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Lindsey and Byron (The Pennsylvanian Hotel Wedding)

One of the big decisions couples make when planning their wedding is about who will be doing speeches, toasts, and officiating during the big day. Obviously it’s important to choose people you trust, but also those who will do a great job at making all of the wedding guests feel part of the celebration. Lindsey and Byron’s choices of speakers were perfect for their beautiful Fall wedding held at the Pennsylvanian Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

Their ceremony was held in the Rotunda at the Pennsylvanian and was officiated by a long-time friend of the bride. The mix of relatable stories and the relaxed nature of the service helped set a great tone that lasted all night long. As guests moved in doors, Lindsey and Byron were toasted by not only their Maid of Honor & Best Man, but also by a group of their friends from Baltimore, which added more fun and laughter to the occasion.

Of course, Lindsey and Byron’s excellent choices weren’t only limited to those who spoke on their wedding day, they also chose an amazing selection of music that kept their guests dancing all night long!

As the night came to an end, all of the guests returned to the Rotunda for a fabulous sparkler exit before heading off to the after party. I love how Lindsey and Byron’s choices throughout the day created a wonderful community out of all their friends and family. After such a successful celebration, the newlyweds are headed off for a very well-deserved honeymoon.

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Courtney and Eric (Wedding at The Pennsylvanian)

Not every couple is interested in choosing most of their music for their wedding day, but it’s great fun for me when they do! It’s even more of a thrill when a couple decides to include a wide variety of great songs that not only reflect their style, but includes something special for all of their guests to enjoy. Courtney and Eric took great care in creating a fabulously unique request list like no other for their beautiful wedding held at The Pennsylvanian in downtown Pittsburgh.

The rotunda at The Pennsylvanian makes one of the most spectacular places in the city to hold a ceremony. It was the perfect spot for Courtney and Eric’s guests to watch the couple share this special moment. Afterwards guests were treated to an amazing evening that included wonderful food and an amazing dance party!

The soundtrack for the evening included everything from Elton John to Drake. It was a fabulous mix that kept people dancing and singing along throughout the evening. Once the guests left the Grand Hall, Courtney and Eric chose to have a special dance alone before meeting up with their friends and family at the after party. I loved that they took a few moments together, reflecting on their perfect day. Once this special moment was over, they went on to meet their guests for more celebration, and I’m sure, to enjoy a few more great songs!

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Kristen and Anthony (Wedding at The Pennsylvanian)

There’s nothing more fun for me than to work with couples who not only love music, but are completely aware of what songs will be a HUGE hit with their friends and family on their wedding day. Kristen and Anthony blew me away by choosing some absolutely amazing music for their epic wedding celebration held on a perfect Fall day at The Pennsylvanian in the heart of Pittsburgh.

Kristen and Anthony made great use of the Grand Hall, using it for both their ceremony and reception. The newlyweds even made room to honor their dog Millie, who snuck into the party on their wedding cake! Guests were treated to a fun-filled evening, including everything from fabulous food to a dance party like no other.

Kristen and Anthony’s playlist included music from every genre imaginable, and they both brought so much energy to the dance floor. I don’t Kristen’s feet ever touched the ground after the first song started! After such an amazing evening, the couple certainly deserves some time alone on their honeymoon in Italy!

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Kajsa and Nick (Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

There are a LOT of choices to make for your wedding, . For some couples that means things like custom Pinterest boards of pictures for the photographer to replicate, or maybe agonizing over the perfect typeface for your ceremony programs. Some of my favorite couples to work with are those that choose to spend a little time thinking about how music will impact their wedding day. Kajsa and Nick did an amazing job picking songs that were the perfect match for their friends and family.

Their reception was held in the stunning Grand Hall at the Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh, PA.  They held their first dance during cocktails in the Rotunda before guests made their way inside for dinner and dancing. At the end of the Grand Hall was one of the most amazing customized bars I’ve ever seen that included gorgeous photos of the bride and groom!

After dinner it was time for an epic dance party, including THREE Tarantellas! All of Kajsa and Nick’s song selections had everyone laughing, singing and dancing all night long.

Kajsa and Nick created amazing moments throughout the night, including Nick and friends serenading the bride, and Kajsa (a former cheerleader) being held up (literally) as everyone around sang to “Sweet Caroline”. It was a night full of memorable moments and great music. The newlyweds will soon head off to Italy for a fun filled honeymoon!

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Margaux and Zach (Pennsylvanian Wedding)

I’ve been fortunate to DJ quite of a lot of weddings in my lifetime. One of my absolute favorite parts of working with couples is seeing what ideas they come up with to make their day unique. I’m pretty sure Margaux and Zach made it to the top of my list for their beautiful wedding held at the Pennsylvanian in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

Margaux surprised her new husband with a song written specifically for them to use as their first dance. She worked with a professional musician to include lyrics that summed up their relationship beautifully. It was such a fantastic moment and one I can guarantee their friends and family will be talking about for years to come.

Obviously the newlyweds made a ton of other fantastic decisions including their amazing stunning decor as well as song choices which made for a amazing celebration!

I love how Margaux used music to show Zach how important their relationship is to him and all of their guests. I also love that they will have a special song that is truly “their song” and belongs to no one else. I was just thrilled to be part of Margaux and Zach’s wedding day and I know it’s one I won’t soon forget.

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Carly and Zach (The Pennsylvanian Wedding)

Some couples are afraid to having their wedding day on a Friday or Sunday since their guests might not be in the same party spirt that is typically reserved for Saturday nights. Carly and Zach’s wedding was absolute proof that no matter what day of the week, friends and family are always ready to celebrate love with those who mean the most to them.

Carly and Zach were married in the gorgeous rotunda of the Pennsylvanian before guests entered the Grand Hall for an evening of special moments, amazing food and, of course, lots of dancing!

The newlyweds spent their evening surrounded by their guests as everyone danced and sung their hearts out. No one cared what day of the week it was, and instead focused on creating amazing memories with the happy couple. Carly and Zach can spend more time not worrying about what day it is on their well-deserved honeymoon in Cabo.

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