Thursday, August 30, 2012

8/26/12 Levin Furniture VIP Event

Strolling Violinist Steven Vance

Another pleasant evening playing favorites as customers strolled through the store.  This is the 5th VIP event they have invited us add our musical touch.

Thanks to Melanie Black and George Susnjar

Call 724-444-8400 or visit for more information.

7/15/12 Birthday Party Thank You

Good Morning, Mike
Forgive me for being so tardy in sending our "THANKS"  to you for doing  another splendid job  at Lew's birthday party.  You did a fine job of playing just the right music and we appreciate your efforts.
Thanks also for the CD of special songs. Lew has enjoyed playing it over and over.  That was so thoughtful of you.
Perhaps we will do it again next summer .
Best regards and stay well.
Pam Grell

Performer: DJ Mike Greca at Shakespeare's in Ellwood City

For more information call 724-44-8400 or visit

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8/25/12 Kristie & Dale Thank You

Mr Vance,

   We just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for the wonderful violinist and DJ you selected to perform at our wedding! Easy to tell that they cared about our special day and being a part of our wedding! Jennifer the violinist contacted us personally to go over music selections and was very easy to work with! The DJ, Mike Greca, met with us on a Sunday prior to our event, and was instrumental in making our event a success! He was very honest and cared about what our music selections were and gave us good sound judgement on which way  we should go for our event! During our wedding Jennifer played beautifully and all of our guests gave us compliments on how she played and how great it sounded! I loved the sound of the violin as I came down the aisle! She sounded wonderful, more than I could ever imagined! Mike was great throughout our wedding reception and worked with our time frame perfectly! Dinner music was fitting for our taste and he was more than willing to take requests from our guests! Did an outstanding job throughout the entire night! Very pleased with everything, thank you so much! Your services made our event a success and we can't thank you enough! Would definitely recommend to future couples at any time, if they want to contact us, Thank you again! 

Dale and Kristie Freeman
August 25, 2012

For more information call 724-444-8400 or go to

Monday, August 27, 2012

8/18/12 Shelly & Mark Thank You From Club Manager

Hello Susan,
I wanted to get back to you regarding the String Quartet on Saturday for the Wedding Ceremony.  They were Great as they always are.  I do really mean that, as I let them know what I had in mind once they arrived and were set up.  They did what I needed when I needed it, and the music sounded beautiful.  The Bride and Groom were VERY PLEASED as well, as I have heard nothing but positives from the whole evening.   I would love for you to send me some promotional cards, as I will advertise as needed.  Like I always mention, I ultimately let the people who are having the function make the final decisions on music/centerpieces/layout….but I can at least get that info out to them and let them know their work is super.

Thanks Again,
Edgeworth Club in Sewickley

AAA String Quartet for their Ceremony 

For more information call 724-444-8400 or go to

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review by a bride on The Knot

Great musicians!   posted 8/21/2012
Our guests spoke so highly of our String Trio...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

8/17/12 Genea & Jonathan's Wedding Ceremony

Genea & Jonathan's Wedding Ceremony was at Shiloh Community Baptist Church Pittsburgh 

Bride Processional " Canon In D"
Special requests :
"How Great Thou Art"
"King Of My Life, I Crown Thee Now"
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

8/18/12 Britnie & Kevin's Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Britnie & Kevin's Ceremony & Reception were at The Mansion at Maple Heights Shadyside Pa

The Steven Vance Keystring Duo (Violin and Keyboards) performed the Ceremony music.

Prelude: "Wonderful World", "My Heart Will Go On", "Dodi Li", "When Summer Ends"
Mother/Grandmother Processional: "Canon in D" Pachelbel
Bridesmaids Processional: "Music of the Night"
Brides Processional: "All My Life" KC & JoJo
Recessional: "La Rejouissance"
Postlude: "Viva La Vida", "Autumn"

DJ Steven Vance for Reception

Cake: "How Sweet It Is"
Bride And Her Dad "Never Alone"
Groom and his Mom "Mama"

Call 724-444-8400 or visit for more information.

