About Us

Cavanaugh’s  Mission Statement:

Connecting the Right Bride or Groom with the Right Wedding Professional. 

All Weddings Welcome!


People often ask how we got started in the wedding business. We thought we’d share an abridged version of our story.

We leaned on friends and family from the start, and produced our first BrideShow (30 vendors, 400 brides, and lots of mistakes) in 1985. Hard work kept the business alive and the household afloat. Dan delivered pizza and DJ’d weddings. Donna worked as a professional seamstress. We watched the business grow a little each year, constantly changing and improving!

Today our BrideShows are the largest and the best attended in the Tri-State area.

We put on 7 shows a year, covering the entire Greater Pittsburgh Area.

Cavanaugh’s Wedding Planner book debuted in 1987 to complement the BrideShows. It has evolved from a black and white planner, to a full color 3 ring planner binder to the full color planning magazine (Cavanaugh’s BrideBook) you see today.

Our website, has evolved into LoveStartsHere.com and is the best local wedding planning website. It has great tools for wedding professionals as well as many FREE planning items for brides/grooms.

As a family owned business with strong ties to the community, we maintain the long view toward success. Vendors and advertisers, in return, have rewarded us with unmatched loyalty.

To all of our clients, and to the hundreds of thousands of brides over the years, we express a BIG Thanks!

We pledge our commitment to quality and service, and we look forward to continued growth and change.

Warm Regards,


Dan and Donna Cavanaugh






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