Wedding Stories

Omni William Penn Pittsburgh Wedding – Renee & Paul

Renee & Paul celebrated their Wedding reception in the 17th floor Ballroom of the luxurious Omni William Penn Hotel.  What started with a classic first dance, ended in a packed dance floor frenzy – both powered by the best Pittsburgh Wedding Band, John Parker.  Check out these awesome photos graciously provided by veteran Pittsburgh Wedding Pros (& awesome couple) Michael & Lynne Goldstein of Goldstein Photography

Bride & Groom Dance Omni William Penn John Parker Band

Renee started her dream wedding day at home, where the bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses hung awaiting hair & makeup to be done..Bride Gowns and Bridesmaid Dresses Hanging on Door at House before Wedding
Gold Bridal Strap Sandals and Wedding Ringsthe Bride walks down the sweeping staircase in her gown for her bridal party first to see – what a moment!
Bride walks down steps to meet Bridesmaids before Pittsburgh Wedding

Their ceremony was held in the majestic Saint Bernard’s Church.  An incredible image! 
St Bernards Church Wedding Mass Pittsburgh PA

Many 100’s of candles lined the perimeter of the balcony at the William Penn, making for a stunning look as the room got darker.  
High tech LED lighting?  Nope.  This was old-school elegance to the max. We LOVED it!

Omni William Penn Pittsburgh PA 17th Floor Ballroom Wedding with The John Parker Band

Wedding Centerpiece by Mocha Rose Hydrangea Roses Orchids

April Schwietz Mason’s Mocha Rose Floral & Event Design of Pittsburgh sculpted the most beautiful floral work, including stunning roses, lilies, and orchids.   

Wedding Sweetheart Table Flower Monogram backdrop by Mocha Rose on lace tablecloth

A floral monogram served as the backdrop of the bride & groom’s sweetheart table – what an exquisite look! 

Large Wedding Centerpiece by Mocha Rose at William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh
Wedding Red White Pink Roses with cocktail napkins

Wedding Orchids Lillies Centerpieces by Mocha Rose with Champagne Bottles with Tablecards
A split of champagne makes for a great table card holder – those flowers were pretty awesome too!  đź™‚ 

awesome Wedding Cake Almond Torte Prantl's Bakery William Penn Pittsburgh

This truly incredible wedding cake is the world famous Burnt Almond Torte of Prantl’s Bakery in Pittsburgh

Wedding Lemon Bar Cookies William Penn Hotel Pgh JP Band

If you liked dessert (and who doesn’t) you were in luck – big time. Awesome Lemon cakes, cookies, buckeyes & so much more adorned the Pittsburgh traditional cookie display. 

Wedding Dessert Tray Buckeyes Tuxedo Cookies William Penn Hotel

Peach Cookies at Wedding Dessert Cookie Tray

So, once guests ate these spectacular desserts, they felt so amazing the place to go was the dance floor!  Well, that & the stage!  đź™‚ 

Bridesmaids and Bride singing with John Parker Band at William Penn Hotel in PittsburghThe bride & her bridesmaids joined John for a few songs which was immensely fun & memorable!
William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh Wedding Bride on stage singing with John Parker

“…We knew you’d be good,
but you definitely blew away any expectations!!!… ”
– Renee & Paul  (Bride & Groom)

Reception Soundtrack: 

First Dance of the Bride / Groom: “At Last” – Etta James

Bride/Father Dance: “(Just) The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra

Groom/Mother Dance:  “What A Wonderful World”- Louis Armstrong

Last Dance of the Night – New York New York – Frank Sinatra
(followed by 3 encores)

Bride & Groom Dance Omni William Penn John Parker Bandfrom just the 2 of them to start – to hundreds of guests on the dance floor at the very end
– it was a non-stop night of love, music & fun!
John Parker Band at William Penn Pittsburgh WeddingContact us about YOUR wedding to see if John Parker might be available!  
fun Dancing with Parker Band at Wedding William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh PA

WHO DID WHAT?

Photography:  Goldstein Photography
Reception Venue & Catering: Omni William Penn Hotel 
Flowers:  Mocha Rose Florist Pittsburgh
Cake: Prantl’s Bakery
Live Band: The John Parker Band®  

 

Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh Wedding – Glenn & Betsy

Glenn & Betsy were married on a beautiful New Year’s Eve day.. It was a celebration of love and happiness with their closest family & friends.  