8/19/12 Anita & Jeff's Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Anita & Jeff's Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Parish Hill North Park

Solo Violinist Steven Vance for the Ceremony and DJ SV for the Reception

Prelude: "Classical"
Bridal Precessional: "Canon in D" Pachabel
Candle: "Simple Gifts"
Recessional: "Hornpipe"

Introduction Music: "Beautiful Day" U2
Cake: "How Sweet It Is" James Taylor
First Dance: "Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol
Wedding Party: " Unforgettable"
Last Song: "Last Dance" Donna Summer

Call 724-444-8400 or visit for more information.

Monday, August 20, 2012

10/29/11 Brian & Erika Thank You

Found this in a pile on my desk so I could not resist sharing.

String Trio, Strolling Violinist Steven Vance, Keystring Duo, and DJ SV at Hyeholde in Moon Twp.

Thank you so much for providing the beautiful music at our wedding ceremony and reception.  It was perfect and better than we ever imagined.  Thank you for the special attention you gave to (my son's) Ben and Will as well as assisting my Mom with her surprise. You came through on all my special requests and I greatly appreciate it. You and your fellow musicians added so much to our day.

Brian and Erika

8/11/12 Rohan & Summer Another Thank You

Betsy Lohler posted on your Wall
"Steve!! just a big thank you to your group for such a great wedding presentation! The wedding ceremonies [Western, then Eastern] were wonderful. the musicians EXCELLENT and very professional. At the reception, the "strolling violinist" was fantastic and my mother just wouldn't leave him alone! hee, Thank you for making life so happy for Summer/Rohan...there just aren't enough words to say about the day/evening...other than bravo!!!!"

8/5/12 Stephanie & Brian Thank You Note

Thank you so much for being the music coordinator at our wedding.  We are so grateful that we had an amazing and talented DJ for our reception.  You helped the whole evening go smoothly, you played songs that had people up and dancing the whole night, and you nailed all of the cues for the introductions, toasts, first dances, and father daughter dances.  Everything was perfect and we know that a lot of the behind the scenes credit goes to you and your team of talented musicians.  As a personal thank you, we wanted to tell you how much we appreciated how you took the time to learn a new device to help us record our first dance live.  It really meant a lot to us and we know it was not easy.  

On a side note, did we manage to get a good live recording?  

Thanks so much for helping to make our wedding perfect in every way!  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

8/10/12 Leigh & Jason's Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony at the Christian Klay Winery in Chalk Hill, PA

Solo Violinist Steven Vance

Prelude: Classical
Mother, Grandmother & Stepmother Processional: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Bridesmaid Processional: "Canon in D"
Unity Wine: "You Raise Me Up"
Recessional: "Wedding March"  Mendelssohn

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

8/11/12 Katrina & Brandon's Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Ceremony & Reception at The Chadwick in Wexford, PA

Violin and Cello Duo for the Ceremony, DJ music for Cocktails, Strolling Violin for Dinner, MC/DJ Steven Vance for dancing.

Prelude: "Spring, Autumn, & Winter" Vivaldi; "Air On The G String"; "Wachet Auf"
Mother & Grandparent Processional: "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring"
Bridesmaids Processional: "Air" from Watermusik
Brides Processional: "Canon in D"
Sand Ceremony: "Simple Gifts"
Recessional: "Wedding March" Mendelssohn
Postlude: "Ode To Joy";

Introduction: "Crowd Chant" Satriani
First Dance: "You Make It Real" James Morrison
Musical Toast: "That's Amore"
Cake Cutting: "How Sweet It Is" JT
Bride & Father Dance: "Daddy's Angel" T. Carter
Groom & Mother Dance: "What A Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong
Bride/Grandfather and Groom/Grandmother: "Unforgettable" Nat King Cole
Bouquet Toss: "Single Ladies"
Garter Removal: "The Stripper"
Garter Toss: "Bad Boys"
Garter Exchange: "Whatta Man"
Last Song: "Love Your Love The Most" Eric Church

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

8/11/12 John & Ting's Wedding Reception

Ting & John's Wedding Reception at the Willow Room In Belle Vernon, PA

Steven Vance Strolling Violin & DJ Wedding Reception


Bridal Party Introduction:
Musical Toast: "Somewhere My Love"
First Dance: "I WIll Always Love You"

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

7/1/12 Sarah & Jon

Sarah & Jon's Wedding Ceremony at the Succop Conservancy in Butler County

Solo/Strolling Violinist Steven Vance

Prelude: "All I Ask"; "Music Of The Night"
Bridesmaids Processional:  "Canon In D"
Brides Processional: "Canon In D"
Recessional:  Rondeau

