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my perfect planner

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cakes

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| catering

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| celebrations

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| ceremony

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| dĂŠcor

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| fashion

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| at home

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| honeymoon & travel

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| music

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photography & videography

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planning

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receptions

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transportation

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directory of wedding professionals

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caterers | chocolate fountains | ice sculptures | wine bachelor party | engagement | receptions | rehearsals | showers

ceremony locations | chapels | counseling | officiants

creative touches | event dĂŠcor | floral | lighting | rentals

attire | formalwear | preservation | jewelry | lingerie

financial & legal | first home | gift registry | home furnishings accommodations | bed & breakfast | destinations

bands | dance instruction | disc jockeys | entertainment

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George Bezek Yvonne Opalenik Natalie Bezek Maryann Evangelista

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Joseph L. Mathias IV Chairman Tammy K. Elliot President/CEO Jackie Warren Controller Rick Caldwell VP of Technology Samantha Crotty Social Media Manager Namiji Suarez Creative Director Ramus Shiurna Samantha Holton Graphic Designers Susan Southerland /Just Marry!, Inc. Contributing Editor/ Wedding Planning Expert JustMarry.com National Advertising Sales 770 989 7022 Perfect Wedding Guide is published two times per year by Strategic Marketing Group. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher. Perfect Wedding Guide is a registered trademark of PWG Holdings, LLC™. The use of the trademark is strictly prohibited. The information contained in this publication is believed to be accurate. However, Perfect Wedding Guide does not guarantee its accuracy. Perfect Wedding Guide cannot and will not be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services provided by the advertisers in this publication. Wedding professionals: Do you have a product or service to sell? Perfect Wedding Guide offers a comprehensive marketing program targeted to the brides in your area, with print ads, online bridal leads program, internet listings, hotlinks to your website, bridal events and more. For advertising that works:

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bride to be: What an exciting time in your life! You are in love, engaged and planning your wedding. Lots to do. We at Perfect Wedding Guide are here to help in the months ahead leading up to your special day, to make it memorable and fun. Brides LOVE our unique shape and size.....we easily fit in your purse to carry everywhere you go. In this issue, you will find the best wedding professionals in the area. Check out our really nice local features and beautiful new planning pages - loaded with cool ideas, tips, how-to's, lots of photos & more. Visit our website at pittsburgh.perfectweddingguide.com to begin using our interactive planning tools and to view our local advertisers profiles easily by category. You can even view this magazine online! We are here to help you choose the best Pittsburgh vendor products and services.

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Honeymoon Checklist

Things you definitely don’t want to forget on your honeymoon. ___Digital Camera ___Camcorder ___Batteries ___Cosmetics ___Deodorant ___Hair Dryer ___Q-tips

___Corkscrew/Bottle Opener ___Shampoo & Conditioner ___Toothbrushes & Toothpaste ___Disposable Razors

The Beach ___Bathing Suits ___Sandals ___Coverups ___Sunglasses

___Nail Clippers/Scissors ___First-Aid Kit ___Feminine Hygiene Products ___Aspirin ___Antacids ___Extra Souvenir Bag ___Hairbrush

The Snow

___Sunscreen & Tanning Lotion ___Beach Bag ___Magazines

___Winter Jacket ___Hat ___Boots ___Gloves

___Sweaters & Sweatshirts ___Thick Socks ___Thermal Underwear

Keep all important items in a carry-on bag. ___Tickets ___Traveler’s checks/Cash ___Jewelry ___Identification (Driver’s licenses, Passports, Visas) 6

___Eyewear/Contact lens ___Any medication ___List of luggage contents (if lost or stolen.)

___List of lodging and transportation details ___Emergency contact ___Travel size hand sanitizer

TIP Email yourself all important information in case of lost or stolen.


Thank yow FOR HELPING US GET TO

This year marks twenty-five amazing years that Perfect Wedding Guide has been helping couples plan the perfect wedding! Since 1991, we’ve covered every aspect of the planning process from ideas to execution, Perfect Wedding Guide has been there. Now that we’ve marked one quarter century, we are looking forward to the next one. We would like to thank all of the couples and wedding professionals we have worked with over the past 25 years and to those we will work with in the future!

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Here are some tips on what you can do before, during and after the wedding and what to avoid completely.

BEFORE I DO

Host or Co-Host the Bridal Shower

Keep a Record of Gifts

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Schedule time for the Bridesmaids to get to know each other

Do some Dress Shopping

Spread the Word (registries, etc.)

