Katie and Alex (Edgewood Club Wedding Reception)

Planning your wedding timeline can be tricky.  So often couples get caught up in the idea that they have to stick to a traditional schedule in order for their reception to run smoothly.  Katie and Alex were willing to plan out their events in a way that kept the evening lively and fun for their celebration at the beautiful Edgewood Club right outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

Guests were greeted to some charming “Alice in Wonderland” themed decor and a live jazz band before entering the beautiful ballroom.  Everything looked amazing for what would certainly be an entertaining evening.

Katie and Alex chose to have their parent dances (and a special tribute for Katie’s grandmother) during dinner.  This really kept the flow of the night moving along.  Once dinner was over, everyone gathered as they played the newlywed-shoe game and then had their first dance as husband & wife.

With most of the formal festivities completed, it was time to PARTY!

The newlyweds had plenty of time to visit, dance and get wild with their friends and family to fantastic music from yesterday through today.  Everything about the day was a perfect fit for Katie, Alex and all their guests.  The happy couple can now spend some time not worried about any kind of strict schedule as they relax on their romantic honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta!

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Alyssa and Neil (Longue Vue Club Wedding Reception)

Everyone needs to attend more weddings.  In today’s culture where almost anyone you talk to seems stressed and worked up about something, weddings are the perfect opportunity for family and friends to gather together for the sole purpose of celebrating love and wishing two special people happiness on their new lives together.  Alyssa and Neil put together a perfect celebration where all their guests could leave their worries behind at the beautiful Longue Vue Club in Verona, PA.

The ballroom at the Longue Vue Club looked amazing.  I was thrilled I could provide uplighting and a monogram to help customize the already elegant space.

Of course, no celebration would be complete without an epic dance party!

The soundtrack for the evening was a perfect fit for Alyssa and Neil’s group of super fun friends and family.  It’s awesome to DJ when you play music from every genre imaginable and watch all the guests join in the fun.  After some pretty spectacular ending songs, there were a lot of people ready to join the couple at the after party.  Alyssa and Neil gave all the special people in their lives a great chance to let go of all the distractions of life and let loose for a night that I’m sure no one will forget.

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Mary Kate and Brian (Omni William Penn Hotel Wedding Reception)

Coming from a DJ, this might seem a little obvious, but I find it amazing how much fun you can have when you choose just the right music for your wedding.  Mary Kate and Brian were absolutely brilliant with the ways they used music throughout their celebration, held on a beautiful fall day at the Omni William Penn Hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

The Grand Ballroom at the Omni is simply one of the most beautiful spaces in Pittsburgh.

Mary Kate and Brian’s reception featured an epic pre-dinner dance party, which helped set the tone for an evening that would be unforgettable!

Mary Kate and Brian’s playlist included everything from oldies to old skool.  There was something for everyone, including a few surprises, mashups and megamixes.  At the end of the night, it was clear that no one was ready for the night to end.  It was a good thing the newlyweds were prepared to join everyone at the after party.  The happy couple now gets to head off to enjoy some more fantastic music as they relax on their Hawaiian honeymoon!

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Susan and Brian (Fairmont Pittsburgh Wedding Reception)

Music plays a huge part of every wedding day.  The songs that are playing while getting ready to the very last song of the night makes a soundtrack that will be unique to only your special day.  Even if you have songs that aren’t perfect for dancing, it’s important to find ways to include them where ever you can.  Cocktail, entrance songs, first dance, dinner, cake cutting and the bouquet toss are all chances to include songs that are special to you.  Sarah and Brian’s playlist included some great tunes to help make their day extra memorable during their celebration at the Fairmont Pittsburgh.

I simply love the ballroom at the Fairmont, it’s the perfect space for a great evening with friends and family!

Working with Susan and Brian was great fun, as we all share a passion for both music and semi-geeky collectables.  It was great to see their special day come together so perfectly as everyone enjoyed visiting, eating and, of course, dancing!  The newlyweds were happy to see their guests having such a fabulous time to a truly wide variety of music.  Their soundtrack included some of their favorite songs, and others that were played just for the benefit of friends and family.  At the end of the night, the happy couple was clearly pleased just to watch those closest to them having the time of their lives.

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Angela and Bill (LeMont Pittsburgh Wedding Reception)

A perfectly planned wedding is one that not only matches the style and preferences of the bride and groom, but also includes special details that all of their guests will enjoy.  Angela and Bill could write a book about putting together a celebration that truly includes something for everyone.  Their wonderful reception was held at the elegant LeMont Restaurant on top of Mount Washington, overlooking the city of Pittsburgh.

The view from the LeMont ballroom is one that absolutely can’t be matched.  While guests enjoyed the view, they were treated to an amazing variety of food throughout cocktails and dinner, which included a traditional Pittsburgh cookie table that allowed everyone to take home lots of great treats to enjoy all weekend long.

The music for the night was perfect for the wide age ranges of guests who attended the reception.  I was able to play songs from traditional Italian music, to Rat Pack styled standards, all the way to today’s biggest hits.

Angela and Bill put together an evening that would be unforgettable for all their closest family and friends.  Their careful attention to details made it so everyone could relax and enjoy a special evening celebrating with the them.  At the end of the night, the newlyweds were surrounded by loved ones as the final song finished and their perfect day came to a close.  A perfect ending to a perfect day.

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Patricia and Nick (Pittsburgh Airport Marriott)

The best thing about my job is that I get to meet some of the nicest people in Pittsburgh, and help them plan one of the biggest days of their lives.  I love working with people who have a passion for music and other special details that will help make their wedding day stand out from all others.  Patricia and Nick’s reception was held at the wonderful Pittsburgh Airport Marriott in Moon Township, PA.

The ballroom looked amazing with wonderful blue accents and uplighting!

Patricia and Nick provided a fantastic selection of music for their friends and family to enjoy.  They included great and unique selections that were special to both them and their families.

Patricia and Nick, as well as their incredibly sweet families, had a fabulous evening of visiting, singing and dancing.  Their well-planned evening gave everyone the chance to enjoy time with the newlyweds.  The happy couple is soon headed off to Lake Tahoe for a well deserved honeymoon!

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