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Custom Bridal Jackets: The HOTTEST New Wedding Trend from Burgh Brides Custom Bridal Jackets: The HOTTEST New Wedding Trend - What's the hottest trend in wedding accessories?  Custom bridal jackets!  This look came on the scene a short while ago and I hope it's not going anywhere anytime soon.  Nothing – and I mean nothing – is more totally bad ass than a modern jacket over a wedding dress.  If looking for a way to [...]
GLOW Blotique - Pittsburgh Wedding Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing GLOW Blotique! - GLOW Blotique is more than a dry bar.  This Sewickley salon packs a powerhouse hair and makeup team that can help you look your absolute best on your wedding day, or for any special occasion worth celebrating.  Skilled in styling with an acute attention to detail and a commitment to excellent service, GLOW is the [...]
Super Fun Polka Dot Wedding at the Children's Museum: Kimberly & Ronald Super Fun Polka Dot Wedding at the Children's Museum: Kimberly & Ronald - I dare you to spot something more fun than this polka dot wedding.  (See what I did there?)  Kimberly and Ronald took a classic wedding day palette – black, white, and red – and added some pizzazz by incorporating whimsical spots and wide stripes.  The invites, Ronald's tie, ceremony programs, the seating chart, linens, even [...]
RiverFront Weddings - Pittsburgh Wedding Venue & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Riverfront Weddings! - Thanks to the industrial chic trend, Riverfront Weddings is bound to be Pittsburgh's new IT venue!  This space overlooking the Allegheny River is managed by the crazy talented JPC Event Group and boasts a minimalist, gritty vibe.  But it's clean-slate nature makes the space malleable, just waiting to be adorned in whatever style suits you [...]
Mocha Rose Floral and Event Design - Pittsburgh Wedding Florist and Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Mocha Rose Floral and Event Design! - Mocha Rose Floral and Event Design needs no introduction.  Since 2005, their insanely gorgeous work has been gracing Pittsburgh weddings and stopping the hearts of floral lovers everywhere.  Their designs marry artistry and ingenuity with a meticulous attention to detail and an appreciation for creating an experience, not just dressing an event.  You're bound to [...]
How to Save Money on Your Wedding: The #1 Sure Fire Way - If you're looking to save money on your wedding, you've come to the right place today.  Weddings are EXPENSIVE, with the national average cost being over $35k.  THAT'S INSANE.  While there are a million little ways you can shave a few hundred off your wedding budget here and there, there is only one way you [...]
Proposal Idea: Surprise Strip District Proposal from Kathryn Hyslop Photography featured on Burgh Brides Surprise Strip District Proposal: Maura & Jim - I love a good surprise proposal caught on camera.  But when it takes place in my favorite Pittsburgh neighborhood – the Strip District – I'm all about it.  Jim planned to pop the question to Maura over his birthday weekend, and he secretly enlisted the help of Kathryn Hyslop Photography to get it all on [...]
Loree Mayer Design - Pittsburgh Wedding Stationery Designer & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Loree Mayer Design & A Special Offer! - Combining 20+ years of design experience with a love of hand lettering and event branding, Loree Mayer Design creates bespoke, cosmopolitan wedding stationery.  Some of the most unique pieces I've seen in my days as a wedding blogger have come from Loree; she's known for thinking outside the box and pushing the limits.  The results [...]
Unique Wedding Signs: Blue & Gold Literary Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot from Kaitlin Powell Photography and Exhale Events featured on Burgh Brides Blue & Gold Literary Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot - Taking a page out of Shakespeare's book, this literary inspired wedding styled shoot imagines a new ending for Romeo and Juliet.  Rather than star-crossed lovers, the pair wind up magnificently in love in this adaptation from Exhale Events and Kaitlin Powell Photography.  They imagined what the couple's wedding celebration might have looked like.  Pairing varying [...]
3 Rivers Events - Pittsburgh Wedding Bartenders & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing 3 Rivers Events & A Special Offer! - From creative and tasty signature cocktails to custom gourmet drink stations, 3 Rivers Events is ready to bring a little bit of pizzazz to your wedding beverages.  You need someone to serve all of those drinks, don't you?  Their trained and professional bartenders will keep your guests' glasses full and their safety at the forefront [...]
Antique Coach Excursions - Pittsburgh Wedding Transportation Provider & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Antique Coach Excursions & A Special Offer! - Skip the limo and boring school bus.  Arrive to your wedding in total class and style with Antique Coach Excursions.  For a little vintage vibe added to your day, choose one of their completely restored charters that will certainly have your guests talking.  Plus, have you ever seen a cooler photo backdrop?  If you're looking [...]
