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Kathryn and Evan (University Club Wedding Reception)

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a wedding DJ is witnessing couples who go the extra mile to ensure that every guest feels included and cherished in their celebration. Kathryn and Evan epitomized this thoughtful approach in planning their incredible wedding day.

Nestled in the heart of Oakland, the elegant University Club served as the backdrop for their unforgettable reception. The ballroom exuded an air of sophistication, perfectly complementing the joyful ambiance of the celebration.

Kathryn and Evan curated an experience that catered to the needs and tastes of their guests, leaving no detail unattended. From personalized place settings to a mouthwatering epic cookie table, every element was thoughtfully chosen to delight and engage their loved ones. To capture the essence of their first dance, they even had a talented artist beautifully immortalize the moment in a stunning work of art.

When it came to the music, Kathryn and Evan’s selections were a testament to their consideration for their guests. The playlist struck a balance between timeless classics and contemporary hits, ensuring that every generation found a reason to hit the dance floor. The infectious energy emanating from the guests was a true testament to the couple’s efforts in creating a celebration that catered to everyone’s enjoyment.

Kathryn and Evan’s wedding was a testament to the power of considering the needs and preferences of their guests. By creating an inclusive and vibrant celebration, they ensured that everyone felt valued and connected. The love and gratitude shared between the couple and their friends and family filled the room, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who attended. Congratulations to Kathryn and Evan on their remarkable wedding day!

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Holly and Morgan (University Club Wedding)

Holly and Morgan’s wedding was a celebration of love, family, and togetherness. As the couple exchanged vows at the breathtaking University Club in Pittsburgh, PA, surrounded by their closest friends and family, it was clear that this was a special day for everyone in attendance.

The University Club was the perfect venue for both the ceremony and reception, with its stunning surroundings providing the perfect backdrop for the evening’s festivities. As the night unfolded, guests were treated to an evening of music, delicious food, and wild dancing (including the limbo!). Holly and Morgan’s family hit the dance floor with gusto, showing off their moves to a range of wedding classics, 80s rock hits, and sing-along favorites.

Throughout the evening, Holly and Morgan made it clear how much their friends and family meant to them. From the heartfelt speeches to the special dances, it was clear that family was at the heart of this celebration. It was heartwarming to see the newlyweds surrounded by their loved ones, basking in the love and happiness of their big day.

I was honored to be a part of Holly and Morgan’s special day, and the joy on everyone’s faces as they sang, danced, and celebrated was truly infectious. It was heartwarming to see the newlyweds surrounded by their loved ones, basking in the love and happiness of their big day. The happy couple will soon set off on their well-deserved honeymoon in the Caribbean, ready to start their next adventure together.

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Laura and Greg (University Club of Pittsburgh Wedding Reception)

The thing I love most about being exclusively a wedding DJ is how every event is entirely customized to each couple.  Sometimes I work with people who request a large amount of music up front, and then my job is determine how to best make it all work for their guests.  In other cases I get to work with a couple like Laura and Greg who made a few specific choices, but gave me the freedom to best determine what would make their friends and family have the most fun.

I can’t imagine there was a better place to hold their celebration than the beautiful University Club ballroom.  There was plenty of space for visiting, dining and a fabulous dance party!

Laura and Greg’s friends and family were all remarkably outgoing and friendly all night long.  It was such a pleasure to fill their requests and keep the dance party going strong.  The newlyweds were able to spend lots of time with their guests and still had lots of opportunity to dance and party.  Having spent so much effort making sure everyone had a great time, the happy couple is soon headed off to a well deserved honeymoon in the Caribbean!

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Lauren and PJ (University Club Wedding Reception)

Weddings tend to also double as reunions for all the guests who gather together to celebrate with the newlyweds.  Friends and family travel from all over, and for many, it’s a chance to reconnect with people they haven’t seen for many years.  Lauren and PJ’s reception was full of love and laughter as everyone enjoyed spending time together at the beautiful University Club in Pittsburgh, PA.

The ballroom was stunningly decorated and made the perfect venue for an evening of dining and dancing.


Lauren and PJ’s playlist included many songs that brought everyone to the dance floor to get a little wild.  It was clear as midnight approached that their closest friends and family were thrilled to be there and to be part of  the happy couple’s big day.  As much as the newlyweds enjoyed spending such a great time with everyone, I’m sure they’re now ready for a little time together on their honeymoon in the Cayman Islands.

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Mallorie and Jordan (University Club Wedding DJ)

How you choose to enter your reception can help set the tone for rest of the evening. The grand entrance can establish whether the celebration will be more formal, sweet, or just silly. Mallorie and Jordan’s entrance to their reception at the University Club in Pittsburgh left no doubt with their guests that the evening was meant for dancing!

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This was my first dance to do uplighting and a monogram in the University Club ballroom. The results were simply stunning.

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Immediately following the entrance, everyone joined the bride and groom on the dance floor for an epic “No Excuse Dance Party”.  It was amazing to see practically everyone so excited for the newlyweds as they got a little crazy before dinner even started!

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The rest of the evening continued to be filled with wonderful and fun moments, and of course, more dancing.  The newlyweds did a great job requesting great music that would match up perfectly with their friends and families’ tastes.  Mallorie and Jordan created an extraordinary celebration from the opening dance party all the way to their beautiful sparkler send off.

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Megan and Edward (University Club Wedding DJ)

This past weekend I was the DJ for Megan Warco and Ed Moran at the University Club in Pittsburgh, PA.  Many couples could learn a lot from how Meg and Ed planned their reception.  They wanted a celebration that was elegant and simple.  They chose not to include a lot of the traditional elements, and instead focused on a relaxing evening that gave them the opportunity to truly enjoy this special time with their friends and family.

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Megan and Ed chose to forgo a grand entrance into the ballroom and instead followed their guests to their seats after the cocktail hour.  Instead of a banquet style head table, they chose to sit with their bridal party in a more comfortable and enjoyable setting.

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As for music, the newlyweds chose dinner music that I’m convinced they’d play if you visited their home for a meal.  Great selections from the Decemberists, Coldplay, the Eagles, and more created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.


The couple held their first dance between dinner courses, which really helped keep the evening moving along.

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Megan and her father worked out a very special dance for after dinner.  They had a great time and performed their choreography perfectly!
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With all the festivities concluded, there was nothing left to do but celebrate and enjoy some time on the dance floor.
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I find it’s extremely difficult for people to let go of certain wedding traditions, even if they don’t feel like those elements reflect their personal style.  Megan and Ed had a fantastic evening where they spent their time only doing what they knew they would enjoy.  Now they are all ready for more a well deserved rest on their Hawaiian honeymoon.

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