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Nicki Ann's Wedding Blog

In her blog, Nikki Ann shares with you her insights, thoughts, and feelings on all things women, wedding, marriage, and event-related.

Sunday Funday: Contest and Weekly Wrap-up!

April 15th, 2012

Another week, another contest. Or two. Or four. Whatever. Get to entering and win something good! You can thank me later :)

$250 Gift Certificate from Minted and Snippet & Ink

Free Appy Couple Download!

The Five-Year Engagement Save the Date Sweepstakes for a $1,000 Gift Card at

Bridal Hair Clip by Fancie Strands


In case you missed any of my posts this week, here is a weekly wrap-up sure to tickle your wedding planning fancy!

Inspiration: Kelly Green & White

Tuesday Shoesday, Edition 41

Bridal Boot Camp: 5 Simple Rules for Getting in Shape

Recipe of the Week: Turkey Muffins

Friday Finds 4.13.12




Because we love you…

November 23rd, 2011

We love brides. And grooms. We truly do. With the holiday season upon us, we’ve decided to give a little something to those who love us back.

How does 10% off sound? For anyone who “likes” our Facebook page or follows us on Twitter and books a 2012 or 2013 wedding at the Mansion between Black Friday and December 31st, youwill get 10% off your reception package.

It gets better. For anyone who “likes” our Facebook page AND follows us on Twitter, you will get 15% off your reception package!!!

Yeah, it’s a pretty awesome deal. Besides, you want to follow us anyway. I am full of wedding tips, ideas and advice. Things you NEED to know!

So follow and like and get a discount. Pretty easy! Oh and call (412.427.2877)or email me ( to set up your tour so we can get to planning!! 



Friday Finds 10.21.11

October 21st, 2011

Yesterday, I took a trip to Eighty-four, PA. Why, you ask? Well because that is where the headquarters of All Occasions Party Rentals is and I wanted to see it for myself. It is hard to explain to brides how awesome with showroom there is without actually seeing it! I met with Betty Ann, who gave me the full tour. I have to say I am quite impressed! It is quite the production! People are everywhere organizing their inventory and making sure everything is in tip-top shape for the events they are serving. While I plan on getting into more detail soon with a “Vendor Spotlight,” I had to share this awesome find from All Occasions.

Now ladies, I don’t know if you know how much product $5,000 will get you or not. But let me tell you that your event would have a complete overhaul if you won this contest! All Occasions has everything from flatware, bar ware, and place settings to tents, stages, and lounge furniture. Anything you need that your venue does not have – Chiavari chairs, ghost chairs, you name it, All Occasions has it. If you are looking to really personalize your event, this is the way to do it! It doesn’t hurt to enter. Just click on the “Click here for entry form” above and you can enter in one easy click.


Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

September 28th, 2011

I recently put out a call to hear about your engagement stories. I wanted to share the winner by facebook vote. Kelsey Pitini is now the happy owner of a gift card from to help her become Mrs. Kelsey Currie (has a nice ring to it!) after she and her fiance Pat tie the knot next August. Here is her entry:

“Just yesterday, we had a birthday party for Pat Currie, (my now fiance)- I had a very stressful day, and he asked me to come over and talk to him for a minute in the backyard of our house, which we just recently purchased together. I was so annoyed and screamed at him, asking “Will you just let me EAT?!” – but he was persistent, so I walked over toward him, with pulled pork in hand. He took his birthday hat off, and inside was a tiny red box. We have a daily saying, which he said on one knee, “You’re my best friend. You’re my favorite. You’re the love of my life. I love you, always and forever,” but this time he added, “Will you marry me?” I crumbled into a little ball and eventually got the strength to stand up and say, “YES!!!” The sad part? I was caught standing there with a fly swatter and a pulled pork sandwich in my hand, maybe not as classy as I usually am, but that is what makes it so memorable!! I can’t wait to visit The Mansion at Maple Heights, and start the journey of a lifetime with my husband- to- be!!!!”

Congrats to the happy couple! You are so lucky to have a great picture to capture the moment perfectly. Now let’s make this the wedding of your dreams!!



September 21st, 2011

I’ve been doing some thinking… I am a giving person. So I decided to have a contest.

What does this involve, you ask? Well, it involves you telling us your engagement stories. That’s pretty much it. Nothing crazy. I just want to hear about how he (or you!) popped the question. Give all the details. I want to know if it was romantic, creative, funny or all of the above.

How do you enter? Easy! You have to hop on over to facebook and “like” The Mansion at Maple Heights page. You can easily do that by clicking here. Then leave a comment on our page with the details. You don’t have to be a current or past bride at the Mansion. However, if you want to be, you can add that to your story and I’ll contact you :)

How will the winner be chosen? This part is up to you! Once you have commented on our page, spread the word to your family and friends and have them like our page and your comment. The person with the most “likes” on their engagement story wins!

What’s at stake? Yeah, this is the good part. Remember my post about the website? If not, you can read it here. I have a gift card from them to give away. I already changed my name, so I don’t need it. But I bet there are a bunch of you who do! Do you know what a pain it would have been without the help of this site? It automatically fills the forms from the information you include. Easy-peezy.

Look! I have the gift card here and it’s burning a hole in my pocket!

Because I am so anxious to give this away, I am going to be cutting the contest off on 9/27/11 at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on 9/28. So get to likin’ and writin’ ladies and gents!