Ask Burgh Brides: A Cocktail Style Wedding Reception & Guest Seating

A cocktail style wedding reception can be comfortable, hip, and super fun.  But how do you handle seats for guests, particularly older ones?  Read on, my friend, read on.

Ask Burgh Brides: Do We Need to Provide Seating for Everyone at Our Cocktail Style Wedding Reception?

Bride A writes…

What's your advice for a non-sit down wedding?  I've attended two that had food stations for 2 – 3 hours and music the whole time, so it was a little less traditional.  I love the idea and my venue will work with me to design it.  The problem I'm dealing with is seating.  My fiancé and I only want tables for about 50-60% of the people and some extra high top tables to encourage people to stay up and dance.  We'd still have seats for older people.  But my mom insists on seats for 100% guest list. What are your thoughts?

Hey A!  First of all, kudos to you for thinking outside the box!  Cocktail style receptions are relaxed, modern, and memorable; I personally love the idea of one!  I would just set expectations and state that it is a cocktail style reception on your wedding invitation or website.  Think of any cocktail reception that you've been to – there certainly isn't enough seating for every single person.  The point of a reception in the true sense of the word is to mingle, mix, and work the room.  As long as you provide some seating for elderly guests or those who don't want to dance, you'll be golden.  I would definitely set up lots of high cocktail tables for leaning, setting drinks on, etc. too!  If you want more chairs without more tables, add some extra seating against the wall along the perimeter of the room or set up some amazing vignettes with rented vintage settees or modern lounge furniture.

Does anyone have any other ideas?  Have you been to a cocktail style wedding reception?  Was there seating for everyone?  Comment below and help a fellow Burgh Bride out!

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Pretty Jewel Tone Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors: Kelsey & Trey

Jewel tones are my jam.  When someone asks what my favorite color is, I answer “jewel tones”.  So it's no wonder today's uber romantic feature that includes many of them has got me all excited.  Take the architectural goodness of Soldiers & Sailors, combine it with a non-white wedding dress and dramatic, navy bridesmaids dresses, and throw in show-stopping pink and red florals and tons of greenery…my oh my is this one a good one.  Combining many of my favorites, love-inducing hues, today's feature will get your hearts in the right place for Valentine's Day tomorrow.  Look for my favorite details!

  • Kelsey's dress!  The blush pink Lazaro gown from Bridal Beginning is decadent with it's all-over lace and sweetheart neckline.  Kelsey accessorized with a beaded belt, blush Badgley Mischka peep toes, and drop crystal earrings.  Va va voom.
  • THOSE FLOWERS!  Let's start with Kelsey's bouquet.  The Farmer's Daughter combined red garden roses and blush and marsala peonies for a heart-pumping arrangement that was STUNNING against Kelsey's pink wedding dress.  In a unique twist, the bridesmaids carried all greenery bouquets and the theme was carried over to the reception with greenery table runners.  I die.
  • A heartfelt guest book.  In honor of her mom who was a quilter, Kelsey created a quilt guest book.  In this subtle but meaningful way, Kelsey made sure her mom was able to share in her big day.

With Steven Dray Images, it's all about the portraits.  And these ones are totally killer!  Who am I kidding?  The entire day is out of this world.  Just see for yourself.

P.S. You may recognize Kelsey and Trey from their Mt. Washington engagement session featured right here earlier last year.  I'm thrilled to welcome these Burgh Brides alum and their wedding back to the blog!

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Want to know how Kelsey and Trey met and read their proposal story?  Revisit their engagement session from last year!