Coordinate the Bridesmaid Duties


Be the Bride’s Right-Hand-Woman

Prepare the Wedding Emergency Kit

Attend Vendor Meetings

Plan the Bachelorette Party

Attend All Pre-Wedding Events (Engagement Party, Rehearsal & Rehearsal Dinner)

Say a Few Words (Rehearsal Dinner Toast)

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Fluff the Bride’s dress for pictures during Ceremony

Be Point of Contact for Family, Friends and Vendors

Hold the Groom’s ring and Bride’s bouquet

Sign/Witness the Marriage License (if required)

Toast to the Happy Couple

POST WEDDING

Get the Bride’s Suitcase to the car for the Honeymoon

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Make Arrangements for all gifts after the Wedding


WHAT NOT TO DO

Don’t Get Too Drunk

Don’t Complain…about Anything

Don’t Make Any Part of the Wedding about You (pre, during or post)

Don’t Embarrass the Bride in your Toast/Speech

Don’t Look Better than the Bride (or at least don’t try to)

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Candidly Yours Photography 412 496 9761 Wedding Date: October 24, 2015 Reception: Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at The Priory Bridal Gown: Custom-made by Dana Bridal Veil & Jewelry: Clarissa Boutique Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse Rings: Jerad The Galleria of Jewelry Photographer: Mike Leonardi Flowers: Primrose Cake: Priory Fine Pastries Videography: Just Hitched Films Hair & Makeup: Salon Ivy Guest Accommodations: Springhill Suites Rehearsal Dinner: Max’s Allegheny Tavern Honeymoon: St. Lucia Special Touches: • Instead of favors, we asked for donations to the Animal Rescue League • Our Red Heart Card Box was handcrafted by Cody’s Dad David.....and his Mom Kim hand-painted it. So pretty! • It’s a tradition with all of my Dad’s friends, that at every daughter’s wedding, they all gather around the bride sitting in a chair - and sing “My Girl” to her. It was so much fun to be serenaded!” - Alicia 21


“My Mom had a special handkerchief made from her wedding gown. She has 4 children - 2 girls, 2 boys. As each child gets married, their names and wedding date gets embroidered on each corner of the handkerchief. We made it a family tradition that each bride pins this under her gown as her ‘something old’.” - Alicia


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CHANGING

NAME If you plan to change your name, be sure to contact:

Driver’s license

Contact your local DMV. Inform them you have changed your name and need the records to reflect the change.

Social Security

Call 800-772-1213, or visit www.ssa.gov for information.

Federal income taxes

Fill out your tax return with your new name. Social Security should forward the information you filed with them regarding your name change to the IRS, so confirm the IRS received the information.

Passport

Go to http://travel.state.gov/passport

State taxes (if applicable)

Contact your local tax offices. Inform them of your old name, new name and Social Security number.

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My venue has a “wedding planner”. They told me they take care of everything and that I don’t need to hire a Wedding Planner. I am OK, right? Wrong! Here are a few questions to ask your venue when they say that. • Do you go dress shopping with me and help me choose a dress that rocks on my body? • Will you go with me when my bridesmaids are shopping for their dresses? • Will you be helping to plan my bachelorette party and bridal shower? • Will you help me figure out and write my invitations? • Will you keep me on budget? • WIll you take care of any reception guest who may get out of control? I am a Wedding Planner and my answer is YES to every single question above. If they answer one question NO, then they are NOT a Wedding Planner, but a venue coordinator and they are an advocate for the venue. A professional Wedding Planner will be an advocate for you, your fiancé, and your whole wedding team!

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There are so many people sharing their opinions with me, I am getting overwhelmed. What should I do? I always suggest to include your fiancé in everything wedding planning because let’s face it, this is your first big party together, it sets the tone for all future parties you both have and two heads are always better than one!! You need to sit down and have a conversation and set boundaries with each other about whom you will and will not accept advice from. This doesn’t give you carte blanche to be rude or disrespectful. Always be courteous and respectful. Here are some ideas on what to say: “Thank you for your input. I can discuss that with my fiancé and see if that fits our theme.” When a family member suggests they or a loved one be in the wedding party, “Thank you so much, but, we have already made our selections for our wedding party.” Should you really want them in and forgot, maybe they could do a reading at the ceremony or greet your guests and be sure the guest book or picture is signed for nostalgia. 40


Invitation Management is stressing me out. How can I stay organized? Learn Microsoft Excel if you do not already know it. It will save you so much time and keep you and your wedding planning organized. Also, once you make this list up, you can use it over and over again. • Save the dates • Bridal Shower • Bridal Shower Thank You’s • Wedding Invitations • Bachelorette Party • Wedding Thank You’s • Christmas Cards • Baby Announcements

31% of grooms say they are stressed out by the guest list according to David’s Bridal’s 7th annual survey. What can we do to get that list more manageable? I recommend that my clients write down everyone they want and everyone both sets of parents want, especially if the parents are paying. If the couple is paying, parental choices may be limited due to budget. Communication is key in keeping peace and not incurring hurt feelings. As I look over my clients list and see the numerous names, I look them both in the eye and say take this list and put a check mark next to anyone you would love to have dinner with given the time. Right away this narrows it down.

