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Fall Wedding Centerpieces: Vivid Fall Wedding at Shady Elms Farm from Jenna Hidinger Photography featured on Burgh Brides Vivid Fall Wedding at Shady Elms Farm - Vivid and bold, this fall wedding at Shady Elms Farm brings out the best of this magical season. With a warm but dramatic color palette of teal, marsala, burnt orange, and raspberry, Lyndsay and Justin designed a casual affair at the indoor/outdoor barn venue. The bold color choices were striking while the decor was just perfect [...]
Swoon Worthy Nature Inspired Engagement Session from Lauren Renee Photography featured on Burgh Brides Nature Inspired Somerset Engagement Session - If you’ve ever doubted for one moment that you should have pre-wedding pictures done, I’m pretty sure this gorgeous nature inspired Somerset engagement session from the one and only Lauren Renee Photography will have you easily convinced! Aly and Van’s shoot at Jones Mill Run Dam near Seven Springs (an amazing Pittsburgh wedding venue, BTW!) is as [...]
Mismatched Blue Bridesmaids Dresses: Shades of Blue Wedding at Fernstone Retreat from The Oberports and Olive & Rose Events featured on Burgh Brides This Wedding at Fernstone Retreat is the Perfect Something Blue! - Relaxed and serene, this shades of blue wedding at Fernstone Retreat embraces one of the hottest colors to hit the bridal scene in recent history. Ever since Pantone chose serenity as one of the 2016 Colors of the Year, blue has been HOT and I've been obsessed. Imagine my excitement when I saw Ali and Adam's wedding, [...]
Candles and Flowers Wedding Centerpieces: Rustic Glam Wedding at Seven Springs from Simply Kacie Photography featured on Burgh Brides Rustic Glam Seven Springs Wedding - When you love the outdoors AND anything sparkly, a rustic glam Seven Springs wedding is the perfection marriage of styles (see what I did there?). After their seriously, insanely gorgeous ceremony in the woods, Kylie and Josh celebrated with their family and friends at at the mountain resort. With a color palette of jewel tones [...]
Darling Mellon Park Engagement Session from Dorosh Documentaries featured on Burgh Brides Darling Mellon Park Engagement Session - Casual and playful, this Mellon Park engagement session is the perfect representation of Brittany and Michael's relationship.  They wanted something that was totally “them” – always laughing, comfortable, supportive, and totally in love.  Elisabeth of Dorosh Documentaries captured these dynamics in a sweet way that makes it easy to see these two are absolutely crazy [...]
Joe Appel Photography: 6 Things That Make This Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer Stand Out Joe Appel Photography: 6 Things That Make This Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer Stand Out - If you’re in the heart of wedding planning, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the seemingly countless Pittsburgh wedding photographers out there. With so much talent to choose from, how can couples find the best one for their big day, and how can the photographers themselves stand out from the crowd? I think it all [...]
Fall Wedding Bouquet: Sophisticated Merlot Wedding at the Omni William Penn Hotel from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers featured on Burgh Brides Sophisticated Merlot Omni William Penn Wedding - Sophisticated and timeless, this merlot Omni William Penn wedding is the perfect mix of classic style and modern trends.  With a color palette of marsala and gold, Lauren and Sean embraced seasonal colors with their October affair.  While the gentlemen wore black and white tuxes, the ladies were dressed in burgundy chiffon bridesmaids dresses from [...]
How I Finally Changed My Views On Wedding Gown Preservation - Real talk: when I was a bride, I was very much anti-wedding gown preservation. As a very sentimental person, my wedding dress wasn’t just “a dress” to me. It held memories and emotions and brought back nostalgic feelings of happiness and love. I felt that as I grew older, I would want to be able [...]
