The Fine Art Wedding Workshop: Nutcracker Ballet in Pittsburgh

The Fine Art Wedding Workshop: Nutcracker Ballet in Pittsburgh

Our goal from the initial conception of the shoot was to have a Christmas shoot without looking too Christmassy or overdone.  We decided to focus the theme on the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Land of the Sweets in tones of mauves, blushes, and purples. 

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Pantone announced its 2019 Color of the year this week, as it does every December, and the wedding industry is buzzing about the selection. I think the key to using Living Color in up-coming weddings is going to be to use it strategically as an accent color with other statement colors that keep it from falling too far into the overdone and cliched realm.

Pittsburgh Vintage Heirloom Wedding

Pittsburgh Vintage Heirloom Wedding

A collaborative Belle Epoque themed styled shoot with Jenn Marie Wedding Photography at Mansions on Fifth, featured on Aisle Society via Glamour & Grace. This styled wedding features a blend of heirloom details and vintage elegance with modern touches. The china, cutlery, and glassware were all personal family heirlooms that really helped elevate the vintage feel.

Dress Rescue for Former Alfred Angelo Couples in the Western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh metro-area

Dress Rescue for Former Alfred Angelo Couples in the Western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh metro-area

In western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh metro-area, the local communities and wedding industry members have rallied together to help engaged couples find wedding dresses quickly at Dress Rescue, created by planner Nicole Brough and owner of Your Big Day Pittsburgh.  Nicole has collected as many dresses as possible, for sale or donated to give away from individuals and local bridal boutiques, like This Magic Moment and One Enchanted Evening, to help those affected by the Alfred Angelo closing replace dresses and accessories they may have lost. 

6 Ways to Have Beautiful Wedding Flowers on a Budget

6 Ways to Have Beautiful Wedding Flowers on a Budget

A number of factors can influence the actual cost of wedding flowers, including the time of year and location of the event, the size of the event, the number of different types of flowers (and the flower types themselves), the size of arrangements and how elaborate they are, how far in advance you place your order, etc. Here are some options to keep your flower budget under control.

Laura and Michele's Harry Potter Proposal

Laura and Michele's Harry Potter Proposal

Laura approached me about creating something special for her proposal.  Michele is a huge Harry Potter fan, and Laura wanted to create a secret compartment in a Harry Potter book for the modern yellow diamond Golden Snitch engagement ring.  As a fellow Potter-head and wizard wanna-be, I was happy to lend a hand.