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Kaitlyn and Andrew (Phipps Conservatory Wedding)

I’ll admit, I get excited when couples find incredibly special ideas to include as part of their wedding day.  I also love the people who choose to make the day their own instead of sticking to traditions that don’t match their style.  Kaitlyn and Andrew included lots of custom details and their entire celebration was the perfect match for them.  Their ceremony and reception was held on a perfect summer day at the always beautiful Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden.

Once guests entered the Special Events Room, they each received a special surprise at their table of a lucky bamboo tree, all of which was loving made by Andrew.  What a great and unique favor for everyone to take home!

Kaitlyn and Andrew had also chosen some fantastic music for dinner and dancing.  Everyone sang and danced to some wonderful music from oldies to today’s hits.

Kaitlyn and Andrew put a lot of time and energy on the details of their big day, and it all paid off.  They made perfect choices that made everything feel comfortable for not only them, but everyone involved.  At the end of the night they were surrounded by all of their favorite people who were clearly thrilled to help them celebrate their new lives together.

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Kate and Joe (Phipps Conservatory Wedding Reception)

One of the many challenges when planning a wedding can be finding ways to incorporate your specific tastes while being sure to create a day that all of your guests will enjoy and remember.  Kate and Joe had no problem at all when it came to their amazing celebration held on a beautiful day at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

The ceremony was held in the outdoor garden, followed by a reception in the beautifully decorated outdoor tent.  Guests were treated to great music by a string quartet, followed by a selection of songs chosen by Kate and Joe.

Kate and Joe kicked off the evening with a wonderfully choreographed first dance, followed instantly by having their friends and family joining them for a fun and rowdy hora.  All night long there was a great variety of music that everyone could enjoy.  When it was time to dance, all of the guests had the chance to hear music from oldies to today’s hits.  Kate and Joe planned a wonderful day that was well suited to their tastes, and a perfect way to celebrate their love with all their favorite people.

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Kate and Ryan (Phipps Conservatory Wedding DJ)

Pittsburgh offers so many wonderful wedding venues, choosing the right one for your big day can be a difficult choice.  Finding the right size, style and atmosphere is so important to the success of every wedding.  Kate and Ryan could not have picked a better location than Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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It was a perfect Fall day as they were married on the beautiful patio area outside of the Tropical Garden at Phipps.  After cocktails, guests entered the ballroom for dinner and dancing.

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The entire day flowed perfectly for the happy couple.  Guests were not only able to enjoy some fun dancing, but were also able to enjoy the beautiful evening outside on the patio.  Their friends and family were treated to a wonderful night as they came together to celebrate with the newlyweds.  Congratulations Kate and Ryan, I’m so thrilled I was able to be a part of all the fun!

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Brett Alaina and John (Phipps Conservatory Wedding DJ)

I tell each couple that I work with that planning your wedding reception should be fun.  There’s plenty of work to do when choosing details for your big day, but when it comes time to think about the music and good times you’ll have at the reception, you should try to enjoy the process.  Brett Alaina and John were great to work with when we put together their wedding ceremony and reception held at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA.

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This was my first time getting to provide uplighting (both candlelight and purple) at the Phipps Conservatory ballroom!  I also helped create a monogram for the newlyweds, too!

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Brett Alaina and John chose wonderful, unique and stylish music to use throughout their celebration.  This great mix of music matched up perfectly with their friends and family, so when it was time to dance, no one hesitated to get on the dance floor to party!  I love getting the chance to work with people who enjoy music so much, and find great ways to use their favorite songs to make their day memorable.  The happy couple is now off for a romantic and well-deserved honeymoon in the Maldives.

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Ashley and Adam (Phipps Conservatory Wedding)

There’s no better way to kick off the 2015 wedding season then with a fantastic spring wedding.  Ashley and Adam held their ceremony and reception at the beautiful Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA.  They took such care to plan a day which included all their favorite people, details and music.

Their nuptials and cocktails were held in the Tropical Forest Congo area, and I loved how their place cards and other details coordinated perfectly with the theme at Phipps.

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With dinner completed, it was finally time to really celebrate!  The newlyweds’ friends and family were tons of fun as they danced and sang to a variety of amazing selections.  Ashley and Adam chose some truly unique songs, which helped make the evening even more special.  I thank this wonderful couple for including me in their special day, what a way to start the year!  They are now off for a romantic honeymoon in Antigua.


Lauren and Chris (Phipps Conservatory)

A key to a great reception is to allow some variety into your music selections.  Lauren and Chris did an amazing job coming up with a mix of music that appealed to all of their friends and family for their nuptials and celebration at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.

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Phipps was the perfect location for the newlyweds’ big day.  Their ceremony and cocktails were held in the outdoor gardens with a live string quartet.  Throughout the rest of the evening, guests were treated to music from every decade from the 40’s til Today.  Since it was a wonderful summer day, guests were able to enjoy the space outside the Special Events Suite which featured a cigar bar!

Lauren and Chris did an amazing job mixing their tastes of 80’s and current music along with great classic songs they knew their wedding guests would enjoy.  Throughout the reception I had people stopping by to tell me how much they were enjoying the music selections.  At the end of the night, everyone cheered for these fun and sweet newlyweds and even insisted on an extra song to keep the party going just a little longer.

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