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Amber and Christopher (Antonelli’s Event Center Wedding Reception)

One of the biggest challenges a couple is faced with on their wedding day is trying to spend enough time with their friends and family while still including all the events, special dances, toasts, photos, etc, etc, etc. After the wedding day it can be a huge disappointment if you realize you hadn’t gotten to talk and reminisce with people you don’t get to see very often. Amber and Christopher made excellent choices and were sure to take the time to visit with their guests and still have plenty of time for an amazing celebration.

Their wedding reception was held at Antonelli’s Event Center in Irwin, PA. The ballroom looked amazing decorated with beautiful blue accents and lots of special touches, including special jars of cobbler jam for each table setting.

Once dinner and visiting was completed, it was time for the dance party to begin! Everyone hit the dance floor to a great selection of music from yesterday and today. The night was extra special for me since I had played Christopher’s sister’s wedding just last year!

Amber and Christopher’s wedding reception was perfect in so many ways, and was one I’m sure their guests will be talking about for years to come. Even after the last song, it was clear that no one was ready to leave. The newlyweds were one of the very last people to leave as they were sure to hold on to every special moment with all of their favorite people. With their wedding day completed, the happy couple is ready to prepare for a well-earned honeymoon in Walt Disney World!

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Meghan and Joe (The Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

115 songs… that’s the average number of tracks that make up a wedding reception. You need fifty to sixty for cocktails and dinner, then add another 10 or so for entrances, special dances, and other events. The remaining songs make up the dance party/celebration. Meghan and Joe used their 115 songs to perfection, including an excellently diverse selection of music that was the perfect match for thier fun and friendly guests at their wedding reception at The Pennsylvanian in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

I’ve been fortunate to play many weddings at the Pennsylvanian, but am always still blown away by this historic and gorgeous space!

Meghan and Joe’s reception started off with some jazz standards and “Rat Pack” style music for their cocktail hour held in the Rotunda at the Pennsylvanian. Dinner music then included some more contemporary singer-songwriter music by some of the couple’s favorite artists. When the dance party began thier friends and family were treated to some of the best music from the last 50 years. It was so much fun to see how guests of every age filled the dance floor to celebrate!

I’ll be encouraging engaged couples to review this wedding playlist to see how they can merge their personal music tastes with songs that will appeal to all of their friends and family. Meghan and Joe’s dance floor was the place to be as guests danced and sang songs from every genre imaginable. I’m very confident that everyone will be talking about how much fun they had at Meghan and Joe’s wedding for years to come!

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Lauren and John (Wintergarden PPG Wedding)

Have you ever considered how your wedding day will end? With so many details to consider, it’s hard to decide on the most memorable way to finish off such an important day. Lauren and John knew exactly how their day would be completed after their amazing wedding at the Wintergarden PPG in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

The Wintergarden PPG is a beautiful venue with light streaming in from every direction. There was plenty of space for everyone to enjoy a perfect evening. Lauren and John’s ceremony and reception were held in the same beautiful space allowing guests plenty of time for visiting before the amazing dance party!

If you’re still reading, then you must be wondering how exactly did Lauren and John’s wedding day end? After their dance party, Lauren and John waited for their guests to clear the Wintergarden so they could have a single final dance in the empty room. It was so sweet to watch them have a few quiet moments alone together after spending so much time with friends and family. On a day so full of excitement and being the center of attention, I love that they took a few minutes to just enjoy each other as they start this new chapter of their lives together as husband and wife!

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Hannah and Roman (DoubleTree Wedding Reception)

Weddings are a chance to share all aspects of a couple’s personalities with their closest friends and family. This ranges from the most serious sides of newlyweds took some of the very silliest attributes. Hannah and Roman did an amazing job including lots of special touches to their day that was a real reflection of who they are as a couple. Their day was full of fun, memorable, and romantic moments that made for an unforgettable celebration!

The reception was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Cranberry, PA and the ballroom looked amazing filled with special touches that set a beautiful Fall-themed atmosphere.

Hannah and Roman included a lot of humor throughout their reception including some made-up introductions for their wedding party and a newlywed game where they were quizzed about their relationship. Their light-hearted and fun attitudes in life set a great tone for a relaxing evening that everyone could enjoy. When it came time for dancing, they were sure to include lots of great music from every genre to keep the party going!

I had so much fun working with Hannah and Roman in the months leading up to their wedding. I love how they infused so much of their positivity and humor into making their wedding day amazing. Their guests cheered and applauded for the newlyweds after the last song, it was wonderful to see how all their efforts had paid off. I can’t imagine a better way for the awesome couple to kick off this new chapter in their lives together, and I’m thrilled I was able to be part of it!

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Moriah and Jon (LeMont Ceremony and Reception)

Wedding planning is a ton of work. There are 1001 little details to consider and it would be easy to let it become overwhelming. Moriah and Jon handled all the pressure of the big day gracefully and were able to enjoy the process of choosing music that would make their wedding day like no other. It was such a thrill for me to see all their plans play out perfectly!

Their ceremony and reception were held at the LeMont. The ballroom looked amazing and included the most amazing view of Pittsburgh anyone could ever ask for.

Among Moriah and Jon’s great choices for their day was a fun father/daughter dance which led right into an amazing dance party! Guests danced and sang to a great variety of music from every genre imaginable.

Despite Moriah’s claims of feeling “internally chaotic”, I found working with her and Jon to be one of the best experiences ever. They had fabulous and fun ideas for their wedding, but also made sure that all of their friends and family would have the best night ever. The happy couple is soon off for a well-earned honeymoon in Jamaica!!!

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Melissa and Dante (The Pennsylvanian Wedding)

I can’t say enough how much I love working with couples to create the perfect soundtrack for their wedding day. It’s so much fun when people have extraordinary ideas and music that will make their day an ideal fit for them. Melissa and Dante knew all the songs that would make their wedding celebration at the Pennsylvanian memorable for all of their friends and family.

If you read through my blog much, you know I’ve been fortunate to play quite a few weddings at the Pennsylvanian. The Grand Hall is always stunning, but Melissa and Dante’s use of the space was absolutely one of my favorites. There was plenty of room for all their guests, but everything still felt very intimate and elegant.

After Melissa and Dante exchanged their vows in the Rotunda, guests were treated to an evening of treats (including Pittsburgh popcorn and an ice cream bar!) – and of course, lots of great music to dance to and celebrate.

Melissa and Dante provided an amazing request list for their dance party, but also allowed their guests to guide the evening and make sure everyone had the time of their lives. After lots of dancing and singing, everyone headed off for more quality time with the newlyweds. I’m so thrilled I was able to be part of this unforgettable day with this amazingly fun and perfect couple!

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