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EF Lighting: 6 Ways They Can Totally Transform Your Wedding Space from Burgh Brides EF Lighting: 6 Ways They Can Totally Transform Your Wedding Space - Do me a favor, ok?  Pretty, pretty please leave room in your wedding budget for lighting.  Did she say lighting?  Yes, lighting.  What’s the big deal with lighting?  Well, it’s only the easiest and most cost-effective way to totally jazz up a space.  NBD.  Want to dress up those ugly banquet room walls? Want to [...]
Gritty Engagement Session on the North Side of Pittsburgh from Oakwood Photo + Video featured on Burgh Brides Gritty Engagement Session on the North Side: Linda & Anthony - The bride-to-be describes her gritty engagement session as warm, giggly, and authentic.  SO MUCH YES TO THIS.  Gimme all the smiles, neck nuzzles, and laughter my heart can handle.  This shoot from Oakwood Photo + Video has all three.  Oh, plus some of the amazing texture and urban-ness that make Pittsburgh oh-so-cool.  Before Linda and [...]
Green Ombre Dip Dye Wedding Dress for an Alternative Bride: Green & White Spring Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot from Dawn Derbyshire Photography featured on Burgh Brides Green & White Spring Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot - Fresh, light, and renewing, this spring inspired wedding styled shoot is exactly what we all need after a seemingly never-ending winter.  With tons of green and white, it's bound to leave you feeling rejuvenated.  Dawn Derbyshire Photography teamed up with an all-star team of vendors – including Burgh Brides own Mixed with Love Cake & [...]
What to Include on Your Wedding Website from Burgh Brides Wedding Websites: What to Include on Yours - I’ve already made my case on why wedding websites are so important.  Sites like Minted, Zola, and even The Knot have made it super easy to have your own little space on the world wide web with simple-to-use templates.  But what kind of information should you included on your website and how should you organize [...]
Fun Science Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot at the Carnegie Science Center from Weddings by Alisa featured on Burgh Brides Fun Science Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot - Bright and fun, this styled shoot has all of the trappings for a science inspired wedding!  And what better spot for a class in wedding-ology than the Carnegie Science Center!  This North Shore staple features multiple non-traditional event spaces and this shoot shows them off beautifully.  Starting with the Buhl Planetarium, a ceremony under a [...]
Charming Shades of Blue Wedding at the Gathering Place from Megan Lee Photography featured on Burgh Brides Charming Shades of Blue Wedding at the Gathering Place at Darlington Lake: Heather & Rob - Floral getting-ready robes, mismatched bridesmaids dresses, lots of palette-perfect florals, invitations designed by the bride herself, and even a Marine's dress blues for good measure – this wedding is will leave you feeling anything but blue (See what I did there?).  It's the perfect combination of serenity, cornflower, and even navy.  Heather and Rob's May [...]
Oh-So-Cute Kate Spade Bridal Shower from Soiree by Souleret and Lauren Renee Designs featured on Burgh Brides Oh-So-Cute Kate Spade Bridal Shower - Attention lovers of bows, stripes, and all things black, white, and pink!  You're going to DIE over this oh-so-cute Kate Spade bridal shower!  The soon-to-be Mrs. is a fan of all things preppy and girly…and she just also happens to be the sister of a wedding planner.  How lucky, right?  Shayne of Soiree of Souleret [...]
Bridesmaids Gift Ideas from Burgh Brides Bridesmaids Gift Ideas Your Girls are Going to LOVE! - Looking for the perfect way to thank the ladies in your bridal party?  Look no further than these cute and affordable bridesmaids gift ideas from Etsy!  I scoured the site and found my faves, ranging from makeup bags, tumblers, jewelry, and more!  Show your appreciation for all of the time and energy your gal pals [...]
Lawrenceville & Downtown Pittsburgh Engagement Session from Hot Metal Studio featured on Burgh Brides Lawrenceville & Downtown Pittsburgh Engagement Session: Claudette & Andrew - A downtown Pittsburgh engagement session will always hold a special place in my heart.  But before heading to the city center, Claudette and Andrew explored Lawrenceville with Hot Metal Studio.  The couple spends most weekends in this hip neighborhood, trying new restaurants or meeting up for drinks with friends.  For they pre-wedding pics, they wanted [...]
Timeless & Chic Wedding from Greenwood Photography featured on Burgh Brides Timeless & Chic Wedding at Saint Nicholas Cathedral: Rachel & Zach - This chic wedding combines a timeless color palette, glamorous decor, and Greek wedding traditions.  And it's ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!  Timelessness, class and sophistication was the theme of the day and shades of white, ivory, gold, taupe, and sage green played the backdrop to the entire affair.  Of course, the couple had to infuse their heritage into [...]
v Brewery Engagement Session: Alex & Tommy - Let's all raise a glass to this brewery engagement session!  Alex and Tommy love hitting up local breweries and Millvale's Grist House is one of their favorites.  They wanted to show off where they spend so much time, so that's exactly where they headed for a sweet shoot with Kelly Adrienne Photography.  The brewery opened [...]
