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These two— GORGEOUS people! Honestly, this couple is the real deal – sweet, kind and beautiful on the inside and out. They planned a Caribbean inspired Duquesne Power Center wedding that is a perfect reflection of them and their love. The bride was especially grateful that her five siblings were there to celebrate with them. Be sure to scroll through to read more thoughts directly from them on what made their day especially meaningful!
The bride opted for a strapless vintage inspired gown with a sweetheart neckline and mermaid silhouette. She shares more below:
The dress was super embellished with lace and beading. The wedding shopping experience was a lot of fun. I originally thought I wanted something more on the simple side. It wasn’t until I went outside of my comfort zone and tried on a full glam dress that I found the one.
Proposal Details! How did it happen? Frank surprised me after our two year anniversary dinner. We came home and I walked in the living room filled with roses, flower petals and candles everywhere. He had a picture frame of us on the coffee table along with some champagne. I turned around and he was down on one knee waiting to pop the question.
What was your thought process behind your Caribbean inspired city wedding day? We wanted to showcase the great city of Pittsburgh to our out of town guest, but I also wanted to share a piece of my Caribbean heritage as well. I wanted the wedding to be bright, summer-y and fun.
Advice to share with brides planning now?
Enjoy the day and try not to sweat the small stuff. At the end of the day you will be married to your best friend and that’s what counts.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? I wanted to share my Caribbean heritage with all of the guests. So we tried to incorporate subtle tropical touches into the color scheme, food and music. My mother is from Trinidad, so we had a steel-pan drummer and a limbo competition; both have Trinidadian origins. My dad is from Jamaica and one of the entree selections we picked was Jamaican Jerk Chicken. My fiancé’s family is all from Pittsburgh so we brought in Pittsburgh popcorn and fudge pops from a local chocolate shop in Lawrenceville called Chocolate Moonshine.
My favorite memory from the day was at the end of the night looking around the room at our Duquesne Power Center wedding and took a second to look around the room and see all of my family and friends from different stages in life all together in one place. I have five brothers and sisters, so it was pretty amazing to have all of us in one place.
Venue: Duquesne Power Center
Florist: New Leaf (Lori Gricks)
Wedding Dress Designer: Casablanca
Wedding Dress Boutique: Exquisite Bride
Hairstylist: Collin from Marc Anthony Salon
Make-up Artist Name: Lauren Porter
Accessory Information: Casablanca
Bride’s Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Ring Designer: Simon G
Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer: Kleinfeld’s Bridal Party
Groom Attire Designer: The Black Tux
Groom Ring Designer: Greenfield Jewelers
Paper Goods: Nota Bene
Catering: Parkhurst Catering
DJ: Jays Jukebox
Bakery: Giant Eagle Bakery
Linen Rentals: Lendable Linens
Furniture Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals