Sometimes, the stars shine, the planets align, and the day is just a perfect wedding day! Thus was this beautiful August wedding day for Scott and Taylor.
The ceremony took place in the courtyard at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. The cocktail hour and reception followed in the grand ballroom.
Our bride carried a loose bouquet of ivory and “Faith” roses, wine dahlias, blue thistle, lisanthisus, and textured greens. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of wine dahlias, “Faith” roses and assorted greens with blue thistle accents.
Flowers from the ceremony arch were repurposed and used on the head table. The guest tables were decorated with unique glass prisms containing protea and roses. The wedding cake topper was unique and cute in every way.
Someone said that true love can be measured by the groom’s loving look at his bride. We think this expression was captured very well in this image. Congratulations again Taylor and Scott!
All photos are courtesy of Michael Will Photography.
The wedding celebrations have started again! Yea! We are so glad for all of our brides and grooms who can finally have the special day they had planned. Here are some of what we had the pleasure of being part of.
1-16-21 Racheal and Andrew
Ceremony and Reception were held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Even though it was chilly and brisk, Hannah Barlow Photography was able to capture some stunning pictures, including “First Look” pictures.
Our March 6th couple had a very downsized wedding at St. Phillips Church in Crafton – followed by a family style dinner at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Shown here is the brides bouquet and our bridesmaid bouquet as well as the flower hoop we designed for the flower girl. We will be joyfully celebrating in 2022 with a large reception on this same weekend.
3-27-21 Shalya and Zack
Shalya and Zack tied the knot at St John the Baptist Church (Monaca, Pa) – finally! (Their wedding was postponed from June 2020). Shalya loved Callas! Her Bouquet included white mini callas, 2 kinds of white roses and white Lisanthsis. Our Bridesmaids carried 2 large full-size callas in a presentation style bouquet. The groom and his men wore a single white mini calla. Low centerpieces, which included green/yellow/peach/white flowers adorned the guest tables at the reception.
3-27-21 Courtney and Brad
Courtney and Brad proved that perseverance pays off! Originally scheduled to be married on 4-24-20, the wedding was postponed to 7-17-20. When restrictions were still tight and unbending, the wedding was again postponed to 3-27-21! The third date was the charm.
Oh and did we mention that they also had to change churches because their original church was closed about a month before the wedding?
Courtney’s favorite flower is peonies. We were able to get them and include them in the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. (The bouquets smelled wonderful!) The blush pink color, worn by her bridesmaids, was carried into the reception centerpieces also, with white Hydrangea and blush pink roses.
Wow – it has been a busy and exciting few months. We were glad to be a part of all of these weddings. We look forward to helping many more brides and grooms going forward in 2021!
(Our April catch-up will be posted in a few days).
Love is Patient, Love is Kind. It does not envy, It is not proud…….. It always protects, always trusts, Always hopes, Always perseveres. Love never fails. (From 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8)
On 7-10-20, Brian and Marguerite were finally able to get married! The journey to this day had been rough, to say the least. Brian and Marguerite were one of the Noah’s Event Center couples that had to scramble after the corporation filed for bankruptcy last fall.
This couple persevered and choose to move their wedding and reception to the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.
Then…..Covid- 19 hit and all wedding plans were thrown into limbo. However, finally, it looked like 7-10-20 would be a good & clear date. After some back and forth, plans were progressing.
Then, on 7-8-20, Allegheny County imposed new rules and their wedding was thrown into question again. The Pittsburgh Airport Marriott & Parkway Florist pivoted again, and came up with Plan “D”. The beautiful back courtyard of the Marriott was to be the setting for the ceremony. However, rain and high heat was predicted on 7/10…..to start at about the time that their ceremony was to begin. At 3:30 pm, things changed again!
So, the first ever wedding ceremony was conducted under the Hotel’s front entrance portico. Our white square arch, draped with flowing chiffon fabric, provided a perfect backdrop for the ceremony. Our new Harlow stands were used to display lush flowers pieces on the isle. The white garden chairs were trimmed with bright coral daisies.
