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Kerri & Ty (Hilton Garden Inn DJ)

I just love when people throw creative flair into the the details that decorate their reception venue.  This Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn, there were many signs of Kerri DiGiovanni’s and Ty Lacock’s knack for creativity.

DiGiovanni Lacock Wedding


The first thing that caught most people’s attention were the signs that were featured at the bar, the cookie table, and everywhere.

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Of course, Kerry and Ty were creative with their music selections as well.  During dinner they chose to mix in songs that had been the first dances for various family members’ weddings.  For dancing, they included a great mix of requests that were the perfect choices for their guests.


The newlyweds had their first dance to Roberta Flack’s “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face”.  Such a quiet and romantic moment to kick off what would be the perfect evening.

After plenty of time for the guests to enjoy dinner, cake, the photobooth and an insane amount of cookies… it was time to start the celebration!

Kerri and Ty included tons of special touches for their reception that transformed this ballroom to match their style.  At the end of this elegant and stylish evening, the dance floor was still crowded with their guests chanting and clapping for the newlyweds as they headed off to start their new lives together.

Rachel and John (Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn DJ)

One of the things I love about my job is that I get to work with a wide variety of terrific clients, each with their own unique take on putting together their dream wedding.  I love people who get involved with me in making the music truly reflect who they are.  This weekend I was able to help Rachel Novosel and John Sada customize their reception at the Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn outside of Pittsburgh.  Their fun and easy going attitude made an evening that was a reflection of their wonderful personalities.

Pittsburgh Wedding DJ

I work hard to make sure that my DJ equipment doesn’t take a way from the beauty and elegance of the venue.  For the past few years I’ve used systems by BOSE, which deliver wonderful sound without distracting from the romantic atmosphere of the room.   The Hilton Garden Inn looked amazing with spotlights featured on each centerpiece in the room.

Pittsburgh Hilton Garden Inn

One of my favorite parts of preparing for Rachel and John’s big day was pulling their music together.  Their music choices were fun and different, even for dinner.  Guests were commenting on how great the selection was.  Everything from country, rock, top 40, oldies and more made the reception feel special and customized.


Rachel made a beautiful bride and her dress was simply stunning.  It was clear that John couldn’t take his eyes off of his new wife.

Pittsburgh Wedding First Dance

After a few formal dances, the party began.  The wide variety of music gave everyone a chance to get to the dance floor.

DJ Eric Schiemer

Pittsburgh Wedding DJ

Sada Wedding DJ

Hilton Garden Inn Wedding DJ

Rachel and John were so much fun to work with.  They had a strong sense of what they wanted for their special day, but also gave their guests the opportunity to hear the songs they wanted to enjoy as well.  The best part of being a wedding DJ is getting to play events like this that are so extraordinary and different.  I was thrilled to help Rachel and John end their big day having the time of the lives.

Erin and Adrian (Hilton Garden Inn Reception)

I always encourage my clients to find ways to make their wedding unique to their personalities and tastes.  I’m always thrilled when a couple takes the opportunity to share a bit of themselves with their friends and families.  I love to DJ at weddings that are different each week, and this past weekend I was SO excited to play at the amazingly unique wedding of Erin McPherson and Adrian Pasricha at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA
Pasricha Wedding DJ at Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe

Erin and Adrian held their nuptials at the Hilton Garden Inn. It was a beautiful and unique ceremony blending their two families, customs, and traditions together.

Pasricha Wedding DJ

The music for the entire day was spectacular!  An amazing variety of Pop, Rap, Indian, Latin.  There was also room for some 80’s and 90’s hits as well.  Erin and Adrian put great care into providing me guidance for the songs they knew their guests would love.  Their hard work paid off with a fantastic playlist that I’m sure I’ll be encouraging future couples to review for unique and special song ideas.


Erin & Adrian’s first dance was very sweet and beautiful.

Pasricha Elegant DJ at Hilton Garden Inn

Once it was time to get the party started, the dance floor was immediately packed.  Erin was beaming all evening long.

Pasricha Salsa Latin DJ at Hilton Garden Inn

Adrian and his sister Nicole are both great dancers, no matter what the style of music.

Pasricha Indian DJ at Hilton Garden Inn, Pennsylvania

Things got really wild during the set of Indian music – it was truly spectacular!

Pasricha Indian Wedding DJ, Southpointe PA

Erin and Adrian were on the dance floor all the way until 2AM!  I’m sure the after party was a huge smash too!

Pasricha Newlywed DJ at Hilton Garden Inn

Pasricha Pittsburg Wedding DJ, Southpointe PA

Evenings like this are the reason any body ever becomes a DJ.  I really do consider it a privilege to help so many people dance, sing and celebrate.  Erin and Adrian are now off to Italy for their honeymoon.  I can’t thank them enough for asking me to help make their day as unique and wonderful as they are.

Jessica and Sean (Hilton Garden Inn Reception)

Yesterday I performed at the reception of Jessica Gibbons & Sean Belowich at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA. Jessica and Sean are the most relaxed and easy going couple and they have some of the most funny and outgoing group of friends and family. It was great fun helping them celebrate their special day.

All the tables were labeled with various areas of Pittsburgh and they included this cool seating chart to help people find their tables…love this idea!


Musically I had the chance to do a few special things for the reception. I was able to trim down their first dance (Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison) from 7 min to around 4 which worked great. (It’s the version featured in the video above, see if you can find the edits!) Sean also gave me a few contemporary jazz artists to use for dinner and I had some fun making a special list just for the occasion.

Click here to see the playlist from the reception

The Hilton Garden is a great venue. Not only a beautiful place, but the staff helped keep things on time and running smoothly. Every once in awhile I get to work with some of the best vendors around… it’s always great to work with Nick and Bethani of Photos By Nick.


Jessica & Sean were just great to work with. They did most of the planning from Arizona so much of our planning was done via email and phone calls, but thanks to Jessica’s great organizational skils everything worked out wonderfully.


The guests had a great time dancing to a variety of music including terrific songs from the 80’s and 90’s as well as some newer Top 40 songs. After everything was over there were many many guests hanging around the ballroom chatting and having fun. Sean’s father put it best when he told me that you know it was a great party when you can’t get anyone to leave. Congratulations to the new Dr & Mrs Sean and Jessica Belowich!

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