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Sara and John – A look Back To 10-19-19

October 19, 2019 was one of the busiest wedding Saturdays of the entire year. Several brides told us that they had booked that date over two years in advance, just to get that date. Sara and John were blissfully unaware of how popular their date was.

The fall day dawned beautifully at the Montour Heights Country Club. An outdoor ceremony, under the trees, was attended by approximately 280 guests.

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Sara and her bridesmaids carried lush Bouquets of coral peonies, peach garden roses, light blue delphinium and assorted greens.

The reception followed in the Montour Heights Ballroom. Alternating high and low centerpieces were displayed thru out the room. The centerpieces also carried thru the coral, peach and light blue  colors.

Probably the high point for everyone at this wedding was seeing Sara and John’s dogs, and her Dad’s red Morgan, which was used as a backdrop for bridal pictures.  (And we got to make flower necklaces for the puppies!)

And Finally,
Sara’s note to us in December said: “Cheryl, we just got our pictures back from the wedding and the flowers looked absolutely INCREDIBLE!”

We love hearing that our brides were pleased.

Congratulations again to Sara and John. Thank you again for choosing Parkway Florist,  and hugs to the big puppies!!

 

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 – An Enchanting Rose Garden Wedding at Phipps Conservatory

Walking in the Rose Garden at Phipps is just like going into Burnett’s The Secret Garden.  We were first greeted by fragrant, delicate pink and white Astilbe, Hostas, and other lush greens.  White garden chairs were set up in the center of the Rose Garden for the ceremony.

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A wreath of flowers circled around a candle-lit Hurricane globe, greeting guests as they retrieved their place cards for dinner.

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Our bride, Courtney,  and her bridesmaids carried lush bouquets of ivory roses and peonies.

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The romantic centerpieces carried forth the same lush tones with roses, hydrangea, gypsy dianthus, peonies and flowing greens.

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The cake was simply decorated, light pink spray roses adding a breath of color, and white peonies softening the traditional white form.

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We were enchanted to be a part of our bride’s special day!  In spite of the Kenny Chesney concert, the Journey/ Def Leppard concert and  high humidity with threatening rain, a grand time was had by all who were part of Courtney and Steve’s beautiful day.

2018 – “The Hurrier We Go…”

“Sometimes, the Hurrier we go, the Behinder we get!”  That’s a quote from my beloved Grandma.  Today, it seems somehow fitting.

Since the spring wedding season took off at a full-blown gallop in April, we have been so busy producing flowers and taking care of events that we’ve become very behind in posting some of recent bouquets.

Here are some beauties that needed sharing:

Memories of Weddings Past…

Recently, we received some beautiful photos from a wedding we provided flowers for on  November, 18 2017. The Bride was Andrea Yasko, with a ceremony taking place at Heinz Chapel & a reception at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Grand Ballroom.

The couple’s wedding photographer, Kristen Wynn, was kind enough to share some of the memories she captured that day, including some fine images showcasing the bouquets & centerpieces Parkway Florist had created.

 

 

Above, the happy couple, their wedding party & some closeups of the bouquets of the day!

 

 

Above are examples of the stunning, tall centerpieces created for the reception. Lower centerpieces were also created, to give a high/low look, and create diversity throughout the room.

Thank you Kristen Wynn Photography for sharing your lovely work!

 

All images courtesy of Kristen Wynn Photography, to learn more please click HERE.

Please contact Jeannie Dankowski for special events at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott & click HERE for more information on how to plan your reception there.

 

 

Big, Textured & Beautiful!

Julie had a vision for her wedding that we enjoyed fulfilling.

Her request for her bouquet was for it to be “lush” & full, with lots of texture.

Julie’s bouquet, pictured above (left),  included Garden Roses, White Peonies, Light Pink Spray Roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, Lisianthus, Soft Astilbie & lots of flowing greens. The bouquet complimented her light ivory lace dress very nicely.

The Bridesmaids’ bouquets were similar in the textures used in the Bridal bouquet, but on a smaller scale.

Using lots of texture & greenery is a trend that we are seeing often this year. We hope you like what we created for Julie!

Jingle Bells & Wedding Bells

As the winter solstice approaches, we move into “winter wedding” mode. Lots of whites, creams, and ivories are accented with branches and eucalyptus; in this case, sprayed gold.

Our bride carried “Patience” garden roses, “Playa Blanca” open white roses, white ranunculus,  gold seeded eucy. and dusty miller.

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The bridesmaids, in beautiful hunter green dresses, carried smaller bouquets with the same theme and color palette.

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The Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel in Moon Twp., was the the scene of this  elegant reception. Gold branched centerpieces containing white hydrangeas and gold eucalyptus were scattered throughout the ballroom, giving  visual dimension to the room. Low centerpieces graced the remaining tables.

Gold chiavari chairs added to the overall classic feel of the wedding & reception.

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Congratulations and thanks to our wonderful bride and groom for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your day.

Best wishes and much happiness to you both……and Merry Christmas!