As we always say at Parkway Florist, the possibilities are endless. One of the ways we can honor that statement is by using props that are multifunctional. Our brass arch is a great example. This past weekend we used it for a wedding ceremony that took place at The Pittsburgh Airport Sheraton Hotel. This time we used the brass arch with its complementary tulle and lights. Other times we have used it plain, or with flowers (as you can see here.) This look helped to create a romantic backdrop for the wedding ceremony. Paired with pink up lighting and satin chair covers with gold sashes, the room looked quite polished.
The bride carried a bouquet full of rich red flowers as wells as pinks and ivories. The reds included deep maroon locally grown dahlias and red roses. The pinks came from pink roses and dahlias, as well as cockscomb (a type of celosia.) Ivory roses were also included. Lastly, there were gold accents of seeded eucalyptus an a touch of greenery provided by soft dusty miller and gunny eucalyptus.
The groom’s boutonniere was made to match. It included red spray roses and gold accents as well.
The bridesmaids carried bouquets of deep maroon dahlias, pink roses, stock, dusty miller, and more gold accents. The groomsmen wore boutonnieres of red hypericum berries.
After the short ceremony concluded, guests attended a cocktail hour at the opposite end of the hotel. They found their place cards displayed next to a fresh flower arrangement that coordinated with the rest of the flowers used in the wedding.
While the guests attended the cocktail hour, the ceremony room was quickly transformed into part of the reception room. The arch was moved behind the head table. Here it continued to provide a romantic glow for the rest of the evening.
The guest tables were decorated with two different styles of centerpieces. This helps to create interest in the room. The first style were lush arrangements on elevated trumpet risers. They included hydrangeas and roses with gold accents. The second style of centerpiece were low on the table. They also included roses and hydrangea. They both used coordinating colors and flowers but with two distinctly different looks.
The cake was another place that gold accents were used. It was decorated with fresh flowers and placed on a gold sequin table cloth for a glitz and glam feel.
This wedding was yet another success in our book at a venue that we always enjoy working with! May many years of happiness come to this bride, groom, and their families.