Fairy tails really can come true! Lots of fun was had this weekend as we brought a Cinderella themed wedding to life. It turns out the Cinderella’s fairy god mother was actually a florist.
Our beautiful bride carried a classic cascade style bouquet down the isle. Lavender roses, purple lisianthus, blue delphinium, light purple freesia, blue hydrangeas, and accents of flowing ivy vines were all used to create this eye catching design. The bridesmaids carried similar flowers with a pop of texture provided by some blue thistle.
The blue and purple color scheme was carried over into the altar flowers and of course the fabulous pumpkin carriage centerpieces that stole the show! These were definitely a statement piece as they tied together the whole theme of the day.
We love to find new and unique ways to make your day special and this wedding goes to show that the possibilities are endless! Enjoy!
Saturday morning dawned and it was clear that any outdoor ceremonies were going to need to go to “Plan B” today. The weather, it seemed, had a mind of its own.
Our day started with an 11 a.m. ceremony at Duquesne University Chapel. Susan was a very Traditional Bride, carrying a free-form cascade.
Our second wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral was all shades of peach, coral, and green. Short, kicky dresses were the order of the day.
Our Bethel Park wedding was moved outside to inside. Fun clutches of gerber daisies for the Bridesmaids, roses added for the bride, and our locally grown farm fresh bouquets gracing the reception tables.
We know that a fun time was had at all 3 weddings.
If you are looking for an all-inclusive facility to hold both your wedding ceremony and the reception, please consider the wonderful space at Bella Serra.
Bella Serra is located near Canonsburg, Pa. It has a Tuscan feel, with a HUGE fireplace wall that is the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. There is also a private room for the wedding party on the second floor, as well as a wide, romantic staircase for the bride to glide down, and enter for her ceremony. The facility can accommodate up to approximately 300 for a reception.
This venue has a beautiful “old world” charm, with modern accommodations. It is very close to the Southpointe and Canonsburg/Meadowslands hotels, which is very nice for out-of-town guests.
The pictures below are the set-up we did for a late March – early April wedding.
On a great summer day, two wonderful people joined forces in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The wonderful simplicity of the bouquets, dresses and archway helped to convey the romantic, but not pretentious ideas of both the Bride and Groom.
Understated Elegance is a better definition for this wedding.
As is our style, after the ceremony and after pictures were finished, we re-purposed the flowers from the arch to the indoor reception. This large and show arrangement then became part of another Pittsburgh Cookie Table! The tradition continues!!
While we are servicing a wedding, we always try to stay out-of-the-way of the professional photographer. Often that means that we only get to capture pictures of the bouquets — no people! We have managed to capture a few of our beautiful brides with their flowers, and thought you might enjoy seeing them.
Lynn and her maids at St Barbara’s Church ; Bridgeville, Pa.
While Lynn chose to carry all while, her bridesmaids carried an assortment of bright-colored flowers to compliment their dresses.
This was our Gerber daisy girl…..she just loved them! Her bouquet consisted of at least 6 colors of Gerberas + white. Each girl carried a separate color of Gerber in her bouquet. (A rainbow wedding, if you will, borrowed from the 1960’s).
Our next bride was worried about the heat of a bright June day, and a mid-afternoon outdoor garden wedding. Her very practical solution was to have us do all the bridal bouquets in silk (artificial) flowers. Our bride had to actually touch them to make sure that they were not real!
Lauren was our bride who loved the smell of her bouquet. Her flowers that day were very fragrant….
Sometimes our bride just wanted everything to match….as much as possible. We try to do that, but often suggest just a little midge of contrast to establish a little lighter color or colors in the same hue or family to give a little separation in photographs, as seen below.