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Awesome wedding weekend 8/6/2014

We had 6 weddings this weekend and entertained over 1,000 satisfied guests!

2014 wedding trends

As we approach the new wedding season, many of the Brides we are working with are seeking new, unique and creative ideas for their once in a lifetime wedding.  According to theknot.com here are some trends for 2014...Enjoy and celebrate! Here's a look at the top trends for 2014: Woodland Weddings The big wedding theme this year looks rustic and natural with sophisticated, glam accents, like the weddings of Sean Parker and Kate Bosworth. The centerpieces are branchy and green with lots of lush flowers and a pop of sparkle. For fashion, brides will don long wedding veils and dresses with ethereal lace and floral embellishments. A fun animal motif printed on everything from the invites to the ceremony programs, escort cards and more pulls the look together. Please Don't Instagram My Wedding Many couples don't like the idea of guests attached to their phones throughout the ceremony and reception and are opting for unplugged weddings, a la Michael Jordan's recent wedding in Palm Beach, Florida. From providing a phone check at the door to adding a note in their wedding websites or ceremony programs asking guests to refrain from taking photos or video, couples are stepping away from social media at their weddings.  At least have a "No cell phones on the dance floor policy". #SuperCharged Guests This is literally the opposite of the unplugged wedding. If brides want their guests capturing the entire wedding day via a custom hashtag, they'll ensure their phones stay charged all night with charging stations at the reception. These chic charging stations don't have to look like an airport kiosk; brides are dressing up tall cocktail tables with pretty linens and having florists create small flatbeds of roses or wheatgrass with little flowers and cords popping up.  Photo uploading apps are all the rage right now.  Let your guests loose on their photographic skills and watch the images LIVE on a video screen!  We have been doing this for 2 years now! All-Nighter Weddings Couples these days like to party more than ever, and want their weddings to last as long as possible. Enter the all-nighter wedding. Once the reception ends, the party continues. Couples keep the fun going by changing up the style and vibe and moving the party into another room or even an alternate venue. The after-party even has a completely different décor look with couture late-night comfort food bites and custom drink pairings. One big important to-do for those taking this route: arrange for transportation home or back to the hotel so that none of the guests drive home afterwards.  Let us DJ your after party in style...and get a club-like vibe for your late night party people! Jeweled Necklines The bridal fashion runways were full of simple, classic wedding dresses with added sparkle along the neckline -- from sheer illusion necklines with small beading to larger embroidered rhinestones and crystals. Picture the gorgeous looks of Lake Bell and Christina Ricci's wedding dresses. And since most wedding photos are taken from the waist up, sparkly or unique details are best captured on the neckline or around the waist of the wedding dress. Trash-the-Dress Backlash There's a counter-revolution going on in wedding photography and videography. Instead of trash-the-dress sessions (where brides spend a day with their photographer taking fun shots "trashing" their gown in the mud or a nearby lake), formal portraiture is back in style. The Southern bridal portrait tradition is going mainstream, as are formal bridal party portraits and family shots too -- sometimes even sans smile! Brights Are Back Gone are the days of all-white weddings. This year, big pops of bright hues are back for wedding color palettes. We're not talking about a rainbow of color here. The idea is to take a neutral, muted palette, like whites, ivories and metallic gold, and to add a bold color like poppy red, tangerine or indigo blue. Brides will infuse color into those big details that everyone will see, from a pop of color in all of your florals and incredible colorful sugar flowers to bright nail polish to match. The Year of the Flower While flowers tend to show up in 99 percent of weddings, this year, floral arrangements are getting a serious upgrade. Think oversized cascade bridal bouquets and elaborate flower installations that hang over the dance floor. Flowers are being woven into the décor more than ever by draping elaborate displays over tables, having fresh flower ceremony arches, decking out cake canopies with flowers and displaying escort cards and seating arrangements on a fresh flower wall. Don't be surprised if you even see a confetti cannon shooting rose petals during the couple's grand exit. Long Live the Photo Booth Photo booths are nothing new for weddings. We've seen them evolve from vintage photo booths with monogrammed photo strips as favors to point-and-shoot booths that project guests' photos in real time over the dance floor. Enter the slow-motion video booth. Using a special infrared camera, a videographer creates an amazing keepsake. The Dream of the '90s Is Alive The '90s are back in a big way -- from the ready-to-wear fashion runways to home design trends and even Billboard's "The Hot 100" music list. Plus, the '90s were the party decade, so it may not be surprising to hear that '90s-inspired details are on trend for weddings this year. We're talking temporary tattoo wedding favors, hip hop music groups or even break dancers to entertain guests while the band or DJ takes a break, and crop-top wedding dresses.

Kerry & Tim’s Wedding at Double Tree downtown Pittsburgh 11/30/13

DJ Steve Lebo had the honor of  providing great entertainment for this late November celebration.  As most DJ's were winding down their season, Steve was winding up for a truly memorable and festive evening.  The guests did not disappoint DJ Steve!  The dancing continued throughout the evening and Kerry and Tim were spotted on the dance floor MOST of the night!  Tim and Kerry both being musicians, selected a very eclectic mix of music from the moment they walked in to "Temptation sensation" from It's always sunny in Philadelphia to their first dance "La Vie en Rose" By Louie Armstrong.  Guests were treated to a special Grand entrance that DJ Steve created exclusively for the newlywed couple. The pictures below (All images taken by Manny Nguyen Photography) are a clear example of the fun and excitement had by all!  Congrats Kerry and Tim!   IMG_8711IMG_8734 IMG_8957IMG_8718 IMG_8792IMG_8796

A huge thank you to the DJ’s here at PTP

If you are reading this, then you genuinely care about the level of professionalism and service that will be the DJ at your wedding.  As the owner, I would like to hand out a heart felt "Thank you" to all of the DJ's here: Sam, Eric, Ron, Dave, Keith, Hensley, Billy and Anthony.  They have truly made this year our BEST ever for reviews, customer satisfaction, and overall happiness to our clients. Without them, we would not be... So, again if you are reading this, rest assured that ALL of us are truly blessed to work with all of you... Our satisfied clients! Please take the time to read more reviews, and by all means let us help you in any way possible to create a truly memorable event!   Best of luck from all of us here at PTP!