Sooooo we finally get to Kristen & Brandon’s incredible reception! You’ve seen Kristen get ready, their First Look and some of the ceremony, and you’ve seen their beautiful portraiture…now it’s time for the party.
Just a few details I’d like to point out. This is where Ericka from Shayla Hawkins Events wedding planning really outdid herself. Details, details, details…d.e.t.a.i.l.s!!!!! I am a fool for details and this wedding about made me pass out. Kristen & Brandon were all about giving their guests lots of fun and pampering while also giving them lots of eye-candy and the Omni William Penn was the perfect place to achieve all of this. And they didn’t forget about the wedding party, let me tell you. Kristen & Brandon even reserved the private Speakeasy in the hotel for their wedding party to luxuriously relax while guests enjoyed the sumptuous cocktail hour.
There was a 7 ft. table card tree, a generations tree that had framed photographs of relatives that had been married before them, a table that showed off Kristen & Brandon’s kitty cats in frames as well as a little basket full of cat nip and doggy treats that guests could take home to their treasured pets, a caricature artist for guests to take advantage of, a harpist to enjoy during cocktail hour, a hot pretzel station with tons of do-it-yourself toppings, butlered h’orderves, a to-die-for coffee and liqueur station with chocolate covered spoons for stirring, flavored marshmallows to melt in your drink such as coconut, vanilla, caramel swirl….flavored syrups and white and milk chocolate shot cups in which the bartender would fill up to the brim your favorite liqueur blend to sip or shoot. There were also baskets of flip flops to dance the night away in, a dessert station that had the most delectable and beautiful treats that were so pretty you couldn’t decide whether to stare at them or eat them, a photo booth for guests to enjoy, 3 foot flowered trees laced with votives and cute little signs that shared stories about Kristen & Brandon’s relationship for each table, cloth menus (what an elegant touch!!) and a gigantic flowered garland that laid across the head table and draped onto the floor. And not to mention the beautiful wedding cake that Kristen & Brandon cut, along with the grooms cake: 3 of their kitty cats all curled up together. Yes, Brandon loves his cats. And I’m sure I’m missing a ton here but you get the idea on the details here….if you know anything about me you know that I. Was. In. Heaven.
What a night!!
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Very excited to announce our 2nd Ladies Night Soiree! On this night we will be featuring Shayla Hawkins Events with the ever-so-talented Shayla Hawkins. Shayla is one of Pittsburgh’s best wedding and event planners so we are calling all brides to come out for a night of fun and Everything Wedding.
Shayla will be talking about everything from current trends, Do’s & Dont’s, budget savers, DIY projects and all kinds of tips and tricks to make your wedding personal, fun and of course, gorgeous.
So leave the guys at home, grab a friend and head out for a girl’s only evening. For more information contact me at email@example.com.
Yup. A bit more from Rachel & Dan. Hopefully at some point you have jumped on over to one of my favorite blogs, Style Me Pretty, and taken a peek at our feature that was posted a little while ago but if not….here is a teensy bit more I wanted to show you.
This shoot still gives me goosebumps. Thank you again to Shayla Hawkins of Shayla Hawkins Events for all the design on this shoot, to Justine Lynn of Beauty Justified for the Rachel & Dan’s hair and Rachel’s makeup. Also to Lilli-Maeg Floral Specialties for all the gorgeous flowers, Anna Malie Designs for the menu and paper goodies and of course to the Succop Conservancy for allowing to use their space.
Cheers everyone! I am so excited to announce that we have another feature that made it onto Style Me Pretty today! I know I gave you at teensy tease about Rachel & Dan’s absolutely stunning Engagement Session but here is the whole shabang!
A very very very special thank you Miss Shayla Hawkins and her wonderful team from Shayla Hawkins Events. Rachel told us she wanted a vintage/rustic session and that was all I told Shayla. She ran with it and her styling and design of this event was simply precious! Thank you for your brilliance Shayla!
And a very special thanks to all of the wonderful folks that came together and offered their amazing services to help pull this lovely session off!
Justine Lynn, owner of Beauty Justified for Rachel and Dan’s fabulous hair and Rachel’s absolutely stunning makeup.
Lilli-Maeg for those bright, beautiful and totally delicious floral designs (amazing!)
Anna Malie Designs for the adorable stationary additions.
And of course the Succop Conservancy for allowing us to borrow their property for this session.
So please take some time and check out Rachel & Dan’s Engagement Session. You will not be disappointed!