Soft pink, sparkly champagne, and sage green tones all came together at Elizabeth and Rodney’s Sheraton Station Square wedding. This sweet celebration in the city is the epitome of “classic Pittsburgh”. After the team at La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans gave Elizabeth that bridal glow, it was off to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, where the bride and groom exchanged vows in front of just 15 close friends and family. They wanted to keep the ceremony intimate, but that didn’t mean they weren’t going to have an all-out party with a larger group! The reception space was decked in sparkly gold table runners, spring-like pink floral arrangements, romantic floating candles, and sweet DIY touches. An simple and understated wedding cake from Bethel Bakery and a classic Pittsburgh cookie table gave guests the appropriate amount of energy to dance the night away with music provided by Kelli Burns Entertainment. Alexa Frankovitch Photography captured the essence of the day with ease and these photos will surely have you wanting to join in on the fun!
About the Couple
Elizabeth and Rodney met online, and their first date was at the Big Idea Bookstore in Bloomfield. It was a match made in heaven. Rodney knew Liz was “the one” after the second date, and Liz knew after the third. She says, “We met up after work in Oakland at Hemingway’s and got a little tipsy. We decided to get some food at Five Guys and then attempted to get to the top of the Cathedral of Learning. We successfully got to the highest publicly accessible floor and gazed out at Oakland below us. After parting ways for the night, I was riding the bus back to my apartment in Highland Park and I could remember thinking to myself that he was ‘the one.'”
About the Wedding
They wanted the wedding to be full of shades of soft pink, champagne gold, and sage. It was subtly glamorous with a spring garden party feel. They kept their ceremony to 15 people, both to keep their guests safe and to have a special moment with just their closest family before the big party. Elizabeth and Rodney are both very laid-back, and they wanted their wedding to be welcoming and fun – a classic Pittsburgh party to celebrate with their favorite people.
The feeling immediately after being married. It felt like all of the stress and the craziness of the last year and a half suddenly went away. We were finally married and that’s really all that mattered.
Walking in to see our families together as one, all in support of Rodney and me.
My brother couldn’t make it because his job had moved him to California just a few days prior. My dad’s side of the family got “Big Head” cutouts of him and he was able to join the party and even made it in to some photo booth shots.
When the song “American Pie” played, everyone came together at the end of the night. It’s a family friend’s favorite song and it now has a kind of unexplainable importance in our life.