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Jorjetta and Ryan came together as husband and wife at a gorgeous venue, the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa. The couple meticulously planned their ceremony and reception to their liking. The ceremony took place outdoors, their reception space was beautifully decorated, and a top live wedding band performed for most of their day. There were plenty of outdoor spots for their photographer, Fineline Weddings, to capture the bride and groom in their element. We bet they will cherish those photos and memories for years to come, as well as the amazing performance by the John Parker Band!

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The bride wore a mermaid style wedding dress. Her gown was ivory and the bodice was intricately woven in silver thread. She looked radiant in the soft light here, taken at the Chateau Lafayette, a hotel on the grounds of the venue. The bridal party was able to get ready for the day there before heading off to the ceremony.

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What a pretty group of ladies! Their dresses were perfect for an evening of dancing; soft and light! The girls all carried bouquets similar to the bride’s.

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We love the color scheme of the wedding- blue, gray, white, and pink. The groom wore a dark blue tux, with his groomsmen below in gray. So handsome and sophisticated, this group must have been ready for the night ahead with drinks, dinner, and dancing!

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The ceremony was picturesque, outside on the grounds of the resort. For the ceremony a strings trio was provided by John Parker. The bride and groom exchanged their vows under a grand altar wrapped in satin and decorated with roses.

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~Ceremony Highlights~

Preclude: Hornpipe, Claire de Lune, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Processional: Largo- Winter, Vivaldi- Four Seasons, Wagner- Here Comes The Bride

Recessional: Mendelssohn- Wedding March

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We love these two photos of the happy couple after their ceremony. Calm and collected, the nerves gone. It would soon be time to party with John Parker Band! Cocktails were in full swing with the strings trio playing sweetly for the crowd.

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The ballroom was decorated with tall centerpieces by Neubauer’s Florist. Tables were covered in lace, gold silverware adorned the pearled chargers, and menus were tucked in gray napkins. The cake was the perfect addition to the decor, a decadent creation of white and pink.

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John Parker Band announced the bridal party into the reception when it was time to enter the ballroom. The night was off to a great start as the bride and groom shared their first dance to “All of Me”. The dance floor was in the center of the room and everyone gathered around to watch the happy couple. Then, the groom shared a song he had picked out for his bride, “Gorchivo Vino”.

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Throughout the night the bride and groom’s Greek and Bulgarian culture was celebrated with music and traditional customs. Guests had a blast as John Parker Band was able to play lots of Greek music & guests’s requests. The band also lead the tradition of breaking the bread. It’s a fun one- the mother’s of the groom and bride hold and feed the couple a portion of bread. Then the best man has to break the bread over their heads to see who will be the spender and bread winner!

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~Musical Hits~

First Dance: John Legend, All of Me

Groom/Mother: Paul Todd, The First Lady In My Life

Father/Daughter: Anthony Carter, Daddy’s Angel

Speciality Songs: Bust A Move, Bridal Party Entrance, Greek Music

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Later in the evening guests had a blast during the money dance, another Greek tradition. The bride and groom were blessed with plenty of good fortune as their family and friends threw bills in the air! The band changed it up a bit to play top hits from today and some of the bride and groom’s favorite oldies, such as “Build Me Up Buttercup” and “September”. There certainly was something for everyone to enjoy and put on their dancing shoes. The party continued on late into the night with a fireworks display – even more dancing with the band – and THEN an after party, where John Parker Band acted as DJ.  What a night to remember!

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“John Parker Band did a wonderful job! Our family was so impressed with the band and entertainment. The band is so professional and the night was a huge hit!” -Groom

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Nemacolin Woodlands Pittsburgh Wedding Traditional Greek Dancing

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We’d like to thank Jorjetta and Ryan for having John Parker Band be a part of their celebration. The band had a wonderful time embracing their culture and playing awesome music. If you’d like to have a top wedding band for your wedding or event, don’t look any further! Contact John Parker Band today to discuss the details. For more information on the other vendors Jorjetta and Ryan used for their wedding, please refer to the list below, including their talented photographer from Fineline Weddings.

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~Wedding Vendors~

Musicians: The John Parker Band

Venue: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Flowers for Ceremony: Neubauer’s Florist

Flowers for Reception: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Photography: Fineline Weddings

Andy and Molly’s wedding was an upscale celebration at the Hotel Monaco. With many out of town guests, the couple knew they wanted to have their ceremony and reception in one location. The hotel accommodated all their wishes by providing a large ceremony space, rooftop cocktails, and beautiful ballroom.

