Category Archives: Twelve Oaks Mansion

Nicole and Matt (12 Oaks Mansion)

As a DJ, I tend to talk a lot about the fun and dancing portion of wedding receptions, but many times I’m fortunate enough to be a part of the actual ceremony.  I love being able to provide sound and music for the most important time of couple’s special day.  Nicole and Matt did a fantastic job choosing music to include in their ceremony that fit their style perfectly.


The newlyweds made an excellent choice to hold their nuptials and celebration at the beautiful Twelve Oaks Mansion in Mars, PA.


Once the ceremony was  completed, guests were able to move from the library into the ballroom for cocktails, dinner and dancing.  The happy couple took great care in preparing a day that would suit their guests’ style.  This included everything from the location, ceremony, candy buffet and music.  The results could not have been more perfect and I am thrilled that Nicole and Matt chose me to be part of it all.  Congratulations to this awesome couple!

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Lindsey and Kirk (Twelve Oaks Mansion Wedding DJ)

Putting together weddings is a lot of work.  Lots of things to do, lots to think about and plan.  I love when couples are able to let all of it go and just enjoy themselves on the big day.  Lindsey and Kirk were not only great fun to work with, but were able to truly enjoy every moment of their beautiful reception at Twelve Oaks Mansion in Mars, PA.

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I love the ballroom at Twelve Oaks.  It’s a big open space with lots of beautiful natural light.  It was a wonderful area for Lindsey and Kirk’s celebration.

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Lindsay and Kirk provided a great list of music for cocktails, dinner and dancing.  The mix was perfectly suited for their friends and family who danced, sang and got a little crazy on the dance floor.  I had the best time watching the newlyweds enjoying themselves so much as their guests cheered and celebrated with them.  The happy couple is now headed off to San Diego for a romantic and well-deserved honeymoon.

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Sarah and Matt (Twelve Oaks Mansion)

It’s fun when couples include special touches or details into the decorations at their reception.  I was excited to learn that Sarah and Matt got engaged at Disney World.  I was even more excited that they included a few Disney details at their elegant wedding celebration at Twelve Oaks Mansion in Mars, PA.

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Twelve Oaks Mansion is one of my favorite places to do uplighting, it looked amazing in both light orange (dinner), and blue (dancing).

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Sarah and Matt’s “Guest Book” was actually magnetic stars for guests to write wishes to the newlyweds.  My favorite detail was their Mickey and Minnie cake topper!  So cool.

I had been told that the wedding guests would be excited to dance, and they definitely came to celebrate.  Thankfully they had already chosen to extend the evening since we needed every minute to keep the party going.  When the night came to an end, guests still didn’t want to leave.  I’m confident that Sarah and Matt truly will have a Happily Ever After.

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Emily and Brendan (Twelve Oaks Mansion)

One of the great honors I’ve had is playing receptions for members of our military.  Not only do I have great respect for the men and women who serve our country, but also their friends and family know the value of spending time together, and are always ready for a celebration.  This could not have been more true than at Emily & Brendan’s reception at the Twelve Oaks Mansion in Mars, PA.

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Twelve Oaks Mansion was beautifully decorated with elegant linens and a beautiful winter wedding cake.  I was thrilled that they chose me to provide uplighting for dinner and dancing.  Emily surprised Brandon by having 2 songs for their first dance so they could both have the song of their choice.  Talk about compromise!

After lots of celebrating and singing (and a fantastic dance to N’Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye”), the night ended with Emily and Brendan’s friends and family surrounding them on the dance floor for the final song.  I can not imagine a better way to end 2013 than by being a part of this wonderful celebration for such a sweet and kind couple.

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Emily and Scott (Twelve Oaks Mansion DJ)

One great way to share a part of yourself with your wedding guests is to choose a fun theme to help make the day feel extra customized.  This past weekend I DJ’ed a very unique and elegant reception for Emily Knopfel and Scott Gibbons at the Twelve Oaks Mansion in Mars, PA.

Knopfel Gibbons Wedding

Emily and Scott both share a love of literature and came up with great ways to use that throughout the mansion.  Scott even built this custom card catalog for guests to find their seat assignments.

Card Catalog Seating Assignments

At the center of each table were books by the couple’s favorite authors.  Since Scott works as a teacher, it certainly made sense as well to shuttle their guests in a school bus!

Literature Wedding Theme

Scott and Emily clearly have a passion for music as well.  Their song choices blended well into a mix that was upbeat and fun.


Scott and Emily worked hard to create an environment that their guests would always remember.  Their cocktail hour featured a slideshow of great photos of the couple, and afterwards the bridal party decended the grand staircase at the mansion.  The couple’s first dance to David Gray’s “This First Love” followed dinner and was sweet and romantic.

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With the formalities out of the way it was time to relax and party!

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Scott and Emily pulled all of this together from out of state with help from their friends and family.  Their literary wedding theme was a huge hit and was a perfect example of simple elegance.  The couple is taking a little time to enjoy the success of their big day before their honeymoon in Ireland.  I sure hope they remember to take along something to read!

Jessica and Rob (Twelve Oaks Mansion DJ)

How can you have the right attitude for your wedding?  So much emotion, so much planning, so much of everything – is there any possible way to keep focus on what really matters?  Those who are able to find the peace of mind to remember this on their big day are the ones who seem to enjoy the celebration the most.  Yesterday I was the DJ for a couple with the most amazing attitudes.  Jessica Randazza and Rob Schreck had their relaxed and fun-filled wedding reception at the wonderful Twelve Oaks Mansion in Mars, PA.

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Cocktail hour kicked off with jazz music from the fantastic Southern Comfort Band.  What a great way to start the evening.

Southern Comfort Band, Pittsburgh

Outside of the photo booth was a box of fun trinkets.  I loved the fact that the Schreck family enjoys their Shrek connection!

Shrek Wedding

Twelve Oaks Mansion was decorated beautifully with a fall theme.  Bethany, the coordinator for the mansion, described the day perfectly as “simply elegant”.

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With Jessica and Rob’s easy going nature, they allowed plenty of room for me to “do my DJ thing”.  They provided some great direction for song choices, but also let the evening flow through every genre.  The music was a BIG success.


Everything went exactly according to schedule, so there was plenty of time for visiting before the dancing began.  When the moment was right, the dance floor went WILD!

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Coolest Groom in town!

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Bouquet Toss!!!

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Because of Jessica and Rob’s attitude, they were able to relax and be a part of everything that was happening around them.  They weren’t stressed about what was coming next or worried if anything was wrong.  They’re the perfect example of how to have the dream wedding day.  Their friends and family joined in their energy and the party was so spectacular that no one wanted to leave.  Now the newlyweds are off to relax some more on their honeymoon in beautiful Punta Cana.