Weddings by Alisa - Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Weddings by Alisa! - If there's one common thread throughout the work from Weddings by Alisa, it's that everyone is SMILING!  Seriously, all of her couples always look SO HAPPY.  It's no wonder.  Alisa is one of the most fun wedding photographers around and her work reflects that.  Her vivacious personality and love of life are contagious and that [...]
Pittsburgh Wedding Ideas: Glamorous Black, White, & Gold Wedding with a Pittsburgh Theme at the Heinz History Center from Sky's the Limit Photography featured on Burgh Brides Glamorous Black, White, & Gold Wedding with a Pittsburgh Theme: Ali & Tom - For this self-proclaimed Pittsburgh-obsessed couple, a black, white, & gold wedding only made sense,  as did one that incorporated the city they both love so much.  Enter Ali and Tom's big day!  To start off the 412-themed affair, the invitations from Fresh Cut Prints featured the Pittsburgh skyline.  Then, the couple said their vows at [...]
Hunter Green, Black, & Ivory Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Hunter Green, Black, & Ivory Wedding Inspiration - What's bold, fresh, and modern all over?  This hunter green, black, & ivory wedding inspiration.  This color combo is fit for any contemporary couple looking to bring a sleek vibe to their big day.  Black and white is a forever classic, but choosing ivory instead of white is a subtle yet impactful twist.  The duo [...]
Navy Blue Bridesmaids Dresses: Navy & Burgundy Wedding from Madeline Jane Photography featured on Burgh Brides Navy & Burgundy Wedding at the Circuit Center: Jamie & Adam - Combining classic and feminine wedding details with a dark and pretty palette, this navy and burgundy wedding is downright lovely.  The couple's favorite shade of blue was the main color of the day, and Jamie and Adam accented it with a dramatic shade of red and a girly pop of peach.  The mix was a [...]
Gritty but Gorgeous Strip District Engagement Session from Levana Melamed Photography featured on Burgh Brides Gritty but Gorgeous Strip District Engagement Session: Alyssa & Jeff - This Strip District engagement session is the best of both worlds.  With the city skyline, the red brick of the History Center, and the steel of one of our famous bridges, it combines the grit that Pittsburgh is so famous for.  But with Alyssa's thousand watt smile, loose waves in her hair, and a fancy [...]
Favorite Getting Ready Attire for Brides & Bridesmaids from Burgh Brides Getting Ready Attire for Brides & Bridesmaids! - The morning of the wedding just isn't complete without some cute getting ready attire for brides and bridesmaids.  Add some mimosas, party music, and a major pampering session courtesy of your hair and makeup artists, and you've got yourself a recipe for a few hours of fun with your gal pals.  Make sure you're all dressed [...]
Simply Captivating Salon - Pittsburgh Wedding Hair Stylist & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Simply Captivating Salon! - I've been a HUGE fan of Simply Captivating Salon for a loooong time.  That's why I'm so ecstatic to welcome her to the Burgh Brides family!  Christy is an incredibly talented hair stylist and an even sweeter person.  She believes each client deserves to feel absolutely beautiful on their wedding day, and she does everything [...]
Moody Wedding Reception Tablescape with Red Taper Candles: Tuscan Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot from A&L Events and Wanderlust Images featured on Burgh Brides Tuscan Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot - If you can't get married in Italy, the next best thing is this Tuscan inspired wedding styled shoot.  An edgy color palette of berry tones and black combine romantically with details reminiscent of the Italian countryside.  Gold calligraphy and antique-inspired stationery invite guests to an al fresco courtyard set-up where red taper candles, matte black [...]
Allegheny County Courthouse - Pittsburgh Wedding Venue & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing the Allegheny County Courthouse! - If you thought you knew the Allegheny County Courthouse, guess again.  Yes, the downtown staple is where much of county business is conducted.  BUT the building also boasts some of the most strikingly unique event spaces I've ever seen.  Between a grand staircase fit for a romantic ceremony and a private courtyard that takes an [...]
Wedding Photographers: 5 Steps for Finding the Perfect One for YOU from Lauren Renee Designs and Burgh Brides Wedding Photographers: 5 Steps to Finding the Best One for YOU! - There are dozens and dozens of wedding photographers in Pittsburgh.  Let's not even get into all of the ones around the world.  With that many to choose from, how do you go about finding the best one for you?  I went straight to the source and sought some advice from an expert in the industry!  [...]
Bachelorette Party Must Haves: 8 Great Gifts from Cheeks featured on Burgh Brides Bachelorette Party Must Haves: 8 Great Gifts from Cheeks - Whether it’s going to be wild and crazy at your favorite local watering hole or more subdued with spa services and lots of wine, there are some bachelorette party must haves you simply can’t forget about!  For fun gifts for the ladies’ night, pieces to use beyond the wedding, and everything in between, Cheeks is [...]
