And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided music and sound for the nuptial ceremony followed by the wedding celebration of Jacob and Colleen at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center.  Jacob and Colleen were joined together by Reverend Stephen Hicks.  The theme for the wedding centered around the fairytale Beauty and the Beast.  Colleen was stunning in her off the shoulder, lace bridal gown from Allure Bridal, and she wore a gorgeous tiara reminiscent of Belle’s in Beauty and the Beast.  Her bridesmaids were garbed dark red, off the shoulder gowns.  Jacob and his groomsmen were attired in dark blue suits with dark red ties.

The Penn Stater’s Delyn Walker, Conference and Catering Manager, and her staff supplied the wedding guests with tempting hors-d’œuvres and a tantalizing meal.  Evolve Studio LLC coiffed the bride, bridal party, bride’s mother, and groom’s mother.  Boustany Film Company captured those momentous moments through pictures and video of the happy couple, family, and friends.  Guests were busy behind Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths BIG red camera throughout the night.  And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the wedding couple and guests dancing the entire night.

Jacob and Colleen began their wedding celebration with Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”  Their first dance was followed by the special parent dances with the bride and groom.  Once the dance floor was opened to guests, the lights were dimmed, and the music began to pull people to the dance floor.  And We Danced DJ Entertainment crafted a phenomenal light show that showcased the music guests were tripping the light fantastic to on the dance floor, and the crowd requested two encores before officially ending the reception.

Thank you, Jacob and Colleen for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck as you begin your new life as husband and wife! 

And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided musical entertainment at One Blue Village’s Blue White Scholarship Breakfast at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center prior to the Penn State Blue White football game.  One Blue Village is a non-profit youth organization founded by Carmen and former Penn State football player Lee Rubin.  The energetic couple had a host of celebrities supporting their efforts to raise money to help young, high school individuals empower themselves and further their education.  Many of these fine individuals were present at the breakfast and voiced their happiness with the Rubin’s and One Blue Village’s efforts with programs to help promote them in being better individuals and obtaining promising job opportunities with either a trade school or college.

The One Blue Village event began with music provide by And We Danced DJ Entertainment, guests strolling around the silent auction full of Penn State football memorabilia, Lee Rubin remarking on the event, Dwayne Fitzpatrick’s invocation and moment of silence, following a meet and greet, and a delectable breakfast buffet.  Once guests had a chance to enjoy their meal, Lee introduced the main speaker for the event, former American football tackle and former Penn State football alumnus, Garry Gilliam. 

Garry spent time talking about his childhood leading up to attending the Milton Hershey School and finally attending Penn State and playing football.  Today, Garry works closely with young individuals especially from his former school in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  He tries to help these people engage in academics and athletics like the One Blue Village endeavor.   Following Garry, a student spoke of One Blue Village’s work in helping him do well in school, find a job, and attending college in the coming future.  Carmen and Lee ended the event with awards, the winners of the silent auction, and a thank you to all who have helped their non-profit organization.

Thank you, One Blue Village for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your Blue White Scholarship Breakfast.

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment performed at the wedding celebration of Haley and Noah held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The happy couple were united in marriage by Sarah Voight at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church in State College, Pennsylvania. Haley wore a bewitching white, three-quarter length sleeved, lacey, and beaded gown from Formalities by Tracina Fisher. The theme for the event was fall coloring featuring brown, plum, and peach colors. The bridal attendants were garbed in delightful plum gowns. Noah and his groomsmen were arrayed in brown tweed jackets displaying a hint of orange and gray pants.

The Penn Stater’s Delyn Walker, Conference and Catering Manager, and her staff presented the guests with tempting hors-d’œuvres and a magnificent meal. Avant Garden created the beautiful bouquets, corsages, boutonnières, and table arrangements. Delectable Delights by Heather crafted a gorgeous, tiered wedding cake with two white dogs as the top centerpiece. The featured dogs resembled the two dogs that are part of Haley and Noah’s family. The Mane Style coiffed the bride, bridal party, and bride’s mother. Bob Lambert captured those beautiful and glorious moments between the bride, groom, family, and friends throughout the day and evening.

Noah and Haley love the classic songs spanning from the 1960s through the 1980s in addition to modern classics. Haley belonged to a swing dance club in college, and many of her friends showed that they could jitterbug and perform ballroom dancing moves. Noah and Haley began the night dancing to Etta James’ “Sunday Kind of Love.” And We Danced DJ Entertainment opened the dance floor, and friends and family began to shake their booty to the music. Noah requested the “Chicken Dance” be played, and he shook his feathers alongside Haley, family, and friends to the timely classic. Haley’s grandfather, who is in a wheelchair, led the dancers in a conga line around the room. Throughout the night, guests were laughing, smiling, and dancing to the beat. In the end, family and friends congregated around Noah & Haley while they danced their final dance of the night.

Thank you, Haley and Noah for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck as you begin your new life as husband and wife!

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State College, February 25, 2022. — And We Danced DJ Entertainment was announced as a winner of the 2022 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire, a leading wedding vendor marketplace. The 14th Annual Couples’ Choice Awards honor top wedding vendors worldwide.

To determine these distinguished wedding professionals, WeddingWire analyzed reviews within its Vendor Directory across more than 20 service categories—from venues and caterers to florists and photographers—to find the most- and highest-rated vendors of the year. The winners exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service and quality when interacting with the millions of couples who turn to WeddingWire to help with their wedding planning process each month.

Wedding professionals who win WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Awards® are members of WeddingPro, a leading B2B wedding brand. A marketplace and community for wedding professionals, WeddingPro connects businesses with more than 13 million unique monthly visitors who are planning weddings on WeddingWire and The Knot, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, WeddingPro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment is honored to be one of the top vendors in DJ in State College on WeddingWire.

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About And We Danced DJ Entertainment

Professional wedding DJs since 1994! The answer for experienced and professional DJs and event services in State College and Altoona, Pennsylvania, And We Danced is a full time entertainment business in Central Pennsylvania’s Centre County region. Planning a wedding, party or corporate event around Penn State University, Blair County or the Happy Valley area? Our finesse in event direction provides an unique experience that fits your style. Check out our great photo booths too! And We Danced would love to be considered the professional disc jockey entertainment for your upcoming event!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing the musical entertainment and emceeing for Michelle and Brice’s wedding reception held at the Graduate Hotel in State College. Michelle wore a beautiful white, short sleeve wedding gown with wonderful lace and jewel embellishments from Formalities by Tracina Fisher. Since Michelle loves peacocks, she chose the colors displayed on a peacock, teal and blue, for her attendants’ gowns. Brice and his attendants sported black suits embellished with a peacock feathered boutonnière. Deacon David Lapinksi performed the wedding ceremony for Michelle and Brice at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

The Graduate’s Director of Sales, Jessica (Jacoby) McCloskey, and her staff presented the guests with tempting hors-d’œuvres and a magnificent meal. Pocketful of Posies’ Emily Rickard created the beautiful bouquets, corsages, boutonnières, and table arrangements with peacock colors and feathers. Dolce Vita Desserts crafted a splendid rendition of a peacock with feathers flowing down the tiered wedding cake. Michele Glunt of Cherry Lane Salon coiffed the bride, bridal party, and bride’s mother. Daniel James Photography captured those beautiful moments between the bride, groom, family, and friends throughout the night.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the crowd rocking the entire night. From the first to the last dance, Michelle and Brice were displaying their dancing moves. The newlyweds started their night dancing to Tina Turner’s “The Best.” Later, family and friends cuddled up to their mates while enjoying some slow moments on the dance floor. The crowd continued to have fun performing the dance routines for familiar line dances. Michelle and Brice could always be seen hugging, kissing, or smiling at each other throughout the night.

Thank you, Michelle and Brice for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck as you begin your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the wedding of Logan & Brooke at their Centre Hall property. The father of the groom, Scott, performed the wedding ceremony. The highlight of the ceremony was the flower guy’s entrance to “Gettin’ Jiggy With It.” He really knew how to dance and grind to the music. His hilarious entrance set had the guests smiling while awaiting the entrance of the bride, groom, and attendants. Brooke wore a gorgeous white, sleeveless, pearl and jewel encrusted wedding gown, and her bridesmaids were attired in sleeveless dusty gold or pale pink gowns. Logan and his entourage were garbed in dark green suits and ties.

