Once Jillian + Andy selected their venue – the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – the inspiration began to flow. They wanted to incorporate the whimsy + fun of the museum into each element of the day. From the paper airplane escort cards to the crayons and craft paper on the reception tables, they wanted the unique details to bring out the “kid” in their guests. Ultimately, their goal was for everyone to have a blast and they succeeded. Big thanks to Caitlin Thomas Photography for sending this one my way!
Love Jillian’s Kate Spade shoes! (similar pair found here)
Each of the bridesmaids picked their own dress staying in a green color palette.
Processional: Bridal Party Processional: In My Life by The Beatles; Bride’s Processional: Chapel of Love by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector
Recessional: Life's a Happy Song by Bret McKenzie
First Dance: Can't Nobody Love You by Solomon Burke
Andy: When Kim (the first reader at the ceremony) began reading an excerpt from Oh, The Places You Will Go by Dr. Seuss. We had picked two readers, but gave them the freedom to pick what they wanted to read. Standing there, in front of all of our family and friends, holding hands with my soon-to-be wife, that reading just seemed to capture everything perfectly.
Jillian: Saying our vows. One line has left a permanent mark on me and every time I think about the wedding, it is the first thing that comes to my mind: "I promise to cherish your intellect and uniqueness."
Hire people you trust, but participate in the process as much as your (work) schedule will allow. For us, the best way for the day to reflect us as a couple was for those making the finishing touches and final decisions to know us as a couple. We chose to hire local, independent businesses because supporting our community was important to us - and in the process we ended up not only cultivating meaningful business relationships but budding friendships as well.
And in the end, remember that whatever else happens that day, at the end of it you will be married to the person you have chosen to spend the rest of your life with, and everything else is just icing on the cake - or pies.
photography: Caitlin Thomas Photography // venue name: Children's Museum, of Pittsburgh // wedding dress: Caroline DeVillo from Something White Bridal Boutique // hairpiece: Commissioned from Moon Water Designs by Caito Amorose // bride's shoes: Kate Spade // hair stylist: Hairdressers II // makeup artist: Kimberly Nieves // groom attire: J.Crew // paper goods: Wild Card // catering: big Catering // cake: Pies from Sugar Mama Cakes // event: greenSinner // floral design: greenSinner // invitations: Wild Card