Breathtaking Ohiopyle Engagement Session from Whitling Photography featured on Burgh Brides Breathtaking Ohiopyle Engagement Session - Get ready to pick your jaw up off the ground because this Ohiopyle engagement session is unlike anything you've ever seen. I guarantee it! Since Jessie and David chose a city wedding, they switched things up with an e-shoot inspired by nature. And boy, did nature bring it's A-game. The stunning Ohiopyle and it's wooded [...]
Colorful Peony Bridal Bouquet: Vibrant Whimsical Wedding at Rustic Acres Farm from Dawn Derbyshire Photography featured on Burgh Brides Vibrant Whimsical Rustic Acres Farm Wedding - This whimsical Rustic Acres Farm wedding is dripping with so many charming details I can barely stand it. Tiana and Jake wanted something vibrant, romantic, and fun. Mission so very much accomplished, my friends. From the bride's adorable blue flats that featured the word “love” embroidered across the toes to her lush bouquet full of [...]
Cinnamon Spice Wedding Inspiration Perfect for Fall! Cinnamon Spice Wedding Inspiration Perfect for Fall! - Fall is in the air… and we’re here for it! If you’re looking to spice up your autumn wedding, then we’ve got the palette for you! If you’re a fan of the dusty rose hue for the summer, then you’ll be sure to love her “fall sister” – cinnamon spice. This color can be accented [...]
Periwinkle Bridesmaids Dresses: Sweet & Charming Wedding at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden from Madeline Jane Photography and Olive & Rose Events featured on Burgh Brides Sweet & Charming Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding - Bright coral and calming periwinkle come together in this sweet and charming garden wedding.  All of the oh-so-pretty details of Jill and Travis's big day were expertly designed and executed by Olive & Rose Events.  Kim, owner of the company and the couple's wedding planner, was inspired by the ceremony and reception venue – Pittsburgh [...]
Bookstore Engagement Session from Dawn Derbyshire Photography featured on Burgh Brides Bookstore Engagement Session: Maggie & Chris - Once upon a time, there was a totally adorable couple named Maggie and Chris.  Equally cute was their bookstore engagement session with Pittsburgh wedding photographer Dawn Derbyshire.  These two love to spend afternoons wondering the aisles of Half Price Books and perusing the titles, so they hit up the Monroeville location for some very unique pre-wedding [...]
Wooden Table with Vintage Inspired Details: Fresh Garden Party Wedding Inspiration from Jackson Signature Photography & Joy Filled Occasions featured on Burgh Brides Fresh Garden Party Wedding Inspiration - Ever dreamed of getting married on a gorgeous cliffside overlooking winding rivers and lush foliage?  The garden party wedding inspiration of this styled shoot brings you the best nature has to offer.  With a mix of inspiration from poetic works of art, famous love songs, and organic scenery, Joy Filled Occasions and Jackson Signature Photography [...]
European Inspired Wedding from Araujo Photography featured on Burgh Brides European Inspired Wedding at the Duquesne Club: Jessica & Tom - Some of my favorite memories with my husband have been from our trips abroad.  So when this European inspired Duquesne Club wedding came across my desk, I fell in love all over again.  I don't exaggerate when I say this – Europe is a magical place.  Beauty surrounds you at every turn, art inspires everything [...]
Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences - Before you hire a wedding photographer, you need to understand the differences in wedding photography styles! Not all editing styles are the same! However, if you don't spend hours and hours looking at photos like I do or if you don't know the variances, it can be hard to even tell there are differences in [...]
Black Tie Engagement Session from Kristi Telnov Photography featured on Burgh Brides Black Tie Engagement Session: Latitia & Jonathan - Get ready to paint the town red with this black tie engagement session from Pittsburgh wedding photographer Kristi Telnov!  Latitia and Jonathan love two things: getting dressed up and Pittsburgh.  So the pair donned their very best and hit up downtown for a session that is one part city glam and one part fashion-inspired!  Switching between [...]
