It’s crunch time. Melissa, of Devoted to You, and I are busy assembling the final details of Reveal- a FREE bridal showcase on Sunday, April 23rd. This bridal showcase is unlike any other! Engaged couples will see participating wedding pros in action as they treat one lucky couple to the wedding ceremony of their dreams, then transform an event space in front of your eyes from ceremony to reception! Register today at www.revealpittsburgh.com.
Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to our talented team…
VENUE | Schenley Plaza of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Envision it- A beautiful, high-peaked tent located in the middle of Oakland, surrounded by a large luscious lawn and the architecture of the Carnegie Museums, Heinz Chapel and The Cathedral of Learning. The possibilities are endless and it’s the perfect place for an urban wedding. Just look at these shots by Weddings by Alisa of a past couple’s nuptials! Schenley Plaza isn’t the only beautiful spot managed by Pittsburgh Parks for a charming ceremony. Check out all of their locations, including The Walled Garden at Mellon Park, on their website.
OFFICIANT| A Simple Vow
Everyone- regardless of their religious beliefs, age, sexual orientation or background -deserves to have a beautiful ceremony. During your wedding, you are making a serious commitment to one another, pledging yourselves to be together forever. Amongst many other things, a wedding is a celebration of love, and Mark believes that celebrations should be met with good humor and joy.
BLOGGER | Burgh Brides
Burgh Brides is dedicated to inspiring, showcasing and celebrating Pittsburgh weddings! Owner and blogger Victoria loves to show off the unique nuptials that take place right here in the Burgh, as well as inspire brides and grooms to create their own extraordinary days. She shares steal-worthy ideas, connects couples with awesome local vendors (like many already on the #RevealPittsburgh team) and help soon-to-be-newlyweds plan a stress free wedding, highlighting the love that is across these three rivers. What would this town, and our team, do without her!
PHOTOGRAPHER | Weddings by Alisa
Alisa is a creative, energetic and easy-going photographer who captures those “gone-in-the-blink-of-an-eye” moments. Her goal is to produce images that you will never forget and cherish forever. She’s already done that for a few Soiree by Souleret brides!
PHOTOGRAPHER | Ryan Zarichnak Photography
Ryan captures natural moments as they happen, documenting weddings with an artful and creative eye! He tries to approach every wedding as a blank canvas, with the mindset that he can create something unique with every wedding. That’s why he’s already been such a fit for so many Soiree by Souleret couples, and even this wedding planner!
VIDEOGRAPHER | All Heart Photo & Video
Keren and Dana are the dynamic duo behind All Heart. Their decade-long relationship provides a unique advantage, as they work together in rhythmic fashion- Keren in videography and Dana in photography. Every tear, every laugh and every joyous moment is beautifully captured to be treasured for years to come.
CATERER | The Porch at Schenley Plaza
A neighborhood bistro in the heart of vibrant, bustling Oakland, The Porch at Schenley Plaza has served as a rehearsal dinner venue for many Soiree by Souleret couples. Creating simple, delicious and made-from-scratch food using fresh ingredients from local partners and farms, The Porch is an authentic everyday experience for a casual meal or special occasion. On top of it all, it’s a great place to enjoy the sights and sounds of Oakland! They’ll treat all of our Reveal attendees to delicious bites, including mini BLTs, risotto balls, beef tenderloin crostinis and more.
LIGHTING | E.F. Lighting
Amanda and Mike are the faces behind E.F. Lighting, a family owned and operated business. Amanda follows her dad’s footsteps by offering Pittsburgh affordable lighting to turn any event from ordinary to extraordinary. With numerous lighting offerings, and even a bit of humor (Mike’s business card reads “Minion”), they’ll bring your event to life.
FLORIST | Community Flower Shop
The artists of Community Flower Shop gravitate towards the organic and reach for the extraordinary. Salt of the earth, main street, local, Pittsburgh- this team loves creating jaw-dropping and unique pieces for each and every couple!
FLORIST | Fox Petal Floral Design
Kelly, the owner and bubbly personality behind Fox Petal Floral Design, believes that flowers can transform any space into something unforgettable. She is inspired every day by the organic beauty and endless possibilities of flowers. Kelly loves working with her clients to bring their unique style to life. Clients love the personal experience and attention to detail that they receive, from the initial consultation to the last petal being placed.
STATIONERY | Evolutionare
Owner and stationare-extraordinare, Erin, never liked hearing stories of couples flipping through endless invitation designs, hoping to find something that could fit their vision. She believes that the design should fit THEM! Through a custom design process, Erin provides unique, personalized and beautiful designs that not only tell the story of each couple, but excites them when they see it. Creating an overall look and feel throughout their designed paper pieces provides intimate, yet effective details from beginning to end!
