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Lingrow Farm – Rustic Romance October 6, 2010

I have an unhealthy obsession with barns! I can enjoy weddings without barns but I guarantee you my wedding will have one. I may have found my own local venue front runner with Lingrow Farm. Located in Leechburg, PA, Lingrow Farm is one of The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2010 winners. It’s easy to see why. The location is easily accessible from Pittsburgh, offers all of the comforts of a high class resort coupled with the romance of a rustic location.

Seating capacity: Unlimited for an outdoors wedding! The barn’s main floor holds 240 guests, the stable room and deck hold 125 guests.

Overnight: To add to the convenience of the location the 1865 Farmhouse is available for overnight stays for you and your bridal party if needed! The rehearsal dinner is included in your event fees and Lingrow Farm recommends a local restaurant, 1844 Restaurant, for your rehearsal dinner.

Catering: Garda restaurant is the exclusive caterer for Lingrow Farm. The farm staff will provide bar service for you, while you provide the beverages which means major savings!

Lingrow Farm is even happy to arrange the music or DJ for you and your guests to party until midnight!


More Bridal Options in Pittsburgh October 5, 2010

Think you can only find your wedding dress in a big city? One Pittsburgh bride proves that’s not true – after trips to LA and NYC she found her wedding dress at Tomasina in Pittsburgh. If you haven’t heard of Tomasina you need to see some of their beautiful dresses!

How vintage and romantic!

How did I hear about Tomasina wedding dresses? After looking to this beautiful real wedding for inspiration. It didn’t take place in Pittsburgh but the Pittsburgh bride did come here to buy her wedding dress so it still counts as a real Pittsburgh wedding!

The bride’s Tomasina dress is just to die for! And look at that beautiful backdrop. I guess I understand why she choose to get married in Idaho.

Tomasina Bridal Dresses: 615 Washington Rd , Pittsburgh, 412-563-7788

Photo credit: Style Me Pretty (Hillary Mayberry Photography)


A Great Etsy Find! October 4, 2010

Oh the power of twitter! I found this great stationery store on Etsy and the best part? Blush Printables is run by Jen (@ohsoglam) out of Pittsburgh! Her Etsy store is full of amazing wedding invites for the DIY bride. You can pick from her designs, color coordinate them to fit your wedding, and then she’ll send over a high res image for you to use yourself! You get the best of both worlds – beautiful made invitations at a fraction of the price!

I absolutely love the wine labels! These are perfect to use for table numbers. I love the idea of putting them on a local brew or wine and giving them to your guests in their welcome bags! A great local touch with your own personality.

Make sure to check out Blush Printables on Etsy!


White After Labor Day October 3, 2010

Wear a white dress after labor day? Not this girl! Unless its covered in tulle, crystals, or lace and walking down an aisle in front of everyone I know. I have more than a few favorite dresses which is why I know how hard it is to go dress shopping in Western Pennsylvania. Enter Bridal Beginnning the largest bridal retailer in Pittsburgh. Quantity doesn’t always mean quality but in this case I think it does!

What you can find at Bridal Beginning that you can’t find anywhere else locally? Alvina Valenta, Lazaro, Jim Hjelm, Saison Blanche, and Sophia Toll.

If I was in the market for a wedding dress these would be on the top of my list!


A Little Daily Inspiration October 2, 2010

I seriously have an unnatural obsession with clothes pins at weddings.  Monogrammed clothes pins holding your wedding rings? Pure perfection.

I was soooooo excited to see this wedding because of all it’s homey touches and then I realized – IT’S IN WESTERN PA! All the more reason to check out this Armstrong Farm wedding photographed by Our Labor Of Love.

Image from forgetmeknotweddings.


He loves me…he loves me not..

What better way to cheer up your rainy day then with something beautiful to look at! Mocha Rose Floral Designs here in Pittsburgh offers just that.

I found Mocha Rose Floral Designs while scouring Pittsburgh Magazine’s Real Pittsburgh Weddings section (one of my favorites).  I love their versatility – be it country chic or downtown elegance – their portfolio really speaks for itself. Check out their blog to see some of the real weddings they’ve provided florals for. While I was on there I was instantly impressed with their design studio! Who wouldn’t want to talk wedding florals in a setting like this?!

Pictures from their beautiful studio are from Leeann Marie Photography.


Real Pittsburgh Wedding – Carolyn and Josh September 30, 2010

When you hear backyard wedding you may not imagine something and classy and beautiful as Carolyn and Josh’s big day. Which is why you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see all of the elegant details.

The Details:

Wedding Photographer: In-Vision Studio

Wedding Planner: Natalie Berger

Catering: Lench Catering

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Candace

Wedding Florals: Design Space

Wedding Dress: Pronovias purchased at One Enchanted Evening Bridal