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What should I do if I get back an invitation and I can’t read the writing? Before you even get this far, remember the Excel Spreadsheet from earlier? Each name is attached a number, so on your invitations write that number on the back upper corner, BOOM! Now you know who it is, and if you can’t tell how many have RSVP’d you can make a quick phone call for the answer. It’s 2 weeks before the wedding and I still do not have all my RSVP’s in. Now what? Time to get on the phone and call all the people you have not heard from. Not doing so could potentially cost you $100’s of dollars if not $1000’s of wasted food. Your caterer will be calling you for a final count and you really need

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to be accurate, otherwise you will pay for food that you will not get to take home. I bought the cutest shoes for the wedding. I am worried about blisters, what should I do? Rub stick deodorant around the edges of your foot where the shoes will come on you, wait for it to dry a minute or so, put the shoes on and wipe with a tissue. Works like a charm! I wear stilettos all day every day, because they make me feel good about myself and they are FUN. My deodorant trick has worked for years!

My fiancé and I do not want to be traditional, do we have to be? No. All weddings are different and as unique as the couple. You are not bound by what your parents had to do. You can use some tradition, go all traditional, or completely use your own ideas and unique theme. The sky’s the limit and perhaps your budget. Let your creativity soar! My (relative or friend) wants to be our photographer, cake baker, videographer..…should we let them? When I am asked this question, and It is

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asked at almost every wedding, I always say NO to the “friendor” and here is why. A professional vendor has spent numerous hours perfecting their craft, studying the latest trends, getting certified, if possible. They carry liability insurance and work so very hard to ensure you the best of what they offer. A friend cannot and will not give you the level of expertise you deserve at this once in a lifetime cherished event. Here is a

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good quote to remember, from Kurt Vonnegut, when contemplating using the “friendor” “you get what you pay for.” We want our guests to have the time of their lives, how do we accomplish this? Have a greeter! Ask someone in the family that you are close to welcome your guests and just say “thank you for coming, this way to sign their book.” It sets the tone and directs them where to go and what to do upon arrival. Most weddings lack this simple yet often forgotten or overlooked thoughtfulness. Next, you and your fiancé should be the first toast, a quick thank you for coming and let guests know you appreciate their presence at your wedding. Lastly, once you have finished eating, immediately go around to each table and thank all of your guests for coming.


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THINGS TO CONSIDER

When Hiring Your Wedding Officiant

The person who presides over your wedding ceremony holds a particularly important place in your big day. If you’re not getting married by a long-time clergyman in your family’s place of worship you’ll need to hire an officiant you likely won’t know. Here are some key things to consider when making the decision about which officiant to hire:

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1. Your level of comfort with them. This is probably the most important thing to consider. You want to make sure the potential officiant’s personality fits well with yours and that you feel he or she is taking your wishes into account. 2. How flexible they are. Some officiants have a standard ceremony and they don’t want to deviate from it. If you like their standard ceremony, that’s not a problem. If you want something more customized, you’ll want an officiant who’s more flexible. 3. The number of weddings they’re officiating on your wedding day. Officiants often preside over more than one wedding a day. If your officiant is one of them, find out how close to your ceremony time any other ceremonies might be performed so you’re aware of possible time constraints. 4. Their fees and what those include. You’ll want to make sure you can afford the officiant of your choice. Find out what their fees include, such as pre-marital counseling and conducting the rehearsal. 5. What other couples have to say about them. The best way to find an officiant (like any vendor) is by word of mouth. Review testimonials and go into any interviews prepared. 6. Whether or not you’re inviting them to the reception or rehearsal dinner. It’s a nice gesture to invite your officiant to either the rehearsal dinner or the reception. If you do, you’ll need to account for an extra place setting (or two, if the officiant is allowed to bring a guest). 53


Real Weddings

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Edgar and Macio married in San Jose, California at the beautiful Dolce Hayes Mansion, where their love story first began. Two years prior, at Dolce Hayes Mansion, Macio attended Edgar’s 40th Birthday party as a friends plus one. After meeting, the pair immediately hit it off. That night their relationship blossomed after they shared their first kiss. Four months later they departed for a tropical vacation in the Caribbean. After an 8-course tasting menu, Macio arranged for a ring box to be placed on a plate of crushed ice and orchids. With the ocean, the sunset and the cliffs surrounding them, Macio asked Edgar to marry him. It was one perfect night! Fast forwarding to their wedding, it is no surprise that the love they have for one another manifests through their wedding photographs. If their love story wasn’t enough, the two hosted a Veuve Clicquot Lounge before the ceremony, the couples favorite brand of champagne. 55


Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography Cinema + Video: AVR Films Linens: Fine Linen Creation Floral/Decor: Designs by Edgar Wedding Cake: Jen’s Cakes 56

DJ/Lighting: Gatsby Entertainment Group Tuxedos: Tom Ford Shoes: Gucci Rentals: Allure Events Lounge: Veuve Clicquot


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TO ASK YOUR GIRLS TO BE BRIDESMAIDS By Samantha Crotty

