PHOTOS: This Philly Couple Closed Out Their Wedding Reception With a Silent Disco Dance Party 

And that is what a silent disco party looks like. All photos by We Love We Love Photography.

And that is what a silent disco party looks like. All photos by We Love We Love Photography.

Earlier this summer, Dan and Shelby Stamm tied the knot at the Abington Art Center in front of 370 of their nearest and dearest.

The ceremony was held in the late afternoon, and after a few hours of celebrating with their family and friends in a tent erected on the property’s sprawling lawn for the occasion (the food and vibe were that of a big, fun, backyard BBQ), the joyous reception came to a close. The party, however, did not.

The couple had a DJ from Scratch Weddings playing during the first portion of their day—and at 7pm, another one arrived. At this point, around 120 of the couple’s guests were left, and those who had opted to stay were handed a pair of headphones from Silent Storm Sound System—and the silent disco after-party began.

Partiers had the option of two channels—one for each of the battling DJs—and flipped between them as the dancing continued for the next few hours. The only noise you could hear, says the couple’s planner, Lynda Barness of Philly’s I DO Wedding Consulting, were the dancers themselves—not what they were getting down to!

And the bonus? When the township’s pesky noise ordinance came into effect at 11pm, what did they care?

And, just because we know you want to see, here are a few snapshots from the day. {Snaps by We Laugh We Love; catering by Essen, the Kosher arm of Feast Your Eyes; flowers by Rhoads Garden; tent from EventQuip, also FYI.}


Not only do we think this is a super fun addition to a party that your guests will most certainly never forget—in case any of you have been wrestling with a noise ordinance at your selected venue (each township is different, and many outdoor venues have neighbors to consider, too, sometimes resulting in strict rules governing a wedding’s music and noise), do note: There is a solution! And pretty fantastic one at that.

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