The wedding ceremony was conducted just off of the rear patio with ample seating for guests. One of Joe's favorite classical scores was Beethovan's 6th symphony was playing as everyone made their way to their seats. Once the grandmothers were seated the 3:30 ceremony was well under way.
For the wedding processional, Jessica and her father entered to "A Wild Rose" by Edward McDowell. In attendance were their parents, Jessica's Man of Honor Joshua, Joe's Best Lady Julie, and the majority of the 135 invited friends and family.
Upon the completion of a very touching ceremony the newlyweds led the recessional while Duane Allman's song "Little Martha" filled the atmosphere. Light music continued to play as Joe and his bride greeted everyone as the entered the venue for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.
Introductions were via the main doors to a very excited room filled with their closest friends and family. A first dance was held to a special mix of Billy Joel's hit "You're My Home". The Best Lady and Man of Honor each gave a touching toast followed by Reverend Rumburg giving the evenings blessing.
When dinner was finished Joe and Jessica cut their beautiful brown highlighted and flower topped wedding cake. Simple and elegant at the same time. The song "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin played in the background then guests helped themselves to the tables of sweet wedding cookies, a Pittsburgh cookie table tradition.
Guests signed the couples wedding guest tree in lieu of a guest book. A shortened father and daughter dance was held with the Byrds 1960's hit "Turn, Turn, Turn". Similarly was the mother and son dance to "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin.
The dance floor was opened up for all to celebrate these two wonderful people's marriage. A variety of music was played to satisfy all of the guests liking. A few of the favorites were "The Twist" by Chubby Checkers, "Cupid Shuffle" for the line dance folks, plus hits from U2, Fleetwood Mac and Whitesnake.
Jessica and Joe even had a member of a local band called "Organized Chaos" attend and we were sure to play two of their hit favorites, "Tell Me" and "Parking Lots". It was a little bit of everything for everyone and the guests fully enjoyed themselves, even an official Pirates Corn hole game outside.
After a bit of festive dancing an anniversary dance was held to the song "Faithfully" by classic rock legends Journey. Keeping the evening interesting Joe had brought as by the request of Jessica his life size card board cut out of Princess Leia. Now that Joe was no longer single this Star Wars prop was no longer welcomed at home said Jessica. Princess joined us in the reception area for some lively conversation among Joes friends.
The evening of wedding celebration ended with all of the guests surrounding the newlyweds on the dance floor singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'". The photographer Robert Armstrong was sure to capture all of the fun and excitement of the evening.
We wish the very best for these two wonderful people. They have now undertaken a new journey that will lead them together through all that life has to offer. May Jessica and Joe live a life of the best health, wealth and happiness that is available. We were honored to be a part of not only their marriage, but the celebration as well, and we will remember this day for a very long time.
Pittsburgh Wedding DJ Rockin Steve Credo