Ceremony Music

PointView Hall Pittsburgh PA Wedding at Carnegie Science Center

We had the pleasure of performing for a spectacular wedding at PointView hall in Pittsburgh.

Enjoy these pictures from the awesome Pittsburgh Photographer Mariah Fisher THANK YOU Mariah! 


“We appreciate everything and had a wonderful time that night.  Everyone was telling us how fun the night was and how great the band was.  You definitely helped to make the night enjoyable and memorable.” – Brad & Christine, bride & groom


Photos: Mariah Fisher Photography

Band: John Parker Band® 

Venue: Pointview Hall at Carnegie Science Center 

Flowers:  Petal Pushers


Wedding at Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh with City Heat Band

Here’s an awesome Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh Wedding
with the super fun live Pittsburgh Wedding band City Heat

Many thanks to the awesome Michael Will Photography for the great pix!

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“City Heat was fantastic!!! Our guests were up dancing all night and had a fantastic time. We loved the energy from the band. Many of guests told us that it was the best wedding band they had heard. We thank you and the City Heat for helping to make Sarah and Dave’s wedding so fantastic!!!” Stephanie – Mother of the Bride


“we had City Heat play at our wedding and they were amazing!  The dance floor was PACKED the entire time and everyone raved how good the music was.  City Heat & John Parker were wonderful to work with from start to finish. And the band brought such an amazing energy to the night and created such a really fun and upbeat atmosphere,  everyone was sad when the party had to end! We LOVED City Heat and recommend them to anyone looking for a great wedding band!” – Sarah & David – Bride & Groom 


Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh Wedding Singer

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Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh Wedding Bride Groom Kissing


Awesome photos by Michael Will Photography
Band – City Heat Band
Videography – AllPro USA
Cake – Bella Christie
Wedding Planner – Margie Stang
Flowers –  Blooming Dahlia
Hair & Makeup – Lee Ann Boersma of AtHome Beauty

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding~ Molly and Andy

Molly and Andy had a classy wedding celebration. The Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh was the perfect fit for their ceremony, outdoor cocktail hour, and reception. Having every part of your wedding at the same location is so convenient, and easy, for friends and family! Especially when the venue is as beautiful as the Hotel Monaco. With high ceilings, retro carpeting, and a large dance floor, there was nothing more the couple could have asked for. Except- an awesome live band!

The couple knew they wanted to have a great party and chose a the best Pittsburgh Wedding band to perform at their reception; John Parker Band. The band played top hits and made their reception one memorable night!

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Their photographer, Christina Montemurro, took advantage of the many photo opportunities the venue had to offer. There were plenty of spots for beautiful photos indoors and outdoors. The bride and groom opted to do a first look before their ceremony. What a special moment, seeing each other in their finest- the bride in her white dress and the groom in his suit. We adore how lovingly looked at one another in the photo above.

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The bride’s gown was sleek and elegant. Her dress had a high neckline, a beaded belt, and pleated skirt. Her makeup made her eyes pop and her smooth up-do held her veil in place. What a great dress to dance in too, later in the night!

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The bride’s bouquet had purple, gold, and white flowers. It was absolutely stunning and was put together by florist, My Garden Floral. If you look closely, you can even see some fruit in the mix! How unique.

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We love this photo of the groom as he waited to see his bride. The black and white curtains were a cool backdrop for this photo. Christina Montemurro and her team sure knew how use backdrops and lighting to their advantage! Just wait till you see the photos taken of John Parker Band at the reception.

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We love when a bride allows her bridesmaids the freedom to chose their style of dress. Wearing the same shade of purple, the girls looked lovely, some wearing strapless, one shoulder, and or a V-neck. They all carried bunches of white roses and were so pretty! There’s no doubt that these ladies would have a blast at the reception- short dresses are so fun to dance in!

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Even though the groom saw his bride before the ceremony, he looked just as happy and amazed her as he watched his bride walk down the aisle.

~Ceremony Music:~

Processional: Ray LaMontagne- You Are the Best

Bride: Adele- Make You Feel My Love

Recessional: Amos Lee- Windows Are Rolled Down

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During the ceremony the band played pre-recorded music as requested by the bride and groom. Take a look at this impressive space. There was a long runner scattered with rose petals, white backed chairs, and a funky carpet. Not to mention the silhouette of the couple as they await to be announced husband and wife.

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Cocktail hour took place outdoors on the rooftop of the Hotel Monaco. Guests were able to take in the amazing view of the city. Soon the doors to the ballroom would open and John Parker Band would be ready and waiting to introduce the bridal court. A night of fun was about to begin!

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Inside the ballroom the decor was modern and elegant. The black table tops had white and cream floral arrangements. The band was all set in front of the dance floor. So much room to dance! John Parker Band waited for everyone to be seated and announced the bridal court.

