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Glamorous Blush & Gold Wedding from Jess Nelson Photography featured on Burgh Brides Glamorous Blush & Gold Wedding at the Greek Social Hall: Sabrina & Brandon - Sabrina and Brandon's wedding was a flawless mix of classic, glamorous, and DIY.  The unique combination can be hard to pull off but these two did it flawlessly.  A color palette of blush, ivory, and gold gave the wedding day a hint of femininity while the couple chose to incorporate timeless wedding traditions with touches [...]
Pittsburgh Wedding Vendors: Behind the Scenes with Sapphire & Lace Design Sapphire & Lace Design: A (Wedding) Day In The Life Of - Next up in the A (Wedding) Day In The Life of series is Sapphire & Lace Design!  Bethany and Julie, the sister team behind all of the pretty blooms created, are vivacious, crazy talented, and sweet as pie.  I've known them both for years and I seriously consider them friends, not just friendors.  Their passion [...]
Win a Luxe Bridal Garter from Kata Banko Couture & Burgh Brides Win a Luxe Bridal Garter from Kata Banko Couture! - Just when I thought the wedding day accessories from Kata Banko Couture couldn't get any more beautiful, this talented designer introduced a luxe bridal garter collection.  The new items launched TODAY and they're already making my jaw drop.  Hand-sewn with delicate lace, dazzling beading, or other accoutrements, these are not your typical bridal garters.  They'll [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member & Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer Jeannine Bonadio Photogrpahy Introducing Jeannine Bonadio Photography & A Special Offer! - What is my favorite thing about Jeannine Bonadio Photography?  The fact that she combines classic, vibrant wedding photography with an awesome client experience.  With Jeannine, you get the works!  I don't want to spoil any surprises so you should just head on over to the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide to see more from her! Plus, [...]
Classic but Unique Wedding from Christina Montemurro Photography featured on Burgh Brides Classic but Unique Wedding at the Heinz History Center: Lisa & Jimmy - Yes, you can have a classic but still very unique wedding.  As a matter of fact, designing a day that encompasses all of the traditional wedding ingredients but isn't cookie cutter is pretty easy.  Just look at Lisa and Jimmy.  These two put some really fun twists on the status quo.  For starters, they chose [...]
Boho Circus Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot from Oakwood Photo + Video and Devoted to You Events featured on Burgh Brides Boho Circus Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot - A circus inspired wedding?  THIS is the right way to do that theme!  Devoted to You and Oakwood Photo + Video are bringing you this boho styled shoot that is sure to inspire!  Bright, rich colors like turquoise, blue, yellow, orange, and marsala play center stage but are contrasted nicely against pastels and metallic gold.  [...]
Coffee Shop Engagement Session from Jenni Grace Photography featured on Burgh Brides Coffee Shop Engagement Session: Ashley & Rory - This coffee shop engagement session will have every cup-o-joe lover reaching for another pour.  Ashley and Rory chose the neighborhood of Carnegie for their engagement session with Jenni Grace Photography.  In particular, the majority of their session took place at the popular Carnegie Coffee Company.  It is one of the couple's favorite spots and the [...]
Summery Teal Wedding from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers featured on Burgh Brides Summery Teal Wedding at Destiny Hill Farm: Joelle & Justin - Despite taking place in September, this teal wedding is all things summer!  Joelle took her favorite color and paired it with silver for a fun palette, but bright pops of coral, peach, and sage green made it into an even bigger party.  Pretty shades were topped only by a prettier setting – the natural goodness [...]
Duquesne University Engagement Session from Lauren Renee Designs featured on Burgh Brides Duquesne University Engagement Session: Shannon & Ryan - This classic Duquesne University engagement session will have you wanting to yell “Go Dukes!”.  Shannon and Ryan met during their college days and for their pre-wedding pics with Lauren Renee Designs, they wanted to return to where it all began.  They took in all of the iconic campus spots, looking like two playful love birds [...]
Pittsburgh Wedding Vendors: Behind the Scenes with La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans: A (Wedding) Day In The Life Of - Listen up Burgh Brides, those wedding vendors work hard for you.  Like realllllly hard.  Just how hard?  Well, let me introduce you to my new summer series…a behind the scenes look at the life of a wedding professional on an actual wedding day (and in many cases, the weeks or months prior…because we all  know [...]