Allegheny County - Hartwood Acres Mansion - Pittsburgh Wedding Venue & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Allegheny County Hartwood Acres! - Gorgeous gardens, an ornate mansion, and a rich history make Allegheny County's Hartwood Acres a romantic and unique wedding venue choice.  The sophistication of this setting will bring a vintage, refined vibe to your celebration, while multiple on-site spaces are fit for a crowd of just about any size.  If you're still venue-hunting (or just [...]
Dazzling Pink & Gold Wedding from Aaron Varga Photography featured on Burgh Brides Dazzling Pink & Gold Wedding at the History Center: Amie & Ben - This pink & gold wedding is going to knock your socks off!  Fox Petal Floral Design hit the nail on the head when she described Amie and Ben's big day as “pink champagne bubbles at a black-tie wedding”!  I mean the color of the bride's Bridal Beginning dress was officially called “moscato”.  Does it get any [...]
At Home Engagement Session from Rachel Rowland Photography featured on Burgh Brides At Home Engagement Session: Lindsay & Joe - Nothing is cozier and more intimate than an at home engagement session.  At the suggestion of their photographer – Rachel Rowland – Lindsay and Joe opted to take their pre-wedding pics in their South Side loft, which is uniquely decorated with nods to Joe's home town of Pittsburgh.  Seeing the joy and flirty nature of [...]
A Wedding Website: 5 Reasons You Should Have One from Burgh Brides A Wedding Website: 5 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Have One - On the fence about creating a wedding website?  Don't be.  People spend SO.MUCH. time online these days.  I’m actually embarrassed by the amount of time I spend a computer.  Whether it’s shopping, stalking, or pinning, most of the time my fingers are tapping away at a keyboard or on my phone.  The web is the first place I go to [...]
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: 7 Reasons to Make This Your Honeymoon Destination from Burgh Brides Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: 7 Reasons to Make This Your Honeymoon Destination - Looking for a tropical honeymoon destination?  Forget Cancun, Punta Cana, and the Bahamas.  Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic is the new Caribbean hot spot!  This small city on the island’s northeast coast is a unique combination of relaxation, adventure, and romance.  If you’re looking for the perfect spot to celebrate your newly married status, here are [...]
Blanc de Blanc Bridal - Pittsburgh Wedding Dress Boutique & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Blanc de Blanc Bridal & A Special Offer! - Combining hip, modern wedding fashion trends with classic style and romantic touches, Blanc de Blanc Bridal is sure to win the hearts of Burgh Brides readers everywhere.  This stunning boutique is the latest addition to the Vendor Guide and I just know you're going to love BdB's approach to style.  A firm believer that you [...]
Lavish City Wedding from Poppy Events & Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers featured on Burgh Brides Lavish City Wedding at Hotel Monaco: Christina & Adam - A city wedding that combines rooftop portraits, lavish details, lush florals, and an abundance of romance?  Um, YES PLEASE.  You're going to absolutely fall in love with Christina and Adam's big day.  A girly combo of black, white, gold, and blush pink was a chic and sophisticated color palette, and it went perfectly with Hotel [...]
Oakwood Photo + Video: 6 Reasons You Should Hire Them to Capture Your Wedding from Burgh Brides Oakwood Photo + Video: 6 Reasons You Should Hire Them to Capture Your Wedding - If you’re still on the hunt for a wedding photographer and/or videographer, take some time to get to know Oakwood Photo + Video.  Alexa and Wes are a wife/husband duo who take their craft seriously.  With a rustic, folk vibe and sweet as can be dispositions, they’re two of my favorite talents.  From the smallest [...]
6 Big Ticket Wedding Registry Items You Won't Think to Add from Burgh Brides 6 Big Ticket Wedding Registry Items You Won't Think to Add - You might hesitate to add a few big ticket wedding registry items to your wish list, but you shouldn't!  Believe it or not, some guests will want to really spoil you with an expensive present!  Others will go in on a large item with a few others and purchase a group gift.  So while you're [...]
Luxurious Industrial Chic Wedding from hotmetalstudio and Shayla Hawkins Events featured on Burgh Brides Luxurious Industrial Chic Wedding at the Pittsburgh Opera: Brianne & Eric - This wedding.  I.can't.even. I should have expected nothing less than style perfection when {SHE} teamed up with Brianne, the owner of the hip Lawrenceville boutique No. 14.  When she wed Eric, all the stops were brought out.  Brianne's style is girly and chic, but she wanted the wedding to contrast that and to also reflect [...]
Blue & Pink Wedding Ideas: Snowy Pastel Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot from Dawn Derbyshire Photography and Jessica Garda Events featured on Burgh Brides Snowy Pastel Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot - The pale pinks and blues of a gorgeous winter sunset inspired this styled shoot that will make all pastel wedding lovers go gaga!  The light shades are a feminine contrast against the white snow of the season.  Taking place on Heaven Sent Farms, stylist Jessica Garda Events set up a sweetheart table dressed with airy [...]