January 17, 2015
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New Affordable Pittsburgh Wedding Receptions
This just happened!! The City of Pittsburgh, starting January 2015, now rents some amazing park shelters for weddings and events! These are marvelously affordable outdoor wedding locations. They are convenient and at least in one case, come with a spectacular view!

City Romance, by OvationImages.com

City Romance, by OvationImages.com

The shelter at West End Overlook is now available for rent! There are several great shelters available in Schenley Park, with great views of Oakland, Phipps and Frick Park. Plus Riverview Park has the sumptuous Riverview Park Chapel now available for your wedding!

Use this list to locate a City of Pittsburgh shelter for your wedding and/or wedding reception. Click on any City Park name below for details, courtesy of OvationImages.com, Pittsburgh’s Trusted Wedding Photographer!

City Of Pittsburgh Park Maps Showing Shelters Suitable As Wedding Locations

Starting January 2015, the City of Pittsburgh has some wonderful park shelter locations that you can rent to host your wedding and/or wedding reception. You may want to look into a park and shelter location near your home or church. Start on the City DPW web site HERE. Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s Trusted Wedding Photographer. You can find our photography of real weddings at many popular Pittsburgh area locations on our web site at this link: http://ovationimages.com/best-pittsburgh-wedding-receptions.

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January 16, 2015
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Coolest Country Club Weddings Near Pittsburgh
Use this list to locate a killer Country Club for your wedding and/or wedding reception. There are some really spectacular Country Club and Golf Club wedding locations near and around Pittsburgh! Click on any club name to see a real wedding at that club photographed by OvationImages.com…

Chestnut Ridge Resort and Country Club, Murrysville Area

Edgewood Country Club, Penn Hills Area

Edgeworth Club, Sewickley

Fox Chapel Golf Club, Fox Chapel Area

Greensburg Country Club, Greensburg Area (and Seton Hill)

Rolling Hills Country Club, South Hills

Rolling Rock Country Club, Ligonier

South Hills Country Club, Baldwin Area

St. Clair Country Club, Upper St. Clair

 Big Day Wedding Kiss at South Hills Country Club, by OvationImages.com

Big Day Wedding Kiss at South Hills Country Club, by OvationImages.com

Country Club or Golf Club ambiance is hard to beat for a wedding. The setting itself establishes a special tone for your big day. The menu choices available to you will be very attractive. The service of the staff will be uniformly superb. These are many of the reasons why brides choose country clubs for their weddng and/or wedding reception.

Now you may be thinking “yes, but I am not a member of any of these clubs.” Mostly, you don’t have to be. Most clubs will accept you as long as you are “sponsored” by a member. If you are interested in a certain club, call them and ask for the wedding coordinator. If your date is open, get a tour and ask what the requirements are for you to use the club for your wedding and/or reception. You will most likely be pleasantly surprised.

And, if you or any of your family members are members of the club, the club will roll out lots of very sharp extras for your wedding–like golf carts for you and your bridal party so you can go to the best picture-taking spots.

Pittsburgh is lucky to have some absolutely stunning country clubs that host weddings and receptions. We suggest that you look into the possibility of using a country club near your home or church. You will be glad you did. Click on any of the country club names above to see a real wedding at that club photographed by OvationImages.com!

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January 15, 2015
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Beautiful Banquet Hall Weddings Near Pittsburgh
Use this list to locate a banquet hall for your wedding reception. There are some truly delightful banquet hall locations near and around Pittsburgh! Click on any banquet hall name to see a real wedding photographed by OvationImages.com…

The Chadwick (wedding ceremony and reception)
The Chadwick (and Assumption Church)
Circuit Center, Downtown South Side
Cooper Hall, Saxonburg (Cabot, PA)
Georgetown Inn, West Mifflin
The Harrison Room, Harrison, PA
Laube Hall, Freeport Area
Pittsburgh Athletic Association (PAA), and Church of The Assumption
Robin Hill Park, Moon Township
Salvatore’s Banquet Hall, South Hills
SNPJ, Imperial PA (and Heinz Chapel)
Springwood
Stratigos, Irwin/Huntingdon Area
Twelve Oaks Mansion
Wendell Inn, Carrick Area
The Willow Room
The Willow Room, and St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church

Grabbing The Garter at Salvatore's Banquet Hall, by OvationImages.com

Grabbing The Garter at Salvatore’s Banquet Hall, by OvationImages.com

The big advantage of a banquet hall wedding reception is that banquet halls are dedicated to serving special events. The staff and management are entirely focused on meeting all the requirements of a one-time event like a wedding.

Banquet Hall weddings often feature more varied selections on their catering menu. Another plus is that Banquet Halls are usually very flexible about structuring a wedding package to fit your needs–you have more options and don’t have to be locked in to a lot of add-ons you may not want or need.

The Pittsburgh region is fortunate to have a wonderful selection of banquet halls that cater to weddings. North, East, South or West, you will have a choice of many fine halls for your big day! Click on any of the banquet hall names above to see a real wedding at that hall photographed by OvationImages.com!

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January 14, 2015
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Awesome Hotel Weddings Near Pittsburgh
Check out these real weddings at amazing Pittsburgh area hotels! Click on any hotel name to see a real wedding photographed by OvationImages.com…

Doubletree by Hilton, Airport Area (Moon Township)
Doubletree by Hilton, Meadowlands, South Hills/Washington PA Area
Embassy Suites, Moon Township
The Grand Hall at The Priory, Pittsburgh North Shore
Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe
Marriott City Centre, Downtown
Marriott, Pittsburgh Airport, and Calvary United Methodist Church
Marriott Pittsburgh North, Cranberry
Morning Glory Inn, Downtown South Side
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, East of Pittsburgh
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling WV Area
Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh
The Renaissance, Downtown (and Duquesne University Chapel)
Sheraton Station Square, Downtown
The Westin, and Heinz Chapel

Sparkling Wedding Champagne by OvationImages.com

Sparkling Wedding Champagne by OvationImages.com

Why have your wedding at a hotel? Well, if one family is not from Pittsburgh and large numbers of your guests will be coming in from out of town, there are many advantages to a hotel for your wedding reception.

Simply put, the hotel option is nearly unbeatable for out of town wedding guests. Cost (for your guests) is among the advantages, but convenience and travel time are big pluses to a hotel wedding reception—especially for the elders of the family.

The advantages for you? The big one is the security of knowing that your guests are not all out driving around trying to find you! But also, when you reserve a block of rooms for your guests, many hotels will break out their top-drawer wedding services, providing you with suites for getting-ready and private moments, plus a set of “free” add-ons to your wedding package that can range from special desserts to extended bar service hours. This is an area where a good wedding planner will earn her keep.

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January 12, 2015
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Wonderful Wedding Reception Service

FOUR: This is our fourth and final posting related to the biggest wedding day decision you have to make—your reception venue selection.  Most wedding reception venues will offer a package of wedding services or a selection of packages to choose from. These are well worth the time to consider in detail on the basis of price alone. But don’t stop there.

www.OvationImages.com You're Engaged! Now What? Part 8

Some of the packaged services come bundled in such a way that your flexibility to customize your wedding becomes limited. In other cases, the bundled food and/or liquor may not fit your vision. Check the liquor service hours. Get it into the details—like “do the bars stay open during dinner?” “Can my fiance’s Aunt have a table for the Groom’s Cake she is going to bake?”, “Is there a cake cutting charge?” And so on.

The point is that the details will end up making a difference. It is impossible to list all the exception cases we have seen. But keep your antennas up for extra charges for customization that you want to do for your reception—even subtracting a service  or changing your schedule can result in extra charges. You simply cannot ask too many questions when it comes to your reception venue service package. So have your questions ready and get some sense of how flexible your venue is going to be when the inevitable changes to the plan are necessary.

The previous post in this series is HERE.

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January 11, 2015
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Wedding Reception Guest Planning: 150 of Your Closest Friends Are Coming To Dinner! They are counting on your hospitality.

www.Ovation images.com You're Engaged! Now What? Part 7 of 30

THREE: This is our third posting related to reception venue selection (and one more still to come—do you think venue selection is important?! Part One is HERE, Get Part Two HERE).  Your guest list will also help you choose your wedding reception venue. How many names are on that list? Where are they coming from?

It’s pretty clear that the facility you choose must be able to accommodate all the guests on your list. Pick a size that is a comfortable fit. At the low end, say under 100 guests, there are some lovely restaurants and B&B’s in this area with delicious banquet facilities. They will deliver a memorable wedding experience. (Slideshow time! Two of our favorites are Hyholde in Moon Township and Morning Glory Inn on the South Side). At the other extreme, with 350 guests and up, the number of venues in this region that can comfortably accommodate your wedding without using outdoor space can be listed on half of a single page.

Where are your guests coming from? If they are almost all local, then that is an ideal situation. In that case, every available reception venue option is open to you. But if one family is not from Pittsburgh and large numbers of your guests will be coming in from out of town, it’s time to look closely at a hotel for your wedding reception.

