I’m getting married!!

It is official! I am getting married! Well, I was getting married before, but we were able to set our date with the church! As you might remember from my last blog, that process was quite in depth and long. The big day is June 18, 2011 at 3pm. Now, if only I could find the perfect reception site…

We have visited a few places so far. The Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, The Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe and the Southpointe Golf Club. All of them beautiful and all of them have their own perks. None of them have the outside venue like I wanted. So the search continues. Not that any of them are ruled out completely, but they are definitely put on the back burner for now. I had originally ruled out Phipps Conservatory, but I have decided to revisit that idea. One con is that the max number of people is 175. Our guest list is at 204, which would mean that we would be hoping people do are not able to come to our wedding. I don’t think we should be hoping for people not to come, otherwise we should just not invite them. I do think it is worth revisiting so see if there is any flexibility. Having it there would allow me to have the entire reception outdoors, which is what I really want.

I have also started researching photographers, since the only one I know and love is going to be busy that day pampering me and enjoying the day as my bridesmaid 🙂 I have been looking through a number of blogs and websites that were of course suggested by Jen McKen herself. You’d think since one of my bestests is a photographer, I’d know much more about it than I do. I usually just leave that part to her and trust what she says. I have a few emails out to get more info, so I will update with that once I have gotten it.

I can’t let Jen get away scott free, so I have enlisted her as our photographer for our engagement photos. We had orginally set the day for March 20th, but with all the snow and cold weather, we decided to move it back to May 8th. That also happens to be the weekend between our birthdays, so we will be doing a little more than a photo shoot while she is in town! As I told her, I am so excited for her to experiment with us. And as she told me, that sounds pretty dirty.

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4 Responses

  1. Hi Nickiann! Congrats!

    I shot a wedding last year at the Hilton Garden Inn and it was beautiful! Also, there’s an outdoor “garden” area there, where you can have a ceremony. Did you look into it?

    The Pittsburgh Zoo also has a tent that you can use to have a fully “outdoors” wedding. It’s gorgeous! And there’s a dance floor in the middle and everything!

    Hope this helps!
    – Leeann

    • I actually had looked into the outdoor space there, the problem was that they did not have our date available 😦 They also will not do the entire reception outdoors because of noise.

      I will definitely look into the Zoo though! I looked at it briefly before, but it might also be worth revisiting. Thanks for the ideas!!

  2. Hi NickiAnn…..congratulations
    I’m the Director of Catering at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Airport and would personally like to invite you meet with me and see my great hotel. We bring the “outside in” with our trees, waterfall, fish ponds in the lobby. It is perfect for your wedding reception no matter the weather outside. Our food is exceptional and our service will wow you …beyond your expections!!
    Please call me to set set up a time and date that we can meet to discuss your very special day. 412 420 7415 Don Lee

  3. HAHAHA!!

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