Home is where the heart is, and it’s exactly where Morgan and Andrew’s chic geometric inspired fall wedding happened too. With assistance from Pittsburgh wedding planner Wanderlust Wedding and Events, the couple pulled off a beautiful backyard soiree at Andrew’s childhood home. What started as a blank canvas turned into a magic space filled with jewel tone colors, geometric shapes, and mixed metals. Holly Hanna Floral dressed up the ceremony arch with the prettiest textured arrangement. It was the perfect spot for these college sweethearts to exchange their vows they each wrote for one another, which became their favorite part of the day. They looked stun-ning while doing so too – Morgan wearing an Anna Campbell gown from Blanc de Blanc Bridal with Andrew donning a bow tie that was actually made from the leftover material from Morgan’s wedding dress. Adorbs! While they were basking in the moment and uniting in marriage, EF Lighting was busy transforming the reception area with hanging lights, draped fabrics, and greenery. The look above complemented the details below, which consisted of family style tables lined with chiavari chairs and gold chargers from All Occasions Party Rentals, along with tasteful hints of fall. It was the perfect setting to hold the delicious food from four local restaurants, which was a hit among guests before they indulged in some cake from Bethel Bakery and broke it down on the dance floor with Loyalty Entertainment. These images from Katilin Powell Photography are the blueprint for a sweet celebration. Enjoy!
About the Couple
I am from Kernersville, North Carolina and Andrew is from Burgettstown; we met in college. We were friends for a couple of years and started dating our junior year. Every year, Andrew’s fraternity had a charity date auction event to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Following his stellar walkout and performance to Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it Off”, I “purchased” Andrew for the small price of $115. Who knew “Buy a Phi Psi” meant for life?! After college, I officially moved to Pittsburgh, and shortly after, Andrew proposed on December 23 when we were at my parents’ house in North Carolina for Christmas.
About the Wedding
We were unfortunately a couple getting married in the year of COVID. Just like the world experienced so much change, so did our original plans. We were originally going to have our wedding in downtown Pittsburgh in December. The theme was going to be mixed metals, geometric shapes, jewel tones, and greenery. When COVID happened, we tried to figure out how to have our big day safely, but without giving up things we envisioned.
The one thing COVID taught us was how important family and home is. So we decided to get married at Andrew’s parents’ house. By changing our location and our date, we were then able to have a fall wedding we originally couldn’t get a date for. This meant we could add in fall accents, like pumpkins, gourds, and seasonal colors.
The money we originally budgeted for a city venue, we were able to take and really invest in creating our entire setting, starting with a blank canvas tent. We hired EF lighting, who really created the ceiling “look” with greenery, draped fabric and lights, hanging glass candles, hanging lanterns and geometric shapes, chandeliers, a personalized monogram, and a chandelier over the ceremony arch (which we then used as a backdrop to our sweetheart table).
Holly Hanna Floral helped transform the tables with big standing pillars she made herself, greenery on the bars, geometric lanterns and shapes, greenery garlands, and more. Everything really turned out more beautifully than we planned! Everything was more personal in every aspect because we really started from scratch.
You do most of your dreaming at home, and that truly was what we were able to have – an absolute DREAM day at home. COVID helped us to focus on what matters.
Our vows were my favorite part of the whole day. We wrote our own, so being completely surprised by one another and hearing those words about how much we loved each other and why – it was more of a reveal than even the first look. It allowed us to say things that maybe we think, but never have said.