The Wendel Inn, a former catholic school renovated for wedding receptions and party's is one of Pittsburgh's unique wedding venues. With a spacious dance floor, and high ceiling with beautiful wood beams spanning the hall it creates a feeling of warmth and welcome. Up lighting lit up the Wendel Inn's walls with a watermelon color matching the bridal colors.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while our bridal party had their pictures taken. Upon their arrival the bridal suite was opened up allowing all to get refreshed and review the details for the grand entrance.
The bridal party was introduced to Bruno Mars summer hit "Marry You" following the parents introductions. Marguerite and Sean danced their way in to "You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne. The wedding guests couldn't hold back their enthusiasm for this wonderful couple.
With a complete captive audience a first dance was held with a complete surprise for the groom. Unbeknown to him, his wife had pre-recorded "To Make Me Feel Your Love" with the assistance of her brother Josh, playing keyboard. It was so touching and sounded as though a professional singer had sung the love song.
The "Sweetest Thing" by U2 was the accompanying tune as the newlyweds cut their wedding cake. Dinner followed the best man Matt and Matron of Honor Rebecca's toast and blessing. Ches' Anthony catering served a delicious buffet for th evenings meal. Signature Desserts provided the exquisite pies, cookies and cheese cakes.
Tom, Marguerite's father did a fantastic rendition of Stephen C. Chapman's hit "Cinderella" for the father daughter dance. Starting off with a very young child as the bride, then another female representing Marguerite as a teen, Tom sang his heart felt ballad. Halfway thru his daughter stepped in as a little child all grown up and on her way to start off her new life with her husband.
"I Hope You Dance" by LeAnn Rimes was the chosen mother son song for Sean and his loving mother. All were welcomed to the dance floor to begin the celebration for the two newlyweds. A variety of popular songs were played keeping the dance floor filled and intensifying the excitement for the evening. "Shout, the Twist and the Cha Cha Slide were a few of the novelty songs played as being favorites of the couple.
An anniversary dance was held with Train's hit "Marry Me" playing as we whittled down the married couples to reveal the longest married couple. A picture to commemorate the moment was taken then on to the "Redovy" for a bridal dance.
Shots were available for those who chose to dance with Marguerite as Sean awaited his opportunity to move in and sweep his lovely bride off her feet. Upon the completion of the Redovy Sean indeed did make his way to Marguerite in the traditional manner.
Marguerite tossed her bouquet to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" then Sean worked his magic to remove the garter to "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins. Classic rock group Queen's innuendo hit "Another One Bites The Dust" was the background music for the garter toss. Completing the bouquet/garter formality was Fine Young Cannibal's tune "She Drive's Me Crazy".
The wedding celebration continued thru till eleven o'clock with Sean and Marguerite dancing on their bridal table chairs. A true sign of a bride and groom having the time of their lives.
Best of luck in the years ahead for these two newlyweds. We were excited to be a part of their wedding day and will remember this day for years to come. Perhaps here comes the bride to the Wendel Inn could be a phrase in your future.
DJ Rockin Steve Credo