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Pittsburgh Wedding and Event Planners

Feel Like a Movie Star on Your Wedding Day May 7, 2011

We’re excited to announce Syncopated Pictures, a collaboration of the very talented Randi Voss, Nicki Dembski, and Christina Montemurro. Syncopated Pictures is introducing Pittsburgh brides and grooms to wedding cinematography, a new type of wedding film that we think deserves attention!

 

Instead of your traditional wedding video that recaps the day, Syncopated Pictures’ features are short, story-based movies that put all the focus on the couple – the true stars of the day!

 

For those who want to capture their memories without feeling like they’re actors are on a set, these cinematographers know how important it is to stay in the background without missing a moment.

 

Visit their website, www.syncopatedpictures.com, for more information and to see their portfolio.

 

In the mood for a love story? Syncopated Pictures captured Kayt and Harry’s wedding, which Hello Productions helped plan, and turned their story into this sweet production: http://syncopatedpictures.com/2011/04/kayt-and-harrys-wedding-cinema.

 

 

For help with booking Syncopated Pictures, please contact us at info@helloproductions.com.

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Looking for Local Wedding Invitations or Save-the-Date Cards? March 23, 2011

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Look no further than LiLoLa Designs!

 

In case you missed our March newsletter (and if you did, sign up here), we sat down with Lauren Norris, owner of LiLoLa Designs. Her company specializes in invitation design, but she’s willing to cater to any personal or business designing needs. We asked her things that every bride should know before starting the invitation process.

 

1. Tell me a little about you and your business.

 

I started doing wedding invitations back in 2005 – and my sister was my first client! I did everything for her wedding, from start to finish, and it turned out to be a great invitation package. After that first one, it just took off from there. I received my B.S. in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh back in 2004, and have lived and worked in Pittsburgh ever since.

 

2. How far in advance do you recommend meeting with the bride?

 

Nine months to a year in advance once they have their date and venue set.

 

3. Would you say most brides send out save-the-dates nowadays or skip them?

 

Today, the save-the-date is one of the most important pieces. So many couples have out-of-town guests, and having hotel and transportation information to your guests nine months in advance is very beneficial for their travel planning.

 


4. Do you have any tips for brides on a budget who still want beautiful invitations?

 

If you’re on a limited budget, there are still creative ways to have elegant invitations. One suggestion I would have is to look into colored or textured paper, with black and white ink. Black and white printing is less expensive than color printing, and you’re able to keep a color element involved. You can also add colored or textured envelopes for an additional touch.

 

5. Have you seen any new trends for save-the-dates and invitations recently?

 

The square-shaped card is becoming more popular, and I’ve also seen custom made boxes for invitations with fabric overlays. Both are very elegant looks that set the tone for your event.

 

6. Anything else you want us to share with our brides and readers?

 

The stationery pieces for your wedding are so important. Carrying your color scheme and personal style through each event (Save-the-Date, Shower Invitations, Wedding Invitations, Thank You Cards, Place Cards, etc.) looks so nice, and you end up having a great set of keepsakes from your wedding day!

 

For help with booking LiLoLa Designs, please contact us at info@helloproductions.com.

 


 

Candy Buffets Make a Sweet Impression February 15, 2011

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Want to make a sweet impression on your guests at your wedding? Why not have a candy buffet? Guests will have lots of fun picking out their favorite candy and edible favors are always a hit!

 

You can create a display that really makes a statement and save money by buying the candy in bulk. Consider doing candy and desserts that match the colors of your wedding or having a theme to your candy buffet, such as delicious Pittsburgh treats!

 

Here are two local vendors that can really sweeten your big day.

 

Pretzel Crazy

www.pretzelcrazy.com

 

 

Pretzel Crazy offers delicious pretzel treats for all types of events, celebrations and holidays. They start with a 4″ fresh baked pretzel rod and cover it with all kinds of toppings, such as creamy caramel, milk chocolate, white chocolate, various nuts, cookies, candies and more!

 

Pretzel Crazy can provide individually wrapped pretzels as favors or you can have Pretzel Crazy decorate trays of pretzels for your dessert table. Pretzel Crazy even makes bride and groom pretzels – one in a wedding dress and one in a tux!

 

 

For more information, contact: Sheri Powell at 412-526-1300 or info@pretzelcrazy.com.

 

Sweetendipity

www.chairendipity.com

 

 

Sweetendipity, which is a part of Chairendipity (and soon to have its own website: http://www.sweetendipity.com!), can help with everything, from ordering candy and sweets in your colors to handling the set up and take down of the whole candy buffet.

 

 

In addition to matching the buffet tablescape to your wedding or event colors, Sweetendipity will also help you with the sweets, containers, scoops and take away bags.

 

For more information, contact Jenn Russell at (412) 377-8696 or jrussellinc@aol.com.

 

For help with booking one of the listed vendors, please contact us at info@helloproductions.com or visit www.helloproductions.com.