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Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh / Laurel Highlands Wedding | Elizabeth & David

Nestled in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, just 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, is a hidden gem of a wedding venue – Green Gables..  which features up to five different areas where guests can have their weddings – & overall accommodate up to 400 wedding guests in the process.

Elizabeth & David’s Ceremony & Reception were a little more modest – at about 250 guests – and they enlisted the popular Pittsburgh Wedding Band “City Heat” to perform for their special day.

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom at Reception

Many BIG thank you’s to the photographers of Cover Studio
who graciously provided us with these awesome wedding photos of the reception. 

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Wedding Rings

The wedding started out in the adjacent “Mountain Playhouse” – which, along with the also on site accommodations named Huddleson Court – make for one-stop wedding awesomeness for weddings in the Laurel Highlands. 

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Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Newlyweds

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Flowers

All these beautiful florals were also provided by the Green Gables
(they make it so easy, you basically just have to show up!)  🙂

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding White Cake

A unique 3 tier square cake with fall foliage and elegantly sculptured fondant by cake by pastry chef extraordinaire Paulette Seminsky of Paulette’s Cakes made for a impressive presentation & tasty dessert. 

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Venue Space

Guests of all ages enjoyed the unique ambiance of rustic elegance before heading out onto the dance floor with the band City Heat. 

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Sit Down Dinner

~Musical Highlights:~

Bride & Groom First Dance: Tender– Blur

Bride & Father Dance: Look To The Rainbow– Finian’s Rainbow

Groom & Mother Dance: My Mother’s Eyes– Tom Jones

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Father and Daughter

No, the City Heat Band didn’t bring their own lighted tree – but it sure looks awesome behind them!

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Guests Dancing

My wife Liz and I would just like to thank you for your excellent services at our wedding at the Green Gables. We knew from the beginning that we wanted a band for our big day, and you all did not disappoint. Thanks for taking all of our suggestions, especially for doing such a great job with our first dance songs. We received a number of compliments from our guests about the quality and variety of music, and all of the special events like the garter toss and anniversary dance were perfect.

You helped make it a day we’ll always remember, and we are truly grateful.  – David & Elizabeth

Green Gables Restaurant Pittsburgh Wedding Bride Dancing

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony: Mountain Playhouse

Reception: Green Gables Restaurant

Photographer: Cover Studios

Florist: Green Gables Restaurant

Cake: Paulette’s Cakes

Entertainment: City Heat Band

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding~ Claire and Michael

Claire and Michael’s wedding was a sweet country affair. The couple exchanged vows at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church with many of their friends and family in attendance. Their reception took place at the Bakersville Banquet Hall with pretty white tables and gold chandeliers. There were many little touches throughout their wedding, from the cake with a porcelain bell topper and handwritten place cards. For entertainment Claire and Michael found a fun and classy live band to perform at their reception- the Modern Times Band. Family and friends had a blast listening to 80’s and 90’s music, jazzy tunes, and participating in a dollar dance!

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Bride Details

We love this photo taken by their photographer, Glessner Photography, of all the bride’s trinkets. Her something blue; a garter, her pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet. Even her shoes with a vintage brooch were so pretty.

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Ladies Shoes

Truly a throwback to the 80’s, with big bows and ruffles, the bridesmaids really knocked it out of the park with a fun twist on the traditional bridesmaid dress. So great for dancing, too! The bridesmaids wore different styles, some short and some long and the only thing they had in common- the color, white!

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Ladies in White Dresses

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After the ceremony guests headed for the Bakersville Banquet Hall for the reception. The ballroom was decorated with white tabletops and colorful napkins. The bride and groom had their own table with their wedding cake, a delicious buttercream confection done by My Daughter’s Wedding Cakes. The dance space was huge and had plenty of room for Modern Times Band to set up!

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Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding White Wedding Cake

The room was all lit up once it was time for the newlyweds to make their grand entrance. The band introduced them and the rest of the bridal party. For their first dance the band played “Just You N’ Me”.

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Entrance

We must pause for a moment to admire the bride’s bouquet. An arrangement of wild flowers with white, pink, orange, and blue. It was beautifully done by Putman Flowers.

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom First Dance

Ah, the first dance as husband and wife! Modern Times Band made sure to make their song extra special. Following dinner, the band would then play a song for the bride and her father to dance, “The Girl From Ipanema”.

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Modern Times Band

~Reception Music:~

Bride and Groom First Dance: Just You ‘N’ Me, Chicago

Bride and Father Dance: The Girl From Ipanema, Frank Sinatra

Other Requests: Oh What a Night, The Four Seasons,
Today I Met The Boy I’m Gonna Marry, Darlene Love

Special Dances: Dollar Dance

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Guests Dancing to Music

The party really started after the newlyweds cut their cake. The couple love 80’s and 90’s music and the band played many of their favorites. They also played classic Frank Sinatra hits, keeping up with their jazzy theme. Friends and family twirled around the dance floor and paused to admire the happy couple. Their night was a flawless celebration!

