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.
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
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