Rustic Acres Farm Pittsburgh Wedding- Julia & Michael

Rustic Acres Farm Pittsburgh Outdoor Countryside Bride and Groom Portrait

Julia and Michael’s wedding was a magical, romantic and perfectly autumnal affair, complete with white pumpkins, whimsical floral arrangements and the chicest barn reception ever.

It’s true: Rustic Acres Farm is seriously magical; secluded on acres of land, the farm features stunning hillside vistas, a newly renovated barn for receptions, a bridal cottage for the bridal party to get ready in, pond, pumpkin patch and horse stable. It’s chic and country, which is a balance hard to pull off- but one that Rustic Acres Farm manages flawlessly.

Rustic Acres Farm Cozy Chic Fall Reception Interior

The barn’s interior was a twinkling wonderland of fairy lights, hay bales, white pumpkins and exposed wooden beams. The barn setting lent a relaxed, casual atmosphere that’s desirable in a reception venue while the bright chandeliers and white linens imbued it with a sense of elegance and sophistication. Plus, have you ever seen such well-dressed and good-looking wedding guests?

Rustic Acres Farm Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Pies

In a unique – and tasty! – culinary choice, Julia and Michael decided on having pies made by the Rustic Acres Farm baker as their “cake” option. With gold metal birds and heart toppers in the pies, they were as cute as they were sweet.

Rustic Acres Farm Wedding Reception Floral Arrangements


Rustic Acres Farm Countryside Bridal Bouquet Hydrangea

The flower arrangements, expertly curated by florist Lauren Phillips of The Farmers Daughter Flowers, perfectly matched the charming modern-rustic vibe of Julia and Michael’s reception. The green, white and pink color scheme of the flowers was a lovely pop against the natural tones of the barn setting. Julia’s bouquet of pastel roses and deep greenery matched her beautiful white tulle ballgown so well. The effect is feminine without being frilly; a perfect complement to the setting.

Rustic Acres Farm Outdoor Countryside Wedding Party Portrait

Rustic Acres Farm proved to produce exceptional wedding party portraits for Julia and Michael- especially at this time of year. The incredible oranges, yellows and reds of the changing leaves lit up the landscape so that Julia’s white dress, the bridesmaids’ blue and purple ensembles and the men’s classic black suits shone.


Rustic Acres Farm Pittsburgh John Parker Band Wedding Reception

The John Parker Band provided the evening’s entertainment; the couple went with the modern love song “Do You Remember” by Jack Johnson for their first dance and kept the dance party going through the night. Guests had fun mingling and interacting with the band members- there’s nothing more fun than a band that can make a party feel personal!

A big THANKS to photographer Christina Pearson from Christina Emilie Photography for letting us borrow these gorgeous images to showcase Julia and Michaels’ wedding. If their special day looks like your idea of a perfect party, don’t hesitate to contact any of their vendors we’ve linked to this page or to e-mail the John Parker Band!

Grand Hall at the Priory ~ Collette and Gregory

Newlyweds Collette and Gregory wanted to give their guests a night to remember. The couple loves to dance and to have fun, and so they asked premier wedding entertainers, The John Parker Band, to help them throw the dance party of the year!

After a beautiful wedding ceremony in the courtyard of the historic Priory Hotel, the couple led their guests to the dance floor of the Grand Hall, a stunning venue that once served as the sanctuary for a church. Lights, music, and laughter energized the elegant space all evening long!


Photographer Kevin Pieto of Pittsburgh Imagery captured these fantastic photos of the party:

Thanks to Kevin for sharing his photos, and congratulations to newlyweds Collette and Gregory! Here’s to a lifetime of music and laughter in your marriage.


VENDORS: The John Parker Band (Entertainment) | Grand Hall at the Priory (Venue) | Kevin Peito, Pittsburgh Imagery (Photography) | Barb Stramanski (Flowers) | Brian Boring, Chef B’s Creations (Cake)

Riverside Hotel ~ Dale and Theresa

Every wedding is special and beautiful in its own way, but there was something especially remarkable about Theresa and Dale’s wedding. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, the couple started their marriage at home with an intimate ceremony in their living room.

Afterward, Theresa and Dale took their special day to another level, inviting everyone else to join them for cocktails and dancing at the elegant Riverside Hotel in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. The couple and their guests had a blast at the reception, dancing to the music of the John Parker Band, premier wedding entertainers for South Florida. The party was luau-themed, and featured centerpieces of tropical grasses, Polynesian leis for the newlyweds and their guests, and a ukulele serenade for the couple’s first dance!

Photographer Michael Murphy shared a few photos of the wonderful evening with us:


Our best wishes go out to this happy couple – may you have many more years of joy together!

If you’re looking for a band to make your night as special as this couple’s, contact the John Parker Bands!

Vendors: The John Parker Band (Band) | Riverside Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale (Reception Venue & Catering) | Michael Murphy Photographic Imaging Studio (Photography) | Ann’s Florist, Las Olas (Floral Arrangements)

Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL ~ Stephanie & Seth’s Amelia Island Wedding

The Amelia Island Ritz Carlton is always a gorgeous location for a wedding. In a place where “magnificent live oaks and Southern charm meet Florida’s warm ocean waves and white sand beaches” in a dreamy combination, weddings become magical events. This great Bride and Groom chose this breathtaking venue for their storybook wedding.

Of performing at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, John Parker of John Parker Bands says “Working at Ritz-Carlton hotels is always a flawless experience. Their unparalleled customer service and attention to detail are a perfect fit for my OCD personality (laughs). Everything is just so, and brides and their families can count, unequivocally, on having a stellar and unforgettable wedding celebration.”

Stephanie and Seth’s wedding was no exception. Featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Amelia Island Weddings, their big day was one to celebrate. With The John Parker Band performing, the Bride and Groom and their guests danced the night away. “Thanks for making Steph and Seth’s wedding so fantastic.  I loved the music and the whole evening was upbeat and memorable,” Mother of the Bride Dianne later commented.

Awesome Amelia Island Photographer Holly Allain captured images while “the John Parker Band had everyone dancing” (Amelia Island Weddings p 17)!

read the article here

Contact Eric Pierson or any of the Amelia Island Ritz Carlton Weddings team at (904) 277-1100.

Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh ~ Melissa and Tom

Pittsburgh Wedding Band Dreamscape performed at Pittsburgh’s newest luxury brand hotel, Fairmont Hotel, for the reception celebrating the wedding of Melissa and Tom.
Dreamscape always gets everyone moving, but this was an especially fun crowd! Bride and Groom Melissa and Tom started the dancing…which continued through the evening till they ran off into the night!
Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh Weddings, (412) 773-8800, are the perfect place for a bride and groom to start their “Happily Ever After” story! They recognize that each couple is different, and offer unique features to accommodate the desires of each bride and groom.
Melissa (of Pittsburgh) and Tom are successful professionals currently residing in L.A., California.
Thanks to Paul Meyer Photography for sharing their talent and capturing such great images of the Bride and Groom, and Dreamscape! See more photos of this gorgeous wedding here.