Pocket Full of Posies created the breathtaking flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages worn by family and friends. Logan and Brooke cut a charming wedding cake designed by Cakes by Kelly who is the sister-in-law of the happy couple. Mommy’s Donuts were displayed for guests to partake and enjoy. Ashley Snook treated the guests to a scrumptious array of hors d’oeuvres and a captivating barbeque meal. Nhi Thai of Nhi Thai Photography was the wonderful photographer that captured the exciting moments of the happy couple, family, and friends throughout the day and evening. Bliss Salon’s Mandi McGhee was the hair designer for Brooke, her bridesmaids, and mother.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the guests dancing and having fun the entire night and early morning hours. After introductions, Logan and Brooke performed their first dance to Brett Eldredge’s “Wanna Be That Song.” Brooke danced with her father to Luke Combs’ “Without You.” The happy couple, family, and friends were having fun cutting the rug on the dance floor to great tunes. Be it country, R&B, rap, or top 40, couples could not stop celebrating the joyous occasion. Many times Brooke was spotted with her peeps getting down to the music.

Thank you, Logan and Brooke for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day festivities. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment would like to remind everybody that Small Business Saturday occurs every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. November 27, 2021, is Small Business Saturday. As everyone knows, the day after Thanksgiving begins the biggest shopping season of the year. The best way to begin the shopping season is to patronize the small businesses that appear online or in the local community.

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010. The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) became a co-sponsor in 2011. The traditional day for Small Business Saturday appears between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

In today’s world, many small mom-and-pop businesses have added online services to customers that formerly patronized their services but have since moved to other areas around the world. Either look online for your favorite small business or visit the store in person to begin shopping for the holiday season. Small businesses will have signs displayed encouraging people to shop small in the local community.

Statistics computed by the National Retail Foundation suggest that approximately two million more will shop between Black Friday and Cyber Monday compared to 2020. Don’t forget the local businesses in your community. They are also offering special services and deals while competing with the name brand stores services that appear online.

Besides shopping at local retailers, don’t forget the other small businesses that also reside in the region such as DJ services. And We Danced DJ Entertainment (AWD) is a small business located in State College, Pennsylvania. Music is the key to any event. And We Danced DJ Entertainment has outstanding DJs with knowledge to make any event a smashing success. We know how to pack the floor and keep everyone having fun. No event is too small to have a DJ add a special touch of music to an event.

Besides music, And We Danced DJ Entertainment (AWD) has one of the best lighting shows in the area for the dance floor. We offer our clients the opportunity to have the same lighting experience as seen in the local clubs. The deluxe lighting adds ambience with special lighting images or patterns appearing on the dance floor, walls, and ceiling of the dance floor. As the music flows, the lighting follows along creating a stupendous show of color and sound.

The first brush stroke to any event canvas would be uplighting. By adding uplighting, a venue is elevated to another level. The color scheme may fit the theme of a wedding or event, but it sets the room aglow with color and ambiance.

If you are planning a holiday party, wedding, school dance, mitzvah, or a corporate event, music is the essential ingredient to make the event awesome. Talk to And We Danced DJ Entertainment today and invest in a small business for your special event!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing sound and music for Josh and Cass’ wedding ceremony and reception at The Shop in Zion, Pennsylvania.  Amber Murphy Spelas was the officiant for the ceremony.  Cass was garbed in a beautiful white, sleeveless, gown with train, and her bridesmaids were attired in sleeveless desert rose gowns.  Josh wore a dapper gray suit with a desert rose colored tie, and his groomsmen were also wearing the same attire.  Both Josh and Cass’ children participated in the ceremony as flower girls and ring bearer.  Cass, with the help of her daughters, created the stunning array of bouquets, corsages, and boutonnières.  She also crafted the stunning flower arrangements on the reception tables, cake table, and sweetheart table.

Nittany Catering showcased a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy.  Live, Laugh, Love Photography by Jessica Burkhart was the incredible photographer capturing the breathtaking moments featuring Josh, Cass, and their loving family and friends.  Delectable Delights by Heather Luse fashioned the elegant wedding cake and cupcakes.  Guests were busy behind Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths BIG Orange camera, the Orange Crush, throughout the night. The many guests were adjusting and changing props while the camera captured their memorable moments.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the hall pumped for the grand entrances of the wedding couple’s parents, wedding party, and the happy couple themselves.  Each set of parents came into the hall with their own song as well as each of the wedding party.  The culmination occurred with the grand appearance of Josh and Cass to Christian French’s “Superstars.”  They came into the room to everyone clapping and hollering their joy for this magic moment in time.  After dinner, Josh and Cass performed their first dance together to “Take Some Time” by Surfaces.  The happy couple danced the traditional father/daughter, mother/son, and dollar dances.  They were always smiling and even took some hilarious photos behind the Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths’ Orange Crush.

Thank you, Josh and Cass for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your wedding day ceremony and festivities!

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