From the bride…

Describe the wedding.  The look, theme, style, colors, etc.
Our wedding was absolutely, 100% perfect.  On our honeymoon, it's all Trey and I could talk about!  We never thought our wedding would be that fun.  We thought it would be very high stress – making sure everything went okay, talking to everyone.  It was honestly the best day of our lives.  I know that's super cheesy, but it's also super true.  I have to attribute a lot of it to good planning, but also to choosing good vendors.  We were able to trust them.  Not once did someone come up and ask me a question during the wedding.  Everything was just handled, which is pretty remarkable.  Getting married is seriously awesome.  I highly recommend it to everybody 🙂

What inspired your vision?
We really planned our wedding with our guests and families in mind.  Both of us are from out of state, so almost all of our guests were in from out of town.  We really tried to plan the whole weekend and the night with them in mind.  We chose Soldiers & Sailors not only because it is beautiful but also because it's very centrally located in the city and we knew it would be easy for our guests to get around.  My mother-in-law coordinated the cookie table to incorporate a Pittsburgh tradition.  We also wanted our wedding to be a true refection of who we are as people.  Trey is a musician, so we went with live music.  My mother, who passed away years ago, was a quilter so I made a quilt as a guestbook.  Little things like that also helped to guide our decisions.

What made your wedding unique?
I think our wedding had a lot of love and emotion.  I knew it would be emotional just because weddings always are, and also because my mom passed away years ago.  So I knew that would be hard for me.  But it was also just so emotional to have everyone we loved surrounding us as we celebrated something so special in our relationship.  It made the night so awesome!  The room seriously radiated with love and happiness.

Bride to Bride

What advice would you give to other Burgh Brides planning their big day?
Even when planning the small details, think of the big picture!  It's so easy to get bogged down with all the little stuff.  And all the little stuff definitely matters.  But, for example, I got all my stationery via editable templates on Etsy and printed them at FedEx, instead of going with a stationery company.  We chose to make more of an investment in our band and photography, which I definitely think paid off.

Any must haves, must dos, or can't live withouts?  Anything you would do differently?
I could not have planned my wedding without Google Drive!  I used Google Drive to store my guest list and all my various wedding planning documents.  That way, I could access them anywhere!

Vendors
Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Bride's Dress: Lazaro from Bridal Beginning | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Cake: Oakmont Bakery | Caterer: The Chef & I | Ceremony Location: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum | Flowers: The Farmer's Daughter | Hair: Hannah Conard Beauty | Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty | Menswear: Men's Wearhouse | Photographer: Steven Dray Images | Reception Venue: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum | Stationery: Etsy

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7 Perks of a Winter Wedding

You may not think January and a wedding go hand-in-hand, but who says you can’t getting married during this time of the year?  There are so many perks to getting married in the winter months.  Here are just a few!

It could save you money.  Everything is cheaper in the off-season, and that goes for weddings too.  If you get married anytime between November and March, and especially in January or February, you could actually save money.  Many vendors run specials to fill up the downtime during winter and you could reap those benefits.  One such vendor is Burgh Brides Vendor Guide member Chestnut Ridge Resort.  Here's what they have to say about it:

A winter wedding on a golf resort in the mountains is unique, breathtakingly scenic, and allows your guests a dose of peaceful relaxation among the flurry of wedding weekend activities.  Specifically at Chestnut Ridge, hosting a wedding from November through March has a host of perks – free suite for the bride and groom,  free champagne toast during your wedding, discounts on your room rental fee, bonus HHonors travel points that you can use toward your honeymoon if you wish, $200 off appetizers for your guests, and more.  January and February often see even more perks including fully inclusive wedding packages.

It’s cozy and romantic.  Who doesn’t love winter?  Sure, it’s freezing but that’s all the more reason to snuggle up next to someone you love.  A fireside ceremony, hot drinks, and cozy fabrics can create an ambiance that is warm and inviting for your guests.

You could have absolutely breathtaking photos.  Although it may seem stark, there is nothing more beautiful than a white wedding dress against crisp snow.  It’s even better when there are some some snow covered pine trees and even a grayish sky in the background.  If you opt for a winter wedding and the weather cooperates just right, your portraits could be totally out of this world.

You can embrace a dark or rich color palette.  I’m all about those jewel tones and dramatic shades.  They don’t always work for a summer wedding, but they are 100% perfect for a winter affair.  A color combo that embraces berry, navy, emerald, pewter, black, marsala, plum, bronze, or the like will look downright ravishing.

Your favorite vendors are probably available.  Wedding pros book up FAST!  But things are a little slower in the off-season.  Your #1 pick for a venue, photographer, florist, and others might have a bit more availability in the winter months.