Cocktails: "Wild Irish Rose"; Beatles; "That's Amore"; "November Rain"; "My Heart Will Go On"

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

4/21/12 Stephanie & Jeff Thank You Note

Stephanie & Jeff's Wedding Ceremony at Calvary United Methodist Church  and Wedding Reception at the Grand Hall At The Priory

Steven Vance Keystring Duo (Violin and Piano)


I wanted to officially thank you for the absolutely incredible music at our wedding. It was completely perfect and I can't thank you more.  I apologize for requesting such unusual songs! But we received so many comments on how fantastic & talented you and John were. I will certainly be recommending you to everyone looking for an amazing band or musician. Thank you again.

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

6/2/12 Jessica & Fady

Solo Violinist Steven Vance for their Wedding Ceremony at St. Mary Coptic Othodox Church in Ambridge

Prelude request: "Ave Maria"  Schubert
Mom's and Bridesmaids: "Canon in D"
Bride: Entrance song sung by deacons
Recessional: "La Rejouissance"

Call 724-444-8400 or visit for more information.

Monday, August 13, 2012

8/11/12 Summer & Rohan

Note from the Mother of the Bride:
Sarah Breckenridge String Quartet for the Ceremony
Strolling Violinist Seth McCall during Cocktails
Dj John Sarkis for Dinner and Dancing

Thank you for providing us with the most talented people for Summer's wedding on Saturday, 8/11/12...most appreciated...they were fantastic! God did hold off the rain, but it was quite iffy for awhile...they ended up under the gazebo and it was GREAT! thank them all please for us. 

Betsy & Curt Lohler (Summer's parents)

Call 724-4448400 or visit for more information.

7/27/12 Kyle Beth & Brian Wedding Review

Steven Vance as Solo Violinist for the Ceremony and Strolling Violin for Cocktails at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville.  This is a review from GigMasters.

Deb Kimes has submitted the following client feedback for Gig ID# 1064684
Client Feedback
Steven Vance was friendly, talented and professional. All of the guests commented on how he really made the experience more enjoyable. I would highly recommend him.

Customer Ratings
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate Strolling Violinist And Dj Steven Vance in terms of their professionalism? 5
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate Strolling Violinist And Dj Steven Vance in terms of their overall talent? 5
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was Strolling Violinist And Dj Steven Vance in handling special requests for your event? 5
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend Strolling Violinist And Dj Steven Vance to a friend? 5
And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Strolling Violinist And Dj Steven Vance? 5

Call 724-444-8400 or visit for more information

8/4/12 Bobby & Jessica Thank You Message

Another note - Steve played the Ceremony at First Baptist Church in Oakland, Pablo did Strolling Violin for Cocktails and Dinner, and Mike Greca handled the DJ/MC work for the reception at Hartwood Acres, Hampton Twp. PA

I just wanted to thank you for everything! I feel bad I didn't get to say hi to you in person. Everyone thought the music was lovely in the church. And Pablo and Mike were so great! Thanks again! 
Jessica & Bobby

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

6/9/12 Jonathan and Emily Thank You Note

Receive this note about my Violin and DJ Package for their Reception at the Georgetowne Center in Pleasant Hills:

I wanted to thank you for helping make our day truly wonderful.  I received many compliments on the dinner violin and DJ. Everyone had a wonderful time dancing.  You are very much the professional. Great party.

Jonathan & Emily

Call 724-444-8400 or visit for more information.

Friday, August 10, 2012

8/4/2012 Jessica & Bobby Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Music at the First Baptist Church in Oakland

Bridesmaids Processional:   "Trumpet Voluntary"; "Canon in D"
Brides Processional: "Bridal Chorus" Lohengrin
Unity Candle: " Edelweiss"
Recessional: "Wedding March" from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Then the guests went on to Hartwood Acres for the reception where Strolling Violinist Pablo Ardiles and DJ Mike Greca entertained through the afternoon.

