Category Archive for: IDEAs!

Jessica and John’s Storybook Baby Shower

It was a beautiful autumn day, perfect for traveling near and far. Many guests came to wish Jessica and John showers of happiness for their new baby, Penelope Katherine, due on John’s own birthday of January 9. We all love nature and the Walter J. Brannon Community Center in Sewickley, Pennsylvania highlighted the gorgeous wooded…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Lyrics | MetroLyrics Sewickley Village held their annual Wine Walk this year on November 4 and wow, what a crowd! I arrived in…

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Danina and Preston’s Wedding

Take one barn, one beautiful couple, and a whole lot of amazing family and what do you have? Danina and Preston’s wedding! There couldn’t have been a more beautiful back drop than the Barn at Soergel Hollow for this beautiful September Sunday. There were so many vintage touches- from the milk glass vases, to the sweetheart table, to the…

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Beautiful McConnell’s Farm

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.  Henry David Thoreau Don’t you just love this time of year? The leaves are turning golden yellow, orange, and red. There is a chill in the air. Pumpkin everything is available- coffee, donuts, pumpkin pie,…

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Danielle + Ryan

It was a happy day on July 18, 2015 for Danielle and Ryan. Their wedding was absolutely beautiful at the Barn at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. After weeks of rain here in western Pennsylvania, the weather cooperated in full sunny pleasure. Danielle wore a gorgeous layered gown with a striking turquoise ribbon. Her bridesmaids wore the same stunning…

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Outdoor Wedding? Things to Consider!

Thinking of an outdoor wedding? There are many factors to take into consideration if you are choosing a barn or nature type setting vs. a hotel or banquet hall location. From our experience, here are the questions you need to ask yourself before making the final decision. 1. What time of year do you want to…

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Danina + Preston

I met Danina one year ago when a friend of mine recommended me to her. She is a make up artist extraordinaire and owns her own business, Faces by Danina. Danina is super talented, an artist who can transform faces into works of art. She did my daughter’s make up for The Reception, the event we did at Cuttings…

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A Beautiful Time at the Fairmont Pittsburgh

My daughter had her work conference recently and I was fortunate enough to participate in the coordination of it. Michelene did a tremendous job planning everything. The conference was entitled “Strength in Numb3rs” and was for the Uzuri Think Tank at Robert Morris University. The speakers and the break out sessions were focused on diversity in fields…

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Good Organizational Tips for Brides

If you recently became engaged, congratulations! Perhaps you have already picked out your dress, your bridesmaid’s dresses, and your venue. You are meeting with caterers, checking out favor ideas, and deciding what flowers you want to go with at your wedding. Your happiness is important during the planning stages and up to, and including, your…

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Not sure about you but I LOVE Pinterest! While searching for the perfect idea to share with you today, I couldn’t pick just one. So here’s a medley of beautiful pins with a link to each website right underneath. Hope you are inspired to try one of these ideas for your Valentine’s Day!   See, told you! So…

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