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.
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.
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.
Megan and her father worked out a very special dance for after dinner. They had a great time and performed their choreography perfectly!
With all the festivities concluded, there was nothing left to do but celebrate and enjoy some time on the dance floor.
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.