The bride and groom envisioned an amazing party and there was no way to do that without a fantastic live band. The couple enlisted the premier John Parker Band to perform all evening long at their reception. Everyone enjoyed nonstop dancing, singing, and popular music!

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We love this photo taken of the groom before seeing his bride. The couple chose to do a first look, which is when a bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. They were able to take many photos together with their photographer, Christina Montemurro.

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The bride looked glamorous. Her dress was sleeveless with a high neckline, sparkly belt, and full skirt. Her bouquet was an array of gold, white, and yellow blooms. It was exquisitely done by  My Garden Floral.

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Their ceremony space was so pretty with cream floral arrangements and a white aisle runner. We love the cool design of the carpet too!  And the John Parker Band played music during the ceremony.

~Ceremony Highlights:~

Wedding Party: You Are the Best, Ray LaMontagne

Bride Entrance: Make You Feel My Love, Adele

End of Ceremony: Windows Are Rolled Down, Amos Lee

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What a great shot of guests mingling during cocktail hour. A rooftop is certainly the place to be! Guests must have been eager for the reception to start to listen to some awesome music by John Parker Band. They were all set to start the night off with introductions in the ballroom.

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The ballroom was decorated tastefully with white flowers and black tablecloths. Votive candles were scattered throughout the room and impressive light fixtures hung from the ceiling. The dance floor was in the middle of the room with John Parker Band all set up. The bride and groom had their first dance to the song “El Camino”.

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~Musical Highlights:~

Bride & Groom Dance: Amos Lee- El Camino

Mother & Son: Grateful Dead- Standing on the Moon

Other Requests: Taylor Swift- Shake it Off, Old Crow Medicine- Wagon Wheel

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Guests listened to toasts from the mother of the bride, best man, and maid of honor as the first course was served. Afterwards the groom and his mother danced to “Standing on the Moon”.

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The night started off with popular hits to bring everyone out on the dance floor. The band wanted all their guests to have a great time and playing familiar songs is definitely the way to go! The couple had a few songs they requested to be played, including “Wagon Wheel” and “Shake It Off”.

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The newlyweds trusted the band to make the right choices of what songs to play. John Parker Band had a few tricks up their sleeves with groovy lighting, energetic band members, and swinging tunes. Take a look at that dance floor! It was packed! We love the angle of this shot, the view of the band and guests having fun.

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What an amazing band! Our wedding was so memorable thanks to John Parker Band.  Everyone had a fantastic time. We were so lucky to have you at the wedding!” –Bride and Groom

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How about a little guest singing? John Parker offered the mic to guests who wanted to sing along to their favorite songs. We bet everyone loved the performance!

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Andy and Molly had a wonderful wedding with their friends and family. The couple was thrilled with John Parker Band and with all their vendors. Christina Montemurro was kind enough to share her photos with us and we could not be more grateful to her and her team. Be sure to check out Christina Montemurro and all the other vendors Andy and Molly had at their wedding.

With spectacular service and customer satisfaction, John Parker Band is your best bet for any of your entertainment needs. Give us a call today to talk about your wedding or event! We would love to be a part of it!

~Wedding Wonders:~

Ceremony & Reception Location: Hotel Monaco

Florals: My Garden Floral

Musicians: John Parker Band

Photos: Christina Montemurro

Pies & Sweets: Hotel Monaco

Weddings are not just about the bride and groom, they are also about family. Jonathan and Elizabeth’s family were a part their special day. Many of their family members were in the bridal court. Their photographer, Jessica Vogelsang, captured some beautiful memories of the bond between the bride and her sisters, and the groom with the ring bearers. The couple chose a sophisticated venue for their reception, where they shared emotional dances with their parents, as the premier live wedding band, John Parker Band, performed.

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The ladies looked lovely. The maids of honor wore silver sequin gowns and carried bouquets of white roses and gray flowers. The bride wore a sweetheart gown with lace and delicate beading.

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The bride’s bouquet matched the flower girl’s crown of white roses and baby’s breath. The bride’s tear drop earrings, diamond bracelet, and hair pendant completed her ensemble.

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The youngest flower girl waited patiently to do her very important job! Isn’t she the sweetest? Both flower girls wore matching gold dresses and shoes.

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How joyous was the groom, showing off festive socks. He wore a blue suit, seasonal tie, and white shirt. His patent shoes shined and a rose was pinned to his lapel. What a great looking groom!