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Center of Attention

Bakersville Fire Hall Pittsburgh Wedding Guests Having Fun

We wish Claire and Michael many years of happiness! A huge thank you to their photographer- Glessner Photography, for sharing their photos with us. We hope you will take a moment to view his work and check out the other vendors the couple had at their wedding. Modern Times Band was so honored to be a part of their day. Everyone had so much fun and were so impressed with their professionalism and class. Modern Times Band is the perfect match for any wedding reception or event, contact them today for more information. We would love to hear about your fabulous party!

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Reception: Bakersville Banquet Hall

Photographer: Glessner Photography

Florist: Putman Flowers

Cake: My Daughter’s Wedding Cakes

Entertainment: Modern Times Band

Parkersburg Country Club WV Wedding~ Kasandra and Eric

Kasandra and Eric thought of every detail for their special day. The couple chose a beautiful color scheme of deep reds and plum wine, which complimented their romantic reception venue perfectly. They also chose a top live Pittsburgh wedding band to perform all night long for their family and friends. The weather could not have been more perfect, with many of their photos taken outdoors under the canopy of trees. Liv Hefner Photography captured the bride and groom, so happy and so in love.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bride and Groom Outside

The pair chose the Parkersburg Country Club for their wedding reception. The venue’s dance floor was in the center of the room with plenty of space for City Heat band to set up on stage.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Ceremony Black and White

The bride and groom were married at a Catholic church, the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption. We love this classic black and white photo of the bride walking down the aisle with her father.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bride and Father

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Exchanging Vows

The marble altar made for one stunning back drop as the bride and groom bowed their heads, awaiting to exchange vows. After they were announced husband and wife the couple made their way out to family and friends who showered them with leaves and white confetti.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bride and Groom Sent Off

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bride Holding Bouquet

We must pause for a moment to take a look at the bride’s bouquet. Truly, so romantic. The bouquet was a mixture of calla lilies, red and pink roses, and plum dahlias. The colors blended together beautifully, every flower in full bloom.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bride Alone

The bride was gorgeous with curls falling naturally to her shoulders and chandelier earrings sparkling in the sun. She wore a mantilla veil with lace embroidery and a form fitting dress. Her wedding gown was delicately stitched with lace appliques, capped sleeves, and crystals.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bridal Dress

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids wore dresses the color of wine, each a slightly different style. Their dresses were long and lightweight, perfect to move about the dance floor! The ladies wore their hair up, away from their face, with soft tendrils escaping free. Their bouquets featured the same colors as the brides, with pink roses, dahlias, and chrysanthemums.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bridal Bouquet

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Outside Formal

The men wore light gray suits with pinstriped ties. The happy groom pinned a red rose to his lapel instead of a white one like the rest of his groomsmen, and a solid gray tie. What a handsome group!

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Flowers

The bride and groom held their reception at the Parkersburg Country Club. The venue looked beautiful with tall glass vases and low floral centerpieces. The flowers were arranged by Passiflora, who did a wonderful job incorporating the bride’s color scheme. Gold chargers rested under the white china with a small token of remembrance on each place setting. The napkins were red, the table cloths shimmery gold, and the chairs white with gold sashes.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Gold Numbers

How fun was the chevron runner? That is a great touch, a modern flair to this traditional wedding! We also love the fancy script table numbers in gold frames.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Reception Tables

City Heat was ready to start the night with bridal party introductions atop the venue stage. How perfect for the band, with plenty of space for every member and instrument. The band played “Dear Future Husband” as the court made their way into the ballroom, right before playing another Meghan Trainor song, “Like I’m Going to Lose You” for the bride and groom to share their first dance.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Band at Reception

We love this photo, taken by Liv Hefner Photography, of the bride and groom monogram. The bride and groom’s table was right in front of the stage, the best view in house of the band!

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Couple First Dance

~Musical Highlights:~

Bride and Groom First Dance: Like I’m Gonna Lose You– Meghan Trainor

Father and Daughter Dance: Butterfly Kisses– Bob Carlisle

Groom and Aunt Dance: My Wish– Rascal Flatts

Cake Cutting: All of Me- John Legend

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Close Up Dancing

Guests were treated to a dinner buffet before City Heat announced the parent dances. The bride danced with her father to the popular song “Butterfly Kisses” and the groom danced with his aunt to “My Wish”. The party was about to begin as the band transitioned to play top hits from today and some of the bride and groom’s favorite oldies.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Slow Dancing

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Tall Cake

The five tier cake looked amazing, done by Village Cakery. Pink and red roses cascaded down the cake and the bottom layers were dusted in gold. We love the fireman’s ax resting next to the cake in the photo below, what a cute nod to the groom’s occupation!

