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Let's talk about early spring weddings in Western Pennsylvania

Denise & Trevor

Ceremony & Reception

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When folks ask me about my life as a florist, their questions are almost always in superlative form. What's your favorite flower? What's the most expensive flower? What's your favorite arrangement you've ever made? Tell me your wildest wedding story. And, of course, what's your favorite season for weddings?

I've been a wedding florist for 13 wedding seasons now. So, yes, I have an opinion on this...

Unpopular opinion time!


Spring is the best time to get married in Western Pennsylvania. There, I said it! And I say that as someone who got married in October.

I know, I know, fall weddings get all the love these days. But if I may, I'd like to make a case for spring as the most outrageously cool time of year to get married. And I'll enter into evidence, Exhibit A. Denise & Trevor's April wedding at the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens.

This wedding, folks. This wedding makes the case for spring all on its own.

These sweethearts tied the knot on a gorgeous April day at the breathtaking Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens. With lush greenery, so many early spring blooms, and warm sunshine surrounding them, Denise and Trevor said "I do" in an intimate garden ceremony.

Denise was such a a vision in her elegant lace gown, with it's off the shoulder moment and side cut outs with lace overlays! Wow! This bride knocked her look out of the park, carrying a bouquet bursting with ranunculus, tulips, and hellebore grown by local flower farms.

The couple said their vows under our circular arch, decorated with ivory voile and spring blooms and branches. The stone wall at Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, with it's mysterious wooden door is one of the most unique places in Pittsburgh to be married and we loved setting this scene for Denise & Trevor there!

After the "I dos," it was time to celebrate! Guests gathered in the Botanic Gardens' reception barn which was decked out in Denise and Trevor's cream, ivory, and emerald color palette. Centerpieces of tulips, narcissus, and cherry blossom branches decorated the tables, accented by glowing candles in mercury glass. Some tables featured a central floral centerpiece, others a curated vignette of bud vases.

As the newlyweds entered the reception for their first dance, joyful cheers erupted from their family and friends.

Later, the couple cut into a whimsical, white cake from Lincoln Bakery, decorated by Bramble & Blossom with figurines of their (naughty) dog and cat and, of course, more seasonal blooms.

Denise and Trevor's spring wedding perfectly captured the spirit of the season - pure, simple love and natural beauty. As they embark on this new chapter together, we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Now, let's let the flowers show off:

Color Palette

Warm Neutral

cream, ivory, white, emerald, sage

Featured Flowers

Hellebore, Narcissus, Tulip, Ranunculus, Anemone,

Blooming Cherry Branches, Garden & Spray Roses, Allium

Local Flower Farms

Lauren Seiple, Sol Patch, Allie Logue



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