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The ring bearers wore blue jackets like the groom with beige pants and shoes. They held hands as they timidly walked down the aisle of the grand St. Michael’s of the Valley church. Soon they would not be so shy, out on the dance floor!

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Everyone rejoiced once the bride and groom were announced husband and wife. Guests headed to the reception at an exclusive country club after the ceremony, eager to hear the sounds of John Parker Band.

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Guests were greeted by the band playing festive jazz music as they mingled and munched during cocktail hour. The country club was aglow with lights and a large evergreen tree stood in the center of the room. The newlyweds waltzed in once the band started to play their song, “You Are The Best Thing”. All the couples in the room were invited to join in before the song came to an end.

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Musical Hits:

First Dance: Ray LaMontagne, You Are The Best Thing

Groom/Mother: Josh Groban, You Raise Me Up

Bride/Father: Temptations, My Girl

Last Song of the Night: Rembrandts, I’ll Be There For You

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John Parker Band played holiday tunes as guests enjoyed a sit down dinner. The father of the bride toasted to the happy couple and the maid of honors also raised their glasses to the bride and groom. The band began to play “My Girl” for the bride to dance with her father. There must not have been a dry eye in the room!

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The groom also shared a dance with his mother. As requested the band played “You Raise Me Up”. Guests were invited to join in right before the song ended. The party was just about to start rolling- but first, cake!

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“Everyone at the wedding had a blast! The band kept us going and our guests had fun. You have a great band!” – Groom 

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John Parker Band performed many of the bride and groom’s favorite songs. The couple chose a variety of tunes for the band to play, including classic rock, fun oldies, and top hits from today. There was something for everyone to enjoy, guests from all ages crowded the dance floor and were having fun!

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The party was an absolute blast. Guests did not stop dancing the whole night, which is exactly what the bride and groom hoped for. The band played late into the night, cranking out hit after hit. We loved seeing everyone enjoy the live entertainment!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Jonathan and Elizabeth’s wedding. John Parker Band was honored to be a part of their special day and enjoyed celebrating the happy couple. If you are looking for an elite live band for your wedding or event, contact John Parker Band today. We’d love to talk about your party and make your night one to remember. Take a moment to visit all the other vendors Jonathan and Elizabeth enlisted for their wedding, including their wonderful photographer, Jessica Vogelsang.

Wedding Vendors:

Reception Venue: Country Club

Ceremony Location: St. Michael’s of the Valley

Flowers: A Garden of Earthly Delights

Photography: Jessica Vogelsang

Cake: Provided by the Country Club

Musicians: John Parker Band

One of our favorite rustic weddings took place at Shakespeare’s. From the outside, the venue appears to be an ancient castle, with large wooden doors, stone walls, and green vines. Suzanne and her court looked absolutely stunning; her bridesmaids wore dark dresses and had deep red roses in their bouquets, perfect for a fall wedding. The girls wore sparkly earrings and donned side swept hairdos, so soft and pretty. Suzanne’s mermaid dress was a dreamy confection of white lace, with a sweetheart top, and small train. Her hair fell to her shoulders in loose waves and her simple jewelry was just the right touch.

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Suzanne and Chris tied the knot on the Terrace, an outdoor space on site of their venue. The sun shone behind the altar, which was wrapped in crisp white tulle. The first row of chairs were tied with pink ribbons and a trail of rose petals lined the cobblestone aisle.

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Chris and his groomsmen looked dashing in their dark jackets and pinstriped gray pants. We love the matching bow ties and white and gray pocket handkerchiefs. What a day of happiness for Chris, in the center of the group, grinning from ear to ear!

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Suzanne’s bouquet was a true work of art. Her flowers were done by Posies by Patti and we just loved the mix of full blooms, with roses, peonies, and dahlias. The light colors blended together beautifully, with hints of pink, lavender, and peach. If you take a closer look, the stems are wrapped in a lace fabric and pinned together with several small white pearls.

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Suzanne and Chris hired the top wedding band to perform, the John Parker Band. For their first dance, the couple selected the popular song “More Than Words”.

Soundtrack:

Bride & Groom’s Dance: Extreme –  More Than Words

Father and Bride : “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole – Over the Rainbow,

Final Song of the night:   Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight

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The grand ballroom at Shakespeare’s Restaurant glowed with dimly lit chandeliers and votive candles. Every table was draped in white, with a lacy overlay, and petite vases were filled with roses. The dance floor offered ample space for guests to party the night away to the tunes of John Parker Band.