A hotel reception has so many advantages for out of town guests that the hotel option becomes nearly unbeatable. Cost (for your guests) is among the advantages, but convenience should not be overlooked—especially for the elders of the family. With a block of rooms reserved, many hotels will break out their top-drawer wedding services, providing you with suites for getting-ready and private moments, plus a set of “free” add-ons to your wedding package that can range from special desserts to extended bar service hours. This is an area where a good wedding planner will earn their keep.

An alternative to a hotel is a banquet hall or country club with shuttle service to nearby hotels. But the convenience advantage of a hotel reception is virtually lost once a shuttle service is required.

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January 10, 2015
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Wedding Ceremony and Reception Combined: Indoor? Outdoor? Ceremony and reception in the same location? Lions and Tigers and wedding vows, oh my!

www.OvationImages.com You're Engaged! Now What? Part 6

TWO: This is our second posting related to reception venue selection. (see the first one HERE). Two of the biggest questions you should ask yourself about locations and reception venues are: 1. Can I have my ceremony and reception at the same location?, and 2. Can this location or can my reception location be outdoors?

If your family has strong ties to a local church, or if you want a specific minister who only works at one church or parish, then obviously you will want to use that church. Otherwise, having your ceremony and reception at the same location has worthwhile advantages including no limousine expense and no travel time in between. Staying in one place is also a big convenience to your guests. Many country clubs have great accomodations for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, as well as beautiful reception banquet halls. If you are not tied to a specific church, give some thought to combining your locations into one.

To the North of Pittsburgh, one venue that brings together the best qualities of a combined ceremony and reception location and can accommodate weddings of almost any size, is The Chadwick (you can see a slideshow of a combined Chadwick wedding and reception HERE). To the South of Pittsburgh there is also a really impressive combined ceremony and reception location for weddings with 100 guests or fewer, Hyholde.

What about an outdoor event? The poets have referred to the great outdoors as “God’s Cathedral.” If you have ever been to an outdoor wedding under blue skies on a beautiful, sunny day, then you know how gorgeous and romantic an outdoor wedding can be. Obviously, the weather is the questionmark. But every outdoor venue will have a rain alternative—a covered area that you can use in a pinch. Equally attractive, outdoor venues are often less costly than a traditional church and reception banquet hall wedding. If it appeals to you, you should give some thought to an outdoor wedding. Here is an OvationImages.com example of how marvelous an outdoor wedding and reception in the same location can make your wedding day: http://ovationimages.com/2011/02/09/pittsburgh-wedding-and-reception-at-shady-elms-farm/

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January 09, 2015
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Fine Dining Leads To Fine Wedding Pictures! Here it is! If you follow Ovation Images, then you know that we only offer specials one time each year–at Cavanaugh’s Brideshow. This year’s special offer is extremely romantic and verrrrry tasty! Check it out…

The first 10 people to book an 8 hour or longer wedding photography package with Ovation Images at or after Cavanaugh’s Brideshow this weekend will receive a $100 gift certificate to Altius, Pittsburgh’s finest new dining experience! If there is a more romantic spot for dinner in Pittsburgh, we haven’t seen it!
Love The Ring! by OvationImages.com

Love The Ring! by OvationImages.com

Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most experienced and trusted wedding photographer since 2001. You will love your candid, artistic and intimate wedding pictures. Visit us in our Shadyside studio and browse our collection of thank you cards from happy couples.
Altius is Pittsburgh’s newest Mount Washington dining experience. You will be thrilled with food, service and of course, with the view! Altius screams romance! Here is a review from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Wedding Sunset at Shady Elms Farm by OvationImages.com

Wedding Sunset at Shady Elms Farm by OvationImages.com

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January 08, 2015
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Perfect Wedding Reception Venue … Choosing your reception venue is not as hard as choosing a mate—but it might seem that way!

You're Engaged! Now What? Part 5 of The Ovation Images Series

Choosing a reception venue for your wedding is BIG. Everything other choice you make will build on your choice of wedding reception location. Things to consider: 1) Proximity to your church, 2) Reception and ceremony in one? 3) indoor or outdoor? 4) the number of guests you are expecting and where they are coming from, and 5) pricing and the total service package you want. Let’s dive in!

ONE: Proximity To Your Church. It is a hard fact that  the location of your church will limit your reception venue choices. The heart of this issue is the driving time for you and your guests after your wedding ceremony. 45 minutes is a long drive at that particular moment. The drive time will take time away from other things you may want to do like traditional pictures in front of the altar, intimate pictures with just the two of you together for the first time as husband and wife, a receiving line, or even just being able to attend your own cocktail hour! Drive time also adds to your expenses—like limousine service and anyone else who is being paid hourly.