Asking your girls to stand beside you on your wedding day is a big deal. Especially with so many different ways to do it. We’ve seen crafted boxes filled with sweet goodies, ring pops, fortune cookies, I mean the list goes on and on. In fact we’ve covered this topic in the past multiple times. So why do it again you ask? Because asking your besties to be your bridesmaids is an ever-evolving door. A door that needs fun and innovated ideas constantly. In this Facebook group that I’m a part of, I asked brides what ideas they had used to ask their bridesmaids the big question. The one that stood out most, because I haven’t seen it overly done, were longsleeve jersey shirts with custom Lily Pulitzer print names on the back. Liz Moll ordered the jersey from Pink Anchor Shop on Etsy. She requested that Stacy (the shop owner) add “EST. 2016” to commemorate the year each girl acquired their new title. So personal and perfect! 58


Now I’m sure you’ve seen proposal boxes all over Pinterest and the internet. You may even consider these ideas to be a bit overused. However this is a great way of giving your girls g super p p something personalized. Which they will love.

Labels with Love Now I am completely obsessed with these bottle labels! Whether you want to include them in your proposal box or have them at a bridesmaid luncheon, they add the perfect touch. They work on regular wine and champagne bottles, plus mini champ bottles.

Han’made Designs Nothing beats something personalized. Especially when you’re popping the question to girls. Just take a look at this adorable ivory tote made by Han’made Designs from Etsy.

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THE TRUTH BEHIND COMMON WEDDING TRADITIONS + RULES There are some rules that are meant to be broken. Even if you’re a traditional bride you might not always want to go by the book. Who even wrote that book? This is your wedding; be the author of your own fairytale. Here are just a few wedding traditions that’s okay to break.

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It’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. Truth: Traditions are constantly changing and it’s not bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. The bride has to have someone escort her down the aisle. Truth: You don’t HAVE to have someone walk you down the aisle. Everything has to be perfect. Truth: Is anything ever perfect? You need assigned seating. Truth: It’s okay to allow your guests to sit wherever they please. You have to have an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Truth: No, not true at all. You have to wear all white. Truth: Don’t feel obligated to wear bright white.

You have to have a garter and bouquet toss. Truth: This is a tradition that reveals who is getting married next. Rain is a bad thing. Truth: If you’ve learned anything from Luke Bryan it’s probably “Rain is a Good Thing.” Hiring your life-long friends as vendors is a good idea. Truth: You might think this is a good idea because it could save you a few bucks, but I don’t recommend it. Save the top tier of your wedding cake for your one-year anniversary or celebration of your first born. Truth: This is a common tradition among many newlyweds; however, storing your cake in the freezer for a year or more might not exactly make your taste buds water. To find out more about the truths behind traditions, be sure to visit Head Over Heels to continue reading. Trust us, you will want to read the rest!

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PWG PERFECT PROPOSAL SPOTLIGHT:

Katie + Dustin • July 18, 2015 We here at Perfect Wedding Guide were thrilled to have so many fabulous entries for our Show Us Your Ring Contest! Four winners were selected for the spotlight, with one lucky winner getting a spotlight in our print publication. The big winners were Katie and Dustin, who got engaged in a rather unique and adventurous way. “Dustin and I are true adventure-seekers. When he offered to take me sky-diving for my birthday, I didn’t think anything of it. I was so excited to try something new and experience such a thrill. Well, little did I know, Dustin had planned the thrill of a lifetime! That morning, he surprised me with our cute, matching KC shirts; he claimed it would look great in pictures during the jump. He was so nervous in the car, driving to the small airport, but he played it off as being nervous to jump! After taking our training class and waiting for what seemed like an eternity, we boarded the small aircraft. I never thought that I’d be cramped in a plane with ten other men when my boyfriend would pop the question, but it was so perfect. He held out the gorgeous ring half-way up our ascent, we sealed my answer with a kiss, and minutes later, we were jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet! What a rush! After landing, we retrieved the ring from the pilot, and I could not stop smiling! I am forever on cloud nine! “ - Katie Congratulations, Katie and Dustin! Thank you so much for submitting your engagement story to us. We hope to see many stunning photographs from your upcoming wedding! 62


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Whether you want to admit it or not, you’ve definitely envisioned yourself as a princess on your wedding day. The idea that most likely stemmed from watching Disney movies. The great news is you don’t have to be cliche when it comes to adding that princess touch to your big day. What do I mean by that? I simply mean you can add simple touches without picking out that yellow ballgown that is an exact replica to Belle’s. Let me show you more in-depth of what I mean. 71


My personal favorite, and the favorite of many, is Cinderella. When it comes to planning your Cinderella inspired wedding, think about utilizing the color blue in your decor items, picking a venue that is resemblance to a castle, select glittery shoes or select a old English style font for your wedding invitations. A great example of this can be seen in this image captured by RebeccaMarie Photography.

