Start Your Engines!

As one of our last September weddings took place, shades of purple filled the courtyard garden of one of our favorite wedding venues. Our garden arch decorated with ivy vines and fresh purple and white flowers  created the setting for our couple to say “I Do.”

Our bride carried a bouquet of many shades of purple. Gerber daisies, lisianthus, lavender roses, thistle, and eucalyptus made for a perfectly garden inspired bouquet. Her bridesmaids also carried smaller and more simple bouquets comprised of  white Gerber daisies,  lavender roses, mini carnations, and limonium for a touch of light purple.

The bride and groom, both passionate car people & racers, provided  their own  centerpiece containers made from  license plates and formed into boxes . The plates were selected to represent all of the states from which their guests would travel to celebrate  this wonderful wedding event.

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The final product perfectly married the industrial look of their passion (cars) with the garden feel of their wedding decor.  Additional car & racing decor was featured through-out the reception areas.

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The bridal party was fun and excited, and the bride and groom were obviously in love, the makings for a perfect wedding day. We are so happy we could help this couple bring their dream to life. Our very Best Wishes to Allyson & Cory!  Thanks for providing a great challenge to us.

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It’s Homecoming Time!

Wow! Time flies!
Homecoming dances are beginning this weekend. We are so excited!

Pictured above are some of our best selections for corsages & boutonnieres. Almost all are available in different colors.

Please call us with your order!
(Do not attempt to place your order online, we need to walk you through the process.)

Homecoming orders are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Welcoming Fall | 3 Purple Weddings

It’s almost fall! With this Friday, September 22 marking the autumn equinox, we are patiently awaiting fall’s official arrival. We can always tell that fall is nearly here when the rich jewel tones of purple are a part of three weddings that we produce in one weekend! This past weekend was a display of rich color that makes everyone at Parkway Florist look forward to all of what fall has to offer.

Our first bride chose Picasso Mini Callas for her wedding flowers. An outdoor ceremony at the Doubletree Pittsburgh Airport Hotel in Moon Township was the perfect setting for a gorgeous mid-September wedding day. White lanterns adorned their guest tables to provide a romantic ambiance.

Our second Purple wedding  took place as St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Moon Twp, with a wonderful reception at the Montour Heights Country Club. Ben and Rachel chose varying shades of eggplant as the wedding colors. Lush, full centerpieces were a perfect compliment to their reception decor. Ben and Rachel were able to share a few quiet moments as their sweetheart table which was also decorated with a beautiful centerpiece.

Our last purple wedding of the day took place at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel in Moon Twp.  Nicole and Kyle also chose plum/purple as their wedding color. However, they chose to accent with orange, hot pink, and lavender (bright & bold!) The Picasso mini callas were carried by our bride, while the bridesmaids carried all the bright & bold colors.   Our lighted  brass arch did double duty, serving as a ceremony backdrop and then repurposed to frame the bride & groom behind the head table.  Centerpieces also pulled in bright & bold elements.

Congratulations to all our brides and grooms who chose to hold their  wedding in the  Fall season in a variety of similar but different ways.

Love in the Heart of Pittsburgh

Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Pittsburgh’s downtown sits a reminder of times come and gone. Build in the style of English Gothic architecture, Trinity Cathedral is located on 6th Ave in the golden triangle of Pittsburgh’s downtown. The Cathedral’s iconic red doors catch the attention of many that walk by. Past the wrought iron fence, and up the stone steps, the Cathedral’s red doors reveal a beautiful interior.

On August 26th, we had the pleasure of providing wedding flowers for the bride and groom that got married at Trinity Cathedral.

Our bride, Beth, carried a classic bouquet of ivory roses with Queen Ann’s lace.bouquets 728.jpg

Beth’s two maids of honor carried bouquets of light coral roses accented by blue delphinium. This color combination makes for an eye catching look.

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Beth’s remaining bridesmaids carried bouquets of matching light coral roses, perfect for their late August wedding day.

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A beautiful day, a grand venue, surrounded by those that love them, what more could a bride and groom need to start out their life together? We were so honored to help this couple make their day special, and at such a landmark church in our wonderful city.

 

Love is in the ‘Burgh

This summer we have had the pleasure of helping several spontaneous/elopement weddings. Love in the air is quite the force to be reckoned with.

This past week we met on of the most interesting couples. Laura & Steve, two competitive bodybuilders, became Mr & Mrs at Pittsburgh’s scenic West End Overlook park. Competing and getting married in the same week made for an adventurous and exciting trip to Pittsburgh. We provided Laura with a vibrant pink bouquet that contained roses, calla lilies, and gerber daisies. This couple my look fierce on the outside but they were sweethearts! We were so happy to help!

 

Regardless of whether the couple spends a year planning, or only a few short days, what really matters is the love and commitment they share. For some couples, the decision to elope just makes sense. This was the case for our civil ceremony that took place at the District Magistrate’s office. For this bride, we provided a soft and feminine blush and ivory bouquet. A combination of roses, lisianthus, and calla lilies created this romantic look.

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Are we making you want to elope? Be aware, there is a three day waiting period for marriage licenses filed in Pennsylvania. District Magistrates, Judges, and Mayors as well as religious officiants are all able to marry a couple on short notice. We can have a bouquet ready for you quickly also. Happy Eloping!

Romance in the Garden

Petals line the isle, the guests have all arrived, the smell of fresh flowers fills the air, all is set for a romantic garden wedding ceremony.

This was just the scene on Saturday August 12th as we watched the bride and groom enter married life surrounded by loved ones. We were happy to help provide the perfect atmosphere for Danielle & Chad to say “I Do.”

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Our pipe and drape created the perfect backdrop for this sweet ceremony. Threatened by rain, their love prevailed and the ceremony was able to take place outdoors at one of our favorite venues.

Danielle carried a cascading bouquet of stargazer lilies, dendrobium orchids, purple lisianthus, and white roses.

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The isle was decorated with rose petals and flowers clusters on the ends of the seats. This provided a nice pop of color as the bride walked down the isle.

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After the ceremony concluded, family pictures were taken in the garden while the guests moved inside to cocktail hour.

Danielle’s bridesmaids wore deep purple dresses, perfect for their August wedding, and a great contrast to their bouquets of light green hydrangea, lavender roses, and calla lilies.

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Congratulations to Danielle & Chad, your garden wedding was a dream come true. We are so happy we could help you make it all happen!

One Centerpiece, Two Looks

Set the mood lighting, change out the linens, light the candles…. voila!

Planning a wedding is a lot of work, we know! You have to make so many decisions that you don’t get to see until the day of. Imagining how all of the elements will work together can be quite difficult. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!

When you’re picking centerpiece flowers, it is important to think about the ballroom. A few changes can make a big difference in the look and feel of the room. Coordinating your flowers to your wedding theme or colors can be a tremendous help in creating a cohesive style on your big day.

Here we have the same centerpiece styled in two completely different fashions:

The photo on the left show our centerpiece in a black and white themed ballroom. The romantic candle light adds ambiance. Accent roses placed in square votive holders setup on a square mirror give a contemporary and stylish look.

The photo on the right features our centerpiece in a classic gold styled ballroom. Crisp white table linens with gold sashes and gold mercury glass votive candle holders create a classy and intimate feel.

On the left, the black and white ballroom has a cooler, sleeker feeling. The white chiavari chairs create clean lines, and the black accents bring the look together.

The same ballroom, styled in gold, on the right has a warmer color palette. The gold chair covers and sashes bring a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere to the room.

I was so fun to see this ballroom transform from one look to the other. Each time the centerpiece took on a new personality. With each bride we help, we love to see their personality and unique style shine through. This goes to show that the same ballroom can be styled an endless number of times for a unique and individualized look each and every time. We can’t wait to see many more looks at one of our favorite venues.