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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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Sarah and Andrew (Linden Hall Wedding)

If you’ve been to many weddings, you know one thing is true: awesome people have fantastic weddings. Couples who are full of energy, happiness, and excitement are the ones that have the most exciting, happiest, and most energetic celebrations. Sarah and Andrew were the perfect examples of how much influence the newlyweds have on their big day. Their energy was infectious and all of their friends and family had no choice but to join in and be part of the excitement.

Their wedding was held at the historic and fabulous Linden Hall in Dawson, PA. The mansion made the perfect setting for their ceremony before guests made their way to the spacious tented area for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Once all the formal activities were completed, Sarah and Andrew commanded the dance floor and ensured everyone was included in the epic dance party!

All of the happy couple’s friends and family partied for over three hours of hits from yesterday and today, all before heading over to the after-party (which I’m sure raged on until late into the night). Sarah and Andrew’s love for each other as well as their guests created the perfect atmosphere for a celebration I’m sure everyone will be talking about for years to come!

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Vanessa and Nick (Sunset Ranch Wedding)

If I had to pick a word to describe the theme of Vanessa and Nick’s wedding, that word would have to be FAMILY. Throughout their wonderful day, it was abundantly clear how important family meant to the newlyweds, and they made sure to plan for a day where all members of their large Italian families would be able to join in the amazing celebration.

Their ceremony and reception were held on a perfect Fall day at the Sunset Ranch in Ellwood City, PA. Everything from the ceremony site to the gorgeously decorated tent was set to reflect an elegant Italian theme that honored both Vanessa and Nick’s family heritage.

Everyone at the celebration was part of the family for this magical day. After a spectacular fireworks show, this newly formed group of family members danced and partied on the huge dance floor! Vanessa and Nick chose wonderful music that matched perfectly with their guests including songs from the 70s, 80s, and today.

After the most amazing and perfect day, Vanessa and Nick’s guests gathered on the dance floor for a few last songs before loading into the shuttles for more family time at the hotel. Having spent so much time with all their favorite people, the newlyweds are soon headed off for a little alone time on their well-deserved honeymoon in Italy

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Taylor and Joey (Allegheny RiverTrail Park Wedding)

Taylor first emailed me about DJing her and Joey’s wedding with this message: “We love to dance and have fun! We are looking for great mixes, some dance floor lighting, and some emceeing (if that’s a word).” Taylor could not have been more correct, her friends and family LOVED to dance and have fun, and I was thrilled I was able to provide everything they needed for their wonderful wedding (and yes, emceeing is totally a word).

Taylor and Joey’s wedding was held on a perfect Summer day at the Allegheny RiverTrail Park in Aspinwall, PA. The couple made excellent choices in decorations and music to make the celebration one everyone could enjoy.

Taylor wasn’t kidding when she said her guests would love to dance… the dance floor was full of fun and excitement as guests enjoyed songs from every genre imaginable!

At the night’s end, everyone crowded the dance floor to cheer for the newlyweds! Taylor and Joey knew from the start what they’d need to create the most magical day for themselves and all of their favorite people. I had a blast being part of their unforgettable celebration and epic dance party!

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Natalie and Zach (Big Oak Meadows Wedding)

If you read a lot of wedding blogs (like this one), you’ll notice how couples are encouraged to “be present” during their wedding day. When surrounded by so many people and so much happening, it can be challenging to take a moment and truly appreciate the magic of each moment. Natalie and Zach did an amazing job of jujnot only soaking in the moments of their wedding day but also making sure all of their guests were able to enjoy their once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Their ceremony and reception were held at the gorgeous Big Oak Meadows in Burghill, Ohio. They were married in a wooded area that was the perfect spot to say “I do”. As an extra special touch, Zach’s father officiated the ceremony! Afterward, guests made their way to the barn for cocktails, dinner, and lots of cookies!

Once dinner was over it was time to celebrate, and Zach and Natalie’s guests did not hesitate to dance and sing!

My favorite moment of the day came at the end of the night when Natalie and Zach took a few moments for a single slow dance after their guests left the barn. It was so special to witness them taking a few quiet moments together after an amazing celebration. After their dance, they headed outside where their guests had gathered to cheer one last time during their sparkler exit! The happy couple is now off for a very well-deserved honeymoon in Cancun!

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Stefanie and Erik (The Atrium Wedding)

The coolest thing about weddings isj that they not only join together two people in a lifetime commitment but also join two groups of friends and families in their love of the newlyweds! Stefanie and Erik’s wedding at the Atrium in Prospect, PA was one that allowed all of their guests to truly feel part of the big day, and part of the happy couple’s new life together.

I can’t imagine a better choice of venue for Stefanie and Erik to hold their ceremony and reception. It was a perfect summer day as their guests gather for an amazing celebration.

Stefanie’s sister and brother helped keep the atmosphere awesome as they performed a great customized song set to the Friends TV theme song (this will be available on my Instagram soon)! Everything Erik and Stefanie prepared for their special day was focused on making sure every one of their guests would have an incredible time. The result was a beautiful day followed by an epic dance party that only had to end so their friends and family could get to the after-party!

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