Kennywood Styled Shoot: Come Fly With Me
Styled shoots are becoming a popular way for wedding vendors to put together an absolute dream day to show off all that they can accomplish.
Photos by Sky’s the Limit Photography
When Kimberly Allera of Mt. Lebanon-based Olive & Rose Events began to work on a styled shoot this spring, Kennywood proved to be the perfect backdrop.
“Our overall vision was to do a fun, colorful amusement park wedding but in a really elevated, non-cheesy way,” Allera says. “Kennywood was perfect because it’s such a place of nostalgia for so many people.”
The invitations, with a hand-drawn map of Kennywood, read “Elizabeth and Charles, May 12, 2018. Fly in and come ride rollercoasters with us.” Lush greenery and other flowers by Julie James Design served as the centerpieces. Whimsical lollipops were part of the decor as well as favors set out on plates for guests.
Delectable treats prepared by Stratwood Catering at Kennywood included pulled pork mini tacos, fish tacos, chicken and waffles, crab cake sliders, meatball sliders, rosemary French fries, funnel cake ice cream sandwiches, margaritas and bloody Mary shooters. Dessert by Bella Christie & Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique was an array of ice cream cones and sundaes, cake pops and cotton candy parfaits.
“The food was a nod to classic amusement park food — funnel cake, French fries, etc., but done in a classy way and displayed in a unique manner,” Allera says.
Allera says she worked for weeks planning the shoot, which took place at Kennywood before the park opened for the season.
“I was blown away,” by all that Kennywood did, she says. “It all came together even better than I imagined.”
Event Location ~ Kennywood
Caterer ~ Stratwood Catering
Planning & Styling ~ Olive & Rose Events
Models ~ Andrew Lipinski & Tiffany Schmoyer
Hair & Makeup ~ La Pomponnee Salon & Spa
Bride’s Dress ~ Limor Rosen; Luna Boutique
Groom’s Suit ~ Express
Groom’s Tie ~ Knotzland
Floral ~ Julie James Design
Videography ~ Driftwood Stories
Cake & Dessert ~ Bella Christie & Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique
Stationery Design ~ Blush Paper Co.
Farm Table & Escort Card Shelving ~ Penn Rustics
Chairs/Tableware ~ All Occasions Party Rental
Linens ~ Mosaic
Vintage Rentals ~ Vintage Alley Rentals
Calligraphy ~ Judith Browne Calligraphy
Watercolor Map ~ Eight21 Studios
Napkins ~ QTs Pretty Lil Things