Saturday was the first wedding of the 2017 season for me. I had the luxury of working for Josh & Jess Hoover. I met with this couple at Panera Bread in Monroeville, PA back in June/July 2016. Josh and Jess found me through Pittsburgh All-Stars Event Services. We had a great meeting but the obvious sign was that Josh and I both shared the same last name. Both Josh and Jess live in North Carolina so it was not easy to plan their wedding.
I arrived at the Robinson estate (Jessica’s Family property) to find a beautiful Amish constructed Barn next to a portable tent (w/ clear vinyl roof). The wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful inside the barn. The guests were given bales of hay (cover w/ sheets) to sit on and any of the extra guests that could not fit inside the barn sat along the hillside looking into the open barn doors at the ceremony.
Dinner was provided by two (2) food trucks “SouthSide BBQ Company” and “BRGR” Josh Hoover told me a ball park number of what he spent and I am surprised many more clients don’t look into this. The food was FANTASTIC.
Shortly after dinner we had our formality dances (First Dance, Father-Daughter, Mother-Son). Josh and Jess did not want all of the attention as most of their families were there so half-way through their respective dances with their parents, they requested other father-daughter’s or mother-sons to join the moment on the dance floor. It was a really cool sequence that went over very well.
Finally, we ended the night with a packed dance floor inside the barn dancing to dedicated hits like “Hansons’s – MMMBOP” or “Lil Scrappy’s – Gangsta Gangsta” from the bride and groom to their friends. As the night ended, a lantern release took place on the same hillside many guests had earlier congregated to watch a beautiful couple agree to commit their lives together. While the lanterns were taking flight, Jessica’s bridesmaid and cousin sang her rendition of “My Wish” from Rascal Flatts.
I couldn’t ask for a better start to the 2017 wedding season. Congratulations again to Josh and Jess. Thank you so much for choosing me as your DJ.
Event advertised by Pittsburgh All-Stars Event Services and subcontracted to DJ Bryan Hoover.
*Update (17-6-1) This is the Review written for me on TheKnot.com from Jessica. Thank you for your kind words.