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 comes to wedding planning.  If you prefer nerding out instead of traditional pen and paper, here is a list of the 9 best wedding planning tech tools for brides!

9 of the Best Wedding Planning Tech Tools for Brides from Burgh Brides

1.) Google Docs
Now you can keep track of RSVPs in Sheets, make sure your bridal party has the most up-to-date information with live Docs, and even embed a song request form on your wedding website thanks to geniuses at Google.  Sounds similar to Microsoft programs, right?  But can you access Word or Excel on your phone or iPad?   Google Docs let you manage your wedding planning documents from anywhere.  The best part is that you don’t ever have to worry about “saving” anything again; all of the docs are live and updated in real time.

2.) TripIt
Don’t forget about your honeymoon!  This free travel planning app lets you keep all of your flight numbers, reservations, confirmation numbers, and other travel details in one handy place.  It syncs with your calendar and email so you don’t need to spend extra time inputting information.  You can create itineraries to keep track of all those can’t miss-sites.  And because mom and dad will still worry about you even after you’re married, you can even share your trip information with loved ones back home.  You’ll never print out travel docs again.

3.) Flower Wheel
Head to your floral consultations and look like you know what you’re talking about even if you actually don’t.  For $2.99, Flower Wheel allows you to scroll through a library full of hundreds of floral options.  Search by color, by month, or just read the description attached to each image.  You can even save favorites to show to your florist later.  Make their job a little easier by sending yourself to bloom boot camp.  Plus, this app is just pretty to look at.

4.) Pocket Planner
This app, brought to you by Social Tables, helps with event calculations, including number of beverages, appetizers, waiters, even trash cans based on your total guest count.  Nothing is worse than not having enough of something at an event, be it beer, hors d’oeuvres, or dance floor space.  Running out shows poor planning and no one wants to look like they don’t know what they are doing.  Let this free tool help you with the right calculations from the start!

5.) Sunrise Sunset
Is there anything more beautiful than sunset photos?  Make sure yours are perfectly timed with Sunrise Sunset.  Linked to your GPS, this app gives you the exact sunrise and sunset times based on where you are down to the minute!  You can get some beautiful night time photos, or even catch that romantic sunrise you’ve been meaning to witness your whole life.

6.) Dark Sky
Another app that uses your GPS location, Dark Sky will predict the weather down to the very minute based on where you are. Worried about that rain cloud above your outdoor ceremony?  Use Dark Sky to determine exactly when that storm is going to hit.  You may have just enough time to sneak in vows or bridal portraits before those clouds open up!

7.) IFTTT
Known as If This Then That, this free app has a world of uses but can basically make your life a million times easier by connecting your favorite apps.  For example, you can sync up your Instagram with your Twitter so that a photo posted to IG automatically also gets tweeted.  I use several “recipes”, as they are called, just to keep the blog up and running each day.  How could this be useful to brides?  Using a wedding hashtag?  Create a recipe that saves all photos using your specific hashtag to a Dropbox folder.  Collect your friends’ and family’s snaps in one fell swoop.  You can then set those same photos to be shared on Facebook.  Want a reminder email two weeks before your wedding anniversary every year?  IFTTT can do all of this, plus more.  All automatic so you can set it and literally forget it!

8.) Spotify
Looking for the perfect father/daughter dance song?  How about something to get the party started as you and your bridal party are introduced into the reception?  Let Spotify help with this.  Search through literally millions of tracks to put together the perfect playlist for your big day.  You won’t be able to download and save music to any devices, but you’ll at least be able to hand off a kick butt list of tracks to your DJ.

9.) RoomScan
Measuring tapes are so last decade.  RoomScan is to go to tool for room dimensions.  Draw up a quick diagram by tapping your phone on each wall of the room.  It works much the same as a laser measuring tape and it draws up a quick diagram.  You can even add doors, pillars, and other obstacles to create the most accurate look at available floor space, which is crucial for determining just how many guests you can squeeze into your backyard or that old school venue that can’t provide a floor plan.

Any other brides opting for a little help from technology?  What apps or programs are you using?  Comment below and fill us in on some other helpful tech tools!

Save

Save

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 this fantastically talented photo and video duo!

Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member: Evermark Studios

Save

Save

Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding at the Priory: Cristena & Ryan

Affiliate-Link

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, guests were doing back flips on the dance floor!), a mix of low and elevated gorgeous floral arrangements of roses, red hypericum berries, hydrangeas, and blue thistle, and all kinds of special touches here and there made this affair a memorable one.  But one main theme was woven throughout everything – family.  Both Cristena and Ryan come from large families and they wanted their wedding to be an official fusion of the two.  A few of my favorite ways this couple paid tribute to those they love:

  • The bride purchased her lace Justin Alexander dress with sleeves from her friend's shop – Bridal Suite.  Cristena called getting to share that special experience with her friend a “gift”.
  • A family tree guest book.  Of course, the whole “leaf your fingerprint” movement isn't new to the wedding world.  BUT Cristena and Ryan's tree was hand drawn by an artist friend.  The fact that they connected it back to their loved ones makes it all the more special.
  • Cristena's dad crafted the couple's card box.  The gorgeous wooden box was displayed, along with a sign letting the world know it was made with love.  Talk about some handiwork!  It's gorgeous!

But speaking of gorgeous, wait until you see those portraits!  Levana Melamed Photography captured the beautiful scenery and every last detail perfectly.  You won't soon forget this one.  It doesn't get much better.

Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography Traditional Black, White, & Red Wedding from Levana Melamed Photography

From the bride…

When and how did you two meet?
In college at the University of Pittsburgh, main campus

Juicy details on the proposal, please!  Where, when, how?
In front of the Cathedral of Learning!  The second surprise was a visit to the local animal shelter to add a lovely kitten (named Plato) to our family!

Describe the wedding.  The look, theme, style, colors, etc.
Elegant and traditional, fall-inspired, with an emphasis on family and joy.  While I put a lot of effort into planning the wedding, I was really focused on joining the two families.  We both come from from large, loud, fun-loving families.  We danced all night long!  The live band was a hit!  We even had a back flip happen on the dance floor!

What inspired your vision?
Fall, the beautiful Grand Hall at the Priory, and my love for family

What made your wedding unique?
Our photos stand out for the following reasons:
1. Yellow leaves in Allegheny Park.  They are stunning.
2. It was nearing sunset as we took the photos.  The lighting is dreamy!
3. Not to toot my own horn, but my dress from my friend's bridal shop is STUNNING.  What a gift it was to buy my dress from my long-time friend.  She's fabulous and a fashionista.  She called me a “Modern day Grace Kelly”.

What was your favorite moment of the day?
Dancing to “Shout”, performed by the live band.  There's an awesome photo of this in the pictures.  Big party circle and all hands are up – aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, etc.

Bride to Bride

What advice would you give to other Burgh Brides planning their big day?
The most rewarding part, for me, was hearing how much fun my family had.  Throughout the wedding process, I kept thinking “Would our families like this?” or “Our cousins would LOVE if we played that song”.  Family is life.  This makes Ryan and I so proud to be the center and reason for such a happy, loving, amazing day for so many people.

Any must haves, must dos, or can't live withouts?  Anything you would do differently?
The live band was amazing.  The energy they brought couldn't be beat!  I can't think of anything to do differently!  Not one thing went wrong, no drama, just love and fun!

Vendors
Band: Gene Stovall | Bride's Dress: Justin Alexander from Bridal Suite | Bride's Accessories: Etsy | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal | Cake: Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory | Caterer: Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory | Ceremony Location: St. Peter Parish | Chair Covers: Pittsburgh Chair Covers | DJ: Gene Stovall | Flowers: Kohler's Florist | Hair: Eye Do Makeup and Hair Design | Linens: Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory | Makeup: Eye Do Makeup and Hair Design | Menswear: Macy's | Photographer: Levana Melamed Photography | Reception Venue: Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory | Stationery: Minted | Table Runners: Pittsburgh Chair Covers | Transportation: Elite Coach Limousine

Vendor-Credit-Shout-Out

Photographer: Levana Melamed Photography

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

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, the I Do's, and your first kiss as husband and wife, you'll be spending A LOT of up-close-and-personal time with your photographer.  So choose wisely!  My gal pal Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers is guest posting today with her six tips to do just that!

From Leeann…

You're engaged!  Now on to the wedding planning – where to even start when it comes to finding the perfect photographer for you?  As a wedding photographer, I know that nothing really comes close to being invited into such a personal event in someone’s life and having the opportunity to photograph your lifelong memories.  That's kind of a huge deal!

As a bride, having somebody you trust to capture all the moments that will become keepsakes to pass down for generations is kind of important – after all, you want a photographer dedicated to getting your best side, right?  So, that’s why it’s so, so important to take your time and find the right one for you.  I put together these steps to help you on your way!

