A deliciously rich color palette of blush pink and marsala set the tone for this old world romance wedding. Heather and Jason wanted a swoon-worthy look and this combination brought femininity and warmth to the Omni William Penn Hotel. To play off the opulence of the venue, the couple worked with Mocha Rose Floral and Event Design on some show-stopping flowers. An enormous tree covered with hanging candles, crystals, and fresh blooms greeted guests, who were then treated to a variety of high and low arrangements of amaranthus, hydrangeas, astilbe, and roses on their tables. Heather even brought the color palette to her bridal look with a dramatic, bold lip color thanks to Pittsburgh wedding makeup artist Allison Roth. A first dance on the balcony while their party looked on from the other side and the bride and groom’s brothers serving as their bridal party gave this vintage-y affair a dose of modern wedding trends. You’re going to love all of the memories captured by Leeann Marie Photography!
About the Couple
Jason and I met in 2012 at a happy hour where we had a mutual friend. We had good chemistry when we first started talking and decided to keep in touch online. We didn’t end up contacting each other directly after that, though. Three years later, however, that same mutual friend offered to set us up with each other and voila – all the puzzle pieces came together that second time!
Jason proposed to me at our house, with dozens of pink and red roses scattered everywhere. It was perfectly intimate – definitely our style.
About the Wedding
We wanted a romantic look, so we went with soft blushes set against deep reds and pops of marsala for our colors. Marsala is such a fantastic, rich color for fall. We also wanted to highlight the luxury of the Omni, so we chose gold and crystal details to match the opulence of the venue. Setting the mood with many flowers and candles was so important for us to get that “old world romance” theme throughout our wedding. We had a fantastic flower tree with candles as a statement piece as guests arrived at our reception to set the mood right off the bat!
Perhaps the most unique part of our wedding was that instead of traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen, we wanted our brothers to stand with us during the ceremony (neither of us have sisters). I cherish my brothers, and it was important to me that they were by my side for the day. Likewise, Jason had his only sibling on his side as the best man.
As for our favorite singular moment – definitely our first dance! We danced on a marble wrap-around balcony, while our guests looked on from the other side of the balcony. That was definitely a unique experience!