#BraddockBeautiful Brought to Life

The city’s top event designers, and some celebrity guests, will be designing sections of the Grow Pittsburgh Braddock Farms Farm table, which will span the length of the farm on Woodlwan Street. Each designer will draw inspiration from the Town of Braddock, it’s people, and it’s history. Table designs will have you stepping back in time and sitting among inspiring agents of change as you travel through this progressive culinary experience.

Designers will also be lending their skills to local organizations who will be on hand at the Feast to welcome you and introduce you to the town and their work there.

Meet the Designers


LUXE Creative

Martin Potoczny
CEO + Creative Director

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Martin Potoczny is CEO and founder of LUXE Creative – a Pittsburgh-based, full-service creative studio working in the worlds of the luxury events, the arts, fashion, digital media, marketing + lifestyle design.

Martin’s design career has taken him around the world. His work and vision are global. He’s collaborated with renowned musical artists, prestigious cultural organizations and Fortune 500 executives. However, he remains loyal to his hometown and continues to thrive while expressing his creativity in America’s “Most Livable City.”

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Garnish Event Design by JPC Event Group

Jody Wimer: CEO and Creative Director

Delight in the details.

11040515_10204990937519836_8450676652406586672_nGarnish Event Design is the design and decor division of the award-winning JPC Event Group. Garnish is a full-service event planning and production company, with distinctive floral and décor design located in the Pittsburgh area, servicing all areas of the city and beyond. At the core of our success is an obsessive dedication to perfection, and a team that works in concert to ensure extraordinary client experiences. The Garnish commitment to excellence embraces a professionally trained and certified team with a cornerstone of creativity, excellence and capability.  It’s our job to pay attention to detail.   But it doesn’t end there… our company culture also embraces sustainability and partners in every segment from fresh floral wholesalers to linen companies with strong green initiatives.

Jody Wimer is the creative force behind JPC Event Group’s award winning success.  Launched in 1998, JPC Event Group is a multi-divisional corporation servicing the Western PA and Eastern Ohio area with a full range of event services including cuisine, rentals, florals and décor, and planning guidance. An avid student of social media and marketing, Wimer has taken her degree in English, and love of writing, and created an impressive portfolio of wedding industry blog and magazine contributions.


Allison McGeary Florist

Allison McGeary

alli-2Allison McGeary received her B.A. and M.Arch degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, respectively. This educational training, coupled with experience in the fields of architecture and interior design give her a fresh perspective when approaching a design project. From its inception in 2004, Allison McGeary Florist quickly garnered a loyal following for innovative design and modern sensibility. Inspired by architecture, interior design, and fashion, Allison’s designs are fresh, sophisticated and always stunning.

In 2007, Allison moved to the current studio location on Butler Street in the hip design and boutique district of Lawrenceville. The space is a beautiful showroom of floral arrangements, installations and eclectic gifts. Allison’s work has been featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Magazine,
Pittsburgh Weddings Magazine, Whirl Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and The Knot, and online on exclusive blogs including Style Me Pretty, Carats and Diamonds and others.

Quelcy | Styling & Creative Works

QuelcyI’m Quelcy (like Quell the Sea). I’m a Pittsburgh-based food & prop stylist, event designer and creative. Yes, Quelcy is my given name. No, my parents were not hippies. There’s a story behind this name of mine, but it’s best told in person. My work is motivated by storytelling, nostalgia and preservation. If I’m food styling, I’m telling the story of a dish or a cocktail, inviting the viewer to reach into the image visually. If I’m designing an event, I’m thinking about what makes a couple or a company stand out and translating that into design details. Learn more at www.Quelcy.com or follow my more personal food adventures at www.WithTheGrains.com.


Perfectly Planned by Shari | It’s Your Day

Shari Zatman, Owner, Chief Inspiration Officer


Professional Event Producer and Event Designer, Shari Zatman, is the owner of Perfectly Planned by Shari and It’s Your Day. Perfectly Planned by Shari is a full service boutique luxury wedding and event planning company. It’s Your Day offers day-of onsite management for weddings and special events. Shari has more than 18 years of professional experience in the event industry in corporate, non-profit and social events as well as having worked in the industry as an event vendor. Shari is an award winning event planner, blogger, speaker, and event industry consultant. She also is a member of the International Special Events Society and previously served on the board of the ISES Pittsburgh Chapter. Shari and her team create custom, detailed events and provide an organized and enjoyable planning experience. They specialize in bringing event vision to life.





All Occasions Party Rental


All Occasions is a full-service event rental company, providing an extensive range of rental items and equipment in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and New York. With Showrooms located in Pittsburgh and Eighty Four, PA, All Occasions provides customers with superior service and an unmatched product selection. We are dedicated to providing you with superior service and the best product selection to fit every budget. Our event specialists have managed thousands of events, ranging from intimate backyard gatherings to large corporate functions…no event is too large or too small. We are deeply committed to making you look great, and are meticulous about maintaining an inventory with an infinite selection of unique items for those final touches, bringing more style and sophistication to your table. We look forward to helping you create memorable moments that will live on long after the final guest has left.




greenSinner does things a little differently. They are more than just a florist. They are event designers, urban gardener, and flower farmer. Everything from wedding flowers and event coordination, greenSinner makes the world a little greener and a little more beautiful.

Farm House Flowers

Farmhouse Flower Studio


Let Your Flower Experience Bloom! With a preference for locally-sourced, small-farmed and seasonal flowers, Farmhouse Flower Studio brings the art and joy of flower arranging to you with studio parties, workshops, and DIY bridal services that helps you to create your own fresh-cut bouquets and arrangements for small gatherings, weddings, or your next big event.

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Divine Celebrations

Erin Calvimontes ABC™, Owner/Senior planner


Calvimontes8611Erin Calvimontes- is a trained, professional, Accredited Bridal/Wedding Consultant, Certified South Asian Wedding Specialist, and Certified Gay Wedding Expert. Specializes in ethnic wedding planning such as
South Asian, Jewish, & Western wedding planning. As well as all social event.

Erin has been in the wedding and event industry for over 25 years and has extensive on-going education in this field including courses in World Religions, attending vendor information trainings, as well as seminars and conferences around the country throughout the year. Erin also teaches seminars and workshops throughout the country and international.  Proud Member of International Special Event Society, Director at Large, International Special Events Society (ISES), Greater Pittsburgh Chapter & former Director ABC-LNG.


Arvay Event Design & Rental

Sara Arvay


SBA HeadshotYou might call Sara the life blood of the Arvay organization. In 2004, Sara started working in the industry and quickly developed a passion for the party rental and event design sectors, especially focused on weddings. Sara holds an undergraduate business degree from Penn State University and a Master’s of Business (MBA) degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Sara is currently President-Elect of the International Special Events Society Pittsburgh Chapter, and is a member of the AK Strong Chamber of Commerce, Association of Bridal Consultants, and the American Rental Association.