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For their first dance the bride and groom chose the song “El Camino”. After toasts, the groom shared a dance with his mother to “Standing on the Moon”.  The couple requested a few other specialty songs, such as “Wagon Wheel” and “Shake It Off”.

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~Reception Soundtrack:~

First Dance: El Camino– Amos Lee

Groom & Mother Dance: Standing on the Moon– Grateful Dead

Specialty Songs: Wagon Wheel– Old Crow Medicine, Shake it Off– Taylor Swift

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Instead of going the traditional route and having a cake at their wedding, the couple had an array of pies! How amazing do they look? We love this idea. Lemon meringue, berry, and cherry cobbler! They must have been delicious.

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The evening really got going after dessert was served. John Parker Band made it their mission to read the crowd and play hits to keep everyone on the dance floor. With a list of over a hundred songs to chose from, there was never a moment the band did not know what to play. The bride and groom enjoyed themselves and so did their guests.

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Thank you for making our wedding so memorable. The band was truly amazing! Our guests had such a fantastic time. We feel lucky to have had you at our wedding!” –Bride and Groom

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The band was really rocking it that night! The dance floor was packed. The band loves to get the crowd involved by offering the microphone to guests. Care to sing along?

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These photos are the best, showing how much fun every guest had at the wedding. What a night to remember!

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Molly and Andy’s wedding was truly a memorable event. The John Parker Band was honored to be a part of their special day and had a wonderful time performing for their friends and family. We are so grateful to their photographer, Christina Montemurro, for sharing so many photos with us. You can view more from Molly and Andy’s wedding on her blog. She is truly a gifted photographer! We hope you’ve enjoyed the photos as much as we did.

If you are looking for amazing live entertainment for your wedding or event, look no further than John Parker Band. For all questions and inquires, don’t hesitate to contact them today! We would love to hear about your special day and make it spectacular.

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony: Hotel Monaco

Reception: Hotel Monaco

Photography: Christina Montemurro

Florist: My Garden Floral

Dessert: Hotel Monaco

Entertainment: John Parker Band

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.

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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!

Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe Wedding ~ Leanna and Jarret

Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe Wedding: Bride and Groom in FieldLight, airy, and vintage defines the style of Leanna and Jarret’s late summer occasion. Vintage lace and “something blue” could be found throughout the day, from the bride’s exquisite gown to the floral accents on the dining tables. Between the enchanting atmosphere and the contagious sense of fun, this delightful wedding day is sure to go down in family history! One of Pennsylvania’s first class wedding bands ensured that the action on the dance floor never stopped, ensuring that this special evening was truly unforgettable for the couple and their loved ones!

The talented photographer Rodger Obley and videographer Mary Schwarzwaelder of Post Script Productions have generously provided gorgeous renderings of this romantic wedding for your enjoyment!

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The Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe‘s garden provided a lovely outdoor space for the happy couple to exchange their vows. The bride walked down a white-carpeted aisle sprinkled with blue flower petals to the timelessly beautiful sounds of strings provided by John Parker Bands. The bride and groom shared their first kiss as husband and wife beneath a white canopy with a glass lantern, creating a singular backdropthat’s sure to hold a special place in their wedding album forever!

Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe Wedding Ceremony: Family in Hotel GardenHilton Garden Inn Southpointe Wedding Ceremony: Band with ViolinHilton Garden Inn Southpointe Wedding Ceremony: Couple Exchanging VowsHilton Garden Inn Southpointe Wedding Ceremony: Newlyweds Leave CourtyardTo celebrate their union, the couple and their guests moved inside the hotel ballroom. This expansive space was “dressed to the nines” in a classic ivory, baby blue, and light pale pink color palette, creating a beautiful vintage vibe that perfectly matched the bride’s lace gown. Hilton’s event coordinator Alexandra Jordan ensured that everything was picture-perfect, from the clean white table linens to the charming three-tier wedding cake. Though this reception had its vintage undertones, this group was anything but stuffy! The bride and groom provided playful brandy favors for their guests to enjoy during or after the dinner.

Reception Soundtrack

First Dance: “Fade Into You” by Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio
Parent/Child Dance: “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss
Last Dance:  “Last Dance” by Donna Summer

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Once the 4-course meal was done, it seemed like the dance party would never end thanks to the magnifiscent musical renditions of the Dreamscape wedding band!

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“Each song performed was PERFECT. You kept the night running smoothly and were flexible when timing did not go quite as planned. You made our wedding so much FUN, and I know our guests had a wonderful time because of you. When you sang our first dance song, it was truly stunning – you nailed it!”
~ Bride Leanna ~

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If you’ve been searching high and low for a top-performing wedding band that can roll with the punches and play phenomenal music, then look no more! You’ve found your ideal band! Contact John Parker Bands for more information about their service packages and booking.

Entertainment Dreamscape | Photos Rodger Obley | Videographer Post Script Productions
Ceremony & Reception Hilton Garden Inn SouthpointeFlowers Dee’s Florist | Cake Bethel Bakery