One Last Hooray!

As 2017 drew to a close, we were somewhat nostalgic, yet very happy for our year end brides.

Our 12/29/17 bride chose a very full but traditional look to compliment her long sleeved lace dress. Sahara roses, Patience garden roses, Vendella roses, red hypericum berries, and gold eucalyptus accents came together nicely into a loose round shape.

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Andrea, our Saturday bride carried some of the same flowers but also included pink mini callas, maroon amaranthus , and dark mums. Rose Gold was the accent color which displayed nicely in the pink accented ballroom.

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One of our New Year’s Eve brides chose to be married under our brass arch with similar flowers. After the ceremony concluded and pictures were finished, the flowers were transferred to the head table.

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So, as 2017 drew to a close, we gather one last time to wish all of our 2017 brides and grooms a heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for your new lives ahead. Thank you all for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your special day.    And we look forward to what 2018 has in store for us as well!


Santa’s Helpers Have Been Working Hard

The trees are trimmed, the poinsettias are watered, the bows are tied neatly, we are ready for Christmas in a flowers shop!

You better believe Santa has a lot on his plate for 2017, and of course he has lots of help to get it all done! We had the pleasure of visiting some of out favorite local Pittsburgh businesses to bring the spirit of Christmas alive this year.

In classic Pittsburgh tradition, we prepared for light up night by decking the halls at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto located in Pittsburgh’s scenic Mt. Washington neighborhood. We started at the hostess station and worked our way throughout the restaurant.

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As guests ride the elevator up to the restaurant level, they experience the amazing scenic view of Pittsburgh’s downtown. Once they step off the elevator, they are greeted by Monterey Bay’s tastefully decorated Christmas tree. Trimmed with ornaments in hues of gold, champagne, ivory, copper, and brass, the tree coordinates with the rest of the restaurant’s decorations perfectly.

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Several fresh and artificial pine wreaths decorate the walls of Monterey Bay for an understated but festive look. Once the ambiance is set, the seats are filled, and the view of the city is in sight, you know you’re in for a treat. Be sure to visit this holiday season!

After Thanksgiving, we visited the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, and we brought the holiday cheer with us! The most notable of our decorations greets you as you enter the hotel lobby. Our big tree takes many  crew members to assemble and decorate, but when its all done it,  makes quite an impression!  (Sometimes, we have audience participants to help us with decorating and caroling!)

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This hotel is known for being a hub for business meetings, parties, gatherings, special events, and weddings. And for that reason, they need plenty of Christmas cheer for everyone. For guests enjoying lunch, dinner, or cocktails in their Runner Stone Mill House Restaurant, our silver tree brings a feeling of home to your “home away from home.” Marriott Restaurant Tree.jpg

If lounging is more your style, we’ve also added decorations to the shadow boxes that decorate the wall above the comfy lounge-style seating area.

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For banquets, Christmas parties, winter weddings, and special events, we decorate several  Christmas trees that may be moved and  used to decorate any number of  ballrooms and areas  throughout the hotel.

For added festive touches, you might see a little of this and a little of that in all the right places. For those who spend the holidays away from home, it can be hard to get in the spirit, but that’s not the case if you’re staying at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.

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We also brought the holiday to the offices of ProMinent Fluid Controls and Calgon Carbon Corporation.  We do our best to work  in the company’s colors each year.  As you can see, We Simply Love Christmas!

Happy Holidays to all……and hope you enjoy our team’s talents!

To see more of what we are up to this holiday season, and the rest of the year, check out our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Jingle Bells & Wedding Bells

As the winter solstice approaches, we move into “winter wedding” mode. Lots of whites, creams, and ivories are accented with branches and eucalyptus; in this case, sprayed gold.

Our bride carried “Patience” garden roses, “Playa Blanca” open white roses, white ranunculus,  gold seeded eucy. and dusty miller.

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The bridesmaids, in beautiful hunter green dresses, carried smaller bouquets with the same theme and color palette.

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The Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel in Moon Twp., was the the scene of this  elegant reception. Gold branched centerpieces containing white hydrangeas and gold eucalyptus were scattered throughout the ballroom, giving  visual dimension to the room. Low centerpieces graced the remaining tables.

Gold chiavari chairs added to the overall classic feel of the wedding & reception.

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Congratulations and thanks to our wonderful bride and groom for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your day.

Best wishes and much happiness to you both……and Merry Christmas!

Ashley & Nick | 11.11.17

As the 2017 wedding season begins to wind down. We are reminded how we must plan and adapt for mother nature each week!

Our 11-11-17 wedding at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott with Ashley & Nick had everyone planning to be inside for the ceremony and use the outdoor spaces for pictures.

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The colors were regal, purple and white with beautiful purple lisianthus included in Ashley’s bouquet as well as Nick’s boutonniere. Ashley’s bouquet also sparkled with rhinestones.


Silver lanterns lines the aisle while our chiffon pipe and drape provided an elegant but understated ceremony backdrop.

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The lanterns were re-purposed and moved to the reception area. Additional tables were graced with sparkling lighted cylinder vases wearing hydrangea hats.

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A beautiful day for an in-love couple, congratulations again!

The Cold is Brewing but Love is Still Blooming | 11.18.17.

