Floral Filled Wedding With Heartwarming Story of Love & Loss

Whenever we can share a glimpse into a couple’s life, we will jump at the opportunity. Today on the blog we have that honor in the most heartwarming way possible. This sweet couple celebrated their postponed, covid micro wedding after many, many obstacles. Not only is their story full of love & loss but they chose to center their wedding design around florals. That being said the florals they featured were meticulously picked by hand by the bride herself, and the reason behind it will warm your heart. Scroll on to read the details that made up this amazing floral filled wedding!

One very long engagement, a pandemic, and four wedding dates later, Miranda and Nate got married. On the ten year anniversary of their first date, all of their vendors came together to create a magical day.  This amazing couple moved their wedding from May 2020 at the start of the pandemic, to December 2020. Considering the safety of their guests, they pushed back, May 2021 was going to be IT. But when Nate’s grandmother was diagnosed with cancer, they knew they couldn’t keep pressing the pause button on their life together. With just a few months notice, the couple rallied their vendors, with Wanderlust Weddings and Events at the helm, ensuring everyone was on board, even hiring a surprise videographer at the last minute to ensure the couple’s day was documented perfectly.

Miranda, who works her magic at Community Flower Shop for so many other weddings, made her own bouquet and Nate’s boutonniere while her coworkers from the shop transformed the ceremony space at the Energy and Innovation Center into a garden paradise. Miranda was intentional with her flowers, pulling roses that shared a name with her beloved grandmother, ivy like the ivy that grew at Nate’s grandmothers house, filling their day with blooms that were not only beautiful, but full of meaning. The air got ready at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Pittsburgh, sharing a first look on the rooftop where Nate had proposed over three years prior. After taking intimate photos at the hotel and inside of their beautiful venue, an old school turned offices and venue, the pair hid away as their guests filed in.

While the guest list was downsized, it was full of their nearest and dearest who were greeted to a huge floral arch, complete with a tunnel of twinkle lights. At each seat, a cupcake since the couple was having an intimate dinner post-ceremony. Miranda was walked down the aisle by the officiant, a long time friend’s father, who had everyone in tears during his heartfelt ceremony. After an emotional ceremony, the pair cut the cake and said goodbye to their guests. They had their first meal as a couple in the perfectly flipped ceremony space, under a canopy of twinkle lights with some Olive Garden! After dinner was over, they played their first dance song, recorded by the artist just for their wedding day, and ended their night by popping champagne on the rooftop!

Did you love this floral filled wedding just as much as we did? Let us know in the comments!

vendor love

Heirlooms and extras
Kate Spade
Invitation Designer
Purple Wagon Designs
Linens and Coverings
Lendable Linens
EF Lighting
Dress Designer
Made with Love
Floral Designer
Community Flower Shop
Makeup Artist
JL Makeup Studio

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