The understated elegance of this styled shoot will leave you with plenty of ideas for your own romantic wedding. Coordinated by Burgh Brides favorites Lauren Renee Designs and Soiree by Souleret, it brings together the European charm and secret garden feel of Mellon Park with vintage and organic details. The color palette of light blues, greens, and grays mixed with muted metallics and ivory kept the look fresh and relevant. A gorgeous wooden table was dressed with both an airy silk runner and lush greenery, while ornate chargers, botanical china, and brass candlesticks completed the tablescape. Watercolor invitations and stationery added a pop of soft color and antique-inspired rings gave the bridal look a vintage nod. Teaming up with other Burgh Brides vendors – The Blue Daisy Floral Designs, All Occasions Party Rental, and Vintage Alley Rentals – Lauren and Shayne curated a styled shoot that is refined and demure while still inspirational to today's modern bride. I'm going to bet your head will be chock full of ideas by the time you reach the end of this post!
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From the photographer…
Having not yet had the chance to collaborate on a wedding, Shayne of Soiree by Souleret and I worked together to curate a styled shoot full of romance and European charm right in our hometown. While there have been many engagements, bridal portraits and ceremonies held at the Walled Garden at Mellon Park, it has not yet been a location for a wedding reception. We thought, “Why not?”. Its beautiful wrought iron gates, carved stone fountain, and plentiful gardens provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate yet refined, romantic yet understated dinner party. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy completed a historic restoration of the Walled Garden in 2009, adding the ultimate romantic feature: an art installation that features a full constellation of lights hidden in the grass that twinkle to life as dusk approaches, mirroring the stars above.
We carefully selected details for the shoot to pair with the refinement and softness of the garden – brass candlesticks, lush greens, botanical china, watercolored stationery, a delicate silk gown by Leanne Marshall, and a cake by Bella Christies that resembled the designs from the main garden gate.
Bride's Dress: Leanne Marshall | Bride's Rings: Trumpet and Horn | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bridesmaid's Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Bella Christie | Calligraphy: Judith Browne Calligraphy | Film Scans: The Find Lab | Flowers: The Blue Daisy Floral Designs | Hair: Beauty Justified | Linens: Lendable Linens | Linens & Ribbons: Silk and Willow | Makeup: Beauty Justified | Menswear: Banana Republic | Photographer: Lauren Renee Designs | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Venue: Walled Garden at Mellon Park | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Stationery: Blush Paper Co. | Videography: ShoFilms | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals | Wedding Planner & Design: Soiree by Souleret
Flowers: The Blue Daisy Floral Designs | Photographer: Lauren Renee Designs | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Stationery: Blush Paper Co. | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals | Wedding Planner & Design: Soiree by Souleret