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 | 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

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!

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Dina + Mark

A soft palette mixed with the top trends of this wedding season created a romantic vibe for Dina + Mark to officially tie the knot! This sweet couple decided to incorporate all things Pittsburgh into their chic iDos. The rooftop of one of downtown Pittsburgh’s newest hotels that showcases the cities industrial architecture was such a perfect location for Dina + Mark to do their first look. The gorgeous exposed brick at SLATE was a stunning backdrop for the couple to pronounce their love to their closest family + friends. An organic arch adorned with luscious greenery served as the perfect statement piece during the ceremony. loves to transform a space…twice! As guests were enjoying cocktail hour, our amazing team transformed the ceremony space into a beautiful reception area. Being the detail snobs that we are, gorgeous marble detailing with metallic accents were seen in the invitation, table settings + wedding cake. Pure joy describes Dina + Mark on their wedding day, is all about bringing authentic visions to life that are unique and as special as each of our couples.

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Planning: Shayla Hawkins Events
Venue: SLATE
Caterer: Sausilido
Bartending: Premiere
Photography: Sweet Serendipity
Floral Design: greenSinner
Stationery Design: Minted
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental
Cake Design: Oakmont Bakery
Cookies: Bella Christie’z
Band/DJ: BPM DJs
Lighting: Gray Phoenix
Hair: Kiersten
Makeup: Shannon Cole
Officiant: Laurel Foy
Bridal Party Transportation: Pittsburgh Transportation Group

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Annemarie + Luke

The stylish blush + pale pink design with gold accents was exactly the elegant + classic look Annemarie + Luke envisioned for their wedding! This couple started their ceremony at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University + from there, guests celebrated Annemarie + Luke’s union at The Priory. The Priory’s beautiful + historic setting was enhanced with a mix of high + low floral statement pieces + greenery. Every detail was perfect down to the calligraphy seating chart + table numbers. The pinks, gold, + metallic created a contemporary ambiance at this alluring venue. {SHE} loved creating this memory for Annemarie + Luke. We wish them endless love + happiness!

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Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony Venue: Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University
Reception Venue + Catering: The Priory
Photography: Leeann Marie Photography
Videography: Jeremy Scott Films
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks
Stationery + Branding: Loree Mayer Designs
Linens: Mosaic, Inc.
Rentals: Event Source
Cake Design: Priory Fine Pastries
Lighting: Every Event AV
Entertainment: Modern Era
Calligraphy: Handmade Highlights
Hair + Makeup : Hannah Conard Beauty

Live Inspired + Celebrate Stylishly