Friday, December 31, 2010

Cupcake Escort Cards

 

I think I actually squealed out loud in excitement when I came across these cupcake escort cards on EAD! These unique escort cards can double as a favor + dessert for your guests. Perfect for a smaller wedding, bridal/baby shower, or even rehearsal dinner. No matter what type of event you choose to make these for, they are sure to be a big hit with your guests!

For more details on these too-cute-to-pass-up cupcake escort cards, including instructions on how to make them, please visit Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Anne Designs

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Black + Yellow Candy Bar Theme


This black + yellow candy bar is perfect for the bride looking to incorporate a bit of 'Pittsburgh Flair' in to her wedding! 

Photo courtesy of Swank Sweets

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mini Desserts in a Jar




What's not to love about mini desserts in a jar?! Good for your waist line and oh so adorable! Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, and holiday parties! 

Photo Credit 1 :: Green Wedding Shoes
Photo Credit 2 :: Cakies Blog
Photo Credit 3 :: Our Best Bites  

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Well, we're officially on holiday break! This will be our last post for a few days, as we spend this time with our families for the holidays. Also, just a reminder that our office will be closed starting today, Wednesday, December 22nd through Monday, December 27th. We will be back in the office on Tuesday, December 28th.

From all of us here at Simply Perfect Weddings, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful holiday season!

Photo courtesy of Craig Photography. Sneak peek from our 12.4.10 wedding - more pics to come soon!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Real Weddings 2010 :: Michaela & Jim 10.16.10 {Part 2}





















Today we're bringing you Part 2 of Michaela & Jim's grand affair! {Click here for Part 1}

Michaela & Jim's reception took place downtown at the brand new Fairmont Pittsburgh. While guests mingled with one another during cocktails, Michalea & Jim were off taking some of the fabulous black & white photos shown above at PPG Place. I just love the Parisian feel that these photos emulate!

After an elegant cocktail hour complete with a live jazz trio and some photo booth fun, guests entered the ballroom where the reception festivities were set to begin. The ballroom at the The Fairmont was the perfect compliment to Michaela & Jim's wedding day vision...contemporary and unique. Rounding out the contemporary feel of the ballroom were the stunning floral centerpieces that the talented ladies over at Mocha Rose Floral Designs created especially for Michaela. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed sampling gourmet cuisine at the various food stations set up around the ballroom, including a "late nite bite" that included sliders + french fries. 

It was truly an incredible night filled with lots of love for this happy, head-over-heels in love couple! Congratulations again, Michaela & Jim!

The Wedding Team

Wedding Planner Simply Perfect Weddings
Ceremony Venue St. Louise de Marillac
Reception Venue The Fairmont Pittsburgh
Photographer Joey Kennedy Photography
Videographer Fineline Weddings
Cupcakes Bethel Bakery
Florist Mocha Rose Floral Designs
Entertainment DJ Kelli Burns
Photo Booth Fairy Tale Photo Booth
Transportation (Limousine) Amore' Limousines
Transportation (Guest Shuttle) Lenzner Coach Lines 

All photos courtesy of Joey Kennedy Photography.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Real Weddings 2010 :: Michaela & Jim 10.16.10 {Part 1}















On October 16th, we had the great pleasure of working with Michaela & Jim, a fun loving couple from Chicago. When I first looked through the photos from their day, I was in complete and total awe! Thanks to their phenomenal photographer, Joey Kennedy, there are way too many good photos to share in just one blog post; therefore, Michaela & Jim's wedding will be a two part series. 

Michaela and her bridesmaids started the day off with hair + makeup at Caruso's hair salon in Upper St. Claire, PA. Following hair + makeup, the ladies made their way to the church to assist Michaela with putting on her gorgeous wedding gown. I don't use the word "gorgeous" lightly here either...her gown was absolutely stunning, and Michaela looked fantastic in it! Incase any one is wondering, her gown is a San Patrick Edimburgo. And as if her gown wasn't gorgeous enough, take a look at those killer "something blue" shoes!

Their heartfelt ceremony took place at St. Louise de Marillac, Michaela's family church. After the ceremony, guests were shuttled over to The Fairmont Hotel, where the reception was set to begin.

Stay tuned tomorrow for their must-see reception details, including a complete list of their wedding day vendors.

All photos courtesy of Joey Kennedy Photography.

Real Weddings 2010 :: Brienne & Adam 10.30.10













I had been looking forward to Brienne & Adam's wedding since last summer, when I first spoke with Brienne about her rustic themed wedding. I love rustic weddings infused with soft, romantic elements, and Brienne & Adam's wedding was just that! Brienne & Adam were married on the last weekend of October in Greensburg, PA. Luckily, the weather was still cooperating, and Brienne & Adam ended up with a picture perfect fall day. Infact, just about every single one of our couples this year had fantastic weather for their wedding day...we like to think we bring a little luck with us to each and every wedding ;)

Brienne & Adam tied the knot in a gorgeous Catholic ceremony that took place at Saint Joseph's Chapel on the campus of Seton Hill University. Following the "I Do's", guests made the scenic drive over to Stonehenge Lodge, a quiet and beautifully landscaped setting. The lodge is set in a private mountainous area overlooking a fresh water pond. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the porch of the lodge before being ushered inside where the real party was about to begin! Brienne & Adam are such a fun couple, and their wedding was certainly no exception. Upon entering the lodge, guests were treated to several sing-along skits (a long-standing tradition in Adam's family), that included a custom version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". The entire bridal party got up on the dance floor to lead the skits, even handing out lyrics to the songs so that guests could follow along in the fun! 

The fun was far from over though...following a wide variety of delicious entrees set up in the form of stations, guests enjoyed an endless supply of homemade cookies from the traditional Pittsburgh cookie table. Let me just say that Brienne & Adam's cookie table wins my vote for one of the best displays we've seen this year! In addition to the fabulous spread of cookies, Brienne also surprised Adam with a baseball themed groom's cake. Following dinner + dessert, guests danced the night away thanks to DJ Todd, who kept the crowd entertained with high energy dance music and a costume-filled trunk for guests to let loose with (what could be more fitting than costumes and props for a wedding on Halloween weekend?!). 

I loved seeing Brienne & Adam's wedding day come to life. Everything from the color palette (purple, lavender, and chocolate brown), the mason jar centerpieces, the polka dot details, the mini pie favors, and the handmade wooden table #'s...her vision came through exactly as she had shared it with me during our first conversation.

It was an amazing day shared by many family & friends of this lovely couple! Congratulations again, Brienne & Adam! We wish you two nothing but the very best in the years to come!

The Wedding Team

Wedding Planner Simply Perfect Weddings
Ceremony Venue Seton Hill University Chapel
Reception Venue Stonehenge Lodge 
Photographer Caryn Azure Photography
Caterer Elegant Catering
Rentals Y&S Party Rentals
Cake Joy's Cakes & Cookies
Florist Garden Gems (family friend)
Entertainment DJ Todd Entertainment
Transportation Vogue Limousines

All photos courtesy of Caryn Azure Photography.