The reception followed the 3:00 wedding ceremony at the Broughton Fire hall. Guests mingled and sampled light appetizers while taking in all of the hard work put into the decorations. Once the bridal party arrived everyone freshened up quickly then prepared for their grand introduction.
Parents were introduced first with Pharrell William's song "Happy" playing in the background. "Gimme Some Lovin' by the Spencer Davis group had the bridesmaids and groomsman showing off their cool dance moves keeping the guests cheering. Our newlyweds were introduced in grand style to "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles.
Upon the applause settling down Sarah and Mike cut their wedding cake. A beautiful 3 tier wedding cake with deep purple trim. Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" played while the cake was being cut, and yes Mike did kiss his lovely wife.
Dan the best man conducted the toast with a blessing by Reverend Jake following. Dinner began which was buffet style complete with a carving station. Once Mike and Sarah were through dining they mingled with their guests then gave their audience a little something extra, the Shoelywed Game.
The shoelywed game is something slightly different and adds a bit of fun, while giving your guests a little insight about the bride and groom. Sarah and Mike were seated back to back on the dance floor and were each given a pink and blue teddy bear, in lieu of removing their shoes.
A variety of questions were asked and if they felt the answer pertained to the bride, they held up the pink bear, blue for the groom. Fun questions such as who gets lost more often while driving, who takes longer in the morning to get ready or which one controls the tv remote. All just for fun and only lasting about 5 minutes.
The shoelywed game finished up just as guests were getting coffee and cake which made for a perfect time to have the first dance. Merle Haggard's "That's The Way Love Goes" was the choice for Sarah and Mike as they enjoyed a few special moments on the dance floor alone.
Following the first dance the parent dances commenced with a father and daughter dance to "I Loved Her First" by Heartland. Mike danced with his mom to Stevie Nicks "Landslide" for the mother and son dance. Then as an added bonus and surprise, Sarah danced with her grand father to the Judds' song "Good Old Days". It was quite easy to see the love and respect these two people had for each other.
With the dance floor now open wedding guests celebrated this couples marriage with a variety of songs from the classics like "Celebration", "Party Train" and even a few country favorites. Disco, R&B and some newer pop classics were also a big hit.
When guests were not dancing they were filling up their candy boxes with a wide assortment of sweet treats from the purple decorated candy table. Lots of chocolate favorites including chocolate covered pretzels and purple M&M's.
The dancing was only interrupted with a special Anniversary Dance to Alan Jackson's "Remember When country classic. Dancing continued until everyone was almost completely worn and we had to call it a day. Everyone was thanked for being a party of Mike and Sarah's wedding celebration and were sent on their way with the traditional Kennywood closing song, "Nighty Night" by Yvonne King and the Alvino Ray Orchestra. A wonderful memory for Sarah and her mom from days gone by.
Both my wife and I wish all the best of health and success possible for the newlyweds and hope they truly enjoy their new life together as husband and wife. Kudo's again to Sarah, Mike, their parents and al those who assisted in setting up and tearing down the decorations at the end of the evening. It truly enhanced the Broughton Fire Hall venue for Sarah and Mike's Purple Theme wedding.
Pittsburgh Wedding DJ Rockin Steve Credo