When Megan and Matt decided to ring in the new year with a PPG Wintergarden wedding, they made sure to pull out all the stops. Their goal was to ensure guests had the BEST time, all while enjoying the elegance surrounding them. Mission accomplished! To do so, they enlisted the help of some of Pittsburgh’s best wedding vendors including Community Flower Shop and EF Lighting to bring the design to life. While it may have been cold outdoors, crisp white linens, natural green and ivory blooms, and an abundance of candlelight had the reception space sparkling with warmth beneath the all-glass venue. They made sure to include iconic pops of charcoal, silver, and blue to honor the celebratory holiday, which was highlighted through the mismatched bridesmaids dresses and reception details. Tasty Bakery even made sure to add bubbly pops of texture onto their wedding cake, which was as elegantly whimsical as Megan’s 3D Lace Made with Love wedding gown from Blanc de Blanc Bridal. Tyler Norman Photography didn’t miss a beat capturing this pretty fete. If you’re looking to end the year by starting a new chapter of your life, take notes on this one!
About the Couple
Matt and I met in high school. Our two best friends were dating and they had introduced us one night the summer before my sophomore year and Matt’s junior year. But we did not see each other much after that. At the homecoming dance that fall, I decided to ask Matt to dance to “Don’t Stop Believing” and the rest is history.
We were engaged on Labor Day weekend 2020 in true Pittsburgh fashion – on the riverfront by Heinz Field with the beautiful city in the background. It was an amazing day that ended with a party with both of our families to celebrate!
About the Wedding
The wedding was really inspired by the elegance of the PPG Wintergarden and the excitement of a New Year’s Eve Wedding. The PPG Wintergarden is a beautiful all-glass building that offers a unique beauty, especially in the winter. We ran with the winter/New Year’s Eve theme with a lot of silver and deep blue and charcoal accents, a lot of candlelight to elevate the elegance of the space, and wintery flowers full of bright whites, silvery and deep greens, juniper, and some deep blue accents as well. We really wanted people to feel that they were at an elegant New Year’s Eve party, but we also wanted to make sure everyone let loose and had an amazing time ringing in the New Year.
Matt and I both agree that our first dance was our favorite part of the day. Although we were surrounded by about 200 people, we really felt alone in the space and would not trade the moment for the world.