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The Barn at Mahogany Hill Wedding | Kristen & Jacob

The Barn at Mahogany Hill in Inwood WV was the location that Kristen and Jacob selected to celebrate their June 1st wedding with their family and friends. This rustic venue is ideal for couples looking for a barn setting with a guest of up to 100 people.

All photos provided courtesy of Annie Dongoski Photography.

Taking advantage of the beautiful afternoon weather, the couple chose to have an outdoor ceremony and indoor receptions. As the nuptials were completed the happy couple walked down the aisle to “Sweet Disposition” to the smiles and applause of their family and friends.

The first dance song choice is a song that is seldom chosen and that is too bad. It is a fantastic song by Sammy Kershaw called “Love of my Life”. It really is a hidden gem!

The Bride and her Father danced to another great song by Rod Stewart. The song chosen was “Forever Young” which was originally written and performed by Bob Dylan. I have personally always like the song and the message in it. Kristen deserves extra credit in sharing this acoustic version. I had never heard this version of the song before and of the three versions I have now listened to, I think this one tops them all! I will recommend this tune for those who ask for my suggestions.

Kristen and Jacob provided a full range of entertainment for their guests to enjoy. For music they offered a wide variety of eras and genres which is key to throwing a great party.

In addition to the soundtrack, the newlywed’s offered our touch screen photo booth which saw guests returning again and again to produce a personalized keepsake of this day. They also went outside the box and dispensed of the expected Cake Cutting and replaced it instead with an Ice Cream Truck.

The Barn at Mahogany Hill
The Barn at Mahogany Hill
The Barn at Mahogany Hill
The Barn at Mahogany Hill

This was hugely popular with their guests with up to twenty waiting for their cool, delicious treat to be served!

Kristen and Jacob were a joy to celebrate with and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment is dedicated to providing our couples and clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events!

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90 minute drive from Chambersburg PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick MD, as well as wedding DJs for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event click the link below or simply send us a text. 

The Barn at Mahogany Hill

How Playing The Right Songs At The Wrong Time Ruined A Wedding!

As a busy DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting company that serves brides all over the Lancaster PA, Frederick MD, and Leesburg VA areas; we get to experience all types of wedding celebrations. Some are small intimate affairs of several dozen guests and others can make you wonder how a couple can know so many people!

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Typically, though, the weddings we do are on par with the national average in terms of guest count. Our couples usually have about 100 – 125 friends and family in attendance. Of these guests there are typically at least three generations in attendance and sometimes four. 

The range in ages can be an important factor to keep in mind when thinking about your open dancing playlist. This is especially true at the beginning of the open dancing when your guests are trying to determine if this party is “their kind of party”.

I can share a personal experience to illustrate the impact that the early set list can have on the success of an event:

This bride lived out of town, so her mother did the initial interview of the vendors including the DJ. The mother made it clear that there would be a lot of family and long-time friends of the family and her co-workers in attendance, about 110 guests in all.

At the final consultation with the bride she made it clear that she wanted a raging dance party! “No problem” I said, after all, that is what we do! To make a long story shorter, the open dance set began with a slow dance song and a couple of fast dance songs that were familiar to most guests in attendance.

Before the third song ended the bride and her bridesmaids demanded that specific songs be played from her must play list immediately and in order. These twelve to twenty people had a fantastic time!

The private dance party had gone on for about 45 minutes when the Maid of Honor said “We need to have the sparkler exit now while there are still people left! Everyone is leaving!” The “exit” was done in nearly full sunlight one hour into the open dance portion of the party.

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Was their wedding ruined? In their eyes, it wasn’t. The parents and close relatives stayed until the end. Mom was disappointed that she didn’t get to dance with her girl friends to “her music” like she had planned. Her music was played long after her friends had given up on hearing any music that they liked to dance to. But the newlywed couple and their friends got to dance to all their jams.

What they don’t realize, is that there was never any danger of those songs not being played. Instead of having a party that 110 people will remember fondly for years to come, about guests will be asked about the event and say “Yeah, it was ok.”

You and your guests deserve more than ok. Make sure that your early playlist includes a few songs you know that they’ll love. Your going to play about 15 songs and hour. Give them 10 winners and you will keep your guests there well after the cake is cut!

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment is dedicated to providing our couples and clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events!

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90 minute drive from Chambersburg PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick MD, as well as wedding DJs for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event click the link below or simply send us a text. 

The Goldfish Barn | Cheryl + Bradley

The Donnelly’s shared their wedding ceremony with friends and family at the fabulous The Goldfish Barn. Located in Franklin County PA, The Goldfish Barn has become an extremely popular wedding destination for couples seeking a barn venue in Central PA. The owners are incredible event hosts and offer an amazing value for couples and companies alike!

Capturing all of the amazing moments on video was Chris of Christopher Lee Films. All of the still images were captured by the uber talented Amanda Souders Photography team.

The Goldfish Barn

The outdoor ceremony took place on the lower level patio with Cheryl’s uncle serving as the officiant. The bride walked down the aisle to a unique selection “I Wanna Grow Old with You” by Westlife and was featured in the movie “Up”. The lyrics are perfect for such an occasion and I would suggest that brides to be give this tune a listen if you’re looking for a unique song to add to your playlist.

We have been to The Goldfish Barn for numerous events but never has the venue looked this gorgeous! Matt and Mandy Stahl of Peachy Keen Rentals and Design did an amazing job taking this terrific venue to an entirely new level in terms of beauty and guest comfort!

The Goldfish Barn

The Peachy Keen team provides not only unique one of kind items to create the vibe for your celebration. They also provide a large variety of planning services. Maddy was the coordinator for this event and was really a joy to team up with. I highly recommend this husband and wife team to make your vision a reality.

This wedding reception was filled with fantastic moments! Opting to add our photo booth, the guests stayed entertained the entire night. When the props made it to the dance floor during a “Conga Line” it made for an incredible moment that friends and family will never forget!

The Goldfish Barn
The Goldfish Barn
The Goldfish Barn
The Goldfish Barn
If you are looking for a DJ who treats his brides like they are family then you’ve found the right one! John could not have done more for my wedding if he tried. He was the silent backbone of the day and my wedding would have fallen apart if it wasn’t for him and his family.

John helping the bride fix her “toss bouquet” at the last minute so she could do her unique bouquet toss.
John offering to get the bride and groom their drink at dinner because he could tell they were getting overwhelmed.
In my wedding recap video you can see all of the fun that we had with John and his team. What you don’t see the calming personality that John was able to bring to my crazy wedding day! He was able to calm me down more than once.
John helping the bride fix her “toss bouquet” at the last minute so she could do her unique bouquet toss.
John offering to get the bride and groom their drink at dinner because he could tell they were getting overwhelmed.

My wedding package included a photo booth completed with props and custom photo strips that were printed instantly for my guest to take home as wedding favors! Since my wedding that is all everyone talks about!

John was a complete professional who was able to react to the ever changing mind of the modern bride. I threw many curve balls his direction that night and man did he hit everyone out of the park!

If you are looking for a DJ that has your back and is committed to making your day the best day ever. I HIGHLY recommend Perfect Harmony Entertainment!

He did an amazing job!

If I could I would give Perfect Harmony Entertainment 10000000000000 stars ⭐️

You will not be disappointed if you book with them.
Cheryl D.
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The Goldfish Barn

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment is dedicated to providing our couples and clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events!

The Goldfish Barn
The Goldfish Barn

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90 minute drive from Chambersburg PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick MD, as well as wedding DJs for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event click the link below or simply send us a text. 

The Goldfish Barn