6-1-2019 – A Summer Garden Wedding

What a beautiful day for a wedding!

Sara & Anthony must have prayed really really hard for a beautiful day, because June 1st turned out to have the best weather so far this year in Pittsburgh!  Beautiful plexiglas signs welcomed and directed guests to the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott courtyard for a short, non-denominational service, conducted by Ronald Cambest.

Sara chose all white flowers for her bridal bouquet, accented with Picassa mini callas.  Her bridesmaids, dressed in dark plum, and carried white rose and waxflower bouquets.

Our pipe and drape, adorned with beautiful purple and lavender flowers,  provided an elegant backdrop for the ceremony and for pictures after the service.  Following the service & pictures, we moved the pieces from the pipe & drape  into the ballroom to adorn the head table.

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Inside the ballroom, the cake was trimmed with lavender roses and spray roses.

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The centerpieces were low on the tables and combined as many purple flowers in a variety of shades as we could find!

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Congratulations to Sara & Tony!  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.

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5-25-2019 – An Eclectic French Renaissance Wedding

Every once in a while, we have a bride that comes in full to the brim with ideas for her wedding.  One of our Saturday brides this weekend, Leeann, was one of those brides!  Ribbons, wildflowers, dream catchers, and so many more beautiful elements came together to make her vision a reality.

Leeann carried a dreamy bouquet (#974) of pink peonies, hot pink ranunculus, pink asters, pink lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace, light blue delphinium, and lots of monte casino asters!

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Her bridesmaids carried bouquets (#975) of pink lisianthus, blue thistle, light blue delphinium, Queen Anne’s lace and lots of monte casino asters!  They truly looked like handfuls of wildflowers.

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The ceremony took place in the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott’s courtyard garden, and the bride and groom said their vows in front of our hexagon arch.  We decorated the arch with nearly a hundred opalescent ribbons to create a flowy, romantic contrast to the bold geometric shape of the arch.  A large spray of pastel flowers sat atop the arch.

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The aisle was decorated with bunches of flowers tied to chairs with opalescent ribbons.

Leeann and Chris’s reception took place in the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott’s Grand Ballroom.  The spray from the top of the arch was transported inside to sit on the King’s table in front of the newlyweds.

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The centerpieces (#621) were lush arrangements of peonies, ranunculus, light and dark blue delphinium, monte casino asters, stock, and light pink roses made up in whitewash wooden planter boxes.

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It was a picture perfect day, with beautiful weather to boot.  We hope you all enjoy the photos of the flowers as much as we do!  Leeann and Chris, we wish you all the best in your adventures to come, and we are thankful that you’ve allowed to be a part of your special day.

5.18.2019 – Sunny, Sunny Sunflowers

Danielle & Eric tied the knot!

It was fitting that their featured flower was the sunflower – because it sure was a hot and sunny day for their Pittsburgh Airport Marriott courtyard wedding!  The bride and groom said “I do” in the courtyard, under our arch decorated with sunflowers, blue delphinium, and yellow snapdragons.  The aisle was decorated with bunches of sunflowers, tied together with navy ribbons.

 

The bride’s bouquet (#970) had white roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, and light blue delphinium.  Her bridesmaids carried bouquets (#971) of sunflowers with blue thistle.

 

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Guests were greeted by a place card table outside the 3 Rivers Ballroom which also featured sunflowers!  Floating candles created a warm ambiance for the display.placecard table

Keeping up with the theme, the centerpieces (#616), which were created in mason jars, featured more sunflowers!  The centerpieces also had yellow lilies, yellow viking mums, caspia, white roses, and irises, for a beautiful contrast of yellows and blues!center piece 616

And the icing on the (cup)cake(s)?  More sunflowers!

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It was a lot of fun working with Danielle & Eric to make their flower vision come true.  We loved the sunny weather, which always makes the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott’s courtyard shine! We thank the lovely couple for allowing us to help on their special day, and wish them the best of luck with their future adventures!

4.20.2019 – It’s Sunny in Pittsburgh!

Alyssa & Shawn said “I Do!”

It was a beautiful courtyard ceremony at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.  The sun was out and shining – something we didn’t expect.  The weather forecast on Friday showed showers, but wouldn’t you know it stayed sunny until 6:05PM Saturday evening.  The happy couple got married in the courtyard in front of friends and family.  PAM couple 4_20_19

The aisle was lined with shepherd’s hooks (#21)  holding up bouquets of roses, stock, and Queen Anne’s lace.

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The bridal bouquet was a gorgeous clutch of maroon dahlias, pink, peach, and white roses, fluffy white astilbe, and assorted greens.

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Her bridesmaids carried bouquets of peach, pink, and white roses as well as fluffy peach astilbe and eucalyptus.

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At the reception, the King’s table was adorned with the bride and bridesmaids’ bouquets and the vases of flowers that lined the aisle.

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Guests’ tables were adorned by centerpieces of white hydrangea, eucalyptus, and the same peach, pink, and white roses used in the bouquets.

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And the icing on the cake – was their actual cake!  We decorated their traditional elegant four tier cake with pink peonies, white and pink roses, and upright ruscus.

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We were happy that the couple’s sunny courtyard wedding dream became a reality.  They were a pleasure to work with and we were honored to play a part in this important day.  We wish Alyssa & Shawn all the best and many years of happiness!

4-5-2019 Let’s Color Our World!

All of our world revolves around color.  We thought you might be interested in exploring what different colors mean – and how they can all fit together in harmony!

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Does your heart beat for red?  This color represents vibrancy, passion, love, and strength. While we all know the traditional red rose, there are so many flowers that grow in so many shades of red!

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Is orange your favorite color?  This color represents harmony, aspiration, optimism, creativity, happiness, and joy.  Orange flowers have very high visibility, which is perfect for catching attention and highlighting the most important elements of a floral arrangement.  Not to mention – it’ll brighten your day!

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Does yellow make you smile?  Yellow is the color of sunshine, and its color produces a warming effect.  Use yellow in your arrangements to send cheerful, pleasant sentiments.  It’s a classic choice for spring arrangements and a sure bet to cheer up a friend or loved one!

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Does the color green soothe your soul?  One of the most important elements of a floral arrangement is the base of greens such as salal, variegated pittosporum, or Italian ruscus – but there are also many green flowers!  Green represents harmony, growth, balance, relaxation, and is associated with healing.  Including green flowers in your bouquet adds an element of freshness and harmony that we love!

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Blue is the color of the sea and the sky.  It is often associated with depth, stability, loyalty, trust, intelligence, truth, and faith.  Its calming effect makes it a perfect choice for sympathy and get well arrangements.

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Do you adore the color purple?  Purple combines the tranquility of blue with the passion of red.  The color of royals, this color symbolizes luxury, ambition, independence, and extravagance.  So many flowers grow in beautiful shades of purple, which makes it a versatile color for arrangements.

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Are you tickled pink by the color pink?  This color represents youthfulness, romance, compassion, nurturing, love, and friendship.  Pink flowers beautifully contrast with blue or green blooms, and complement lighter shades of yellow and orange.

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White means more than just tradition.  A color of innocence, reflection, inspiration, purity, and transition, white is an ideal choice for the special occasions in your life.

When we combine colors in our creativity, we’re doing more than just making a pretty arrangement – we’re creating a deeper meaning.  What statement can we help you make today?

1-27-2019…A Picture Perfect Day

Now that we’ve made it through Valentine’s Day, we’re excited to start sharing our latest wedding adventures with you again!

Yasmine & Andrew said “I Do” in style on 1/27/2019 at Hotel Monaco.  The blushing bride carried a bouquet (#943) of white blooms, accented by seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, and blue thistle.

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The aisle was decorated with lush greenery tied with a neat little bow! (#20)

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The couple said the magic words under a stunning hexagon arch, which we decorated with bold arrangements of white roses, snapdragons, and many other blooms.

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The newlyweds’ reception was a classic white and gold affair.  Their centerpieces were vases of white lisianthus which complemented the reflective lanterns set up on the tables.

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We had a great time working with Yasmine & Andrew throughout the wedding planning process, and were excited to see how lovely it all turned out.  We wish the best of luck to the lucky couple, and thank them for allowing us to be a part of their special day!

2018 — Winter Wedding Wonderland

Nichole and Howard exchanged vows  on 12-8-2018 at Alla Famiglia Restaurant, in an  intimate wedding ceremony for just their close friends and family.  Nichole carried a beautiful crystal bouquet down the aisle, which we lined with with glass enclosed candles.  White poinsettias accented the sparkling pine arch, which was the backdrop for the ceremony.

The bride, groom, and their wedding guests dined at a family style table at Alla Famiglia Restaurant.  Their centerpieces were full with vendella roses, lisianthsus, gold hypericum berries and various winter greens in our silver mercury glass bowls.

This weekend, on 12-15-2018, the festivities continued at Monterey Bay Restaurant.  The newlyweds had a reception for many more of their friends and family in the lower level of the restaurant,  which was decorated with festive red flowers & decor, in the spirit of the holiday season!  The low centerpieces, prepared in gold cubes, contained  red roses, red carnations, frosty pine cones, with  golden curly willow  accents.

Petite  bubble bowls with roses and gold ornaments adorned the cocktail tables.

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The high centerpieces had red roses, red carnations, golden ornaments, frosty pine cones, winter greens, golden curly willow, and other gold accents.

And of course, we can’t forget the stunning view of the Pittsburgh skyline that the venue provides:

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It was truly a pleasure working with Nicole & Howard  to make their vision a reality!  We hope that they continue making special memories like these for many years to come, and are thankful that we could help them on these  most special days. Congratulations Again!

 

PS…..and we understand that Santa came!!  He Did!  He Did!