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The band was great! Our guests enjoyed the band so much that many said they would love the chance to see John again publicly!” -Bride and Groom

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Tiffany Wolfe captured these sweet photos of the bride and groom during their first dance. We also love this shot below of friends and family getting it down on the dance floor!

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If you’re looking for a spectacular wedding band, look no further than the John Parker Band, a premier wedding band. Don’t hesitate to contact the band today! We’d also like to thank Tiffany Wolfe for providing us these beautiful photos from Suzanne and Chris’ wedding. Be sure to check her out, as well as all the other outstanding vendors Suzanne and Chris chose for their wedding.

Wedding Vendors:

Photos: Tiffany Wolfe

Floral: Posies by Patti

Ceremony/Reception: Shakespeare’s Restaurant

Band: John Parker Band

 

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Emily and Colin’s wedding was a glamorous event: all white, gold and lots of flowers. The pair married at the chic boutique Hotel Monaco and then hosted their reception at the always stunning Fox Chapel Golf Club.

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Did we mention all the flowers? From the alter at the ceremony to Emily’s bouquet to the cake and, naturally, the table floral arrangements, Mt. Lebanon Floral helped transform every aspect of the wedding into something truly magical. The lush greenery mixed with the lovely pastel flowers is such a pretty contrast!

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The reception tables were particularly gorgeous. The gold chairs really set off the crisp white linens and the mix of scale between the short and tall arrangements helped create depth in the glamorous space. The trailing greenery on the table’s candelabras was a fresh, modern detail that helped set the decor apart.

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As for sweet treats…why just have a cake when you can have a cake and a dessert table? Emily and Colin employed the help of the talented folks at Bella Christine’s to create a whole host of sugary goodies for the wedding’s guests. For the cake, the couple went whimsical; the gold chevron pattern mixed with the fresh flowers is simple and cute. The dessert table is a mecca of all things cake: cupcakes, cake pops….and the classic sugar cookie. Dessert tables are a fun way for guests to participate in the festivities, letting them customize their last course!

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And what better way to burn off that sugar buzz than with a lot of dancing? The John Parker Band kept the fun going well into the night with their signature blend of high energy and a personalized setlist. We think it’s pretty obvious from all these smiling faces that Emily and Colin’s guests absolutely loved dancing the night away with The John Parker Band!

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Fox Chapel Golf Club Pittsburgh Wedding Guests Singing with Live Band at Reception

Fox Chapel Golf Club Pittsburgh Wedding Guests Dancing to Live Band

If Colin and Emily’s wedding looks like your idea of an amazing wedding, please don’t hesitate to contact any of their vendors! And if these happy faces dancing the night away makes you want to break out your own dancing shoes, be sure to drop John Parker Band a line to chat about them playing at your own big day!

Special thanks to photographer Joey Kennedy for so graciously allowing us to use his gorgeous photographs in this post. He really knows how to capture the mood of an event, doesn’t he? Be sure to check out his website and Instagram page to see more of his absolutely beautiful work!

-Wedding Playlist-

First Dance- Future Days, Pearl Jam

Bride/Father Dance- My Little Girl, Tim McGraw

Groom/Mother Dance- Forever Young, Rod Stewart

Last Dance- The Gambler, Kenny Rogers

-All the Vendors-

Ceremony Location- Hotel Monaco

Reception Location- Fox Chapel Golf Club

Florist- Mt. Lebanon Floral

Cake- Bella Christie’s

Photographer- Joey Kennedy

Videographer- Shofilms

Band- John Parker Band

With a top wedding band, fantastic music, and tons of family and friends in attendance, Kristi and James had quite the wedding celebration!  Truly a night to remember. The couple held their reception at the Hilton Garden Inn SouthpointeJohn Parker Band had an absolute blast coordinating with the couple in celebrating their heritage with Greek music and traditional dances.

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The ceremony was held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. After the bride and groom exchanged vows, guests headed over to the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

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Wearing a corset dress with silver flowers, the bride looked flawless. Soft locks of hair framed her face, long earrings dazzled in the sun, and sheer sleeves completed her ensemble. Their photographer, Amber Marie Photography, captured the bride perfectly.

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The bride carried a bouquet of pink, purple, and green flowers. We loved the accents of red and assorted greenery. Their florist, Donati Florist, is truly talented. The centerpieces featured the same colors and were accompanied by tall pillar candles.

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“The band was fantastic at our wedding!”

John Parker Band® welcomed guests to the dance floor once cocktail hour came to a close. Fun tunes encouraged guests to the dance floor before the bridal party was introduced. The bride and groom shortly waltzed in and had their first dance as husband and wife. The band played  “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”.

