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Vintage Pittsburgh Engagement Session from Kelly Lester Photography Featured on Burgh Brides Vintage Engagement Session: Christina & Garrett - Since Christina and Garrett were going to have a super chic wedding at the Carnegie Museum, they knew they wanted a little something different for their vintage engagement session with Kelly Lester Photography.  Beside this adorable bride and groom of course, the Priscilla antique settee from Vintage Alley Rentals was the other star of the [...]
Wedding Family Portraits: 5 Ways to Make Them Amazing (And Painless) from Christina Montemurro Photography and Burgh Brides Wedding Family Portraits: 5 Ways to Make Them Amazing (And Painless) - Wedding family portraits…ugh.  I bet you're dreading them already, aren't you?  Not because you don't love your crazy (in a good way) family, but because this part of a wedding day can be STRESSFUL!  Trying to corral a dozen or so people and snap a million photos in 15 minutes flat when everyone is hugging [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Penn Rustics Rentals Introducing Penn Rustics Rentals & A Special Offer! - What are a few things that are all the rage at wedding receptions these days?  Long farm tables, wooden elements, and a handmade vibe.  You can get all three of those trends with Penn Rustics Rentals.  Tables, benches, chairs, cake stands, lawn games, and everything in between, this craftsman offers wooden rental pieces that are [...]
Delightfully Simple Wedding from Lauren Renee Designs featured on Burgh Brides Delightfully Simple Wedding at the Grand Concourse: Jeni & Paul - This summer affair is proof that a subtle, simple wedding can be just as lovely as a styled, detailed one.  Jeni and Paul opted to focus on their love, marriage, and family, rather than all of the stuff.  Details are fun to plan and they're pretty to look at, but they aren't what matter most [...]
Casual & Colorful Wedding Inspiration from Kristen Wynn Photography featured on Burgh Brides Casual & Colorful Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot - Looking for some colorful wedding inspiration?  Look no further than this bright and festive styled shoot from some of Pittsburgh's most creative wedding vendors, including Kristen Wynn Photography and Burgh Brides Vendor Ciel Cosmetics!  A palette of pinks, corals, yellows, and peaches come together for a look that is fun, fun, fun, while a mix [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Alexa Conner Photography Introducing Alexa Conner Photography & A Special Offer! - Images from Alexa Conner Photography are the epitome of raw, organic emotion.  Alexa focuses on the true feelings of the day and capturing them in a photograph to be remembered forever.  Her work is edgy, real, and gritty, yet somehow still over-the-top romantic.  Go see what I mean in the Vendor Guide! As an added [...]
Glamorous Ivory & Gold Wedding from Whitling Photography featured on Burgh Brides Glamorous Ivory & Gold Wedding at the Omni: Dina & Brad - Dripping in dazzling details and oozing hard core romance, this ivory and gold wedding is straight up gorgeous.  After a very heart-string-tugging proposal (full story below), Dina and Brad designed a wedding day that was reminiscent of the one she had always dreamed about as a little girl – one that was luscious and had [...]
Enchanting Garden Engagement Session from Jenni Grace Photography featured on Burgh Brides Enchanting Garden Engagement Session: Sarah & Kevin - This garden engagement session will sweep you off your feet.  Sarah and Kevin were the lucky winners of a Burgh Brides + Jenni Grace Photography giveaway a little while ago and these photos are the result.  And oh my are they gorgeous!  Sarah dressed in a flowy, pale blue maxi dress that looked so serene [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Madeline Jane Photography Introducing Madeline Jane Photography & A Special Offer! - Light and airy wedding photography has been all the rage for a few years, and you'll find the best of it with Madeline Jane Photography.  As sweet as can be and equally as talented, Madeline not only captures magical images but she delivers a killer experience to her clients.  Her clients receive a beautifully designed [...]
Romantic & Rustic Wedding from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers & Perfectly Planned by Shari featured on Burgh Brides Romantic & Rustic Wedding at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden: Megan & James - Laid back, charming, and romantic…this rustic wedding is as sweet as can be.  Megan and James both love the outdoors, and they wanted an al fresco affair with an indoor option.  The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden was the perfect spot for their big day celebration.  The venue itself inspired the rest of the wedding's style.  The [...]
Sage, White, & Copper Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Sage, White, & Copper Wedding Inspiration - A sage, white, & copper wedding is about as fresh as it gets.  It's organic, clean, and could encompass any number of styles.  My personal favorite?  A little boho meets modern.  Picture this – hand-lettered pieces of mint sea glass or even copper piping could lead guests to long wooden farm tables that are dressed [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Dawn Derbyshire Photography Introducing Dawn Derbyshire Photography & A Special Offer! - Bright, natural, and oh-so-fun, the work of Dawn Derbyshire Photography is guaranteed to make you smile.  Her sweet personality and absolute obsession with weddings, on top of her talent, make her an A+ wedding photographer choice.  Go meet her in the Vendor Guide! And Dawn has a BIG offer for all of you…mention Burgh Brides [...]
Win a Copy of Weddings in Color from Sandrachile! - One of the earliest wedding planning decisions you'll make is to choose a color palette.  (But don't forget to read the 5 things to consider when choosing wedding colors first!)  And if you're still finding yourself in need of a little inspiration, there is no better resource than the Weddings in Color book.  This rainbow-come-to-life [...]
