Aly & J.R. - Downtown Elegance

Aly & J.R. - Downtown Elegance

I’ve worked as a wedding and events coordinator for over seven years now for two different planning companies in Pittsburgh.  Most of the time, I absolutely love the job – but I’ve said it before – wedding planning is not for the faint of heart.  You have to have a thick skin and if you don’t (which I didn’t when I started), you will quickly develop one or you won’t survive in the industry.  Despite what Jennifer Lopez fed us in the Wedding Planner, it’s not all flowers, glitter, hearts and sunshine

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A Cavo Wedding

A Cavo Wedding

Last month, I had the pleasure of assisting two wonderful clients as they planned their October wedding.  These two were my kind of bride and groom as they weren’t hung up on all the traditional “rules” that accompany a wedding ceremony.  Instead, they intended to think outside the box, opting to hold both the ceremony and reception at Cavo in the Strip District rather than a more traditional wedding venue.  Their goal from the beginning was simple: create a unique and relaxed environment where guests could mix, mingle, and dance the night away!

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Vintage Glamour: Beads & Broaches

Vintage Glamour: Beads & Broaches

I wanted to share a few pics from the gorgeous wedding I helped to coordinate this September at the Grand Concourse in Station Square.  For those of you outside of Pittsburgh, the Grand Concourse is a former train station concourse turned historical landmark and decadent restaurant.  Built in 1901 (there is still a sign above one of the rooms that reads “Women’s Waiting Room”), the high ceilings and grand staircase set the scene for a wedding that demands glamour alongside charm and sophistication.  Patrick and Katherine brought me on as their Day-Of wedding coordinator to ensure their vision would be brought to life.

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Love Birds: An Aviary Wedding

Love Birds: An Aviary Wedding

Sean and Jenna were a wedding planner's dream couple: laid-back, fun, and excited to celebrate their new life together.  They were married at the National Aviary this past June and I had to share a few photos and some of the simple touches they added to their big day.  This was my second event that I helped to coordinate at the Aviary and I can't say enough good things about the venue!

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