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 turquoise color and the mothers wore soft pink and grey. Everywhere there was pink and turquoise. I loved the combination!
This was definitely a wedding with a country feel! The Barn at the Botanic Garden is a rustic, true, original beam barn with gorgeous rafters. It’s been adapted for events but retains all of its unique charm. Danielle and Ryan had a tent next to the barn for extra seating. All the delicious food was by Nick Jordanoff of Hazelnut Catering.
Danielle’s aunt, Betty Jo Woodring did all of the flowers and they were stunning. Ball Mason jars filled with perfectly pink roses and baby’s breath, a touch of silver ribbon, and pine cones on a sliver of wood -love it! Pink boutonnieres for the men, bouquets of pink roses for the bride and bridesmaids. The contrast of bright turquoise with the soft pink was a perfect combination. The table numbers were on a booklet which asked the guests to share a memory of Danielle and Ryan.
I have to say something about the flower girl. Ms. Mckenzie was absolutely charming. I asked her to pose for a picture and she willingly obliged. There were over flowing tubs of flowers at the garden and I asked her to stand next to one of them. I think it’s a perfect backdrop for such a pretty girl.
There were many more great touches to this wedding. Music by a local band, the Lava Game kept the action rolling. An awesome cookie table I raided several times had amazing thumbprint cookies. The s’mores bar was filled with different flavors of marshmallows including strawberry and caramel!- plus Reese’s cups, cookies and creme bars and of course graham crackers (including chocolate ones). And someone obviously made this s’mores bar for the bride and groom. Check it out!
Everything was perfect for this wedding. But the most spectacular of all was the bride and groom- Danielle and Ryan. I wish them the best!
Danielle’s gown, Mckenzie’s dress, and the Bridesmaid’s dresses were from David’s Bridal. Tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse. Flowers by Betty Jo Woodring. Catering by Nick Jordanoff of Hazelnut Catering. Music by the Lava Game. Venue is the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Tents by Ambassador Tent Rental.