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Another great Disney princess to draw inspiration from is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Think of using Belle’s love of reading by using books as your table numbers, having your bridal party wear pale yellow dresses, using red roses in your centerpieces or on your wedding cake, of beautiful glassware to signify Mrs. Potts and Chip.

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Who doesn’t love the little mermaid? Similar to all Disney movies, a young girl meets her dream man but faces a large obstacle that keeps them at a distance (she lives in the ocean and he’s a human). But through love and a little help from her Father, they end up getting married and living happily ever after. But how can you add this idea into your wedding without wearing a shell bra and dying your hair red? Easy! Ariel and the Little Mermaid are all about pastels, the ocean and seashells. 74


Using Tiana as your wedding inspiration is fantastic! Solely because of the New Orleans touch you can incorporate. The most obvious thing to include is a Louisiana location, think one of those stunning column lined Plantation homes. Then add in industrial lighting that hangs or simple bulb lights, lots of green and cajun food will add to the theme as well. All of these elements will keep the Princess and the Frog in your mind without going overboard.

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Beautiful Songs FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE AS A MARRIED COUPLE

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If you and your future spouse already have a “song,” choosing your first song to dance to as a married couple will be a breeze. If you don’t have a song or your song isn’t really meant for dancing, you might be able to use one of these romantic song options: 1. “Amazed” by Lonestar 2. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles 3. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong 4. “All I Want is You” by U2 5. “It Had to be You” by Frank Sinatra 6. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift 7. “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat 8. “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS 9. “You are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker 10. “Lucky Man” by The Verve 11. “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion 12. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé 13. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie 14. “At Last” by Etta James 15. “Everything” by Michael Bublé 16. “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boys II Men 17. “Wild Horses” by The Sundays 18. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds 19. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley 20. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden Be sure to visit Head Over Heels for even more song options. Whether you’re looking for first dance songs or Father/Daughter songs, we’ve got quite a few to choose from. 77


HOW TO DRINK AT A WEDDING & AVOID BEING “THAT GIRL”

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We are currently entering wedding season and if you’re like me you have 4 save the dates on your refrigerator. With weddings, come receptions. With receptions, comes alcohol. We’ve all seen the girl that should’ve been cut oƤ three drinks ago. You don’t want to be her of the one that is falling all over the place and puking in the background of pictures or the reason the bride thinks her reception was ruined. Make it to the rest of your friend’s weddings without being embarrassed of the amount of alcohol you had at the last one. Prepare yourself. Food is the best way to soak up all the alcohol you’re going to be drinking later. Start your day eating a high-protein breakfast and drink plenty of �uids (water, not bellini’s, mimosas, or Bloody Mary’s).

Stay true to you. Know what you drink and stick to it. If there is liquor and you don’t normally drink liquor, don’t let a wedding be the place you try it out. If you like wine, drink wine. If you like beer, drink beer.

Drinking is not a competition. Your tolerance might not be as high as your best friends. Know your pace and stick to it! If your bestie is going to a bar for her next drink, don’t feel obligated to keep up. Also realize that wine has a higher alcohol content than most beers.

Equal parts. For every glass of alcohol drink a glass of water. This will keep you hydrated allowing you to take a few more trips to the bar.

Take care of the bartenders and they will take care of you. Yes the bartender will get paid a nice percentage of the bar tab but you’re an adult and they are dealing with a lot of drunk people. Consider dropping a nice chuck of change at the beginning of the reception and the bartender will make sure to take care of you the rest of the night.

Go for the gold. But BE. CAREFUL. This isn’t the Olympics, this is a wedding. When popping the bubbly, remember it will get you when you least expect it. So don’t over do it! So hot it hurts. No, really. If you know you will be sitting outside for the wedding ceremony in the dead heat of summer, you are going to need to hydrate. If you don’t, you will be hurting. If you plan to beat the heat, be sure to drink a lot of water.

Now you don’t have to be THAT girl and can attend all of the weddings you’ve been invited to. Happy Wedding Season!

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elieve it or not, wedding stationery doesn’t just mean wedding invitations. Today with some help from Statistic Brain, we’re going to give you a stationery primer to make sure nothing gets overlooked as you set your budget for this wedding service.

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Engagement announcements. Average cost: $150 plus postage. Not every couple opts to send out formal engagement announcements, but it’s generally expected if you’re having a larger wedding with a lot of guests who will likely be attending.

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Save the Dates. Average cost: $125 plus postage. You’ll want to choose a theme that reflects the overall feel of your wedding. Some couples opt to get engagement photos to use on their Save the Dates, which will add to the cost by at least a couple hundred dollars.

Invitations and Reply Cards. Average cost: $255 plus (extra) postage. This is the stationery item with the highest swing between costs. Some couples go the ultra-simple DIY print-it-yourself route while others go to custom stationers and design one-of-a-kind invitations brushed with gold leaf. Price these out carefully, accounting for more postage due to heavier weight.