Call 724-444-8400  or visit

7/4/12 Kara & James Wedding Ceremony & Reception

It was a blast from start to finish but the fireworks added some "Boom Boom Pow" to the evening.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception at the LeMont on Mt. Washington
Violin and Cello Duo for the ceremony
Bridesmaids Processional: "Air For The G String"
Brides Processional: "Canon in D"
Sand Ceremony: "Jesu"
Roses: "Simple Gifts"
Recessional: "Mendelssohn"

Strolling Violinist and DJ Steven Vance

Bridal Party Introduction: "Eye Of The Tiger"
Bride & Groom First Dance: "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" Michael Buble
Musical Toast: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Cake Cutting: "Sugar Sugar"
Wedding Party Dance: "Over The Rainbow" Izzy
Bride & Father: "What A Wonderful World"
Groom & Mother: "I Won't Let Go"
Longest Married Couple: "L-O-V-E" Nat King Cole
Money Dance: "My Girl"; "Sittin On the Dock of the Bay"; "All You Need Is Love"; " I've Had the Time Of My Life"; "If I Had A Million Dollars"
Last Dance: "SAve The Last Dance For Me"

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

Thursday, August 9, 2012

8/4/2012 Bob & Jessica's Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Lingrow Farms in Leechburg
Solo Violin for the Ceremony, Keystring Duo for Cocktails and Dinner, DJ Package
Precessional: Classical Music
Bridesmaids Processional:  "Trumpet Voluntary"
Brides Processional: "Canon in D"
Recessional: "Ode To Joy"

Cocktails: "Classical, Contemporary, Romantic, Crooners Music"
Music Introduction: "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
Cake Cutting: "Sugar Sugar"
Musical Toast: "Love Story"
First Dance: "Make You Feel My Love" Adele

Bride & Father; Groom & Mother Dance: "My Wish" Rascal Flatts
Bouquet Toss: "Yes"
Garter Removal: "The Stripper"
Garter Toss:
Garter Exchange: "Hot Legs"
Last Song: "Only The Good Die Young" Billy Joel

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

7/3/12 Scott & Janet

Steven Vance Keystring Duo  (Violin and Piano)
Wedding Ceremony & Reception at the Hyeholde Restaurant in Moon Twp, PA

The rain would not hold off another 10 minutes so you will notice 2 different photos of the Ceremony - one outside where we started and the next inside where we finished.  This did not dampen the spirits of the guests though as they enjoyed the beautiful ambiance of the Round Room and our live music through Cocktails and Dinner.  Thanks to Matthew for the hospitality and keeping the piano in tune.

Ceremony Music:
Prelude: Classsical
Bridesmaids Processional: "Canon in D"
Bride's  Processional: "Bridle Chorus"
Recessional:  "Wedding March"
Postlude: Traditional Music

Reception Cocktail Music: Violin/Piano Duo

Bridal Party Introduction Music:
Bride & Groom Introduction Music:
Musical Toast: "That's Amore"
Special Request: "Steeler's Polka"
Cake Cutting: "I Only Have Eyes For You"
Bride & Groom First Dance: "I Love You This Big" Scott McCreary

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

6/30/12 Becky & Steve's Wedding Reception

Steven Vance Strolling Violin & DJ Package

It was a hot one at the Montour Heights Country Club where guests sipped special "tini" drinks to cool off during Cocktails.  It was a crowd of big guys who were on the wresting team at the University of Michigan and their Fight Song got dinner off to a good start.  Saw two other couples for whom I played their weddings too.  That is happening more and more.

Bridal Party Introduction Music: "Sweet Disposition" The Temper Trap C 110
Bride & Groom Introduction Music: "Paradise" Coldplay
Bride & Groom First Dance: "Stand By Me"
Cake Cutting: "Angelina Zooma Zooma"  Louis Prima
Musical Toast: "Michigan Fight Song"
Bride & Father Dance: "Blackbird" Beatles
Groom & Mother Dance: What A Wonderful World" Lou Armstrong
Bouquet Toss: "Take A Chance On Me"
Garter Removal: "business Time"
Garter Toss: "Rocky Theme"
Last Song: "Hello" Martin Solveig

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

6/29/12 Marina & Shawn Wedding Reception

It is so nice when a family asks you back to play another important event.  This time it was a second sister's wedding at the Marriott Airport Hotel in Coraopolis, PA.  The ballroom was decorated beautifully and as one guest put it "looked like something out of New York".  A good time was had by all. Thanks, as always, to Jeannie Dankowski at the hotel.

