No Rain On May 13, 2016

“Rain Rain Stay Away, Come Back Another Day!”

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Spring of 2016 wasn’t full of sunshine and warm weather in the state of Virginia.  It seemed as if the rain was never going to stop.  For an outdoor wedding it can be a very stressful time for the bride and groom.  All Tamara and Shaun could do was hope that on May 13, 2016 the rain would stay away.  So it was! On the day of their wedding, the rain stayed away!  Although there were scattered clouds in the beautiful blue sky, the glimpse of sun was shining through them.  They were so excited and full of joy on their wedding day, it was contagious.  The wedding party along with the guest smiled and rejoiced for them.

Salamander Resort & SpaThe couple married at the beautiful Salamander Hotel & Spa, located in Middleburg, VA.  Surrounded by the beauty of Virginia’s Horse Country, you’d be hard pressed to find a better locale for a luxury resort with an equestrian flair.  Architecturally, the resort resembles a grand manor, one designed to meld with the surrounding environs, and the eco-friendly building is LEED-certified. The region is dotted with estates, horse farms and vineyards that produce grapes for more than 50 Virginia wineries.

Tamara&Shaun2With over 20,000 square feet of beautiful ballrooms, sweeping lawns and secluded terraces, their stunning equestrian setting offers an array of spectacular on-site venues for all sizes of ceremonies and receptions, as well as the surrounding lush vineyards and centuries-old churches.

 

The guest and wedding party danced from the moment the first song was played, until the very last song.  What a pleasure it was to see so many smiling faces as they danced alongside the bride and groom.

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It was truly an honor and a privilege to have been asked to DJ at Tamara and Shaun’s wedding.  The love they have for one another will bring lots of happiness in their marriage. I wish them much joy and a prosperous marriage.

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Please click on the link below to watch a video of their wedding.  I assure you that you will want to get up and dance too!

Tamara & Shaun’s Wedding Video

 

The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court

Erin and Kevin are a beautiful couple, who are full of life and full of love for each other and the people around them.  I loved working with this couple, and just knew that their wedding would be quite the event!

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Their wedding took place at the absolutely gorgeous Royal Sonesta Harbor Court t in Baltimore MD. The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is ideally situated on the picturesque waterfront of the Inner Harbor. The hotel is a short walk from the downtown business district and the city’s best attractions, including the National Aquarium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, American Visionary Arts Museum, The Maryland Science Center and historic Federal Hill.

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The wedding celebration lasted a couple of hours. The reception venue was full of energy and laughter all through out. The staff at Sonesta Harbor Court understood the needs of a wedding DJ, as the setup was exactly where it needed to be, right next to the dance floor.

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Feeling the energy of the dance floor fuels me as a performer, which allows me to take the party to a higher level. The passionate energy of the guest at Erin and Kevin’s wedding made it a perfect combination for the celebration.   From the opening of the dance floor to the final song of the night, the dance floor never cleared. That is a wedding DJ’s dream scenario. It was an honor to DJ at this wedding.

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A Gala to Remember

Picture a very large room with casino tables all the way to the left end of the room, and a Photo Booth all the way to the right. The dance floor was in the middle of this HUGE room.

Although I Dj at clubs, bars, and large party events, doing it in a very large room that has other sources of entertainment can be very challenging.

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The RMA Gala took place at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  At 23,408 square feet, grand does not do justice in describing their Grand Ballroom, the largest in Maryland!

Featuring a beautiful coffered ceiling with stylish chandeliers, rich carpeting, fine architectural and decorative detailing, and capable of accommodating 3,200 guests. Their Grand Ballroom is the epitome of modern elegance.

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I am always up for a challenge and getting as many people I could on the dance floor was my goal.  I had to use every tool in my box to keep people on the dance floor.  I am happy to say that it was a huge success!  I kept the atmosphere at a high energy level at all times.   Playing a wide variety of music, and interacting with the crowd was key.

At the end of the night, I received many compliments, one being from the CEO of the company and his family. The biggest compliment was RMA asking me to please come back and DJ at their next annual gala!

“We want to book you, and if you are already booked, we will choose the date of the Gala around your availability.”  Little do they know that words like that remain engraved in my heart forever.  Making their gala a success is my greatest joy.

 

 

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Trick or Treat!

There are no tricks here, but lots of treats! Many Americans celebrate Halloween on October 31.  Mike and Melissa celebrated their union in marriage.

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The ceremony began at 6:00p.m. at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Reston located at the entrance to Reston Town Center, boasting more than fifty retail shops and thirty restaurants and bars.

 

The Hyatt in Reston

 

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Cocktail Hour and reception began at 6:45pm and went on until Midnight.  It was a pleasure Dj’ing for Mike and Melissa.

Special thanks to Bialek’s Music for the continuous support.  

Elegance and History

On October 11, 2015, I had the great honor to DJ at the beautiful and historic Anderson House.

Paul and Kate met in the Spring of 2014 at the storied Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. They share a love of cooking, travel and comedy.  Kate is amazed to have found a partner who appreciates BOTH the opera and NHL hockey, and Paul now has a travel partner teaching him to waltz and “Game”.   They will have been engaged for 18 months by their wedding day.  The picture below shows Paul and Kate enjoying a roller coaster ride at the very well known Coney Island.  It shows their happy nature and fun spirit.  It was great Dj’ing for this fun and happy couple.

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As I was setting up, I couldn’t help but notice the elegant interiors.  Anderson House is a Beaux Arts mansion completed in 1905, and was built to entertain.

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson House  is now a museum and the headquarters of The Society of the Cincinnati, a patriotic organization. It is a beautiful setting for wedding receptions.  It also provides an ideal backdrop to a couple’s special day.

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Hyatt Regency Bethesda Wedding

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

On August 2nd, I had the honor to DJ a brunch wedding at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD.  This upscale hotel over the Bethesda metro station is 4.1 miles from the Washington National Cathedral and 7.5 miles from the White House.

 

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It was truly a beautiful venue and everyone was extremely welcoming.  Although it was a brunch wedding, there was a whole lot of dancing, laughter and enjoyment to make everyone feel as if they were dancing the night away!

Huge thanks Hyatt Regency Bethesda for making this a memorable event. Also, want to thank Bialeks Music for the continuous support.