Weddings held over the holidays are always extra special.  It gives everyone a reason to pause from the hectic season and enjoy a time of celebration.  Blaire and Colby’s wedding at the Heinz History Center was a wonderfully joyous occasion as their friends and family came to spend some quality time with the newlyweds and wish them well on their new lives together.

The Heinz History Center Great Hall is absolutely one of the most unique and captivating venues in Pittsburgh.  Most of the guests traveled from Louisiana to be part of the big day, so this was an amazing way to show off our amazing city.  They even got to see some snow!

 Blaire and Colby’s wedding featured so many special moments, including live music for their ceremony and cocktails, some very special parent dances, and of course, lots of great times with friends and family.  The music featured a wide variety of music from today, oldies, country and even some cajun selections.  I’m sure their guests all went home with many stories to share about this once in a lifetime celebration of love.

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How hard are you willing to work to make your wedding day perfect?  The answer is different for everyone, but for those who are able to put in a lot of effort, the results are always amazing.  Erin and Ricky raised the bar incredibly high for their amazing winter wedding reception held at the Sheraton Station Square.   On top of all the other details,  Erin learned two choreographed dances for the big day, one with Ricky and another one with her father.  These dances helped make an already wonderful evening even more memorable.

The Sheraton Ballroom looked fantastic and provided a spectacular view of the Pittsburgh skyline.  Guests all received Terrible Towels which made for an epic entrance!

Perhaps inspired but all the special dances, all of the newlyweds’ guests were ready to jump on the dance floor when the party began.  There was no shortage of singing, dancing and just craziness.  Erin and Ricky’s hard work resulted in the most perfect of celebrations.  The happy couple is now off to Jackson Hole, WY for a well deserved honeymoon.

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While almost everyone likes to have fun, there are people in the world who just ARE fun.  They can’t help but infuse their personalities into everything they do.  I feel fortunate when I get to DJ a wedding for couples like this since it’s guaranteed to be a unique and wonderful evening.  Lauren and Kyle’s wedding reception was an amazing celebration full of great moments and special touches that was a perfect reflection of their style.

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The wedding reception was held on a perfect Fall day at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.  I’m so glad Lauren and Kyle gave me a chance to provide uplighting and a monogram in the ballroom.

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Lauren and Kyle gave their guests a real evening to remember.  Everything from the candy buffet to the Princess Bride themed caked topper made for a fun and relaxed evening.  After a very customized Father-Daughter dance, everyone came to the dance floor and sang, danced, and got a little wild.  The newlyweds made it all seem so easy since nothing seemed forced, instead it all was a natural match for who they are.  The happy (and super fun) couple will soon be headed for more good times on their Hawaiian honeymoon!

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One of the keys to ensuring a successful wedding reception is to be sure to include a great variety of music during the celebration.  I encourage couples to take advantage of every moment of their wedding day to feature different types of music from their favorite artists.  Melissa and Matt did an amazing job in choosing music, so all of their guests would be able to be part of the fun all day long.

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The reception was held at the beautiful and rustic White Barn in Prospect, PA.  The barn looked fantastic decked out in Fall colors and flowers.

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Melissa and Matt’s playlist included everything from Motown, R&B, rap and top 40 hits.  Including such a great mix of music was the perfect fit for their friends and family.  The party could have lasted all night long, but it was great to see so many guests at the end of the night ready for the couple’s wonderful sparkler exit!  The newlyweds are soon off to Grenada for a romantic and well deserved honeymoon.

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It’s important to remember that your wedding day will be a special day for every guest who attends.  People need happy reasons to gather with friends and family to make new memories, and there is nothing like a great reception to make that happen.  Ashley and Kevin gave their loved ones some amazing moments during their beautiful Fall wedding ceremony and reception held at Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg, PA.

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Their wedding was held right outside of the beautiful barn, and they were blessed with amazing weather for everyone to witness their nuptials.  Afterwards, guests were treated to a fun-filled reception with games, donuts and dancing!  The music throughout the day included such a great variety of styles, there was plenty for people to enjoy.

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Once the dancing started, Ashley and Kevin’s family were so much fun, there was even a very unique dance off between the cousins!  After the reception, everything wrapped up outside with a bonfire.  The newlyweds shared hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime moments that are sure to be talked about for years to come.  Following such a successful day, the happy couple headed off for some well-deserved alone time on their honeymoon in California.

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The first dance of the bride and groom is always a special moment during the reception.  I’m always impressed with couples who take the time to choreograph the dance since it adds so much extra work and pressure to the big day.  Rachel and Griffin clearly had spent lots of time learning their dance and the results where absolutely worth it as all their guests clapped and cheered throughout their amazing performance.

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Their reception was at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport and the ballroom looked fantastic with red chair sashes with amber uplighting.  It made the perfect setting for an evening with friends and family who had gathered to celebrate with the newlyweds.

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Everyone was definitely inspired by Rachel and Griffin’s first dance, since after dinner the dance floor instantly filled as all the guests joined in the celebration.  The playlist included a great variety of music from yesterday and today, so no one was left out of the party.  The happy couple is now headed off for a romantic honeymoon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to enjoy the success of their epic wedding day.

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