Dallas and Joe

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

 

Photography | Brittany Lee Photography | @britleephoto

Ceremony Venue | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens | @phippsconservatory

Reception Venue | Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh | @monacopgh

Event Planner | Olive and Rose Events @oliveroseevents

Design and Decor | Vintage Alley Rentals @vintagealleyrentalspgh

Gown Salon – Bridesmaids Dresses | Bridal Beginning | @bridalbeginning

Hair and Makeup | Dallas Beauty Lounge | @dallasbeautylounge

Cinematography | Pictory Productions

Dallas + Joe invited their family to a made-up ‘Gala’ event on March 9th at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh for Dallas. Their families were told to dress in formal attire, as this was a ‘big deal’ for the entrepreneur, as she was to be giving a big speech for the event (Dallas is the owner of ‘Dallas Beauty Lounge’, multiple storefronts in Pittsburgh). With a little extra creativity, the couple had sent out fictitious invitations and emails – and both families completely fell for it.

 

Upon arrival, the families were dressed formal as the invitations suggested and as they walked through the Ballroom doors, their faces went from huge excitement-filled smiles to confused. Dallas and Joe broke the news that there was no ‘Gala’ event, and that all of the secrets were organized with hope to include their immediate families into their elopement plans. Everyone was overcome with shock and tears. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

 

The couple got ready with their families separately, and were then shuttled by limo from Hotel Monaco to Phipps Conservatory Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, where they had rented the entire conservatory to themselves after closing hours. Dallas looked stunning in her princess wedding gown and custom tiara, that only she could pull off. Joe was dressed to T in an all black timeless suit. Her florals arrangements were wild, colorful, and coordinated perfectly with the uplighting and low-hanging lights fixated in the main lobby room of the conservatory, where we took the majority of their bridal photos. She even had custom floral pieces made for a velvet couch she had rented, which draped along the back and arm of it. Every single detail reflected Dallas’s creativity and the couples’ uniqueness.