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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 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


Real Wedding – Wes & Lindsay September 28, 2010

California Chic

I’m breaking my Pittsburgh rule just slightly. This lovely wedding was captured by Alison Conklin Photography a Pennsylvania based photographer (albeit Philadelphia). The wedding technically took place in California but that should just give all you Pittsburgh brides some solace – Alison travels! My favorite snapshots of the day.

When I came across the shots on Wedding Chicks I couldn’t stop myself – I knew this was a wedding I needed to see more of!

Side note: I have a very real obsession with custom made clothes pins a DIY project will be soon to follow (as soon as I can get my lazy self to a Michael’s for some fabric!).

All photos from Alison Conklin Photography inspired from her profile on Wedding Chicks.


A Little Daily Inspiration

Filed under: Inspiration,Real Weddings — BEA'sBrideGuide @ 10:10 am

I love a good DIY wedding! I’m not sure I have the craftiness to pull one off myself but I’ll definitely be sharing these photos with my wedding planner for inspiration.

The bride enlisted the help of her entire family (dad included) to get all of the handmade touches done. What a great way to make your big day extra special!


Real Pittsburgh Wedding – Michele & Dan September 27, 2010

Downtown Elegance

You can tell this couple knows how to throw a great party! Their gorgeous wedding at the Omni Penn Hotel was captured by In-Vision Studio. I love how intimate and personal they were able to make the hotel look. See for yourself…

Downtown Pittsburgh looks down right quaint!

From a dessert bar to after dinner coffee – this couple thought of every detail!

The Details:

Wedding Venue: Omni Penn Hotel

Wedding Photographer: In-Vision Studio

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Wedding Florals: Blooms Florist

Band: Protege

Videographers: Barbara and Gordon Shu