And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing Connor and Rachel with music and sound as they tied the knot at the Lake Raystown Resort’s Wedding Pointe Gazebo. Pastor David Stuckey performed the service uniting the two as husband and wife. The bride wore a gorgeous, white, sleeveless and lace embellished wedding gown. Her lovely entourage were attired in purple, tea length gowns with silver, beaded sandals. The groom and his men were garbed in light gray tuxes, white shirts, light gray vests and purple ties.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment got the reception rocking with the introduction of the parents of the newlyweds and bridal party. Connor and Rachel entered the reception room to a steady stream of noise that is normally heard at a football game with huge smiles on their faces. They performed their first dance as husband and wife to Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” which was a reminder of their first date.

The evening progressed with the traditional father/daughter and mother/son dances, followed by the removal of the garter and bouquet toss. Connor put on quite a show while removing Rachel’s garter for the guests. The newlyweds also danced with guests during the traditional dollar dance. Once all the festivities were performed, the guests were invited to dance and celebrate the newly mated couple. The “Chippendales” made an appearance when Connor and his groomsmen appeared shirtless while wearing only their vests, pants and shoes. They wowed the guests with their impromptu appearance while many were quickly taking pictures of the moment.

Rachel and Connor chose purple and gray as their color choices for the event. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the purple uplighting during the cocktail and dinner in the Raystown Lake Resorts’ lakeview ballroom. During dancing, the uplighting changed colors highlighting the magic of music in the room. Lake Raystown Resort, under the direction of Dan Gendenski, provided the delicious appetizers, dinner and late night snack for the bridal couple and guests.

The mother of the bride, Lea Ann and owner of Smart Styles hair salon in Meshoppen, coiffed the bride, bridal party, groom’s mother and herself. Mountainside Photography was the incredible photographers capturing the breathtaking moments featuring Connor, Rachel and their loving family and friends. The pièce de résistance for the day was the stunning wedding cake and cupcakes crafted by Maddie Cakes located in Roaring Spring.

Thank you Connor and Rachel 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, PA January 13, 2021. — And We Danced DJ Entertainment was announced as a winner of the 2021 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 leader in the $200 billion global wedding planning industry.

In 2020, the rise and spread of COVID-19 unfortunately impacted the wedding industry and the hundreds of thousands of small businesses who bring weddings to life every day. However, wedding vendors worldwide continued to guide their couples through wedding planning and the challenges of the global pandemic. In celebration of local wedding vendors nationwide and overseas, the 2021 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recognizes the wedding professionals who excelled in supporting to-be-weds despite unprecedented challenges resulting from COVID-19.

To determine these distinguished wedding professionals, WeddingWire analyzed reviews 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, the leading B2B wedding brand. As the largest 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 DJs in State College, PA on WeddingWire.

For more information about And We Danced DJ Entertainment, please visit us on WeddingWire. To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

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And We Danced DJ Entertainment had the pleasure of providing sound and music for the marriage of Tyler and Margaret at the McCann School of Art Fern Hill Pavilion in Petersburg, Pennsylvania. The Reverend Gene McCallips performed the wedding ceremony in Circle of Life Sculpture Garden. The bride wore a gorgeous white, beaded, lace, mermaid style wedding gown. Her bridesmaids were clothed in navy blue accented with cabernet. The groom was garbed in a white shirt, blue tie and a colorful suit coat. The newlyweds had a casually elegant and rustic look and setting for their event.

Books Catering presented a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a delicious buffet for all to partake and enjoy. Allison Borger, a family friend, crafted the gorgeous wedding cake and three varieties of cupcakes. Haley McCloskey was the wonderful photographer that captured the couple’s exchange of vows, first dance and all the enchanting moments throughout the day and night. Erin Carey created the spectacular flower arrangements for the bridal couple, wedding party, family and tables.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment had an exciting night with Tyler and Margaret. The newlyweds began their night dancing to Dan and Shay’s “From The Ground Up.” From that point on, the crowd was rocking! Everyone wanted to celebrate the marriage of Tyler and Margaret. The dance floor was consistently filled with dancers. One of Margaret’s bridesmaids made a request for a song by Panic! At The Disco, and the bride quickly took to the floor dancing and singing to her favorite artist. Family and friends laughed and cheered while Tyler and Margaret played the Shoe Game. At the end of the game, it was apparent that Tyler and Margaret were the ideal couple!

