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Angela and John (Oglebay Resort Wedding Reception)

Newlyweds possess a unique insight that no DJ could replicate when it comes to curating the ideal soundtrack for their wedding day. I relish the opportunity to collaborate with couples who eagerly share their preferences and song recommendations, ensuring the music resonates perfectly with their friends and family. Angela and John exemplified this artful approach, creating a play list that kept their guests dancing and singing throughout their enchanting wedding reception at the splendid Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.

The Olgebay ballroom provided a stunning backdrop, setting the stage for a celebration like no other. Angela and John kicked off their reception with a beautifully choreographed—and flawlessly executed—dance to “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer.

The evening unfolded seamlessly, offering ample time for dancing and revelry. Guests filled the expansive dance floor, moving to hits spanning every conceivable genre. John’s thoughtfully curated request list spanned decades, ensuring that guests of all ages found joy in the music. As a personal thrill, the room was adorned with Swifties, adding an extra layer of excitement.

To conclude the festivities that brought everyone together in West Virginia, there was only one fitting choice: a massive sing-along to John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The dance floor brimmed with the happy couple’s favorite people, clearly elated to share in such a magical day. As the celebration transitioned to the after-party, it was evident that Angela and John had gifted everyone an extraordinary day that would linger in their memories for years to come.

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Tori and Kevin (Olgebay Resort Wedding)

Couples who are planning a December wedding always face the choice of acknowledging the holiday season or not. Since Christmas is probably the only thing I love more than weddings, I was THRILLED to hear that Tori and Kevin were not only going to recognize the season but use the sights and sounds of Christmas to make their wedding day truly amazing!

Their ceremony and reception were held at the Oglebay Resort in West Virginia. Oglebay is one of the best-known Christmas locations in the world for its amazing outdoor light display. I was not prepared for how spectacular the ballroom would look decorated with beautiful lights and Christmas trees.

Tori and Kevin also used Christmas music throughout their wedding day. After dinner, a few guests even started dancing early to some classic yuletide hits. When it was officially dancing time, nearly everyone hit the floor to get wild to songs from every genre imaginable!

The joy of the Christmas season mixed with the unbelievable excitement of the day made Tori and Kevin’s wedding one that I wish would have never ended! Their friends and family danced, sang, and even needed multiple encores before they would allow the night to come to a close. I can’t imagine a better ending. After their perfect evening, and before the holiday rush, Tori and Kevin headed off for a very well-earned honeymoon in Aruba!

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Meghan and Eric (Oglebay Resort Wedding Reception)

To say 2020 has been a difficult year for wedding planning would be a gross understatement.  Couples have been forced to decide what it is about their wedding that is most important, and to be willing to be a bit more flexible on some of the other details.  What I loved most about working with Meghan and Eric was their commitment to spending their big day with the people who were most special to them.  They knew that nothing would matter more than the memories they would create surrounded by their friends and family.

Their wonderful reception was held at the beautiful Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.  The ballroom not only looked amazing, but allowed plenty of space for guests to enjoy an evening of socializing, dinner and dancing!

Meghan and Eric did a fabulous job creating an evening that was fun for everyone.  Their song choices included a wide variety of music from yesterday and today to ensure no one was left out of the fun!  Towards the end of the night, all of their guests gathered around as the newlyweds headed off to begin this new chapter of their lives.  It was really obvious to me how special this evening was for all who attended… people even stayed and danced a while after the couple was gone!  Meghan and Eric are now headed off for a truly well-deserved honeymoon in Washington, DC.

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Brooke and Greg (Oglebay Resort Reception)

People will always tell you that time on your wedding day will come and go too quickly. It is truly something you can’t understand until you experience it for yourself. Because there is only so many hours at the reception, I encourage all of my clients to make the most of the time they’ll have. It’s so important include the things that are special to you and to be certain not to waste precious moments or to let others rush you away from enjoying yourself throughout the day. I recently had the pleasure of DJing at the reception of Brooke Warren & Greg Baker. Greg & Brooke used their time EXTREMELY well all day and were able to include everything they wanted in their perfect celebration.


The wedding and reception were held at the beautiful Oglebay Resort & Conference Center. Both the outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour featured music from an amazing string ensemble provided by Pittsburgh Music Live. Brooke & Greg requested special songs for the trio to play during cocktail hour that were familiar and lovely.


Brooke & Greg were tons of fun to work with. They wanted to make sure their reception matched their style and I think they did a remarkable job. It was a great mix of fun and elegance that really led to an awesome party. We ended up staying at the resort for much longer then we originally had planned, which left a lot of room for some terrific requests.


One of the hardest parts of the event is knowing when to switch from quiet socialization to the dancing portion of the evening. Greg & Brooke handled this great and knew when it was time to get the party started. Once the dance floor opened, guests of all ages went wild. Brooke’s grandfather made a tribute and even sang for everyone. (See the George Foreman post below).


This may be one of my all time favorite pictures. Every bride should get to be so happy!


I feel that the reception is an opportunity for newlyweds to show their friends and family a bit about who they are as a couple. I love the fact that Brooke & Greg were so true to themselves in the planning of the reception. The entire day was full of special, unique and touching moments that clearly reflected the love they share.

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