It might mean a bigger party!  Summer weddings often compete with vacations, sports schedules, and other commitments.  People aren’t too busy in January and February.  This could mean that more of your family and friends can attend to celebrate this momentous occasion in person.

It’s completely outside the box.  EVERYONE gets married in May, June, September, or October.  Literally.  Those are the most popular months for weddings!  Don’t be like everyone else.  Go for something totally unique and memorable instead!

Would you ever consider a winter wedding?  If you’re planning one, why did you decide to get married during this time of the year?  Comment below!

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Introducing Kristy Lumsden Photography & A Special Offer!

Even though Kristy Lumsden Photography's work tends to be on the moody, edgy side, it is still full of love, emotion, and real goodness.  No stiff poses here; just raw feelings and actions and loads of romance.  She's laid back, she'll make you laugh, and she's damn talented with a camera.  What more could you ask for in a wedding photographer?  Go say hi to her in the Vendor Guide!

Plus, if you mention Burgh Brides when booking, you'll receive one free fine art print of your choice!

Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Kristy Lumsden Photography

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Cozy, Snowy Engagement Session: Jordan & Andrew

Jordan & Andrew's cozy, snowy engagement session from 2nd II None Productions is perfect for a cold winter day like today!  It'll warm you right up!  These two had no problem frolicking in a winter wonderland because they had their love (and each other) to keep them warm.  Holding hands, cuddling under a warm blanket, and having fun in the snow are just a few ways to enjoy the cold weather and it's clear these two are having a blast.  If you're on the fence about a winter engagement shoot, this session just might convince you.  Pass the hot cocoa, please!

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From the bride…

When and how did you two meet?
High school!

Juicy details on the proposal, please!  Where, when, how?
At Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, after hiking to Hawksbill peak at the top on the edge of a mountain.  He acted like he was going to take a picture and started to set his phone up.  Then, he stood next to me posing for the photo and turned and dropped to one knee.

Describe the engagement session.
It was in Monroeville Park.  It was snowing and early in the morning so it was beautiful.  We had the whole park to ourselves, and joked around and loved every minute of it!   Even with the unexpected amount of snow we got, we had so much fun trying to pose and keep warm.  We couldn't feel our fingers or toes but enjoyed every moment!

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Bridesmaids Dresses: What’s HOT in 2017 from Bella Bridesmaids

What are the hottest trends when it comes to bridesmaids dresses?  Fresh off their trip to New York Bridal Fashion Week back in October, here are my pals at Bella Bridesmaids to dish on what to dress your ladies in this year.  I'll just be over here obsessing over all of these gorgeous looks!  Hey, if you're ever looking for an extra bridesmaid, I'm always available…(only half joking; please someone give me an excuse to buy one of these amazing gowns!)

From Bella…

Hello ladies!  Bella Bridesmaids here coming at ya on Burgh Brides with the latest and greatest in bridesmaids fashion.  We’re positively giddy over these new collections, so take a seat, grab a champagne, and feast your eyes on what you’ll find waiting for you in our Pittsburgh showroom.

Mauve?  Yes, Mauve.
A color that loved the 1980’s and also might be on your grandmother’s couch.  It’s back!  And it’s better.  With blush being so 2016 (and 2015, and 2014), brides are moving on to a little more color, but still pink.  Mauve is the light and airy version of all the sparkly rose golds we saw and are still seeing in bridesmaid collections.  LA-based Joanna August, known for her boho look, introduced several new colors and she nailed mauve with a shade called Bohemian Rhapsody.  Nouvelle Amsale also just introduced a color aptly named Mauve.  And Monique Lhuillier, whose palette of romantic, neutral shades has been spot on, can give you ombre mauve with shades like Shell, Blush, Rose, and Cerise.  Bonus points for mauve: it is lovely with Pantone’s Color of the Year, greenery.  Mauve bridesmaids dresses, greenery bouquets?  Now that’s a breath of fresh air.