1.) GET REFERRALS FROM FRIENDS & MAKE A GOOD LIST

6 Steps for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers and Burgh Brides

Asking people who know you well and trust can be a great resource for finding a wedding photographer.  I personally love getting my couples on referral because I know that if I had a great working relationship with a bride, there’s a pretty good chance that her friends are pretty wonderful to shoot too.  If my first bride is awesome – you're probably awesome too!

On the flip side of this, you'll want to know if your friends had any bad experiences that you may not have anticipated based on the photographer's online presentation.  Perhaps their photographer was actually too hands-on…Or hands-off.  Or late.  Or disorganized.  Who knows – but ask your friends about their true experience, good and bad.  If they rave, you'll know you're on the right path!

2.) CHECK THEM OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

6 Steps for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers and Burgh Brides

Checking out websites should be your first order of business when determining if your referral might be the one.  Read the bios, the blogs, and all the other information on the website to get a sense of whether you might connect with them personally.  Is this someone you could imagine having a chat with over coffee (or a glass of wine :))?  Is their lifestyle something you love?  Do you feel like you connect with their online presence, and are they showcasing their business in a professional manner?

You can get a really great feel for how a photographer views their business by searching through their social media a bit: What kind of photos do they focus on – couples, details, moments, wide-angle, tight-shots, color, black & white?  Is this what resonates with you?  What do they talk about?  Are they positive or negative in the way that they speak?  Are they actively posting their recent work?

3.) CHOOSE A SHORT LIST TO CONTACT

6 Steps for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers and Burgh Brides

After you’ve spent some time looking over websites and images, you may start to see that you're drawn to a specific style.  At this point, narrow down what you like, and reach out to the small number (maybe two or three) of photographers whose work really spoke to you.  Don’t get hung up on trying to figure out pricing just yet!  At this point, it’s all about discovering the photographer who makes the best impression on you and whose work inspires you.

An important thing to remember – Pittsburgh wedding photographers are people.  And we're all pretty nice!  So reach out to us and be personal.  Tell us what you love, what you're looking for, what inspires you.  Even if your first pick of photographer doesn't work out due to budget or availability, we'll likely help to point you in the right direction!

4.) COMPARE YOUR EXPERIENCE

6 Steps for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers and Burgh Brides

Once you’ve contacted a few photographers, use their responses to judge how professional they are.  Their responses will go a long way to giving you a feel for how they’ll work with you.  You’ll know you’re on the right track if they get back to you right away, are friendly with you, and send along all the information you need to know.

When it comes to meeting with photographers, everyone has their preference.  I typically find that I can answer all of my brides' questions via a phone call or Skype, since I put so much of myself on the internet.  It's easy to find out what I look like… 🙂  I even think that it's harder to make a connection via a phone call sometimes, so if we can chat on the phone to each other, we'll definitely mesh well throughout the course of wedding planning!

When you chat with your potential photographer, think above and beyond the photos.  How organized are they?  How do they speak?  What's the vision for your wedding day coverage?  You'll be spending all day with this person, so make sure.

5.) GO WITH YOUR GUT FEELINGS

6 Steps for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers and Burgh Brides

So, now that you’ve gotten a good feeling for a photographer, look through their full galleries from different weddings.  Looking through their entire body of work is a great way to gauge how a photographer will work in different types of venues and how they shoot large and small weddings too.  And then, when it’s time to book, take all these things into account and hire the one that feels best to you and your fiance.

Another point to remember: all of your wedding vendors work on a first-to-contract basis, so once you've decided, ask for that contract!  I've had couples lose out on their wedding date on my calendar because they just took too long.  It always makes me sad, but that's the way it is out of fairness to everyone.

6.) KEEP IN TOUCH THROUGHOUT THE PLANNING PROCESS

6 Steps for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers and Burgh Brides

Take time to really get to know your photographer so that you can feel comfortable with each other and truly understand how you want the wedding day to go.  I personally like to call my clients and keep in touch on the regular, but if your photographer hasn’t called you yet, reach out and make some time to chat.  Engagement sessions are also a great time to get to know each other better, and as your wedding date nears your photographer will be able to answer your timeline questions.

Happy planning!  🙂

BB here…

Be sure to check out more of Leeann's work in the Vendor Guide!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

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 years ago has morphed into the most experienced, most versatile photo booth company in the area.  If you're considering adding this element to your big day, you just have to check them out in the Vendor Guide!

Plus, you can receive an extra hour of run time when you book and mention Burgh Brides!

Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member: ShutterBooth

Save

Save

Save

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 and what better venue to suit both the theme and the color combo than the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh?!  The chosen venue contributed to the youthful, fresh vibe of the entire day.  Bright, festive, and totally fun, this August wedding is totally one of my favorites.  What did I like the best?

  • Michelle's shoes.  The rainbow glitter Kate Spade kicks were practically MADE for this bride and her colorful day!
  • Purple ombre bridesmaids' dresses.  Ranging from lavender to royal to plum, the strapless chiffon dresses were rented from Union Station.
  • The ceremony location.  Michelle and Clark exchanged vows under the ribbon canopy of the Children's Museum's art studio.  I mean comeeeeee onnnnn!  It's so gorgeous!  I could literally lay on the floor and stare at the ceiling all day.  Plus, it lead to some pretty amazing photos!
  • The florals and decor.  Not only were Michelle's and her bridesmaids' bouquets incredible (I LOVE the long ribbons), but the centerpieces were out of this world too.  Hepatica used trios of laser cut mercury glass candle holders, mirrors and multiple small arrangements down long tables, and dainty clusters in votive cups to create visual interest.  Ceiling and wall uplighting and an abundance of candlelight gave the room a romantic glow.
  • Speaking of glow…a glow stick exit!  Move over sparklers!  Michele and Clark made their grand getaway surrounded by their guests cheering and waving an assortment of glow sticks.  THIS IS SO, SO FUN!

Dena Galie Weddings captured every picture perfect, colorful detail, and managed to snap some really sweet bridal portraits in the process.  Blush and gold what?  I'm all about the BRIGHTS!  You will be too after you see this!

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

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 of Pittsburgh from Dena Galie Weddings featured on Burgh Brides

Make sure you take a few minutes to watch the incredibly highlight film from Ricordi Productions too!

From the bride…

When and how did you two meet?
We met at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  We both got involved with a Christian Ministry called Young Life, so our friend group overlapped a lot even though Clark was a year older.  One day, we were sitting at the same table in the library and we realized that we had just spent the last four hours talking , completely neglecting our studies.  After a few more days of pretending to run into one another in the library, Clark asked me on a date.  We just made sense together.  Since we were both late to the dating world, it was a big risk for both of us to put ourselves out there.  Everything was new and exciting.  We were even each other's first kiss.  A month later, I knew I was going to marry him.

Juicy details on the proposal, please!  Where, when, how?
We got engaged on February 15, 2014.  We went around to different places that had fun memories from dating.  At each spot, we shared the memory with each other and then Clark would hand me a red rose.  When I had a dozen roses, we were at the park we went to on our first date.  I thought that he had just given me flowers for Valentine's Day.  Then, he said he had one more gift left.  He handed me a white rose with a note.  I read the note and when I looked up he was down on one knee.  I was in shock because I thought we would get engaged that summer.

Describe the wedding.  The look, theme, style, colors, etc.
I described our wedding theme as youthful whimsy.

What inspired your vision?
A few things inspired that theme.  We booked the Children's Museum for our venue and we decided to go to Disney World on our honeymoon.  I also was very inspired by my multi-colored glitter shoes.  Even the dress was eclectic in that the ruffles were frayed on the ends to give it texture.  Everything didn't match perfectly and I liked that.

What was your favorite moment of the day?
Walking down the aisle was definitely my favorite moment.  It's when I took a deep breath and realized, “Wow, this is really happening!”  I loved that I hadn't seen Clark all day.  I was nervous the entire day, but that made the moment more special when it was happening.

Bride to Bride

What advice would you give to other Burgh Brides planning their big day?
The truth is that wedding planning, and the wedding weekend in general, can be stressful.  It's hard not to feel responsible for your family and friends having  a good time. Try to remember that if you are experiencing a range of emotions and not all of them are good, that it's okay.  Your wedding is one day.  The marriage is what you are looking forward to the most.  When the weekend is over, you get to go on a honeymoon, which is the best part.  Just keep telling yourself that as you work to get the day planned.

Any must haves, must dos, or can't live withouts?  Anything you would do differently?
I would not skip on the videography.  I loved getting to watch the day because when it's happening, it's all seems like a blur.  I wouldn't do anything differently.  For awhile, I was afraid to look at Pinterest or wedding blogs for fear that I would regret my choices.  Of course, there will always be other themes or dresses that could of worked but I liked our wedding best because it was ours.

