Infused with black tie vibes and lots of romantic flair, this Carnegie Museum wedding is sure to leave you swooning. Heidi and Tom instantly fell in love with the opulent Oakland wedding venue and wanted a celebration that would reflect its grandeur. A color palette of blush, burgundy, and mauve was accented by gold, black, and taupe, bringing just enough interest to the space while still keeping things beautifully neutral. Sapphire & Lace Design went all out with elevated centerpieces of roses, anemones, and fresh greenery, while completely covering (and we mean COVERING) a semi-naked Bethel Bakery cake with fresh blooms. Seriously, just wait until you see it! Of course, the couple made sure to highlight their fur babies as well. Custom cookies graced the table, signature drinks were named after the pups, and Tom even had their photos woven into his custom suit from Samuel Baron Clothiers. With stationery by Blush Paper Co., a wedding dress from Bridal Beginning, hair and makeup by Glam to Go, entertainment by Bachelor Boys Band, linens by Lendable Linens, decor by Vintage Alley Rentals, AND lighting by EF Lighting, this was one Burgh Brides Vendor Guide star-studded affair! Abbie Tyler Photography made sure to capture every last detail – which were flawlessly executed by Olive & Rose Events – and boy, are they picture perfect!
About the Couple
We met in 2015 at a bar and got engaged in December of 2017. Tom not only pulled off an adorable engagement with our two dogs, but he had it caught on camera too! You can see my jaw literally dropping when I saw the beautiful oval ring.
About the Wedding
Tom and I wanted our wedding to be beautiful, classy, and fun. We toured a few venues but instantly fell in love with the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer. The room is truly breathtaking. The ceiling and lighting are beautiful and we were able to do our first dance with our family and friends watching us from the balcony above. It was magical!
The venue is stunning and could merit a black tie wedding, but Tom did not want to wear a tuxedo. He really wanted a custom suit. We worked with Samuel Baron Clothiers and they were able to make Tom a beautiful suit with a one of a kind silk liner with pictures of our dogs and our initials and wedding date embroidered under the collar.
Our favorite moment of the day was the first look. I had been asking Tom for months if he was going to cry, and he insisted there was a 0% chance he would cry. Well, I should have bet on it, because he 100% cried. It was really nice to spend that time together just the two of us because it calmed our nerves before the ceremony.