Muted Vintage Wedding at Shady Elms Farm from Hot Metal Studio featured on Burgh Brides Muted Vintage Wedding at Shady Elms Farm: Emmy & Jared - Even a day-long thunderstorm couldn't dampen the beauty of this muted vintage wedding.  Emmy and Jared's big day will definitely tug at your heart strings.  A pastel color palette of sage, serenity, green, gray blue, ivory, and white looked perfectly shabby chic against the backdrop of Shady Elms Farm.  They wanted their wedding day to [...]
Berry, Blush, & Emerald Wedding Inspiration - Ohmyword.  I may have found my new favorite wedding color combo.  Berry, blush, & emerald is IN.CRED.IBLE.  It's bold, vibrant, feminine, and vivacious.  Faint of heart brides need not apply.  This palette is for those who aren't afraid to make a statement.  That's exactly why I think you need to just go for it if [...]
Fourth of July Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Your Big Day and Lindsey Zern Photography featured on Burgh Brides Fourth of July Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot - Even if you aren't having a Fourth of July wedding, this styled shoot will get you prepped for next week's holiday. Red, white, and blue are the grand marshal of this inspiration parade, but they are paired together in a way that is classy, not kitschy.  That's because Julie James Design, Your Big Day, and [...]
Sweet Summertime Engagement Session from Schneider Photography featured on Burgh Brides Summertime Engagement Session: Caitlin & Daniel - Nothing says a summer engagement session quite like blooming flowers and bright sunshine.  Today's feature has got them both and your eyes are about to thank me.  Caitlin and Daniel, along with Schneider Photographer, visited Caitlin's alma mater, Chatham University, for a little pre-wedding photo shoot.  The beautiful campus featured budding tulips, cherry blossoms in [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Blush Paper Co. A Wedding Stationery Timeline from Blush Paper Co. - Wedding stationery can be a very confusing topic.  There are a million paper options, guidelines about what fonts should be paired together, and even rules about you should and shouldn't include on your invitations.  Where is a bride to even begin making sense of all of that?  Easy.  Let's start at the beginning.  And the [...]
Classic Ballroom Wedding at the PAA from Madeline Jane Photography featured on Burgh Brides Classic Ballroom Wedding at the PAA: Alison & Steven - Timeless, romantic, and feminine…that's exactly what this classic ballroom wedding is.  Alison was the quintessential bride when she married Steven in July during a traditional Catholic church ceremony.  Afterwards, the newlyweds celebrated becoming Mr. and Mrs. at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association.  The historical venue (unfortunate now closed) was decorated with a color palette that will [...]
Happy Father's Day: A Burgh Brides Tribute to Fathers of the Bride & Groom Happy Father's Day: A Tribute to Fathers of the Brides & Grooms - Happy Father's Day from Burgh Brides!  Whether your “dad” is your birth father, step dad, adopted dad, big brother, little brother, grandpa, uncle, or just a super awesome family friend who took you under his wing, today we salute him.  From all those times he played with you as a kid, or when he wiped [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Madeline Jane Photography Madeline Jane Photography: 6 Reasons You'll Absolutely Love Working With Her - If there ever was a wedding photographer that perfectly captured what romance and beauty look like, it’s Madeline Jane.  This girl has a very special talent for documenting love.  She does so in a way that is classic and sophisticated, yet contemporary and casual.  From engagement sessions to weddings, family shoots and everything in between, [...]
Classic Black & Gold Pittsburgh Wedding from Sky's the Limit Photography featured on Burgh Brides Classic Black & Gold Pittsburgh Wedding at the LeMont: Natalie & Jimmy - Natalie and Jimmy's big day is the quintessential “Pittsburgh wedding”.  Despite living in Chicago, this couple chose to get married in the bride's hometown, and I'm so glad they did.  A classic black and metallic gold color palette, a ceremony in front of the LeMont's giant windows overlooking the city's iconic skyline, and 3,200 cookies [...]
The 1 Thing You Absolutely Must Do During Your Wedding Reception from Burgh Brides The 1 Thing You Absolutely Must Do During Your Wedding Reception - Your wedding reception will be a total BLAST!  All of your friends and family will be in the same place at the same time and it's an amazing feeling to know they're all there because of you.  There will be good food, good drinks, and plenty of entertainment.  You'll be partying and dancing with all [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Eventioneers Introducing Eventioneers! - Need a tent for your wedding?  How about everything that does under that tent?  Tables, chairs, lounge furniture, place settings?  Eventioneers can help you with allllll of that and more.  And they'll do it all in style.  Not only does this rental company have an impressive collection of goods to make your event flawless, but [...]