Wedding Planner vs. Venue Coordinator: 7 Big Differences - Fewer sentences makes this wedding-planner-turned-wedding-blogger cringe more than:   “We’re having a cash bar.”  “Do we have to feed our wedding vendors?” “I don’t need a wedding planner.  My venue has one.”  (Insert all of the sad crying face emojis here.)  Listen, I don’t believe in telling brides and grooms that they NEED to do anything.  I say [...]
Gardens of Stonebridge - Pittsburgh Wedding Venue & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing the Gardens of Stonebridge! - Nestled on 78 acres, the Gardens of Stonebridge is the perfect wedding venue for anyone who has always dreamed of an outdoor affair!  Inspired by nature and adorned with lush foliage, water gardens, and a lawn built for a tented reception, the Gardens are romantic, secluded, and organically beautiful.  Managed by JPC Event Group, it's the [...]
Planning Your Sonoma Wine Country Honeymoon with The Wine Road featured on Burgh Brides Planning Your Sonoma Wine Country Honeymoon with The Wine Road - So all of my posts have convinced you to take a Sonoma wine country honeymoon, huh?  Good for you!  You will NOT regret it!  There is no other place that combines romance, relaxation, and adventure quite like Sonoma, CA.  But where to begin with all of that planning?  Half of the battle of a planning [...]
Gold Wedding Invitations: Timeless Gold & White Wedding from Steven Dray Images featured on Burgh Brides Timeless Gold & White Wedding at the Fairmont: Steph & Andy - For Steph and Andy, getting dressed up and going to nice dinners is a go-to date idea.  When it came time to get married, they aimed to recreate that feeling of a special night.  A romantic dinner, lots of candlelight, and a good ol' fashioned party is all it took to bring their vibe to [...]
Kaitlin Powell Photography - Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Kaitlin Powell Photography! - Blending modern photography trends with a vintage editing style, Kaitlin Powell Photography is the best of both worlds.  She loves when clients are willing top open up their hearts and souls to her camera so that she can document pure, unaltered love and emotion.  If this sounds like you, you're going to love Kaitlin's work.  [...]
JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique - Pittsburgh Wedding Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique! - JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique is the latest powerhouse glam squad to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide and I couldn't be more excited to introduce you to them.  Two of the area's leading makeup artists teamed up and have since added hair stylists, estheticians, and other beauty experts to their arsenal.  Their experienced [...]
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from Burgh Brides Valentine's Day Gift Ideas You're Bound to LOVE - Calling all sweethearts!  These Valentine's Day gift ideas will help you celebrate February 14th in style.  Ranging from inexpensive and heartfelt trinkets to always romantic jewelry to sentimental home decor, these Etsy finds are sure to put you in the mood for love.  While you don't technically need a mid-winter, likely-invented-by-retail-companies-holiday to express your feelings, [...]
Pittsburgh DJ Company - Pittsburgh Wedding DJ & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Pittsburgh DJ Company & A Special Offer! - Wedding dancing is the best kind of dancing.  I'm pretty sure your friends will agree when they hear Pittsburgh DJ Company at your wedding.  These self-proclaimed “dance floor fillers” will get even the biggest non-dancer to bust a move.  How?  Because they LISTEN!  Well before the wedding, the professional DJs of this boutique music company [...]
The Bedroom Must Have Every Newlywed Home Needs from Burgh Brides: A Tomorrow Sleep Mattress Review The Bedroom Must Have Every Newlywed Home Needs! - While you're busy planning that wedding, don't forget about life after the big day.  Making a home with someone can be fun, stressful, and difficult all at the same time.  Whether you're just moving in together or have cohabited for quite some time, I'm sure you can agree that merging two lives isn't always the [...]
Mixed with Love Cake & Cookie Co. - Pittsburgh Wedding Cake Baker & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Mixed with Love Cake & Cookie Co.! - A party without cake is just a meeting, right?  Mixed with Love Cake & Cookie Co. thinks so!  Where there is cake, there is a reason to celebrate, and Janelle thinks every sweet creation should be meaningful and personal.  I couldn't agree more.  That's why I'm so excited to introduce you to this fabulous Pittsburgh [...]
Olive & Rose Events - Pittsburgh Wedding Planner & Designer & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Olive & Rose Events & A Special Offer! - Hiring a wedding planner will be one of the BEST wedding decisions you make!  Trust me on this one…and trust Olive & Rose Events with the most important celebration of your life.  Kim combines contemporary style with classic elements for chic soirees that are unique, memorable, and fun.  Think you can't afford a wedding planner?  [...]
