Wedding Stories

Wedding at the Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer Pittsburgh

 

Andrea & Marc’s awesome wedding

 

What a FUN wedding this was!
We just point out John Parker in the video so you know this is legit – LOL. 
As you can tell – this is not about US – its about YOU!  

Will YOUR wedding be THIS fun?

the video says it all!

and here’s what they thought about us & our service..

 

Who did what:

Ceremony – St Paul’s Cathedral
Reception – The Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer
Cake – the Carnegie
Awesome footage by Ruben Hernandez
Awesome Flowers by Gidas
Band is John Parker Band

Seven Springs Resort Wedding PA

Anne and Levi could not have asked for better weather on their wedding day. There was plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies. Their friends and family joined them to witness their marriage at the St. Raymond of the Mountains church. After the ceremony, their reception was held at the Seven Springs Resort in Pittsburgh. Guests were treated to cocktails, a four course dinner, great music, and lots of dancing! John Parker Band provided the entertainment for the evening. Everyone had a blast putting on their dancing shoes and listening to some energetic tunes!

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Couple

Michael Williams photographed the bride and groom throughout their special day.  Michael was kind enough to allow us to use his beautiful photos for this post. We can’t thank him enough!

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Bridal Gown

Anne was a radiant bride. She styled her hair in soft ringlets, away from her face to show off that pretty smile! Her dress was timeless, sleeveless, and covered in lace. A sweet bow tied in the back and a small train completed her look.

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Classic Bride

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Maids of Honor

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Two Flower Girls

Two flower girls walked down the aisle carrying rose pom poms. How sweet are they? The aisle was lined with white bows and greenery. The couple exchanged their vows amid a stone altar and were showered with bubbles after the recessional. After that, it was time to party!

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Church Ceremony

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding After Ceremony Bubbles

The bridal court were all decked out in the softest dresses. Perfect for an evening of dancing! And so pretty in a pale blue. The girls also carried pink, blue, and yellow blooms. What a lovely group of ladies!

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Bridesmaids

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Bridal Bouquet

The florals were done by Barron’s Florals. Most of the arrangements consisted of roses, hydrangeas, and other assorted wildflowers. In fact, wildflowers were definitely the theme of the wedding, they could be found everywhere! On handmade signs, place settings, and of course at each table.

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Handmade Sign

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Table Centerpieces

Every table was different and unique, with large and small blooms. The table numbers resembled small chalkboards, as well as the “thank you” cards attached to bottles of champagne. So much thought was put in to the decor, we love it! The band was all set to make introductions and other special announcements, such as reminding guests to take plenty of photos with their phones and to use a special hashtag to celebrate the event.

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Heart Cookies

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Table

We can’t forget about the cake! White buttercream with a simple piping, adorned with their new initial and flowers. What flavor do you think they picked?

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding White Cake

When it was time for the bride and groom to have their first dance as husband and wife, John Parker Band  played “Better Place.” The bride also danced with her father to “My Wish” and the groom and his mother joined in to dance halfway through. More fun songs were played later in the evening, after a delicious formal dinner!

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Bride and Groom Dance

~Reception Soundtrack~

First Dance: Better Place, Rachel Platten

Bride & Father Dance: My Wish, Rascal Flatts

Groom & Mother Dance: My Wish, Rascal Flatts

Last Dance Song: Downtown, Macklemore

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Using Keyboard

John Parker had the honor of hosting “the shoe game” for the bride and groom. Two chairs were placed on the dance floor, back to back, and the couple gave one another one of their shoes. The couple raised up a shoe to answer questions about them, such as, “Who will control the TV remote?” What a great ice breaker- everyone was ready to have some fun now!

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Game

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Hosting Game

The bride and groom chose a mix of modern party hits and favorite oldies for the band to play. John Parker Band cranked out the music as guests headed to the dance floor. The band performed hits from Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Earth Wind and Fire, and the Temptations, just to name a few.

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Horns

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Dancing Reception

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding John Parker

Everyone had the best time, grabbing drinks from the bar, busting a move on the dance floor, and indulging in the sweet treats and smore’s outside. The music blasted all night, there’s no doubt this was an amazing party!

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Party

Seven Springs Pittsburgh Wedding Newlyweds Dancing

We are so grateful to Michael Williams for sharing his gallery with us to put together this post. John Parker Band was thrilled to be a part of Anne and Levi’s wedding day. The evening went off without a hitch and everyone had such a good time! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and look forward to speaking with YOU about your special day or event. Contact us today so we can discuss how to make your wedding a memorable one!

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony: St. Raymond of the Mountains

Reception: Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Photographer: Michael Williams

Florist: Barron’s Florals

Entertainment: John Parker Band

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!  🙂 

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!  🙂 

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..

 

Pittsburgh Wedding Band Review from online wedding planning siteso humbled by this awesome review – thank you!

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