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Ceremony Programs. Average cost: $110. Today’s couples are getting creative with their programs, sometimes making them into custom games or keepsakes. These types of programs can as much as double the average cost.

Place Cards. Average cost: $84. If you’re doing anything beyond a typical folded card with the guests’ names printed on them, such as placing the cards in special stands or having a calligrapher write the names, the cost of your place cards will definitely increase. It should be noted that Statistic Brain combined this expense with that of table names.

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Thank You Notes. Average cost: $94 plus postage. Next to the wedding invitations, these are among the most important stationery items you’ll buy. Keep them within your wedding theme and send them within a few weeks of when you receive a gift. Don’t forget that you’ll need thank you notes for any engagement or shower gifts as well as wedding gifts.

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hese are the most standard stationery items you’ll need for your wedding. Couples also sometimes pay for their own shower invitations, bachelor/bachelorette invitations, favor labels, and other miscellaneous items. Don’t overlook the cost of postage for any wedding stationery you buy so you can be sure to stay within your budget

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LAUNCHES BRIDESMAIDS COLLECTION THEIA, an evening wear and bridal collection inspired by the Greek Goddess of light just launched their bridesmaids collection. The collection features twelve styles, available in either tulle, chiffon, sequins or lace.

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You will also notice dramatic cowl back gowns, micro sequins and mix and match toppers. Each gown offers a soft color palette of neutrals, pastels and metallics, which evokes a romantic ethereal vibe with a hint of boho chic. Prices for this collection are to range from $260-$290, and will be available in sizes 0-28. Standard production lead time will be eight weeks. However six week rush options will be available for bridal parties who wish to receive the gowns sooner.

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ENRICHING JOURNEYS

Enriching Journeys’ experienced travel consultants take the time to get to know you, understand your approach to travel, what you like to see and do and in what style. We match these factors with your budget, schedule and our insider connections. We are here for you to talk to and design a Honeymoon or Destination Wedding perfect just for you. We know the world’s greatest destinations inside and out and can, therefore, plan the most fantastic trip with priceless memories especially for you. 412-551-2369 Pittsburgh, PA www.facebook.com/enrichingjourneys diane@travelco.cc 119


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JACQUELINE BEZEK, VOCALIST

Setting the tone of elegance and sophistication on your beloved day! Award-winning vocalist in Pittsburgh with an extensive repertoire of songs to complete your magical wedding ceremony. Please schedule in advance to ensure availability.

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CANDIDLY YOURS PHOTOGRAPHY

I have always had a camera in my hand. In 2007, I turned that love into a business. The common theme with the weddings I do is “fun”. We all have an easy going good time! What’s the point of a photographed moment if it isn’t a great, enjoyable memory that you’re looking back on? So, if you want a photographer that makes your wedding fun, shoots amazing images, all at a fair price - call me today!

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MICAHGRACE PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

Getting married? Google “Micahgrace� - an imaginative kaleidoscope of videography and photography services specializing in weddings. Micahgrace is characterized by high-quality, affordable pricing, and unique features. Our clients are family and consider us a family tradition to boast about. Micahgrace knows that planning a wedding can be challenging. So, we strive to keep things simple by offering all-inclusive videography and photography packages, containing everything you are looking for, and more. 724-684-6041 Pittsburgh, PA www.micahgracephotovideo.com mikepoli@micahgracephotovideo.com 124


PICTURES BY PICCIANO

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WEDDINGS OF PITTSBURGH

We help you with all elements to fulfill your vision for a perfect wedding, including: • Available to answer questions and concerns; • Listen to your wedding visions and makes them a reality; • Relieve the stress of your wedding and turn your emotions to joy; • I can pair you to a vast amount of vendors to make your day everything you envision; • Expert tips to create the best invitee lists, seating chart, invitations, and more. 724-968-7135 Pittsburgh, PA www.weddingsofpittsburgh.com Tonya@WeddingsofPittsburgh.com 127


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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PITTSBURGH - MEADOWLANDS

Feel confident your dream wedding will come to life at the DoubleTree Meadow Lands, where the little things mean everything! Our professional wedding planner will help you plan the perfect wedding and our first class staff will ensure your guests are in good hands from start to finish. Take your pick of our outdoor gazebo ceremony space and covered patio or three unique and customizable ballrooms suited for an unforgettable wedding reception. 724-531-6103 340 Race Track Road • Washington, PA 15301 www.pittsburghmeadowlands.doubletree.com Chelsea.Johnson@Hilton.com 130


MANSIONS ON FIFTH HOTEL

The Mansions on Fifth is one Pittsburgh’s most breathtaking event venues. Our venue includes an oak-paneled Grand Hall, a spectacular bay of tall, stained-glass, a chapel, an outdoor terrace and a baby grand piano. We have the capacity to accommodate up to 125 guests for a plated affair and up to 200 guests cocktail style. No matter what your vision, the Mansions is perfect for an unforgettable occasion.