Navy & Blush Wedding from Lauren Renee Designs featured on Burgh Brides Navy & Blush Wedding at J. Verno Studios: Carly & Jeff - This navy and blush wedding had a healthy dose of glam and I'm all kinds of smitten over it!  After an incredibly heart-string-tugging proposal, Carly and Jeff wanted their wedding to be elegant and fancy but also to reflect how important their friends and family are to them.  Gorgeous details and thoughtful nods to those [...]
Blossoms by Jilliann - Pittsburgh Wedding Florist & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Blossoms by Jilliann! - Are you still shopping for a wedding florist?  Allow me to introduce you to Blossoms by Jilliann!  Using her floral know-how and her desire to make your big day just as you imagined (without breaking the bank), Jilliann creates pretty arrangements, lush bouquets, and much more.  You'll get a boutique experience without the boutique price [...]
Ice Blue & Silver Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Ice Blue & Silver Wedding Inspiration Perfect for a Winter Day! - For a frosty and fabulous color palette, consider an ice blue & silver wedding.  When done right, this combo can be amazingly beautiful.  Go for a muted, almost gray shade of blue and avoid anything that reminds you of something you'd see on Frozen.  When mixed with metallic silver, it's a stunning backdrop for a [...]
Carnegie Science Center - Pittsburgh Wedding Venue & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member A Carnegie Science Center Wedding: 6 Reasons Why It's a Really Good Idea - If you’re looking for a venue that combines quirky fun with that traditional wedding feel, a Carnegie Science Center wedding just might be for you.  This city space offers it all.  From unique ceremony spots to say I Do, to funky backdrops for portraits, to cozy exhibit spaces for cocktail hour, to multiple rooms for [...]
Glassworks Pittsburgh: 6 Reasons to Create a Wedding Registry at this Local Boutique from Burgh Brides! Glassworks Pittsburgh: 6 Reasons to Create a Wedding Registry at this Local Boutique! - If you frequent Shadyside or Squirrel Hill, you’re familiar with the beautiful boutique that is Glassworks Pittsburgh.  A purveyor of chic and modern table top finds, Glassworks offers a plethora of gift ideas and treat-yo-self splurges.  From fine china, tableware accessories, and stemware to every day dinnerware and serving pieces, there’s something for every occasion [...]
Surprise Rooftop Proposal at Hotel Monaco from Exhale Events and Abbie Tyler Photography featured on Burgh Brides Surprise Rooftop Proposal at Hotel Monaco: Jess & Jacob - When it comes to proposals, some guys like to go big or go home.  When Jacob decided to pop the question to Jess, he wanted something uber romantic.  To help with all of the details, he enlisted the help of Exhale Events, who then had 48 hours to put together a team of A+ vendors, design [...]
Get to know the newest Pittsburgh wedding hair and makeup stylist to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide - Glam to Go! Introducing Glam to Go! - Looking for a hair and makeup artist who will make sure you're looking like a million bucks from the shoulders up on your wedding day?  Glam to Go is your gal.  Whether your look is effortless with beachy waves and subtle makeup or a classic bridal updo with a full-on fabulous face, Annika will have [...]
Pink Wedding Day Bouquets & Gold Sequin Bridesmaids Dresses: Bright Vintage Inspired Wedding from Lauren Renee Designs featured on Burgh Brides 10 Wedding Planning Mistakes Not to Make! - If you have never planned a wedding before (and really…who, besides a wedding planner, has?), you may not know where to start, what to expect, what to do, or more importantly, what not to do.  For those that don’t know any better, the walk down the aisle is littered with missteps.  To save you from [...]
Modern Era Weddings: 5 Reasons Why You Should Make Them Your Wedding DJ from Burgh Brides Modern Era Weddings: 5 Reasons to Make Them Your Wedding DJ - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the DJ can make or break your wedding reception. I say MAKE yours with Modern Era Weddings. This full-service entertainment company has been throwing the coolest of parties for over eight years, and they’ve seriously perfected their craft. High energy, lively, and most of all [...]
Jessica Garda Events - Pittsburgh Wedding Planner and Designer & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Jessica Garda Events & A Special Offer! - With her ability to make a wedding not just look good but also feel good, Jessica Garda Events is the newest Pittsburgh wedding planner to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!  Her knack for combining pretty aesthetics with organized execution make her stand out, and her sweet disposition and calm demeanor make her a dream [...]
Frosty Winter Wedding by Ryan Zarichnak and Soiree by Souleret featured on Burgh Brides Frosty Winter Wedding at The Studio on Fifth: Sheena & Dominic - As soon as I read that this wedding's theme was “Frosted Winter's Night”, I was sold.  Sheena and Dominic worked with Soiree by Souleret to bring to this wedding day everything that makes this current season so special – warmth, glow, sparkle, and, of course, snow.  Starting with a girly yet dramatic color palette of [...]