And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of Phillip and Samantha at Dunkled Acres in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. The couple chose a Quaker wedding officiated by the bride’s father to be united in marriage. Samantha wore a gorgeous, lace, beaded, mermaid style, sleeveless, white wedding dress with train, from Tanya’s of Montoursville, to celebrate her nuptials. Her maid of honor wore a black, sleeveless, full skirted, black gown. Philip was garbed in a black shirt, pants, vest and tie. His best man was clothed in a black suit, white shirt and a black tie. The bride used a hint of gold when accenting the black color scheme.

Hair Studio 35 of Lock Haven coiffed the lovely bride, her maid of honor and family members. Mel’s Diner and Cafe of Montoursville delighted guests with their appetizing hors d’oeuvres and delectable meal. The white, black accented, two tiered wedding cake and the delectable assortment of red velvet, chocolate and white buttercream frosted cupcakes were designed by Samantha’s Kitchen. Luminita Photos of Montoursville were the wonderful photographers capturing the smiles, laughter and enchanting moments of the bridal couple, family and friends. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

Phillip and Samantha began the night dancing to “Fall Into Me” by Brantley Gilbert. Samantha then danced with her father for the traditional father/daughter dance. She surprised her stepfather with a special stepfather/daughter dance which brought tears to many eyes. Phillip also shined while twirling his mother across the dance floor. Phillip and Samantha chose to auction one dance with the bride and one with the groom that night instead of performing the traditional dollar dance. It was a memorable moment with people bidding for the honor of a dance. And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the crowd rocking throughout the night.

Thank you Phillip and Samantha 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 had the pleasure of providing the musical tunes for Natalie’s Magnificent Pool Party. Natalie chose a beautiful, sunny day to host her party. She had a lovely luncheon available for guests to partake. A bartender was busy serving kid-friendly and adult refreshments to guests. A photo booth was available for guests to take some pictures, and And We Danced DJ Entertainment was busy mixing while guests were busy singing the tunes, clapping to the music or dancing.

Natalie’s puppy also played a big role at Natalie’s Magnificent Pool Party. When the puppy was allowed out to play with guests around the pool, she made sure she got to sample the treats available from the luncheon. The puppy didn’t step behind the camera for any photo booth photos, but the bartender did serve her a big glass of ice cold water. Natalie’s puppy was a little nervous about stepping into the pool, but she finally dived in and swam to get Natalie’s attention and approval. The puppy showed everyone that she did indeed know how to doggy-paddle.

Throughout the ages, people have been gathering around bodies of water. So, pool parties have been part of history for a very long time. Looking back, the first man-made public pool known as the “great bath” was created in 3000 B.C.E. by the Mohenjo-dario people. In the 6th century B.C.E., the Palaestras create an open pool for socializing and swimming. By 305 A.D.E., the Romans built the first heated public pool. In the early 1800s, England creates the first indoor swimming club which becomes really popular as a meeting area. In 1895, the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, the family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt, is the first American home to have an indoor swimming pool and hosted pool parties. In 1907, the Philadelphia Racquet Club opens the first modern above ground swimming pool. By the 1950s, backyard pool parties are soaring in popularity. Today, there is one activity people cannot live without and that is swimming. The only thing that beats just going swimming is having a magnificent pool party where everyone can relax, cool off and have some fun!

Thank you Natalie for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your Magnificent Pool Party festivities.

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an entertaining night celebrating the marriage of Justin and Kayla at Toftrees Golf Resort. All present enjoyed the sundown marriage ceremony on Toftrees’ green uniting Justin and Kayla. Kayla wore a sleeveless, mermaid style wedding gown while her bridesmaids were adorned in sleeveless, navy blue gowns. Justin and his groomsmen looked dashing in in their gray ensembles. The parents of the flower girl and the ring bearer garnered attention as they held the little tykes in their arms while walking down the aisle. Justin and Kayla had beautiful, huge smiles on their faces as they faced the audience when being introduced as Mister and Missus for the first time.

