2022 has brought us an abundance of wedding celebrations, each with their own unique style and traditions. We felt that this recent wedding, unique in every way, needed a long story & many pictures to showcase this beautiful celebration!

Vanessa and Philip were married on July 3rd, 2022 at Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland, a gorgeous church that exudes quintessential Orthodox tradition. Elaborate iconography of saints adorn the walls and blue fresco ceiling, while stained glass windows illuminate all sides of the sanctuary.

Vanessa and Philip’s ceremony included several Syrian wedding traditions. The couple completed the lighting of the candles and the joining of the hands. This tradition symbolizes the willingness of the couple to receive Christ into their marriage. They also had a crowning, where the priest placed crowns on the bride and groom’s head. The crowns are attached with a single ribbon, crowning them King and Queen of their home and founders of a new generation.

Vanessa carried a waterfall cascade bouquet created with white garden roses, dendrobium orchids, and gold tipped eucalyptus. Following the flowing feel of the flowers, Vanessa also wore an extraordinary cathedral length veil. The bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets to match, also featuring white roses and eucalyptus.

After the ceremony, friends and family gathered at the Le Mont on Mt. Washington for a night of jubilant celebration. The centerpieces for the reception were a combination of low centerpieces with white flowers, and towering candelabras with candles, flowers, and whimsical greenery.

The head table was fully decorated with white flowers, and the towering 4′ plus cake was also topped with white flowers.

The celebration continued throughout the evening with dancing to the Zaffet drum, an instrument that commonly accompanies Arabic music, helping create an atmosphere full of joy and laughter.

Congratulations, Vanessa & Philip, on your spectacular wedding day! We were elated to play a part in such a gleeful celebration and bear witness to your love.

Photos are courtesy of Parkway Florist Inc., Divine Celebrations, and Megan Read Photography.

Featured Weddings 2021 – Taylor & Scott

Sometimes, the stars shine, the planets align, and the day is just a perfect wedding day! Thus was this beautiful August wedding day for Scott and Taylor.

The ceremony took place in the courtyard at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. The cocktail hour and reception followed in the grand ballroom.

Our bride carried a loose bouquet of ivory and “Faith” roses, wine dahlias, blue thistle, lisanthisus, and textured greens. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of wine dahlias, “Faith” roses and assorted greens with blue thistle accents.

Flowers from the ceremony arch were repurposed and used on the head table. The guest tables were decorated with unique glass prisms containing protea and roses. The wedding cake topper was unique and cute in every way.

Someone said that true love can be measured by the groom’s loving look at his bride. We think this expression was captured very well in this image. Congratulations again Taylor and Scott!

All photos are courtesy of Michael Will Photography.

Featured Weddings 2021 – Karen & Travis

This post is dedicated to one of the many spectacular weddings we serviced last year. Karen & Travis celebrated their love on September 5th, 2021 at The Pennsylvanian, a high end venue located in downtown Pittsburgh. The couple’s choice to have white, monochromatic flowers for their bouquets and arrangements added a breath of fresh air to every part of their celebration.

A revitalized piece of Pittsburgh’s once bustling Penn station, The Pennsylvanian is a venue known for it’s unmatched elegance and historic charm. Karen and Travis were married outside in The Rotunda, a breathtaking outdoor space with magnificent terra-cotta archways and ornate designs carved into the stone.

Our wedding couple chose to get married in front of a triangular arch, decorated with a sweeping spray of white flowers. The ceremonial space was tied together with two more arrangements at the entrance to the seating area, also bursting with white blooms, as well as simple greens tied to the ends of the isle chairs.

After the ceremony, the couple and their guests made their way into The Pennsylvanian’s Grand Hall, a space that unquestionably lives up to it’s name. We provided luxurious centerpieces set atop our gold Harlow stands, which drew the eye upward, and complemented the aesthetic of the hall. The effect of the white flowers against the white and gold decorations was breathtaking, and made the hall come to life.

More all-white arrangements peppered the indoor reception. We used every prop and flowers that was delivered, including placing the triangular arch behind the newlywed’s sweetheart table!

Karen and Travis, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your wedding celebration. We were honored to be able to play a small part in such a breathtaking event!

Photos utilized in this blog post are courtesy of Joey Kennedy Photography.

Rounds & Loose Rounds 2021 — More of Our Favorite Bouquets

Our ever popular round bouquets continued the blush and ivory color trend. But as you can see, we prepared bouquets in lavender, purple, peach, maroon, golden sunflower also.

These pictures and many more can also be found on our website. Click on the WEDDING tab and then on BOUQUETS from our website.

We hope these provide some inspiration for you. Every bride’s vision of her wedding flowers is different. Our task is to help make that vision come to life ! While some of our fellow florists use lots & lots & lots of greenery, we aim to scale the bridal bouquet to the size of our bride and the look of her dress. Yes, we do use greens, as you can see from these photos. However, our greens are used in a more controlled fashion.


Cascades were back in 2021!

We provided flowers for so many, many weddings in 2021 that we lost track of how popular cascading bouquets had become again!

From tight teardrop cascades, to loose flowing cascades, each one was different, and styled just for that particular wedding. And of course, blush and ivory were still the most popular color choices for many of our brides. And flowing greenery was very easy to incorporate into this style of bouquet.

Pictured below are just some of the cascades we prepared in 2021.

(These pictures will also be available on our website. Just click on the WEDDINGS tab, and then on BOUQUETS).

We hope these pictures provide some inspiration to you!! Enjoy!!