Vintage Meets Boho Wedding from Breanna Ellizabeth Photography featured on Burgh Brides Vintage Meets Boho Wedding at Destiny Hill Farm: Mara & Matthew - “Carefree” was the theme of the day at Mara and Matthew's gorgeous boho wedding.  The couple wanted their big day to reflect how their relationship is – loving, free, and full of family and friends.  With a unique mix of vintage elements and a subtle bohemian vibe, their celebration at Destiny Hill Farm was just [...]
Ask Burgh Brides: To Veil or Not to Veil Ask Burgh Brides: To Veil or Not to Veil - This edition of Ask Burgh Brides is dedicated to what is quite possibly the most asked question by brides to be… Bride M writes… I am getting married beach-side in Newport, RI.  So here is my burning (and somewhat trivial) question for you: veil or no veil?  I realize this is a preference but I [...]
Introducing Scott Elliott, Professional Guitarist! - Nothing makes an event more special quite like a live musician, and a live guitarist is one of my favorites.  That's why I think you're going to love Scott Elliott.  A talented musician, an accomplished performer, and even an instructor at two universities, Scott and his artistry will bring class and sophistication to your wedding [...]
Sophisticated, Colorful Wedding at the Allegheny Country Club from Kathryn Hyslop Photography featured on Burgh Brides Sophisticated, Colorful Wedding at Allegheny Country Club: Bianca & Peter - This sophisticated, colorful wedding was six years in the making.  That's right…Bianca and Peter had been together for six whole years by the time they said their I Dos.  These two were already so much of a couple that they even went through the proposal process together, with Bianca picking out her own engagement ring.  [...]
Yellow & Lavender Wedding Inspiration - Soft and charming, a yellow and lavender wedding color palette is perfect for any spring or summer affair.  I love the feminine and youthful quality this combo has and it's easy to bring it alive for your big day.  To really make these shades work well together, keep the yellow pale and go for a [...]
Understated & Romantic Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Lauren Renee Designs & Soiree by Souleret featured on Burgh Brides Understated & Romantic Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot - The understated elegance of this styled shoot will leave you with plenty of ideas for your own romantic wedding.  Coordinated by Burgh Brides favorites Lauren Renee Designs and Soiree by Souleret, it brings together the European charm and secret garden feel of Mellon Park with vintage and organic details.  The color palette of light blues, [...]
Carefree Woodsy Pittsburgh Engagement Session from Cara Rufenacht Creative Featured on Burgh Brides Carefree Woodsy Engagement Session: Evelyn & Bryce - Mother Nature has never taken my breath away quite like she did during my first visit to a redwood forest.  Muir Woods in San Francisco is absolutely incredible.  I've never felt so small yet so inspired.  Today's featured engagement photos give me a similar feeling. Evelyn absolutely loves photos taken in the woods.  In fact, [...]
Elegant Black & White Pittsburgh Wedding at the Carnegie Museum from Elizabeth Craig Photography featured on Burgh Brides Elegant Black & White Wedding at the Carnegie Museum: Maggie & Sean - Is there anything more elegant than a black and white wedding?  It's the quintessential wedding color palette.  Couple it with clean lines and a gorgeous venue like the Carnegie Museum and you've got yourself one classy and chic day.  When Maggie and Sean tied the knot, that's the exact look they were going for.  The [...]
Happy Mother's Day from Burgh Brides: A Tribute to Mothers of the Brides & Grooms Happy Mother's Day: A Tribute to Mothers of the Brides & Grooms - Happy Mother's Day from Burgh Brides!  To all the mothers (and grandmas, aunts, step moms, all the ladiessssss) of the brides and grooms out there, this one's for you.  That wedding day is as much yours as it is your son's or daughter's, so you deserve to share the spotlight and celebrate!  For all those [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member: Pittsburgh Officiants Introducing Pittsburgh Officiants! - You can't get married without someone to perform the ceremony, right?  It seems like a silly question, but it's one detail some people might forget about.  If you aren't getting married in a church or just want something a little different, Pittsburgh Officiants can help.  If you want a religious, silly, or even modern ceremony, [...]