The bride’s color scheme for the event was tropical greenery, navy, light gray and gold. Lauren Lucas of Winged Beauty Studio was the stylist for the bride and bridal party’s coiffure. Emily Rickard of Pocketful of Posies created the stunning bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages for the event. The arbor that the newlyweds stood beneath while exchanging vows was also arrayed with a stunning arrangement of white and greenery created by Emily. Melissa Stitzer of The Cakery crafted the wedding cake and cupcakes for the event. Guests the option of choosing a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter buttercream icing, a white cupcake with vanilla buttercream icing or a marble, almond flavored cupcake with vanilla buttercream icing. And We Danced DJ Entertainment was the performing artist for the wedding and reception proceedings.

The bride and groom began their night dancing under the stars to MAX’s Stipped/Acoustic version of “Lights Down Low.” The newlyweds met while working at the Penn Stater Hotel’s restaurant when the bride was a freshman at Penn State University. The couple were very nice when feeding each other a slice of wedding cake. They got a little naughty with the icing after pictures were taken. The traditional father/daughter dance occurred that night. A special moment put a beautiful smile on Justin’s face as he danced with each aunt for the nontraditional aunt/son dance. The couple ended the night with a spectacular sparkler sendoff.

Thank you Justin and Kayla 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 had the pleasure of celebrating Lex’s sweet sixteenth birthday at the Joshua House in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths’ BIG camera had a steady lineup of guests grabbing props, stepping behind the camera and posing for a festive birthday picture. The Joshua House was a stunning setting for the sweet sixteen party with balloons, tables, chairs, a birthday cake and an impressive buffet of Lex’s favorite foods. Lex’s mother was the caterer for the appetizing food present for the sweet sixteen birthday celebration.

Lex’s sweet sixteen celebration began with a prayer followed by the enjoyment of food. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided background music for guests relaxing and enjoying the delicious food. After dinner, guests gathered around the sweet sixteen birthday cake. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the “Happy Birthday” song while guests sang to Lex. Lex cut the first piece for herself, and then spoke to the guests. She thanked everyone present for coming to her sweet sixteenth birthday bash and wanted everyone to have an awesome night dancing to the tunes from And We Danced DJ Entertainment or posing for Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths BIG camera!

Lex and her guests danced the night away to their favorite top country and pop hits. The well-known “Cupid Shuffle” and “Cha Cha Slide” had the floor packed. Pitbull’s “Fireball” had guests forming a conga line. As Lex began circling around the Joshua House, more and more guests joined the conga line. Lex could not get her dad or brother’s to join, but Mom and Lex’s aunts were ready, willing and able to conga along with the younger generation. Even the older crowd’s request for some eighties hits had the younger crowd out on the dance floor shaking their booty.

Thank you Lex for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to provide the awesome tunes for your Sweet 16 celebration!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of George and Emma at Robbins’ Paradise Ranch, Julian, PA. Pastor Randy united the couple in matrimony. The bride chose a gorgeous, sleeveless, A-line, Justin Alexander bridal gown. Her bridesmaids were adorned in long, sky blue gowns. George and his men were garbed in white shirts with a formal navy blue suit and tie.

Rustic Catering presented a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy. Avant Garden created the wonderful flower arrangements for the bridal couple, wedding party, family and tables. VJM Studios was the photographer capturing the couple’s enchanting moments throughout the balmy, summer day and shimmery night. Delectable Delights by Heather Luse created the charming, white wedding cake with vanilla buttercream frosting filled with layers of frosting and raspberry filling. The bride, her bridesmaids and mother’s of the bridal party chose Looks Hair Design to provide the right coiffure for the day. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

George and Emma began their night dancing to Dan & Shay’s “From the Ground Up.” And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the crowd hopping. George and Emma were consistently on the dance floor for every slow dance. Emma’s brother also celebrated the couple’s nuptials by singing Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” He also serenaded his parents with Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever, Amen.” The crowd was eager to dance and have fun under the twinkling sky. Even the elk and white-tailed deer at Robbins’ Paradise Ranch made an appearance for the happy couple and guests throughout dinner and early evening.

Thank you George and Emma 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 had the honor of providing entertainment at Vince and Megan’s Wedding Reception at Above The Valley Event Center.

Vince and Megan were married in Denver, Colorado and decided to have a reception in the State College area for friends and family. 2019 was the 10 year anniversary of their being a couple, and they emphasized that their wedding reception was a celebration of their first decade together. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the music, lights and emceeing for the evening.

