Today's feature is exactly why I love winter weddings. Corrine had never dreamed of getting hitched in the cold months, but she and Brandon somehow ended up with a January 23 wedding date. And what a gorgeous day it was! Inspired by the shades of the season, the color palette included silver, pewter, and ivory. Throw in Corrine's wedding dress with its pearl and bead encrusted shoulders and waistline, lots of metallic details, and all over sequin bridesmaids dresses for the maids of honor, and this glittery affair was sparkly and sophisticated. Be sure to check out my favorite features:
- Those portraits! Lots and lots of snow, but absolutely dreamy and serene! The bridesmaids were cozy in black and white plaid blanket scarves, while Corrine and Brandon had their love to keep them warm.
- Stunning bouquets! The best part about them is that they were created by Corrine's father! Yep, he's the owner of Barton's Flower & Bake Shop! He put together irises, silver brunia, roses, and dusty miller to keep with the color scheme and introduce gorgeous texture.
- A throwback wedding cake! Corrine's twin sisters are the Bake Shop half of the family business and they whipped up an incredible 5-tiered confection that was inspired by the trends of the 1980s and 90s. I remember going to weddings as a kid and thinking that the cakes were works of art, so seeing Corrine and Brandon's gave me such a sense of nostalgia.
All of the glitz and glamour was captured by Alison Mish Photography. I guarantee this wedding will make you reconsider your feelings for Pittsburgh winters. I for one am loving this time of the year!
From the bride…
When and how did you two meet?
We met on New Year's Eve 2011 in New York City through mutual friends. We are both from the South Hills of Pittsburgh and were traveling to NYC for a New Year's Eve bash in Times Square at a night club. We were invited by friends and hit it off!
Juicy details on the proposal, please! Where, when, how?
Brandon proposed June 2015 at Il Tetto on a rooftop bar in downtown Pittsburgh. He wore a New Year's Eve hat and had my ring sitting in a glass of champagne. He tried to recreate the night we met.
Describe the wedding. The look, theme, style, colors, etc.
The theme was all things glitter, winter white, and silver. My father was my florist and my twin sisters were my bakers; my family owns a flower and bake shop. My five tiered cake featured a nostalgic fountain from back in the 80's and early 90's. I loved it! My dad put together the most beautiful winter white bouquets with accents of silver and gray! The bridesmaids wore gun metal gray and my twin sisters, the maids of honor, wore full length silver sequin gowns. It was perfect.
What inspired your vision?
I had never dreamed of a winter wedding but if I had, ours would have been it. Our day was a winter wonderland and the pictures prove it – all things glittery and covered in snow.
Bride to Bride
What advice would you give to other Burgh Brides planning their big day?
Try Barton's Flowers & Bake Shop! It's a one-stop shop. I let my dad and sisters run with ideas. I was so relaxed and at ease. I just told them a few things of what I envisioned and the pictures show their talents. My sisters made two huge Pittsburgh cookie tables and a cake that was to die for (toasted coconut cake with cream cheese icing and double dark chocolate with peanut butter buttercream – can you imagine?). I was the most relaxed bride because of them. I was so blessed to have such amazing, creative people to make Brandon's and my day that of winter wedding dreams.
Any must haves, must dos, or can't live withouts? Anything you would do differently?
The day came and went just as God had planned. Enjoy the day – that would be my suggestion. It goes quickly, just as everyone had said it would to me. Brandon and I enjoyed some quiet time together as our guests were in the midst of cocktail hour. We were able to sit, partake in the first course of our dinner, and discuss how WE WERE MARRIED! Try to stay in the moment because before you know it, it's over.
Bride's Dress: Rosa Clara from Anne Gregory for the Bride | Bride's Accessories: Clarissa Boutique | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Cake: Barton's Flowers & Bake Shop | Ceremony Location: Peters Creek Baptist Church | Flowers: Barton's Flowers & Bake Shop | Hair: Katlyn Bercik of Unique Factor | Menswear: Men's Wearhouse | Photographer: Alison Mish Photography | Reception Venue: The Willow Room | Stationery: Carlson Craft | Transportation: Tortorice LimousineBride's Accessories: Clarissa Boutique | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids