As our wedding season moves into November, we are focused on finishing out 2016 season on a strong and proud note. This past Saturday we had two weddings which led us from the central city to the suburbs to the countryside.
Our first wedding was at Heinz Memorial Chapel on The University of Pittsburgh’s campus. We provided two arrangements for the altar of the chapel, which the family transported on to the reception, following the ceremony. We also provided the bride and bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. The bridesmaids wore a dark marine blue short dress & the color scheme was white with red and blue accents. The flowers were designed to coordinate.
The bride carried an all white bouquet containing white and ivory roses, garden roses, and lisianthus with eucalyptus as greens.
The eight bridesmaids carried white roses and gerbera daisies, blue delphinium, and red hypericum berries.
Heinz Memorial Chapel, in the heart of Oakland, is an iconic ceremony location. There are endless photo opportunities throughout Oakland which is partially what draws so many couples to get married there. (As of January, 2016, a University affiliation is no longer required to be married at Heinz Chapel. There is a discount offered if you are affiliated with Pitt or UPMC).
Our second wedding for the day took place at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church in Whitehall, PA. With another large bridal party, (8 bridesmaids, 8 groomsmen, several ring bearers and flower girls) we were up to the challenge of coordinating this ceremony.
Despite a few technical difficulties with getting the limo bus into the church’s parking lot, the ceremony went smoothly.
Our bride waited till the very last second to let her father see her (he was joyfully teary-eyed) carried a bouquet with white/ivory roses, peach spray roses, and gold accents. It was a classy and romantic bouquet, with lots of interest.
Her bridesmaids wore dark maroon dresses which were accented by peach roses, maroon dahlias, (some of the last of the season) white mums, and gold assents as well.
We then continued on to the reception, which took place at The Willow Room in Belle Vernon, Pa. While the room was being quickly transformed from an event earlier in the day, we got our trucks unloaded and all of our supplies transported to the ballroom on the fourth floor. The centerpieces consisted of several separate elements which meant that they needed to be assembled onsite. The finished product (pictured below) left romantic ambiance in the room, especially once the candles were lit.
As our year is nearing the end, , we are already starting to look back and reflect on all of the beautiful weddings that we were honored to a part of this year. . Of course there are many busy days to come with the holidays right around the corner. It is always a new day and a new challenge that we look forward to. Best wishes to all of the families we have been able to help. We are looking forward with great anticipation to what 2017 will bring our way. Thanks to our readers for sharing and enjoying our stories and posts each week.