Arches & Ceremony Decor – 2021

We love the way ceremony arches add a personal, romantic touch to any wedding celebration. In 2021, we are proud to say we set up some of our favorite arches and ceremony decor of all time! Check out our pictures below to see some examples of what is available for your future ceremony.

A timeless classic for true romantics, here is a pipe & drape altar we set up at the George Washington Hotel in Washington, Pennsylvania.

One of our favorite venues is the outdoor garden at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Our classic pipe and drape gave the garden an elegant and luxurious feel, while our hexagon arch added a unique and whimsical touch.

The geometric trend continued with our circular “moon” arch and triangular arch accented with flowing sprays of white flowers.

The height of the summer had us bursting with color at some truly spectacular outdoor ceremonies. We especially loved the ones shown here showcasing stargazer lilies, peach roses, and sunflowers. We traveled to many places in 2021. Shown here are set-ups at Oglebay, WV, the Barn at Madison and the front area of the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott (when we turned the front Portoco area into a stunning wedding ceremony site!)

2021 was an amazing year for flowers. We are grateful for the opportunity to add vibrancy to such an intimate piece of our many clients wedding ceremonies. We really do strive to make dreams come true!!

Shannon & Anthony — 11.5.2021

This beautiful wedding was over a year in the planning. The friends and family members that needed to be involved made the wedding party grow like Toppsy to 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen!

While November weather can be a bit iffy, Shannon and Anthony were very lucky, and had a beautiful fall day. Shannon carried a very large cascading bouquet, which included protea. The bridesmaids carried smaller loose bouquets in jewel toned colors.

Duquesne University Chapel was the location for the ceremony – Anthony’s alma mater.

After a full Catholic mass, everyone proceeded to the Double Tree Hotel in Greentree for a great night of food, dancing, and fun with family and friends in the grand ballroom. The dance floor was packed all night.

Wow – what a wonderful night!! Shannon & Anthony, we hope we made your dreams come true. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of this most special day!

Photos shown are courtesy of Danielle Durbin Photography.

2021 Catching up – Already

The wedding celebrations have started again! Yea! We are so glad for all of our brides and grooms who can finally have the special day they had planned. Here are some of what we had the pleasure of being part of.

1-16-21 Racheal and Andrew

Ceremony and Reception were held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Even though it was chilly and brisk, Hannah Barlow Photography was able to capture some stunning pictures, including “First Look” pictures.

Photography credit to

3-6-21 Christena and Michael

Our March 6th couple had a very downsized wedding at St. Phillips Church in Crafton – followed by a family style dinner at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Shown here is the brides bouquet and our bridesmaid bouquet as well as the flower hoop we designed for the flower girl. We will be joyfully celebrating in 2022 with a large reception on this same weekend.

3-27-21 Shalya and Zack

Shalya and Zack tied the knot at St John the Baptist Church (Monaca, Pa) – finally! (Their wedding was postponed from June 2020). Shalya loved Callas! Her Bouquet included white mini callas, 2 kinds of white roses and white Lisanthsis. Our Bridesmaids carried 2 large full-size callas in a presentation style bouquet. The groom and his men wore a single white mini calla. Low centerpieces, which included green/yellow/peach/white flowers adorned the guest tables at the reception.

3-27-21 Courtney and Brad

Courtney and Brad proved that perseverance pays off! Originally scheduled to be married on 4-24-20, the wedding was postponed to 7-17-20. When restrictions were still tight and unbending, the wedding was again postponed to 3-27-21! The third date was the charm.

Oh and did we mention that they also had to change churches because their original church was closed about a month before the wedding?

Courtney’s favorite flower is peonies. We were able to get them and include them in the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. (The bouquets smelled wonderful!) The blush pink color, worn by her bridesmaids, was carried into the reception centerpieces also, with white Hydrangea and blush pink roses.

Wow – it has been a busy and exciting few months. We were glad to be a part of all of these weddings. We look forward to helping many more brides and grooms going forward in 2021!

(Our April catch-up will be posted in a few days).

Congratulation and Best Wishes to all!

3-20-21 The First Day of Spring!

Two new beginnings happened today.

Katie and Shane were one of our first couples in 2020 that were forced to postpone their wedding. The wait was worth it! A beautiful wedding took place at the South Hills Country Club on the first day of spring. The club was totally bathed in lots and lots of romantic candlelight and pops of color from the flowers.

Shown here are some pictures of the ceremony,(in front of the fireplace) as well as bride & bridesmaids bouquets and two style of centerpieces. Deep burgundy flowers with pops of pink and peach was our bride’s request. We think we achieved her wishes.

Our second wedding on the first day of Spring took us south of the city, to Washington County. Jennifer and Justin held their wedding ceremony and reception at the very stately George Washington Hotel in Washington, PA. Jennifer’s beautiful ball gown was accented with a white rose and delphinium cascade. Her bridesmaids, in light sky blue gowns, carried handtied bouquets with Hydrangea, pink & lavender roses, blue delphinium and purple lisanthsis.

Tall pipe and drape provided an elegant back drop for the ceremony. The spring flowers used in the ceremony were then transferred up to the reception ballroom. Both high and low centerpieces were used in the reception ballroom.

We wish both Katie and Shane and Justin and Jennifer nothing but happiness from this day forward. Thank you for allowing Parkway Florist to be a part of your best day ever!

Wedding Wednesday

Looking back at some of the Dreamy bouquets we have prepared, we are hoping for many sunshiney, glorious wedding days in 2021!

While a number of our weddings postponed from 2020 to 2021 we still have some availability for new brides in 2021. Call us at412-937-1100 to check our availability and schedule a free consultation.