By Rachel Jones | Photographs from Breanna Elizabeth Photography

Laid-back elegance’ is our favorite way to describe our day,” Stefanie Plant and Greg Pasquarella say of their wedding. “We wanted our wedding to have a lush, garden chic feel with a bit of art gallery fun.” The Walled Garden of Mellon Park, one of the couple’s favorite parks in the city, served as the beautiful backdrop for their ceremony. Loved ones then mingled and admired the exhibits at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts during cocktail hour before entering the tented dinner space. Sticking with black and white décor, as to not take away from the colorful venue, the simple setting was elevated by draped greenery and a mix of live and dried garlands. “To break up the heaviness of the greenery, we included hundreds of small, simple glass candles mixed with green glass water bottles. [Our florist, Community Flower Shop,] even suspended greenery from the tent canopy and small glass orbs, which held candles.” DJ J. Malls rocked the reception with the ultimate dance party. “Not one slow song was played, and the dance floor was always full!” Stefanie says. “We had a super cool after-party at the SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square’s rooftop bar. Greg and I, along with most of our guests, walked in a parade to the after-party, which was really fun.”


Accommodations: SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square
Caterer: Remo’s Catering
Ceremony: Mellon Park’s Walled Garden
Decorations & Stationery: The bride
Entertainment: DJ J. Malls
Florals: Community Flower Shop
Hair: Salon Ivy
Honeymoon: Negril, Jamaica
Jewelry: Clarissa Boutique
Photographer: Breanna Elizabeth Photography
Reception: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental

A chance meeting while out with mutual friends led to seven years of dating and true love for Stefanie and Greg.

“I did not want to wear traditional wedding shoes and chose to wear my favorite shoes ever: my white Gucci loafers,” Stefanie says.

A friend made custom ties with skateboard parts painted on them, as Greg is the owner of OneUp Skateshop.

“Since I am an interior designer, I had a blast planning out every detail and having control of the overall feeling and design of the event,” Stefanie says.

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