Preston and Laura got me out of Pittsburgh!
I had the pleasure of performing at their wedding in Johnstown, a market I had hoped to be exposed to for a long while. When they contacted me, Preston informed me I was his choice, because of the diversity of my musical knowledge, and how impressed he was with my reviews and recommendations. I was very proud to hear I was so highly regarded. We shared many different ideas to bring their reception to life, which made the flow go really smoothly without any guessing.
The happy couple chose the talents of In-Vision Studio upon my recommendation, which gave me an extra boost of confidence, knowing they trusted my input. Photographers Steve and Barb Barry, also had ties to Johnstown, so is was serendipitous to have them involved.
The Frank J. Pasquerilla Center was a great venue to play in. The manager, Pablo, and his staff, were quite polite, and made my experience in Johnstown very pleasant.
The uplighting was in the capable hands of Dustin Greene of Top Dog Productions, and coordination of event planner Joelle Hadix
Preston and Laura got me out of Pittsburgh!
I knew Heather and Bryan were a good fit for me the moment I met them.
They were a very easy couple to get along with, and I couldn’t wait to be part of their day!
The reception was held at The Georgetown Centre in the South Hills (Pittsburgh), and I always have a pleasant experience working with their staff.
I had a really fantastic guest response, and everyone came ready to party. Heather’s dad hammed it up, and was pretty hilarious. I think he was definitely the highlight of my evening!
One of the most important things a couple can tell me, is how comfortable I made them feel, and their having the most confidence in my performing beyond their expectations. That is something I do for all my wedding couples, but still really nice to hear 🙂 I had the opportunity to work with photographer Matt Gaydos, and it is always nice to work with someone with a great personality 🙂
My really awesome feel good moment, was running into Heather and Bryan over the July 4th holiday, and they still couldn’t thank me enough! Well if I may politely correct you, I can’t thank YOU enough for making me part of your day.
All the best you Heather and Bryan!
This is one I should have written a really long time ago!
Ashley and I had been acquainted for some time before she asked me to be the entertainment at her wedding, so accepting this event was a no brainer for me 🙂
Ashley (or AY as her close friends call her), has a really energetic and bubbly personality, and JD was definitely more laid back when I met him. As a couple, they were very creative and lots of fun! When presented with the venue, I was a bit skeptical about how it would work in a theater setting, but I was in no way disappointed when I got the opportunity to perform at The New Hazlett Theater. Manager, Alex Bard, was very accommodating, and a pleasure to work with.
This reception was quite a challenge for me and my interactive style, since I work alone, and where I was placed was in an elevated position, but I was able to make adjustments!
Since the venue was a theater, of course the theme was theatrical. The creativity that went into the decor was really great, romantic movie poster replicas (featuring AY and JD of course), a realistic movie set for the ceremony, and the Smurfy cake!
Some of the highlights that were pretty memorable to me, the Grand Entrance, when everyone was introduced, they stayed in the balconies for a really cool interpretative dance routine before dinner, a hilarious cake cutting routine, and Ashley breaking out into a mock flash mob with her friends partway through the evening. I had the pleasure of working with photographer, Tressa McCune, and event planner, Veronica Stewart, of Exquisite Events
I really enjoyed working at such a unique venue, and would be more than happy to endorse The New Hazlett Theater to anyone looking for a really different place to party!
Thank you so much Ashley and JD, for such a unique experience!
My first contact with Ardie and her mom, was at the 2010 Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase. She had a really infectious personality, and you couldn’t help but love her!
When I heard from her almost a year later, our conversation went something like this:
Thank you for calling Nameless Entertainment, This is Arron.
“Are you open in May 2012?”
I have a few dates open, what do you need?
“I need you… To DJ my wedding!”
I must say I was quite flattered, after speaking to her, Ardie told me, before she was even engaged, I was her choice to perform at her wedding. In fact, I was the only thing she was sure of besides the date 🙂
I very much looked forward to Ardie and Kyle’s wedding, because it gave me the opportunity to work at one of my favorite venues, The Heinz History Center, and the pleasure of collaborating with banquet manager, Maura Minteer, not to mention, the photography talents of Leeann Marie, and her assistant Alisa. I couldn’t have been happier!
