floral Design
Stationery Design: More than Words Fine Papers
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental + Marbella Event Rental
Cake Design + Desserts: Bella Christie
Lighting: Encore
Entertainment: Elite Show Band
Gown: Vera Wang
Makeup: Beauty Justified
Hair: Hair by Briana

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Evanee + Jim

And the award goes to....Evanee + Jim! Our Taylor Swift lovin', doctor-by-day, dreaming of Hollywood by night bride had a very specific vision and {SHE} brought New Hollywood glam to the Steel City. Every single detail was intentional and seriously came together like one of your favorite love films that puts you in tears by the time the credits are rolling. Their wedding was a movie-literally! The Buchners started their love story with a styled video save-the-date trailer that was a modern day spin on how they met and later was premiered as the introduction for their grand entrance at the reception. It included a new edit and real time moment from the actual wedding day because Sho Films is that amazing! The wow factor and drama did not stop there. From Evanee's gorgeous illusion and lace gown hidden with a full skirt for a jaw dropping change out that surprised everyone (groom included) to the 100 foot red carpet entrance with paparazzi to capture guests entering to the gold edged cake defying gravity from a crystal chandelier to the red carpet floral runner cascading from the king table to the thousands of bold red roses against muted tones to the aerialists performing throughout the evening--the Buchners gave their guests an award winning evening of not just eye candy + design but insane fun! Ann Louise Photography was the perfect fit to capture all of the glam and Sho Films could not have cut their love story any better! {SHE} will never stop gushing over the Buchners. They won! 

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Immaculate Heart of Mary
Caterer: Fairmont Pittsburgh
Photography: Ann Louise Photography
Videography: Sho Films
Floral Design: Mocha Rose Floral Design
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Design
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental + Marbella Event Rental
Cake Design: Frosted Envy
Lighting: PSAV
Entertainment: Anthony Molinaro
Gown: Steven Yearick from Anne Gregory for the Bride
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair + Makeup: Roma Salon