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Lisa and Armando (Heinz History Center DJ)

Every wedding is unique.  It’s the one time in a couple’s life that this group of people will gather together to celebrate their love for each other.  Sometimes things can be even more customized when couples incorporate various family and cultural traditions.  This past weekend I was DJ for a wonderful and very unique celebration for the wedding of Lisa Sontag and Armando Padilla held at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Both the wedding and reception were held at the History Center, which makes a wonderful and easy day for everyone.  The Great Hall was decorated beautifully for the Jewish ceremony which was conducted by one of Lisa’s close friends.

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While the guests enjoyed cocktails at the 4th floor gallery, the Great Hall was converted for dinner and dancing.

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After dinner, guests were treated to a cake and coffee buffet, such a unique idea!

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Lisa and Armando asked their guests to make song requests on the back of their RSVP invitations.  This made for a great variety of music that covered every genre.  Cocktail hour featured Big Band music from the 40’s, dinner featured music from crooners like Frank Sinatra and the Gypsy Kings.  When the dancing started, the music included modern dance music and 80’s classics, as well as Salsas and the Hora dance!


The newlyweds’ first dance was sweet and romantic.

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Lisa and Armando’s guests took the floor after dinner and the celebration started!

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The newlyweds were hoisted into the air during the hora dance… love this part!

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Lisa and Armando found wonderfully fun ways to combine their Jewish and Spanish heritages throughout their big day, creating special moments that will be cherished forever.  The happy couple is on their way to Jamaica for a well deserved rest after a fantastic day.

Jennifer and James (Heinz History Center Reception)

On Saturday I played the wedding reception of Jennifer Stivers & James Bisti at the Heinz History Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

Jennifer and James were completely beaming with joy all night long. I’m sure their cheeks will be sore from all the smiling they kept doing. James spent a lot of time preparing for the reception, not only did he choose all the music for cocktail hour and dinner, he also prepared 3 video slideshows which really wowed their guests.

The Heinz History Center is an amazing venue and Jennifer and James were so much fun.

Here is the playlist from the reception.

Cocktail Hour
The Way You Look Tonight Steve Tyrell
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole
Make Someone Happy Jimmy Durante
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Let’s Fall in Love Steve Tyrell
You Don’t Know Me Ray Charles
Don’t Know Why Norah Jones
When I Fall in Love Nat King Cole
Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra
Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You Frankie Vali
This Will Be Natalie Cole
Let My Love Open the Door Pete Townshend
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Beautiful Day U2First Dance
Someone Like You Van Morrison

Cake Cutting
You’re My Best Friend Queen

Dinner Music
The Way I Am Ingrid Michaelson
Be Mine David Gray
Come Away With Me Norah Jones
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn
Bubbly Colbie Caillat
The Luckiest Ben Folds
You’re Beautiful James Blunt
Somewhere Only We Know Keane
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Sweetest Thing U2
Can’t Help Falling in Love UB40
Dance All Night Ryan Adams
Finally Fergie
Accidentally in Love Counting Crows
Airplanes and Butterflies The Clarks
These are the Days Van Morrison
Making Memories of Us Keith Urban
High James Blunt
Feels Like Home Chantal Kreviazuk
If I Could Hold You Tonight The Bodeans
Mandolin Rain Bruce Hornsby
Hallelujah Rufus Wainwright
I Can See Clearly Now Holly Cole
Rainbow Connection Peter Cincotti

Bridal Dances
I Loved Her First Heartland
My Wish Rascal Flatts

When You Say Nothing At All Alison Krauss
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg The Temptations
Respect Aretha Franklin
Shout (Parts 1 & 2) The Isley Brothers
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flatts
Lost in this Moment Big & Rich
Mountain Music Alabama
Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
You Dropped A Bomb On Me / Party Train The Gap Band
Jump On It Sir Mix-A-Lot
Beautiful in My Eyes Joshua Kadison
You’re My Only Girl (Jenny) [#] Barry Manilow
Come on Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
Jessie’s Girl Rick Springfield
Brick House Commodores
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
You Should Be Dancing Bee Gees
Piano Man Billy Joel
This Years Love David Gray
Save the Last Dance for Me Michael BublÈ

Jennifer & James completely knew their guests tastes and were sure to include lots of great 80’s and country music so that everyone got a chance to dance and party. Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs. Bisti.

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