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Category Archives: 2019 Pittsburgh Weddings

Nicole and Justin (Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel Reception)

Wedding planning is a ton of work.  For some people, hiring a planner to help plan out all the details is a great option to keep from getting overwhelmed.  Nicole and Justin, on the other hand, had no problem at all putting together the perfect wedding reception for their epic celebration at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Wedding

The atmosphere at the Renaissance was spectacular, with lots of custom details including two caricature artists, uplighting, monogram, a fantastic cookie table and even special dog treats for guests to take home for their fur babies.  The ballroom also features one of the best views of the bridges and PNC Park!

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Ballroom

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Nicole and Justin worked hard to provide me excellent song choices for me to play throughout the evening.  There was a wide variety of music for guests to enjoy, everything from country to rock to top 40 hits from the 80s through today.

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After the final song, Nicole and Justin prepared a special grand exit to end the evening.  All of their friends and family left the ballroom and cheered for the happy couple as they descended the grand staircase of the hotel.  There was cheers and laughter as the after-party began and the newlyweds got to relax and enjoy the success of their perfect wedding day.

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Alison and Matt (Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Wedding Reception)

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how important all the tiny wedding details matter when putting together a celebration that is truly once in a lifetime.  Alison and Matt really understood how all the little decisions and decorations would help make their reception absolutely perfect.

Wedding First Dance

The reception was held at the wonderful Pittsburgh Airport Marriott in Moon Township, PA.  The room looked amazing with uplighting, a huge cookie table and a sweetheart table with a beautiful flower wall that was out of this world.

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Ballroom Wedding

Penn State Wedding Cookies

Of course among all the details, were some excellent choices for music.  Matt put together an excellent list of song ideas for me to use to create an epic dance party!

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My favorite part of being a wedding DJ is watching all the pieces come together as friends and family come from across the country to celebrate with the newlyweds.  Alison and Matt’s wedding reception was the perfect blend of elegance and fun.  All their plans for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration came together perfectly.  The happy couple is soon headed off for a very well deserved honeymoon in Jamaica!

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Sarah and Shane (Grand Concourse Wedding Reception)

The best advice I can give to anyone for their wedding is to be sure to include unique and special details throughout the day that will make you happy.  These are the moments/events/decor that will stand out most to your friends and family.  Sarah and Shane’s ceremony and celebration was jam packed with one-of-a-kind elements that I’m sure all of their guests will be talking about for years to come.

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The wedding and reception were held at the beautiful (and recently restored) Grand Concourse at Station Square in Pittsburgh.  Sarah and Shane were married on the grand staircase where everyone had a fabulous view as they shared their vows

After guests enjoyed dinner (and a fabulous wedding cheesecake) it was time to celebrate!  The dance floor was filled with fun, laughter and a few surprises including a horse and giant heads of the newlyweds’ pets!

Wedding Cheese Cake

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Wedding Horse

Grand Concourse Pittsburgh Wedding DJ

Wedding Pet Heads

Sarah and Shane were so much fun to work with.  Their main focus was on making sure everyone had a wonderful time, and there is no doubt that their special day was a huge success!  Friends and family from all across the country sang and danced until the very last song, then they all headed off to continue the celebration at the after-party!  The happy couple treated everyone (including me) to a night no one will soon forget.

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Katie and Joe (White Barn Wedding)

Most wedding couples enjoy a wide variety of music, but not every style is the type that always fills the dance floor.  I love working with couples that incorporate lots of their favorite songs throughout the day in order to make their celebration even more special.  Katie and Joe love lots of different music and made sure their big day had a little something for everyone.

White Barn Prospect First Dance

The ceremony and reception where held on a perfect Spring day at the beautiful White Barn in Prospect, PA.

White Barn Prospect PA Wedding Ceremony

Their ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner featured lots of country music which matched perfectly with the rustic vibe of the venue.  When it was time to dance the music switched to a little bit of everything from yesterday and today.  The dance party was fantastic and both Katie and Joe were tossed in the air by all of their friends!

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Katie and Joe created a warm and relaxed atmosphere for their guests to be able to join in the celebration.  As the night came to a close, all of their friends and family formed a huge circle around the newlyweds as they danced to “Closing Time”.  It was clear that no one wanted the day to be over.  Everyone hopped on the bus to the hotel/after party for a little more time with the happy couple before they head off for a romantic honeymoon in California.

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Bridget and Ryan (Slippery Rock University Wedding Reception)

Being a DJ, it’s always fun for me to work with couples who love all sorts of music.  It’s always great when newlyweds provide me with a list of special songs that are unique to their tastes so I can use that to make their day extra perfect.  Bridget and Ryan spent some serious time developing an awesome playlist for me to use at their celebration, it couldn’t have been better.  Their reception was held at the Robert M Smith Student Center at Slippery Rock University.

Slippery Rock University Wedding Reception DJ

The Student Center at Slippery Rock provided a wonderfully large space for all of Bridget and Ryan’s friends and family to enjoy an evening of fun.  I was thrilled to provide some uplighting and a monogram to help customize the space for the celebration.

Slippery Rock Wedding DJ

The songs that I played throughout the evening was diverse and entertaining.  Guests were able to enjoy every style of music from oldies, rock, country and top 40.  This made for a dance party everyone could enjoy.

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Bridget and Ryan put together an amazing party from beginning to end for their closest friends and family.  The evening allowed lots of time for visiting, dancing and celebrating.  After all their hard worked paid off, the happy couple will soon be off for a well-deserved honeymoon in Greece!

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Kim and Matthew (Omni Bedford Springs Resort Wedding Reception)

Kim and Matt love Disney!  They were engaged at Disneyland and considered having their wedding & reception right there in the park.  They instead chose to hold their big day at the amazingly beautiful Bedford Springs Resort right here in Western Pennsylvania, but that didn’t keep them from creating a truly magical day for themselves and all of their friends and family.

Kim and Matt were blessed with a beautiful and warm day, so the nuptials were held outside of the resort.  Music was provided by a fabulous quartet as the happy couple were married under an elegant chuppah.  After the ceremony and cocktails, guests entered the ballroom, which featured a large custom dance floor!

Later in the evening, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks show on the front lawn of the resort before returning for a fabulous dance party of music from yesterday and today.

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As the celebration came to a close, the newlyweds were surrounded by all of their favorite people.  Kim and Matt put together a wedding that their friends and family will be talking about for years to come!

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