Nicole and Graham’s Wedding

We had another fabulous wedding this weekend. I cannot believe how blessed we’ve become as every single bride and groom have been an absolute joy to work with. This couple, Nicole and Graham, planned the wedding long distance from NYC and Vegas. I met with Nicole’s mother, Fran, who is local to Pittsburgh, throughout the planning and now consider her a dear friend.


Everyone in this family is incredibly beautiful, inside and out and it was such an honor to be such an integral part of an amazing wedding. Nicole and Graham are gorgeous (obviously!) and are extremely successful actors on Broadway in Vegas and NYC.


My favorite part of any wedding is sending the bride down the aisle. This aisle was especially sentimental as Heinz Hall has a strong history in this family. Nicole’s parents were married here and her grandfather was the the manager of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Heinz Hall.

Such an amazing venue and wedding! I had the rare opportunity to stay and watch the ceremony. I’m so glad I did! What a production! Since Nicole and Graham met at a voice class at CMU, the had their professor sing as a soloist during the ceremony. Then they sang their vows which was a performance only suitable for Heinz Hall. Simply amazing and heartfelt!

Their reception was held at The Duquesne Club, which is a breathtaking venue. The cocktail area was held in this room with a gorgeous stone fountain. I was allowed to add floating flowers to a fountain which is a rare design treat. I had a lot of fun with this room!
For the reception, we had stylish rose centerpieces in three different colors and two different heights scattered throughout the room.

We custom built a crystal tree for this wedding and it will be available for future rentals. Please contact us directly if you are interested in renting one of the crystal trees for your event.Again, please stalk the amazing photographers’ blog for more photos: http://araujophotoblog.typepad.com/araujo_photography_weblog/
Credits:Floral Design: http://www.mocharose.com/Wedding Planner: Tiffany from http://www.greatexpectationevents.com/Photographers: http://www.araujophoto.com/Ceremony Site: http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/ Reception Site: http://www.duquesne.org/Videographer: http://www.pghweddingdvd.com/ Linens: http://www.partymosaic.com/Rentals/ Chairs: http://www.allparty.com/Lighting: http://adslighting.com/

  • DrDrama said:

    Okay, can I go ahead and reserve you for 26 years from now when my daughter gets married. I can always say, "I knew you when..."

  • Simone said:

    Everything looks divine!! Gorgeous!

  • April said:

    Drdrama- The Kid is in my book for Aug 18th, 2034.

  • Kimberly said:

    The tall rose centerpieces are gorgeous! How many roses were used for each?

  • April said:

    We used between 75-100 roses per centerpiece to achieve this look.

  • Emily said:

    I absolutely love the centerpieces in these photographs. I was wondering though what the names of the vases are that are used? I am interested in recreating something similar to both of them for my wedding in November.