Weddings Under Glass: Christina and Andrew
May 06

Weddings Under Glass: Christina and Andrew

By Heather Poling

Christina and Andrew were introduced by mutual friends who thought they would have a special connection. They were right! Despite Andrew living in Pittsburgh and Christina in North Carolina, the couple developed a very close long-distance relationship. One night, Andrew showed up on Christina’s front porch in North Carolina, when she thought he was on his way home to Pittsburgh! He completely caught her off guard, which she says is no small feat, with a surprise proposal.

The couple decided to have their wedding in Pittsburgh. With so many friends and family traveling to Pittsburgh for the wedding, it was important that they had an atmosphere of hospitality and generosity for their celebration. Phipps was one of their favorite places in Pittsburgh and conveniently close to the church where they were to be married! Christina was looking for a vendor that she could trust since she was planning the wedding long distance with limited time. Phipps’ expertise helped to take the stress out and make the wedding planning process easier.

The happy couple was married in August at the Church of Ascension followed by a reception in Phipps Outdoor Garden.  While they were concerned about it being too hot and humid, it ended up being an absolutely perfect day!

They had a theme of “understated elegance” choosing a palette of natural shades of green and cream with accents of mauve and blush. Christina says it’s hard to pick one favorite detail as she loved everything from the flowers to the bistro lighting and lanterns under the tent. Every little detail was wonderfully executed! However, the dessert table from Bella Christie’s was a favorite as well, coming together beautifully to capture the elegant aesthetic she wanted for her reception, while being fun and inviting.

During their honeymoon in Malibu, CA, they enjoyed time alone on the beautiful beaches, then celebrated another couple’s new marriage while there! Since then, Christina and Andrew have relocated to Nashville TN and are enjoying married life.




Photographer: The Richards

Invitations: Bella Figura and If It's Paper

Ceremony: Church of the Ascension

Florist: Allison McGeary Florist

Wedding Dress: Anne Barge from Anne  Gregory Couture

Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey and Amsale

Cocktail Hour String Trio: Innocenti

Wedding Cake and Dessert Table: Bella Christie's

DJ: Fireside Events

Tent Lighting: Gray Phoenix Productions

Wedding Planner: Kristen Kane Events