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Pittsburgh Luxury Wedding Planner | Karlee + Dominic

Updated: Feb 7

A dreamy, romantic Italian courtyard is how Karlee + Dom described their perfect wedding day. When we initially met with the couple, the wedding was just six months away. SHE jumped right into the planning + design process to offer professional guidance and bring their vision to life.


Much of our design inspiration came from the venue's stunning architecture. From the intricate archways and black wrought iron to the atrium skylights and live fig trees, it was the absolute perfect space for a timeless, Tuscan-inspired wedding. That's amore!


 

This luxe, custom invitation suite certainly let guests know they were in for a very special occasion! Venue illustrations are one of our favorite ways to add that special touch to your invitations, save the dates, or other paper goods.


Since the couple opted out of a monogram, we chose the patterned envelope liner to begin telling the branding story of their wedding day. The taupe paisley table linen was an instant pick when selecting fabrics and would be seen later by guests throughout the design.


 

After a relaxing morning of getting ready with her matron of honor, Karlee met Dom at the venue for an intimate first look before the ceremony. The autumn trees lining the golf course created a perfectly seasonal backdrop for fall wedding portraits. Swoooon!




 
 

The couple exchanged short + sweet i-dos before guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the porch. The pop-genre violinist handled entertainment during cocktail hour, while SHE flipped the ceremony space to be used for dancing later in the evening.


Planning tip: Ceremony decor such as aisle arrangements and backdrops can often be repurposed to highlight focal points of the reception.


 

Well 'cello there! This custom 10'x8' escort display wall stunned guests when they entered the atrium to find their seats for dinner. Mini limoncello bottles coupled as escort cards and guest favors.


 

There's not much more that needs to be said about the floral statement that was the stunning atrium fountain. She's an icon, she's a legend and she IS the moment, ha!



Intentionally mixing table shapes, chair styles, linens + centerpieces is our thing. You can still achieve a cohesive design while adding visual interest for your guests and making your wedding even more memorable. Keep scrolling to indulge your senses!


 

The ever-so-loved taupe paisley linen was formally introduced on the 4'x8' guest tables that anchored the dining room. Finding different ways to feature the elegant pattern throughout the day was a fun design challenge. Invitations? Check. Linens? Check. Menus? Check. DJ booth? Check.


The family-style wooden table adorned with ascending crystal chandeliers was a stand-out! Romantic, Italian courtyard vibes? Checkmate!


 

Karlee + Dom were introduced into the reception and shared their first dance on the balcony while their closest family + friends swooned over the newly-weds from the lower atrium.


The guest favorite of the night was the escort card turned dessert display wall. Just perfect for this sweet bellissima bride!




Comment below with your favorite detail of this timeless Tuscany wedding, + be inspired. Salute!


Planning: Shayla Hawkins Events

Venue: Fox Chapel Golf Club

Photographer: Dawn Derbyshire

Floral Design: Community Flower Shop

Linens: Mosaic

Lighting + Draping: EF Lighting

Rentals: Event Source

Display Wall: VastMade Studios

Cake + Desserts: Tasty Bakery

Violinist: Steven Vance Entertainment

DJ: Jess McKelvey

Stationery: Melissa and Seventh

Custom Printing: SpeedPro North

Hair: Glam to Go

Makeup: Antonette Medved

Wedding Dress: Bridal Beginning


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