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Every once in while I get the rare opportunity to DJ a reception where it’s clear how much the guests enjoy a very wide variety of music.  At Elizabeth and Kevin’s celebration at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland, their guests went wild over music from the 50’s to today.  Young and old crowded the dance floor and went wild all night long.

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Music Hall Foyer DJ (3 of 25)

Kevin and Elizabeth took the time to create an elegant reception with lots of personal touches, like these adorable place cards with gold keys!

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Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Music Hall Foyer DJ (6 of 25)

The happy couple took the time to come up with a fantastic list of music suggestions for me to include throughout the evening, but also allowed me the flexibility to include requests from their friends and family.  This lead to a party that could not have been more fun for everyone.  The night ended with a packed dance floor and guests that were ready to head off for more celebrating at the after party.

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While many aspects of wedding planning can seem like a chore, I feel that choosing music for your reception should be nothing but fun.  I encourage couples to grab their iPhones, some wine, and make an evening of it!  While I don’t know if wine was involved, Christina and Tom made a wonderful and diverse playlist for their fantastic celebration held at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland.

Carnegie Museum Music Hall Pittsburgh Wedding DJ (9 of 25)

The museum always looks amazing, and the decor chosen by Christina and Tom added the perfect touch of elegance and style.  I loved their Penn State themed cake topper!

Carnegie Museum Music Hall Pittsburgh Wedding DJ (2 of 25)

Penn State Wedding Cake Topper

Carnegie Museum Music Hall Pittsburgh Wedding DJ (7 of 25)

The newlyweds requested a great mix of music that included everything from country, 80’s, rock, top 40 and hip-hop.  Throughout the evening, their guests were able to enjoy music that appeals to every generation.  This allowed everyone an opportunity to hit the dance floor during their favorite songs.  Christina and Tom are currently celebrating their new life together on their honeymoon in St. Barts.

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When it comes to wedding planning, I love to work with couples that want to dig into the details of the reception.  I’m a huge fan of making lists and triple checking everything to make sure things go well during this once-in-a-lifetime event.  Kaitlyn, Joe and I could not have been a more perfect match.  We had a great time discussing and putting together the music and events for their celebration at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland.

Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer Wedding Reception DJ (4 of 25)

The Music Hall Foyer is always stunning, and the decorations the newlyweds chose were a perfect match for the elegant atmosphere.

Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer Wedding Reception DJ (1 of 25)

 

Kaitlyn and Joe provided excellent direction when it came to music, but also gave me the flexibility to be sure their guests heard a wide variety of fun songs.  Everyone had a chance to join in the fun and sing and dance to hits from yesterday and today.  The happy couple will continue to reap the benefits of their amazing planning talents as they enjoy a well-deserved honeymoon in Maui.

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Most weddings end up being a mix of family or ethnic traditions mixed with modern elements.  Determining which elements to include of each can be challenging.  Constance and Bill chose wonderful details to include in their elegant reception at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland.

Carnegie Museum Wedding Reception (8 of 25)

The Music Hall Foyer at the Museum always gives a wonderful sense of class and style.  The room looked amazing with the stunning place setting and flower arrangements.

Carnegie Museum Wedding Reception (2 of 25)

Constance and Bill chose to include a traditional Greek money dance, where their guests threw bills directly on the floor as they danced along with the newlyweds.  It was fantastic!

Carnegie Museum Wedding Reception (14 of 25)

One of the more modern elements I was able to help with was providing a great mix of songs that include Top 40 hits from today, as well as some amazing songs from the 80’s & 90’s.  The newlyweds treated their friends and family to a beautiful celebration that truly had something for everyone.  The happy couple will leave soon for a romantic honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Some of the best receptions are the ones where most of the guest leave feeling a little disappointed.  As a DJ, there’s nothing better than seeing friends and family of the bride and groom sad that the party is over.  Christina and Garrett’s wonderful celebration at the Carnegie Museum left everyone, including me, convinced they could have danced until dawn.

Carnegie Museume Wedding (8 of 25)

The Music Hall Foyer at the museum is simply the most elegant and stunning venue in Pittsburgh.  The newlyweds added lots of personal details throughout the space, but my favorite has to be their anniversary piñata!

Carnegie Museume Wedding (1 of 25)

Carnegie Museume Wedding (2 of 25)

Christina and Garrett planned for a special evening that allowed them plenty of time for celebrating, eating, visiting and lots of dancing.  Their guests wasted no time filling up the large dance floor and going crazy to great songs from the 60’s to today.  After two “One More Song!” encores it was clear no one was ready to see the night end.  The happy couple planned ahead for that as well, as everyone headed off to the after-party to continue the epic celebration.

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I frequently have the opportunity to DJ weddings for people who have grown up in Pittsburgh and had to move away for school, jobs or other reasons.  Kate and Chris came back to the city for their big celebration at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland.

Carnegie Museum Music Hall Wedding (6 of 25)

The Music Hall Foyer looked stunning as the newlyweds had their first dance.  I can’t think of a better venue to treat out-of-town guests to the best of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Museum Music Hall Wedding (8 of 25)

Kate and Chris had invited lots of friends and family to be part of their special day.  They were so excited to be with the happy couple, that once it was time to dance everyone crowded the floor and got crazy.  There wasn’t a dull moment all evening as the guests danced and sang to every single song that played.  The newlyweds now get to visit more destinations before heading back home.  They are headed to Thailand and Vietnam for a once in a life time honeymoon!

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