So the first reception venue decision you have to make is “How far away from my church am I willing to drive?” — unless of course, your reception venue and your “church” are one and the same! We’ll look at that option in our next article.

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January 07, 2015
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Wedding Shopping With A Plan.  There are good reasons to shop for some wedding day services before others! Read on…

You're Engaged! Now What? Part 4 of 30

From the first moment you sit down to plan your big day, you realize that the availability of your church and reception venue is the biggest factor in selecting your wedding date (see our blog post on date selection here: http://ovationimages.com/helpful-wedding-ideas/the-best-date-for-your-wedding/). Well, okay—once you have your church and reception venue locked up, now what? Go dress shopping, right? Wait! Give it some more thought…

Some wedding vendors can only do one wedding on the date you select. So if you love the photographer who did your best friend’s wedding pictures–that would be us–OvationImages.com– call them now! If someone else gets there first, then you have to go shopping for photographers because they can only do one wedding on any given day. This is also true for good DJs, bands and videographers. On any given day, your favorite band can only play one gig. So if your band is high on your priority list, call them the very next minute after you sign the contract with your reception venue!

What about caterer, cake, florist and so forth? Well, actually they can and usually do serve 4, 5 or more weddings on a given Saturday. So you can still get the ones you want later.  There is no need to be in a big rush to lock in those vendors.

Going back to our blog post about selecting a date, remember that from May through October, competition for the best services on a Saturday will be significant. Your timing can make all the difference between getting exactly what you want or settling for less.  From November through April and on Fridays and Sundays, there are fewer weddings, so there is less competition for quality wedding services. In fact. many vendors including Ovation Images offer discounts for non-Saturday and off-season weddings for that very reason.

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January 06, 2015
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Smart Romantic Wedding Planning

A good wedding planner is not free. But she saves you SO much that a good planner is worth her weight in gold. And we’re not just talking about money!

You're Engaged!

Once you’re engaged, we recommend that you talk with local wedding planners and get a sense about whether a planner would work for you. Wedding planners are the absolute experts. And like any expert, you must pay for their expertise. They will assemble the right package of services for your wedding, select the best vendors for those services, secure discounts for you on many services and make sure that your wedding day will be memorable for all the right reasons.

Best of all, a professional wedding planner can save your romance!  Face it—pricing chair covers and deciding the exact make-up of the 120 dozen cookies that you need are not the most intimate parts of your wedding! In fact, when you add up all these “little” tasks, with their associated quotes, confirmations, payments, delivery schedules and checking to see that what you paid for is what you got, the romance of the day can easily get buried in detail–and all those details come with constant daily reminders of the cost of a wedding. Don’t let planning overload make romance into the last word you think of on your wedding day. OTOH, if you have the time, are a detail person and love this kind of thing, then go for it—you probably wouldn’t want a planner involved. Otherwise, consider your wedding planning options—meet with a few planners and look closely to see if a professional wedding planner would be a good fit for your wedding.

Here at Ovation Images, one planner we think you will like is SHAYLA HAWKINS at SHAYLA HAWKINS EVENTS {SHE}
PHONE: 412.339.9122 | E-MAIL: SHAYLA@SHAYLAHAWKINSEVENTS.COM 

Shayla Hawkins Events Logo Pic

Shayla Hawkins Events

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January 05, 2015
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Your Best Wedding Day Schedule

Wedding Day Scheduling Tips

You’re ENGAGED! Now what? Time to make plans! As Pittsburgh’s most-experienced and trusted wedding photographers, we have learned that wedding day scheduling is critical to what we can deliver for you. On your wedding day, when things run late and time is pressing, the first thing to be cut will be photography—guaranteed. Here are some common wedding day time traps and what to do to avoid them.

Get your flowers delivered to where you are getting ready. If you do this, the formal photography of you and your bridesmaids can be done before your ceremony. Otherwise, that time has to be taken from the time in between the ceremony and reception. Simple thing—big impact on your schedule.

Find out when the next event is scheduled at your church. Make sure we have 30 minutes at the altar to do ALL your family and bridal party formal pictures. Putting these off until later is a bad plan because it will take longer to get everyone together later. Instead, grab them all before they leave and get your formal pictures done in that 30 minutes.

Make sure your limo is reserved long enough. So you’ve allocated two hours in between your ceremony and reception to go to the park and have some intimate fun with your paparazzi (us) in tow. Make sure the limo is reserved long enough to include all that time. If you allowed 4:30 to 6:30 for the fun, be certain that the limo isn’t going to turn into a pumpkin at 5:30!

These tips are taken from the Ovation Images  Wedding Day Timing Guide that all of our clients receive. This Guide is just one of the many helpful Guides that are part of our total commitment to our clients.

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