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8-18-18…The Biggest Wedding Day of the Year

August 18, 2018 was a beautiful day for a wedding – 30,000 couples across the planet agreed on that!  It was the busiest wedding day of the year, so far.

And we handled our share of the excitement that day, traveling to all points of the Western Pennsylvania area.

Brittany

 

Brittany loves all things purple.  Her bridal bouquet (#852) featured white and lavender roses with white lisianthus accents.  Our bridesmaids, in alternating purple and lilac dresses, also carried alternating bouquets with white (#853) or lavender (#854) roses with hydrangea.  Floating candle centerpieces with submerged lavender roses provided a romantic display on her guest tables.

Julie

Julie & Kevin exchanged vows and celebrated with friends and family at Gaetano’s restaurant on Banksville Rd.  Julie carried a bouquet (#855) of blue delphinium, white roses, and white carnations.  Her Maid of Honor carried a simple clutch (#856) of blue hydrangea, which was also featured in her centerpieces (#563).  Similar blue and white flowers decorated our brass arch, which served as a backdrop for their ceremony.

Samantha

Samantha got married outside, at the Gazebo at the White Barn in Prospect, PA.  She carried a lush, flowing bouquet (#857) of pink and white roses, pink and white gerber daisies, white lisianthus, and lots of interesting greens and accent flowers.  The bridesmaids carried simple clutches (#858) of large pink gerbers, which were also featured in her center pieces (#564).

Kristy

Kristy’s center pieces (#568) also featured pink and white, using gerbers, roses, hydrangea, and carnations.  Beautiful vases of all white fluffy hydrangea provided a stunning statement for the ceremony setting.

Shelley

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Shelley chose the elegant all white look for her reception.  Our tall pencil cases provided an understated, simplistic center piece (#567) filled with white dendrobium orchids.

Jessica

Jessica’s was our biggest wedding of the day.  When 10 bridesmaids are involved, you have a tribe!  Our bride carried a loose, lush bouquet (#859) of garden roses, dahlias, lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace and assorted greenery.

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Her tribe of bridesmaids carried similar flowers on a smaller scale (#860).

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Guests were greeted at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott by a lush and full elevated center piece that included hydrangea, roses, and pink larkspur.

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Center pieces in the Grand Ballroom contained the same flowers in both high and low arrangements (#566).

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Flowers also were used to tastefully accent the wedding cake.

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Whether your wedding (and your wedding party) is big or small, we love helping you all!  So, to all our wonderful brides and grooms, we thank you for choosing us to help you.  We hope that you had ‘The Best Day Ever!’

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3 Weddings and a ???

Saturday morning dawned and it was clear that any outdoor ceremonies were going to need to go to “Plan B” today.  The weather, it seemed, had a mind of its own.

Our day started with an 11 a.m. ceremony at Duquesne University Chapel.  Susan was a very  Traditional Bride, carrying a free-form cascade.

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Our second wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral was all shades of peach, coral, and green.  Short, kicky dresses were the order of the day.

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Our Bethel Park wedding was moved outside to inside.  Fun clutches of gerber daisies for the Bridesmaids, roses added for the bride, and our locally grown farm fresh bouquets gracing the reception tables.

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We know that a fun time was had at all 3 weddings.

 

Bridal Bouquets

We are happy to present our spring and early summer 2014 bridal bouquets!  We hope you enjoy!

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Some of our 2012 Brides and their flowers

While we are servicing a wedding,  we always try to stay out-of-the-way of the professional photographer.  Often that means that we only get to capture pictures of the bouquets — no people!  We have managed to capture a few of our beautiful brides with their flowers, and thought you might enjoy seeing them.

Lynn and her maids at St Barbara’s  Church ; Bridgeville, Pa.

While Lynn chose to carry all while, her bridesmaids carried an assortment of bright-colored flowers to compliment their dresses.

This was our Gerber daisy girl…..she just loved them!  Her bouquet consisted of at least 6 colors of  Gerberas + white.  Each girl carried a separate color of Gerber in her bouquet.  (A rainbow wedding, if you will, borrowed from the 1960’s).

Our next bride was worried about the heat of a bright June day, and a mid-afternoon outdoor garden wedding.  Her very practical solution was to have us do all the bridal bouquets in silk (artificial)   flowers.  Our bride had to actually touch them to make sure that they were not real!

Lauren was our bride who loved the smell of her bouquet.  Her flowers that day were very fragrant….

 Sometimes our bride just wanted everything to match….as much as possible.  We try to do that, but often suggest just a little midge  of contrast to establish a little lighter color or colors in the same hue or family to give a little separation in photographs, as seen below.