Crisp reds, blush accents, and gray hues make for a modern spin on the colors and decor of this traditional fall wedding at the Heinz History Center. Chloe and Nick spiced things up for their big day by incorporating warm shades with a contrasting gray cool tone. Ivory linens made a clean slate for luscious centerpieces filled with roses, magnolia leaves, and eucalyptus, while their dessert menu included spiced cake pops, pumpkin tartlets, and candy apple shooters. This sophisticated soiree was complimented with a playful touch. As huge lovers of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Chloe and Nick opted for a Pens jersey with their last name for guests to sign and hockey pucks as their wedding escort cards. They were even surprised by a special guest at their reception…Iceburgh! Experience all the feels of this wedding, wonderfully captured by Jenna Brianne Photography.
About the Couple
Nick and I met in January of 2016, right after New Years. I was living in Oakland getting my masters and Nick was working in Pittsburgh. We matched on OkCupid and after talking for a few days, we agreed to meet. For our first date, Nick took me to a local spot in Shadyside.
After dating for a little over a year, we planned our first vacation together. We settled on Riviera Maya, Mexico and on our second evening there, Nick proposed on the beach just before sunset. The whole thing was fast, simple, and absolutely perfect!
About the Wedding
The colors of our wedding reflected the fall season without the commonly used orange and brown. The bridesmaids wore a collection of charcoal dresses that were each chosen by the girls themselves. Flowers were a combination of deep red and blush roses combined with magnolia leaves, eucalyptus, and dried elements to incorporate the charcoal gray color. The linens were simple white-on-white, which allowed the centerpieces to stand out. Instead of traditional wedding cake, we choose to serve an autumn themed desert trio, including spiced cake pops, pumpkin tartlets, and candied apple shooters.
We are huge Pittsburgh Penguins fans and wanted to share our love for the Pens with our wedding guests. Instead of a traditional guestbook, we opted for a Pens jersey with our last name and wedding day on the back. Our escort cards were hockey pucks with each guest’s name. And my mom surprised us all with a special guest at the reception…Iceburgh!
My favorite moment was everything about Heinz Chapel. My parents were married at the chapel over 30 years ago and even though I did not grow up in Pittsburgh, I always dreamed of getting married there. It was a special moment to be there, marrying the love of my life in front of all our family and friends. I could not have felt more loved, supported, and excited in that moment.
Nick and I choose to white our own vows, but instead of reading them during the ceremony, we gave them to each other before our first look. This was such a special and intimate moment for both of us. It helped me feel so relaxed and calm going into our big day!