The ceremony and reception for one of last weekend’s weddings was at the Grand Concourse at Station Square in Pittsburgh. Flowers transformed an already elegant venue into a bride’s dream. Take a look.
Wedding ceremony location, Grand Concourse
Banister arrangement, Grand Concourse
Wedding ceremony arrangement
Lamp post arrangement, Grand Concourse
Carnation ball table centerpiece
Cake table with garland, candles and mini hydrangea arrangements
And if you ever wondered what our truck looks like on the way to a wedding, here’s a peek from another wedding from the weekend!
We hit the ground running as our 2015 wedding season kicked off this weekend with four weddings on our schedule. Below are highlights of some of the flowers:
There are only a couple of weeks in the year where a bride can choose daffodils for her wedding. Crissy and Kevin’s wedding was a vision of spring with yellow daffodils everywhere. Yellow oncidium orchids and white freesia complement the daffodils in the bride’s bouquet.
The Renaissance Hotel was the venue for Michelle and Brian’s wedding reception. The pedestal centerpieces include hydrangea, pink and lavender roses, spray roses and sweet pea.
At the Edgewood Club, our huppah was decked out with flowers to create a romantic wedding canopy for the marriage of Suzanne and Bart.
Christina Montemurro from Christina Montemurro Photography recently interviewed Tim and Jim for her blog, which features some of Pittsburgh’s best wedding vendors. The questions and answers give a “behind-the-scenes” peek at the wedding floral business. Check it out here.
The reception for one of our weddings this past weekend was held at the elegant Grand Concourse Restaurant in Station Square. The color theme was pale pink and white.
The bride’s bouquet featured light pink oriental lilies, ivory roses, white spray roses, white freesia, white mini calla lilies and white dendrobium orchids. The bridesmaids bouquets complimented the bride’s with light pink roses and spray roses and white mini calla lilies.
The head table featured a centerpiece of light pink roses and spray roses, light pink lilies and white dendrobium orchids.
Both tall and low centerpieces of white hydrangea, light pink oriental lilies, roses, snapdragon and calla lilies graced the tables at the restaurant.
How do you transform a public venue into a location suitable for a wedding ceremony? With flowers, of course! Here’s how we softened the industrial architectural forms of the Heinz History Center Library to create a romantic wedding chapel:
White hydrangea, lilies, roses and alstromeria were woven with assorted greens and curly twigs to transform steel beams and create a focal point for the exchange of vows.
Three of our brides this week chose low centerpieces of roses and hydrangeas for their reception tables. Yet even using similar flowers, each wedding is a unique vision. When it comes to flower arrangements, a change in color can mean a major change in the final result!
Our first centerpiece features a stunning color palette of purple hydrangea, ivory roses and green hypericum in a 6″ bubble bowl. In order to keep the price within budget, these hydrangea are actually blue hydrangea tinted with purple floral dye. Blue hydrangea are less expensive than the natural purple ones, and we think the paint actually gives the flowers a richer depth of color.
This centerpiece also uses tinted flowers. Here green tinted hydrangea are combined with natural white hydrangea. Spray roses and babies’ breath complete the arrangement, all in a 5″ glass cube.
Our third centerpiece also uses hydrangea and roses. Pure white hydrangea are paired with vibrant Cherry Brandy roses and Stargazer lilies. All are arranged in a 6″ bubble bowl.
Here’s a peek at the flowers from two of last weekend’s weddings…
The bridesmaids bouquets from our first featured wedding were designed in a soft, romantic pink and lavender palette, featuring peonies, roses, spray roses, lisiathus and stock. The flowers looked like they were fresh-picked from a garden!
Our other featured wedding had bridesmaids carrying bright yellow bouquets of Asiatic lilies, roses and gerbera daisies with variegated pittosporum. This was a dramatic effect against royal blue bridesmaid dresses, as reflected in the royal blue ribbon stem wrap.
Our featured wedding reception this weekend took place in the elegant Renaissance Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. The bride chose alternating high and low centerpieces of white hydrangea, ivory roses, white daisy pomps and spray roses, accented with variegated pittosporum and seeded eucalyptus.
Carnation pomander balls of hot pink and burgundy were bursts of color in the otherwise all-white color palette. They were featured on the head table and on the cocktail tables.
Our featured wedding this week was a spectacular vision of white with gold and crystalline accents. The bridesmaids carried white hydrangea studded with cream and blush roses, crystals and pearl strands, with gold and rhinestone ribbon wrapping the stems.
The flower girls carried silk pomander balls, finished with fresh pink mini spray roses, rhinestones and gold ribbon.
The reception centerpieces at the elegant Saint Nick’s Cathedral Room were designed with white hydrangea, cream and blush roses, carnations, baby’s breath, feathers and metallic gold greens. Crystals hung from the tall centerpieces, which alternated with low centerpieces.