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Yinz Gettin Married?: Get the Look: Black n’ Gold

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Get the Look: Black n’ Gold

The people of Pittsburgh are known to bleed black n’ gold. Incorporating these Pittsburgh colors into your wedding decor can be elegant and shows homage to your Pittsburgh roots!

If you know one thing abut Pittsburgh, it’s that Pittsburgh has a unique and internationally recognized color scheme. Many people don’t know, however, that this color scheme originates from William Pitt, the man Pittsburgh is named after, and his family coat of arms. The Pitt family coat of arms was used to design the crest of the city and the colors we know and love today originated from it.

Pittsburgh is a city that has a deep rooted background in professional sports that dates back to practically its founding. The Pirates, Steelers and Penguins are the three major professional teams in the city. Yinzers are in love with their sports teams and the culture is so deep rooted into their blood. A unique aspect of Pittsburgh sports, only seen in a few other cities, is the overarching color scheme of Black n’ Gold. The toughness and simplicity to these colors emphasizes these qualities of the city itself.

Besides sports teams, the Steel City color scheme can be seen everywhere you look in the city. The color of the bridges, the city’s flag, and even featured in the Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa’s #1 hit song “Black and Yellow” all show how important these colors. However, black and gold can be used as a classy and elegant color scheme for your wedding day. Without a doubt, this color scheme can be applied to centerpieces, flowers, and on your cake for an elegant finish.

Finally, of all city color schemes, the Pittsburgh original black n’ gold is certainly the most versatile and elegant. For your Pittsburgh wedding, incorporating these colors is a great way to show off your Steel City pride!

Pittsburgh Aesthetic

Yinz Gettin’ Married?: The Pittsburgh Aesthetic

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The Pittsburgh Aesthetic

Pittsburgh is known for having some of the best views out of any city in the country. Use the beautiful Pittsburgh Aesthetic to your advantage on your big day!

Of all the unique qualities of Pittsburgh weddings, the Pittsburgh views and skyline are certainly the most stunning!

The views in Pittsburgh are second-to-none in terms of wedding photo locations. From the lookouts on Mt. Washington to the deck of the Gateway Clipper, Pittsburgh is full of perfect photo spots. Many couples will take time to make the trip up Mt. Washington (preferably via one of the Inclines) to take in the wonderful skyline and to snap some photos. Point State Park is also another location in which you can truly capture the essence of the Pittsburgh aesthetic.

Venues with amazing views are also plentiful in Pittsburgh. Rooftop and skyline views are abundant when it comes to Pittsburgh wedding venues. There are also a number of very unique locations throughout the city that offer a genuine Pittsburgh feel to your wedding. Numerous art museums, the Phipps Conservatory, the Aviary, and sports venues like PNC Park all offer unique views and a great atmosphere. No matter where you decide to have your wedding in the Steel City, be sure to take advantage of that genuine Pittsburgh aesthetic! Take a look at these must-see Pittsburgh views for some further photo-op inspiration!

Yinz Can Dance

Yinz’ Gettin Married?: So You Think Yinz’ Can Dance?

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So you think yinz can dance?

All over the country, people line up on the dance floor for those dance routines we all know and love. The Cha-Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and the Electric Slide are all songs that come immediately to mind. However, in the Pittsburgh region, there are dances that originated here and date back generations. The Chicken Dance, the Dollar Dance and Polka are all huge Pittsburgh traditions. Moreover, for your wedding, be sure to include those song that are frequently played at receptions in the ‘Burgh!

Polka is huge in Pittsburgh. Czech, Austrian, German, as well as Polish cultures rooted deeply in the Pittsburgh region are why this style of dance is huge at weddings. The Pennsylvania Polka is heard all across the state, played for relatives of all ages to dance to.

Also, a polka hit that is traditionally played at weddings in the region is the Chicken Dance. With simple steps and a silly words, the Chicken Dance is beloved by all ages!

Another tradition is the Dollar Dance. It’s symbolism varies, but typically the money is a gesture to help the couple get started in their new lives together. Generally, it’s an upbeat and interactive part of the reception involving music, dancing and bills of money being tossed at or handed to the couple.

So you think yinz can dance? These dance traditions will make your wedding a true Pittsburgh wedding!

Pittsburgh Foods

Yinz Gettin’ Married?: Do You Even ‘Rogi, Bro?

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Do You Even ‘Rogi, Bro? – Pittsburgh Foods

Pittsburgh food is loved by Yinzers and visitors alike! For your Pittsburgh style wedding, make sure you include some traditional dishes of the Steel City!

Have you ever had a pierogi? How about haluski? Ever tried a barbecue chipped ham sandwich? All of these foods, and more, are staples of Pittsburgh local cuisine. Ultimately, you should consider having Pittsburgh food at your Pittsburgh style wedding!

Pittsburgh foods are a huge part of the Steel-City’s culture. Pittsburgh is a massive melting pot of various cultures and ethnic backgrounds. German, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish, Polish, Irish, as well as many, many others make up this cities great mix of culture. Pittsburgh foods will not only be loved by your out-of-town relatives, but they’ll want to bring these delicious food ideas back home with them!

At your wedding, considering having a “Steel-City Buffet” included in your dining options. This buffet would include any Pittsburgh foods that you desire. Barbecue chipped ham, Pittsburgh salads, pierogies and haluski are all popular options for this style of buffet. Furthermore, to explain what these Pittsburgh foods are, the Pittsburgh Salad consists of a salad with a generous amount of fries, chicken/steak, and cheese! Usually topped off with a large portion of ranch dressing, the Pittsburgh Salad is a Pittsburgh go-to.

Also, for those of you who don’t know what haluski is, it is a mixture of cabbage and noodles cooked together to make a delicious side to any Pittsburgh meal. The perfect main course, without a doubt, is pierogies. Likewise, these are small, half-circle shaped pockets of dough filled with potato, onion, and sometimes cabbage, and cooked to perfection. Additionally, chipped ham barbecue also makes a great dish! “Chipped ham”, or Yinzer for finely sliced deli ham, is slow cooked in barbecue sauce and served in the form of sliders on small, toasted buns. Finally, you will be giving your guests a taste of this great city on your wedding day!

Cookie Table

Yinz Gettin’ Married?: Where’s Your Cookie Table?

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Wheres Your Cookie Table?

The Cookie Table is a staple of Pittsburgh weddings! Don’t miss out on having this at your wedding!

Pittsburgh has many traditions that stem from the numerous regional backgrounds and heritages found in this city. Pittsburgh is considered a melting pot of cultures and tradition unlike many other major cities around the world. Italian, Polish, German, and many, many more are what create our wide ranges of diversity. But, when defining our most traditional aspect of our weddings, being the Cookie Table, we created a nationwide trend.

The cookie table is unlike others, where you have the freedom to include any type of desert that you desire. Likewise, it will be a good way to get your family and friends together before hand to bake the cookies! Traditionally, it is the mothers, grandmothers, and other women of the family who will put their baking efforts to the test for your big day. However, anyone is welcome to pitch in! Whether it’s one table or an entire room, the designated cookie table area is always a highlight for Pittsburgh weddings.

From lady locks, to brownies, there is no limit on what you bring. Remember, be sure that you have enough cookie to feed your guests! Smaller venues may call for a more simple and elegant cookie display. However, large, extravagant wedding receptions can handle a huge assortment! Dozens of assorted cookies will fill the tables to overwhelm people with options; in a good way of course. Then, when the party is all said and done, provide bags for whomever to bring home some treats for later!

No matter if you are from Pittsburgh or not, a table full of cookies is an aspect to any wedding that will truly stand out. From your youngest cousin, to your great grandmother, every one of all ages will absolutely love the cookie table. Consider this for your upcoming big day!