Following their nuptials, they proceeded to the very unique Camelot in Warrendale PA, in the North Hills of Pittsburgh PA.  Previously a church, this venue is special – and different – in a really good way. 

For their reception entertainment, they chose the popular Pittsburgh wedding band Dreamscape.  Check out these awesome photos complements of Liquid Light Photography!

champagne glasses at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh wedding

Would like to see this with a real champagne glasses..  well, maybe 🙂

dinner tables at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh wedding

The unique decor of the Camelot brought an understated yet sophisticated look to the reception.

beide & groom dance at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

bridesmaids toast at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

Bridesmaids took the stage!

fun wedding dancing at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

dancing at wedding - Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

Wedding guests danced the night away..

 

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fun dancing at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

more dancing at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh Wedding

Dancing Fun at Wedding - Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

The live wedding band Dreamscape provided the musical canvas for fun.

Reception Soundtrack:

Bride & Groom’s First Dance:  Kenny Chesney – “Me & You”
Bridal Party Dance:  Etta James – “At Last”
Parent Dance:    Lady Antebellum – “Never Alone”

wedding guests sing at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

young guests dance during wedding at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

boy dancing at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh Wedding

Bride Groom Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

Wedding Flowers Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

The simple beauty and elegance of white roses cannot be denied.

Wedding Gift Table at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

Party Hats at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh for Wedding

The New Year’s eve wedding was the perfect combination of party & romance.
Complete with party horns & noisemakers, this was a wedding reception where the fun simply could not be denied!

party horns at wedding -Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

Cocktail Tables at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

Wedding Rings on Crystal

All of these amazing photos complements of Pittsburgh Photographer Aaron Williams

fun wedding at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

Wedding Dancing at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

The Dreamscape Band provided the classy fun dancing all night long!

Dancing to Dreamscape Band at Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh during Wedding

“We can’t tell you enough how pleased we were with Tammi and the entire band.
We have had
 nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests and they made the evening so special.
They were fantastic to work with, and the dance floor was filled
 the entire evening” – Groom & Bride 

Wedding Cake Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh

a truly amazing & elegant wedding cake by Lincoln Bakery was the perfect end to the perfect evening!  

awesome Wedding Cake - Camelot Banquet Center Pittsburgh
WHO DID WHAT?
Wedding Venue: The Camelot Banquet Hall   
Wedding Cake:  Lincoln Bakery
Photography: Aaron Williams – Liquid Light Photography
Flowers: Bride & Groom 🙂 
Live band: Dreamscape Band – of John Parker Bands – Pittsburgh

CONTACT US! We’d LOVE to help with YOUR wedding.

Ambassador Banquet Conference Center Erie PA ~ Maura and Joe

Maura and Joe are a very sweet, happy couple. The pair came through many obstacles to be together and were so excited to become husband and wife. The couple planned for a traditional wedding with all the trimmings- a beautiful church, venue, with gorgeous flowers, cake, and one of Pittsburgh’s best live bands to perform at their reception. Dreamscape played their favorite tunes and encouraged all their guests to get out on the dance floor at the Ambassador Center. The bride and groom could not have asked for more, their day was just as they imagined!

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Newlyweds Formal

The bride was a real beauty. With porcelain skin, natural makeup, and a swept up hair do, she must have taken the everyone’s breath away! Her off the shoulder wedding dress was covered in lace and her skirt was made of soft tulle. Her veil was pinned in the back and we love that she also wore a pretty headband.

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Bridal Gown

Their ceremony took place at the St. George Catholic Church. Friends and family watched as the bride and groom exchanged rings and vows. The church was modestly decorated with two large flower arrangements at the altar and clusters of roses adorned the aisle.

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Exchanging Vows

Their photographer, Rachel Lusky, took wonderful pictures of the bride and groom throughout their day. The relief and emotion was captured so well in this photo below. You did it! You’re married and now it’s time to party!

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Aisle

THANK YOU, John!  The reception was fantastic with Tammi and Dreamscape!  I told Tammi we had dancers, but I was amazed that no one sat down – the dance floor was full all night long!  And the fact that the band  all work so well together just made the evening flow perfectly.  It was a beautiful night! – Mother of the Bride.

