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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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!
Ceremony: St Bernards Mt Lebanon
Reception: Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Photographer: Joey Kennedy
Florist: Mount Lebanon Florist
Cake: Bella Christies
Entertainment: John Parker Band