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Becca and Nate (The Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

Lots of websites will encourage couples to try and “stay in the moment” during their wedding day. It can be quite challenging to remember to enjoy yourself, and your new spouse, as the big day unfolds. I was so excited to see Becca and Nate embrace every moment and have lots of fun during their wonderful reception held at The Pennsylvanian in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

I’ve been fortunate enough to DJ a lot of weddings recently at The Pennsylvanian, and I’m still always amazed by how gorgeous and stunning the Grand Hall looks when decked out for a reception. The large dance floor was well utilized by all of Becca and Nate’s guests when it was time to being an epic dance party.

One of the obvious signs to me that the newlyweds were truly enjoying their night was their ability to add some new songs to the dance party that they didn’t realize were going to be so popular! Their guests went wild over some late 90’s/early 2000’s tracks and carried the excitement of the day to a whole new level. The happy couple are now hopefully fully enjoying themselves on their romantic honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Cassie and Kyle (The Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

I’ve had the opportunity to work with lots of couples as their DJ, and I love when they introduce me to new music and artists that are the best choices for their wedding. DJs are able to call on years of experience to help pick the music to fill the dance floor, but many newlyweds have unique insight into the songs that will get their friends and family the most excited and keep the celebration going all night. Cassie and Kyle knew exactly what to request for their epic celebration held at The Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Grand Hall at the Pennsylvanian decked out with beautiful decor and a custom bar featuring gorgeous photos of the newlyweds! The large dance floor always makes the perfect spot for a fabulous dance party and all of Cassie and Kyle’s guests did not disappoint!

The playlist consisted of a large variety of music from classical to EDM. The energy of the guests was contagious as everyone crowded in to celebrate the next chapter in Cassie and Kyle’s life. The night ended in the Pennsylvanian’s rotunda for a final farewell and sparkler send-off. The happy couple is now off enjoying a well-earned honeymoon in St. Lucia!

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Paige and Josh (Wedding at The Pennsylvanian)

2022 might be the best year of weddings ever! Guests are more excited than every to FINALLY get together with friends and family. Add in having the opportunity to celebrate the love of the bride and groom, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect day. The feeling of happiness and pure joy at Paige and Josh’s wedding was contagious. Guests had come from all literally all over the globe to be with this wonderful couple.

Paige and Josh took full advantage of the amazing space at The Pennsylvanian for both their wedding ceremony and reception. Guests enjoyed a fabulous evening of visiting and dining before crowding the dance floor for an epic dance party featuring tons of great music from yesterday and today.

I’m so fortunate to get to play a part in helloing newlyweds create an evening that is a reflection of their style. Watching Paige and Josh’s energy as they spent time with their favorite people and dancing ALL NIGHT made me wish the night would never end. Towards the end of the evening, guests surrounded the couple for a dollar dance before partying hard to the last few songs. The happy couple is now off on a very well-deserved honeymoon in the Maldives!

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Emma and Jake (The Pennsylvanian Wedding)

Wedding receptions are even more fun when couples include special music and traditions that make their big day unique and memorable. Emma and Jake included a great selection of songs for me to play throughout the reception and were sure to include some Arabic music, which created some amazing moments on the the dance floor for all of their family and friends.

The wedding ceremony and reception were held at the gorgeous Pennsylvanian Grand Hall where there was lots of room for everyone to enjoy a night of visiting, singing and dancing. Guests were not only treated to wonderful music, but also amazing food including an amazing cookie table and late night buffet!

Emma and Jake were amazing hosts to all of their guests. They spent lots of time with everyone, making sure they had a great time. They put together a celebration like no other that included special events and moments for all to enjoy. The happy couple now get a little time for themselves on their well-earned honeymoon in Jamaica.

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Julie and Mike (The Pennsylvanian Vow Renewal and Wedding Reception)

I had the opportunity to DJ quite a few weddings this year that were originally scheduled in 2020. While everyone dealt with this situation differently, Julie and Mike’s solution may be one of my favorites. The happy couple were married at a small ceremony on their original wedding day, and chose to have a vow renewal this year when they could gather with all of their friends and family for an epic celebration.

The celebration took place at the stunning Pennsylvanian hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. They renewed their wedding vows to each other under the gorgeous Rotunda with no officiant or readers. Julie and Mike just affirmed their love for each other while their guests watched on and cheered. Afterwards everyone moved inside for an evening of visiting, dancing and singing.

Another amazing choice Julie and Mike made was to replace the bouquet toss with a small stuffed cat (Pusheen) that would grant the catcher the responsibility of adopting a cat in honor of the newlyweds. What a fun way to include everyone in a unique and memorable event!

I had so much fun working with Julie and Mike and was so excited to see all of their guests join in on the fun. After dealing with all the changes of the past year, it was obvious how happy everyone was for them. At the end of the night Julie and Mike were literally surrounded by their friends and family on the dance floor for the last few songs. It was a celebration that was well worth the wait for this wonderful couple!

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Kelsey and Dustin (The Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

There are a lot of options to consider when planning the flow of events for your wedding reception. One great addition I don’t see nearly enough of is when couples have a mini-dance party before dinner. It’s such a wonderful way to set a tone of celebration and I find that nearly every guest participates. Kelsey and Dustin’s pre-dinner dance party was one of the largest I’ve ever seen, and really helped get the party started!

Their wedding reception was held at the gorgeous Pennsylvanian in the heart of Pittsburgh. The large dance floor was completely filled with their guests throughout the evening. Of course, I have to also mention that Kelsey and Dustin included an amazing (and quite large) ice sculpture of Grogu (Baby Yoda)!

All this great dancing required some fabulous music, and Kelsey and Dustin knew exactly the songs that would get their guests moving. Everyone had a so much fun dancing to the best songs from yesterday and today. The newlyweds added tons of energy to the dance floor as they sang and partied with all of their friends and family. With such a perfect evening behind them, the happy couple gets to spend their well-earned honeymoon in Barbados.

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