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 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 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 had the time of their lives celebrating with Elese Merkovsky and Michael Tressa in the Aspen Room at Toftrees Resort. Their reception followed their wedding nuptials at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on Penn State’s main campus which was performed by the bride’s uncle, Reverend Paul Merkovsky. Elese wore a stunning sleeveless, lace gown while Mike sported a blue suit and maroon flowered tie. The bridesmaids were arrayed in navy blue, sleeveless gowns, and the groomsmen were attired in gray suits, light blue shirts, and dark ties.

McCarthy Flowers created sensational flower arrangements that were displayed in the Aspen Room alongside the lovely bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages held or worn by family and friends. The bride and groom cut a charming wedding cake created by the bride’s aunt. Elese and Mike had a magnificent display of candy and cookies for friends and family to box and take home in celebration of their wedding nuptials. Toftrees’ Katie Clegg along with her staff were absolutely fabulous mixing and pouring drinks, creating fabulous displays of hors d’oeuvres and later sliders, and serving the scrumptious meal entrees to guests.

And We Danced DJ Entertainment kept the guests dancing and having fun the entire night. After introductions, Elese and Mike performed their first dance to Francis & The Lights featuring Chance The Rapper’s “May I Have This Dance.” While dancing in front of the big windows in the Aspen Room, the bride and groom showed off their exciting dance moves. The bride then danced with her father to Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish.” Next, Mike took the stage with his mother dancing to “When I Look At the Sky” by Train. Mike has an incredible sense of humor, and it showed while cutting the rug with his mom. Later, Elese, Mike, family and friends laughed, sang, shouted, and had an incredible night dancing to the sounds of And We Danced DJ Entertainment. The last song of the night truly expressed the feelings of the happy couple, (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Mike and Elese met in State College while working for a local television station. They began dating a few months later. The couple moved to Chicago and continued their romance. Mike proposed to Elese at her favorite vacation destination, the Outer Banks in North Carolina. After celebrating, they decided that the best place to hold their wedding ceremony and reception would be in the town that they first met each other, State College, Pennsylvania. Now, their new adventure as man and wife begins.

Thank you Mike and Elese 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 a fantastic time celebrating the marriage of Ashley Thomas and Brandon Taylor recently in Cassville, Pennsylvania. Brandon and Ashley tied the knot on the Thomas’ family farm. Dave Thomas was the officiant for the wedding ceremony.

The rain soaked soggy ground did not take away from the love and joy of the event. Family came from far and wide to celebrate the grand occasion. Brandon and other family members laid hay down to stop the sogginess of the grass interfering with the reception festivities. The hay was a lovely touch and created a floating atmosphere for dancing that night.

The bride and groom had a marvelous two-layer cake to cut and feed to each other. Brandon and Ashley were naughty and nice for the event. They feed each other a sliver of cake, and then Brandon added a touch of icing to Ashley’s face as the naughty part. Guests were given a choice of white, chocolate, lemon, apple spice or peanut butter cupcakes.

The newlyweds had a homestyle buffet for guests to enjoy. Beef, chicken, and pulled pork were the choice meats with chicken nuggets added for the youngsters. And We Danced DJ Entertainment provided the ceremony sound, reception music, lights and emceeing for the day’s events.

The new Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Taylor began the reception festivities dancing to Scotty McCreery’s This Is It. Ashley could always be seen dancing with her son Mason or family members that night. There was a little rivalry occurring later in the evening between relatives when one donned an Ohio State sweatshirt and another wore a Penn State sweatshirt while awaiting highlights of the Penn State-Ohio State football game.

Thank you Brandon and Ashley for allowing And We Danced DJ Entertainment to be a part of your marriage ceremony and reception. Good luck in your new life as husband and wife!

 

 

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