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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


Cookie Tables: A Pittsburgh Tradition

Let’s take a little break from all our peacock talk to chat about cookie tables!  This lovely tradition is part of every *Burgh Approved* wedding and believe me, it’s a must.  Even Ben Roethlisburger, Steelers’ quarterback, who was wed July 23, 2011 was rumored to have had a cookie table at his wedding.  And whom are we kidding; of course he had a cookie table!  All I know is that when a bride-to-be asks me to bake three dozen cookies, I get a little warm feeling in my heart because I was entrusted with providing for the cookie table.

A tradition that started in South West Pennsylvania, cookie tables are starting to become more of an East Coast tradition now.  Traditionally though, cookie tables were primarily found at Italian and Catholic weddings and were meant to replace the wedding cake!  It’s easy to imagine how all those cookies would suffice as dessert for hungry wedding guests but I just don’t think I could swap the joy of taste testing and cake cutting!  Most modern brides also feel this was and so they do both.  Thus, they end up with a lot of left over cookies!  A great way to get rid of your cookie leftovers it to offer them as a wedding favor!  Put out empty boxes toward the end of the reception and people will happily fill them up and take them home!

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