During my DJ career I’ve played for corporate events, Christmas parties, and a few clubs and bars throughout Pittsburgh. I’ve recognized that my true passion is being the DJ for wedding receptions. It’s the only type of event where each event is a unique celebration. There is an energy and excitement that only exists when friends and family gather to acknowledge of the love of two people. I was lucky enough to be part of the tremendous excitement that existed at the amazing party for Kelly Ryan and Todd Sabo, held at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center.
Kelly and Todd were open to input from everyone for their big day. Friends and family participated in many ways to help make the day unique. Kelly’s grandmother played piano during cocktail hour. Reverend Rick Roberts, his wife, and Dennis Hack provided a variety of entertainment throughout the reception, including a Johnny Cash impersonation. It all helped to create a warm, wild, and fun atmosphere.
I was asked to introduce the Bridal Party as a giant basketball team. It really got the guests excited for the rest of the night. Kelly and Todd kept each other laughing throughout the evening.
The music was filled with a fun variety of classic hits and new songs that kept everyone dancing. Kelly and Todd clearly LOVE music, which makes my job SO easy!
If you haven’t guessed by now, all the guests came ready to party. When the music started the dance floor EXPLODED with excitement.
No, this is not YMCA, it’s “Hang On Sloopy” by the McCoys. Buckeye fans came out to spell O-H-I-O!
Kelly and Ryan found me through Amie and Greg Donahue. I played their wedding way back in 2008. It was great to see them again. Clearly marriage suits them well!
Once one of the guests busted out some glow sticks I knew I had lost control!
Dancing lasted for more than three hours, Kelly was still going strong at the end of the night!
At most weddings, the guests look to the Bride and Groom to determine the overall mood of the reception. Kelly and Todd did an amazing job in conveying to their guests a feeling of overwhelming joy, happiness, and downright craziness. It’s always great to leave your guests wanting just a bit more, and when I announced the last dance it was obvious that no one was ready to leave. Now that they’ve thoroughly celebrated their vows, the newlyweds are off on their honeymoon in Paris and Greece.