~Reception Soundtrack:~

Bride and Groom: James Taylor. How Sweet It Is

Father & Bride: Stevie Wonder, Isn’t She Lovely

Mother & Groom: Stevie Wonder,  Sunshine of My Life

Soft music wafted through the ballroom as guests enjoyed dinner. John Parker Band called for the parents of the bride and groom to share a dance and then to join in for the traditional Greek dance! Family members joined the couple on the dance floor until the entire crowd was up and out of their seats. The night continued to buzz with energy as the band performed hit after hit, pausing for Greek music and playing 70s and 80s hits. Guests enjoyed themselves all night, grooving to the tunes.

“Guests could not get over it, our wedding felt like a show!”

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We enjoyed sharing a glimpse of Kristi and James’ wedding. A huge thank you to Amber Marie Photography for granting us permission to use her photos, we hope you will take a look at her lovely photography. John Parker Band was thrilled to be a part of the evening performing some of their favorite songs. What a fantastic night! Don’t hesitate to look any further for professional, lively entertainment for your event, contact the band today! Check out the other vendors Kristi and James used for their wedding too, so much talent to behold!

~Vendor List:~

Ceremony Location: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church

Reception Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe

Music: John Parker Band

Photos: Amber Marie Photography

Baker: Cakes by Tammy

Florals: Donati Florist

Rustic Acres Farm Pittsburgh Wedding Rustic Glam Barn Reception

The wedding of Mike and Julia at Rustic Acres Farm was a romantic and elegant affair- not to mention fun and relaxed – the perfect combination of chic and country. With twinkling lights strung from the exposed wooden beams of the barn, hay bales, on-trend white pumpkins and the most stylish group of wedding guests you’ll ever see, their wedding was whimsical, autumnal and warm.

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The couple forwent the traditional wedding cake for homemade pies by the Rustic Acres Farm in-house baker; playful details like the wire bird toppers made the unique choice that much sweeter.

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Julia’s choice of flowers for both her bouquet and the reception were perfect complements to the chic-rustic design of the entire wedding; Lauren Phillips of The Farmer’s Daughter Floral did an exceptional job of balancing modern and traditional for arrangements that were at once composed and relaxed.

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For the reception’s entertainment, Julia and Michael had the John Parker Band play until the wee hours of the night. They chose Jack Johnson’s cute “Do You Remember” for their first dance and encouraged their guests to keep the dance floor hot all night long.

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It’s hard to beat the countryside in the fall and Julia and Michael’s bridal party portraits shows you why. The fiery yellow, orange and red leaves as a backdrop for Julia’s wedding dress, the men’s dapper suits and the ladies’ deep purple and blues is so stunning; a true feast for the eyes!

Thank you to photographer Christina Pearson from Christina Emilie Photography for sending us these stunning photos. Be sure to check out her website here; likewise, don’t hesitate to contact Contact the John Parker Band or any other of Michael and Julia’s vendors for your own special day!

A storybook summer day for a storybook wedding; this past July 18th was a beautiful sunshine-y day and was the day that Meghan and Andy committed their love for each other in front of their family and friends!

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The couple said their vows at St. Bernard’s – a stunningly grand Pittsburgh cathedral with incredible stained glass windows and metalwork that is truly awe-inspiring. After the ceremony, photographer Michael Will ushered the newlyweds to some seriously photogenic spots to capture their just-married smiles in the sun.

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Meghan’s dress was a timeless lace gown with feminine cap sleeves and fitted bodice. It was elegant and fun – just like the bride! The bridesmaids wore super stylish navy blue peplum dresses and the guys kept it classic in black. The ladies carried elegant and simple rose bouquets created by Jim Carlucci at Della Robbia.

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For the reception, Meghan and Andy chose the Club at Nevillewood, with gorgeously manicured grounds and bright, airy interiors. The white chairs and green tablecloths lent a summery, playful element to the dining room while the crystal candle holders added a touch of glamour. Local vendors Lendable Linens and Elegant Chairs were responsible for providing the pieces that created the fresh, fun look.

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After dinner, it seems the entire wedding party and guest list spent all their time on the dance floor! Meghan and Andy mixed it up with old favorites like Etta James’ “At Last” and Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” with new hits like “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift. Basically, there was something for everyone!

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Because they’re such a fun-loving couple, Meghan and Andy decided that in addition to their rose wedding cake, they also wanted an entire pastry table! Again, amazing local vendors Food Glorious Food and Pastries ala Carte provided the sweet treats.

Thank you so much to photographer Michael Will for so generously giving us permission to use his gorgeous photographs on the blog. Be sure to visit his website to see more of his work here.

If Meghan and Andy’s wedding resembles the kind of wedding you’ve always envisioned for yourself, contact The John Parker Band to be a part of YOUR special day!

 

 

 

 

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Rhyan and Kristi’s May nuptials had the look of a classic fairy tale wedding with a modern spin! The gorgeous venues may have been larger than life, but these spaces were embellished with elegantly simple decorations that fit perfectly into the subtle white and pink color palette. From the delicate decor to the amorous newlyweds, love was certainly in the air on this big day! After a heartwarming ceremony, the dance floor was came alive thanks to the musical efforts of the John Parker Band!

Jorge Santiago provided us with gorgeous photos that truly capture the romance of Rhyan and Kristi’s special day. Mary Schwarzwaelder of Post Script Productions also created a lovely trailer that shows all of these charming details in action!

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The bride and groom said their “I do’s” in a traditional Catholic ceremony at the beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral. This spectacularly luminous church has a glowing white interior with towering columns, sky high ceilings, and pointed arches that are reminiscent of European gothic cathedrals. St. Paul’s created a stellar backdrop for the couple’s sacred union!

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The Duquesne University Ballroom set the stage for the reception. Thanks to event coordinator Karen White, the space looked like a romantic’s dream! The delicious wedding cake was artfully decorated with filigree adornments reminiscent of Victorian lace, while each table looked sleek and clean with its fresh flowers and white table cloths. The reception decor may have been pristine, but the party was lively! The guests enjoyed a delectable multi-course meal before hitting the dance floor.

The first class wedding band performed a versatile play list before a wall of windows, acting as both the centerpiece of the room and the force that kept the good times rolling!

Selected Reception Music

Bride & Groom: L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole
Bride/Father Dance: I Hope You Can Dance – Ronan Keating
Groom/Mother Dance: My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Last Song: Piano Man –Billy Joel

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(below) a guest takes the stage to wow guests with a surprise rendition of Proud Mary with the band:

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“Thanks again for holding such an
amazing spot in our wedding memories.”

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 Who Did What?
Entertainment John Parker Band / Photography Jorge Santiago / Videographer Post Script Productions
Ceremony Venue
 St. Paul’s CathedralReception Venue Duquesne University Ballroom / Florist Blue Daisy / Cake Prantl’s

The Club at Nevillewood Wedding Reception: Couple Sharing First Dance

Your wedding is supposed to be one of the most beautiful days of your life both emotionally and visually, and Devon and Bruce took this tradition to heart! Their special day was nothing short of gorgeous, from their formal nuptials in a gothic cathedral to their garland-laden reception at the The Club at Nevillewood! When it came time to add a little swing to everyone’s step, the happy couple employed the help of the John Parker Band to keep their guests moving on the dance floor at night long.

Thanks to the talented Meaghan Elliott Photography, we can show you these stunning snapshots of a truly special wedding day – leafy chandelier and all!

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The newlyweds and their guests made their way over to The Club at Nevillewood to celebrate their union in the main banquet room. This stunning space boasted ceilings that soared to the heavens, beautifully arched windows that welcomed in natural sunlight, and grand iron chandeliers. For a unique touch, the fixture hanging over the dance floor was covered in colorful ribbons and lush garlands. The facility was decidedly modern, but possessed an underlying rustic charm that really added character to the space. Thanks to the venue’s attentive Wedding Planner Michele Fischer, Devon and Bruce’s big day was nothing short of fabulous!

Selected Reception Music

Bride & Groom: To Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
Bride/Father Dance:
My Girl – The Temptations

Groom/Mother Dance: What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Last Song: I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas

 

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Though beautiful, this reception was also one heck of a party! A premier wedding band provided a wide variety of songs that kept guests of all ages on the dance floor, playing everything from top Beyoncé hits to Frank Sinatra classics at the couple’s request.

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Hoping that your big day will be as splendorous and fun-filled as Bruce and Devon’s? Then you’ve come to the right place! Contact one of the finest wedding bands on the East Coast to learn more about their outstanding services!

 Who Did What?
Entertainment John Parker Band / Photography Meaghan Elliott Photography /  Ceremony Venue First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh
Reception Venue The Club at Nevillewood / Florist Allison McGeary / Cake Prantl’s