Pittsburgh Real Wedding: Garden Party Style

Posted by jwimer on Nov 14, 2011

Stephanie and Jim Miller celebrated their marriage in elegant garden party style at The Buhl Mansion outside of Pittsburgh.  Despite the sweltering July heat wave in full force, it was a day filled with love, joy and laughter!


Under the tent, a stunning garden inspired decor was created with hanging ferns and lighted floral arrangements.  Tables were resplendent with  ivory Wellington damask cloths and napkins and golden chivari chairs with brocade pads.   Escort cards were displayed on antique guilded mirrors leading guests to the tables that were marked with framed photos of the various guest rooms and features throughout the Buhl Mansion.

Guests were served champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the gardens.

Introductions of the new Mr. and Mrs. Miller and their bridal party were made, and cake cutting commenced with some fun mayhem.  Guests were serenaded by Stephen Vance as he strolled with the violin.  Piano notes floated in the air throughout dinner service that was presented family style.

Dinner service began with a plated asparagus, citrus mesculan salad garnished with citrus zest, shaved aged parmesan and our house balsamic vinaigrette.  Following the salad course, the meal was served family style on porcelain platters and in modern porcelain bowls.

After dancing the evening away,  a “Savory Ending” trio of mini wraps was served: chicken caesar, sesame asian veggie and turkey-bacon-avocado on gilded frames filled with memorable photos of Stephanie and JIm for guest enjoyment before they departed.

Event Credits:
Blog Photo credits: Caitlyn Wimer, JPC Event Group
Culinary services: JPC Event Group
Wedding cake:  JPC Event Group
Chiavari chairs, china, beverage display, decor props and all service equipment: JPC Event Group
Musicians: Steven Vance
Florals:  Greens Floral
Venue: The Buhl Mansion
Linens: Chaircovers & Linens