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8-31-3019 Over A Year in the Making…

We began working with Lindsay and her Mom, Amy,  in the late summer of 2018 in preparation for the late summer 2019 wedding.   Many conversations, and emails later, some tweaking to the plan…..and a little magic & fairy dust…..and we had a wedding!

There were actually two wedding ceremonies that took place.  First, Lindsay & Alex were married in the north hills of Pittsburgh, in a traditional Russian Orthodox ceremony.  Then,   after a few photographs, the journey to Greentree, and the second wedding of the day!

Lindsay and Alex were then  united during a Presbyterian  wedding ceremony at Unity Presbyterian Church,  right down the street from us here in Greentree!  We furnished two altarpieces, garland for the candelabras, and vases of white hydrangea, pink roses, and pink larkspur for the ceremony.  (Presbyterian churches are generally a little “understated”, so the additional flowers and candles helped to set a festive mood).

Unity Presbyterian

Lindsay’s bridal bouquet (#1033) was a traditional round bouquet with Sahara and Vendella roses, Gardenias, Stephanotis with pearls, and  a little blue thistle.  (the secret ingredient here).

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Her Maid of Honor carried a bouquet (#1034) of white hydrangea, white Vendella roses and mauve Faith roses.  Her bridesmaids carried bouquets (#1035) of white hydrangea and mauve Faith roses, while  her junior bridesmaids carried a smaller version, with the same flowers (#1036).

 

The reception took place in downtown Pittsburgh at The Westin Pittsburgh.  Guests were greeted  at the top of the escalator by an elevated  arrangement on  the place card table (#121), lush with white hydrangea, white roses, pink larkspur, silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus.

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Inside the ballroom, the centerpieces were entirely romantic.  We designed long and low centerpieces (#640) of white hydrangea, white roses, and white spray roses in gold containers, and surrounded them with votive candles and  cylinders of floating candles.

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Bethel Bakery supplied a yummy looking cake, which we  also decorated with fresh flowers (#162).    The ombre gold cake was stunning  with our white roses and light pink spray roses.

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It was a pleasure working with you, Lindsay and Alex, as well as your family, Lindsay,  to achieve your Best Day Ever!   We wish you both  many years of happiness as you embark on this new adventure together.  God Bless and have a great journey!

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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!

7_27 Marriott Bride Arch

6-22-2019 – Hot Pink Flowers, Hot Summer Day

Brittany and Corey said “I do” on June 22nd, 2019!  They said their vows in the picturesque Courtyard Garden of the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Their photographer was Chase Images, and they took this gorgeous photo of the newlyweds in the courtyard!

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Brittany carried a bouquet (#993) of bright stargazer lilies and hot pink roses.  Her bridesmaids carried similar bouquets (#994) of stargazer lilies, hot pink roses, and white waxflower.

The ceremony took place between two bright altarpieces on top of our pillars, featuring white hydrangea, white stock flowers, pink Gerber daisies, stargazer lilies, pink snapdragon, and pink larkspur.  You can see them pictured below, with the bride!

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The reception took place inside the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott in their Grand Ballroom.  On the placecard table, we provided a vase (#117) of white hydrangea, Stargazer lilies, pink larkspur, light pink roses, and gunny eucalyptus.

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Inside the ballroom, the tables were decorated with alternating low and high centerpieces.  Both the low (#628a) and high (#628b) centerpieces featured white hydrangea and pale pink roses.

We decorated their wedding cake (#159) from Bethel Bakery with light pink roses and spray roses.  The cake topper was just too cute!

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We had a wonderful time working with Brittany and Corey to help them prepare for their big day!  Thank you to the happy couple for allowing us to play a part in your special day!!!

6-8-2019 – Clear Skies and Bright Blooms

The weather shined for us!

On June 8th, 2019, it turned out to be another beautiful day in our Pittsburgh neighborhoods.  Our visit to Epiphany Catholic Church on Washington Place showcased just how many hidden gems our city contains.  This beautiful church was actually built in 1902!

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Our bride, Megan, carried a colorful, bright bouquet (#982) of blue hydrangea, ivory roses, cherry brandy roses and spray roses, and feathery astilbe.

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Her bridesmaids, dressed in light blue gowns, also carried bright bouquets (#983): white hydrangea and cherry brandy roses and spray roses.

