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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, [...]
Rustic Barn Wedding at Horizon View Farms from Dawn Derbyshire Photography featured on Burgh Brides Rustic Barn Wedding at Horizon View Farms: Ashley & Stefan - Today's bride and groom love the outdoors.  They feel right at home on a back country road, truck windows down, wind whipping through their hair, country music blasting on the radio.  And since a wedding day should reflect what you love the most, a good ol' fashioned rustic wedding made perfect sense.  Ashley and Stefan [...]
What to Include in Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit from Burgh Brides Wedding Day Emergency Kit: What to Include in Yours - News Flash: Something WILL go wrong on your wedding day!  I'll pause for a minute so that can sink into your head. . . . Ok, now that you've been warned and have accepted that Murphy's Law will always win, there is some good news.  You CAN be prepared so that snafus stay minor.  Arm [...]
Mr. & Mrs. Forks That Will Make Your Wedding Cake Even Sweeter - Did you love the Mr. & Mrs. forks featured in Pazia and Tony's garden chic wedding published earlier this week?  Me too.  I mean look how adorably celebratory these things are.  Wedding cake tastes 10x sweeter when eaten off of one of these beauties.  I'm sure of it. I've gotten so many questions about where [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Square Cafe Introducing Square Cafe! - If you're a fan of Square Cafe's breakfast or lunch, you're going to love their catering services.  Using local ingredients whenever possible and absolutely always made with love, dishes from Square Cafe appeal to a wide variety of palettes, diets, and food styles.  Cocktail parties, day-after brunches, and even wedding receptions, they're equipped to handle [...]
Glamorous Garden Chic Wedding from Ashley Giffin Photography featured on Burgh Brides Glamorous Garden Chic Wedding: Pazia & Tony - The stuff dreams are made of.  That's what this garden chic wedding is.  When planning their big day, Pazia and Tony quickly realized that the “production” of the event wasn't for them and instead, they wanted a wedding that was special, stress-free, and comfortable.  A little bit like coming home.  That's why after a traditional [...]
Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration You're Bound to LOVE - You can never, ever, ever go wrong with a rose gold wedding.  I repeat: NEVER.  That's why I just know you're going to LOVE this month's wedding color palette idea.  Imagine if blush pink and metallic gold had a love child and that love child is rose gold and it's GORGEOUS.  Feminine, flirty, romantic, chic…I [...]
Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Tyler Norman Photography Introducing Tyler Norman Photography & A Special Offer! - Every time I look at a gallery from Tyler Norman Photography, I do nothing but smile.  That's because the couples always exude pure happiness and giddy laughter and it's totally infectious.  He's a fun guy and one heck of a photographer.  It's a winning combination if you ask me.  If you're still photographer shopping (or [...]
Earthy Boho Wedding from Lindsey Zern Photography featured on Burgh Brides Earthy Boho Wedding at CrossKeys Vineyards: Alexa & Jason - Inspired by the mountainous, earthiness of the West, this boho wedding is sure to stun.  Jason is from California, so he and Alexa (of Alexa Conner Photography, one of the newest pros to the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide) drew motivation from his roots when planning their big day last September.  While the pair calls Pittsburgh [...]
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 [...]