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Let us save you money and a headache

Many people end up conducting their whole wedding because they believe they are 1. saving money and 2. can’t afford the wedding planner. Well we are here to help debunk these myths and explain the whole system of why a wedding planner/event planner/ travel planner is the best choice you can make.

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Often we act with multiple hats and can do the decor, flowers, linens, as well as acting as the middle man to the venue. With experience in the business we are familiar with different venues, what they offer, what they are most likely to look like, and how they operate. We can help direct you towards ones that will be in your budget and help maximize what you want, understanding that your budget may be top priority. Since we are familiar with venues we may be able to get different prices knowing the ins and outs of their pricing.

The average wedding of 175 people costs 29,000. Now looking at that may shock you, but when looking at venue, cake, chairs, linens, china, catering, flowers, decor, time, man power, it all costs money and time.This is where we come in to help keep your budget where it should be, make sure you’re not getting the run around, and keep everything in check and on time. Think about all the time you would be placing into this, taking away from the time of enjoying being engaged. We will save you stress, money, headaches, frustration, and the best part… We do free room blocking for your out of town guests. So what are you waiting for? 


All Star Event

One thing us “Pittsburghers” are known for is our love of sports.  When we met Ronald and Reba, we knew right off the bat it was going to be one spectacular wedding.  Reba certainly hit a home run while attending the University of Pittsburgh, because as she was playing softball, she was also falling in love with a star basketball player!  This All Star Duo decided to tie the knot on May 27th, 2012.  They said “I Do” in the Smithfield United Church of Christ, a gorgeous historic church filled with magnificent architecture.  They then made sure that none of their guests rode the bench for their stunning reception!  The reception was held at Jay Verno Studios in the South Side.  This venue is one of our favorites because of the creative freedom that is available!  It’s similar to a blank canvas and allows each event’s true colors to show and every little detail to really pop!  Speaking of colors and details, the whole room was adorned with deep pink lighting, complimented by the soft glow of candlelight.  The couple’s true passions were also seamlessly incorporated into the night.  Their team jerseys were hung on display for guests to admire as they chowed down on some delicious late night ballpark food!  Their escort cards were designed to look like admission tickets to a basketball game, and all of the table names were places on the University of Pittsburgh campus.  Even their menu cards were tied into the subtle sports theme!  The colorful flowers displayed throughout the room added that extra pop of color to really add to the glamorous atmosphere.  The couple’s very own cheering section {their friends and family} were able to dress up and take some candid photo’s in the photobooth, which were then able to be watched in real-time on the flat screen TV in the ballroom!  They then enjoyed the perfectly made pink cupcakes, created by a friend of the Bride!  Trends to Traditions Event Coordinator for this event, Kim Peters, said: “The sports theme was so perfect for the couple. With Ronald being a professional basketball player and Reba being a professional softball player all of the details were perfectly attuned to their style. Ronald is from the Dominican Republic and everything from their food to the music had a little Dominican flavor to it. Between the Dominican influence and the sports background their special day really accentuated who they are. Their guests had a wonderful time and didn’t want to leave at the end of the night.”

We think this event was definitely in a league of its own with all of its creative details and stunning outcome!

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Venue: Jay Verno Studios / Event Coordinator: Trends to Traditions /  Photography: Lady of the Lens Photography/ Lighting: Jay Verno Studios / Linens: Pittsburgh Linen Rental/ Flowers: Wedding Design North / DJ: DJ Carlton / Videographer: Heartsong