On Saturday November 21st 2009 we were at the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport. The event was a wedding ceremony and wedding reception for Patrick and Amanda. Patrick and Amanda’s wedding ceremony took place in one of the ballrooms at the Holiday Inn. Guests began to arrive at 2:30 pm, as we started playing prelude music. The wedding ceremony started at 3:00 pm and was presided over by Reverend Mark DeNuzio of A Simple Vow.
After a 25 minute ceremony, guests moved over to the George W. Ferris ballroom, where the wedding reception was held. For the next hour, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as the bridal party posed for photographs. After the bridal party was done with pictures, we formally introduced them into the hall to “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas.
Next, Amanda and Patrick cut their wedding cake to the song “Love And Marriage” by Frank Sinatra. We then introduced the father of the bride Mr. Vincent Marucci, who welcomed the guests and thanked everyone for coming to the wedding. This was followed by toasts from the best man & matron of honor and a blessing by the godmother of the bride Mrs. LuAnn Shotter.
Dinner was prepared by the culinary staff at the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport and was served buffet style. I would like to send out my compliments to the entire staff at the Holiday Inn, especially the Director of Catering Mr. Neil Rogers. Not only was the meal delicious, Neil was great to work with throughout the entire day.
After dinner, guests enjoyed a 7 minute photo montage featuring Mandy and Pat. We provided all of the equipment for the display of the photo montage; however the montage itself was created by the best man and brother of the groom. Mandy and Pat would like to thank Jeff for the wonderful job he did creating the photo montage.
After the photo montage, we invited the newlyweds to share in their first dance together as husband and wife to “Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks & Don Henley. Mandy and Pat then shared in a dance with the bridal party to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. Next, Mandy requested a special dance with her father Vincent to “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill and Pat danced with his mother MaryAnn to “If I Could” by Barbara Streisand.
Throughout the remainder of the evening, guests danced to music by Rob Base, Notorious BIG, Michael Jackson, House Of Pain and more. The wedding reception ended at 10:00 pm as we invited all of the guests to share in the last dance of the evening to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.