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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Garden weddings are (without a doubt) high on the list of things we’re crazy madly in love with, so when Palermo Photo sent over this purple hued Mellon Park pretty we were absolutely smitten. A day graced with love, elegant details, and a naked cake that’s worth sharing, we’ve got it all waiting for you to pin in The Vault!
From the Bride…Aaron and I met in college, at a summer job on campus. He changed light bulbs in the dorms over the summer and I kept track of his and other students work in the housing department office. I didn’t know that he liked me until I realized how easily I could make him blush.
Aaron proposed to me about a month after my birthday and Valentine’s Day, right when I had given up on engagement for another year. He and my best friend, Brooke, had secretly gone out shopping for the perfect ring but because the sapphire had to be ordered special, it was later than he expected. In hindsight having it actually be a surprise was worth it.
Wedding planning was hard for me, I knew what I wanted the wedding to feel like, but translating that into lots of tiny decisions was difficult. Having a sister and mom with a lot of ideas and encouragement helped. Somethings were definitely easy, Maria was the only photographer I wanted to work with and Stephanie from Blue Daisy Florals had such beautiful arrangements and understood what I wanted right away. Raina included a lot of details in the place settings that I wouldn’t have considered but when it was all put together it was too good to pass up.
The day of the wedding came together much better than I could have planned. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, it rained before we got to the venue, stopped raining enough for us to take pictures outside– rained again before the ceremony, and cleared up just in time for us to be married in the garden where I had told Aaron 4 years prior that I wanted to be married there. The day felt like a dream, we were surrounded by friends who had come as far as the Netherlands to be with us— it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. One of my favorite parts of the day was when our master of ceremonies (it was a self uniting ceremony, so a close friend led us through the ceremony) took a moment and told us to look out at all the people who came to our wedding to support us, and who loved us. That was a powerful, unexpected touch that brought a busy, crazy day to a standstill for a few moments.
Photography: Palermo Photo | Floral Design: The Blue Daisy Floral Designs | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Catering: Rania's Catering | Groom's Attire: Black by Vera Wang | Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero | Guitartist: Brannon Lyons
After a crazy winter (seriously, there were weeks in those scary single digits), we’re all welcoming spring with WIDE OPEN ARMS. But spring doesn’t always arrive on time. It teases us a bit, stops by, leaves, comes back around…and this time of transition is what inspired The Event Group to create the scene before us. Playing on the darkness of winter up against the bright incoming spring, copper and slate complement each other and we’re all the better for it. Eva Lin and All Heart Photo & Video snapped away and with these pics in our Vault, we’re ready to dive head first into the season before us!
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From The Event Group… Whimsical and edgy, “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” draws inspiration from the lingering northeast winters and the promise of spring. Commonly an overlooked time of the year, this collaboration will invigorate the wedding world with a refreshing and creative take on the transitional months of March and April. Warm copper tones, dramatic florals and complementary textiles will create a delicate balance between the romance of winter and the playfulness of spring.
Encompassing this dark versus light concept, the Ace Hotel ballroom was the perfect host for this collaboration. The abundance of natural light not only makes for exquisite photographs, but also touches on this airy hope for spring, while the contradicting black drapes speak to the darkness of winter.
P.S. The models in this shoot are a real life married couple and are absolutely adorable!
Photography: Eva Lin Photography | Videography: All Heart, Photo & Video | Event Design: The Event Group | Floral Design: The Farmer's Daughter | Wedding Dress: Houghton Bride | Invitations: More Than Words | Bride's Shoes: Ted Baker | Catering: Ace Hotel | Hair + Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty | Groom's Attire: Claiborne | Venue: Ace Hotel | Bridal Boutique: Glitter & Grit | Candle Holders: H&M | Chargers + Flatware: Crate & Barrel | Linens: Lendable Linens | Rentals: The Prop Shop | Rentals: Event Source | Scroll: More Than Words