Erin and Michael (Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding)

Long ago I realized that letting couples choose all the music for their wedding would give their day a unique vibe that matches their style perfectly.  Sometimes this means couples will give me a list of hundreds of songs to choose from, other times newlyweds will provide me with only a few genres or selections.  Erin and Michael provided me with a few specific song choices along with some unique style suggestions, all of which lined up perfectly with their fun group of friends and family.

Their wedding ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Pittsburgh Botanic Garden on a lovely Spring day.  After the nuptials, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as they were treated to a terrific selection of Yacht Rock.  Songs from Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins and others set a wonderfully relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Erin and Michael’s reception featured great food served at stations and was immediately followed by a fun-filled dance party with music for guests both young and old.  The party continued all night long and the end of the celebration came along entirely too fast.  The newlyweds ended the night enjoying the last few songs with all of their favorite people.  The happy couple is off to Ireland for a special once in a lifetime honeymoon.

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Hillary and Dave (Heinz History Center Wedding Reception)

I find all the music I play during a wedding reception to be equally important.  While many people focus solely on the dance music, the songs that will play during cocktails and dinner help set a tone for the entire celebration.  Every once in a while, I get to work with a couple who is as passionate about the soundtrack to their wedding as I am, and they’ll provide a great list of song suggestions for me to include on their big day.  Hillary and Dave put together wonderful playlists that truly made their fabulous celebration at the Heinz History Center like no other.

The Grand Hall looked amazing and was full of personal touches throughout.  Guests enjoyed a fantastic meal as they listened to the custom music that consisted of some classic blues and rock.

When it was time to dance, there was a great variety of great music from yesterday and today!

By taking the time to think about the music for their big day, Hillary and Dave made their wedding truly customized to their style and tastes.  As all their guests gathered in a big circle for the last song, it was clear this was a very special day for everyone that they will talk about for years to come.

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Nancy and Kameron (Omni William Penn Wedding Reception)

One of the things that make wedding receptions so much fun is when the happy couple provides great options for their guests to enjoy.  This ensures that all their friends and family will have the time of their lives while celebrating with the newlyweds.  Nancy and Kameron did an excellent job choosing a wonderful selection of food and music for their party at the Omni William Penn Hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

Their reception was held in the Urban Ballroom, which is a beautiful space with unique charm and decor.

After guests enjoyed a fabulous meal, everyone joined in the fun to dance to great music from yesterday and today.  Friends and family were also treated to a delicious cookie table and late night buffet!


Nancy and Kameron did an excellent job choosing music for their celebration.  They made sure there was a nice selection of 70s & 80s hits early in the night and then ended the evening with some newer hip-hop songs that they love.   All of this great variety made up for the perfect mix that kept everyone smiling and dancing all night long.  The happy couple is soon headed off for a well deserved honeymoon in Hawaii!

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Rylee and Adam (Carnegie Museum Wedding Reception)

There’s always a lot of talk about how quickly time will seem to pass on your wedding day.  This sensation happens not only because there is so much to do and so much to see, but also because you are surrounded by all of your favorite people.  The challenge is to enjoy every moment on a day you wish would never end.  Rylee and Adam certainly made the most of their big day as their guests joined them for an amazing reception at the Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer in Pittsburgh, PA.

The museum always makes for an amazing reception venue.  Not only is the music hall one of the most beautiful places in Pittsburgh, their staff is always fantastically attentive and delivers top notch service throughout your event.

Rylee and Adam treated their guests to a fun-filled evening that started with their first dance and parent dances as guests had a terrific view from the balcony of the music hall foyer.  After a delicious meal everyone was quick to jump on the dance floor for an epic celebration.

Rylee and Adam spent their evening visiting and dancing with friends and family that had traveled from all over to be part of their big day.  While I’m sure the day flew by for everyone, the newlyweds made the most of each unforgettable moment.  Hopefully time will slow down a bit for them as they head to the Bahamas for a well-deserved honeymoon.

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Samantha and Matthew (Montour Heights Country Club Wedding Reception)

While most weddings are a mixture of friends and family, I find some of the most fun receptions are those where college friends unite to celebrate and get a little wild with the happy couple. Samantha and Matthew knew their fellow Penn State alumni would help make their party fantastic as they all gathered at the beautiful Montour Heights Country Club in Moon Township, PA.

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The ballroom at the Country Club looked amazing decked out with holiday decor and custom centerpieces.  I was thrilled to be able to provide uplighting and a monogram to help customize the space even more.

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All of the guests joined in for dancing, but the celebration really took off when the Penn State pom-poms came out!

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Samantha and Matthew’s wedding day was full of special moments meant for all their guests to enjoy.  Everyone spent quality time with friends both new and old.  At the end of the night, the dance floor was filled with lots of singing and hugging.  The happy couple was joined by all of their favorite people as they headed off to enjoy the after party and start their new life together.

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Kameron and Nick (Carnegie Museum Wedding Reception)

One of the coolest parts of being a wedding DJ is that I get to work with wonderful couples who are about to experience one of the most exciting days of their lives.  I love the chance to get to know them as we figure out the details that will play out during the wedding day.  Kameron and Nick’s fun and friendly nature let me know immediately that their reception would be a wonderful time for all of their friends and family.

Their reception was held at the amazing Carnegie Museum.  I’ve been the DJ for over 25 weddings at the Museum before, and I’m always blown away by the stunning beauty of the Music Hall.

Kameron and Nick chose a few songs that I’ve actually never played before, and they were HUGE hits with their guests.  Their celebration was as fun and unique as they are, and the end result was a wonderful evening that was a great time for all.  Their friends and family joined in the fun as they all wished them the best on their new lives together.

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