You know we’ve got a thing for urban engagement sessions, but when the Bride-to-be is one of our own, it’s all the more exciting. She works hard behind the scenes to keep this pretty blog ticking, so when we heard Abby Silverman and her other half, Tom were set to tie the knot, we knew their pics by Michaelwill Photography would be perfect. They took to the streets of Pittsburgh for a “city chic” engagement, and there’s lots more to see inside The Vault.
From the Bride-to-be... Tom and I really wanted our engagement session to feel like us – which meant something easy going and casual. We both live in New York City and wanted our backdrop to feel like we were on some tree-lined street in Brooklyn. While Pittsburgh (where we are getting married) is certainly not Brooklyn, we found the perfect compromise with the Mexican War Streets of Pittsburgh.
The beautiful row houses there have so much unique character and charm. With the help of our incredible photographer Michael Will, we found an absolute gem tucked away from the North Side (and away from tailgaters celebrating a big Steelers win). The light (and temperature) was perfect for a casual stroll around the city. The Pittsburgh skyline is a cannot miss and we happened to catch it right as the sun was setting. It was perfect!
Photography: Michaelwill Photography | Dress: Club Monaco | Shoes: Firth | Necklace: J.Crew
If you’re looking for glamorous wedding inspiration, look no further than this pretty Pittsburgh fête. With a timeless yet modern feel, sleek gray-and-white color palette, dramatic design from Save The Date Events and Michaelwill Photography to capture it all, this sweet couple said “I do,” in the wedding of their dreams. And thanks to THE VAULT, you can enjoy each and every special detail.
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From Save The Date Events…Nicole and Tyler wanted their wedding to have the feel of timeless elegance with a modern spin. The gorgeous grounds at Fox Chapel created a beautiful setting framed by large modern florals. Tall classic white florals adorned the tables with crisp modern grey linens and laser cut metal thank you notes at every place setting. The head table had a mix of romantic tall candles with low lush white florals to compliment a gorgeous sparkle runner. Nicole’s hair and makeup were naturally beautiful and allowed her gorgeous gown and shoes to be the star of the show. After dinner the guests moved to the ballroom where blue lights and modern white furniture transformed Fox Chapel into a modern club. Nicole changed into a custom made skirt and top so she could get down on the dance floor! The bride and groom had a choreographed break dance as their first dance and guests danced all night long. This wedding was the perfect marriage of timeless and modern!
Photography: Michaelwill Photography | Event Design: Save The Date Events | Floral Design: Mocha Rose Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Monique L'Huillier | Cake: Oakmont Bakery | Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie | Bride's Shoes: Sergio Rossi | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jasmine Bridal | Hair And Makeup: Beauty Justified | Lighting: Hughies Lighting | DJ: DJ D PGH | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Ceremony Music: Doug Edgell Trio | Hotel: Hotel Monaco | Venue: Fox Chapel Golf Club | Day-Of Coordination: Hello Productions | Linen Rentals: Linen Hero | Reception Dress: Della Giovanna | Rentals: All Occasions
After finding the perfect man, finding the perfect venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your big day. And these Mid-Atlantic beauties? They’re as perfect as it gets. Rustic, glamorous, timeless and romantic, these gorgeous venues are some of the best the East Coast (and the rest of the country) has to offer.
5 Picture-Perfect Mid-Atlantic Wedding Venues
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards (shown above): Set amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains with sprawling lawns, rolling vineyard-covered hills and a rustic yet elegant event space, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the perfect setting for your dream day. Plus, with the founder of Easton Events behind this gorgeous venue, you know any wedding here is bound to be stunning. See it here.
Evergreen Museum + Library: Baltimore’s Gilded Age mansion and adjacent Italian gardens will transport you and your guests back to a more glamorous time. The exquisite estate is classic elegance at its very best, just like every wedding that takes place here. See it here.
DAR Constitution Hall: This National Historic Landmark Building offers couples a rich history, the excitement of Washington D.C., classic Beaux-Arts architecture and countless spaces for a glamorous affair. See it here.
Frick Art + Historical Center: Beautifully landscaped gardens surround this historic Pittsburg Gilded Age mansion. With a timeless elegance and sophisticated vibe, the Frick Art + Historical Center allows couples to create the stunning wedding of their dreams. See it here.
The Biltmore Estate: Asheville’s Biltmore Estate is as close to a fairytale wedding as you can get with expansive grounds and a European-style castle all nestled into the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. See it here.
Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher