Special Choices for your Special Day:

Mar16 NC web banner-2Your first day being officially married. This special occasion deserves the best to help you celebrate your new life together. These following special choices will make your wedding a truly exquisite, charming and memorable moment:

Planning the Day

Tonya Edinger, The Expert Wedding Planner – Happily ever after starts with an expert! Tonya Edinger, owner at Weddings of Pittsburgh, with 17 years’ experience planning weddings and events, is dedicated to making your vision of your special day a reality. She is the conductor of your wedding symphony.  In addition to keeping track of all the details, Tonya Edinger helps you to select the ideal vendors to match you and your fiancée’s personality and flair.  She always says you wouldn’t cut your own hair or fix your own car, you would hire an expert.  Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life, it sets the precedence for all your future parties.  Make sure you have an expert by your side!  She can even handle guest management. To learn more about how Tonya Edinger can help you plan your wedding, avoid pitfalls and make your wedding a day to cherish for a lifetime, call (724) 968-7135 or visit www.WeddingsofPittsburgh.com to schedule your complimentary 30 minute consultation, be sure to mention you saw this ad in the Northern Connection.

 Looking Your Best

 Ideal Image – Experts in laser hair removal, the medical professionals at Ideal Image can remove unwanted hair, tattoos and more, giving you the appearance and confidence you want for your special day, your honeymoon and your lifetime together. Among a whole array of services, Ideal Image can remove unwanted hair from bikini line, arms, legs, body and back, eyebrows and facial hair, even providing Brazilian laser hair removal. Ideal Image has performed over 5.5 million laser hair removal treatments nationwide and is Americas #1 Choice for Laser Hair Removal. To learn more, visit  https://www.idealimage.com or for a FREE consultation, call (724) 759-2620 for our Wexford location and ask to speak to Michelle. Or call Lisa at our Robinson location at (412) 706-5262.

Renee Hoy, Rodan+Fields Independent Consultant – In your dreams, every detail matters. Whether your wedding is a year away or just months away, it’s not too late to get the skin of your dreams. My partnership with Rodan and Fields gives you the opportunity to use skin care products that are tailored for your specific skin care needs. From foaming sunless tanner to reducing the appearance of acne, acne scaring, dark spots, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, facial redness, fine lines and wrinkles. Our 60 to 90 day Multi-Med Therapy regimens will have your skin ready for its close up. Don’t fret, we have something for the groom as well. Keep his face soft, smooth and free of nicks and razor burn. Our Beyond the Shave will alleviate razor irritation and reveal better looking skin. What about your bridesmaid(s) gifts? The microdermabrasion paste, night renewing and lip renewing serum offer your bridesmaid(s) months of mini facials.  Start your journey to better looking skin with me today. For more information, visit https://rhoy.myrandf.com.

 Charming and Elegant Venues

 The Atrium – Whether held in one of our greenhouses, the outdoor gazebo and gardens or the main hall, an event at The Atrium is truly distinctive. Of course, the intriguing surroundings are only part of what makes an event here memorable. A caring and creative staff, a full range of services and menu selections, and the flexibility to work within a variety of budgets, all combine to make The Atrium the place where events flourish. Enjoy personal attention as they service only one event; Your Event! Select one of our all-inclusive wedding packages. You will be guaranteed an exquisite meal, excellent service and a day of great memories. In addition to evening ceremony and reception packages, they also offer customized morning and midday packages. For more information, visit http://theatriumonline.com.

The Crystal Conservatories at St. Barnabas is a four building complex that includes a Pre-function room ideal for mingling, The Main Conservatory with a large indoor heated pool featuring poolside dining, the Tower Conservatory which is a glass house with buffet and bar areas, tables and a loft and the Cruise Deck with patio dining and room to socialize outside and adjacent to the pool. The indoor space is flexible and can be configured for a bridal shower for as few as 25 guests, or a wedding and reception for up to 100 guests. Parties can rent a tent for an outdoor wedding ceremony for up to 150 guests or a reception for up to 100 guests. Visit http://thecrystalconservatories.com/weddings-events.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry – Two is better than one – start your forever together at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry! With 13,440 square feet of Grand Ballroom space, we can seat up to 900 for dinner and 1,200 for a reception. If you prefer a more intimate event, the ballroom is divisible in up to 8 sections to allow you maximum flexibility. The beautifully renovated ballroom arrival area is spectacular and provides 5,000 square feet of pre-event space, perfect for your cocktail hour. Allow our wedding specialists and catering team to customize your picture-perfect event with unparalleled attention to every detail. We take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy the best day of your life. Our guest rooms and suites are recently renovated to provide maximum comfort for your friends and family. Learn more at doubletreewedding.com or call 724-776-6900.

Geneva on the Lake – Amidst an ambiance of Italian Renaissance architecture, classical sculptures and Stickley furnishings, guests from around the world enjoy wedding receptions, family reunions and special celebrations.  Geneva On The Lake provides the gourmet cuisine, personal service, friendly hospitality, and the coordination needed to make such occasions a joy for you as the host and a pleasure for all of your guests. For more information, visit  http://www.genevaonthelake.com/

The Johnston House – Take the shower out of the living room and out of the house. Instead, move it to someplace elegant, filled with charm and grace. This way, no one in your wedding party needs to worry about decorating and best of all, no clean-up, leaving you time to visit with your guests for some real girl-bonding time. The Johnston House Tea Room located in Mars near Cranberry is just such a place. It offers a blend of romance, luxury and old world charm inside and out with unmatched options and impeccable service. Their core purpose for over 25 years is “making memories” and “making people feel at home.” For more information on this one-of-a-kind location, contact their event coordinators at (724) 625-2636.

The Mayernik Center – Located in Avonworth Park, the Mayernik Center is a year-round venue with a 200 person seating capacity. The Center is a beautiful log cabin building with a full wrap-around porch which allows guests to utilize the inside and outside of the facility. Featuring 18’ cathedral ceilings and stone fireplace in the main hall, it’s a perfect venue to get away from the norm. In addition, The Oak Room is located directly off of the main section of the Mayernik Center, and hosts an eye-catching oak bar. This area is great for smaller weddings or showers or the buffet for receptions of any kind. Surrounded by our beautifully landscaped park, the Mayernik Center provides a break from the busy city. Conveniently located off of I-279 or Route 65. For more information, call (412)-766-1700 to arrange a tour.

Springwood Manor and Villa (1000 Indiana Road, Penn Hills; 412/793-7453, info@springwood.org) offers two premier Pittsburgh venues, both providing unique natural settings for hosting your wedding ceremony & reception.  SPRINGWOOD MANOR, with its magnificent Glass Atrium, offers indoor dining (~175) along with a vaulted-ceiling pavilion (~ 150 seating), outdoor ceremony sites, a 3-tiered deck, balconies, gardens and gazebos.   THE VILLA at SPRINGWOOD boasts towering evergreen and maple trees, spacious lawns, a unique covered bridge, and spectacular WATERFALLS—one of which has a 55 foot drop! The Villa offers a private, yet convenient getaway—a three-bedroom well-equipped, air-conditioned brick home on Springwood grounds, as well as an in-ground heated pool with expansive patio.  Events on the Villa grounds include elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions, poolside barbecue rehearsal dinners, and/or Sunday brunch. Villa packages include a tented patio from spring through fall (seating up to 100 guests). Springwood is a premier meeting & reception site that provides a unique natural setting for hosting your wedding ceremony & reception….a natural choice for all seasonswww.springwood.org


Home2 Suites by Hilton – Forget the fold-out sofa and the futon on the floor, book a block of rooms at Home2 suites to give your out-of-town guest that homey feel without the work and chaos. Home2 Suites by Hilton are walking distance to all of the shops, eateries and cinemas in McCandless Crossing for your guest to enjoy while you are busy getting ready for the wedding. In addition, each Home 2 Suite gives your guests a kitchenette, free breakfast and a great place to relax and enjoy. Also, be sure and provide a welcome gift and thank you note for each guest. To see what all Home2 Suites have to offer your out-of-town guests, visit http://home2suites3.hilton.com.


Invitations – For help designing your invitations, use the Print Daughters at the Print Shop at Office Things in Mars. In addition to invitation, they can help with all your printing and wedding item needs including programs, place cards, napkins, favors, thank you notes and so much more. To see what all they have to offer, visit http://www.printdaughters.carlsoncraft.com.

General Rental – Contact General Rental for all kinds of items to spice up the big day. In addition to the conventional party rentals such as tents, tables, chairs, linens and much, much more, they have fun rentals too including dunk tanks, bounce houses, cotton candy machines and frozen drink dispensers. They are constantly updating their inventory with new games and concession equipment, so be sure and visit their Cranberry location. To learn more, call (724) 776-6990 to speak with an event planner or visit http://general-rental-center.com.


The Atrium

Avonworth Community Park

Crystal Conservatories

DoubleTree by Hilton

General Rental Center

Geneva on the Lake

Home 2 Suites

Ideal Image
Wexford 724-759-2620
Robinson 412-706-5262

The Johnston House

The Print Shop

Saint James Catholic Church

The Springwood Manor & Villa

Tonya Edinger
Weddings of Pittsburgh

Rodan + Fields
Rene Hoy