You first met our girl Abby Silverman and her beau Tom for their Pittsburgh engagement session, and today we’re peeking into their modern ballroom wedding infused with shades of silver. Abby drew her inspiration through countless trips to The Vault and made certain every last detail was styled, chic and personal to them. Check out Michaelwill Photography’s pretty captures and scroll below for more ideas to add a touch of silver to your wedding day.
From The Bride… Tom (the hubby) and I met at Syracuse University in 2008 (almost eight years to the day we tied the knot). Tom, was an graduating senior and I was a outgoing sophomore. Needless to say, when we first met, the idea of getting married was well… not on our minds. However after eight years, countless miles of long distance driving and several apartments between us, we made it official!
Never have I ever felt so prepared and so unprepared for what was ahead of me. However, someone asked me recently what I would change and I couldn’t think of a thing! Sure, there were hiccups along the way, but nothing else mattered when I saw Tom for the first time and I walked down the aisle with my dad (to Kisses and Cake from P.S. I Love You).
Tom and I were very lucky! We had the support of our incredible friends, family and a team of AMAZING vendors who helped to take our idea’s and make them a wedding-bliss reality. Choosing the right team (and I mean it, they are your team) is so important. Getting married in a hotel ballroom has its challenges, but with the help of Hens and Chicks decorating the space to perfection with succulents, peonies, earl gray roses and countless other blooms and Michael Will capturing every moment, it was nothing short of breathtaking.
Some words of advice from a former bride to future brides: Enjoy every moment! Even if that’s spray painting Ikea picture frames silver and realizing you only ordered enough for seven tables (we had 15 tables). Things happen and what really matters is in that moment of chaos appreciate how special and momentous it all is – because seriously – it’s over in a flash … but totally worth the extra car ride to Ikea.
Photography: Michaelwill Photography | Floral Design: Hens And Chicks | Invitations: Fourteen-Forty | Wedding Dress: Wtoo Brides | Hair Accessories: Jennifer Behr | Venue: Hotel Monaco – Pittsburgh | Linens + Rentals: Lendable Linens | Photo Booth: Pittsburgh Digital Photo Booths | Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bridal Shop | Hair: Studio Booth | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Catering: Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh | Meal Choice Stamps: Blossom Stamps | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS | Robes: Roberta Roller Rabbit | Makeup: Brittany Leshan | Dress Alterations: Sew Elegant | Cookie Favor Bags: Mavora
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It’s not often you find a hotel ballroom with clean lines and modern décor, but Lauren and Sean transformed the space, mixing the hotel’s contemporary style with their love of nature through fresh blooms and vines to give it a vineyard feel. And to incorporate the Bride’s love of horses, lucky horseshoes from her beloved horse were scattered amongst the various floral displays. See all the pretty details (including the Bride’s beautiful hairdo from True Beauty Marks), captured by Emily Wren Photography and Squareware Studios, in The Vault!
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From Emily Wren Photography…Lauren & Sean were married in Philadelphia on a beautiful September day in 2015. They tied the knot at Old Saint Joseph’s – one of the oldest churches in Philadelphia, located in the Old City section and filled with old world charm. We then strolled down the winding cobblestone streets and brick row homes of Headhouse Square for some portraits that captured some of Philadelphia’s historic character.
They kicked off the wedding reception at Hotel Monaco, with cocktail hour on the rooftop bar, and reception in the main ballroom to follow. Lauren & Sean are both outdoorsy people; Lauren dedicated to riding her horse and Sean to surfing. They brought this love of nature to their decor, mixing the hotel’s modern touches with fresh blooms and vines which recalled the feel of a classic vineyard. To top it off, lucky horseshoes from Lauren’s beloved horse were scattered amongst the various floral displays.
Photography: Emily Wren Photography | Cinematography: Squareware Studios | Event Planning: Confetti & Co | Floral Design: Love 'n Fresh Flowers | Invitations: Cheer Dry Goods | Stationery: Cheer Dry Goods | Make Up: Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup and Hair Artistry | Hair: True Beauty Marks | Venue: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia | Paper: Cheer Dry Goods | Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals
Absolutely obsessed. Is exactly what I am after perusing this gallery. Captured by the crazy talented Joey Kennedy Photography, it’s the ultimate black tie celebration that’ll fill up those Pinterest boards pronto. Oh and the ceremony? It was set at a waterfall. Go see it in The Vault!
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From Joey Kennedy Photography…The Omni Resort at Bedford Springs is a tale of two cites. This venue is half way between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and even Washington DC. It has colonial charm and being nestled in the mountains gives your guests the seclusion of a perfect weekend get away. The gorgeous gratto feels like an french landscape and perfect ceremony location. Its absolutely one of my favorite venues!
From The Bride…We booked Bedford Springs out of the blue for our first valentines day weekend together and fell in love with everything about it. I secretly picked up a wedding packet book because I already knew it was the perfect place for us when that time came. After Patrick proposed we both knew it was our #1 choice but just had to get our parents on board as they were a little skeptic seeming as though it is virtually in the middle of nowhere! Luckily they loved it too and we didn’t look at one other venue, we knew this was our place. Looking back we know we made the best decision ever, our family and friends raved about it and we could not imagine having our wedding anywhere else.
Photography: Joey Kennedy Photography | Cinematography: Megan Bowers Pictory Productions | Coordination: Bryan Stiffler | Floral Design: Beautiful Blooms Events | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Stationery: The Paper Planner | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: Beauty Justified | Band: All About Me | Venue: Omni Bedford Springs Resort | Photography - Assistance: Abie Livesay