Bridesmaids Dresses: What's HOT in 2017 from Bella Bridesmaids

Left: Jenny Yoo; Right: Amsale

Separates Style
Separates are a great way to make a fashion statement with your bridal party.  Nearly all of our designers opted to introduce separates this season, and we couldn’t be more excited about the options!  Jenny Yoo has added more florals as well as lace and sequin separates options in both her namesake lines and her JY Jenny Yoo for Dessy collection, perfect to mix and match in with just about anything.  For more sequin separates fun, look at these Theia beauties, tailor made for any bridesmaid who wants to stand out from the crowd.  For a dreamy look that still says romance, look no further than Watters sequin and chiffon separates.  And for all things bling, Adrianna Papell introduced sequin and tulle separates.  The best thing about separates?  After the wedding, style them with different pieces from your closet to wear them again and again.

Floral Romance
Nothing says romance quite like floral prints, and our designers really wowed us this season with new patterns and colors that can be worked into any bridal vision.  Amsale joined the party with print additions to her most popular Amsale tulle and Nouvelle Amsale chiffon styles, and their new sequined lace collection brings a little sparkle to the floral look, perfect for mixing and matching together.  Jenny Yoo, the queen of floral prints, added more styles and separates to her floral offering and added five (5!) new print options, all of which can be mixed and matched with her classic chiffon and tulle styles.  She also introduced the Julianna and the Claire, both made of embroidered tulle called Enchanted Floral Lace.  So don’t be afraid of the floral print – it’s a modern bride’s best friend.

Bling for Days
Sparkle is definitely here to stay, thanks to the mixed metallic trend that really wowed us last wedding season.  Our favorite part about bringing the bling is that you can really bring it with a fully beaded gown, or just hint at it with dresses that glimmer in the light but don’t overwhelm you with shine.  For a more subtle approach, look no further than Donna Morgan, Hayley Paige, and Monique Lhuillier.  Donna Morgan’s newest, Carla and Kyle, are glamorous takes on some of their best-selling styles.  Monique Lhuillier introduced metallic chiffon, and Hayley Paige, always fashion forward, added four styles in new Caviar Lace.  Yum!

If Academy Awards sparkle is what you’re looking for, we’ve got that too!  Adrianna Papell, who really started this whole sequin bridesmaid trend, added a new color way (champagne gold!) and a new bead pattern to the classic taupe/pink blouson style.  Theia, Watters and Jenny Yoo also introduced new styles to their sequin offering.  And as you can see, rose gold is still all the rage, but look for new colors like deep reds as well as softer hues this season.

Bridesmaids Dresses: What's HOT in 2017 from Bella Bridesmaids

Left: Watters; Right: Jenny Yoo

Work it, Bridesmaid!
So long, frumpy – say hello to sexy.  Long gone are the days where bridesmaids were buried under yards of fabric.  There are no rules anymore so if you dare to bare, we’ve got you covered – or actually, uncovered!  One of our most anticipated new collections is from designer Katie May, who builds her gowns to accentuate the female form, and that she does!  These sleek, sexy, and form fitting beauties are true showstoppers.  If it’s both sexy and sequin that you’re looking for, Theia offers both fitted sequin dresses and separates that leave little to the imagination.  So go on, girl – if fitted and fabulous is what you want, put your bridesmaids in these jaw-dropping stunners.

2017 is shaping up to be an unforgettable year for bridesmaids.  To see all of these beauties and more, visit our website to schedule your appointment.  See you soon!

xoxo,
The Bella Girls

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Modern Art Deco Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Burgh Brides Vendors

If you're planning an art deco wedding, all of your inspiration dreams are about to come true.

