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Jenny and Jarad’s Unforgettable Celebration at the Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a wedding DJ is witnessing the union of two families and seeing everyone come together to celebrate. Jenny and Jarad’s wedding reception was a perfect example of this joyous occasion, filled with guests who were ready to party and create lasting memories.

The reception took place at the stunning Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh, where guests were welcomed with a marvelous cocktail reception before it was time for dinner and dancing. The city skyline, visible through the expansive windows surrounding the main ballroom, added an extra touch of magic to the evening.

Jenny and Jarad provided me with a fantastic list of song requests that kept the dance floor packed all night long. Guests danced and sang to a wide variety of music, ensuring that there was something for everyone to enjoy.

As the night drew to a close, the festivities culminated in a special, intimate moment. Jenny and Jarad shared one last dance in the now-empty ballroom, a quiet and touching end to an evening full of celebration and joy. This serene moment was the perfect way to conclude their reception before they embark on their new adventure together.

Later this year, the happy couple will head to Hawaii for more quiet moments and to begin the next chapter of their lives. It was an honor to be a part of Jenny and Jarad’s unforgettable celebration, and I wish them all the best as they start this exciting journey together.

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Bridgette and Eric (Renaissance Hotel Wedding)

Are you in the midst of wedding planning and wondering how to handle the reception playlist? It’s a common concern for many couples – after all, you want to make sure the music reflects your own personal tastes, but you also don’t want to exclude your friends and family from the festivities. Well, Bridgette and Eric faced this exact dilemma, and they came up with a solution that was nothing short of genius.

Bridgette and Eric decided to put their trust in their loved ones and allow them to make song requests through the wedding RSVP. And let me tell you, the results were amazing!

The reception, which was held at the luxurious Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel in the heart of downtown, was jam-packed with dancing and singing from start to finish. The winter theme decor added a touch of elegance, and the music selection was a perfect blend of all different genres. In fact, the party was so epic that when the night was coming to a close, the guests needed two extra songs before they were ready to head downstairs for the after-party.

Bridgette and Eric were the ultimate DJ’s dream couple – their relaxed and fun-loving approach made it a celebration that nobody would forget. So if you’re on the fence about whether or not to allow your friends and family to make song requests at your own wedding reception, take a cue from Bridgette and Eric and go for it! You never know what hidden talents your loved ones might have when it comes to selecting the perfect dance party playlist. Trust me, your reception will be a hit with this approach!

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Ashley and Anthony (Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Wedding Reception)

When did I realize that Ashley and Anthony were going to have a completely unforgettable wedding reception? Was it when they told me they wanted an epic dance party for the celebration at the beautiful Renaissance hotel, or that many of their guests would be traveling to Pittsburgh to be a part of their special day?

Was it when their guests cheered SO loud for the entrance of the wedding party, or when they started throwing money during their first dance as part of a Greek wedding tradition?

Perhaps it could have been when I first arrived at the Renaissance and saw how wonderfully decorated the ballroom was for everyone to enjoy a once-in-lifetime celebration…

or when the guests immediately crammed the dancefloor and didn’t stop until the very last song.

No, for me it was the very first moment I had the opportunity to meet with Ashley and Anthony. Their love for each other and their excitement to spend their big day with so many of their favorite people made it clear to me that theirs was a wedding celebration that would be like no other. They told me that they wanted the dance floor to be filled all night long and their friends and family did not disappoint. Once their unforgettable reception came to an end, everyone made their way to the hotel bar for an after-party that lasted late into the night. I had the best time getting to know the newlyweds and am thrilled I was able to be a part of such an amazing day!

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Ashley and John (Renaissance Pittsburgh Wedding Reception)

It’s always a bittersweet feeling for me when I DJ the last wedding of my season each year.  While I do enjoy having a little time off to spend with friends and family, I miss having the chance to participate in so many wonderful and happy occasions.  I can’t think of a better way to end my 2019 season than to be a part of Ashley and John’s beautiful wedding reception held at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel.

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Ashley and John did an amazing job decorating the hotel, and included lots of special details including chocolate covered apples at each place setting!  The view from the ballroom was a great way show off Pittsburgh to their out-of-town guests.  It also made the perfect spot for an epic dance party!

Pittsburgh Renaissance Wedding Reception

Pittsburgh Renaissance Wedding Reception

Ashley and John were great fun to work with.  Their fun, relaxed and genuinely kind personalities let me know their reception would be a great time for everyone.  The guests had a wonderful time dancing to a wide variety of excellent music from yesterday and today.  At the end of the night, the newlyweds were surrounded one of the largest dance circles I’ve ever seen.  It was clear no one wanted to miss an opportunity to enjoy every minute of this terrific celebration!

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Nicole and Justin (Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel Reception)

Wedding planning is a ton of work.  For some people, hiring a planner to help plan out all the details is a great option to keep from getting overwhelmed.  Nicole and Justin, on the other hand, had no problem at all putting together the perfect wedding reception for their epic celebration at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Wedding

The atmosphere at the Renaissance was spectacular, with lots of custom details including two caricature artists, uplighting, monogram, a fantastic cookie table and even special dog treats for guests to take home for their fur babies.  The ballroom also features one of the best views of the bridges and PNC Park!

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Ballroom

Wedding Dog Treats and Bags Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel PNC Park View

Nicole and Justin worked hard to provide me excellent song choices for me to play throughout the evening.  There was a wide variety of music for guests to enjoy, everything from country to rock to top 40 hits from the 80s through today.

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Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Wedding DJ

After the final song, Nicole and Justin prepared a special grand exit to end the evening.  All of their friends and family left the ballroom and cheered for the happy couple as they descended the grand staircase of the hotel.  There was cheers and laughter as the after-party began and the newlyweds got to relax and enjoy the success of their perfect wedding day.

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Claire and Andrew (Renaissance Pittsburgh Wedding Reception)

Couples have told me that they’ve had bad dreams before their wedding day, that no one at the reception will dance.  No matter how much fun your family and friends are, I think it’s easy to worry that for one reason or another, they won’t have a good time when it’s time to celebrate.  My simple advice is always this – when the bride and groom dance, everyone dances.  Claire and Andrew did an amazing job showing their guests exactly how to party at their elegant and fun wedding reception at the stunning Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.

The Renaissance ballroom looked stunning, and I was thrilled that I could provide a custom monogram and red uplighting to make the room look even more amazing.


Claire and Andrew were so fun to work with, and when it came time to dance, they made sure everyone was a part of the celebration.  They both spent tons of time dancing and Claire even ran to tables to drag more people to join them.  They gave their friends and family an authentic reason to celebrate and party, and wow, did they party!  The night ended way too soon, but as the last song ended, the newlyweds were surrounded by all of their favorite people.  It was the perfect ending to a great day.
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