An Elegant Garden Wedding at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April Curry, 27, a nurse, and Michael Dalicandro, 31, an independent contractor, were both at the A.M.S. Club in Greensburg, Pennsylvania when they fi

April Curry, 27, a nurse, and Michael Dalicandro, 31, an independent contractor, were both at the A.M.S. Club in Greensburg, Pennsylvania when they first saw each other. Over the next six months after initially meeting, April and Michael occasionally met up and soon discovered their strong feelings for each other. Over a year later after they started to date, Michael proposed to April on Christmas Eve in their newly purchased home. The couple chose Phipps Conservatory for their ceremony and reception venue, with an outdoor garden space for the ceremony and a special events hall for the reception. Brianna fell in love with a silk lace gown by Rania Hatoum that she found at Glitter & Grit, a small boutique in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. Shortly before the wedding day, April and Michael discovered they had a sunflower theme they didn't even intend to have. "I didn't realize it until really the week before, but there were flowers everywhere," April recalls. "Our centerpieces were two wildflower vases with a lantern, with flowers etched out of the top. Our favors were wildflower seed bombs for our guests to take home and "Spread the Love." Even myself, the bride, had flowers on my head and in my hands!"

The bride wore rose pink open-toed shoes with red metallic hearts on top, designed by Melissa Sweet and Vivienne Westwood.
Bride White and Green Flower Crown
April held a colorful bouquet with an assortment of white dogwoods, coral ranunculus and many other wildflowers selected and arranged by Mt. Lebanon Floral.
Bride Wearing Ivory Veil and Pink Shoes
April wore an ivory silk Rania Hatoum wedding dress purchased from Glitter & Grit, accented with lace on the back and bordering the bottom and train.
The groom wore a gray vest and tuxedo by M'Kaysha's Bridal Land with an ivory bow tie to match the bride. A wildflower boutonniere was pinned to his jacket.
Wedding Ceremony at Outdoor Garden
Custom Designed Floral Wedding Program
Bride and Groom at Outdoor Ceremony
Bride and Groom First Kiss
The bride stood with her bridesmaids dressed in different styled dresses of mint green, pink, peach and lilac with a touch of silver, all designed by Joanna August. The two Maid of Honors wore champagne gowns by Adrianna Papell.
Groom With Groomsmen Standing Outside
Bride and Groom Outside Venue
Phipps Conservatory Ceremony and Reception Venue
The reception dining tables were dressed in green linens with ivory napkins and had a garden lantern on each table filled with earth colored stones and a candle.
Garden Candle, Succulent and Flower Centerpieces
White simple table numbers had colorful floral graphics printed on the corner. They were designed by a family friend of the bride and the groom.
Orange, Red and Green Floral Centerpiece
Each guest received a small brown bag of wildflower seed bombs as their wedding favor. The package read: "Spread the Love."
The three-tier ivory vanilla wedding cake was filled with layers of dulce de leche and fudge, frosted with Italian buttercream and decorated with brightly colored wildflowers.
Newlywed Matching Engraved Silver Spoons
On the top of the ivory wedding cake by Bella Christies read "La Mia Vita il Mio Amore", which translates from italian to English to "My Life, My Love."
Couple Cutting the Wedding Cake