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Category Archives: 2016 Pittsburgh Weddings

Christine and Stephen (Fairmont Pittsburgh)

One big wedding question no one can answer for certain is “How will the reception end?”.  While you can plan for a final song with tons of guests, or just let the music play until the last few friends and family members remain, you never know for sure until the time arrives. Christine and Stephen choose to wait and see what felt right, and the results could not have been more perfect!

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Their reception was held at the beautiful ballroom at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. I was so happy they chose to have me provide uplighting, which always adds a wonderful touch to the room.

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Christine and Stephen’s guests had clearly come to celebrate, so no one was shy about joining in the fun.  As the night drew to an end, everyone came to the dance floor for a big sing-a-long to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”.  It could not have been a more suitable ending for such a wonderful evening.  The happy couple will soon head off to Aruba for a romantic honeymoon.

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Marci and Mark (The Club at Nevillewood)

It can be difficult to determine how to infuse some fun into your wedding reception details while keeping things elegant.  It’s a great way to add some of your personality  into your venue and make things feel more relaxed for your friends and family.  Marci and Mark made excellent choices in their decor at the Club at Nevillewood that made the perfect setting for their wonderful wedding celebration.

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The ballroom at the Club is a stunning setting, and their choices of table settings fit the venue perfectly.  One of my favorite touches of fun was their unique and completely honest cake topper!

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Marci and Mark’s customizations didn’t stop with the decorations, but they also provided some amazing song requests, including a really fun 90’s pop medley which kept everyone dancing and singing all night long.  It was clear to everyone how much work they had put in, but it all paid off in the end as so many of their guests stayed all the way to the end of the party.  The happy couple is off for a well deserved Hawaiian honeymoon to celebrate all of their success of the big day.

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Elizabeth and Kevin (Carnegie Museum)

Every once in while I get the rare opportunity to DJ a reception where it’s clear how much the guests enjoy a very wide variety of music.  At Elizabeth and Kevin’s celebration at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland, their guests went wild over music from the 50’s to today.  Young and old crowded the dance floor and went wild all night long.

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Kevin and Elizabeth took the time to create an elegant reception with lots of personal touches, like these adorable place cards with gold keys!

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The happy couple took the time to come up with a fantastic list of music suggestions for me to include throughout the evening, but also allowed me the flexibility to include requests from their friends and family.  This lead to a party that could not have been more fun for everyone.  The night ended with a packed dance floor and guests that were ready to head off for more celebrating at the after party.

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Christina and Tom (Carnegie Museum)

While many aspects of wedding planning can seem like a chore, I feel that choosing music for your reception should be nothing but fun.  I encourage couples to grab their iPhones, some wine, and make an evening of it!  While I don’t know if wine was involved, Christina and Tom made a wonderful and diverse playlist for their fantastic celebration held at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland.

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The museum always looks amazing, and the decor chosen by Christina and Tom added the perfect touch of elegance and style.  I loved their Penn State themed cake topper!

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The newlyweds requested a great mix of music that included everything from country, 80’s, rock, top 40 and hip-hop.  Throughout the evening, their guests were able to enjoy music that appeals to every generation.  This allowed everyone an opportunity to hit the dance floor during their favorite songs.  Christina and Tom are currently celebrating their new life together on their honeymoon in St. Barts.

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Jessie and Matt (Gilfillan Farm)

Since the weather here in Western Pennsylvania can be a bit unpredictable, some people aren’t willing to take the risk of holding an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.  For those that do, the results can be spectacular.  Jessie and Matt took that risk and their celebration couldn’t have been more perfect.   Their big day was held on a wonderful and sunny day at Gilfillan Farm just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

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Guests enjoyed the outdoor ceremony and cocktail reception before heading over to a beautifully decorated tent for dinner and dancing.

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Jessie and Matt planned their day to be relaxed and casual, where guests could get comfortable and spend special time with family and friends.  There was plenty of opportunity for everyone to enjoy food, drink, games and s’mores.  The dance party lasted for over 5 hours, and included a great variety of music from country to hip-hop.  The newlyweds ended the evening surrounded by loved ones who clearly celebrated every moment of this fantastic and unforgettable day.

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Italia and Seth (Heinz History Center)

One of my favorite questions I’ve included in my online wedding planner regards how much the bride and groom hope to be able to dance at their reception.  Since guests want to be near the newlyweds, it’s so much fun for everyone when they plan to be dancing!  Italia and Seth said they would be dancing “all night long”, and they could not have been more accurate!

Heinz History Center Wedding (3 of 25)

Their ceremony and reception was held at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, which was the perfect setting for both an elegant and wildly fun celebration.

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To help make their day even more special and unique, Italia and Seth included great events that represented both of their families’ traditions.  This included starting off the dancing with the Tarantella followed immediately by Hava Nagila.  After that, the songs the happy couple chose were a perfect match for their friends and family to enjoy.  I loved that the newlyweds truly did get to dance “all night long” and loved every minute of it.  They’re now off to enjoy a wonderful honeymoon in England and Scotland.

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