Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | 2013 Wedding Trends + Wedding Lounges

By Shayla

The lounge furniture reception design concept began to take off in 2012 and will continue to be a hit in 2013! It offers a space away from the dancefloor or even during cocktail hour for guests to mix, mingle, relax, eat, and drink. It also takes your reception design to a whole new level when done right! Depending on the vibe you want to give, you can create an sexy ultralounge/nightclub look with lighting, lighted bars, chandeliers, and draping or keep it chic with sleek furniture, tables, pillows, and candles. Plan inspired!

Photo Credit: Inside Weddings 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | 2013 Wedding Trends + Patterns

By Shayla

As our 2012 season wraps up this Saturday, we are gearing up for another huge season in 2013!!! So excited to begin meeting with new couples, hearing their vision, and throwing around ideas that ultimately become life-size and magical! In preparation for our 2013 Stylish, cHic, and modErn brides, we're going to start blogging what's HAUTE for next year! First, up is PATTERNS! We are SO loving that brides are mixing in fun patterns in the bridal party fashion, table decor, stationery, lighting, cake design, you name it! Whether it's chevron, paisley, stripes, dots, geometrics, or boho-chic print, don't be afraid to repeat a pattern for a signature, seamless look in your wedding design. Plan inspired!


Photo Credit: Event Pros LA 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Real Wedding + Strawberries & Champagne

By Shayla
October 2012, Blair and Evan said 'I Do' in traditional Jewish ceremony and grand ballroom celebration. We love that the couple did not want the traditional fall colors for their October nuptials. They opted for a rich fuschia, touch of burgundy, and soft champagne/gold. The day began with over 200 guests entering the ceremony in the round, followed by cocktails alongside a jazz quartet, then entering the amazing grand ballroom at the Omni William Penn which was poised with four different centerpieces, alternate yet complimenting linens, custom stationery, and beautiful uplighting that only enhanced the luxurious ballroom. Check out pics from the fabulous duo at Craig Photography!  


Special thanks to all of the vendors that worked so hard to make this day perfect for Blair and Evan!
Wedding Planner: Shayla Hawkins Events
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Omni William Penn
Photographer: Craig Photography
Floral Designer: Bloom's Florist
Stationery Designer: Creative Trios
Lighting Design: ADS Lighting
Linens: Mosaic
Cake Design: Fenoglietto's
Band: Dreamscape

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | MonKnotpoly, An Evening with the Knot Wedding Network

By Shayla

Happy Friday! So this September {SHE} we had the pleasure of partnering with the Knot Wedding Network to plan its annual cocktail party highlighting what's new at the Knot to the city's best wedding vendors. They do this event all over the country in 40+ different markets. The compliments and adoration we received in Pittsburgh from Knot execs on our oh-so-chic yet super fun theme + design still has us blushing! We dared to be different and decided to go with a spin on the infamous Monopoly game. We hosted the event at Fairmont Pittsburgh and collaborated with Hens & Chicks (Floral Design), Lendable Linens (Linens & Chair Coverings), Event Source (Furniture and Rentals), ADS Lighting (Lighting Design), and More Than Words (Stationery) to design and bring life-size game board to life. We added sweets by Bella Christie's, music by A Cut Above, the must-have photobooth (Photobooth Pittsburgh), a caricature artist (Mugshotz Caricatures), and everybody's favorite magician, Lee Terbosic to the mix! Hot Metal Studio (Photographer) and Pictory Productions (Videographer) captured all the magic beautifully! Can't thank all of these vendors enough for participating and making it an uber fab event!