Katy and Philip’s Carnegie Museum wedding was the ultimate something blue…and green! These two vivid colors came together in the most exquisite ways for this luxurious and modern celebration. The bride wanted to pay homage to her grandparents, whom she lived next to and saw every day growing up. Memories of them influenced many of the wedding details, including the color palette. Blue and green hydrangeas were her grandfather’s favorite flower, so of course they played center stage. They can be seen in the elevated table centerpieces from Bella Fiore, in Katy’s cascading, asymmetrical bridal bouquet, and most of all in her jaw-dropping Romona Keveza wedding dress. The gown featured a striking floral print that is sure to blow your mind. The blooms also appeared in the couple’s Minted wedding invitations, which provided a fresh take on classic stationery. Blue Manolo Blahniks, a cake from Bella Christie that echoed the bride’s gown, and a cookie table featuring Katy’s grandmother’s most treasured recipes rounded out the noteworthy details. Fashion forward and oh-so-pleasing on the eye, this gorgeous fete was perfectly captured by none other than Leeann Marie Photography.
About the Couple
Phil and I met on the first day of 8th grade. That first week of school, we took a field trip and toured around West Virginia. He was a tall, scrawny boy in goofy shorts and tall socks. I was a budding fashionista (in my 13-year old mind at least) that couldn’t quite figure this kid out.
Phil and I took a weekend trip to Omni Bedford Springs and he proposed on a walking bridge overlooking the resort. He even hired a photographer to capture the moment. I was completely surprised and elated.
About the Wedding
Many of the wedding selections were motivated by my grandparents. They lived next door to me growing up, and I saw them everyday until I went to college.
Our flowers were blue and green hydrangeas because those were my pap’s favorite. He was an avid gardener and had several hydrangea bushes in his yard. My wedding dress is also a nod to him. Our cookie table was comprised of my gram’s most treasured recipes. In lieu of favors, we donated to a food pantry where she volunteers for years before her passing.
We never felt pressured to follow typical wedding traditions. We emphasized areas that are important to us and our families, even if it meant breaking some rules.