Happy Bonus Post Friday! I’m in a crazy good mood for a few reasons: 1.) It’s Friday! 2.) Today is the first day of spring! 3.) Fish fry dinner tonight! And 4.) I have a crazy BIG announcement to make! Drum roll please…
I’m partnering with the my most favorite downtown venue, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, along with the talent behind Sapphire & Lace Event Design, Mosaic Linens, Jack + Bean, and Found + Made, to bring you Pittsburgh’s FIRST EVER WEDDING DESIGN WORKSHOP!
(Cue the applause. Pop the champagne.)
You guyssss! I’m so excited about this I can barely stand it! You see, I’ve had this idea for a little while now – a different kind of wedding event. The city already has so many bridal shows where you can meet vendors and find great deals. But, I never thought that those were the areas local brides needed the most help. What I DO think brides often need help with is wedding design and styling. Let’s face it…designing a wedding can be stressful and a lot of hard work, especially if you don’t consider yourself to be creative. Can you really take all of your Pinterest boards, mesh them together, and create a cohesive look? How do you bring to life all of the ideas swimming around your head? What about making sure the style of your wedding is carried throughout the entire day (and even before that)? So many questions, right?! We’re packaging up the answers, plus providing a ton more information and inspiration at our workshop on April 22! I don’t want to give away too many secrets so I’ll just say this – mark your calendars now! If you’re in the midst of wedding planning, you do not want to miss this event!
I went to my friends at The Renaissance with the idea, hoping they want to be on board as well. Things exploded from there. The idea for this wedding style and design how-to session eventually became a part of a larger program recently implemented by The Renaissance. It’s called Bridal Boot Camp, it’s amazing, it’s FREE, and it’s open to ALL local brides-to-be who want a little help preparing for their big day!
Here is my good friend and fellow wedding lover Katy, catering sales manager at The Renaissance, to explain more.
What is the Bridal Boot Camp?
The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is inviting all future brides to complete a complimentary 8-week Bridal Boot Camp program featuring various physical and wedding-themed informational sessions. Brides are encouraged to bring their bridesmaids or a fellow bride-to-be to weekly sessions featuring either PiYo classes and running hours or scheduled workshops focused on hair and makeup, healthy detox and diets, and reception design from various Pittsburgh-based vendors. In celebration of the completion of the program, participants will be treated to a cocktail party at the hotel!
Where did the idea for this program come from?
Our social media committee meets every week and we were throwing around ideas for our RLife events, which are events each Renaissance Hotel provides to their guests during their stay at the hotels. We wanted to tie in our brides, and as a result the workshop ideas starting rolling. It turned into its own program, which we are now opening up to ANY bride, not just the Renaissance Bride.
What can brides expect?
The Bridal Boot Camp program offers an exclusive experience that is not offered elsewhere. The program was designed to feature basic wedding topics that may be overlooked or under-considered during the wedding planning process. By merging various educational segments with physical activity, Pittsburgh’s brides will be encouraged to put their minds and bodies to the test before saying “I do”.
Eeeeeeek doesn’t this sound so fabulous?! Not only will this program help whip you into shape, but it will also help immensely with planning your big day! Although the program is already a few weeks in, there are still plenty of excellent sessions on the horizon. View the complete Bridal Boot Camp program calendar or see more details on the Burgh Brides event calendar.
So, how do you sign up? Call 412.992.2042 and ask to be put on the email list. You’ll receive a reminder before each session. You don’t have to go to every session; just RSVP for those you’re interested in attending.
Just sayin' though…you’ll DEFINITELY want to RSVP for our design and styling workshop on April 22! I’ll be there, we have lots of information to share, and a few surprises in store. It’s going to be EPIC!