A Midwest girl born and raised, wife to my college sweetheart, tried and true extrovert, and a loyal daughter, sister & friend. 

I believe that my purpose is to serve others through creativity, inspiration and unconditional love – and as an Event Planner & Designer, I’m so grateful to live that purpose day in and day out.

I’m passionate about making a positive impact on those I serve and building fruitful relationships with my clients that turn into cherished friendships for years to come. 


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February 21, 2019

Provence Inspired Editorial | Pittsburgh Wedding Planner

Today’s the day! Our Provence, France inspired wedding editorial is live on Red Oak Weddings and I’m so excited to finally have the chance to share this gorgeous gallery with you! You can view the full portfolio and list of vendors, here.

This team worked so hard to pull this shoot together last August and I couldn’t be more excited with the end result. (It was the hottest day of the summer and we were outside setting up + shooting this set almost the entire day! Talk about exhausting!)

Some notes on the inspiration:

Inspired by the lavender fields of Provence, France, this styled shoot was designed to immolate the same beautiful aesthetic and  landscape  of Provence in our home state of Pennsylvania.  Chosen for it’s beautiful architecture and neutral stone palette, Hartwood Acres was the perfect location to bring this vision to life. It’s stunning 1929 Tudor mansion,  English style garden and acres of well-manicured grounds will sweep it’s visitors away and place them in a 19th century city.

With a love for fine-art design, I purposely kept the palette neutral and complemented it with stone and wood accents to replicate the landscape around us. I chose to repeat the same flower throughout the design to highlight it’s simplicity and classic beauty, and to stimulate the guests’ senses, making them feel as if they were in the middle of the never-ending lavender fields in Provence. It’s important to note that the Larkspur and greenery were entirely American-grown.   

I also chose to feature an organic and un-touched aesthetic throughout our design by choosing a Dan Jones dress with a beveled lace neckline, a simple and modern floating cake with gold beveled edges, and beveled-edge paper complete with mansion-esque art and fine-art calligraphy to pull this old-world feel to the forefront on our stationary. 


Alyssa Thomas is a Pittsburgh Wedding Planner and Pittsburgh Event Planner serving clients in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Maryland and Worldwide Destinations. Her work spans from weddings and corporate events, to meetups and intimate gatherings. Contact her today for your consultation and stop by her instagram to see some beautiful events, design work, and a peek into her personal life + traveling adventures. @alyssathomasevents

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Columbus Wedding Planner

Venue | Hartwood Acres

Planner | Alyssa Thomas Events  www.alyssathomasevents.com

Photographer | Veronica Varos www.veronicavaros.com

Florist, Candles | Green Sinner www.greensinner.com

Baker | Mediterra Cake House www.mediterrabakehouse.com

Hair & Makeup | Hannah Conard www.hannahconard.com

Dress Shop | Luna Boutique www.luna-boutique.co

Dress, Skirt Designer | Dan Jones www.dan-jones.com

Earrings | Camilla Christine www.camillachristine.com

Stationary, Calligraphy, Frame | Wood and Grace www.woodandgraceboutique.com

Model | Eva Lin www.evalinphotography.com

Table, Plates, Flatware, Glassware | All Occasions Party Rental www.allparty.com

Couch | Marbella Events www.marbellaeventrental.com

Napkins | Pier 1 www.pier1.com

Soaps | Cadron Creek Soapworks

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