That's because this styled shoot is fit for Jay Gatsby himself.  If Jay Gatsby were a modern gentlemen, that's is.  The vintage vibe of the 1920s and the art deco trend that dominated that era meet modern wedding style and a little bit of edge in this look put together by yours truly, Lindsey Zern Photography, and an exclusive team of Burgh Brides vendors.  Teamwork makes the dream work and this crew made wedding magic happen.  With the sharp contrast of deep ruby red, burgundy, and navy against ivory and gold in mind, the team pieced together a look that was dramatic yet romantic, classic but new.  Cohesive details ran deep, and started with the venue.  A unique history, exposed brick facade, cozy nooks and crannies, and massive showpiece windows made the Union Hall at Bar Marco the perfect backdrop.  Vintage Alley Rentals helped us set the scene with a baroque vintage settee and armchair, while also bringing just a hint of rustic chic with an ornately carved wooden table.  On top was a pop of pink courtesy of Event Source's Antoinette charger plate, which looked fabulous paired with their scallop-edged Duchess dinnerware, brushed gold flatware, and classically shaped Diana glassware.  Metallic gold and burgundy taper candles in Vintage Alley's brass candle sticks added height, while navy blue Nova napkins, also from Event Source, gave the tablescape a dose of dramatic color.  Incorporation of the color palette didn't stop there; Blush Paper Co. wove it into everything from the seating cards to the menu cards to the invitation suite, on which an art deco design brought the intended vibe right to life.  Our table was complete with an assortment of floral arrangements from The Blue Daisy Floral Designs.  Single bud vases, a trio of lush, asymmetrical centerpieces in mercury glass, and one hell of a show-stopping bouquet, complete with peasant feathers and magnolia leaves, will leave even the biggest flower-hater faint of heart.  But that blood will definitely get pumping again when you see the in.cred.ib.le cake and desserts created by Mediterra Bakehouse.  A hand-painted, three-tiered confection, homemade candy apples, and delicate macarons are just a few of the treats adorning our sweets table.  Of course, no styled shoot would be complete without a bride.  While our model Alexa wore her very own wedding dress, her look was completed with dainty and dazzling accessories from Clarissa Boutique – drop earrings, a double bracelet, and a hair piece that looked divine in three different ‘dos whipped up by La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans.  Smoky eyes and a bold lip courtesy of Pure Beauty Makeup Artistry and our modern art deco shoot was complete!

Get your Pin It button ready. You'll want to save more than a few ideas from this shoot to your Dream Wedding board. Then head on over to the Vendor Guide where you can learn more about each member of this talented team (and hire them for your own big day!).

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Bracelet: Clarissa Boutique | Cake: Mediterra Bakehouse | Candlesticks: Vintage Alley Rentals | Desserts: Mediterra Bakehouse | Earrings: Clarissa Boutique | Flatware: Event Source | Florals: The Blue Daisy Floral Designs | Glassware: Event Source | Hair: La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans | Hair Piece: Clarissa Boutique | Invitations: Blush Paper Co. | Makeup: Pure Beauty Makeup Artistry | Photography: Lindsey Zern Photography | Place Settings: Event Source | Stationery: Blush Paper Co. | Vintage Settee & Chair: Vintage Alley Rentals | Venue: The Union Hall at Bar Marco | Wooden Table & Chairs: Vintage Alley Rentals

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Decadent Purple & Gold Wedding at the Omni: Christine & Ray

Dripping with luxury and oozing with romance, this decadent purple & gold wedding will stop you dead in your tracks.  THIS is my kind of wedding…opulent, decadent, and styled to damn near perfection.  With a color palette of varying shades of purple – from lavender to royal to eggplant – mixed with champagne and gold, Christine and Ray's wedding is in one word – amazing.  It's no surprise really.  When SHE is involved, it's bound to be over the top in an oh-so-good way.  No detail was left unturned and some of my very favorites include:

  • Incredible florals.  Be prepared to pick your jaw up off the floor.  Mocha Rose knocked it out of the park, per usual.  Tall, elevated arrangements interspersed with voluminous floral runners and short but stunning centerpieces were definitely the highlight of the reception.
  • Show stopping seating cards.  After finding their table on the large mirror display seating chart, each guest was surprised with a personal gold acrylic hand-letting of their name.  These two-in-one seating cards/favors from Jenn and Jules are my new favorite thing!
  • Sweet tributes.  Despite all of the gorg details, this wedding wasn't without its nods to family.  Ray's brother is active military and was unable to attend.  However, he prepared a speech to be read to the newlyweds during dinner.  Also, Christine's grandmother passed away shortly before the wedding.  The couple made sure to honor her by opening the dance floor with a special song she had requested.  I sure there wasn't a dry eye in the house during both special moments.

