TRENTON + AUDREY
PHIPPS CONSERVATORY WEDDING
Audrey and Trenton’s Phipps Conservatory wedding in Pittsburgh was surrounded by many plant friends, human friends, moody vibes, and of course, vegan foodz.
Out of the hotel window, as Audrey and her closest people got ready, the outline of Phipps Conservatory could be seen looming in the near distance. Audrey bent over the hotel desk with pen and paper (the back of a map of Phipps, ironically), contemplating what to write to Trenton, as he did the same just a few rooms over. They slipped on their formal attire, got all dolled up, and headed (separately cause #firstlookvibes) down the elevator, anticipations high.
Late October proved to be rainy and overcast, but Schenley Park, with its trees at peak fall color, was the perfect moody backdrop for Audrey and Trenton’s first look. We hiked down the cobblestone path with our clear umbrellas in tow, watched their teary-eyed hellos, and took shelter under a gorgeous underpass to make some photo magic and capture their silly selves.
Being huge animal lovers, Trenton and Audrey’s biggest request for the day was for everyone to enjoy their completely vegan menu supplied by the Phipps Conservatory catering staff. Everything that Audrey and Trenton do is led by their passions; whether that be their love for animals, love for each other, or love for heavy metal music. Our first dining experience with them involved an entirely vegan restaurant that paid homage to Iron Maiden, called Onion Maiden (located in Pittsburgh). We had the Kale Satan hot dawg and the Darth Taters that did NOT disappoint with its vegan cashew cheesy goodness. Anyways, back to the lovebirds.
Phipps Conservatory weddings feels as though you’re stepping into Mother Nature’s Willy Wonka factory (as Audrey loves to put it, and she is 10000% right), especially during the Fall Flower Show. Big plants, small plants, silly plants, smelly plants, dangerous plants; room after room of gorgeous flora with pops of all sorts of textures and colors. Raindrops streaked down the glass panes of Phipps Conservatory’s structure as Trenton and Audrey shared their vows in front of their closest loved ones.
They filled a box that Trenton made by hand, embellished with their gold initial S, added two glasses, a bottle of wine, and the letters they had written to each other that very morning, with plans to pop open that bottle of wine and read the letters they had written pre-nuptials with each other on their first anniversary (#couplegoals).
Japanese lanterns flickered with warmth, reflecting off of the small pond near the Broderie Room, and flags celebrating Children’s Day in the Sunken Room waved in a slight breeze over rows and rows of mums and vibrant fall flowers with warm tones of red, yellow, and oranges, as guests made their way to the Palm Court to laugh along with all of their loved ones’ speeches and to watch first dances. Their close loved ones made everyone crack up and bend over in fits of laughter as they lovingly teased Audrey and Trenton.
They danced with their family and each other, and celebrated their marriage. We took one last walk into the shadows of the majestic palms to snap some final photographs of their day as Audrey dragged the hem of her dirty dress (#worthit) along the brick court floor. Audrey and Trenton, thank you so much for giving us the honor of capturing your perfectly “you” Phipps Conservatory wedding day. We love how unabashedly yourselves you both are, and are so happy to have gotten to know you. Can’t wait to hang out some more, grab more tacos, and talk about our cats together soon. We love you both!
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