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