Every last envy-inducing element was captured perfectly by Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers.  If this wedding doesn't give you all the heart eyes, we may need to rethink our friendship.

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Also, you absolutely do not want to miss their gorgeous trailer from Post Script Productions!

From the bride…

When and how did you two meet?
We met when Ray came back to help coach his high school baseball team after graduating from law school.  He had just been hired as an assistant prosecutor and I was in my first year as a teacher at Streetsboro High School.  I was also coaching middle school track.  On the first day of baseball practice, I just happened to be in the training room when the baseball coaches came in.  I immediately noticed Ray and went home and called my mom and said, “There is a cute baseball coach.  I have to meet him.”  I found out much later that I had caught Ray’s eye that same day as well.  We were not introduced until that Friday morning at 5:30 a.m. when we came to play basketball with the other coaches and staff members.  I had no idea Ray was going to be there that morning and then panicked.  My first thought was “I look awful, it is 5:30 in the morning, and I am awful at basketball.”  Ira, one of the school guidance counselors, introduced us and that was just the beginning.  The following Friday, after seeing each other in passing in the hallways and making small talk, Ray asked me out for a drink.  When we met that night, it was as if we had known each other forever.  We spent hours talking as if we were best friends.  From that moment on, we have been inseparable.

Juicy details on the proposal, please!  Where, when, how?
This brings us to Friday, June 12, 2015.  We had made plans to go camping with friends, or so I thought.  It turned out that Ray had other plans for the weekend.  Earlier in the day, I was given instructions to put on a nice dress and be ready to go by 3:30 p.m.  Ray refused to tell me where we were headed, but once we got on the turnpike and headed towards Youngstown, I started to put the pieces together; we were headed home to Pittsburgh.  Once we arrived, we went for drinks and an appetizer inside the Renaissance Hotel while we waited for our dinner reservation.  After a slight adventure of finding a cab, we set off for a romantic dinner at Monterey Bay atop Mount Washington overlooking the city.  Dinner was amazing, but it was clear through the entire meal that the anticipation of the possible engagement was all I could think about.  After dinner, Ray suggested we take a walk.  I was concerned how we were going to get back to the city, but agreed to go on the walk and worry about the ride later.  We walked out in front of the restaurant, past the area where everyone was taking pictures of the view, and he took me down a path so we could be alone.  Eventually Ray stopped and took me by the hands.  He spoke from the heart, got down on a knee, and asked me to marry him.  I said yes!  Little did I know, Ray had arranged for both of our families to be there to witness this moment, and for a celebration after at the Grand Concourse.  Ray had planned to continue the festivities the following day by getting tickets to the Pirates game for both of our families.  It was truly a perfect weekend of celebration with the people who meant the most to us!

Describe the wedding.  The look, theme, style, colors, etc.
Our wedding style was classic elegance with a modern twist.  My favorite color has always been purple and it was absolutely what I wanted to be the main color of our wedding.  The ballroom at the Omni was a source of inspiration, and it helped me decide to add a touch of gold as our accent color.  We used the wedding colors in everything from the invitations to the flowers, linens, uplighting, and even one of our favors – laser cut gold mirrored name cards.  I really wanted every detail to incorporate our colors and vision.  We wanted our wedding to be elegant and beautiful but more importantly, we wanted it to be about starting our lives together with the people who mean the most to us.  We wanted to spend the night on the dance floor with our friends and family enjoying the best time of our life together.

What inspired your vision?
The Omni’s Grand Ballroom really helped to inspire our vision.  I have always been someone who is much happier in shorts and a t-shirt but when I thought about my wedding day, I wanted to feel like a princess.  The ballroom fit right in with my vision.  I also found my dress pretty easily and without realizing it was the same one that I fell in love with on Pinterest and in a magazine.  I did not realize until after I bought it that all three were the same dress.  My dress had a lot of lace and I loved the elegance of it and wanted to keep that feeling going through our wedding.  It was also really important to us that everyone left the wedding telling us they had had a blast.  We wanted to mix formal with a party and I think we accomplished that as the majority of our guests stayed for the after party.  Alexis Allen of Shayla Hawkins Events really helped us to complete our vision.  She had ideas for all the little details we would have never thought of and really helped to make our wedding something that I will never forget.