Charming Historic Mansion Engagement Session from Matt Gaydos Photography featured on Burgh Brides Charming Historic Mansion Engagement Session: Marlee & James - It helps to have friends in high places.  James's sister is the event manager at the Mansions on Fifth.  Lucky for Marlee and James, she was able to give them full access to the historical property for their engagement shoot with Matt Gaydos Photography.  Inspired by a simple black tulle skirt and the beautiful architecture [...]
French Inspired Bridal Shower Styled Shoot from JPC Event Group and Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides French Inspired Bridal Shower Styled Shoot - Le swoon.  This styled shoot puts a French twist on the traditional bridal shower and my heart is feeling all kinds of amour.  With the idea of a bride saying Bon Voyage to single-dom and Bonjour to a married life, the creative brains of JPC Event Group and Garnish Event Design set to work with [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member So Fresh Films Introducing So Fresh Films & A Special Offer! - So Fresh Films is the latest wedding videographer to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide and I'm so glad they did.  They bring such a unique perspective to filming that special day.  Husband and wife Nick and Lisa know just how unique you and your story are and they want to make sure your wedding [...]
Warm & Luxurious Wedding from Kristi Telnov Photography featured on Burgh Brides Warm & Luxurious Wedding at the LeMont: Bonnie & Brian - A mix of rich colors with neutrals and an intimate, romantic setting is all this warm and luxurious wedding at the LeMont needed to be totally gorgeous.  When I first saw it, I knew I had to show it off and I guarantee it will quickly become one of your favorites too.  That's because it's [...]
Picturesque Winter Engagement Session from Jenna Hidinger Photography featured on Burgh Brides Picturesque Winter Engagement Session: Lyndsay & Justin - This winter engagement session might not be what you expect.  Yes, there's snow.  Yes, there are evergreens.  Yes, there is a plaid blanket scarf.  But that's not what make this shoot so incredibly breathtaking.  What does?  Nature.  And a drop dead gorgeous red dress that makes this bride to be look like she stepped off [...]
Wedding Save the Dates: 7 Tips for Totally Nailing Yours - Sending wedding save the dates is one of the first things you’ll cross off your planning to do list.  But before you can do that, there are a few things you have to know!  You're probably asking yourself, “What is there to know?”  I mean, it seems easy enough, right?  Well, it is a bit [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member: Traveling Heart Productions Introducing Traveling Heart Productions & A Special Offer! - Light, bright, and basically a party in video form, Traveling Heart Productions is an A+ choice for your wedding videography.  Christina wants to take you back to all of those emotions, thrills, and that giddiness you felt on your wedding day with her honest and fun work.  I mean I've having fun watching these films [...]
Charming Plum & Gold Pittsburgh Wedding at the New Hazlett Theater from All Heart Photo & Video featured on Burgh Brides Charming Plum & Gold Wedding at the New Hazlett Theater: Shannon & Aaron - Long before their plum & gold wedding, Shannon and Aaron met when they were paired as dance partners during a community theatre production.  So naturally, the New Hazlett Theater was the most a propo venue for these two to get hitched.  This couple went against the grain for their October wedding.  Instead of blatantly channeling [...]
9 of the Best Wedding Planning Tech Tools for Brides - Who is still using a good old fashion three ring binder to keep their wedding planning organized?  Hey, there is nothing wrong with a modern day Trapper Keeper!  But in this day and age, technology makes it easier than ever for Type A personalities (like mine) to stay on top of tasks, especially when it [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member: Evermark Studios Introducing Evermark Studios! - Photojournalism meets the wedding industry when it comes to Evermark Studios.  Their approach is honest and raw, and they focus on retelling your story in the most genuine way possible.  People and moments play center stage, but that's what matters the most anyways, right?  Head on over to the Vendor Guide to see more from [...]
Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding at the Priory: Cristena & Ryan - Pretty doesn't even begin to describe Cristena and Ryan's black, white, and red wedding.  It's classic, elegant, and everything a wedding should be.  Inspired by the season, the reception location, and their love of family, this bride and groom planned a special day that was traditional but fun.  A live band (that was so good, [...]
6 Steps for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers and Burgh Brides 6 Steps to Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer - One of the most important wedding planning decisions you'll make is finding the perfect wedding photographer.  I mean that.  Your wedding photos will be one of the only living memories of the most important day of your life, so they need to be good!  Plus, between the engagement sessions, getting ready shots, the first look, [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member: ShutterBooth Introducing ShutterBooth & A Special Offer! - When I arrive at a wedding reception, I ask three questions: Where is the bar?  When can I eat cake?  Is there a photo booth?  That's because bars are awesome, cake is delicious, and photo booths are SO FUN.  Especially when it's ShutterBooth!  The first formal photo booth to hit the Pittsburgh scene a few [...]
Eclectic Colorful Wedding at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides Eclectic, Colorful Wedding at the Children's Museum: Michelle & Clark - Light and romantic might be the current trend but a colorful wedding will always win my heart.  That's why I'm so head-over-heels in love with Michelle and Clark's big day.  Pink, purple, green, blue, orange, yellow, you name it…this palette is perfectly all over the place.  The bride and groom wanted a whimsical, eclectic affair [...]
Cranberry & Dusty Blue Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Cranberry & Dusty Blue Wedding Inspiration - Hey newly engaged ladies…how about a cranberry and dusty blue wedding?  If you're in the color selection stage of wedding planning, this month's idea is downright beautiful, if I do say so myself.  Dusty blue is a bit gray, a bit chambray, and a 100% lovely.  It's modern but still girly.  And when it's paired [...]