Vendors
Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero from One Enchanted Evening | Bride's Clutch: Anthropologie | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Union Station | Cake: Prantl's Bakery | Caterer: Parkhurst Dining | Ceremony & Reception Location: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | DJ: Brooks Ward | Flowers: Hepatica | Hair: Head 2 Toes Family Salon | Makeup: Sephora | Menswear: Jos. A. Banks | Photographer: Dena Galie Weddings | Popcorn Bar & Favors: Pittsburgh Popcorn Company | Stationery: Gilbert Cardenas | Videography: Ricordi Productions | Wedding Planner: Jackie Wick

Save

Save

Save

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 with a deep, rich shade like cranberry red, it's utterly show-stopping.  Think Parisian influence meets woodsy chic.  Hello, I'm in love.  I say keep the whole look organic with tons of fresh flowers.  And you're in luck because many of my favorites – peonies, tulips, celosia, amaranthus, and even orchids – come in shades that would match perfectly.  Let your florals be the focal point and opt for long farm tables dressed with dusty blue table runners in spun silk or another sheer, light fabric.  Incorporate cranberries or pomegranates into the menu to bring these colors to your taste buds.  A beaded dusty blue wedding dress is sure to wow and cranberry bridesmaids dresses flatter just about every skin tone.  However you make cranberry and dusty blue come to life, I guarantee it's going to be gorgeous!

Check out my Pinterest board for even more ideas in this pretty palette.  And then tell me what you think of cranberry and dusty blue!  What do you like about these colors?  Are you using any of them in your wedding day?  How so?  Comment below!

Or revisit some of my other favorite color schemes!

Save

Save

Save

10 Save the Dates from Minted That I’m Totally Obsessed With

Affiliate-LinkYou got the fiance, the venue, and the date.  Now you just need to announce all of that to your family and friends.  Minted will help you do that in style with their selection of artisan save the dates.  Beautifully designed, expertly printed, and customizable in all sorts of ways, Minted's save the dates will have your guests counting down the days until your wedding.  From floral to minimalist to traditional, here are 10 that I'm currently loving.

1.) Agate Inspired
Pressed with real foil and about as pretty as can be, this agate inspired save the date is 1000% YES!

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

2.) I'm Here For the Cake
I know Pittsburghers are all about those cookie tables, but this wedding cake save the date is the clear winner in my book.

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

3.) Black & White All Over
This chic, modern save the date is anything but boring.  I am loving the large numbers and the minimalist approach.

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

4.) Foil Flowers
Lush garden roses and real gold foil make this floral save the date perfect for a spring or summer wedding.  Plus, it's so pretty, I'd keep it hanging on my fridge long after the wedding day.

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

5.) Cue the Confetti
You know I love a little sparkle and this confetti save the date is a party in postcard form.  The real foil adds a little bit of extra pizzazz.

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

6.) Fancy Fonts
A little vintage-y and a little whimsical, this hand lettered save the date will help set the tone for one hell of a party.  It reminds me of an old school carnival billboard!

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

7.) Museum Worthy
As if Monet himself painted it, this brush stroke watercolor save the date is a work of art in and of itself.  Hey, I'd frame it.

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

8.) Fresh Floral
Bright colors and fun stripes make this floral save the date feminine and flirty.  It's Kate Spade meets garden chic.

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

9.) When You Can't Pick Just One
I love that this photo save the date allows you to choose not one, not two, not even three, but four of your favorite engagement pics.  Because let's be honest…you know you love them all.

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

10.) Rustic Charm
With the craft paper look, stamp-like fonts, and even the wheat stalks, this rustic save the date will set to tone for your farm wedding.

10 Save the Dates from Minted that I'm Totally Obsessed With

Which one is your favorite?  Comment below and then head over to Minted to see their endless save the date selection!  You're bound to find so many that you love that narrowing it down to just one might be kind of difficult.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot

Embracing the dramatic blues and grays of a Pittsburgh winter, this styled shoot is sure to inspire and delight!  Combining natural and barren backgrounds with deep colors and lush fabrics, Garnish Event Designs' concept was one of contrast, yet they pulled inspiration from the very season and settings.  Mirrored displays, beaded accessories, and metallic place settings look strikingly sparkly against the starkness of the dead trees.  Fluffy white snow led to cotton candy cocktails, velvet linens, and tulle skirts.  Oversized, textural floral arrangements dripping with variety bring color and life to the otherwise lifeless park.  With the help of other members of the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide – Event Source, Clarissa Boutique, and the catering division of JPC Event Group – Garnish's vision was brought to life with a little camera magic from Rachel Rowland Photography.  And goodness, what a beautiful vision it was!  This styled shoot is proof that a winter wedding can be really gorgeous.  Take that summer.

Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides

Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides

Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dramatic Blue & Gray Winter Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Garnish Event Design & Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides

From Jody Wimer of JPC Event Group…

My favorite things about this shoot include:

The Flowers
This was my first time making such a large statement piece of a floral headpiece and we ALL loved it!  I also used a lot of neat things in the florals – raspberries on the branch, pheasant feathers, baby burgundy artichokes, astrantia, mint, jasmine vine, sweet pea in the most lush purple, pieres japonica, etc.

Gray, Gray, Gray
….. against the white snow.  I love the gray velvet couch, the gray velvet table linen, and the gray fur of the jacket.

The Model's Eyes
They were so blue with the anemone and the privet berries of the head wreath!

The Food
The chefs had fun with a seasonally appropriate wild game type menu – venison, duck – then ethereal fluffy things for winter snow – cotton candy cocktails, toasted marshmellow tarts with silky chocolate ganache inside….it was really nice.

The Snow
We had to be very mindful of where we stepped and walked to avoid marking up the beautiful bed of snow we worked in everywhere.  We had a broom handy at all times for snow fluffing.

NATURE!
The water and snow covered trees in the background, the sparse juxtaposition of bare trees across the pond against the luxury of the fabrics and beauty of the clothes, and the setting of snow and trees with the clear napoleon chairs and the sumptuous sweetheart table.  I just really liked this shoot more than almost any we have done before or after it.

Vendors
China, Place Settings, & Ghost Napoleon Chairs: Event Source | Crystal Headpiece: Clarissa Boutique | Culinary Concepts: Chefs of JPC Event Group | Design Concept: Garnish Event Design | Gray Tulle Dress: DIY by Garnish Event Design | Florals: Garnish Event Design | Fur Coat: Forever 21 | Furniture: JPC Event Group | Hair: Ashley Scuilli | Lace Dress with Blue Velvet Waistline: Glitter & Grit | Locations: JPC Event Group office, Hell's Hollow Bridge, & Moraine State Park | Makeup: Ashley Scuilli | Menu Design: Caitlyn Wimer of JPC Event Group | Peacock Bow Tie: Brackish | Photographer: Rachel Rowland Photography | Sparkly Belt: Clarissa Boutique | Velvet Linen & Gray Table Runner: Nuage Designs | Veil: Clarissa Boutique
Vendor-Credit-Shout-Out
China, Place Settings, & Ghost Napoleon Chairs: Event Source | Crystal Headpiece: Clarissa Boutique | Culinary Concepts: Chefs of JPC Event Group | Design Concept: Garnish Event Design | Gray Tulle Dress: DIY by Garnish Event Design | Florals: Garnish Event Design | Furniture: JPC Event Group | Menu Design: Caitlyn Wimer of Garnish Event Design | Sparkly Belt: Clarissa Boutique | Veil: Clarissa Boutique

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session: Sharon & Quinn

Sharon and Quinn's Strip District engagement session is sure to be a crowd favorite!  Not just because it shows off the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh (in my humble opinion), but it's also colorful, quirky, and fun.  Sandrachile is the queen of creativity and her zest for life always comes through in her photos, and this shoot is no exception.  While embracing the crazy, vibrant, and gritty backdrops of the Strip, the couple was able to incorporate a subtle gaming theme into their pre-wedding photos too.  A mutual love of online gaming was what initially brought Sharon and Quinn together, and after Sharon moved to Pittsburgh to be with Quinn, the Strip is where their love blossomed.  This e-shoot is the perfect combination of meaningful and memorable, not to mention festive!  Plus, Sharon and Quinn are getting married TOMORROW!!!  So before they both say I Do, let's join them as they celebrate some of the things that they both love!

Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Gaming Inspired Strip District Engagement Session from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides

From the photographer…

Sharon and Quinn are a pair of geeks who met playing World of Warcraft online.  Sharon was originally from New Jersey, and after years of playing online with Quinn, she decided to come visit him and to visit a local gamer conference. One weekend together was enough.  This pair quickly realized they were meant for each other.  Soon enough, Sharon moved to the Burgh, and their relationship flourished among role-playing board games and visits to the Strip. That is exactly why they decided to visit the Strip during their engagement session, as a way to show the world where their relationship thrived.

Save

Save

Save