Emily + Pat | Fun, Colorful, Lush Wedding at the National Aviary


With its stunning botanical gardens, inviting event space, and colorful collection of exotic birds, The National Aviary in Pittsburgh was the perfect setting for Emily and Pat’s wedding day.

The ceremony was held outdoors at at Allegheny Commons Park, where guests surrounded the couple in a semi-circle formation. Ferns complimented the green park, while colorful pops of florals gave a welcomed contrast. The bridge served as Emily’s aisle, where she walked hand-in-hand with her mom, wearing a gorgeous gown from Blanc de Blanc and killer shoes!

After the ceremony, guests were invited to cocktail hour, where they were encouraged to explore the Aviary and its many exhibits, including the Tropical Rainforest and Penguin Point.

The design was filled with vibrant colors and lush greenery, which embodied the couple’s fun personalities and love of nature. The place settings were simple and elegant, with white plates and beige linens, which provided the perfect neutral base for colorful blooms. Every detail was carefully chosen to create an unforgettable atmosphere that spoke to the Emily & Pat’s love story.

Photographer: Dawn Derbyshire | Planning / Design: Mack & Main | Florals: Gold Dust | Installation: E.F. Lighting | Linens: Mosaic Inc. | Rentals: Windswept | Venue: National Aviary | Dress: Blanc de Blanc | Catering: Atria’s | Guestbook: Lux Photobooth | DJ: BPM | Stationery: Minted | Transportation: Elite