 

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Formal Bridesmaids

Navy and coral are not two colors you see often at weddings! Which is a shame, because the colors certainly go together very well. We love the pop of coral against the bridesmaids cool blue dresses. We also love that while each dress was short in length (easy for dancing!), the styles were different. Way to go for personal style and comfort! These ladies look great!

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Formal Groomsmen Outdoors

A formal pose of the groom with his groomsmen, in their charcoal gray suits and navy blue ties. Wearing big smiles and supporting the groom, we bet they were ready for some great music at the reception.

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Hall

The Ambassador Center looked so gorgeous! The couple decorated the space with white tablecloths, navy napkins, and coral floral arrangements. Sparkly chandeliers and elegant lighting added to the ambiance. A large dance floor was in view of every table with plenty of room to boogie down to Dreamscape band.

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Floral Arrangements

Let’s take a closer look at the floral arrangements. On a bed of greenery, the coral and pink roses and daises really looked popped! Alburn Florist did a wonderful job! Not to mention the bouquets- all creations of beauty.

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Dancing

For their first dance the bride and groom chose a Beatles song- “Here, There, and Everywhere.” They asked Dreamscape to play a CD recording. The bride then danced with her father to “I Loved Her First”, performed live by the band. There was not a dry eye in the room!

~Reception Music Highlights:~

First Dance: Here, There, and Everywhere– The Beatles

Father/Daughter Dance: I Loved Her First– Heartland

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Father Daughter Dance

The wedding cake was simple and sweet. White, with a blue satin trim, and a crown of roses on top. The couple ordered their cake from Cindy’s Let Them Eat Cake. After all the guests had finished their entrees, cake was served, and the party began.

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Blue Satin Cake

Dreamscape read the crowd and played songs to keep everyone on the dance floor. The band was rocking, guests of all ages loved the beat, loved the music. The bride and groom asked the band to play some classic rock as well as other popular party hits.

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Dreamscape Band Singer

Ambassador Center Pittsburgh Wedding Dreamscape Band Reception

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Maura and Joe’s beautiful wedding. Rachel Lusky Photography certainly retold their wedding day flawlessly. If you’d like to see even more photos of their day, you can do so on her blog. There’s nothing we love more than being a part of a celebration like this one, full of love, joy, and laughter. If you’re hoping to find an awesome live band for your day or event, be sure to look no further than Dreamscape band. Contact us today so that we may answer any questions you may have. For more information on the vendors Maura and Joe used at their wedding, check out the vendor list below.

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony: St. George Catholic Church

Reception: Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center

Photography: Rachel Lusky Photography

Florist: Alburn Florist

Cake: Cindy’s Let Them Eat Cake

Entertainment: The Dreamscape Band

Nemacolin Woodlands Wedding Pittsburgh PA ~ Ryan and Jorjetta

Ryan and Jorjetta are a beautiful couple. The couple held their wedding at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort with an outdoor ceremony, grand ballroom reception, and live music. John Parker Band, a top Pittsburgh wedding band, was a part of their special day. The newlyweds incorporated their Greek and Bulgarian customs into the celebration, with the help of John Parker to play all the right music.

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Pose

Their photographer from Fineline Weddings was able to capture their love and devotion for one another flawlessly. We love this photo of the couple, that’s definitely one to cherish forever!

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Wedding Gown

The bride got ready for the day at the Chateau Lafayette, part of their expansive & opulent venue. Her mermaid gown was ivory, with a delicate pattern woven on the bodice, and fit the bride perfectly. She looked gorgeous! We love her no fuss hair and long veil.

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Bride Pose

The groom looked great in his blue tux. He wore a white shirt and dark blue bow tie. We bet everyone was excited for the reception, filled with dinner, dancing, and music!

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Formal Groom Pose

John Parker provided a string trio to perform during their ceremony. The Strings played several pieces, including “Hornpipe”, “Claire de Lune”, and  “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”. The ceremony took place outdoors under a satin altar, with roses hanging down. Très romantic!

