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Can we help you with your Micro Wedding?

Our World and the Wedding Industry changed dramatically, beginning on March 16th and continues to evolve daily.

Many of our 2020  brides and grooms have chosen to postpone their large celebrations in 2020, opting for a much smaller, more intimate ceremony this year,   with a Renewal of vows and large reception to follow later this year or next.

We are honored to help all of our couples who choose this route enjoy flowers on their special day.  Sometimes it is just a Bride & Groom — alone in a quiet, special place, exchanging vows that are meaningful to them alone.  Sometimes, parents & special friends are part of this  joyful union.  In any case, whatever the size, and often on short notice, we are here to help in any way that we can.

Shown here are bridal bouquets from some of our recent micro weddings.

It was a Family affair on 10-26-19

(Kristen Wynn Photography captured the beauty of the Suzanne Kroll and Kyle Lynch wedding in a spectacular fashion- We thought we would share with you.)

The Kroll family enjoys the love of 3 beautiful daughters —  Carolyn, Jennie and Suzanne. Parkway Florist has had the honor and the pleasure of working with all 3 daughters, to create the wedding of their dreams!  (Three weddings in about a 3 year period!)

A full catholic ceremony was held at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Pleasant Hills for Suzanne & Kyle.

Suzanne carried a loose round bouquet consisting of open whites roses, lisainthsus, white spray roses, blue thistle and lots of textured greens. The bridesmaids bouquets incorporated the same style and flowers, with the addition of lavender freesia.

The evening reception followed at the Sheraton Airport Hotel. Low tasteful  centerpieces filled all the tables. Lavender, white and cream blossoms were used to decorate the beautiful marble look of the Signature Deserts cake.

The note below sent by Mrs. Kroll,  (Mother of the Bride), says it all:

“Dear Cheryl, Thanks again for the beautiful flowers for Suzanne’s  wedding. We received many compliments on the beautiful flowers. Thank you for all of our girls wedding flowers….. three wedding in three years was a lot,  but we enjoyed them all. Thank you again for all your help.    Sincerely,   Cathy and Dan”

While the Kroll family does not have any more daughters getting married, we look forward to working with them on any other floral needs they may have.

Thanks Again Kroll family for allowing us to be part of three special days!

Lindsay and Alex- A love Affair 8-31-19

Sometimes planning a wedding is challenging and often stressful. It is solved when all the people involved  find creative ways to come together and make things happen.

Lindsay and Alex actually got married twice on 8-31-19. First,  in a Russian  Orthodox ceremony in the North Hills. Following pictures at the church, everyone headed to Unity Presbyterian Church in Green Tree, Pa for a 3pm ceremony,……. more guests and more   pictures!!   Different dresses,  hair & make-up refreshed, etc…. Wow….

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Lindsay carried an all white bouquet, including Stephanosis,  while her bridesmaids carried flowers in whites and blush pink.

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Then…….. A beautiful evening reception took place at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. The ballroom was dressed in classic whites and golds.

The Reception decor began  with a showy  white & light pink  arrangement in the foyer, at the top of the escalator. Guests were also greeted by a mirrored sign.

Gold framed acrylic table numbers guided guests to their tables. The table  decor included lots of  floating and votive candles and stunning all white / cream centerpieces.

The cake, supplied by Bethel Bakery,  was displayed on a gold stand and trimmed simply with white, blush  and cream flowers.IMG_0095

And…. while it was a crazy busy, jam-packed day, it  all somehow  worked!  In the end, two people who love each other very much  were united, and family members were beaming.

The thank you note we received from Lindsay’s mom says it all! “Cheryl, Thank you again for the most wonderful event this past Saturday. People are still commenting on the beauty of the room, the churches, the wedding party and the flowers. Thank you for everything – stay well and blessings!”

This is why we do what we do…every day, all day!

Thank you to Lindsay & Alex and the families for allowing  Parkway Florist to play a small part in The Best Day of Your Life!  Congratulations again!!

 

 

7-27-2019 – A Grand Debut for Our New Square Arch

On Saturday, 7/27/2019, Chelsea and J.R. said ‘I do!’ It was a beautiful sunny evening, perfect for a wedding ceremony in the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott’s Courtyard Garden.

Chelsea carried a bouquet (#1016) of pink and white lisianthus, vendela and playa blanca roses, light pink astilbe, white hydrangea, Queen Anne’s lace, black cherry Sweet Williams, silver dollar eucalyptus and dusty miller.

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Her bridesmaids carried bouquets (#1017) of blush garden spirit roses, veronica, Queen Anne’s lace, and gunny eucalyptus.

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The couple exchanged vows in front of our square wooden arch, draped with white fabric, and adorned with many many flowers.  White lilies, white lisianthus, pink snapdragons, white stock flower, silver dollar eucalyptus, and many more flowers added a little extra beauty to the already stunning surroundings.

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We sprinkled rose petals down the aisle and lined the aisle with white lanterns topped with artificial pink hydrangea.

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It was a pleasure working with Chelsea and J.R., thank you both for allowing us to play a part in your special day!  We absolutely love this photo of the newlyweds with Chelsea’s parents in front of the arch – it came out lovely.  We wish the happy couple much love and happiness!

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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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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?

2018 – Colorful Weddings are a Summertime Favorite!

Kelly got married in a heat wave, and her flowers matched the heat!  Pictured here are Kelly with her bridal bouquet of mixed summery flowers, as well as two of her bridesmaids whose short, fun, teal dresses were complimented by more bright summery flowers (Bouquet 844).  Kelly loves color!

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St. John Capistran Church in Upper St. Clair was the ceremony setting, while a wonderful and very colorful reception was hosted at the Pittsburgh Airport Mariott.  Each reception table contained a beautiful mixed vase of bright summer flowers (Center Piece 557).

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!  Thank you for allowing us to join in the fun on your “best day ever!”

The Grand Concourse – Old World Splendor & Elegance

One of our recent wedding receptions took place at the Grand Concourse restaurant at Station Square on Pittsburgh’s South Side. This elegant former train station was built in 1901 & in 1974 was listed on the National Register of Historic places.

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To learn more about it’s amazing history, please visit the Grand Concourses site HERE.

In the years since the train station was refurbished into a fine dining establishment, it has hosted famous actors, Heads of State & has even been used to film scenes for several major motion pictures. Plus, of course, it makes a splendid & unique setting for a wedding reception!!

 

Fresh flowers adorn the pearl & silver design of the reception’s wedding cake, which was created by Cakes by Tammy.

 

 

Two different centerpiece designs were used for the occasion. The smaller 2 & 4 person tables had smaller clutch style vases, while the larger booths and tables held lush and full centerpieces comprised of white hydrangea & light pink roses, in mercury glass pedestal bowls, with silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus accents.

 

 

Our Bride carried a bouquet distinguished with light bursts of color, including roses and hydrangea, while the Bridesmaids carried a simple & clean bouquet of all white hydrangea & roses.

Steven Vance Strolling Violins supplied pre-function music as well as dancing music for the entire evening.

The Grand Concourse Restaurant – an historic Pittsburgh Landmark & an excellent setting to celebrate any couples’ Big Day!

 

The Rush of Spring 2018 Brides

Wedding season creeps up on us – with little cat feet. Soft, gentle, one at a time. Then warmer weather breaks, and many, many weddings & events begin to happen. Here’s a sampling of bouquets we have created in just the last month.

 

Blush, ivory & white are still some of our most requested colors, but occasionally someone goes bold! We will create whatever you want!