Filled with happy colors and a child-like sense of wonder, these whimsical wedding ideas are inspired by everyone’s favorite children’s program. Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor taught us all to be imaginative, kind, and inclusive, principles that Nancy of Functions Pittsburgh holds near and dear and that served as the muse for this concept. Rather than choosing just one or two colors, she opted for the entire rainbow. Teal, magenta, yellow, orange, and red are just a few of the shades that make an appearance in this funky palette, which made for a bright pop against the hip architecture of MuseumLab, where the shoot took place. A mid-century modern yellow settee from Old Souls Vintage Rentals served as seating at a youthful tablescape, complete with modern two-toned flatware and colored votive holders. Julie James Design brought the make believe vibes to life even more with a fun bouquet finished with colorful, textural ribbons and a modern and fresh ceremony installation that is sure to wow. You’ll see heavy nods to the show in Bella Christie’s cake inspired by the set’s cobblestones, Nice To Be Iced’s cookies showcasing song lyrics, a DIY-ed neighborhood backdrop, With Love Daily Stationery’s invitation suite featuring some of the host’s own words, a trolly from Molly’s Trolleys, and miniature dolls bearing resemblance to several of the host’s friends at each place setting. A yellow cardigan sweater from Heinz Healy’s even makes an appearance! Creative, bold, and playful, this shoot is so uniquely Pittsburgh and it was all perfectly captured by Kaitlin Powell Photography.
About the Shoot
It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood…for a Pittsburgh wedding! For this styled shoot, I wanted to bring to life the concepts that are important to my business, Functions Pittsburgh: kindness, inclusion, and love in a fun and authentically Pittsburgh way.
The shoot has a mid-century modern vibe as a nod to Mister Rogers, whose show got its start in the late 1960s. We were able to draw from the show for inspiration, starting with our transportation in a beautiful Molly’s Trolley trolley. We were lucky that MuseumLab has the actual bench from the show, which made for great photo ops with our bride and groom. We maintained the mid-century modern style with rentals from Old Souls Vintage Rentals for our ceremony and reception scenes. Julie James Design designed the perfectly modern yet whimsical floral arrangements to bring to life the make-believe elements. The cake by Bella Christie is inspired by the cobblestones from the set and Araina from Nice to be Iced created the sugar cookies showcasing a few lyrics from one of the show’s songs. With Love Daily Stationery tied these elements together with her beautifully creative invitation suite.
I knew I wanted to do something to jazz up the Gathering Space at Museumlab and I love a good DIY, so (with a little help) I built the neighborhood art backdrop out of random plywood we had around our house and paint from The Home Depot.
I styled the bride and groom in minimalist looks from One White Lane and Heinz Healey’s, respectively. I chose a yellow sweater for Jordan to pop against some of our red backgrounds (like the trolley, bench, and red brick wall) and a red corduroy blazer to make for a more formal ceremony look. Michele is in a very sleek Nouvelle Amsale gown and we kept her hair and makeup true to the minimalist look, thanks to Michelle Falcone and Deanna Machi from Bloom Beauty Parlor. Henne Jewelers came through with the perfect mix of new and estate pieces that are so unique and beautiful – I mean, did you see that choker? AH-MAZING! With so many bright colors and fun design elements, I wanted her look to provide balance to the photos. Speaking of photos, Kaitlin Powell was the photo genius capturing it all!