“Rolling by the river…to the sweet tune of Surrae’s Song”

As a gentle river breeze glided across the guests’ faces who were waiting in anticipation for the bride to walk down the aisle, one couldn’t help but notice why Surrae chose this charming, backyard escape as a place to marry her high school sweetheart, Adam. From the romantic ambience of an intimate enclosure that Surrae’s grandparents are proud to call home to the cloudless sky complimenting the homemade pink and brown décor, the newlyweds had a more than perfect day to tie the knot on August 18th.

A glorious day it was indeed for this young couple, as both the Shotts and Field families were seated on the pink and brown linen covered hay bales, sheltered by a canopy of trees, pleased and eager to see two people say, “I do”. The ceremony was like an enchanted forest, reminiscing what every girl has envisioned as a child for what her wedding would be like: the sun was out, the birds were chirping, the darling handcrafted decorations that the bride made herself, every aspect of this event flattered one another, especially Surrae glowing with radiance as her grandfather escorted her to join her husband-to-be.  As the harmony between the sounds of nature and the tune of the song that Adam wrote for Surrae while they were dating beautifully blended together, the wedding turned out to be pure bliss.

What made their wedding even more unique was that Surrae and Adam decided to further reinforce the idea of two families becoming one, so they fashioned a new last name by combining both of theirs together: Shotts and Field= Shield. How creative! Also the pink and brown ‘southern jazz’ theme and decorations were all selected and handmade by Surrae and the bridesmaids, adding flare and showing their hard work put into making this day picturesque. For Mrs. Shield, she was able to transform her ideas of her ideal wedding into an exquisite reality!

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Event Coordinator: Trends to Traditions / Photography: Kukucka Photography http://bethkphoto.com / Linens: Pittsburgh Linen Rental/ Flowers: Bride and Bridesmaids / DJ: DJ Carlton / Caterer: Garda’s 

About Trends To Traditions

From a complimentary consultation to all inclusive coordination, we offer customized packages and guidance for over 70 possible wedding aspects and service providers. We serve the couple as: coordinator, director, etiquette coach, business manager, family mediator, creative planner, referee, and friend. We evaluate the couple’s needs and desires and match them to the vendors who will best meet their criteria. We help them budget most appropriately, according to their priorities. As Pittsburgh Wedding Planners, we negotiate for better prices and perks. We orchestrate the event from start to finish or simply help a client find one specific service. Katherine Shaw, owner, graduated from Theatre and Film school in 1992. Until the turn of the century, she planned events for the NFL, NHL, the AFL, and the WB network. She is certified as a Wedding Director through the National Bridal Service, is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, and has coordinated at least partial aspects of over 600 weddings and events in her career. She is supported by a talented staff with an impressive and diverse background. View all posts by Trends To Traditions

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