Steven Vance Strolling Violinist/DJ
Cocktails: Irish, Italian  music
Bridal Party Introduction Music: "Beautiful Day" U2
Bride & Groom Introduction Music: ""You've Got The Love"
Musical Toast: "All I Ask Of You"
Special Request: "That's Amore"
Cake Cutting: "I Can't Help Myself"
Bride & Groom First Dance: "I'll Stand By You" The Pretenders
Bride & Father Dance: "The Way You Look Tonight" Frank Sinatra
Groom & Mother Dance: "Simple Man" Lynyrd Skynrd
Longest Married Couple Dance: "Endless Love"
Bouquet : "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Garter Removal: "A Little Less Conversation"Garter Toss: "Sharp Dressed Man"
Garter Exchange: "Let's Get It On"
Last Song: "Come Fly With Me" Frank Sinatra

Call 724-444-8400 or vist for more information.

6/16/12 Vincent & Mary's 50th Anniversary Party

After playing their daughter's Wedding several years ago it was nice to be invited back for this very special occasion at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  Wow, the sound in the marble lobby of the Mezzanine level is amazing.  Congratulations.

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

6/23/12 Jill & Rick Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony at the Robert Morris Rogal Chapel in Coraopolis, PA

My Keystring Duo played this lovely service for Jill and Rick that included a vocal solo by a close friend of the Bride and Groom.  Interesting note:  I played the dedication of this Chapel when it opened over 10 years ago.

Prelude: "Rondeau" Mouret; "Moon River;  "The Way You Look Tonight"; "Somewhere"; "One Hand One Heart"; "Only Time"; "Simple Gifts"; "Over The Rainbow"; "Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes"; "Jesu"
Mom's Entrance: "Because You Loved Me"sung by Erin Berdick
Bridesmaids Processional: "Canon In D"
Brides Processional: "Trumpet Voluntary"
Unity Candle: "The Prayer" sung by Erin Berdick
Roses: "Ave Maria"  sung by Erin Berdick
Recessional: "Wedding March"
Postlude:  "Ode To Joy"; "Spring" Four Seasons

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

8/5/2012 Brian & Stephanie's Wedding & Reception

Wedding Ceremony & Reception at the Marriott Hotel Airport  in Moon Twp Pa

Wedding Ceremony
Sapphire String Quartet
Prelude : "Al Kol Eileh"; "Jerusalem of Gold"
Grandmothers Processional: "Sunrise Sunset" Fiddler on the Roof
Bridesmaids Processional: Erev Shel Shoshanim
Brides Processional: "Dodi Li"
Recessional: "Mazel Tov"; "Kol Ha Nishema"

Here is the Bride's Procession with the Sapphire Strings Quartet playing a special arrangement of "Dodi Li"

Reception Music: DJ Steven Vance
Musical Introductions:
Bride & Grooms First Dance: "Dodi Li" written and arranged by the bride's sister
Cake Cutting:  "The Sweetest Thing" U2
Wedding Party Dance:  "Then He Kissed Me" C51
Bride & Father Dance: "The Circle Game" Joni Mitchell
Bride & Step Father: "Moon River"
Groom & Mother: "What A Wonderful World"
Bouquet Toss: "Wannebe" Spice Girls
Last Song: "Closing Time" Semisonic

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

7/14/2012 Crystal & Ben's Wedding Reception

It was my first time in the Garden Room of South Park which sits near the Cafe and Goofy Golf.  I set up the crowd for later by doing all Classical selections during Cocktails and then switched to the Yamaha Electric Violin during Dinner to jam out to Journey, Train, The Beatles, The Verve, ELO, Coldplay and more.  Guests were surprised and enthused.  A nice time.  In the pics below you will see they did their guest table cards like FBI ID cards.  Have not seen that before.

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

8/3/2012 75th Birthday Party

North Hills legend Jack Connors was treated to a big celebration at the North Park Lodge as about 100 guests came with gifts and good wishes.  Lot's of Irish music requests from the Connors family.  Sinatra Impersonator followed me to entertain the crowd into the warm evening.  Happy Birthday, Jack !

