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Brewery Engagement Session from Ashley Giffin Photography Brewery Engagement Session: Ashley & Kevin - Ashley and Kevin met while downing some beers with their law school buds.  Then, they got engaged after a brewery tour that spanned New Hampshire and Vermont.  When at home, they love spending time trying new beers and those at The Brew Gentlemen in Braddock are some of their faves.  When Ashley and Kevin decided [...]
Poppy Red Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Poppy Red Wedding Inspiration - As August winds down, I’m leaving you with one more color palette idea that is perfect for a summer wedding.  Poppy red is playful, festive, and bright and I absolutely love it!  This shade of red is warm with undertones of orange and yellow.  It exudes happiness and energy, making it perfect for that couple [...]
A (Wedding) Day In The Life Of: Post Script Productions, featured on Burgh Brides A (Wedding) Day in the Life of: Post Script Productions - I’m wrapping up the last of this summer’s “A (Wedding) Day In The Life Of” series with a little look beyond the curtain of Post Script Productions.  Carolyn and Michele are two of my favorite people – they’re sweet, fun to be around, and talented to top it off.  A couple of triple threats, if [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member: Pittsburgh's Best DJs Introducing Pittsburgh’s Best DJs! - From a killer music playlist to ambient uplighting, Pittsburgh’s Best DJs will create an unforgettable atmosphere at your wedding!  They provide both DJ and lighting services and they use their expertise in each field to make sure your event stands out.  Go learn more about what they can do in the Vendor Guide!
Romantic Garden Wedding at Phipps Conservatory from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers featured on Burgh Brides Romantic Garden Wedding at Phipps: Tara & Marc - If you’re going for a garden wedding, no venue makes more sense than Phipps Conservatory.  Not only is it downright beautiful, but it was also THE perfect fit for Tara and Marc.  These two met and fell in love while they were both engineering students at Pitt.  They purposefully chose to celebrate their union at [...]
Something Blue Ideas from Burgh Brides 10 Ideas for Something Blue - Now that you’ve got your Something Old, New, and Borrowed, it’s time to wrap this series up with Something Blue!  This token is supposed to represent love, purity, and fidelity.  Personally, I think this is the easiest of the four traditions to incorporate into your wedding day because there are countless great ideas.  Here are [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Chloe + Isabel from Amy Hart Introducing Chloe + Isabel from Amy Hart & a Giveaway! - Whether it’s a necklace, earrings, bracelet, or even a hair piece, your bridal accessories help bring your wedding day look full circle.  It just so happens that Chloe + Isabel has all of that!  Local lady Amy Hart loves working with brides to find the perfect piece for their big day.  Not getting married but [...]
Fun-Loving Engagement Session from Sandra Chile Photography featured on Burgh Brides Colorful, Fun-Loving Engagement Session: Sarah & Don - This fun-loving engagement session is bright, festive, and sure to make you smile!  Sarah and Don like to have fun and they are energized by colors.  It’s almost as if Randyland was made specifically for their engagement photos with Sandrachile .  The eclectic, rainbow-like landmark just might be Pittsburgh’s coolest art gallery and it was [...]
Pros and Cons of a First Look Session from Burgh Brides Pros and Cons of a First Look Session - While there is nothing I love more than a good first look session, I understand that others aren’t as big of a fan of them as I am.  There are certainly pros and cons to bucking tradition and seeing each other before the taking your first steps down the aisle.  So here are some things [...]
day-in-the-life_08 A (Wedding) Day In The Life Of: Cara Rufenacht Creative - As summer winds down, I’m closing up this wedding season with a few more episodes of “A (Wedding) Day In The Life Of” series.  Today’s guest blogger?  Cara Rufenacht Creative!  Cara is pretty much the funnest, happiest person I know and she’s a total BA photographer too.  Her work speaks for itself but what really [...]
Coral & Gold Terrace Wedding at the Hyatt House from Madeline Jane Photography featured on Burgh Brides Coral & Gold Terrace Wedding at the Hyatt House: Jo & Mike - When it came time to choose wedding colors, Jo followed one piece of advice: “Choose a color that makes you happy.”  After realizing that most of her own wardrobe was coral, she thought that color obviously must make her smile a lot; why else would she have so much of it in her closet?  Coral [...]
Wedding Favorites from Zazzle Wedding Favorites from Zazzle & A Giveaway! - Zazzle is one of those websites that seems to have just about everything.  From pillows to dog collars to phone cases to art prints, and everything in between, Zazzle is like the mecca of online shopping.  The extensive inventory doesn’t stop at weddings either.  Here are a few of my Big Day favorites from Zazzle! [...]
Dazzling Contemporary Pittsburgh Wedding at the Wyndham Grand from SkySight Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dazzling Contemporary Wedding at the Wyndham Grand: Ashley & Travis - This dazzling contemporary wedding is going to knock your socks off.  Consider yourself warned. For over the past decade, Ashley has worked in the wedding industry.  Usually when one of the wedding world’s own gets married, we’re all in for something good.  Ashley did not disappoint.  For her June wedding to Travis, this bride went [...]
Cobalt, Peach, & White Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Cobalt, Peach, & White Wedding Inspiration - You’re going to love this cobalt, peach, and white wedding inspiration if you’re looking for a color palette that is modern but still feminine.  The richest shade of blue, cobalt is for those who want to make a statement.  It’s bold, attention-grabbing, and absolutely perfect for that bride who wants to turn heads.  Add pops [...]
Retro 1950s Inspired Pittsburgh Engagement Session by Desiree Deli Photography Featured on Burgh Brides 1950s Inspired Engagement Session: Beth & Matt - These nostalgic e-photos from Desiree Deli Photography will have you longing for yesteryear.  Styled after the classic, cool look of the 1940s and 1950s, Beth and Matt’s engagement session is one for the history books.  After their straight-out-of-a-fairytale proposal (see the full story below!), the couple wanted to pay tribute to their love of anything [...]
Classic Pink & Green Pittsburgh Wedding at Phipps Conservatory from Weddings by Sal & Bella Featured on Burgh Brides Classic Pink & Green Wedding at Phipps Conservatory: Alison & Luke - Bright and summery, today’s pink & green wedding is exactly what I need on this mid-July day.  Alison & Luke were newer to Pittsburgh when they began planning their July 3 nuptials.  Being unfamiliar with the venue options available, they searched for something traditional but that would allow for the fun, laid-back party they ultimately [...]
10 Ideas for Something Borrowed from Burgh Brides 10 Ideas for Something Borrowed - You have your something old and your something new.  How about something borrowed?  Today I’m sharing my ideas for this bridal tradition, which represents borrowed happiness.  Hopefully a little of someone else’s luck will rub off on your on your big day! 1.) The most common something borrowed is jewelry.  Burgh Bride Allison borrowed a [...]