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Exchange Rings

~Ceremony Music~

Hornpipe, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Claire de Lune: Prelude

Winter– Largo, Four Seasons- Vivaldi, Here Comes The Bride– Wagner: Processional

Wedding March – Mendelssohn: Recessional

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Walking Down the Aisle

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Formal Groomsmen

The bride and groom chose gray, pink, and white for their color scheme. The groomsmen certainly looked the part in their sharp gray tuxedos. We love how the groom stands out among them in his dark blue suit! The crew was ready for a fun evening ahead.

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Formal Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids wore gray dresses that were strapless, light, and airy. Absolutely perfect for some dancing later in the night with The Band! We love the sashes tied to all their bouquets.

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Venue

Take a look at this amazing photo of the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Fineline Weddings captured this shot of the couple right before heading off to cocktails. The strings trio played light music to entertain their guests as they nibbled on tasty treats.

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Venue

Oh, what a set up! The tables were draped in lace overlays, gold china, and cute tuxedo wrapped menus. Votive candles sparkled and tall floral centerpieces decorated every table. Their florist, Neubauer’s Florist, did an excellent job!

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding White and Gray Wedding Cake

The ballroom was spacious, plenty of room to have a good party! The bride and groom danced to “All of Me” for their first dance. Next, the groom chose a song for his bride- “Gorchivo Vino”. Right after the song ended John Parker Band announced that it was time to join in on a traditional Greek dance!

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding First Dance Reception Venue

~Reception Highlights~

Bride & Groom Dance: All of Me– John Legend

Father & Daughter Dance: Daddy’s Angel– Anthony Carter

Mother & Groom Dance: The First Lady In My Life– Paul Todd

Special Requests: Bridal Party Entrance- Bust A Move, Greek Music

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Father Dance

John Parker Band first explained, and then led, the breaking of the bread tradition as guests were seated. The mother of the groom and bride took part in holding and feeding the bride and groom a piece of the bread. Then, the best man had to break the bread in half over their heads, symbolizing who would be the bread winner and big spender of the family! John Parker Band was happy to be a part of the fun tradition. Guests were treated to a sit down dinner as toasts began from various family members. Soon the bride would dance with her father to “Daddy’s Angel” and the groom with his mother to “The First Lady In My Life”.

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Groom and Mother Dance

The party really got rocking with some Bulgarian music. The bride and groom knew how important it was to their family to play familiar music. The band was able to play many of the songs they requested & DeeJay all the rest. Another Greek tradition is the money dance, which everyone danced and cheered, tossing money around. Doesn’t that look like a blast? That’s a great shot below of everyone having a good time!

“The band did a wonderful job! The night was a big hit. Everyone was very impressed with the professionalism of the band and the quality of the entertainment John and his group provided.” -Groom

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Money Dance

The newlyweds had a huge list of songs for John Parker Band to play. Many of their choices were top party hits from today with a mixture of classics, such as “Twist and Shout” and “Summer of 69”. There was never a dull moment at this wedding and there was something for everyone to enjoy, including a complete fireworks display and an after party with John Parker playing DJ music!

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding John Parker Band Peforming

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Dancing

Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Fireworks Display

Ryan and Jorjetta had a fabulous wedding with all their friends and family. The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort was the perfect venue for their nuptials and celebration. Fineline Weddings took beautiful photos of their day that the couple will cherish for many years to come. We hope you enjoyed viewing them as much as we did!

We’d like to thank Ryan and Jorjetta for having the John Parker Band at their wedding. The band was able to provide strings at the ceremony, live music at the reception, and even acted as a DJ at the after party! What more can you ask for? This premier band truly has everything to offer. We’d love to chat with you about your upcoming wedding or event! Be sure to contact us today to book Pittsburgh’s Best Wedding Band.

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony & Reception: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Photographer: Fineline Weddings

Florist: Neubauer’s Florist (Ceremony)

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Reception)

Entertainment: John Parker Band

Tamiko & Justin Pittsburgh Wedding~ University Club

Tamiko and Justin had a fairy tale wedding. The couple held their ceremony at a traditional cathedral church with all their friends and family in attendance. Their reception, which took place at the University Club in Pittsburgh, was the perfect spot to celebrate their nuptials. A top live Pittsburgh based band was enlisted to perform for their guests and everyone joined in on the fun, especially the groom and his groomsmen!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Newlyweds

These are just some of the amazing photos that their photographer, Elizabeth Craig, captured of City Heat and the groomsmen having a great time. The night ended with a sparkler send off of the newlyweds. What an awesome day!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Flower Girls Ceremony

The couple exchanged their vows at the Heinz Chapel. We love this photo of the flower girls walking down the aisle. The chapel was stunning, with stained glass windows, lanterns, and flower pom poms.