BAKERY | Mediterra Cake House
Aundrea’s love for baking and art combines into a culinary dream! Having attended classes from well-respected pastry chefs and practicing her craft on friend and family milestones, Aundrea began her own cake business. Aundrea was welcomed into her husband’s family business Mediterra Bakehouse, which allowed her creations to flourish and rise. Thus, Mediterra Cakehouse was formed. Come see her picture-perfect, yet equally delicious treats!
HAIR & MAKE UP | Bridal Art by Marissa Julin
Passionate about her work, with an abundance of creative energy, Marissa has been a professional hairstylist for more than 10 years. Her love of art and people come together beautifully in the wedding industry! For Marissa, seeing a bride’s eyes light up when she finally looks into the mirror means everything to her. She’ll be working behind-the-scenes at Reveal, providing on-location hair and make up services for our lucky bride Heather and the ladies in her party.
LINENS | Lendable Linens
For more than 33 years in the special event linen rental business, Lendable Linens remains committed to unparalleled customer service, superior selection and the latest styles in table-top designs sourced from fabrics all over the world. They offer an extensive range of tablecloths, overlays, aisle runners, napkins, napkin rings and cocktail napkins.
All Occasions Party Rental is dedicated to providing clients with superior service and the best product selection to fit every budget. Their event specialists have managed thousands of events, ranging from intimate backyard gatherings to large corporate functions… no event is too large or too small. They are deeply committed to making your event look great, and are meticulous about maintaining an inventory with an infinite selection of unique items for those final touches, bringing more style and sophistication to your table.
Marbella Event Furniture and Decor Rental has the capabilities to transform any event into a lasting experience with their high quality product, creative in-house design team and affordable solutions. Their goal is to be the leader in the event industry while maintaining the best customer service and providing unmatched product selection to their clients. Servicing five states, Marbella is a unique company specializing in modular furniture, chateau furniture, event decor and event branding to fill the gaps in the event industry and allow customers to customize their events.
Eric started his career as a disc jockey at just fifteen. He loves working in the best city on earth- Pittsburgh -as a wedding DJ! Since he exclusively DJs weddings, Eric spends his time working closely with each couple to create a unique, romantic celebration to kick off their new lives together. He approach is simple… Keep events on schedule and everyone on the dance floor!
CEREMONY MUSIC | Steven Vance Entertainment
The musicians at Steven Vance Entertainment send everyone home happy with live music and DJ packages to suit each client’s taste and budget. A professional roster full of traditional string ensembles, PopRock Electric Violin, strolling performers, jazz, Irish, Italian, Klezmer and everything from steel drums to Sinatra impersonators. Slick Pic photo booths and uplighting too! Steven and his team love to make special events extraordinary!
BRIDAL GOWN | This Magic Moment Bridal Studio
Magical moments happen daily at This Magic Moment! Mashel and her team strive to bring you the best wedding dress experience through their beautiful and elegant bridal studio and top-notch, professional staff. They make it private and intimate. You’ll have the entire bridal studio to yourself (and your team of dress-seekers, of course) for a full 90-minute appointment! If that isn’t royal treatment, what is? Every day is a sample dress sale day at This Magic Moment, an off-the-rack store. Their inventory is filled with authentic designer wedding dresses, brand new with tags on them. The sample dresses hail from boutiques all over the country, in excellent condition and at 20-80% off the retail price.
TUXEDO | The Black Tux
The Black Tux is a new way to rent a tuxedo- simple, stylish and affordable! It’s the first suit and tuxedo rental that doesn’t fit like one. Owner Andrew Blackmon founded The Black Tux in 2013 to rescue guys from the tux rental hall. They design and manufacture beautifully-tailored suits and tuxedos, and rent them entirely online.
TRANSPORTATION | A Tortorice Limousine
For more than 30 years, A Tortorice Limousine has offered luxury transportation to wedding parties in the Pittsburgh area. Not only do they gaurantee the best rates and service, but couples who book receive champagne and water served in crystal glassware, “Just Married” signs and red carpet service. Their fleet ranges from stretch limousines to limo buses to SUVs.
PHOTO BOOTH | Lux-Booth
Lux is a truly different experience than your standard photo booth. It is a stylish open-air, interactive station – which means that everyone at the event is connected to the fun! It gets your guests up and moving and engaged in the party. The fun is immediate and contagious! Lux was built for quality results with professional photography equipment. Attend Reveal and test it for yourself!
RIBBON WANDS | Divinity Braid by A Simple Vow Weddings
Owner Jeanie of Divinity Braid creates beautiful, custom ribbon bell wands and hand-fastening cords for wedding ceremonies. Her repertoire even includes cufflinks and jewelry!