Romantic Luxe Wedding at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Shirley & Edgar | January 01, 2017

Brides Full Name Shirley Nicole Burrage
Grooms Full Name Edgar Geraude Jackson, Jr.

Tell us how you met and all about the proposal.
We met at Church through a mutual friend. At first Edgar really didn’t like me but after awhile he became smitten with me. He became my secret admirer, sending me text messages telling me how beautiful I was or telling me how well I sang that particular sunday. Then he finally told me who he was and the rest is history. I had emergency surgery and was resting in the hospital when he placed the ring on my finger and my mom made me realize what he did. Then he stood up and gave me his speech and asked me to be his wife. I said Yes!

WEDDING DETAILS
Wedding Style: Describe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you?
During my recovery period Bj, Jeremy and I went to a couple of wedding stores throughout the area but David’s Bridal ended up being the best fit for me. I tried on so many gowns but the two I ended up with was a Grey Shaffon Vera Wang Ballgown and a Satin Strapless Pleated A-line Gown for the ceremony.

Culture: Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? If yes, tell us more.
We didn’t incorporate any culture but we did have a memorial section during the reception for the grooms mother and grandmother who passed away before the wedding.

Memories: What is your best memory from your wedding?
For the Groom the beautiful Ballerinas gracefully dancing as he anticipated the entrance of the Bride. For the Bride the moment I locked eyes with the Groom as I came down the aisle towards him.

Advice: What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Research your vendors and have a clear understanding of what you want and what they offer. Make sure your contract reflects your desires and everyone is on the same page when it’s signed and deposits are made. Have a budget and stick to it.

QUICK FACTS
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts:
Didn’t have a wedding party; We gifted Jeremy with a Movado Watch and Sandlewood Bond 9 cologne.

Favorite item on the menu:
The risotto was absolutely delicious! The bride loved her steak!

First dance song:
Tyrese featuring Brandy Rest of Our Lives


CAST & CREW

Wedding Planner: DeVaughnCharles Premier Events
Brides Dresses : David’s Bridal Vera Wang
Brides Shoes: David’s Bridal
Brides Jewelry : Khiry Patterson Custom Design: Henne ‘ Jeweler
Brides Make-up: Beauty By Hargrove
Brides Hair Stylist: Elliott Simpson NY
Brides Hair Provided by Tru Premium
Florist: Alex’s East End Floral Shoppe
Cake: Frosted Envy
All Stationary : Creative Concepts by Tamu
Photography : Wedding Pix by Rando
Videography: Yamen Studio
Event designer: Phoinix Events
Grooms tux: Larry Chucco custom Design
Groom shoes: Louboutins
Grooms Jewelry : Movado
Grooms Hair : Alexis Murphy
Grooms Barber: Cultural Eliteso
Lightning : Pittsburgh Dj Company
Music provided by: Vivid Music Group
Dj: Greg Marshall
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth
Linen: Table Talk
Ice Sculpture : Ice Creations
Vintage Alley Rentals
All salon services by Ambiance Hair and Nail Gallery
Ballerinas: Hill Dance Theater Academy

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