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Exchange Rings

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Ceremony Location

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Bridal Gown

The bride was a beauty in her tulle gown. The bodice was covered in a delicate overlay of lace and flared out at the bottom. We loved her long veil and bouquet of roses.

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Formal Groom

Truly a man of style, the groom looked the part in his gray suit. He must have been anxious to perform with City Heat – (which he did) later at the reception!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Court Outdoors

The bride and groom chose pink and gray as their color scheme. The bridesmaids were elegantly dressed in soft pink dresses. The groomsmen wore gray suits and awesome socks, featuring their favorite superheroes!  We bet they were all looking forward to dancing the night away with the band!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Groomsmen Wearing Fun Socks

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Formal Bridesmaids Outdoors

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Bridal Bouquet

The bride’s bouquet was a true work of art created by their florist, Bella Floral. The bouquet was a mixture of pale roses and baby’s breath.

~Reception Sountrack~

Bridal Party Entrance: Busta Move, Young MC

Cake Cutting: You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker

Bride/Father Dance: I Loved Her First, Heartland

Groom/Mother Dance: My Wish, Rascal Flatts

First Dance: Everything, Michael Buble

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding First Dance

After the ceremony guests headed to the University Club for cocktails. City Heat was ready to announce the bridal party to the song “Busta Move”. Guests were treated to a sit down dinner and listened to toasts before the bride changed into a different dress- much easier to dance in! She danced with her groom to “Everything” for their first dance.  The groom and his mother danced to “My Wish”. And a special song was played by City Heat for the bride to dance with her father to “I Loved Her First”. What a tear jerker!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Groom and Mom Dance

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Father

The band had the pleasure of announcing a special surprise for the groom. A grooms cake was made for him in the shape of a Les Paul guitar. The groom had no idea the bride had this in store for him! To make the moment even more memorable, City Heat played a recording of “Over the Rainbow”. How incredible is that guitar cake!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Grooms Cake

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Cake Cutting

Bella Christies also made a three tiered wedding cake for the bride and groom. It was adorned with pink roses and rested on top of a gold platter.

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Cake Feeding

The band was eager to start the party and get guests out on the dance floor. City Heat played top hit songs, oldies, and popular party & wedding reception hits. The couple requested a few songs, such as “Superstition” and “My Girl”. They also went through the band’s extensive song list to pick out more tunes they knew everyone would enjoy. City Heat was able to deliver and rocked the house, with the help of the groom and his groomsmen!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Playing Music Reception

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Watching Performance Reception

City Heat was terrific. We received compliments all night! My only complaint was that time went too fast! Everyone enjoyed themselves and it made the wedding perfect!” -Mother of the Groom

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Performing at Reception

The night was an absolute blast as City Heat continued to play tunes that brought everyone out to the dance floor. You know it’s a good party when no one wanted the night to end!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Having a Good Time

When it was time to say goodbye to the bride and groom, everyone gathered outside to hold up sparklers for the bride and groom. What a perfect way to end the celebration. We wish them many years of happiness and love!

University Club Pittsburgh Wedding Sparkler Sendoff

Tamiko and Justin had a beautiful wedding. City Heat was honored to be a part of their day. Everyone was amazed by their talent and professionalism. Truly, a great wedding band! Are you planning your special day or event? Give City Heat a call today to discuss the details of your big day! For even more information on the vendors Tamiko and Justin used for their wedding, including their photographer Elizabeth Craig Photography, take a look at the list below. You can also view a short video of their day here.

Tami and Justin’s Wedding Feature Film from ChristinaMontemurro

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony: Heinz Memorial Chapel

Reception: University Club

Photographer: Elizabeth Craig Photography

Videographer: Christina Montemurro

Florist: Bella Floral

Cake: Bella Christies

Entertainment: City Heat