The guest response was great, and Ardie was a complete joy to work with, her energy and enthusiasm made it so easy to accomplish the anticipated task.
Small reception, BIG fun!!
What can I say about this wedding, FANTASTIC! With such a positive feed from the guests, this reception was a real blast.
I met Mike and Tiffany via recommendation from his cousin, who attended a wedding I did a few years ago, and I really appreciate when people remember my work, and trust me enough to pass my name on, I never get tired of that.
Anyway, a really fun loving group, and surprisingly with the slight obstacle of an elevated dance floor, there was no stopping these people!
The team I was more than happy to work with, consisted of Mascaro’s Catering, exclusive to the Kingston Hall. June Miller and her daughter Terri, communicated well, and the staff was fast and efficient. It was great working with sisters, Beth and Aimee of Studio W Photography. A friend of the groom built a photo booth, and it fit the event well.
All in all, it was another awesome reason why I love my job, thank you again to Mr. and Mrs. Hoteck, for allowing me to be part of your big day!
I had the great pleasure of performing for a rather entertaining family on 14 April 2012.
The recommendation came from my good and oft mentioned friend Jonathan Mihellis!
I was at first apprehensive, as I normally do not make it customary to book clients I have never met, but from the first time I spoke to the mother of the bride, I felt immediately comfortable.
The reception was held at the Weirton KofC. Kassy Piergallini and her staff were a great pleasure to work with. Jonathan provided the uplighting for the event through his company, A Cut Above Music and Entertainment. Photographer, Ryan Walsh, and his brother Brendan, were there to capture the whole thing.
This family was pretty unique, and one of the most original wedding receptions I’ve ever performed. The groom wrote and recorded the couple’s first dance (yes, I know it’s been done), but just before the party really got started, Courtney’s dad informed me that there would be a short “performance” before the dancing begun. Imagine my surprise when I saw a large box filled with balls, bowling pins and fire sticks…. Did I mention unicycles?? As an initiation into the family, Brian had to perform with Courtney’s siblings and father, and I have to be honest, for a moment, I was outdone 🙂 The whole evening was spectacular, and I was really happy to be part of the whole thing. Much thanks to the Ridge and Kissinger families!
Well gents, the wedding show season has begun, and if you’re lucky enough to be chosen to attend, your betrothed will probably be toting you around a bustling hotel or convention center, to shop for all the elements to create her dream wedding.
So to ease the tension and stress of feeling you’re just along for the ride, I’ll give you a few pointers to help you survive.
1) STAY AWAY FROM MAN CAVES!!
Some show promoters feature a man cave to give you some “relief” from walking around doing “girl things” all day (not a good idea). Truth be told, nothing could be more selfish than to volunteer to go to a show with your woman, knowing you had no intention of spending any time with her. I guarantee, SHE WON’T LIKE IT!
2) SHOW SOME INTEREST:
Hey, it’s your wedding too! You have decisions to make, and she brought you along because she respects your opinion (unless you have a bridezilla, then no one is safe), and it’s a great way to show solidarity as you face pushy vendors. And if she has no support, she could get bullied into choosing a vendor you won’t like.
3) BE PATIENT:
She may want to linger about with the vendors that interest her most. Take note, these will probably be the things you are going to discuss later. Besides, you don’t want to be the bad guy for rushing her through the show, do you?
4) GIVE POSITIVE INPUT:
Remember #2? Your opinion has great value if she brought you along. Don’t just say “yes dear” or “whatever she wants”. If she wants to share the experience, believe me, she’s going to want to know what you think.
5) STAY FOCUSED, STAY TOGETHER:
This is also a time for you to get a grasp on some of the things you may be interested in. You won’t believe how much you’ll begin to care, the closer you get to your date. And if you do happen to separate, at least make sure you have something in hand, to show you were serving a purpose. And I would advise not making too many excuses to run to the restroom, she’ll get a sense you won’t want to be there.
These hints come from my many years of exhibiting, and at one time, attending bride shows. The best you can do is give your best, and if you won’t be there in spirit, it’s best not to be there at all. Better than getting the mad eye or silent treatment on the way home, that’s a long ride!
Follow this advice, and it will be all good, shop well men, and enjoy the show!