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Jordan and Beau (The Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

Everyone knows that weddings should focus on the happy couple and their new lives together as newlyweds. As a DJ, I can tell when a couple recognizes that they need to allow some of that focus to shift to their friends and family to ensure everyone would enjoy themselves. Jordan and Beau spent a lot of time and energy making sure sure that everyone would have an amazing time at their wedding celebration!

I can’t think of a better venue than the Pennsylvanian for Jordan and Beau’s 275(ish) guests to gather for a one-of-kind celebration. There was plenty of room for everyone to be part of the party. Guests were even treated to an ice cream bar later in the evening to keep the energy going.

Jordan and Beau chose a great selection of music for the evening. With over 3 hours of dancing time, guests were able to hear selections from all genres from yesterday and today. There was even a surprise dance by Jordan and her bridesmaids to a song by Hannah Montana! The newlyweds included so many wonderful touches for their friends and family to enjoy, I’m sure their wedding will be one everyone will be talking about for years to come. The happy couple is soon off to Curacao to focus on each other for awhile on their honeymoon!

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Nisha and Justin (Bramblewood Wedding)

A wedding day can be full of surprises. It’s such a big day with so many moving pieces, it’s great to work with a couple who is ready to embrace anything and everything that will happen. Nisha and Justin were all in and ready for a one-of-kind celebration for their wedding held at Bramblewood in McDonald, PA.

Their ceremony was held on a perfect summer day near the lake at Bramblewood before guests made their way to the barn for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Nisha and Justin’s guest book was one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. Guests signed vinyl records that were displayed with a fabulous record player and album art of the newlyweds!

Nisha’s father provided one of the evening’s sweetest surprises, as he had pre-recorded himself singing a special song for Nisha that I played before their father-daughter dance. Nisha and Justin embraced their big day and made the most of every minute. The evening ended with a packed dance floor of their friends and family expressing their love and excitement for the newlyweds. The happy couple is now ready for their well-deserved honeymoon in Napa and Hawaii!!!

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Katie and Nathan (Pittsburgh Shrine Center Wedding Reception)

While I think it’s important to a couple’s wedding day to reflect their tastes and style, I find some of the most amazing weddings are those where the newlyweds include details that they know their guests will be able to enjoy. Katie and Nathan’s wedding reception was one that was perfectly suited to both them, as well as all of their friends and family. The result was a fabulous party that I know no one will soon forget!

The reception was held at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick, PA. The large ballroom made an amazing setting for dinner and dancing! Katie and Nathan left a lot of time for dancing, which allowed for plenty of time to play all types of music. Guests were able to sing and dance to hits from Neil Diamond and AC/DC, to TLC and Taylor Swift. Everyone was also treated to a fabulous late night pizza delivery to keep up their energy!

I had so much fun working with Katie and Nathan! Watching them spend so much time on the dance floor with their favorite people was a blast. At the end of the evening, their guests joined them for four special “last songs” where everyone danced, sang and got a little crazy. The newlyweds are soon off for a very well-deserved honeymoon in Antigua!

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Angelica and Mark (Over Eden Wedding Reception)

Couples ask me all the time how they can fit in a little more time for dancing at their wedding reception. It can be so difficult to figure out the perfect timeline that includes everything they want AND an epic dance party. Angelica and Mark took a fantastic approach and made most of their reception into one continuous and completely fantastic dance party.

Their ceremony and reception were held at Over Eden in Lawrenceville. The rooftop location provided tons of space and amazing views. Once the newlyweds had their grand entrance and special dances, guests were able to dance and celebrate along with grabbing dinner and cocktails. Having so much time for dancing allowed me to play music from every genre imaginable. Everyone was able to join in the party!

As the sun went down the party raged on (and Mark and his groomsmen changed into some sweet tracksuits!). Even though there had been over 3 and a half hours of dancing, it was clear no one was ready to stop. Guests cheered for the newlyweds as the last few songs came to an end. As I was leaving I could see many of them were continuing the party at the downstairs bar! Angelica and Mark’s one-of-a-kind dance party reception is one I know for sure that I’ll never forget!!!

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Becca and Nate (The Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

Lots of websites will encourage couples to try and “stay in the moment” during their wedding day. It can be quite challenging to remember to enjoy yourself, and your new spouse, as the big day unfolds. I was so excited to see Becca and Nate embrace every moment and have lots of fun during their wonderful reception held at The Pennsylvanian in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

I’ve been fortunate enough to DJ a lot of weddings recently at The Pennsylvanian, and I’m still always amazed by how gorgeous and stunning the Grand Hall looks when decked out for a reception. The large dance floor was well utilized by all of Becca and Nate’s guests when it was time to being an epic dance party.

One of the obvious signs to me that the newlyweds were truly enjoying their night was their ability to add some new songs to the dance party that they didn’t realize were going to be so popular! Their guests went wild over some late 90’s/early 2000’s tracks and carried the excitement of the day to a whole new level. The happy couple are now hopefully fully enjoying themselves on their romantic honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Cassie and Kyle (The Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

I’ve had the opportunity to work with lots of couples as their DJ, and I love when they introduce me to new music and artists that are the best choices for their wedding. DJs are able to call on years of experience to help pick the music to fill the dance floor, but many newlyweds have unique insight into the songs that will get their friends and family the most excited and keep the celebration going all night. Cassie and Kyle knew exactly what to request for their epic celebration held at The Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Grand Hall at the Pennsylvanian decked out with beautiful decor and a custom bar featuring gorgeous photos of the newlyweds! The large dance floor always makes the perfect spot for a fabulous dance party and all of Cassie and Kyle’s guests did not disappoint!

The playlist consisted of a large variety of music from classical to EDM. The energy of the guests was contagious as everyone crowded in to celebrate the next chapter in Cassie and Kyle’s life. The night ended in the Pennsylvanian’s rotunda for a final farewell and sparkler send-off. The happy couple is now off enjoying a well-earned honeymoon in St. Lucia!

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