Archive for March, 2014

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I know you come here for your daily dose of weddings, but I’m just as certain you’re here for your daily dose of happy too. Valerie Barnes Film has delivered, because the couple at the center of this wedding has both a love and a happiness that are contagious!

October in Pittsburgh from Valerie Barnes Film on Vimeo.

From the cinematographer… Even though Susanna and Carl met and now reside in Boston, she chose to marry in her hometown of Pittsburgh because she wanted to be married in St. Paul’s Cathedral, the church where her parents were married in 1972. ” I can’t wait to be in that church. It’s so beautiful.”

When she brought Carl to Pittsburgh for the first time she took him to the church for a cousin’s wedding and told him, “I’m going to get married one day in this church.”

On the morning of her wedding day, she dressed at her parent’s home in Fox Chapel. Though her dress was designed by Monique L’huiller and her shoes by Badgley Mischka, she added a few personal items to complete her look — the veil she wore was the her mother’s wedding veil and the bracelet she wore was also borrowed from her mother.

The wedding reception was held in the William Penn Omni Hotel. “I loved that it was in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and also thought it was perfect for the feel of our wedding. “

Susanna’s thought about her marriage, “I hope for our marriage that we are able to hold in our hearts and our minds the love and admiration and appreciation that we have for each other today everyday, and that we keep growing not only as individuals but as a couple.”

Photography: Goldstein Photography | Videography: Valerie Barnes Film | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Floral Design: Hepatica | Cake: Vanilla Pastry | Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Cathedral | Reception Venue: Omni William Penn | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Jewelry: Tiffany’s | Catering: Omni William Penn | Event Planning: The Event Group | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | Linens: Mosaic Linens| Tuxedo: Top Hat Formal


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Easter is less than a month away! Are you ready for the celebration? We enjoy looking for inspiration and ideas on Pinterest and have found some great ideas for the spring season. From bright colors to pretty tablescapes, we can’t get enough and are ready to welcome the warmer temperatures with open arms!

 tulips in mercury glass

Bright tulips arranged in mercury glass vases add a pop of metallic to the table. Mercury glass is great when paired with candles because the candlelight sparkles off of the glass, creating a wonderful ambiance.

cake balls

This cake pop tower is in hues of spring and they also look like Easter eggs. It’s almost too pretty to eat… almost.

floral for easter brunch

This fabulous floral arrangement is perfect for your buffet table. It will be a beautiful focal point in the room.

bunny napkin tablescape for easter

This bunny napkin-fold is a great way to get into the Easter spirit and change up the look of your usual napkin-fold.

cracked egg candle votives

These egg votives are a simple way to add some festive decor to your table.

tablescape for easter

A little pail of candy eggs are a great way to treat your guests with some sweets! We love the idea of using a paint pen and putting the guest’s first initial on the pail for a personalized touch.

easter door decor tulips

This is another fabulous way to incorporate spring tulips into your decor. We love the way the bright pinks of the tulips pop against the dark door.


Tulips are in season and make the perfect centerpiece when grouped together! White tulips go with any decor or tablescape.

easter place setting pink and gold

Pink and gold is bright and cheery for spring and looks great paired with the white napkin and plate.

What are your spring or Easter event plans? Follow along with us on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter for more spring inspiration!

National Proposal Day

Happy National Proposal Day! If you didn’t know, today, March 20th is National Proposal Day which makes for the perfect time to pop the question. But if you don’t have a great plan just yet, our POP! Proposal Planning service is the perfect thing for you! In the past, we’ve shared some of our favorite YouTube proposals so check them out for more inspiration.


For today’s post, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite photographs of proposals. Hiring a photographer to capture the moment is a great idea. This way, you will have the memory forever, but you will also be able to share the moment with your family and friends.

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Did you capture your proposal? If you are planning to propose, contact us to find out more about our proposal planning services!