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MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS

Now that you’ve landed your perfect catch, McCormick & Schmick’s is the perfect place to celebrate. Whether a casual bridal lunch, memorable rehearsal dinner or intimate reception, our staff will ensure that every detail is perfect. Our flexible dining spaces can accommodate groups of many sizes and our culinary team will help you design the perfect menu from our broad selection of seafood, steak, chicken and more.

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MORNING GLORY INN

The most romantic of all wedding venues in Pittsburgh, Morning Glory is not the “mainstream” of traditional wedding reception venues. The candlelit garden courtyard, sandwiched between the Main Inn and the French-doored Pergola Room (once three 1875 row houses), makes possible a flowing indoor-outdoor celebration that’s a “smashing” success. It is simply impossible for two families not to experience a successful first step in merging into one larger family. 412-721-9174 / 412-431-1707 2119 Sarah Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 www.gloryinn.com dave@gloryinn.com 133


SPRINGWOOD

The breathtaking natural setting of Springwood’s century-old stone manor and magnificent glass atrium, surrounded by majestic trees, creates a premier meeting and reception site…only minutes from Pittsburgh. Springwood offers elegant indoor reception dining and multiple outdoor ceremony sites (with vaulted ceiling pavilion rain plan), along with a 3-tiered deck with stone patio, gardens, pond and gazebos. And, who can resist the winter wonder of a wedding and/or reception in Springwood’s glass atrium? 412-793-7453 1000 Indiana Road • Verona, PA 15147 www.springwood.org info@springwood.org 134


EDGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB We offer a graceful, yet relaxed environment overlooking our picturesque course, but we also boast a variety of room options to fit within your budget. Whether you are seeking a locale for a stylish reception, intimate rehearsal dinner, or shower, we offer unparalleled service and accommodations for any size event. 412-823-7300 100 Churchill Road • Pittsburgh, PA 15235 Eccgolf.com markk@eccgolf.com

SOUTH HILLS COUNTRY CLUB Located just 6 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh, the South Hills Country Club is the perfect venue for your wedding. We have multiple rooms available with our Grand Ballroom featuring a balcony, a beautiful view as well as great staff that will help make your day truly unforgettable.

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ROCK STAR LIMOUSINES

Wherever you want to go, and whatever your transportation needs may be, we are the company that will get you there. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, shuttling attendees to a corporate function, wining and dining your clients, going to a concert or a sporting event, or just need a ride to the airport, we have the perfect vehicle to suit your needs. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride.

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BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE PARTIES Pinot’s Palette 3451 Butler Street Lawrenceville 412-682-0304 www.pinotspalette.com/lawrenceville see ad on page 103 BRIDAL ATTIRE Clarissa Boutique 1700 East Carson Street Pittsburgh 412-432-3299 www.clarissaboutique.com see ad on page 112 BRIDAL CONSULTANTS Weddings of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 724-968-7135 www.weddingsofpittsburgh.com see ad on page 127 BRIDAL SHOWERS Encore Event Design 452 South Main Street Pittsburgh 412-923-5355 www.encoreeventdesign.com see ad on page 109

Mansions on Fifth Hotel 5105 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh 412-381-5105 www.mansionsonfifth.com see ad on page 131 Morning Glory Inn 2119 Sarah Street Pittsburgh 412-431-1707 www.gloryinn.com see ad on page 9, 133 CAKES Barton’s Flowers & Bake Shop, LLC 311 Second Street Elizabeth 412-384-9370 / 412-384-6710 www.bartonsbakeshop.com see ad on page 98, 108 Moio’s Italian Pastry Shop 4209 William Penn Highway Monroeville 412-372-6700 www.moios.com see ad on page 19, 99, Inside Back Cover

CATERING Regional Flavors Catering, LLC 3350 Buffalo Creek Road Taylorstown 724-223-1865 www.regionalflavorscatering.com see ad on page 101 FIRST HOME / REALTORS Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services 3244 Washington Road McMurray 724-344-4795 / 724-942-1200 www.gopittsburghhomes.com see ad on page 117 FLORAL DESIGN / DECORATIONS Barton’s Flowers & Bake Shop, LLC 311 Second Street Elizabeth 412-384-9370 / 412-384-6710 www.bartonsflowers.net see ad on page 98, 108 Encore Event Design 452 South Main Street Pittsburgh 412-923-5355 www.encoreeventdesign.com see ad on page 109 139


FLOWER GIRL / RING BEARER ATTIRE The Frog N’ Princess 3015 Washington Road McMurray 724-941-8589 www.frognprincess.com see ad on page 113

HISTORIC MANSIONS / LOCATIONS Mansions on Fifth Hotel 5105 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh 412-381-5105 www.mansionsonfifth.com see ad on page 131

INSURANCE / FINANCIAL SERVICES Andrew M. Goff Agency, LLC 3325 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Pittsburgh 412-489-9531 www.farmersagent.com/agoff see ad on page 115

