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Memories of Weddings Past…

Recently, we received some beautiful photos from a wedding we provided flowers for on  November, 18 2017. The Bride was Andrea Yasko, with a ceremony taking place at Heinz Chapel & a reception at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Grand Ballroom.

The couple’s wedding photographer, Kristen Wynn, was kind enough to share some of the memories she captured that day, including some fine images showcasing the bouquets & centerpieces Parkway Florist had created.

 

 

Above, the happy couple, their wedding party & some closeups of the bouquets of the day!

 

 

Above are examples of the stunning, tall centerpieces created for the reception. Lower centerpieces were also created, to give a high/low look, and create diversity throughout the room.

Thank you Kristen Wynn Photography for sharing your lovely work!

 

All images courtesy of Kristen Wynn Photography, to learn more please click HERE.

Please contact Jeannie Dankowski for special events at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott & click HERE for more information on how to plan your reception there.

 

 

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Love Blooms in PNC Park

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The PNC Park sign, along with the statue of Honus Wagner, greets fans as they enter the Park.

“Take me out to the ballgame…”

We at Parkway Florist are just hopeless romantics, and we love playing a small part in a great story.

PNC Park was the setting for our Friday, May 4th wedding. But the story is more than just a wedding at a cool place!

Robin & Nick are two neat  people who moved to Pittsburgh a few years ago for new career opportunities.   A casual meeting at a Pirates game led to more dating & eventually, an engagement.  Now, they love our city.  So….. As they began to plan their wedding, they made the decision to have both families travel to their new home city for the wedding.   What could be a more perfect place for the nuptials & reception than where they first  met – at  PNC Park!

Right at Home Plate is where the happy couple said “I do!”, with the skyline of our beautiful city in the background.  What could be more perfect?

Our Bride, as well as her Bridesmaids & flower girls, carried bouquets of yellow & white Gerber Daisies. Corsages & Boutonnieres also featured bright & fresh yellow Gerbers.

 

The reception moved inside to the Jim Beam Lounge. Festive centerpieces, featuring baseballs with the logos of several MLB teams (including the Pirates, of course!), were showcased against the black-clothed tables. Oh – and Cracker Jack were the wedding  favor of the day!!

 

Congratulations Robin & Nick!  Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your love story!

For more information on hosting your special event at PNC Park, please click HERE.

 

The Grand Concourse – Old World Splendor & Elegance

One of our recent wedding receptions took place at the Grand Concourse restaurant at Station Square on Pittsburgh’s South Side. This elegant former train station was built in 1901 & in 1974 was listed on the National Register of Historic places.

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To learn more about it’s amazing history, please visit the Grand Concourses site HERE.

In the years since the train station was refurbished into a fine dining establishment, it has hosted famous actors, Heads of State & has even been used to film scenes for several major motion pictures. Plus, of course, it makes a splendid & unique setting for a wedding reception!!

 

Fresh flowers adorn the pearl & silver design of the reception’s wedding cake, which was created by Cakes by Tammy.

 

 

Two different centerpiece designs were used for the occasion. The smaller 2 & 4 person tables had smaller clutch style vases, while the larger booths and tables held lush and full centerpieces comprised of white hydrangea & light pink roses, in mercury glass pedestal bowls, with silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus accents.

 

 

Our Bride carried a bouquet distinguished with light bursts of color, including roses and hydrangea, while the Bridesmaids carried a simple & clean bouquet of all white hydrangea & roses.

Steven Vance Strolling Violins supplied pre-function music as well as dancing music for the entire evening.

The Grand Concourse Restaurant – an historic Pittsburgh Landmark & an excellent setting to celebrate any couples’ Big Day!

 

The (Good) Luck of the Irish Prevailed on 3.17.18

The weather in March can be unpredictable, but St. Patrick’s Day this year proved to be sunny and bright, just a little cool.  Perfect conditions for an early (almost) Spring Wedding!

Parkway Florist created the flowers for three beautiful weddings this holiday weekend.

Megan’s bouquet of light peach garden roses, white spray roses, and Eskimo roses, accented with dusty miller and silver dollar eucy.  was  her perfect dream bouquet.  Megan & her fiance got married in a small, quiet ceremony,  with a private dinner for family and friends held at the Walnut Grill in Bridgeville.

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A Beautiful Gem on Pittsburgh’s North Side – Calvary United Methodist Church

On March 18, 2017, We made the short journey to Calvary United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh’s North Side. It is located at 971 Beech Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, near the Community College of Allegheny County.

This Church was built in 1892 and was recognized in 1972 as a historic landmark. It was added to the City of Pittsburgh’s list of Historic Destinations in 1977.

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Calvary’s Congregation is warm and welcoming, conducting Sunday services at 11am each week as well as providing meeting space for other small community groups.

The Ornate Style of this church sets the tone for many beautiful wedding ceremonies. The crowning jewel in the church is the 30′ tall Louis Tiffany stained glass window located at the rear of the church. There are also over 200 smaller stained glass windows located throughout the church.

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Calvary United Methodist Church is available to members as well as non-members for wedding ceremonies. Also, for a small fee wedding parties may use the church’s aisle candles which create a stunning atmosphere.

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For more information and to check availability, you can visit their website or call the church at (412) 321-2007. We encourage you to make this beautiful spot the setting for your wedding ceremony!

Design, Rework, Transform!

Here at Parkway Florist we strive every day to offer creative suggestions for wedding flowers. One of the many things we are happy to do is repurpose flowers from your ceremony to use at your reception.

In the pictures below you will see our lovely brass arch decorated for a ceremony at Pathway Church in Beaver Falls, Pa. This served as a backdrop for both the ceremony and the family pictures that followed. Our team then disassembled the arch and used the flowers at the couple’s reception. The flower arrangement at the top of the arch was tweaked slightly to create a stunning head table centerpiece. The two pieces from the sides of the arch were used to decorate the place card table.

Not only is this a great way to keep a cohesive look from your ceremony to your reception, but it allows you the opportunity to have flowers in more places without the additional cost. We are full of ideas and creative solutions that we would be happy to use on your big day!

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Pew Decorations

Our newest favorite pew decoration/flower is shown here:

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This very simple design only requires a very small rise on the top of the pew. Two yards of tulle was used in each decoration with approximately 1 1/2 yards of double faced satin ribbon used to tie the bow. The flower was slipped into place after the bow was tied. We would recommend using 1 large flower here to keep the decoration light weight, as well as cost effective.