Nov 18th saw two weddings and two receptions with the use of similar flowers, but totally different results!

Andrea was a Heinz Memorial Chapel bride, very formal with lots of flowers and extra touches.

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Her ballroom was decorated with large, high and short, low centerpieces. The guests were greeted by a coordinating place card table arrangement.

Julie & Chris exchanged their vows in a hotel ballroom. Large flower urns flanked our black sofa table, which was used for the sand ceremony display.

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All of the centerpieces for this wedding were low and displayed nicely against the beautiful navy overlay table linens.

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Our best wishes for a very happy life to both of these couples. Thank you for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your special days.

Southpointe Golf Club

St. Benedict the Abbot  Catholic Church  in McMurray, Pa.  was the setting for a beautiful   and classic wedding ceremony. Soft white and blush pink flowers decorated the altar and the pews for a very traditional ceremony.

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The bride carried a bouquet of opening white garden roses and cream  roses accented with eucalyptus for a simple and elegant look. The bridesmaids carried a more airy design of colored  roses, accented  with seeded eucalyptus, a more contemporary design.

Once the ceremony concluded, the guests made their way to the Southpointe Golf Club for the fun and beautiful reception. The guests were greeted by a tall place card table arrangment consisting of hydrangeas, roses, willow branches, and greens in a tall trumpet riser vase.

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Moving into the ballroom, two types of centerpieces were used on alternating tables. The shorter  centerpieces  contained hydrangeas, roses, and seeded eucalyptus for a fresh classy, lush & full  look. The taller centerpiece created interest in the room with its tall willow branches peeking out of hydrangea blooms and seeded eucalyptus greens, taking advantage of the tall ceilings in the ballroom.

This wedding encompassed the classic look and feel of a traditional wedding while indulging the guests in an elegant experience. We had enjoyed  visiting the Southpointe Golf Club and look forward to our next trip there.  Congratulations again to our Bride and Groom!

Purple: Here, There, Everywhere!

October has  started out with a bang  at Parkway Florist.  Our first weekend was filled with weddings and events  as well as homecomings.  (All of which will keep us off the streets and our of trouble for many hours…..)

One extra special wedding  was a spectacular purple themed affair.

This ceremony took place at St Malachy Catholic Church in Kennedy Twp. The pews were decorated with hydrangea and purple bows.  The altar was adorned with lavender and white chrysanthemum plants, and accented with two large fresh arrangements behind the altar area. The church,  with its large glass windows,  invited all to be part of  this grand affair.

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The bridesmaids wore full body sequined gray  dresses for a truly glitzy look. The bridesmaids  carried bouquets of white hydrangeas and picassa mini callas. The flower girl sported a lavender pompadour ball which completed her adorable look,  as she smiled her widest smile all the way down the aisle.

Our bride  carried a grand bouquet overflowing with blossoms of purple stock, calla lilies, and hydrangeas.  Big, Bold and Rich in color and texture.

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The ceremony was smooth sailing. The Steven Vance Strolling Violins provided violin accompaniment,   the bridal procession marched, and our beautiful bride and groom said “I Do!”

The guests moved on to the reception at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Grand Ballroom.   The cocktail hour took place in the courtyard garden among the venue’s koi pond. Bistro lighting and tasty cocktails made for a memorable social hour. Cards were collected in a white lantern card box decorated with fairy lights and of course, sweeping purple flowers.

Once the social hour concluded, the guests were ushered into the grand ballroom where the escort table seating frames  listed the seating arrangements. A tall and stunning arrangement of calla lilies, purple stock, and hydrangea welcomed  our  guests.


An ice bar,  located inside the ballroom,  neatly displayed several beer varieties. Carved in the ice were both the Stanley Cup (for our Penguins Fans) and our Bride & Groom’s monogram. What a unique presentation this made!

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A large cake table was necessary for this wedding.  The traditional wedding cake was accompanied by approximately 8 different flavors of torte cakes,  making for a full spread of dessert choices.  (Twenty-five torte cakes were available in total!)

The cake was decorated with purple flexed roses  and cascading dendrobium orchids, again keeping with the purple and white theme.

.Our bridal table was completed with a variety of smaller clustered arrangements, votive candles and the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets.  Sparkly linens from Lendable Linens were just perfect for the sweetheart table.

.Our lush and full centerpieces were alternated through-out the room, giving a diverse look that showed off the fancy silver rose patterned linens that were selected by the families.   Sparkling rhinestone bands provided a little glitz on the full lower arrangements.  The all white flowers, when the lights were dimmed, made the room look like a fairyland of  flowers.   In the background you can see what appears to be a small black purse at several place settings.  That small black purse actually contained a Yellow and Black Steelers Terrible Towel, which was the favor given to each guest attending the reception.  (It was placed in the black purse bag so as to not throw off the color scheme of the wedding reception room!).

All in all, a wonderful time was had by all, concluding the fun and festivities on Sunday morning with a brunch buffet for those who had stayed over.  Planning this wedding took more than a year.  But the time spend in planning was time well spent because of the beautiful  end result!  Congratulations to both our Bride and Groom, as well as both sets of parents for the love and support given to our great couple.  Thank you for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your wonderful day.