Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Brooch Bouquets

By Leila
As we approach the end of the work week, we are talking about all things gilded! We love glitz and glam here at Shayla Hawkins Events, so we thought a feature on brooch bouquets would only be fitting! There is a website called which has awesome unique jewelry that we love! If you have a simple dress are are looking for a custom made stand out jewelry piece, that is the place to go. They also have brooches if you want to pick up some to put in a bouquet of your own. Step outside the box and see if a brooch bouquet is your thing! Be Inspired.

Photo Credit: FinishingTouch

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Unique Places to Get Married- Wedding in a Tree

By Leila
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I recently recieved a wedding ivitation from a relative of mine- what surprised me was when read the title "A Storybook Romance Love Grows in Trees"! My uncle has worked in tree removal services all of his life, building things from the trees removes and is very passionate about his work, so it is very fitting. Instead of a specific address, they have "In the field at Deer Lick Drive, under the big Oak". I thought this was a unique idea for them to incorporate the way that they met through his job. Do you have any quirky or fun things specific to your wedding day?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Personalizing Your Wedding

By Leila
Hey, all! A wedding as we all know is a very personal moment in someone's life, so how do we get the message across? How can you relate to your guests that this is a unique event about a specific love that the two of you share together? We can achieve this by personalizing the wedding through small details that make it feel much more intimate.  From something as simple as telling your story of how your relationship started, to a finger printed invite, we thought the following ideas were definitely considerable! Be Inspired!

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Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Real Wedding + Vintage Dream Come True

By Shayla

Do you remember the lovely vintage-themed engagement shoot of cuties Angela and Sam? Well, this summer their elegant, vintage iDo came to life! Our lead planner, Ericka Taylor, worked closely with Angi, Sam, and family to create and paint this beautiful vintage canvas and ensure this day went off without a hitch! All of the vintage concepts, decor, details, and DIY projects translated so beautifully. The 105 degree weather and 20 minute rain session during the ceremony did not at all rain on this parade! From the floating frames that marked the entrance to the chic garden adorned with an ombre petal pattern and balls of baby's breath + dripping crystal to the cozy cocktail space that looked like an old living space to the timeless ballroom, and the groom surprising his bride with a horse and was truly a vintage dream come true! Check out the fabulous photos courtesy of Anne Wilmus Photography. We LOVE working with Anne! Be inspired.


"I must admit having {SHE} plan my wedding kept me on the edge of my seat at all times. It was such an amazing experience and my style board came to life. Seeing all the vintage items and decor took me back to that was truly a chic, elegant, and vintage theme!"-The Williams
Special thanks to all of the vendors we worked with to make this day flawless:
{Ceremony + Reception Venue} Hyeholde
{Floral Designer} Mocha Rose Floral Design
{Cake Designer} Creative Cakes Pittsburgh
{Photographer} Anne Wilmus Photography
{Rentals} All Occasions Party Rentals
{DJ} Tee Jay Vision
{Stationery} Anne Malie Designs