Jam Band music was played by And We Danced DJ Entertainment to enhance cocktails along with upbeat music for the dinner hour. A little later, everybody was ready to have fun. Lights were turned down, and the guests began getting up and moving to the music. While some guests left the dance floor to get some fun pictures with their friends and significant others at the photo booth provided by Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths, many began to dance and move to the throbbing dance music. Guests were constantly on the dance floor dancing to their favorite tunes for the entirety of the evening with the sun setting in the beautiful valley backdrop.

Vince and Megan met working together in State College. They later graduated from Penn State University in 2013. After later spending time working in the Denver, Colorado area, Vince and Megan decided to tie the knot there. The announcement of their wedding reception in State College was an exciting surprise to all of their friends and family back home!

At the end of the night, many of the guests thanked And We Danced DJ Entertainment for a great time! We had a totally awesome time ourselves, and we thank Vince and Megan for inviting us to be the entertainment and emcees for their wedding reception. Congratulations to both of you!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of celebrating the winter holiday season with Avail Technologies, Inc. at the Mountain View Country Club. Avail Technologies planned an exciting night of activities for their employees and guests. Guests had a chance to bet on some horse races following dinner followed by a spectacular prize giveaway for employees, a lovely speech from Avail President/CEO Dorsey Houtz concerning the growth of Avail, music and dancing from And We Danced DJ Entertainment and photo booth fun from Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths.

The Mountain View Country Club provided delightful hors d’oeuvres, a wonderful dinner buffet along with an after dinner buffet of delicious snacks and sandwiches for guests. Star Valle Entertainment and Decor created the beautiful snowflake balloons, centerpieces and tree displays adorning and enhancing the holiday season for Avail’s holiday party. Lotsa Laffs Photo Booths was busy snapping shots of Avail’s family and their guests posing with holiday and non-holiday props. And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the Avail family and their guests dancing to hits from the past and present. Avail President/CEO, Dorsey Houtz, could be seen strutting his stuff to the staff-requested ZZ Top song “Sharp Dressed Man!” Avail Technologies continued to dance past midnight before saying goodnight!

Avail Technologies was founded in 1999 by Dorsey Houtz to provide technology to certain mid-size transit agencies. Since its inception, the company has grown under Dorsey’s leadership providing target markets cost-effective and cutting-edge services and technology to meet the needs of transit operators with medium-sized fleets. Today, Avail Technologies is the nation’s leading provider for transit operators. They are proud to be the chief provider of services and technologies to this specific segment of the transit market. In 2019, Avail Technologies was ranked one of the “Best Places to Work in PA!”

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an amazing night with Avail Technologies employees and guests as they celebrated the holiday season. Thank you Avail Technologies, for choosing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be part of Avail’s holiday party!

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment spent a spectacular night at the Nittany Lion Inn with the Penn State Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) as they held their annual Winter Gala. This marked the fifth consecutive year that And We Danced DJ Entertainment was part of this wonderful event. And We Danced DJ Entertainment placed uplights throughout the Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom. A dazzling display of blue uplights gave guests a charming Penn State and Winter themed experience.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided light background music during the marvelous dinner. The Nittany Lion Inn captured everyone’s attention with the prime rib carving station. Other delicacies were abundantly displayed to fit vegan and non-vegan appetites. After dining on the delicious entrees, the lights were turned down, and the guests began to have fun dancing to classic, pop and international music favorites.

While some guests enjoyed dancing the night away, other guests spent time with friends and significant others at the Lotsa Laffs Photo Booth which was located inside the Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom this year. Lights were flashing throughout the night while guests danced to old standbys such as the Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, Cha Cha Slide and the Cotton-Eyed Joe. The dance floor was packed with guests that dancers were also dancing behind the DJ booth.

Each year the Graduate and Professional Student Association raises awareness for a local charitable organization during the Winter Gala. This year the Graduate and Professional Student Association collected donations at the door for Centre Safe, formerly the Centre County Women’s Resource Center. This organization helps to empower people that have been sexually abused, stalked or experienced domestic violence.

The Penn State Graduate and Professional Student Association Winter Gala is one of our absolute favorite events of the year! We can’t wait until next year when they host their next Winter Gala!

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