Wedding Hair & Makeup Inspiration: 7 Stunning Looks from JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique Wedding Hair & Makeup Inspiration: 7 Stunning Looks from JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique - Do not discount the importance of your wedding hair and makeup! Next to choosing THE dress and hiring the right photographer, determining how you’ll look on the big day will be one of the most important decisions you’ll make. If you feel like a gorgeous goddess, you’ll act so much more comfortable in front of [...]
Fairy Tale Wedding Photos: Glamorous City Wedding at the DoubleTree Hotel from Kathryn Hyslop Photography featured on Burgh Brides Glamorous City Wedding at the DoubleTree Hotel: Jourdan & Vincent - When you combine glamour and romance, the result is this Doubletree Pittsburgh airport wedding!  Jourdan and Vincent's story is one that will tug at your heart strings, and their big day is one that is sure to inspire you.  From Jourdan's beaded deep V Maggie Sottero ballgown with its layered tulle skirt to her loose [...]
Sweet & Serene Engagement Session from Levana Melamed Photography featured on Burgh Brides Sweet & Serene Engagement Session: Shelby & Wayne - This oh-s0-serene engagement session is like a breath of fresh air.  Taking in the summer sun, a light breeze, and the pastel colors of the season, these photos are soft and sweet.  Shelby and Wayne took off with their photographer, Levana Melamed, and hit up the downtown area.  Mellon Square Park, Strawberry Way, the fountain [...]
Display of taper candles in mercury glass gold vases: Romantic Edgy Wedding Inspiration from Poppy Events & Steven Dray Images featured on Burgh Brides Romantic Edgy Wedding Inspiration - Blush pink has met its match with matte black and this edgy wedding inspiration from Poppy Events. and Steven Dray Images. The ever-present soft shade is seemingly the official color of weddings. As much as I love seeing it paired with ivory and gold, the look is EVERYWHERE. These two visionary event designers capitalized on [...]
Charming Rustic Wedding at Oak Lodge from All Heart Photo & Video featured on Burgh Brides Charming Rustic Wedding at the Oak Lodge: Kellie & Brian - This charming rustic wedding day is a woodsy fairy tale lover's dream come true.  It flawlessly combines boho vibes with natural elements and uniquely mixes earth tones with subtle pops of pink . The simplistic yet breathtaking beauty of the venue set the perfect scene for Kellie and Brian's big day.  After the couple said I [...]
Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning - Pittsburgh Spray Tanning & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning! - Every lady wants that bridal glow on her wedding day. Get yours with Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning.  Natural looking and customized to your own skin's characteristics, a spray from Bronze Beauty is the perfect finishing touch to your bridal look.  Go meet them in the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!
Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration - What does mixing emerald, ruby, and sapphire give you? A jewel tone wedding color combination that will have your guests royally obsessed! There are a variety of ways to incorporate various jewel tones into your big day! Gold accents will pop against the deep hues, while velvet is the perfect touch to add to your [...]
Dreamy Mellon Park Engagement Session from Angie Candel Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dreamy Mellon Park Engagement Session: Arielle & Michael - Blooming magnolia trees, a colorful bouquet of flowers, and a cutie patootie pup…it doesn't get better than this dreamy Mellon Park engagement session! Arielle and Michael were the lucky winners of a styled engagement session from Angie Candell Photography and La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans. After some his and her pampering with the La Pomponnee stylists, [...]
Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond - As much as I love the look of designer wedding shoes, I don’t love the price tag. And I love the thought of how they could be manufactured even less. Wasted material, poor work conditions, and unfair wages all for a pair of fancy wedding shoes that you’ll only wear once? No thank you. When [...]
Laid Back Mint Green Wedding from Breanna Elizabeth Photography featured on Burgh Brides Laid Back Mint Green Wedding at Phipps Conservatory: Lily & Jordan - Inspired by the bride's favorite colors, this coral, gold, and mint green wedding is cool, casual, and incredibly cute. Lily and Jordan wanted a laid back affair that wouldn't distract from the built-in gorgeousness of their ceremony and reception venue – Phipps Conservatory. After a ceremony in the lush garden, the party moved to a [...]
