Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Abby + Brendan

What better way to enter the New Year than to say I Do! That is exactly how our {SHE} couple Abby + Brendan started 2017! With the help of our vendor friends, {SHE} transformed The Fairmont ballroom into the most chic + romantic candlelight wonderland. Any New Years party has 2 requirements, keep the champagne flowing + dance all night! Surrounded by family + friends Abby + Brendan kept the party going well into 2017, it was a perfect start as husband + wife! 


Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Photographer: Jeff Swenson
Videographer: Pictory Productions
Florals: Hens + Chicks
Stationery Design: More Than Words
Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental
Linens: Party Mosaic
Band: Milan 77
Balloon Drop: Balloonatics
Confetti Cannon: Vincent Lighting
Hair + Makeup: Beauty Justified

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Patricia + Frank

When Patricia + Frank decided upon February for their wedding month, the colors of marsala, navy, ivory + rose gold seemed more than appropriate! What a perfect palette for winter nuptials -- but who would have guessed that the temps would reach nearly mid-70s that day! Even with that said, the radiant sun would never outshine such a stunning couple + their amazing wedding day.  They decided upon two historic venues for their ceremony + reception -- Trinity Center for Urban Life + the Ballroom at the Ben -- both located in Downtown Philadelphia.  Through their wedding design, we added a modern, city chic twist to traditional elements.  Fresh Design Florists created the most perfect designs -- particularly centerpieces consisting of blush, magenta + marsala florals cascading along candelabras. And once it was time to party, there wasn't one square inch empty on the dance floor as DJ Ricochet played all the best songs from yesterday + today! John Barone Photography documented the wedding day - check it out!

Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Trinity Center for Urban Life
Reception Venue: Ballroom at the Ben
Caterer: Finley Catering
Photography: John Barone Photography
Floral Design: Fresh Designs Florist
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: Lilly V
Cake + Cupcake Favors: Desserts by Dana
Entertainment: Aniya Jazz + DJ Ricochet
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Makeup: Camille Tabb

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Christina + Jon

Christina was a bride whose mantra was "{SHE} who leaves a trail of sparkle is never forgotten." Let's just say her wedding day definitely was memorable for all present! The picturesque day in September started with a beautiful wedding ceremony in the church where Christina celebrated so many other life milestones- All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Canonsburg, PA.  Once {SHE} + Jon said iDo, everyone headed down to the iconic "Point" of Pittsburgh to celebrate in ultimate style at the Wyndham Grand.  With a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the city, sequin linens, + floral centerpieces adorned with crystal teardrop pendents glistening amongst the night sky. Aside from being a self-proclaimed "bling bride", Christina also loved her pink (we aren't complaining!) so shades of pink from blush to vibrant magenta engulfed the space and was then grounded with a silver hue.  The head table backdrop was truly a statement piece - 12' of crystal drapery uplit in the palest pink.  Also, thanks to close family friends, the Sarris family, oversized chocolates with Christina + Jon's custom monogram were placed at each guest's seat as a way to say "thank you" and commemorate the night. With glitter, sparkle, + even confetti, the couple as well as their guests seemed to have never left the dance floor + worked up quite an appetite later in the night. Luckily for them, they had several late night snack options: an endless supply of cookies + sweets generously baked + provided by family + friends, liquid nitrogen ice cream with a plethora of toppings, + good ole pizza pies! You won't want to miss these photos from Leeann Marie Photography + the video captured by Traveling Hearts Productions.

Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Caterer: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Photography: Leeann Marie Photography
Videography: Traveling Hearts Productions
Photo Booth - Pittsburgh All Stars
Floral Design: Mocha Rose Floral + Event Design
Stationery Design: The Bride
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental
Lighting + Drapery: Gray Phoenix
Cake Design: Bethel Bakery
Desserts: Bella Christie, Oakmont Bakery + Sarris Chocolate
Entertainment: Modern Era Weddings
Gown: Bridal Beginnings
Hair: Posh Salon
Makeup: Briann Mattise

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! 


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