Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Brittany + Stephon

Brittany + Stephon’s wedding day was special for many reasons, one of them being they got married on their own estate. SHE loves when couples pick their own property for their ceremony + reception, because it gives us a chance to creatively reflect our couple’s style as an extension of their home.

When SHE first stepped foot onto the property, we knew that the ceremony would look perfect on the front lawn in front of Brittany + Stephon’s entrance to their home. From there, guests moved to cocktail hour where they picked up their custom acrylic place card’s that were neatly placed on boxwood walls. Once cocktail hour was over, guests moved throughout the property to the gorgeous tented reception space.

This was not your typical tented wedding…but what else would you expect from team SHE. The entire interior of the tent was carpeted + the walls were draped with custom fabric, SHE even brought in beautiful, round glass tables to make guests feel like they were sitting at a dining room table. The entire mood of the wedding was simply chic +  SHE was so happy to create such a magical day for our sweet couple Brittany + Stephon!

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Wedding Planning + Design: Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony: Private Estate
Reception: Private Estate
Photography: Adam Michael’s Photography
Videography: Emile Khoury + Jason Pischke
Rentals: All Occasions + Marbella
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Linens: Mosaic
Lighting + Design: Every Event AV
Desserts: Bella Christie + Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique
Stationery: Loree Mayer Design
Specialty Printing: Speedpro Imaging Pittsburgh North
Custom Draping + Chandeliers: BD3 Design
Band: Bill Henry Band
Cigar Station: Burn by Rocky Patel
Hair: Sarah Pelco Styling
Makeup: Blinc Bronx Beauty

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Shana + Nate

For a couple as sweet as Shana + Nate, it was only right that SHE made sure that their vision of a cotton candy-inspired wedding came to life. As you know by now, SHE prides ourselves on being detail snobs + this wedding design was no different. Starting the unique design was the “seating chart” which was comprised of three acrylic hollow structures filled with monochromatic chic floral design + adorned each guest’s name + table assignment. 

From there, the sophisticated twist to the pastel cotton candy motif continued beyond the Omni’s Grand Ballroom doors where the space was engulfed by an ultra chic, intense monochromatic design — each table was either a dusty rose, gray or slate blue from the linens, chair pads, napkins, water goblets, candle sticks, tables numbers + of course florals. Because SHE can’t make the wedding cake just one color amongst a room of such amazing hues, it was created with delicate, holographic sugar paper cascading down the front. It was a hit + so was the inside flavor…Funfetti which perfectly describes this fun couple!

No detail was left untouched that we will just let the photos speak for themselves, but one element that SHE would be remiss to not note — the custom circular dance floor that anchored the ballroom. The marbling of rose, slate blue, gray + lavender which was an exact replica of the invitation design truly satiated every sweet tooth + wedding dreams. Congratulations Shana + Nate!

 

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Wedding Planning + Design: Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony: Sacred Heart Parish
Reception: Omni William Penn
Photography: Adam Michaels Photography
Videography: Yamean Studio Films
Rentals: All Occasions + Marbella
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Linens: Mosaic
Cake: Tasty Bakery
Desserts: Bella Christie + Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique
Invitation: Taylor + Hov
Specialty Printing: Speedpro Imaging Pittsburgh North
DJ: DJ Scottro
Hair: Caryn
Makeup: Makeup By Ashlea

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Ashlee + Toner

Our fierce Beyonce-loving bride, Ashlee married the Jay to her Bey, Andy aka Toner! Their love was certainly on top and they shared a stunning day for family + friends to remember forever! As the daughter of the premiere wedding dress shop in Pittsburgh, Bridal Beginning, Ashlee served looks like no other!! So of course slaying details was a must! SHE completely transformed the ballroom at Valley Brook Country Club with their Tuscan garden wedding. Guests entered this magical celebration through a hand draped white tunnel adorned with greenery, lighting, and romantic statues. The foyer entrance certainly gave guests something to talk about as they found their seat on the ornate mirrors on the floral boxwood walls while white-gloved hands passed through the same wall to give them a pretty signature cocktail. It was too good to be true!

The build up and drama continued as you entered the ballroom boasting villa vibes and modern romance with an abundance of greenery + all white florals. The custom faux wood pergola anchored the room with thousands of roses over the dance floor; it was absolutely breathtaking. Acrylic tables tops were styled with their own floating green oasis while others had acrylic details paired with crisp white linens or a beautiful floral sequin overlay, all working together and complimenting perfectly with each centerpiece design! The garden glam fun continued on the patio with the custom swing that was the perfect social media moment and kissing spot! SHE couldn’t be happier with this spectacular production and we so humbled to share another dream wedding with this family who are not just clients but our dear friends…Ti Amo Toners!

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Wedding Planning + Design: Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony: St. Louise de Marillac
Reception: Valley Brook Country Club
Photography: Megan Lee Photography
Videography: Traveling Heart Productions
Rentals: All Occasions + Marbella
Floral Design: greenSinner
Linens: Mosaic
Lighting + Design: Illume
Cake/Desserts: Bella Christie + Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique
Invitation: By Invitation Only
Specialty Printing: Speedpro Imaging Pittsburgh North
Day-of Stationery: Purple Wagon Designs
Band: Nightsong of Entertainment Exchange
Wedding Dresses: Bridal Beginning
Hair: Hannah Conard Beauty
Makeup: Makeup By Ashlea + Shannon Cole Makeup

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Ryan + Michelle

SHE started our 10th year strong with an amazing wedding celebration for an even more incredible couple, Ryan & Michelle Shazier. For those that don’t know this couple, Ryan is a Pittsburgh Steeler, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in December of 2017 during a Steeler game against the Bengals. After undergoing extensive surgery, Ryan began his road to recovery & ultimately walking again with Michelle confidently standing by his side + encouraging him each day.

During this recovery time, Ryan & Michelle were supposed to be getting married in Ryan’s hometown of Miami, but ultimately postponed their big day. A few months later, SHE stepped in + helped Ryan + Michelle plan their dream wedding day that they most definitely deserved.

The day started with a beautiful ceremony inside the Pennsylvanian in downtown Pittsburgh. The altar consisted of a stage surrounded by 4 large cherry blossom trees + a gold mirrored aisle. After the ceremony, guests ventured outside under the rotunda while the SHE team + our incredible vendor friends flipped the ceremony space to make it part of the reception.

With such a large guest list + family + friends from all areas of life, Ryan + Michelle decided not to have a seating chart, but instead created a cocktail reception where their guests could progress through the space to the different food stations + mix + mingle with each other. The ceremony stage was then transformed into the DJ booth, where later in the night both Michelle + Ryan took a turn as DJ…+ kept the crowd dancing all night!

SHE was so honored to create a fabulous wedding + reception for Ryan + Michelle + we wish them many more years of love + happiness.

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Wedding Planning + Design: Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony + Reception: The Pennsylvanian
Caterer: The Duquesne Club
Photography: Joey Kennedy
Videography: Sho Films
Rentals: All Occasions + Marbella
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Linens: Mosaic
Lighting + Design: Every Event AV
Stationary Design + Branding: Loree Mayer Design
360 Degree Photobooth: Moxie Photo Booth
String Quartet: Sterling Strings
DJ: DJ Mark Battle/One Sound Entertainment
Hair: Hannah Conard Beauty
Makeup: Makeup by Bo
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: David Alan Clothing
Transportation: The Pittsburgh Limousine
Custom Drink Stirrers: Ten23 Designs

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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