On Saturday November 7th 2009 we were at The Chadwick in Wexford Pennsylvania. The event was a wedding reception for Mark and Gina Dorsey. Mark & Gina were married at 3:00 pm in a wedding ceremony at St. Alphonsus Church in Wexford PA. Guests began to arrive at The Chadwick at 5:00 pm where they enjoyed cocktails and appetizers.
At 6:00 pm we formally introduced the bridal party to “Thunderstruck” by AC DC. We then introduced Gina & Mark to “Hypnotize” by Nototious BIG. After the introductions, toasts were given by the matron of honor Angela McMasters and best man David Dorsey, followed by a blessing by the cousin of the bride Daniel Christie.
Dinner was prepared by the culinary staff at The Chadwick and was served sit-down style. As is always the case, the food at The Chadwick was wonderful. At the conclusion of dinner, Gina & Mark cut their wedding cake to the song “The One I Love” by David Gray.
Next, we invited the newlyweds to share in their first dance together as husband and wife to “Hold You In My Arms” by Ray Lamontagne. Half way through the song, we invited the bridal party to share in the remainder of the dance with Gina & Mark. Gina then requested a special dance with her father Ed Alwine to “My Girl” by The Temptations and Mark requested a dance with his mother Nancy Dorsey to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
After about 30 minutes of open dancing, we invited guests to participate in the Bridal Dance (also know as the Money Dance). For the bridal dance, Gina chose “The Bridal Polka” by the Trel Tones. This song is a 35 minute polka that was created specifically for use during the bridal dance. After all of the guests had the opportunity to dance with the bride, they formed a large circle around her and Mark then had to fight his way into the center of the circle to get to Gina.
Through out the remainder of the evening guests danced to music by Tommy Tutone, Bryan Adams, Usher, Jim Croce and more. The wedding reception ended at 11:00 pm, as we invited all of the guests to share in the last dance of the evening to “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra.