A Bright DIY Wedding at the Grand Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Erin Plazek (24 and a software developer) and Sean Schellinger (24 and a software engineer) met at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. Although they

Erin Plazek (24 and a software developer) and Sean Schellinger (24 and a software engineer) met at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. Although they had similar majors, they didn’t meet until a mutual friend from Sean's baseball team introduced them. After two years, Sean proposed to Erin with pink, red and white M&Ms that were personalized to say "I love you" and "Will you marry me?" He gave her a princess cut diamond ring on a white gold band. Erin and Sean got married at the heavenly Assumption Church in Bellevue, Pennsylvania, which is Erin's church. Since the wedding was so soon after Easter, the altar was decorated with Easter flowers. The reception was held at the Grand Hall at the Priory in Pittsburgh. The venue is a renovated church with high ceilings, giant pillars and stained glass windows. Sean and Erin's color scheme was pale blue and gold. Mini cupcakes baked by Erin acted as escort card holders. She also baked and decorated the beautiful lemon flavored wedding cake herself. The centerpieces were vases of different heights with floating candles and gold and white pearls.The bride and her mother popped and packaged caramel corn for wedding favors. This colorful, inspired wedding was impressive and memorable with its DIY decor and desserts.

The save-the-dates, from VistaPrint, were magnets that featured Erin and Sean's engagement photos.
Erin wore a Mori Lee lace dress with a crystal belt. The A-line gown was strapless with a sweetheart neckline.
Bride and Groom Footwear
The bridal bouquet had pink lilies and dyed blue bom dendrobium orchids along with stephanotis flowers.
Erin's wedding ring was a simple, princess cut diamond. She had a pink manicure on the day of her wedding. She also got a coffee from Starbucks for her wedding jitters, labeled "Bride."
Bride at Hair Salon Before Wedding
Groomsmen in Black Tuxedos With Pale Gold Vests and Ties
Groom in a White Tuxedo and White Tie
Blue Orchid and Stephanotis Boutonniere
Bride With Crystal Drop Earrings and a Crystal Bracelet
Sean and Erin had a photo session on the landmark Robert Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bridesmaids in Pale Blue Floor Length Dresses
Ceremony at the Assumption Church in Bellevue
The scalloped escort cards with light blue trim were displayed on min cupcakes baked by Erin. The cupcakes were decorated with light blue frosting and white fondant bows.
The centerpieces included vases of varying heights filled with gold and white pearls and topped with floating candles.
The caramel popcorn favors were popped by Erin and her mother. The bags were labeled with a "Popped with Love" tag and tied with a gold ribbon.
"Mr & Mrs" Sweetheart Table Sign
The three tier wedding cake was baked and decorated by Erin. The flavor was yellow cake with a lemon curd filling and buttercream frosting.