Thursday we were honored to help Mrs. Danielle Brown, mother of Marquis Jaylen Brown, with large sympathy designs for the living funeral service that began at 5 pm at Freedom Corner on Crawford St, across from St. Benedict the Moor church.
Danielle has been on a 34 day hunger strike, while she attempts to get better, more complete answers regarding her son’s very tragic death. Marquis fell from the 16th floor of a Duquesne University dorm room in 2018 and died. He died on his 21st birthday.
We hope that the flowers provided a measure of comfort to Danielle. We sincerely hope and pray that she gets the answers she is seeking because no Mom should ever have to bury their child.
Our adventures over the weekend took us to Saint Peters Church in Steubenville, Ohio for Carmela and Primo’s wedding. This stunning church was a wonderful venue for our lovely couple. The pews (#24) were decorated with tulle and gerber daisies, giving an extra pop of color.
The bride carried a full bouquet of champagne and white roses and Queen Anne’s lace (#987).
Her bridesmaids carried bright bouquets (#988) of light coral gerber daisies, light coral roses, green hypericum berries, and gunny eucalyptus.
Their reception took place at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott here in Pennsylvania. Guests were greeted by a vase of coral flowers on the placecard table (#115).
Inside the Grand Ballroom, each table was adorned by low centerpieces (#626) similar to the bridesmaids’ bouquets: light coral roses, light coral gerber daisies, green hypericum berries, and silver dollar eucalyptus.
We also decorated the newlyweds’ four tier cake from Bethel Bakery with light coral roses and pink spray roses.
It was a pleasure working with Carmella and Primo on their big day! We wish them luck and love in this new adventure!
The 2018 wedding season has been a rush and a blur at times. So much so that we have not had a chance to share our pictures of all the lovely bouquets we have been making for our many brides and bridemaids.
Sometimes are wedding parties are large in number. Sometimes it is only a bridal bouquet. In all cases, we love you all, and sincerely appreciate that you have chosen Parkway Florist to provide flowers for your special day.
Here are some of the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets that you have not previously seen:
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.
The Bridal Bouquet
The Bridesmaids’ bouquet
Above, the happy couple, their wedding party & some closeups of the bouquets of the day!
Stunning, tall centerpieces were created for the occasion.
Smaller centerpieces were used as well to create a high/low look.
The Bride’s bouquet rests at the sweetheart table.
A Room with a View.
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 clickHERE.
Please contact Jeannie Dankowski for special events at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott & clickHERE for more information on how to plan your reception there.
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.
As 2017 drew to a close, we were somewhat nostalgic, yet very happy for our year end brides.
Our 12/29/17 bride chose a very full but traditional look to compliment her long sleeved lace dress. Sahara roses, Patience garden roses, Vendella roses, red hypericum berries, and gold eucalyptus accents came together nicely into a loose round shape.
Andrea, our Saturday bride carried some of the same flowers but also included pink mini callas, maroon amaranthus , and dark mums. Rose Gold was the accent color which displayed nicely in the pink accented ballroom.
One of our New Year’s Eve brides chose to be married under our brass arch with similar flowers. After the ceremony concluded and pictures were finished, the flowers were transferred to the head table.
So, as 2017 drew to a close, we gather one last time to wish all of our 2017 brides and grooms a heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for your new lives ahead. Thank you all for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your special day. And we look forward to what 2018 has in store for us as well!
As the winter solstice approaches, we move into “winter wedding” mode. Lots of whites, creams, and ivories are accented with branches and eucalyptus; in this case, sprayed gold.
Our bride carried “Patience” garden roses, “Playa Blanca” open white roses, white ranunculus, gold seeded eucy. and dusty miller.
The bridesmaids, in beautiful hunter green dresses, carried smaller bouquets with the same theme and color palette.
The Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel in Moon Twp., was the the scene of this elegant reception. Gold branched centerpieces containing white hydrangeas and gold eucalyptus were scattered throughout the ballroom, giving visual dimension to the room. Low centerpieces graced the remaining tables.
Gold chiavari chairs added to the overall classic feel of the wedding & reception.
Congratulations and thanks to our wonderful bride and groom for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your day.
Best wishes and much happiness to you both……and Merry Christmas!
St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church in McMurray, Pa. was the setting for a beautiful and classic wedding ceremony. Soft white and blush pink flowers decorated the altar and the pews for a very traditional ceremony.
The bride carried a bouquet of opening white garden roses and cream roses accented with eucalyptus for a simple and elegant look. The bridesmaids carried a more airy design of colored roses, accented with seeded eucalyptus, a more contemporary design.
Once the ceremony concluded, the guests made their way to the Southpointe Golf Club for the fun and beautiful reception. The guests were greeted by a tall place card table arrangment consisting of hydrangeas, roses, willow branches, and greens in a tall trumpet riser vase.
Moving into the ballroom, two types of centerpieces were used on alternating tables. The shorter centerpieces contained hydrangeas, roses, and seeded eucalyptus for a fresh classy, lush & full look. The taller centerpiece created interest in the room with its tall willow branches peeking out of hydrangea blooms and seeded eucalyptus greens, taking advantage of the tall ceilings in the ballroom.
This wedding encompassed the classic look and feel of a traditional wedding while indulging the guests in an elegant experience. We had enjoyed visiting the Southpointe Golf Club and look forward to our next trip there. Congratulations again to our Bride and Groom!