Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Let's Dance: Show Off your Choreography

These couples took the lead on the dance floor to start their parties off right.




Photo by Ben Filio Photography

 

You Make My Dreams Come True.
Michelle Bradbury and Alex Pazuchanics (above) met through the ballroom dancing club at George Washington University. Although they haven’t danced competitively in years, the couple decided to bring back part of an old routine from their college days for their Sept. 4 wedding, dancing to one of their favorite jives, “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates. “We don’t have a ton of time to be good at it anymore, but it is fun to dance like we used to,” Michelle says. 
 


Photo by Steve Dalton Photography

Forever.
Ashley Brienza and Justin Snodgrass wanted to get their guests excited and on the dance floor at their wedding on Sept. 24, so several of their friends agreed to perform individual dance routines to songs that represented aspects of the couple’s relationship. One friend started things off with “Thriller,” noting that the Halloween when the pair met was “a thriller of a good time.” Another wore a lion mask and danced to “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” — the couple had their first date, as well as their reception, at the Pittsburgh Zoo. “My brother finished it with ‘Forever’ by Chris Brown, and they pulled Justin and I up to the middle, and all of our friends and family surrounded us and started dancing,” Ashley says. “It was absolutely incredible.” 
 


Photo by FINELINE weddings

 

Save the Last Dance for Me.
After her wedding ceremony on New Year’s Eve, Brittany Nuzzo changed out of her ballgown and into a mermaid gown to make it easier for her and Chad Callen to perform a dance to a medley of songs choreographed by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. “A lot of weddings are typically all the same, and I wanted to do something different,” Chad says. “But of the [dances] you see people do, a lot are pretty bad, so we wanted to do it right.” They started things off with a slow dance to “Thinking out Loud” by Ed Sheeran before moving to a variety of music from the past few decades, including songs by The Jackson 5, AC/DC and WALK THE MOON. They finished their routine with “Save the Last Dance for Me” by Michael Bublé.  



Photo by Chase Images

 

Footloose.
Ashli Podrosky says her dad, Mark, is a “big ham,” so it was a no-brainer for the pair to do a choreographed dance at her wedding to Brody Gilbert on Dec. 17. They started off slow-dancing to “What a Wonderful World” when her dad suddenly walked up to the DJ booth, told him to cut the music, grabbed the mic and said the famous line from “Footloose:” “Hey, hey what’s this I see? I thought this was a party. Let’s dance!” Ashli pretended not to know what was happening before joining in. “Practicing leading up to the wedding created a great memory for both of us, and it’s something we talk about often, so I’m really glad we decided to do that,” Ashli says. 
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive » Bridal Buzz

See How It's Done: 10 Real Pittsburgh Weddings

Our Real Pittsburgh Weddings, chosen from nearly 100 submissions, showcase stories and photos sure to inspire your own big day.

Shower Guide: How to Throw The Perfect Party

A bridal shower is about celebrating and preparing for the next step in your life with friends and family. We asked local wedding planners to provide examples and tips for traditional, modern and themed showers, as well as ways to ditch the shower completely.

Spring Fling: Find Your Dream Dress

Seven Wedding dresses we love.

The Wedding Guests of Honor Who Stole The Show

These four-legged friends made the guest list — and stole the spotlight.

Easy Day-to-Night Makeup for Your Wedding Day

Quick changes like these will keep you looking fresh for photos … without holding up the cake cutting so you can overhaul your entire look.

Photo Op: Getting Ready is Half the Fun

What do you get your best girls as a thank you for being part of your big day? Many brides choose a clothing item that makes for great photo ops and can be used long after the wedding day is over.

Six Rings We Love

We’re showcasing some of our favorite rings from local jewelers this season.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Blog: Beyond the Cookie Table

I Do, Now Let’s Have Some BBQ

A five-course meal doesn’t fit with every wedding. These laid-back couples opted for casual — and delicious — cuisine perfect for their outdoor and barn receptions.

Want Unique Wedding Photos? Track Down the Furries

Anthrocon returns this weekend for its 22nd annual convention. Here’s the story of one local couple who took advantage of the fact their wedding coincided with the annual gathering.

Grandmother's Wedding Accessories Timely for Today

The matriarch of the family is the perfect place to look for a meaningful “something old.”

Toppers That Take the Cake

Over the traditional bride and groom standing on top of your cake? Try some of these different ideas for cake toppers.

Couple Shares Photo Spotlight With Four-Legged Friends

This Pittsburgh couple is using their engagement photos to raise awareness about one of their most passionate causes.