Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Marcia + David

Marcia + David’s wedding was the sweetest way to end {SHE}’s 2018 season. Not only was their wedding in Hershey Pennsylvania, home of the famous Hershey kiss, but their celebration lasted two days + brought us into 2019. Their ceremony was a romantic dream with floor to ceiling draping + a gorgeous platform stage + chuppah. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a long cocktail reception where they listened to the sounds of The Sterling Strings, a four string group from New York.

The next day, New Years Eve, was when the real party took place. Guests were transported to the Hershey Country Club for a moving cocktail reception. Not sure what a moving cocktail reception is, let {SHE} explain. The party starts in one room with food + beverage stations, then after awhile a door is opened to another two rooms where there is even more food + beverages. After a few speeches + a lot of delicious food, guests traveled to the final room where there was a massive dance floor, a balcony to watch fireworks, an amazing assortment of custom desserts + two DJ’s to keep guests dancing all night long. It was a party to remember + {SHE} was so happy to create this amazing celebration for our sweet couple Marcia + David.

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events

Ceremony Venue: The Hotel Hershey

Cocktail Venue: The Hotel Hershey

Reception Venue: The Hershey Country Club

Cocktail Caterer: The Hotel Hershey

Reception Caterer: The Hershey Country Club

Photography: Mecca Gamble Photography

Videography: Yamean Studios

Floral Design: Hens + Chicks

Stationary Design: Loree Mayer Designs

Linens: Mosaic

Rentals: Bubble NYC Event Furnishings

Draping: Quest

Lighting: Klock Productions

Aisle Runner: Shout

Ceremony Music: Yonda Spradley

String Quartet: Sterling Strings

Saxophonist: Henry Young

DJ 1: GQ

DJ 2: Aktive

Desserts: Bella Christie and Lil Z's

Cigar Lounge: The Traveling Tobacconist

Transportation: Premiere

Bridal Gowns: Daniel Thompson Bridals

Custom Suit: Our Story, Damari Savile

Hair: Downstreet Salon

Makeup 1: Makeup by Bo

Makeup 2: Jankail Sherri


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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Alex + Michael

Pittsburgh meets the Netherlands was the wedding vibe Alex + Michael wanted so {SHE} made it happen! This beautiful wedding mix was inspired by the Groom’s family background + the Brides hometown. This wedding was the perfect way to give their guests a glimpse of the groom’s family history while still keeping things stylish + sleek! {SHE} loved doing this Delft inspired wedding!

Alex + Michael’s wedding was on a snowy day mid-January but that didn’t stop this couples special day! The ceremony was simple + elegant with large statement pieces from Hens + Chicks. The blue + white florals complimented the bride’s gown perfectly. Hens + Chicks made the reception even more amazing with their floral centerpieces in custom delftware. The blue palette really made guests feel like they were in the Netherlands! Mastro Ice’s custom AHM ice sculptures added some spice to the room wowing everyone! The details were perfect + so was the Elite Show Band keeping Alex + Michael’s friends + family entertained. This wedding was one for the books! {SHE} had fun planning every minute of it. Congrats to Mr. + Mrs. Hugens!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Omni William Penn Hotel
Caterer: Omni William Penn Hotel
Photography: Michael Will Photography
Lighting: Encore
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Stationery Design: Donna White
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental + Marbella Event Rental
Cake Design: Prantl’s Bakery
Ice Sculptures: Mastro Ice
Ceremony Music: Three Rivers String Quartet
Cocktail Hour Accordionist: Steven Vance Entertainment
Live Band: Elite Show Band
Hair: Roxanne Fedrow
Makeup: Marie Miclot

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Sarah + Wouter

Sarah + Wouter’s love story is a special one that centered around family + tradition. They met as collegiate tennis coaches + formed a fast friendship that quickly turned to love. Their cocktail hour + reception combined the family + tradition aspects, as it was held on Sarah’s family’s gorgeous estate. Years ago, the Short family built the most amazing barn on their property for their kids to get married in + to date, Sarah was the second out of four children to get married at the barn.

When guests arrived to the property, they grabbed their hanging escort card + made their way to the cocktail hour where Sarah + Wouter arrived in the coolest vintage red Mustang. After cocktail hour, guests traveled a few short feet to the Short family’s barn that was decorated with gorgeous greenery + flowers created by the florist, GreenSinner + immediately had a dance set to get the night started. It was a perfect night full of memories that Sarah + Wouter will never forget!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: St Joseph’s Parish
Reception Venue: The Short Property
Caterer: Commonplea
Photography: Joey Kennedy
Videography: So Fresh Films
Floral Design: GreenSinner
Stationery Design: Nota Bene
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental + Marbella
Cake Design: Pastries by Candace
Cocktail Musician: Compadres
Entertainment: Protege
Transportation: Regency and Elite
Photobooth: Moxie Photobooth
Hair: Studio Booth
Makeup: Glam

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Kay + Mike

Kay + Mike are truly each other’s best friend! On the morning of their wedding day, Kay + Mike both got ready in the same room. As best friends + soon to be husband + wife they could not imagine getting ready separately on such an important day. Their ceremony + reception was held at The Mansions on Fifth in mid December. The weather outside was cold but the mood inside was full of warmth + love. The red, gold + green palette created a romantic holiday vibe as each dining room had beautiful greenery + candlelight from The Blue Daisy Floral to complete the look. It was a perfect night for Kay + Mike as guests danced the night away to the sounds of The Bachelor Boys. {SHE} was so happy to create a magical night for our lovely couple!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Mansions on Fifth
Reception Venue: Mansions on Fifth
Caterer: Mansions on Fifth
Photography: Michael Will Photography
Floral Design: Blue Daisy Floral
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Design
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental
Cake Design: Mansions on Fifth
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys
Wedding Gown: Blanc de Blanc
Hair: Hannah Conard
Makeup: Hannah Conard

Live inspired + celebrate stylishly!

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Sara + Sam

Sara + Sam’s stunning wedding was extra special for a couple reasons. The first being their ceremony + reception took place on Sam’s family estate, (which is also a goat cheese farm titled Goat Rodeo Farm + Dairy, see pictures below for epic goat photobombs) + the second, Sara has a personal friendship with our very own {SHE} member, Meredith, who was one of Sara’s bridesmaids. {SHE} was extremely honored to create the most picture perfect day for Sara + Sam.

Their ceremony took place in front of a larger than life tree at the edge of the property, + from there guests moved to the outdoor patio for cocktail hour. Underneath the reception tent, a mix of farm tables, rounds + clear acrylic chairs created the perfect seating for an outdoor reception. The hints of dusty blue + gold brought color to the greenery + white florals lining the tables. It was a gorgeous day full of sentimental touches + loads of fun where the dancing didn’t stop until the wee hours of the morning! {SHE} loved creating this wedding + wish Sara + Sam years of love + bliss!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Family Estate: Goat Rodeo Farm
Reception Venue: Family Estate: Goat Rodeo Farm
Caterer: Big Burrito
Photography: Steven Dray Photography
Floral Design: The Farmer’s Daughter
Stationery Design: Bellamy + Belou
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental
Cake Design: Bella Christie and Lil Z’s
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Entertainment: Modern Era
Wedding Gown: Carlisle
Hair: Jenna DeGol
Makeup: Marie Miclot Makeup

Live inspired + celebrate stylishly!