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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