What made your wedding unique?
The incorporation of a single theme in all of the little details is what made our wedding unique.  We had a destination wedding in Pittsburgh, even though I grew up there.  The majority (80% or more) of our guests were traveling to celebrate with us.  We wanted our friends and family to make a weekend out of it.  We listed things for them to do around the city on our wedding website and in our welcome box.  We had family that came into town Thursday and about twenty of us went to the Pirates game that night to start the celebration early.  We had a rehearsal dinner Friday, and although we did not invite the entire wedding, we invited our extended family and bridal party.  It was a wonderful way to start our wedding celebration.  On Sunday, we had a brunch for everyone.  It was wonderful to be able to see people we might have missed the night before and to see everyone again before they started their journey home.  Our wedding weekend was everything I could have imagined and more.

We were both missing some people who were very important to us.  Ray’s brother, Dan, is currently deployed with the United States Marine Corps and was supposed to be his best man, but we found a way to incorporate him into our day.  We listed Dan in our program as one of the Best Men and noted why he was not in attendance.  Also, we asked his brother if he would still write a best man speech to be read at the reception.  Dan wrote a beautiful speech and it was as really meaningful to not only Ray and me, but also to our entire family.  My Nana had passed away a few months before the wedding. I wanted to include her in special way as she was an important part of my life.  When Ray and I were in Pittsburgh for Easter, we had asked my Nana if there was a special song she wanted to be played at the ceremony.  Nana kept telling us “P.S. I Love You”.  Since we had a Catholic wedding, this was not an option during the ceremony.  Instead we opened the dance floor by playing it.  The band announced that Nana had requested it and asked that everyone join us on the dance floor to honor her.  It was a very emotional moment for Ray, me, and my entire family, however, I knew at that moment that Nana was with us.

When we first got engaged, we talked about what was important to us when it came to a reception and it was important that there was plenty to eat and drink all night and that the dance floor was packed.  We decided to have the After Glow (after party).  It was one of the best decisions we made when it came to planning.  Around ten o’clock, the party moved back to the Urban Room where we had the cocktail hour earlier.  We switched from the band to a DJ, gave everyone glow sticks, and the party kept going.  We surprised everyone with the photobooth and more food.  The food during the After Glow was what everyone was craving after being on the dance floor all night – mozzarella sticks, pizza, wings, a French fry station, and more.  The best part about this was it gave us a chance to visit with more of our friends and family and to be on the dance floor enjoying the night.  Everyone says the day goes by so quickly and it does, but by having the After Glow, it made the night seem much longer and the day did not seem to go by as fast.  I would definitely recommend some way to keep the party going.

What was your favorite moment of the day?
It is so hard to pick just one.  I would say when my dad walked me down the aisle and I saw Ray for the first time all day.  It was amazing seeing his face and knowing I was about to marry my best friend and soul mate.  My other favorite memory from the day is the last two songs The Bachelor Boys played before the reception ended and the After Glow started – “Shout” and “Sweet Caroline”.  There was not a single guest sitting in their seat for either song, and by the end of “Sweet Caroline” our entire bridal party was in the middle of the dance floor together.  It was an amazing way to end the reception and kick off the After Glow!

Bride to Bride

What advice would you give to other Burgh Brides planning their big day?
Deciding who to hire for your wedding day can be stressful.  There seems to be so many choices and it is hard to decide.  Follow your gut and hire vendors who you feel comfortable with and can trust.  If something goes wrong leading up to or on your wedding day, these people will help make it better.  The week leading up to the wedding, multiple people had commented on how calm and stress-free I seemed.  This was because we had made the decision to go with people we were comfortable with and who knew what they were doing.  They helped us figure out when everything needed to be done so that we could enjoy the week and day of our wedding.