Thank you Tyler and Margaret 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 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 marriage of Amber Miller to Brandon Dougherty at Earlystown Manor. Their reception followed their wedding nuptials which were performed by the godfather of the bride, Don Drass. Autumn is Amber’s favorite time of year, and she chose the season as the color theme for her wedding day. Amber wore a stunning Pine Ridge sleeveless, beaded, white gown with a white veil. Brandon sported a blue suit, white shirt and white tie. The bridesmaids were arrayed in teal, sleeveless gowns, and the groomsmen were attired with blue suits, white shirts and teal ties. Amber and her bridesmaids carried bouquets featuring white, burgundy and yellow flowers with taupe and brown floral accents. Brandon and his groomsmen were arrayed in burgundy and white boutonnieres.

Deb’s Creative Cakes and Decor crafted the beautiful three tiered wedding cake. CK’s Catering presented a delectable buffet for all to partake and indulge. Emily Lane of Emily Lane Photos was the wonderful photographer that captured the couple’s first dance and all the enchanting moments throughout the day and night. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the stellar musical tunes for all to enjoy that night. Brandon and Amber began their night dancing to Ed Sheeran and Beyonce’s duet version of Perfect. A memorable moment occurred when Brandon escorted his mother, Donna Boring, to the dance floor for the mother and son dance. Donna has been confined to a wheel chair and spent six months working to stand for this moment. Brandon helped her stand up and they slowly danced in place to Nichole Nordeman’s Slow Down!

Brandon and Amber spent the night talking, laughing, kissing, snuggling and dancing together and with family and friends. They met and attended Cambria Heights together. It took Amber many years before she agreed to go out with Brandon on a date. They are best friends and cannot wait to see what the world has in store for them as a married couple!

Thank you Brandon and Amber 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 proudly kept the Olympic Village lively for all of the athletes, friends, family and fans that came to compete and watch the competition during the Pennsylvania Special Olympics held at Penn State’s University Park campus! Pennsylvania Special Olympics organized festivities to celebrate their 50th year. A large canvas was on display in the Olympic Village for people to sign and leave a message in commemoration of this big event. Volunteers gladly wore their gold t-shirts displaying this big achievement.

Around 2,000 athletes come each year from all over the state of Pennsylvania to compete in various Special Olympic events. And We Danced DJ Entertainment was bombarded with hellos from athletes seen in previous years. We were happy to see the smiling faces of athletes, coaches and family members as they made their way to their competition event. Athletes proudly showed off the medals awarded for first, second and third place finishes. And We Danced DJ Entertainment gladly took requests from the crowd, played some fan favorite line dances and kept the people smiling and happy traveling to and from events.

Spider-Man, Batman and Doctor Strange were on hand to cheer, pose and greet athletes traveling through the Olympic Village. Eat’n Park dispensed cookies and had an area set up for young and old to decorate cookies if they so desired. The Eat’n Park cookie could also be seen dancing, shaking hands and posing for pictures with athletes traveling through the Olympic Village. Sheetz had guests spin a wheel to win prizes. They also had large containers surrounding the Olympic Village filled with Gatorade and water for thirsty athletes, coaches and family members. The 2019 Centre County Dairy Princess, Laurel Fogleman, and 2019 Centre County Alternate Dairy Princess, Shawna Weaver, were displaying their keen dairy knowledge to athletes and parents. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar could be scene traveling through the Olympic Village shaking hands, posing for pictures and dancing to the lively tunes being played by And We Danced DJ Entertainment. Athletes could not leave on Saturday without stopping by the Panda Express booth and partaking of some delicious orange chicken.

Thank you to Pennsylvania’s Special Olympic Athletes and Committee for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of the 50th Anniversary of the PA Special Olympics Event!

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