Hullabaloo #3: Bohemian Bash

Our third Hullabaloo—this one a “Bohemian Bash” wedding show—happened on the evening of June 26. Over 80 brides, grooms, event planners, bridesmaids, and parents (and even kids) joined in the fun and met a collection of Hitchburgh vendors. Keep reading for all the details and lots more pictures!

First, our amazing venue for this event was Choderwood. If you’re not familiar, you’re totally missing out. Choderwood is a hidden oasis on the banks of the Allegheny River. It’s an old lock-keeper’s house that Jody and Steve have turned into their own home, with a bed & breakfast, two rentable houseboats, a meditation hut, an herb garden replete with chickens, and more. It’s absolutely magical, and it makes a perfect venue for a wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, or wedding shower (not to mention an amazing staycation if you want to get away without leaving Pittsburgh!).

Choderwood. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Gardens at Choderwood. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Choderwood. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

The Farm at Choderwood. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Choderwood. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Colonnade outside the poolhouse at Choderwood. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Choderwood. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Garden fountain at Choderwood. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Choderwood. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Steps to the meditation hut at Choderwood. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Setting the ambience for the whole site was musician David Shelow on solo guitar.

David Shelow, solo guitar. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

David Shelow, solo guitar. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Jimmy & crew from greenSinner floral & garden further transformed the venue for a Bohemian wedding by bringing in vintage furniture, bistro lights and Moroccan lanterns, and a wedding canopy dripping with flowers and lace.

Bohemian ceremony with eclectic seating by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Bohemian ceremony with eclectic seating by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Memories of Aunt Myrna by greenSinner (it's a long story). Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Memories of Aunt Myrna by greenSinner (it’s a long story). Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Decor by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Decor by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by greenSinner. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Flowers by greenSinner. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Decor by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Decor by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Lighting and Moroccan lanterns by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Lighting and Moroccan lanterns by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

greenSinner once traded a wedding for a sewing factory (kind of). Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

greenSinner once traded a wedding for a sewing factory (kind of). Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

greenSinner was joined by our good friends at Goose Creek Gardens, who brought loads of flowers from their farm in Oakdale. Rose from greenSinner was on-hand to transform flowers into something wearable at the boutonniere bar. Goose Creek supplies flowers for the DIY bride, or join their CSA or find them at local farmer’s markets for a bouquet for any occasion!

Flowers by Goose Creek Gardens. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek Gardens. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek Gardens. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek Gardens. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek, designed into boutonniere by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek, designed into boutonniere by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek Gardens. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek Gardens. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek, boutonnieres by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Flowers by Goose Creek, boutonnieres by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Speaking of lace, how about some to wear? (Or no lace, whatever your style.) Erin from Glitter & Grit was on-hand with racks full of unique wedding dresses, and she was joined by Bella Bridesmaids with selections for bridesmaids and Kata Banko Couture with veils and accessories (all made in the USA).

Jewelry by Kata Banko Couture. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Jewelry by Kata Banko Couture. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Veils by Kata Banko Couture. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Veils by Kata Banko Couture. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Bridal dresses from Glitter & Grit. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Bridal dresses from Glitter & Grit. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Bridesmaids dresses from Bella Bridesmaids. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Bridesmaids dresses from Bella Bridesmaids. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Bridal dresses from Glitter & Grit. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Bridal dresses from Glitter & Grit. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Visitors to the Hullabaloo didn’t go hungry—or thirsty. A team from JPC Event Group was on hand to keep everyone satisfied with a selection of farm-to-table appetizers. (Having been the lucky recipient of the leftover cheese/olive/red pepper wheel and enjoying it for several days afterward, I can personally attest to its life-changing powers.) JPC offers catering, event planning services, and even operates several of its own venues in the Pittsburgh area.

Nibbles by JPC Event Group. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Nibbles by JPC Event Group. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Catering by JPC Event Group. The delicious, delicious cheese wheel. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Catering by JPC Event Group. The delicious, delicious cheese wheel. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Nibbles by JPC Event Group. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Nibbles by JPC Event Group. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Delicious pickles by JPC. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Delicious pickles by JPC. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Tomato jam, fresh mozzarella, and basil on edible spoons! By JPC Event Group. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Tomato jam, fresh mozzarella, and basil on edible spoons! By JPC Event Group. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Providing the sweet treats was Laura from CakeFace, with a table full of goodies. Laura specializes in wedding cakes, cupcakes, and supplying your cookie table with all your favorites. This little guy sure liked them!

Sweets by CakeFace. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Sweets by CakeFace. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Cake and cupcakes by CakeFace. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Cake and cupcakes by CakeFace. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

This little guy wants a cupcake. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

This little guy wants a cupcake. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

He’s not quite old enough for the beverages from Wigle Whiskey. Jill was on-hand tending bar. Wigle creates signature cocktails for your event using whiskey, ginever, rum, and other products from their Strip District distillery.

Cocktails by Wigle Whiskey. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Cocktails by Wigle Whiskey. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Wigle Whiskey's cocktail ingredients. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Wigle Whiskey’s cocktail ingredients. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Or need a perk up rather than a cocktail? Sarah from Caffe D’Amore was on-hand to brew up coffee drinks and a delicious soda shrub. How great would it be to bring in an espresso cart after your wedding dinner for guests to get their latte made to order to go with the cake? Or for another fun take on a treat, Healcrest Urban Farm brought their cart full of tea-pops! It was a warm night, and a nice cold popsicle really did the trick.

Coffee and craft sodas by Caffe D'Amore. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Coffee and craft sodas by Caffe D’Amore. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Tea pops by Healcrest Urban Farm. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Tea pops by Healcrest Urban Farm. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Last but certainly not least, we wouldn’t have any of this wonderful documentation to show you without our wonderful photographers and videographers. Kelsey Kradel and Rachel Rowland both shot photos (and the gorgeous shots you see here are all from them), but they occasionally got caught on camera themselves.

Kelsey Kradel Photography

Kelsey Kradel Photography

Rachel Rowland, Photographer

Rachel Rowland, Photographer

Post Script Productions was our videographer, and created this absolutely lovely recap.

All the vendors contributed some goodies to these bags of favors for attendees to take a little of the Bohemian bash with them—coffee beans, seed bombs, sparklers, and more.

Having been involved in many weddings, we know that the best craft a lasting and personal experience. So in addition to the favors, greenSinner sponsored a henna artist to give henna tattoos to attendees and vendors. It was great fun!

Hullabaloo goodie bags. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Hullabaloo goodie bags. Photo by Rachel Rowland.

Henna tattoo artist sponsored by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

Henna tattoo artist sponsored by greenSinner. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.

So that’s a wrap! The next Hullabaloo is coming up in December (you should sign up for an invitation), but if you can’t get enough Hitchburgh, worry not. Starting soon, expect a launch of our wedding blog, with insider tips, profiles of vendors, and wedding advice.