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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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Teena and David (The Pennsylvanian Wedding Reception)

One of the coolest parts of being a wedding DJ is that in one evening, you can play a fabulous variety of songs instead of being stuck using music from only a single genre.  It’s so awesome to work with couples who understand how important it is to include different styles of music to please the various people who will be attending their celebration.  Teena and David knew that their wedding reception  would combine both Italian and Indian influences along with their love of music from yesterday and today.

The reception was held at the amazing Pennsylvanian Hotel in the heart of Pittsburgh.  It’s simply one of the most stunning venues in the city!  Music for cocktails included jazz and standards performed by the Rat Pack and other great artists, then as guests moved to their seats for dinner, they were treated to a high energy performance by the CMU Collegiate Bhangra dancers!

The music through out the evening moved between Top 40, Motown, Indian and many other styles…. everyone got the chance to be part of the fun!

 

Teena and David were so much fun to work with throughout the planning process.  They put together a celebration with lots of fun, surprises and entertainment for all.  It was the perfect match for them and their closest friends and family.  The happy couple is now off on a wonderful honeymoon cruise as they start on their next big adventure together!


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Casey and Dan (The Pennsylvanian Reception)

I’m always honored when I’m chosen to DJ a wedding, but there is something extra special when I am given the opportunity to be a part of a celebration for members of our military.  Not only do I feel it’s important to honor these wonderful men and women, but I also find that no one knows how to party and have fun more than those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country.  Casey and Dan had their beautiful and elegant military wedding at the Pennsylvanian in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

The Pennsylvanian is a gorgeous and stunning venue, made even more elegant with their newly added drapery and the fantastic wedding decorations.

 

At the end of their reception, Casey and Dan made a comment to me about how the day was full of “perfect moments”.  I couldn’t agree more since they had so many of their friends and family surround them as they took the time to talk, relax, enjoy cookies, drink, dance, and sing.  Everyone seemed to have the best time as they got crazy to some fun music from yesterday and today.  They all gathered around for one last song before the couple’s sparkler exit.  Casey and Dan gave everyone a fantastic celebration and in turn, their guests gave them all the love and attention they deserved.  The newlyweds are headed off to Taiwan for a well-earned romantic honeymoon.


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Meghan and Dan (Pennsylvanian Wedding)

Almost everyone you meet will tell you that they love music, but every once in awhile, I get to work with couples who really LOVE to hear their favorite songs.  Meghan and Dan’s passion for music was evident as they sang and danced at their wedding reception held on a perfect summer day at the Pennsylvanian in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

The Pennsylvanian is one of the most stunning venues in the city.   The large dance floor was perfect as everyone joined in to dance the hora!

 

 

Meghan and Dan provided a wonderful list of songs to be included on their big day.  They knew exactly what would get their guests excited and on the dance floor.  As a DJ, there’s nothing more fun than seeing a couple explode with excitement when their favorite song starts playing.  Eventually, it was time for the evening to end, and everyone headed over to the after-party.  The happy couple is soon headed off for a well-earned honeymoon in Greece and Italy.

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