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How you choose to enter your reception can help set the tone for rest of the evening. The grand entrance can establish whether the celebration will be more formal, sweet, or just silly. Mallorie and Jordan’s entrance to their reception at the University Club in Pittsburgh left no doubt with their guests that the evening was meant for dancing!

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This was my first dance to do uplighting and a monogram in the University Club ballroom. The results were simply stunning.

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Immediately following the entrance, everyone joined the bride and groom on the dance floor for an epic “No Excuse Dance Party”.  It was amazing to see practically everyone so excited for the newlyweds as they got a little crazy before dinner even started!

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The rest of the evening continued to be filled with wonderful and fun moments, and of course, more dancing.  The newlyweds did a great job requesting great music that would match up perfectly with their friends and families’ tastes.  Mallorie and Jordan created an extraordinary celebration from the opening dance party all the way to their beautiful sparkler send off.

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This past weekend I was the DJ for Megan Warco and Ed Moran at the University Club in Pittsburgh, PA.  Many couples could learn a lot from how Meg and Ed planned their reception.  They wanted a celebration that was elegant and simple.  They chose not to include a lot of the traditional elements, and instead focused on a relaxing evening that gave them the opportunity to truly enjoy this special time with their friends and family.

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Megan and Ed chose to forgo a grand entrance into the ballroom and instead followed their guests to their seats after the cocktail hour.  Instead of a banquet style head table, they chose to sit with their bridal party in a more comfortable and enjoyable setting.

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As for music, the newlyweds chose dinner music that I’m convinced they’d play if you visited their home for a meal.  Great selections from the Decemberists, Coldplay, the Eagles, and more created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

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The couple held their first dance between dinner courses, which really helped keep the evening moving along.

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Megan and her father worked out a very special dance for after dinner.  They had a great time and performed their choreography perfectly!
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With all the festivities concluded, there was nothing left to do but celebrate and enjoy some time on the dance floor.
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I find it’s extremely difficult for people to let go of certain wedding traditions, even if they don’t feel like those elements reflect their personal style.  Megan and Ed had a fantastic evening where they spent their time only doing what they knew they would enjoy.  Now they are all ready for more a well deserved rest on their Hawaiian honeymoon.

Weddings are complicated!  There are so many details to plan and decisions to make.  Seems like lately a lot of people have found a way to make to make their day a little simpler by having their ceremony and reception at the same venue.  This makes things not only easier for the couple, but also for their guests who only have to arrive at one place for everything.  Yesterday I was the DJ at the wonderful wedding and celebration of Elizabeth Mullen and Steven Huber at the University Club in Pittsburgh, PA.

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The University Club is unique as it provides beautiful and separate areas for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The wedding yesterday was held in one of the club’s beautiful ballrooms.

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After the ceremony the guests moved to the balcony which has a spectacular view of Oakland.

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Elizabeth and Steven are probably the most easy going couple I’ve ever had the chance to work with.  The entire day reflected their loving and friendly personalities.  We discussed their musical preferences, but they allowed room for their guests to include their requests as well.

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I’ve never heard so many guests rave about how much they enjoyed wedding cake!  It was also gorgeous.

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After cocktail hour, everyone moved to the main ballroom where Liz and Steven had their first dance. The newlyweds had spent time choreographing the dance, but it was clear that many members of their families were wonderful dancers as well.  It was so fun to watch!

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The Hora Dance was a HUGE success – all the guests crowded around as the newlyweds were lifted in the air!

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It was clear to me from the beginning that Elizabeth and Steven were concerned about the needs of their guests. They created an amazing day that was relaxed and fun for themselves as well as all of their friends and family.  The newlyweds now get to focus on themselves for a while on their honeymoon getaway in Cancun.

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