Phipps Conservatory Pittsburgh, PA Wedding | Miranda&Kevin

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Phipps Conservatory Pittsburgh, PA Wedding | Miranda&Kevin

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Miranda+Kevin’s January wedding at Phipp’s Conservatory in Pittsburgh was an intimate day surrounded by close friends in the natural flora setting.  

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Miranda who is originally from Canada was attending Slippery Rock University. During this time Kevin and Miranda met randomly while they were both attending the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Art Festival. After they began talking, they found out they were only living twenty minutes apart and quickly fell for one another.

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Kevin gets a ton of credit for creating one of the sweetest proposals. Miranda prefaced this story with “Kevin doesn’t cook”. One morning while Miranda was sleeping Kevin got to work in the kitchen. He set out to make mini pancakes and used chocolate sauce to write on them. On eight tiny pancakes surrounded by strawberries he spelled out “Marry Me?” He took everything into the bedroom where Miranda was still asleep. He then enlisted the help of their cat Percy to wake Miranda up, by telling her Percy had something to show her. When she sat up and opened her eyes the proposal was spelled out in front of her. Miranda was in total shock but once she realized she wasn’t still dreaming, said yes!

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Miranda and Kevin didn’t want to take away from the natural beauty of Phipps and chose to keep the details simple and chic. There were tea candles lit throughout the space creating romantic vibes. To keep with the natural theme, the table favors included seed packets with words “let love grow” on them. Miranda wore gorgeous lace embroidered dress while Kevin was dressed in a traditional suit with a fun floral bowtie. The bridal party wore deep purple dresses while the guys wore black suits incorporating the purple with their ties.

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Miranda and Kevin are such sweet and quirky couple and their wedding day was the perfect way for Jp and I to start off our 2019 wedding season! We have so much gratitude to have been a part of this joyful day, here’s to wishing Miranda and Kevin all the best as they embark on this wonderful journey!

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Venue: Phipps Conservatory

Photography: Liz Capuano Photography / Second Shooter: John Paul Janicki

Dress: Oleg Cassini

Bride's Shoes: Michael Kors

Groom's Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Hair & Make-up: Mia's 2

Caterer: Phipps Conservatory

Cake: Bella Christie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique

Florist: Heritage Floral Shoppe

 

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 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh, PA Wedding | Abby&Tyler

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh, PA Wedding | Abby&Tyler

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Abby+Tyler’s winter downtown Pittsburgh wedding at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites was a day filled with lots of laughs and classic romantic touches!

Abby and Tyler met in nursing school during their senior year when they were living on the campus of the hospital, as there were designated apartments for nursing and medical students. They had a few classes together during their four years of college but didn’t meet until senior year. While living in Hershey there was such a small number of Penn State students that they became close friends during that last year!

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So how did Tyler propose to Abby? They decided to take a hiking trip while living in Hershey,PA. They hiked to the top of the trail and to their surprise there were several people there. So, Tyler tried to take Abby further up past where the trail ended. It was very steep and Abby is admittedly clumsy, so she was slightly frustrated and also nervous. Eventually, Tyler changed his mind and while on the way down the mountain, he stopped because there was “something in his shoe”. Thinking nothing of it Abby started taking pictures of him while he was sitting on a rock, and when she put her phone away; Tyler took the opportunity to get down on his knee!

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They didn’t want anything too holiday cliché and chose to keep the details simple and elegant. Abby wore an A-line dress with lace back while Tyler was dressed in a traditional suit. The bridal party wore forest green with touches of cream incorporated through shawls. I love when brides include a cover option for the ladies, such as shawls or faux fur wraps!

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The wedding day took place right downtown at the DoubleTree. To my surprise the hotel features some remarkable mid-century design (my favorite). The furniture and lighting could have come right from the set of Mad Men. This décor pleasantly complemented Abby and Tyler’s classic wedding wear.

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Being that this was our last wedding of 2018, it was the perfect way to end out our season! Jp and I closed out the evening by taking Abby+Tyler to the rooftop for some seriously magical cityscape night portraits. We couldn’t have dreamed of a more exciting way to close out the year! Congrats to these two sweet souls!

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites

Photography: Liz Capuano Photography / Second Shooter: John Paul Janicki

Dress: Bridal Beginnings

Bridal Jewelry & Accessories: Clarissa's Boutique

Engagement Ring: Mountz Jewlers

Wedding Bands: Frost and Company

Bride's Shoes: Blue By Betsy

Groom's Attire: The Black Tie

Hair & Make-up: Classic Hair & Makeup

Caterer: DoubleTree by Hilton

Cake: Bethel Bakery

Florist: One Happy Flower Shop

Officiant: A Simple Vow

DJ: DJ Loyal

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Three Reasons Why You Need To Hire a Wedding Planner

 
  1. The responsibilities from beginning to end, are taken off your hands

A planner will work with you from start to finish. They keep track of all of your vendors and correspond so you don’t have to. A planner will assist with scheduling. They will be knowledgeable in when you should book vendors and when to schedule certain consults or run throughs, such as cake tastings. Planners also relieve your stress on the day of your wedding by coordinating events and vendors to ensure everything runs smoothly.

 
 

2. Your wallet will thank-you

You may think hiring a wedding planner might be too expensive or cut into your budget too much. However, a wedding planner can actually save you money in the long run, by helping you budget accordingly. Even though you may have an idea of how much you want to spend, a wedding planner can help you break it all down. They will handle managing the overwhelming spreadsheets and will show you realistically what to expect to spend for each area of your wedding. In addition to breaking down the numbers, a planner can at times get vendor to vendor discounts/referral codes to help you save even more; being that they often have strong relationships with other vendors in your city.

 
 

3. they ensure your vision is fully executed

It can be difficult to get every detail right when you’re trying to plan a wedding all on your own. From flowers to decor and everything in between, trying to execute your dream wedding on your own can end up turning more into a nightmare. A wedding planner’s job is to ensure every detail of your vision is brought to the table on your big day. Let your wedding planner be a wedding perfectionist and know that everything will end up even more beautiful than you could have imagined.

 
 

Photography: Liz Capuano

Design/Coordination: Bespoke & Beloved Events

Hair+Makeup: Dominika Bronner

Venue: HIP at the Flashlight Factory

Floral Design: Holly Hanna Floral

Cake: Tasty Bakery

Invitations: Cutture

Calligraphy: Judith Browne Calligraphy

Tux Rental: The Black Tux

Rentals: Marbella Rental & All Occassion’s Party Rental

Linens: Party Mosaic

Gown: Opal and June

Footwear: Asos

Bow Tie, Stick Pin, and Pocket Square: Nevestica Fashion

Engagement Ring: Diament Jewelry

 

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