Pittsburgh Wedding DJ | DJ Rockin Steve - PPG Water's Edge Friday Wedding | Julieann & Royce
  • PPG Water's Edge Friday Wedding | Julieann & Royce

    The PPG Zoo Water's Edge Friday wedding for Julieann and Royce was absolutely impressive. These two newlyweds definitely did their due diligence in planning the perfect wedding at one of Pittsburgh's awesome venues.

    Gorgeous weather with the sun shining brightly was the perfect background for greeting guests as they arrived at the Pittsburgh Zoo following a 2:30 ceremony in Wexford. Wedding guests mingled and enjoyed the outside bar and hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour.

    Guests were then welcomed into the Water's Edge which is the home to the polar bear exhibit. The underwater tunnels create for a breath taking adventure of beauty and elegance. People sipped their cocktails while watching sharks glide through the massive shark tank and admiring the polar bear exhibit.

    The beauty of the decorations and table-scapes was truly a sight to behold. Blue up-lighting upon the already blue walls definitely intensified the color in the room. Large green colored flowers in vases on the tables along with cute penguin candy favors made this special event something to remember.

    Parents were introduced while the Beatles rock classic "All You Need Is Love" played for their appearance. An instrumental version of Europe's "Final Countdown" was the back drop of music for our bridal party to dance their way into this undersea wonderland.

    Wedding guests cheered and applauded for the grand entrance of Julieann and Royce. "The Way You Make Me Feel" by pop star Michael Jackson was their chosen song for this wonderful couples debut.

    With a captive audience the first dance was held immediately and to "Feels Like Home To Me" by Chantel Kreviazuk. So appropriate as Royce being a marine and recently arriving home from abroad. With the polar bear exhibit as the background it was truly a sight like no other.

    "Home" by Philip Phillips played as the wedding cake was then cut using a sabre. There was even a chocolate groom's cake decorated with the marine emblem on top. Julieann's father Scot then welcomed all of the invitees and thanked them for being a special part of his daughter and son in laws marriage celebration. The matron of honor and best man then followed up with a toast of their own before a blessing then followed by dinner.

    Following a wonderful dining experience guests then helped themselves to numerous tables of sweet and delicious wedding cookies. Pittsburgh-ers are no stranger to the tradition of having a cookie table at a wedding celebration.

    A shortened version of Carole King's "Child of Mine" played as the groom danced with his mother for a traditional mother son dance. The father daughter dance followed with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow (What A Wonderful World)" by Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole. The sound of the ukulele in the song seemed to fit so well into the overall theme of the wedding venue.

    Wedding guests then danced the evening away to a wide variety of songs including a few classic rock favorites of the couple. The Cupid Shuffle, Blurred Lines and even Mountain Music were a success among the party goers all showing off their dance moves on the dance floor located directly in front of the massive polar bear tank. The dance floor even had a few printed wedding monogram's indicating the couples names and wedding date as an added bonus to the aviance.

    Dancing only paused as Julieann tossed her bridal bouquet to all the single ladies in attendance to 702's "Where My Girls At? Congratulations to Mickey for her luck and diligence in catching the bouquet. "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Michael Buble' played as Royce removed his lovely brides garter then only to be tossed next to ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man".

    All the single men scrambled to be the lucky person to catch the wedding garter with James being the winner. Being the perfect gentleman James then placed the garter onto Mickey's leg with Georgia Satellites "Keep Your Hands To Yourself" adding a slight innuendo to the event.

    As an added surprise to James we had Mickey then place the garter onto his leg. The audience roared with laughter as this man quickly learned what it's like to have a stranger place a wedding garter on their leg.

    A quick group photo of all of the guests was taken in front of the polar bear exhibit then the dancing and celebrating continued until "Don't Stop Believing" by rock group Journey signaled the close of the evening at the PPG Water's Edge Friday wedding of Julieann & Royce.

    We wish these two newlyweds a lifetime of good health and happiness in their new endeavors together. Good luck to them and their families.

    DJ Rockin Steve Credo