Cactus Dessert Table: Girly Cactus Themed Bridal Shower Inspiration from Olive & Rose Events and Abbie Tyler Photography featured on Burgh Brides Girly Cactus Themed Bridal Shower Inspiration - Make sure your bridal shower is ON POINT with this fun cactus themed party!  With a desire to put a modern twist on the pre-wedding tradition, Olive & Rose sought to design a picture perfect soiree at the Sapphire & Lace cottage that was anything but boring.  Bright magenta, copper, and rose gold certainly made [...]
K. Flowers Designs - Pittsburgh Wedding Stationery Designer & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing K. Flowers Designs! - Whether you're dreaming of elaborate and embellished wedding day paper or invitations with a little bit of sophistication and simplicity, K. Flowers Designs is versatile and incredibly talented. Her designs are fit for any couple and style because she builds them to reflect YOU! Even her semi-custom suites are awaiting your extra special touches. Head [...]
Simple & Intimate Wedding from BNK Photo featured on Burgh Brides Simple & Intimate Wedding at Olive or Twist: Courtney & Alan - There's something so romantic about an intimate wedding.  Less “stuff” and more people, fewer frills and more moments.  Simple affairs where family plays center stage deserve more attention; that's why I'm so excited to show off Courtney and Alan's big day.  These two said I Do at Olive or Twist.  The upstairs lounge of this [...]
Valarie Panei - Pittsburgh Wedding Makeup Artist & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Valarie Panei! - With a beauty background that spans almost two decades and a drive to make you look picture perfect, Valarie Panei's work is worth showing off.  That's why I'm so excited that she's the latest Pittsburgh makeup artist and hair stylist to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide.  Go read more about her and see if [...]
Ten Wedding Dress Shopping Tips from Burgh Brides 10 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips - For most brides, one of the funnest parts of planning that big day is wedding dress shopping!  There is nothing quite like trying on a gown for the first time.  It's a moment that most girls dream about their entire lives.  But for others, dress shopping can be overwhelming, stressful, and nerve-wracking.  Regardless of what [...]
Warm Earthy Wedding from Leeann Marie Wedding Photographers featured on Burgh Brides Warm Earthy Wedding at Oglebay Resort: Melissa & Austin - For Melissa and Austin – two self-proclaimed outdoors lovers – an earthy wedding inspired by Mother Nature made perfect sense.  With the luscious natural beauty of Oglebay Resort as their backdrop, the couple sought to create a wedding day full of warmth and romance with a welcoming, relaxed vibe.  A color palette of taupe, grayed [...]
Glamorous City Wedding from Lavender Leigh Photography featured on Burgh Brides Glamorous City Wedding at the Heinz History Center: Ashley & Matthew - Combining classic details and hints of glamour, this city wedding at the Heinz History Center is all things lovely!  Ashley and Matthew love Pittsburgh and they wanted to show off their city to their family and friends.  What better place to do just that than in the Strip District?  The bride and groom agreed and [...]
Bachelor Boys Band - Pittsburgh Wedding Band & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Bachelor Boys Band! - There is nothing I love more than live music. When there's a band at a wedding, I'm literally in heaven. One of my FAVORITE sources of wedding entertainment is Bachelor Boys Band and I'm thrilled to say they're now a part of the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!  Customizable in size and full of some of [...]
Dusty Blue Bridesmaids Dresses: Berry & Dusty Blue Wedding at the Duquesne Power Center from Tara Bennett Photography featured on Burgh Brides Berry & Dusty Blue Wedding at the Duquesne Power Center: Carly & Adam - Thanks to whimsical fashions and lush florals, an enchanted forest theme came to life at this dusty blue wedding.  A pale, Parisian-inspired shade of blue was beautifully accented by navy, gold, and a bright burst of berry pink.  While this tone flattered all of the bridesmaids, Carly looked like a fairy tale princess in her [...]