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bride and Groom Cutting Cake

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Fun Dancing

The night was a blast, everyone had a great time dancing to City Heat’s jamming music. The father of the bride joined the band on stage to sing along with some of his favorite songs. What a party! The band was asked to stay even longer than usual, guests were having so much fun they did not want the party to stop!

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Singers

“The band was so awesome and so much fun. Everyone talked about how great they were!” –Mother of the Bride

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Black and White Dancing

As the celebration came to an end, the band announced a sparkler send off would take place outside the venue. Family and friends cheered and waved their sparklers in the air, saying goodbye to the bride and groom.

Parkersburg Country Club West Virginia Wedding Bride and Groom Send Off

What a night! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Kasandra and Eric’s wedding day. City Heat was thrilled to be a part of the celebration and had a fabulous time performing for their guests. The night was one that will not be forgotten! If you’re looking for an amazing live high energy band for your wedding or event, contact City Heat to learn more. We’d also like to thank Liv Hefner Photography for such beautiful photos! Be sure to check her out as well as all the other vendors Kasandra and Eric had for their wedding.

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony:  Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption

Reception: Parkersburg Country Club

Photography: Liv Hefner Photography

Florist: Passiflora

Cake: Village Cakery

Lighting: Event Designs

Entertainment: City Heat

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding ~ Laura & Louis

Laura and Louis’ wedding was a glamorous affair. The bride and groom celebrated their nuptials at Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh. The ballroom was just the right size for their family and friends, with pretty floral centerpieces, a huge dessert table, and gold sequin table cloths. A super fun live band played their favorite music hits during the reception and got everyone out to entertain them on the dance floor.

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Close Up

Don’t they make a beautiful couple? We certainly think so! Their ceremony was held at St Bernards Mt Lebanon, a stunning cathedral church. The bride and groom exchanged vows in front of a golden dome with stained glass windows. Wooden pews were decorated with white tulle sashes and clutters of flowers.

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Exchange Vows

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Walk Down the Aisle

The bride looked radiant in her form fitting dress, and the groom looked sharp in his classic black tux. We loved the long veil, diamond earrings, and matching necklace worn by the bride. And if you look closely, you can see her sparkly shoe peeking out from underneath her dress. How fun!

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Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Close Up Bridal Bouquet

We adored the bride’s bouquet, done by Mount Lebanon Florist. Her bouquet featured roses, dahlias, orchids, and leaves that were spray painted gold. The colors of her bouquet were fully incorporated in their reception, with touch of gold, cream, and pink.

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Venue Space Long Tables

After the ceremony, guests mingled on the rooftop of the Hotel Monaco for cocktail hour where the band had other musicians performing to create the perfect ambience.  The John Parker Band then welcomed their guests to the ballroom and asked everyone to stand by the dance floor, so that the bride and groom could have their first dance to a song chosen for the band to play.

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Share a Dance

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Tall Flowers

This table shot, taken by their outstanding photographer, Joey Kennedy, really takes your breath away.  We love the large gold vase, twinkling diamond strings, and gold table numbers. Every place setting included personalized menu cards engraved with the bride and groom’s monogram.

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Table Details

Hotel Monaco Wedding Sweets Table

After their first dance, the bride and groom settled down to hear speeches from their maid of honor and best man. John Parker’s crew set up additional speakers in the ballrooms with wireless microphones so everyone could hear the toasts & music while the band was in the other room.  John Parker Band played My Cherie Amour, as the newlyweds cut their cake.

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Listen to Speeches

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding White Cake

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Cut Cake

A true work of art, their cake was five tiers tall and sparkled with diamonds. The cake was done by Bella Christies of Pittsburgh. Once the cake was served, guests were entertained by John Parker Band as they fired up to perform for the groom and his mother to dance – which they had choreographed to perfection, entertaining everyone!

~Musical Hits:~

First Dance: Frankie Valli, Can’t Take My Eyes Of of You

Bride/Father: Maurice Chevalier, Thank Heaven For Little Girls

Groom/Mother: Tom Jones, It’s Not Unusual

Last Dance: Hall & Oates, You Make My Dreams Come True

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Groom and Mother Dance

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Parents Share a Dance

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding Guests Dancing
The bride and groom requested the band to play fun, upbeat top hits, along with some good ol’ oldies. Family and friends flocked to the dance floor. They enjoyed themselves so much, that the band was asked to stay even longer to keep the party going!

