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Honeymoon Must Haves Every Newlywed Will Love from Burgh Brides Honeymoon Must Haves Every Newlywed Will Love! - Whether you're headed to a relaxing tropical resort or busy European adventure, these honeymoon must haves are perfect for any newlywed!  Celebrate your “just married” status by treating yourself to one of these adorable Etsy finds.  From a cute tee that will let your fellow airplane passengers know exactly what you're celebrating to a travel [...]
Blue, White, and Orange Wedding Tablescape: Modern Minimalist Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot from JPC Event Group and Dawn Derbyshire Photography Modern Minimalist Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot - A minimalist inspired wedding doesn't need much to make it beautiful, and the same goes for this styled shoot designed by JPC Event Group and shot by Dawn Derbyshire Photography.  To show off their new up-and-coming event space, Riverfront Weddings, the team put together a look that was simultaneously glamorous and streamlined.  The covered outdoor [...]
Pastel Antique Inspired Wedding from Jenna Hidinger Photography featured on Burgh Brides Pastel Antique Inspired Wedding: Kate & Christian - This antique inspired wedding is vintage meets rustic meets shabby chic.  Kate and Christian met while attending college and when it came time to plan their big day, the couple stayed close to home.  Rather than renting a reception venue, the bride's dad's garage was transformed into an soiree-worthy space!  It's incredible!  Just wait until [...]
How We Celebrated the Royal Wedding! Burgh Brides & Jessica Garda Events Royal Wedding Watch Party How We Celebrated the Royal Wedding! - Because I somehow didn't get invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding (shocking, I know), Jessica Garda Events and I decided to host a Royal Wedding Watch Party instead!  The event was a smashing success fit for a prince and princess, and I'm so excited to share these photos from Low-Key Love with you!  If you [...]
Why Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress Could Have More Meaning than You Think Why Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress Could Have More Meaning than You Think - After month's of anticipation, we FINALLY got to see it yesterday – Meghan Markle's wedding dress!  The long-awaited reveal came as the now-Duchess of Sussex stepped out of a vintage burgundy Rolls Royce in front of St. George's chapel.  Proving every single speculation wrong, the bride chose a rather simple, structural, double bonded silk cady haute [...]
Wedding Planning Stress: 6 Ways to Deal with It - If you’re nerves are shot and you’re looking for a few ways to deal with wedding planning stress, you’ve come to the right place today.  I’ve said it many times before…weddings don’t have to be stressful.  They really don’t.  But that doesn’t mean they aren’t.  I’ll be the first to admit that I wanted to rip my [...]
Romantic Summer Engagement Session from Anna Laero Photography featured on Burgh Brides Romantic Summer Engagement Session: Lauren & Jesse - Even though they opted for a destination wedding in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, Lauren and Jesse still wanted a Pittsburgh engagement session.  Being a photographer herself (of Lauren Renee Designs fame), Lauren knows some of the most beautiful shoot locations in the city, and Mellon Park is one of her favorites.  It's for good reason [...]
Introducing Kelli Burns Entertainment! - Just like the intro to this video says, you have one chance to do it right.  “It” being your wedding music, and Kelli Burns Entertainment will definitely get it right.  This team of talented DJs is known for their professionalism, signature bridal party introductions, and going above and beyond to make sure the music and [...]
Pink & Gold Wedding Invitations with Glitter: Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding from Annie O'Neil Photography featured on Burgh Brides Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding at the Omni Bedford Springs: Brittany & Chris - I'm pretty sure that the ballroom of the Omni Bedford Springs was just made for a blush & gold wedding, don't you think?  The grand fireplace, brocade wallpaper, ornate sconces, heavy pink curtains, and overall architecture ooze romance, as does this modern day color palette.  Put them both together and it's a match made in [...]
5 Tips for Giving a Killer Wedding Toast from Burgh Brides 5 Tips for Giving a Killer Wedding Toast - Are you a best man, maid of honor, or even father of the bride?  Then listen up!  You have a BIG responsibility at the wedding…giving a toast.  Some people cringe at the thought of speaking in public, but it’s part of the job for these important wedding players.  In front of all of the couple’s family and [...]
Adam Michaels Photography - Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Adam Michaels Photography & A Special Offer! - When I look at pictures from Adam Michaels Photography, I have a hard time deciding what's prettier – the landscape or the couple itself.  Inspired by architecture, environmental elements, and his world-wide travels, Adam creates epic works of art with his photographs.  He's acutely aware of his surroundings and uses them to his advantage, and [...]
Peach and Navy Bridesmaids Dresses: Fresh Navy & Peach Wedding from Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers featured on Burgh Brides Fresh Navy & Peach Wedding at the History Center: Laura & Tommy - Bright and fresh, a navy blue and peach wedding color palette was perfect for the couple's July affair.  When Laura was a little girl, her grandmother nicknamed her “piccinina” – an Italian word pronounced “peach-a-nina”.  The name stuck with Laura, as did an affinity for that shade.  When planning her big day, the bride wanted [...]
Groomsmen Gift Ideas that are Anything but Lame from Burgh Brides Groomsmen Gift Ideas that are Anything but Lame! - Are you having trouble coming up with some groomsmen gift ideas?  Guys are really hard to shop for, and now you have to shop for MULTIPLE GUYS.  I don't blame you for being stressed out.  To be honest, most of the shopping guides out there are completely lame.  Skip anything with the word “groomsman” on [...]
Styled Surprise Proposal in Downtown Pittsburgh from Sandrachile featured on Burgh Brides Styled Surprise Proposal in Downtown Pittsburgh: Phil & Keith - After 10 years of dating, Phil went BIG with his proposal to Keith.  He enlisted the help of Sandrachile and Vintage Alley Rentals for a sweet surprise proposal overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline!  What started as a seemingly normal photo shoot around the downtown area, turned into a styled lounge set up on the roof of [...]
Meaningful Marriages - Pittsburgh Wedding Officiant and Celebrant & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member Introducing Meaningful Marriages! - If you're still looking for a ceremony officiant, you're going to LOVE the newest addition to the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!  Larry of Meaningful Marriages has been conducting wedding ceremonies for over two decades.  In that time, he's helped hundreds of couples celebrate their commitment to each other.  His favorite part about what he does [...]
Fresh Greenery Table Runners: Vintage Rustic Wedding at Shady Elms Farm from Steven Dray Images featured on Burgh Brides Vintage Rustic Wedding at Shady Elms Farm: Bethany & Chris - Living abroad and traveling the world left Bethany and Chris wanting something a little more relaxed for their wedding day.  With it's rolling grounds and whimsical barn, Shady Elms Farm played a picture perfect backdrop for this casual affair.  An indoor ceremony under hanging bistro lights and exposed beams was followed by a laid back [...]
Navy & French Blue Wedding Inspiration from Burgh Brides Navy & French Blue Wedding Inspiration - Light shades and moody hues come together in the navy & french blue wedding inspiration.  Since my college days of being a Kappa Kappa Gamma (Go Greek!), I've always loved the combination of dark and light blue.  Pair it with ethereal vibes and sophisticated wedding details and I just about melt.  French blue seems to [...]
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 [...]