I believe I’m honestly having more fun performing at weddings this year than ever before. I am so fortunate to meet such wonderfully warm and inviting people and get to play an important part of the biggest day of their lives. I recently had the pleasure to perform at the reception of Lindsey Stuetelberg & Brett Kelly at the Edgeworth Club in Sewickley. The amount of wonderful people I met this day is completely overwhelming to me. Everyone from the families of the Bride & Groom to the other vendors were completely top notch and came together to make this a spectacular occasion.
The reception began with music from the Pittsburgh String Quartet. I love the sound of a great quartet and having them play as the guests arrived really added a great sense of elegance.
After the quartet finished playing Lindsey & Brett had also hired Mark Pipas to play and sing music during both the remainder of cocktail hour and dinner. Mark is an fantastic vocalist/keyboard player who performs standards from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. It was fun watching the guests sing along while he played, he helped transition the mood to a fun filled celebration.
Since there was a lot of live entertainment featured at the reception, I wasn’t required to play as much music during cocktail hour and dinner, just enough to fill in at the right moments. Lindsey & Brett were most concerned with making their guests happy and let the music playlist develop as the night went on. Guests were able to come and make requests from a variety of genres and everyone enjoyed making special requests.
I had the honor of dealing a lot with Lindsey’s mother, Belinda, for a bit of the wedding planning since the Bride & Groom don’t live in the Pittsburgh area. She did an amazing job pulling everything together and I was thrilled to get to meet her on the big day. Since they were pulling things together from across the country they hired a truly amazing wedding planner. I’ve worked with many planners in the past and no one has every impressed me as much as Katherine Shaw from Trends to Traditions. There were so many special elements to the reception and she helped pull everything together and help make my job very easy! Katherine’s desire to keep things on track is clear from the first moment you meet her, she kept a cool head no matter what needed done, it was a joy to have her be a part of the day.
I have to also mention that the Edgeworth Club in Sewickly is a great location with a wonderful staff. I was told the while it is a private club, it is available for anyone to reserve for a wedding reception and I can definitely recommend it. The attention to detail that Jason Ciccone and his staff provided was spot on.
Lindsey & Brett are an adorable couple and were wonderful to work with for every detail of their special day. At the end of the reception it was so cute to see how pleased they were after spending the day with so many of their friends and family. They were also very excited to be on their way to Jamaica for their honeymoon!
Both the Stuetelberg & Kelly families were so friendly and complimentary to me throughout the reception that I wanted to a moment here to thank them again for everything! I’m extremely pleased to have helped to provide such sweet and giving people a fantastic reception.