Do me a favor and hold onto to your socks, because they’re about to be knocked off. Nothing – and I mean NOTHING – has wowed me as much as this enchanting wedding has. It’s romantic, breathtaking, chic, and lavish all at the same time. Ali and Phil’s September day took place at the Fox Chapel Golf Club, which GreenSinner transformed into a whimsical, wonderful greenery-filled fairyland. Fresh foliage was the main theme of the day, whose color palette centered around ivory, cream, gray, and neutral tones. Luscious table runners, an abundance of candlelight, sheer brocade overlay linens, lots of gold detailing, and greenery dripping from just about every surface made this reception space worthy of awards. And if you think this bride and her all-in-white bridesmaids look simply ravishing, it’s because Ali’s mom is the owner of Bridal Beginning, THE Pittsburgh destination for wedding day fashion. Styled and planned by Shayla Hawkins Events and beautifully captured by Dawn Derbyshire Photography and Traveling Heart Productions, Ali and Phil’s wedding is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Take a look and see just what I mean.
Romantic, sexy, and all kinds of fun, Ali and Phil’s wedding film from Traveling Heart Productions is DEF worth a watch!
From the bride…
Tell me about yourselves! When and how did you meet? How long have you been together? How did you get engaged? All the juicy details!
Phil and I met six years ago in the doctor of physical therapy graduate program at the University of Dayton. We were cadaver partners in the anatomy lab! We did a long distance relationship for 2.5 years. He proposed the weekend I decided to move back to Pittsburgh! I drive to his apartment from Ohio and the house looked empty. He had flowers and candles everywhere and a letter for me to read, ending with a note that I’d find him upstairs. When I went up, he was in a suit down on one knee!
Describe the wedding and what inspired it. What was unique about it?
Our wedding look was very romantic and classic. The colors were ivory, cream, and gray, with all warm, neutral tones and all green and white flowers. My inspiration was to create a classic enchanted evening with a lot of greenery. GreenSinner made it particularly unique by going above and beyond with the ambience they created and all the candlelight!
What was your favorite moment of the day?
Our first look! It was so romantic and intimate and just a special moment between the two of us!
Is there any advice you would give to other couples planning their big day?
Use Shayla Hawkins Events! They made my fairytale wedding come true. My dream team of vendors made the day seem flawless. Also, I couldn’t have done it without my mom and her staff at Bridal Beginning for making me and my girls look like magical princesses! Remember to enjoy your day together and spend time together!!
Band: The Elite Show Band | Bride’s Dress: Berta from Bridal Beginning | Bride’s Accessories: Haute Bride from Bridal Beginning | Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle from Bridal Beginning | Bridesmaids Dresses: La Femme from Bridal Beginning | Cake: Bethel Bakery | Calligraphy: Judith Browne Calligraphy | Caterer: Fox Chapel Golf Club | Ceremony Location: St. Louise de Marillac Church | Flowers: GreenSinner | Hair: Geno Levi Salon | Linens: Mosaic | Makeup: Makeup by Bo | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse | Photography: Dawn Derbyshire Photography | Reception Venue: Fox Chapel Golf Club | Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental | Stationery: L Brands | Transportation: Tortorice Limousine | Videography: Traveling Heart Productions | Wedding Planner: Shayla Hawkins Events
Bride’s Dress: Bridal Beginning | Bride’s Accessories: Bridal Beginning | Bride’s Shoes: Bridal Beginning | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal Beginning | Flowers: GreenSinner | Photography: Dawn Derbyshire Photography | Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental | Videography: Traveling Heart Productions