Marguerite and her bridesmaids carried loose roses bouquets, and included coral in the bridal bouquet (her favorite color!) The mini green hydrangea and white roses popped against the bridesmaids’ coral dresses.
The ceremony ended and some pictures were finished just prior to the hard blowing rain hitting. A beautiful end to a wild engagement. Our thanks to Brian and Marguerite for allowing us to help them.
We loved the way everything came together. Kudos to everyone at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott for working so tirelessly to make this wedding happen……and for thinking “outside the box”. We enjoy the challenges you throw at us!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Danielle & Chad, your garden wedding was a dream come true. We are so happy we could help you make it all happen!
A whirlwind of excitement and emotion, June has been quite the show!
Our wedding season at Parkway Florist actually began months ago – quietly, slowly, gently. By the time June comes, we are an excited crew ready to help our many wedding couples with the most important day of their lives. We thought we would catch up and show you some of what we have been up to this month:
June 3rd actually allowed us to feature a bridal bouquet of white tulips and use white tulips in the centerpieces. White tulips were the bride’s only request (nearly out of season), which we searched high and low for, but fulfilled!
June 10th we saw color come into our world. First, peach and white for Melanie.
Then yellow, blue, and white for Stephanie.
June 17th We visited Holy Trinity Church once again with more yellow, white, and blue flowers. Charcoal grey dresses were the perfect backdrop for bright pops of color on a beautiful “almost summer” day.
More grey dresses were worn at our hotel ceremony on June 17th. While the bride carried a mostly white loose cascade, the bridesmaids carried pink peonies, peach roses, and light blue hydrangea with thistle accents. The centerpieces as well as the cake featured all of these flowers.
On June 24th, Kathleen and Gary exchanged vows at St Mary of the Mount church despite some unexpected trauma. Gary, a hockey coach, was badly injured about 10 days before the wedding leaving him on crutches or a scooter. This couple prevailed and the wedding did take place as scheduled. It gave real meaning to the “in sickness or in health” part of their wedding vows. They were both good sports and able to laugh at the circumstances.
Amanda & Eric also exchanged vows on June 24th but at the more intimate St Patrick’s Church in Oakdale. The wide window ledges provided a perfect resting place for flowers that were then used as head table arrangements at their reception. A lush bouquet with a small accent of her grandmother’s wedding dress was carried by Amanda. Her bridesmaids carried clutches of hydrangea, Sahara roses and touches of baby’s breath. The centerpieces featured these same flowers with rose gold accents.
Wow! So many beautiful brides! So many beautiful flowers! Congratulations to all! We enjoyed helping each and every one of you!
Very early on Saturday mornings, before the sun begins to rise, our day at Parkway Florist begins. As we start pulling together all the pieces and parts for the days’ events that go to multiple locations, we are like Santa’s little elves, always checking our list twice!
Our first stop on Saturday, October 15, was at St Pamphilus Hall in Beechview with a truck load of fresh pumpkin centerpieces. (Carving pumpkins and filling them with flowers is one of our fun jobs each year!)
The accompanying glorious fall bouquets were delivered in mid afternoon to Old St Luke’s Church in Scott Twp. A long & low centerpiece was used on the altar at the church, and then was taken onto the reception & used on the head table.
Maid of Honor
Our second stop of the day involved bouquets and centerpieces being delivered to the mezzanine level of the Omni William Penn Hotel. Deep maroon, ivory, and lavender/purple flowers were a wonderful choice for an October Saturday. As always, the awesome ambience of the Omni was gracefully carried forth with the beautiful linens and chiavari chairs.
Our final stop was a ceremony, reception, set-up, and coordination at The Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Midnight blue gowns were complimented by the rich jewel toned mini callas, dahlias, lisianthus, and stock flower. The courtyard was the perfect place for a late day ceremony. The glowing lanterns on the isle were visible as daylight began to fade.
All in all, as the last truck headed home, and day turned into night, three more successful weddings were completed.