Heinz Field… known as the most sacred football stadium in all of Western Pennsylvania, also hosts many other special events and yes, even weddings, each year.
On Saturday Dec 3, we had the pleasure of providing flowers, many rental items, and full service for Elena & John’s wedding ceremony and reception at Heinz Field
This was a fairytale wedding. In the planning stages for over a year, there was no detail too small to be overlooked. The wedding date could not be cast in stone until the 2016 Steeler schedule was set! And there were a number of direct connections to Heinz Field and The Steelers.
Our up-lit chiffon pipe and drape framed the ceremony area. Elegant and understated. Black & White, with red accents were the colors chosen. A four piece string quartet provided music for both the ceremony and the cocktail hour. All very, very elegant.
Our Bride, Elena, carried a large bouquet of all creamy ivory Vendella roses, with lots of sparkly accents, matching the sparkling tulle on her dress. The bridesmaids, dressed in formal black gowns, carried hand tied red rose bouquets. The gentlemen wore coordinating rose boutonnieres.
As the ceremony was nearing completion, the cocktail area was quietly opened. While the bridal party and families were taking formal & family pictures, friends and family members enjoyed cocktails and a variety of yummy treats.
At 7PM the final “Reveal” of the reception area took place. Guests were welcomed to their beautifully adorned tables, which were covered with black linens, silver charger plates, white napkins, beautiful red rose centerpieces… and lots of candle light. Flowers and candles were reflecting in the Heinz Field windows as dusk turned into darkness, and the real party began to unfold..
Bridal party flowers as well as red rose centerpieces adorned the head table.
Moio’s Bakery provided a tasty wedding cake, which the bride chose to leave understated. Her cake topper initials sparkled from every angle.
Following a wonderful dinner, dancing began in earnest, and continued all night. As the clock struck midnight, our very happy newlyweds made their exit to a downtown hotel bridal suite. We and the Heinz Field event staff began to dismantle the wedding décor and prepare for the Steelers’ Sunday football game.
Oh… and the Steelers brought their “A” game on Sunday also. Win-Win-Win!
To Elena, John, and your families, Thanks very much for allowing us to be part of your special day. We wish you lots and lots of happiness always. It was truly a pleasure to work with you. And Merry Christmas to everyone!