The band did a great job getting everyone to participate and dance, we enjoyed the music!” -Mother of the Bride

 

We could not have asked for a more energetic band, our guests have never danced so much at a wedding!” -Groom

Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Wedding John Parker Band Playing Live

That’s a wrap for Laura and Louis’ wedding! We hope you’ve enjoyed the photos as much as we did. We can’t thank Joey Kennedy enough for allowing us to use his beautiful photos. If you are looking for an amazing live band for your Pittsburgh wedding, John Parker Band is your best bet! Contact them today if you have any questions and concerns, or just want to chat about your upcoming event. And if you have a minute, take a look at all the vendors Laura and Louis had at their wedding!

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony: St Bernards Mt Lebanon

Reception: Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

Photographer: Joey Kennedy

Florist: Mount Lebanon Florist

Cake: Bella Christies

Entertainment: John Parker Band

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding~ Tatum & Charlie

Tatum and Charlie’s wedding was an elegant family affair. With all their friends and family in attendance, the bride and groom held their ceremony and reception at the Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer in Pittsburgh. The venue gleamed with votive candles and sequin tables. Pittsburgh wedding band City Heat, a top live wedding band, performed throughout their reception, with instrumental music during cocktail hour and fun, lively music during the dinner & dancing. It was a night the bride and groom will never forget!

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Married

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Bride Blue Shoes

The bride was a vision in her vintage inspired dress. Her gown had a full skirt, lace top, and bead button back. She wore a diamond headpiece, mid length veil, and blue shoes- perfect for that “something blue!”

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Ceremony Space

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Vows

Their ceremony was held at the Hall of Sculpture inside the museum. Pink and white roses were tied to the chairs and tall candles lined the aisle. We loved the centerpieces placed at the altar, a unique arrangement of flowers and branches.

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Married

 

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Bridesmaids

The bridal court definitely looked the part for this wedding! Sweet and sassy, the bridesmaids wore flashy gold dresses and the groomsmen donned black tuxedos. Small bouquets of roses were carried by the girls and a simple rose was pinned to the groomsmen jackets. We loved how the groom stood out from the rest of the men by wearing a bow tie and extra flower pinned to his jacket lapel.

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Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Reception First Dance

After the ceremony cocktail hour took place on the balcony above the reception hall. Guests mingled and munched on hors d’oeuvres as City Heat’s pianist played beautifully, setting the mood. As cocktail hour came to a close, it was time for the bride and groom to have their first dance. This impressive photo was taken by Araujo Photography of Pittsburgh, capturing the beauty of the space and the intimate moment between the bride and groom. The couple requested the band to play song “Something” for their first dance.

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Centerpieces

The tables were decorated with silver vases of flowers and gold votive candles. We loved the simplicity of the decor, just the right touch to enhance the space. The floral arrangements were put together by Blooms Florist and featured roses, hydrangeas, and orchids.

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Floral Centerpiece

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Menu Cards

At each place setting, a menu rested atop the gold and white china. Guests were served a sit down dinner followed by dessert-a scrumptious cake! The cake was three tiers tall and each layer was different. The bottom was solid gold and the top two were white with gold accents. Culinaire International catered the event and also made the cake. At the top of the cake, a gold topper featured the bride and groom’s names in gold.

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Gold Cake

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Cake Cutting

When it came time to cut the cake the daughter of the bride and groom stood close by and eagerly awaited for a slice. For the cake cutting, the couple asked the band to play “Cut the Cake”.  As the cake was served, City Heat’s saxophonist played an amazing rendition of “How Sweet It Is” for the groom and his mother to dance.

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Dancing Daughter

Then, it was time to party! Fresh, energetic music filled the room, getting friends and floor out on the dance floor. The City Heat band cranked out hit after hit and kept the party going all night long. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much, especially their daughter, who was worn out by the end of the night! That is a sure sign of a good party!

~Reception Soundtrack:~

First Dance: Something, The Beatles

Father/Daughter Dance:  Into the Mystic, Van Morrison

Mother/Groom Dance: How Sweet It Is, James Taylor

Cake Cutting: Cut The Cake, Average White Band

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh Wedding Bride Dancing

“The band was perfect!! Everyone had a great time, our guests are still talking about how great the band was!” -Bride

We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek into Tatum and Charlie’s wedding. Araujo Photography did an amazing job taking photos of their beautiful wedding. If you’d like to see more, be sure to check out their blog. City Heat had a fantastic time performing for Tatum and Charlie and would love to be a part of your upcoming event! City Heat is your best bet for any kind of party, with a large band and professional musicians. Don’t hesitate to contact John Parker Bands today to talk about your event!

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony & Reception: Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer

Florist: Blooms Florist

Photos: Araujo Photography

Cake: Culinaire International

Entertainment: City Heat