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Their reception took place under the stars in the Rose Garden at the National Aviary.  Help from Nicole Brough (Your Big Day Wedding Planner) was greatly appreciated, as there were lots and lots of pieces and parts to get into place for the reception.  The centerpieces were wreaths of blue hydrangea and coral spray roses surrounding gorgeous golden vases holding flickering candles.

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We are sure that the guests enjoyed the stroll through the Aviary as well as the wonderful setting for socializing.

Thanks to the newlyweds for allowing us to assist you and congratulations again!!!

5.18.2019 – Sunny, Sunny Sunflowers

Danielle & Eric tied the knot!

It was fitting that their featured flower was the sunflower – because it sure was a hot and sunny day for their Pittsburgh Airport Marriott courtyard wedding!  The bride and groom said “I do” in the courtyard, under our arch decorated with sunflowers, blue delphinium, and yellow snapdragons.  The aisle was decorated with bunches of sunflowers, tied together with navy ribbons.

 

The bride’s bouquet (#970) had white roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, and light blue delphinium.  Her bridesmaids carried bouquets (#971) of sunflowers with blue thistle.

 

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Guests were greeted by a place card table outside the 3 Rivers Ballroom which also featured sunflowers!  Floating candles created a warm ambiance for the display.placecard table

Keeping up with the theme, the centerpieces (#616), which were created in mason jars, featured more sunflowers!  The centerpieces also had yellow lilies, yellow viking mums, caspia, white roses, and irises, for a beautiful contrast of yellows and blues!center piece 616

And the icing on the (cup)cake(s)?  More sunflowers!

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It was a lot of fun working with Danielle & Eric to make their flower vision come true.  We loved the sunny weather, which always makes the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott’s courtyard shine! We thank the lovely couple for allowing us to help on their special day, and wish them the best of luck with their future adventures!

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!

Say “I Do” in Style

As our 2018 wedding season rolls right along like a high-speed train,  we have been part of many different types of ceremonies, and we would share some of the offerings we have for wedding ceremonies. Our very versatile pipe and drape was featured in several ceremonies this year. From intimate to grand, we are able to convey several  different styles. Accented with flowers, candles, lanterns, or flowing fabric panels, the pipe and drape has lots to offer. Below are a few of our favorite ceremony displays.

1.) Round Chuppah
The Chuppah is a  traditional ceremony structure for Jewish weddings., or it can be the Mundap for an Islamic ceremony.    This equipment  can also be used in non religious ceremonies.  Accented with flower cuffs and a heavily petal sprinkled isle, this setup is quite the show stopper.  (The stripped fabric shown on the front of this Chuppah is a family tallis — or prayer shawl).  This Chuppah is illuminated with battery operated lighting, which we also supplied.  (The size of this Chuppah is 8 feet across, and can be adjusted in height to approximately 15 feet tall.  Twelve feet tall is generally the ideal height in a high ceiling ballroom).

2.) Square Chuppah
This square chuppah   adds a  very structured look to our pipe and drape. Clean lines, and crisp white hydrangea across the front  bring a modern and contemporary feel to the ceremony setting.    This square chuppah can also be uplit from the floor,  if you desire.

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3.) Half Circle Pipe & Drape
For an intimate look, consider this our half circle pipe & drape.   This curved design helps to  create organic lines for a cozy and intimate ceremony setting.   While we are showing only 1 flower piece on the pipe & drape, garland could also be used, or more than one flower piece could be used.  We always strive to have the flowers re-used somewhere in the reception following all picture taking, in whatever setting we help our brides with.

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4.) Swagged Pipe & Drape
Romantic and luxurious, swagged fabric and candles create a classic look.  Our fresh  Floral badges add a splash of color. The possibilities are endless!  (The flowers are dismantled quickly from the Ceremony setting after pictures, and transferred to the reception area for use on head tables, cookie tables, or where ever bride & groom want us to use them.

 

 

Whether enhancing a ballroom ceremony, or decorating a courtyard garden, our pipe and drape offers a plethora of stylish options for your “I Do.”  In a future post, we will feature some of our other available equipment.

As a matter of information, our pipe & drape — in any fashion — are  rented to you for your ceremony,  only  if we are providing all the personal flowers and reception flowers for your wedding day.  We do not rent pipe and drape out separately.    Please call with any questions.