October wedding

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During the height of the busy wedding season, we often find that there is just not enough time to add to our blog. Looking back on some of the photos we took over the past months, we thought that these flowers were particularly lovely for an October wedding.

BW-174 Bride's bouquet

The bride’s bouquet was an organic gathering of white hydrangea, Amnesia and ivory roses, and dark purple dahlias with a mix of various eucalyptus varieties.

Low centerpiece

Centerpieces for the reception at Longue Vue Club were in 6″ cylinder vases. Flowers used were white hydrangea, Amnesia and ivory roses, dark purple cushion pomps and mixed eucalyptus. Note that by using cushion pomps over the purple dahlias that were in the bride’s bouquet, we were able to duplicate the look of the bridal bouquet in the centerpieces, with a significant savings in the final price. This is one example of ideas that we can suggest to keep your wedding flowers within your budget.

A September Pittsburgh wedding

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For her recent wedding to William, Hollynn chose to carry a hand-tied bouquet of white and ivory flowers, which included hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, stock and astilbe. The flowers were accented with seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus.

Bride's Bouquet

Hollyn and William’s reception was held at the Renaissance Hotel. Centerpieces alternated between tall and low arrangements. The tall arrangements contained mostly greenery with some white and ivory flower accents. The foliage included seeded eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus and Italian ruscus.

Renaissance Hotel flowers

The low centerpieces consisted of groupings of glass cylinders containing floating candles, white hydrangea and ivory roses.

Wedding centerpieces


08-18-18 Wedding

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Their wedding date is a palindrome (reads the same way backwards and forward!) Parva and Anastasia’s wedding at the Hyatt Regency Airport was a vision of purple and lavender. Featured flowers include lavender roses, purple stock, purple hydrangea and misty blue limonium.

Trellis flowers

Ceremony archway

Chair flowers

Chair decorations

Table centerpiece

Low table centerpiece

Tall centerpiece

Tall table centerpiece


Wedding floral trends

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As a wedding trend for 2018, we are seeing a number of brides choosing bouquets which primarily feature a lush assortment of foliage. This was the case in one of our weddings last weekend, with the bride’s attendants carrying bouquets consisting of mixed varieties of eucalyptus with an accent of baby’s breath. The bride’s bouquet harmonized with the organic attendant bouquets, but included white and ivory flowers. Here roses, spray roses, ranunculus, lisianthus and baby’s breath are added to the greens. The foliage in the bouquet includes two varieties of eucalyptus.

Bride's bouquet


As a contrast, another bride this weekend chose a classically sleek and elegant bouquet with little foliage. The flowers featured are roses and mini calla lilies.

Bride's bouquet



A Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding

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Bethany and Ken were wed in a beautiful ceremony at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Here are some photos of the lush greenery that made up the venue decor:

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

The aisle at the ceremony site was lined with fern plants, accented with stalks of white larkspur.



The easel with the seating assignments featured a garland made of eucalyptus, fern, springeri and limmonium, with white accent flowers.


Table runner of eucalyptus, ferns and salal

The head table held a runner made of eucalyptus, salal and fern.


Table runner of ferns and eucalyptus

A guest table is adorned with a runner made of eucalyptus, fern and white accent flowers.


Wedding cake with roses and larkspur

The wedding cake is surrounded by eucalpytus and fern, and topped with roses and larkspur.

Wedding reception photos

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Below are two photos from recent wedding receptions. The first reception at the George Washington Hotel in Washington, PA featured tall centerpieces of hydrangea, stargazer lilies, roses and pom pom mums.

Tall centerpiece with Stargazer lilies and hydrangea


This sweetheart table features an arrangement of blue hydrangea, yellow roses and white spray roses.

Sweetheart table arrangement



Here’s to another Ludwig wedding!

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Dan and Sarah were recently wed in St. Paul’s Cathedral and enjoyed a fabulous reception at the Duquesne Club. Of course, if it was a Ludwig wedding, the flowers had to be exquisite!

St Pauls Cathedral flowers

White flowers adorned the sanctuary of St. Paul’s Cathedral, with white hydrangea marking the front pews.

BW-189 Bride bouquet

Here’s a close up of the flowers carried by the bride. Sarah’s bouquet featured White O’hara garden roses, white ranunculus, White Majolica spray roses and silver dollar eucalyptus. The flower stems were wrapped with tulle from Sarah’s Mom’s wedding veil.

Tall centerpieces, Duquesne Club

Half of the table centerpieces were tall, and contained white hydrangea, White Chocolate roses, spray roses and silver dollar eucalyptus. Eucalyptus lined the table.

Low wedding centerpiece

Low table centerpieces were clear glass cylinders filled with white hydrangea, White O’hara garden roses, spray roses and seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus.

Pastel perfection!

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The bridal bouquet for Ruth and Michael’s recent wedding featured shades of pale purple and lavender roses, lisianthus, and limmonium, accented with white roses, white hydrangea and grey dusty miller.

BW-187 Bride's bouquet

BW-187 Bridal bouquet of lavender and white roses, white hydrangea, lavender lisianthus, limonium, dusty miller and variegated pittosporum.