Friday, August 3, 2012

6/22/12 Tim & Katie

Wedding Reception at the Phipps Conservatory

Cocktail Music: "Classical"

Introduction Music: "Trumpet Concerto" Vivaldi
Cake Cutting: "Sweetest Caroline"
Bride & Groom Dance: "Your Song"  Elton Jon
Bride & Father and Groom & Mother:  "The Way You Look Tonight" Harry Connick
Bride & Grandfather: "Moonlight Serenade" Glenn Miller

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

6/17/12 Gabriela & Michael

Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Rodef Shalom in Shadyside

Prelude: "Classical"
Bride and Parents Processtional: "Canon in D"
Recessional: "Simon Tov", "Od Yishama"

DJ Steven Vance

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

6/16/12 Matt & Lauren

Wedding Reception at the Omni William Penn Hotel

Steven Vance Keystring Duo /DJ Steven Vance

Introduction Music: "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" Dean Martin
First Dance: "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" Otis Redding
Cake Cutting: "Short Skirt", Long Jacket" Cake
Bride & Father : "The Way You Look Tonight" Michael Buble
Groom & Mom: "Good Day Sunshine"
Longest Married Couple: "Marry You" Bruno Mars
Bouquet Toss: "Wishin' and Hopin'" Dusty Springfield

Call 724-444-8400 or visit

8/2/12 John & Jennifer

Wedding Reception at the Omni William Penn Hotel Downtown

Strolling Violinist /DJ Steven Vance

The ballroom looked gorgeous as guest spread out into the Cocktail area furnished with cushy couches and hightops.  The couple was introduced from the balcony and stepped onto the dance floor for their first dance by Il Volo. A splendid dinner was followed by enthusiastic dancing that started spontaneously and never let up.  Good times.

Introduction Music: "Spring" Vivaldi
Bride & Groom Dance: "O Sole Mio" Il Volo
Cake Cutting: "O Mio Babbino Caro"

Musical Toast:  "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" Mozart
Bride &  Father: "Daddy's Little Girl" Al Martino
Groom & Mom: "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"
Special Dance for Parents of the Bride: "Summer Place" Percy Faith
Last Song: "Grow Old With Me" John Lennon

Call 724-444-8400 or visit http://www.stevenvance.com

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

7/15/12 Evgenia & Alexei

Wedding Ceremony & Reception @ Fox Chapel Golf Club

Keystring Duo (Violin and Piano) for Ceremony, Cocktails, and Dinner and DJ Steven Vance

It did not take any more than the Hora to get this group going.  All Toasts - and there were many - were done in Russian and/or English and a bottle of vodka was strategically placed at each table.  Fun from start to finish.

Bridesmaids:"Canon in D"
Bride: "Bridal Chorus"
Recessional: "Simon Tov"

Reception Music Highlights:
Introduction: ""To Life" and "I've Got A Felling"
First Dance: "Can't Help Falling In Love" Elvis
Musical Toast: " That's Amore"
Special Song for Parents & Grandparents: "Kobzon"
Cake: "How Sweet It Is"

Russian tradition:  The bridemaids and groomsmen break up and collect money form the men and women guests separately.  Whichever side collects the most money determines whether the couple's first child will be a boy or girl.  Get out the pink paint.

Call 724-444-8400 or

7/27/12 Kyle Beth & Brian

Wedding Ceremony at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville

Music Highlights:
Prelude: All Disney Music
Bridesmaids: "Lean On Me"
Bride: "Wagner"
Recessional: "Once Upon A Dream"

Call 724-444-8400 or

7/28/12 Craig & Elizabeth

Steven Vance String Trio for the Ceremony, Strolling Violin for Dinner, and DJ/SV for dancing at Hidden Valley Resort.  The bride arrived in a firetruck because Craig is a Volunteer Fire Fighter.

Music Highlights:

Mom's entrance: "Forever Young"
Bridesmaids: "Canon in D"
Bride: "Hallelujah"
Sand Ceremony: "Simple Gifts"
Recessional: "Hornpipe"
Postlude: "Rondeau"

Cake: "Sugar, Sugar"
Musical Toast: "That's Amore"
First Dance: "Far Away"
Wedding Party: "Simple Man"
Groom/Mom & Bride/Mom: "Through the Years"
Longest Married Couple: "Put Your Head On My Shoulder"
Last Song: "Last Dance"

Here is Craig and some of his Ross VFC boys singing "Friends In Low Places"

Call 724-444-8400 or visit