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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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2018 – Colorful Weddings are a Summertime Favorite!

Kelly got married in a heat wave, and her flowers matched the heat!  Pictured here are Kelly with her bridal bouquet of mixed summery flowers, as well as two of her bridesmaids whose short, fun, teal dresses were complimented by more bright summery flowers (Bouquet 844).  Kelly loves color!

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St. John Capistran Church in Upper St. Clair was the ceremony setting, while a wonderful and very colorful reception was hosted at the Pittsburgh Airport Mariott.  Each reception table contained a beautiful mixed vase of bright summer flowers (Center Piece 557).

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!  Thank you for allowing us to join in the fun on your “best day ever!”

2018 – An Enchanting Rose Garden Wedding at Phipps Conservatory

Walking in the Rose Garden at Phipps is just like going into Burnett’s The Secret Garden.  We were first greeted by fragrant, delicate pink and white Astilbe, Hostas, and other lush greens.  White garden chairs were set up in the center of the Rose Garden for the ceremony.

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A wreath of flowers circled around a candle-lit Hurricane globe, greeting guests as they retrieved their place cards for dinner.

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Our bride, Courtney,  and her bridesmaids carried lush bouquets of ivory roses and peonies.

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The romantic centerpieces carried forth the same lush tones with roses, hydrangea, gypsy dianthus, peonies and flowing greens.

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The cake was simply decorated, light pink spray roses adding a breath of color, and white peonies softening the traditional white form.

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We were enchanted to be a part of our bride’s special day!  In spite of the Kenny Chesney concert, the Journey/ Def Leppard concert and  high humidity with threatening rain, a grand time was had by all who were part of Courtney and Steve’s beautiful day.

2018 – “The Hurrier We Go…”

“Sometimes, the Hurrier we go, the Behinder we get!”  That’s a quote from my beloved Grandma.  Today, it seems somehow fitting.

Since the spring wedding season took off at a full-blown gallop in April, we have been so busy producing flowers and taking care of events that we’ve become very behind in posting some of recent bouquets.

Here are some beauties that needed sharing:

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.

 

 

Big, Textured & Beautiful!

Julie had a vision for her wedding that we enjoyed fulfilling.

Her request for her bouquet was for it to be “lush” & full, with lots of texture.

Julie’s bouquet, pictured above (left),  included Garden Roses, White Peonies, Light Pink Spray Roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, Lisianthus, Soft Astilbie & lots of flowing greens. The bouquet complimented her light ivory lace dress very nicely.

The Bridesmaids’ bouquets were similar in the textures used in the Bridal bouquet, but on a smaller scale.

Using lots of texture & greenery is a trend that we are seeing often this year. We hope you like what we created for Julie!

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.