Donald and Jennifer Ornelas Wedding

On Saturday July 18th 2009 we were at The Riverstone Event Center in Foxburg PA. The event was a wedding ceremony & wedding reception for Donald & Jennifer Ornelas. The Riverstone event center is a new banquet hall and thus far has only held a few weddings. This event was the first time I had the opportunity to see the facility and I must say that it is a rather unique location.

The banquet hall is actually and old horse stable which resides on a very large property known as Riverstone Farms, located approximately 2 miles from the infamous Foxburg Inn. The Inside of the horse stable has been renovated and all of the original horse stalls have been removed. Carpeting was installed on both sides of the stable, where the horse stalls used to be located. The center aisle was then covered with elegant patio stone pavers. The outside property is a vast working horse farm, nestled in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania. The location is known for it’s year round beauty and is a very popular tourist destination.

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

On this particular day, Jenn & Donny decided to hold both their wedding ceremony & reception at the Riverstone Event Center. The ceremony was held outdoors in a beautiful garden area which included a wonderfully decorated arbor. The wedding ceremony started at 6:00 pm as guests began to arrive and take their seats. During this time we played Prelude music. At 6:30 pm the Processionals began and the ceremony was officially under way. Reverend Don Barger (who I thoroughly enjoy working with) provided an awesome ceremony. One notable moment during the wedding ceremony was when Junior Bridesmaid Corra Black played a musical interlude on her electric keyboard. The song she played was “Song Of Joy” by Beethoven and she did and incredible job.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, guests made their way from the garden area to the reception hall where they enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as the bridal party posed for photographs. Around 8:00 pm we had all of the guests take their seats and formally introduced the bridal party. Dinner was then served buffet style.

After dinner several guests toasted Jenn & Donny prior to the newlyweds cutting the cake. Jenn & Donny then shared in their first dance together as husband and wife to “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin. The bride & groom had previously instructed me to invite all of the guests to join in singing along to their first dance song. This made for a very festive first dance.

Open dancing contained a wide variety of music as guests danced to songs from AC DC, Michael Jackson, Warren G, Lady Gaga and more. Originally we were scheduled to play until 12:00 midnight. However, at 11:45 pm, when I checked with the bride & groom, they decided to keep the party going. Since a lot of the guests had traveled a great distance to be at the wedding  (many from California) Donny & Jenn did not want the party to end. So we ended up playing until 1:00 am in the morning (yes – that’s a 7 hour event). At this time we invited the newlyweds to share in the last dance of the evening to “We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters. We would like to wish our newlyweds the best of luck and a safe trip back to Los Angeles California.

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding - The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

Donald & Jennifer Ornelas Wedding – The Riverstone Event Center Foxburg PA

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9 Comments

  1. The Riverstone Event Center looks really nice and the pictures are great. Do you know how to contact the Event Center to book your wedding and reception

    • Nathan,

      For more information, or to book an event at The Riverstone Event Center, you would want to contact Mike Vereb at The Foxburg Inn. You can reach him by phone at (724) 659-3116 or you can visit The Foxburg Inn website at http://www.foxburginn.com

      Best of luck,
      Robert Pfeifer
      Pifemaster Productions

  2. Nice pictures! We had a GREAT time! The music was perfect. Thanks for a fantastic evening!

  3. You are famous Jenn! We too had a great time and were glad to be able to share your day. Maybe your dj should consider photography as well. Love the shot of you and Donny with the sunset behind you..hint hint. You were sure fortunate with the forecast they were calling for to have the beautiful outside ceremony. I’m sure you know as well as I do someone was looking out for your special day. I see you and Donny together for many years and even though I personally think weddings are a waste of time and money when a couple is in love; yours was the most beautiful wedding in every way I have ever attended! Of course, I’m kinda partial to the outside beauty that mother nature can provide for any photography I do. You can find the most beautiful backdrops in your own yard. However, I don’t think I have ever seen as many photographic backdrops in one place! The extra events scheduled days prior and after were very nice as well. It gave everyone a chance to get to know you & Donny and see how much you truly care for each other. Here’s wishing you many wonderful years together!!!!

  4. Great pics!! I had a great time! The wedding was beautiful and Jenn and Donny make an awesome couple. Thank you for letting me share in your day. Best wishes to you both!!!

  5. Hey! It was a beautiful wedding weekend! Thank you for letting me be a part of it. I hope you enjoyed the poem I wrote. I wish you guys all the love and happiness in the world! Keep in touch!

  6. Robert,
    I can not thank you enough for your assistance in planning the ceremony and reception. It was invaluable. The tools that you provide are extremely helpful and your website had a lot of options for music. It made the ceremony so easy to plan.

    We also appreciated the surprise of the photo CD. Your pictures are great and we loved that you took them all the way to the end of the reception so we got photos of a lot of friends and family having a spectacular time. You had such a variety of music, which our guests extremely enjoyed.

    Your professionalism and thoroughness is appreciated. It helped make our day amazing!
    Thank you,
    Jennifer

    • Jenn,

      Thank you very much for the kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully everyone made it back to sunny California, safe and sound.

      All the best,
      Robert Pfeifer

  7. That was the best wedding I’ve ever been to!!! it was so awesome, you guys have such a fun personality and you are perfect for each other! =) I hope my wedding will be as cool as yours.