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
You know what makes me happy? This wedding. This rustic meets elegant Pittsburgh affair featuring one of the cutest duos you will ever virtually meet. Pair their awesome love story + never-ending smiling faces with a fabulous team of vendors (ahem, The Event Group) and it’s the best way ever to spend your Tuesday. See it all captured by Tim Will Photography in THE VAULT right here.
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From the Bride… Although Ben and I had not officially met one another until we were in our 20’s living in New York City, it seems that our lives were intertwined from the very beginning. Not only did we grow up a mere five blocks away from one another, but we also went to the same high school and sleep away camp. Our families also knew each other and urged us to meet one another, hoping we would make a connection. What can I say, they were absolutely right!
We knew we wanted to have an outdoor fall wedding in our hometown of Pittsburgh, and luckily the weather was on our side! We were going for a look that was elegant, but that also incorporated whimsical touches and an overall understated feel. An abundance of eucalyptus set an organic, backyard tone to the evening with gorgeous soft pops of color. Our intricately lit tent was draped with thousands of string lights, making the whole evening feel truly magical.
It’s hard to say what the most memorable part of the day was, but I think it was the moment when we were standing under the Chuppah and we turned around to look out at the crowd, realizing that our favorite people on the planet, our best friends and family members, were right there with us celebrating our big day! Another special moment was while everyone moved to the dance floor immediately following the ceremony, Ben and I took a moment for ourselves in our cousin’s 1961 shasta camper, sharing a glass of champagne and soaking everything in!
Photography: Tim Will Fine Art Weddings and Portraits | Cinematography: Toy Box Productions | Event Planning: The Event Group | Floral Design: Hens And Chicks | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Cake: All In Good Taste Productions | Invitations: Fourteen-Forty | Bride's Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Common Plea | Lighting: Cityscape (Three Rivers Entertainment) | Band: DC Synergy | Transportation: Regency | Venue: Frick Art Museum | Draping: The Prop Shop | Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Monaco | Linen Rentals: Mosaic Inc. | Photography - Assistance: Sean Lata | Rentals: Party Savvy | Slow Motion Booth: Toy Box Productions
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 photographers | Dress: Club Monaco | Shoes: Gilt Groupe | Necklace: J.Crew