2022 has brought us an abundance of wedding celebrations, each with their own unique style and traditions. We felt that this recent wedding, unique in every way, needed a long story & many pictures to showcase this beautiful celebration!

Vanessa and Philip were married on July 3rd, 2022 at Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland, a gorgeous church that exudes quintessential Orthodox tradition. Elaborate iconography of saints adorn the walls and blue fresco ceiling, while stained glass windows illuminate all sides of the sanctuary.

Vanessa and Philip’s ceremony included several Syrian wedding traditions. The couple completed the lighting of the candles and the joining of the hands. This tradition symbolizes the willingness of the couple to receive Christ into their marriage. They also had a crowning, where the priest placed crowns on the bride and groom’s head. The crowns are attached with a single ribbon, crowning them King and Queen of their home and founders of a new generation.

Vanessa carried a waterfall cascade bouquet created with white garden roses, dendrobium orchids, and gold tipped eucalyptus. Following the flowing feel of the flowers, Vanessa also wore an extraordinary cathedral length veil. The bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets to match, also featuring white roses and eucalyptus.

After the ceremony, friends and family gathered at the Le Mont on Mt. Washington for a night of jubilant celebration. The centerpieces for the reception were a combination of low centerpieces with white flowers, and towering candelabras with candles, flowers, and whimsical greenery.

The head table was fully decorated with white flowers, and the towering 4′ plus cake was also topped with white flowers.

The celebration continued throughout the evening with dancing to the Zaffet drum, an instrument that commonly accompanies Arabic music, helping create an atmosphere full of joy and laughter.

Congratulations, Vanessa & Philip, on your spectacular wedding day! We were elated to play a part in such a gleeful celebration and bear witness to your love.

Photos are courtesy of Parkway Florist Inc., Divine Celebrations, and Megan Read Photography.

Featured Weddings 2021 – Taylor & Scott

Sometimes, the stars shine, the planets align, and the day is just a perfect wedding day! Thus was this beautiful August wedding day for Scott and Taylor.

The ceremony took place in the courtyard at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. The cocktail hour and reception followed in the grand ballroom.

Our bride carried a loose bouquet of ivory and “Faith” roses, wine dahlias, blue thistle, lisanthisus, and textured greens. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of wine dahlias, “Faith” roses and assorted greens with blue thistle accents.

Flowers from the ceremony arch were repurposed and used on the head table. The guest tables were decorated with unique glass prisms containing protea and roses. The wedding cake topper was unique and cute in every way.

Someone said that true love can be measured by the groom’s loving look at his bride. We think this expression was captured very well in this image. Congratulations again Taylor and Scott!

All photos are courtesy of Michael Will Photography.

2021 Catching up – Already

The wedding celebrations have started again! Yea! We are so glad for all of our brides and grooms who can finally have the special day they had planned. Here are some of what we had the pleasure of being part of.

1-16-21 Racheal and Andrew

Ceremony and Reception were held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Even though it was chilly and brisk, Hannah Barlow Photography was able to capture some stunning pictures, including “First Look” pictures.

Photography credit to

3-6-21 Christena and Michael

Our March 6th couple had a very downsized wedding at St. Phillips Church in Crafton – followed by a family style dinner at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Shown here is the brides bouquet and our bridesmaid bouquet as well as the flower hoop we designed for the flower girl. We will be joyfully celebrating in 2022 with a large reception on this same weekend.

3-27-21 Shalya and Zack

Shalya and Zack tied the knot at St John the Baptist Church (Monaca, Pa) – finally! (Their wedding was postponed from June 2020). Shalya loved Callas! Her Bouquet included white mini callas, 2 kinds of white roses and white Lisanthsis. Our Bridesmaids carried 2 large full-size callas in a presentation style bouquet. The groom and his men wore a single white mini calla. Low centerpieces, which included green/yellow/peach/white flowers adorned the guest tables at the reception.

3-27-21 Courtney and Brad

Courtney and Brad proved that perseverance pays off! Originally scheduled to be married on 4-24-20, the wedding was postponed to 7-17-20. When restrictions were still tight and unbending, the wedding was again postponed to 3-27-21! The third date was the charm.

Oh and did we mention that they also had to change churches because their original church was closed about a month before the wedding?

Courtney’s favorite flower is peonies. We were able to get them and include them in the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. (The bouquets smelled wonderful!) The blush pink color, worn by her bridesmaids, was carried into the reception centerpieces also, with white Hydrangea and blush pink roses.

Wow – it has been a busy and exciting few months. We were glad to be a part of all of these weddings. We look forward to helping many more brides and grooms going forward in 2021!

(Our April catch-up will be posted in a few days).

Congratulation and Best Wishes to all!

3-20-21 The First Day of Spring!

Two new beginnings happened today.

Katie and Shane were one of our first couples in 2020 that were forced to postpone their wedding. The wait was worth it! A beautiful wedding took place at the South Hills Country Club on the first day of spring. The club was totally bathed in lots and lots of romantic candlelight and pops of color from the flowers.

Shown here are some pictures of the ceremony,(in front of the fireplace) as well as bride & bridesmaids bouquets and two style of centerpieces. Deep burgundy flowers with pops of pink and peach was our bride’s request. We think we achieved her wishes.

Our second wedding on the first day of Spring took us south of the city, to Washington County. Jennifer and Justin held their wedding ceremony and reception at the very stately George Washington Hotel in Washington, PA. Jennifer’s beautiful ball gown was accented with a white rose and delphinium cascade. Her bridesmaids, in light sky blue gowns, carried handtied bouquets with Hydrangea, pink & lavender roses, blue delphinium and purple lisanthsis.

Tall pipe and drape provided an elegant back drop for the ceremony. The spring flowers used in the ceremony were then transferred up to the reception ballroom. Both high and low centerpieces were used in the reception ballroom.

We wish both Katie and Shane and Justin and Jennifer nothing but happiness from this day forward. Thank you for allowing Parkway Florist to be a part of your best day ever!

Wedding Wednesday

Looking back at some of the Dreamy bouquets we have prepared, we are hoping for many sunshiney, glorious wedding days in 2021!

While a number of our weddings postponed from 2020 to 2021 we still have some availability for new brides in 2021. Call us at412-937-1100 to check our availability and schedule a free consultation.

10-30-20 Caitlyn and Bill

Hallows Eve, as the day before Halloween is called, is often a fun time in the wedding world. Sometimes guests come in costumes (or at least masks) and the party is usually a great one!

Caitlyn and Bill chose the George Washington Hotel in Washington, Pa to host their wedding ceremony as well as their reception.

Caitlyn’s dress was a beautiful ivory lace vision with Champaign under skirt. Bill, in his white dinner jacket, was a handsome dude. Caitlyn carried a loose cascading bouquet, filled with purple mini callas, white and Champaign roses, flowing greens, with peacock feather accents.

Her nine Bridesmaids carried presentation bouquets of white callas with peacock feather accents.

The ballroom was heavily decorated with lots of gold, green and purple. Perfect colors to showcase the tall white feather centerpieces and low bowls flowing with lavender roses, green trick diathesis and purple ball mums.

Many, many cookies were on display also. Everyone looked happy. The party continued well into the night.

Congratulations Caitlyn and Bill. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your most special day!

Life cut short too soon…

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.

R.I.P. Marquis.

6-15-2019 – Ohio, Here We Come!

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).bouquets 987

Her bridesmaids carried bright bouquets (#988) of light coral gerber daisies, light coral roses, green hypericum berries, and gunny eucalyptus.

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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).

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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.

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We also decorated the newlyweds’ four tier cake from Bethel Bakery with light coral roses and pink spray roses.

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It was a pleasure working with Carmella and Primo on their big day!  We wish them luck and love in this new adventure!

Catchin’ Up

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:

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.