Modern vibes and industrial chicness come together at this New Hazlett Theater wedding that is just effortlessly cool. The exposed brick and raw grit of Megan and Matt’s chosen Pittsburgh wedding venue was perfectly suited for the laid-back party vibe they aimed to create. Strung bistro lights, lush organic-inspired florals from Blossoms by Jillian, and geometric details flawlessly executed by Em and E Events were just a few of the noteworthy parts of the day. But despite what might seem like a typical wedding reception, this one wasn’t without a few twists on the status quo. An ice cream sundae bar was a huge hit among guests, while the couple’s card box was a replica of the Duquense Incline, paying homage to the neighborhood they know and love. None of this compares to the sweet but hidden detail in the bride’s attire. Her headpiece was worn by her grandmother over 60 years ago, and Clarissa Boutique wove it into Megan’s veil seamlessly. If your eyes aren’t yet blurry from the sentimental crying, go ahead and check out this video and these images, both shot by All Heart Photo & Video.
About the Couple
Even though we both went to Duquesne University and had the same major, our paths didn’t cross until years later when we met at work. The timing wasn’t great so we were just friends for awhile but eventually we started dating!
Our favorite thing to do together is be outside! We love hiking, biking, golfing – literally anything that allows us to spend time together in the great outdoors. After a year and a half of dating, Matt took me to Moraine State Park for what I thought was an afternoon hike. He stopped to “tie his shoe” and I turned around to see him down on one knee! Of course, I was thrilled and said yes!
About the Wedding
We wanted to have a small-ish wedding with our closest friends and family so we could truly celebrate with those around us and enjoy every minute of the day! We love the industrial modern look, so the New Hazlett Theater’s exposed brick made it the perfect venue. For the color palette, we used shades of gold and navy accented by dusty rose. We absolutely loved the big organic floral elements (lots of sage and marsala) and gold geometric accents that our florist brought to the day. We wanted all the elements of a traditional wedding, but with our personalities shining through. We didn’t want anything to feel overly formal or stuffy – we wanted to host an awesome party with great music and delicious food!
We love ice cream and dessert, so of course our Pittsburgh cookie table/dessert bar was complemented by an ice cream sundae bar. That was all my mom’s idea and it was a huge hit.
We also wanted to honor our neighborhood (Mt. Washington) by using a Duquesne Incline replica as our card box (lent to us by a family friend). Our “guestbook” was a mailbox with vintage postcards, a nod to our love of travel!
From a sentimental standpoint, my favorite detail was my headpiece and veil. The headpiece was worn by my grandma on my grandparents’ wedding day over 60 years ago, and the ladies at Clarissa Boutique were able to integrate it so beautifully with my veil. It was truly perfect.
Hers: Aside from marrying Matt, my favorite part of the day was seeing all of the most important people from every part of our lives come together in one place, at one time. It was so magical!
His: Our first dance together as husband and wife, which led into celebrating on the dance floor all night with our closest friends and family.