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.
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!)
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