GIFT REGISTRY Bridal Registry 800-831-0693 www.bridalregistryevents.com see ad on page 116

Morning Glory Inn 2119 Sarah Street Pittsburgh 412-431-1707 www.gloryinn.com see ad on page 9, 133

JEWELRY Jewelers pittsburgh.pwg.com/distributors

Macy’s 800-289-6229 macys.com GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - Meadow Lands 340 Racetrack Road Washington 724-222-6200 www.doubletreebyhilton.com see ad on Inside Front Cover, 130

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Springwood 1000 Indiana Road Verona 412-793-7453 www.springwood.org see ad on page 7, 134, Back Cover HONEYMOON & TRAVEL Enriching Journeys Pittsburgh 412-551-2369 facebook.com/enrichingjourneys see ad on page 119

KITCHEN & COOKWARE Bridal Registry 800-831-0693 www.bridalregistryevents.com see ad on page 116 LIMOUSINES & TRANSPORTATION Rock Star Limousines 1928 8th Avenue Beaver Falls 724-683-0218 www.rock-starlimo.com see ad on page 137


MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT / VOCALISTS Jacqueline Bezek, Vocalist Pittsburgh 323-842-5743 rusalka.opera@gmail.com see ad on page 121 OFFICIANTS Perfect Promises - Ceremonies by Pat Carver Pittsburgh 412-865-9474 www.perfectpromises.net see ad on page 105 PHOTOGRAPHY Candidly Yours Photography Pittsburgh 412-496-9761 www.candidly-yours.smugmug.com see ad on page 17, 123 Micahgrace Photography and Videography Pittsburgh 724-684-6041 www.micahgracephotovideo.com see ad on page 124

Pictures by Picciano Pittsburgh 412-721-3321 www.picturesbypicciano.com see ad on page 125 RECEPTIONS DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - Meadow Lands 340 Racetrack Road Washington 724-222-6200 www.doubletreebyhilton.com see ad on Inside Front Cover, 130 Edgewood Country Club 100 Churchill Road Pittsburgh 412-829-2776 www.eccgolf.com see ad on page 135 Mansions on Fifth Hotel 5105 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh 412-381-5105 www.mansonsonfifth.com see ad on page 131

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks 2667 Sidney Street Southside Works Pittsburgh 412-432-3259 www.mccormickandschmicks.com/ pittsburgh see ad on page 132 McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Piatt Place Pittsburgh 412-201-1156 www.mccormickandschmicks.com/ pittsburgh see ad on page 132 Morning Glory Inn 2119 Sarah Street Pittsburgh 412-431-1707 www.gloryinn.com see ad on page 9, 133

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South Hills Country Club 4305 Brownsville Road Pittsburgh 412-885-1100 www.southhillscc.org see ad on page 135

REHEARSAL DINNERS Buca di Beppo, Italian Restaurant 3 Station Square Pittsburgh 412.471.9463 www.bucadibeppo.com

Springwood 1000 Indiana Road Verona 412-793-7453 www.springwood.org see ad on page 7, 134, Back Cover

Buca di Beppo, Italian Restaurant 6600 Robinson Centre Drive Pittsburgh 412-788-8444 www.bucadibeppo.com

The Johnston House 7041 Crider Road Mars 724-625-2636 www.thejohnstonhouse.com The Villa at Springwood 1000 Indiana Road Verona 412-793-7453 www.springwood.org/villa3.html see ad on page 7, 134, Back Cover

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Encore Event Design 452 South Main Street Pittsburgh 412-923-5355 www.encoreeventdesign.com see ad on page 109 Mansions on Fifth Hotel 5105 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh 412-381-5105 www.mansionsonfifth.com see ad on page 131

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks 2667 Sidney Street Southside Works Pittsburgh 412-432-3259 www.mccormickandschmicks.com/ pittsburgh see ad on page 132 McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Piatt Place Pittsburgh 412-201-1156 www.mccormickandschmicks.com/ pittsburgh see ad on page 132 The Villa at Springwood 1000 Verona Road Verona 412-793-7453 www.springwood.org/villa3.html see ad on page 7, 134, Back Cover


TUXEDOS Liberty Men’s Formals 3104 Banksville Road Pittsburgh 412-561-2202 www.libertyformals.com VIDEOGRAPHY Micahgrace Photography and Videography Pittsburgh 724-684-6041 www.micahgracephotovideo.com see ad on page 124

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Moio’s I talian Pastry Shop

412.372.6700 • moios.com 4209 William Penn Highway Monroeville, PA

Creating Delicious Wedding Cakes & Pastries For Over 75 Years


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Perfect Wedding Guide Pittsburgh Fall/Winter 2016  

Perfect Wedding Guide Pittsburgh Fall/Winter 2016

Perfect Wedding Guide Pittsburgh Fall/Winter 2016  

Perfect Wedding Guide Pittsburgh Fall/Winter 2016