Pittsburgh Event Planner | Katie + Tony's Welcome Party

With so many to-dos + formalities to come during the wedding weekend, Katie + Tony made sure their guests were welcomed to the Steel City with a stylish + super fun kickoff event. (Seriously, K + T gave their guests a wedding weekend experience that was second to none!) Branding our beloved City of Pittsburgh is exactly what these high school sweethearts envisioned for their welcome party. The historical Heinz History Center was the perfect venue and set the stage along with key elements of the 412 that were intentionally sprinkled throughout the design + details. Guests of the bride + groom from near and far took a food tour with a taste of neighborhood classics. Floral fabulousness infused with iconic cultural and sports traditions was oh-so-Pittsburgh! This couple's love for their city intertwined with their love for each other and was the perfect theme to kick off their epic wedding weekend in the 'Burgh! We are so excited to see all of their jaw-dropping wedding events featured in Whirl Magazine this month! 


Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Venue: Heinz History Center
Photographer: Michael Will Photography
Videographer: Yamean Studio Films
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Design
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental
Rentals: Marbella Event Furntiure
Caterer: Common Plea Catering
Entertainment: Three Rivers Entertainment
Hair + Makeup: Beauty Justified

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Pittsburgh Event Planner | Sienna's 1st Birthday Luau

If there is one thing {SHE} loves -- it's keeping it in the family! Recently we posted an ultra fab 60th surprise birthday party for Roberta + now we have the pleasure to feature her granddaughter's incredible 1st birthday luau.  The family's backyard provided the perfect setting to create a tropical paradise + it didn't hurt that the weather was literally picture-perfect!  Guests initially learned of this fantastic celebration with a one-of-a-kind invitation -- a gold foil tube containing colorful stationery + a Hawaii lei, which they were asked to wear on the birthday girl's day.  Upon arriving at the party, they were greeted by Polynesian dancers amongst a 15' tall balloon arch with "Aloha" on top.  The family's gazebo was converted to a 4-sided tiki hut bar with the cutest grass skirt stools.  The dessert table was far from simplistic which was comprised of a grass-covered table with not one, not two, but three birthday cakes -- because every fantastic one-year-old, like Sienna, needs 3 cakes! Behind delicately hung coconut cups with florals spilling over + gold painted pineapples.  The kiddos didn't go home empty-handed -- the favors were an array of colorful sand buckets filled to the brim with flip flops, fluorescent zinc sticks, sunglasses, flip-flop straws + a custom cookie. And as if that wasn't enough -- the day was topped off with Polynesian dancers perform with dances and song. Skysight Photography + Post Script Productions did such an unbelievable job, allowing all of us to commemorate the day!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Photography: Skysight Photography
Videography: Post Script Films
Floral Design: City Stems
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental
Rentals: Prop Shop
Cake Design + Desserts: Bella Christie
Entertainment: Tuika's Polynesian Island Magic

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Proposal Goals

We're kicking off our new blog with a sweet treat! This one is for all of our GALentine's so grab your beau and make him look at the post with you (hint, hint)! Typically guys are not planners by nature nor the most detail-focused so getting some assistance as he is preparing to get on one knee is a great idea!! Proposal planning isn't a trend anymore, it's the new norm. What girl doesn't love a creative, inspired, and thought-out marriage proposal!? Well prepare for some serious gushing with this oh-so-adorable styled marriage proposal with Amber + Eugene...just in time for Love's Biggest Day! 


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Thanks so much to our incredible team of friendors:

Planning and Styling: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Photography: Mecca Gamble Photography
Location: Energy Innovation Center
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Design
Hair and Makeup: Tamera Smith of Comfort Zone Salon
Dress: Femi Boutique

Live inspired + celebrate stylishly!