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Weddings Under Glass: Jesse and Victoria
Oct 14

Weddings Under Glass: Jesse and Victoria

By Abby Krick

Weddings Under Glass is a monthly blog series where we highlight the stories of couples who chose to begin their happily ever after in the lush backdrop of Phipps, named one of the best outdoor garden wedding venues by Elle and Harper’s Bazaar.

Jesse and Victoria’s love story began on a fateful day in May of 2008. Three years later, they decided to make this thing official and they got engaged in May 2011.

After purchasing tickets for Phipps’ wedding showcase on a whim, the couple fell in love with the architecture and the beauty of the glasshouse — and of course, the magnificent horticultural displays. “I have a soft spot for turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh building architecture,” says Victoria. “I wanted the wedding to have a Victorian style garden tea party feel to it.” Obviously, Phipps was the perfect fit for their special day.

They figured since they met in May and got engaged in May, they were destined to be married in May. They chose to have their ceremony in the Tropical Forest Conservatory, and their reception took place in the Special Events Hall, Tropical Forest and the Tropical Forest patio. “It was amazing!” says Victoria.

Reflecting on their special day, Victoria is certain that Phipps was a perfect venue for their wedding. “From the ease of setting up inside because of unexpected rain, to the reception décor being exactly how I pictured it in my head, everything was perfect! Phipps really nailed it!”

Now you can find Victoria and Jesse enjoying quality time together in the outdoors.


Photographer: Weddings by Ryan and Kate

Dress: White Orchid & Casablanca Bridal

DJ: Steven Vance Entertainment 

Flowers: One Happy Flower Shop 

Cake: Bethel Bakery

Hair/Makeup: JL Makeup Studio