Most importantly, you have to remember that when the wedding day comes, it is important to take it all in with your new husband.  Don’t stress if a detail isn’t right; focus your attention on the wonderful day and the celebration at hand.  The day will be crazy so make sure you spend as much time as you can together.  See if you can steal a few minutes, just the two of you, to enjoy before the pictures, receiving line, or exit starts.  We decided not to do a receiving line but instead to go table to table at the reception together.  We were starting our marriage together as a unit and we were able to visit with our friends and family together.  Spend as much time together on your wedding day as you can.

Any must haves, must dos, or can't live withouts?  Anything you would do differently?
Our must haves were an amazing venue, an awesome band, a great photographer and videographer, and a fabulous wedding planner!  We couldn’t be happier with all of the amazing people who made our wedding day so special!

Our wedding day was perfect for us!  There is not a single thing I would change, and it went off without a hitch.  I actually keep asking Ray if we can do it all over again because it was so much fun and everything we had wanted and more.  I look at our pictures all the time and it brings a smile to my face because the day was more then we could have imagined.

Vendors
Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Bride's Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri from MB Bride | Bride's Accessories: MB Bride | Bride's Shoes: Benjamin Adams London | Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy from Bella Bridesmaids | Cake: Bella Christie | Caterer: Omni William Penn | Ceremony Location: Mother of Sorrows Church | Desserts: Bella Christie | DJ: Modern Era Weddings | Groom's Cake: Bella Christie | Flowers: Mocha Rose | Hair: Artisan Colour Spa | Lighting: Encore Event Technologies | Linens: Mosaic | Makeup: Artisan Colour Spa | Menswear: Tuxedo Junction | Named Plates: Jenn and Jules | Photobooth: Pittsburgh All Star Events | Photographer: Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers | Reception Venue: Omni William Penn | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Seating Chart: Jenn and Jules | Stationery: Pink Toast Ink | Transportation: Molly's Trolley | Videography: Post Script Productions | Wedding Planner: Alexis Allen of Shayla Hawkins Events

Vendor-Credit-Shout-OutBridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | DJ: Modern Era Weddings | Photographer: Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Videography: Post Script Productions

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Black & White Wedding Inspiration

On the hunt for a color palette that is timeless yet modern?  Then you're going to love today's black & white wedding inspiration.  The look is about as classic as it gets; this color combo will never go out of style.  “Why?”, you ask.  It's chic, sophisticated, and neutral, meaning that if you like a little more splash of color you can incorporate just about any other shade.  My personal favorites?  Pantone's Color of the Year greenery, metallic gold, and berry pink.  It can also be molded to fit almost any wedding and venue style – from traditional ballroom to minimalist arm museum even to whimsical shabby chic.  If it were up to me though, I'd keep it as sleek as I can with clean lines and lots of grown up glam.  Think groomsmen in white tuxedo jackets and black bow ties, a black and white checkered dance floor, and monochromatic flowers.  Anemones are literally perfect for this palette, but I also love ranunculus, tulips, peonies, and magnolias.  If you're confident enough to share the spotlight, surprise your guests by dressing your ladies in white or white and black bridesmaids dresses, even adding in a stripe or polka dot pattern for flair.  However you style it, you can't go wrong.  That's the beauty of a black and white wedding!

Check out my Pinterest board for even more ideas in this pretty palette.  And then tell me what you think of black and white!  What do you like about this combination?  Are you using either of these shades in your wedding day?  How so?  Comment below!

Or revisit some of my other favorite color schemes!

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Introducing Whitling Photography & A Special Offer!

Moody, dramatic, and just about as striking as it gets, the work of Whitling Photography is the latest goodness to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide.  This husband/wife duo plays with shadows like no other and they strive to capture raw emotions, resulting in images that are simultaneously edgy yet breathtaking.  They are the kind of images that make you stop whatever it is you are doing and pay attention.  That's talent, folks.  What I love most about Whitling is their approach to photography – that it should be honest.  While every detail of your wedding day will be coordinated and orchestrated, usually those best moments are unplanned, emotional, and truthful.  And that's what they love capturing most of all.  You'll be floored by all of their incredible work, I promise.  Go check it out!

Plus, if you mention Burgh Brides when booking, you'll receive a 4×6 fine art print set!

Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member: Whitling Photography

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