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 February Love Story

On February 6th, 2016, love was in the air for Rachel Dorsey & Juan David Franco Caballero! The question was asked, and they said “I Do”.  A gorgeous day for a gorgeous wedding! Rachel & David’s wedding was full of the things dreams are made of.

Click on picture below to see a video of Rachel and Juan (Courtesy of Toy Box Productions)
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Their wedding was at the beautiful Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA.  Belmont’s Manor House was once part of the vast land holdings of Lord Fairfax, and is located at the heart of the community.  Designed to exceed expectations, prestigious Belmont Country Club continues the rich historical tradition of more than 200 years, preserving social, business, and sporting pursuits in one of the most beautiful places in Northern Virginia.

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The warm ambiance, historic feel, stunning views, and beautiful landscape create an impressive picture for a wedding.  It was truly a fun and exciting day for not only the couple, but also the wedding guest.  Along with English music, they requested for Spanish music to be played too. There was a lot of dancing that night!

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I am mostly grateful that I got to share my time with Wyatt Hill, a friend and talented DJ.

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Christmas Lights

Even though Aline Dufresne and Seth Glardon married on November 28th, 2015, the spirit of the winter holidays was already in the air.  It was a remarkable view of lights all through out their ceremony and reception.

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Their wedding took place at the beautiful Monaco Hotel.  Situated in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria, the Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel draws from its surroundings to create a one-of-a-kind blend of American tradition and imaginative artistry.

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Rooms are dressed in bright, bold colors that make the Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel pleasantly unforgettable. National treasures such as The White House and National Mall are a short Metro ride away.

 

 

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Aline and Seth’s wedding was absolutely stunning.  I am so grateful to have been a part of their journey.  It was an honor D’jing  for such an amazing and beautiful couple.

Photo’s are a courtesy of Nat Wongsaroj Photography

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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.

 

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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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Who is Michael Cruz?

Michael Cruz, also known as DJ Cuban is a Dj & MC in the DC and Metropolitan area.  He began D’jing at a very early age, back in H.S. and like most Dj’s he started doing small parties, house parties, pool parties, etc. He quickly realized he had a gift for music. He had this thing where he was able to find the songs people liked. A couple of years ago he transitioned into more formal events like weddings. He also coincidently started doing clubs in DC. Today, he considers himself a hybrid of DJ’s because he currently holds a residency at some of the hottest clubs in DC while still being able to do 40-50 weddings a year.

He is really proud and thankful for being able to be so busy as a Dj and MC. One of the things he has learned that sets him apart as a wedding Dj is the fact that he also perform at clubs.  Performing at clubs has opened his world, it has taught him how to mix music how to read the crowd and how to keep a dance floor active for more than 2 hours, which he considers very unique.

“When it comes to mixing and keeping a dance floor busy is an art form that a lot of people don’t have and I’m thankful that I’ve learned throughout the years and hard work that I’m able to keep a dance floor active and people excited and dancing all night long”, Michael says.

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One of his favorite things about weddings is that he gets to experience the unique feeling that people have. It’s a special day; It’s a unique celebration when I can see the energy in the room. People are excited and it makes him really happy to be a part of something so special and so big. There is no other feeling than being able to introduce the wedding party and have the entire crowd in the room stand up and give a big round of applause to the newly weds. As a wedding Dj he’s learned that there are different types of needs. Some people like a DJ who is more active on the dance floor, and inviting people. Other people like a Dj that is not too interactive. He’s able to adapt to the needs. He’s not afraid to get on the dance floor and teach people how to do a line dance. He’s not afraid to get people on the dance floor, because that’s his job. He’s very flexible when creating a play list. He encourages clients to find songs that really mean something to them. Whether it’s a must play list in which these songs will played at the wedding, and he will find the right time to play them. He also encourages them to create a possible list; this is a list of songs that he will find the best time to play them. He may play them, he may not. Most likely he will. This gives him a little flexibility in order to read the crowd and see where the crowd is that night. There’s no one-way to do a wedding. He’s going to give you a general idea. But there are different things he can implement to achieve the dream wedding.

Special thanks to William Garcia and Mynor Ventura for helping with the video.

A Love Union at Cereville Mansion

On Friday, October 9, 2015 a beautiful union of two amazing people took place.  Aijne and Krystal Williams became one in the presence of friends and family.  Their wedding theme came from the show Empire.  It was a true honor to DJ for their wedding.

 

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The wedding took place at the Ceresville Mansion locatedin Frederick, MD 21701. It was built in 1888. It has twenty-five riverside acres with lovely mountain views. It has a garden terrace with reflecting pool and pergola for outdoor gatherings.

 

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The Willard Hotel

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On August 8th Belinda and Charles Barnston celebrated their beautiful union at The Willard Hotel.  A magnificent wedding venue, a historic landmark hotel, neighboring the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, has been faithfully restored to her 1904 Beaux-Arts splendor.  I wish them a lifetime of happiness and love.  I thank them for allowing DMVProDJs be a part of their celebration. 

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“While Washington was built to impress the world, the Willard Wedding was designed to inspire romance. Gracefully orchestrated celebrations of consistent quality, classic elegance, attention to detail, and personalized service are the hallmarks of a Willard Wedding.” – The Willard Hotel

For your enjoyment here are more interesting and historic facts about The Willard Hotel.  Enjoy!

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Diana and Sean’s Epic Wedding 5.23.15 at Sunset Crest Manor, Chantilla VA

 


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I give 100% to each of my weddings. However Diana and Sean’s wedding was super special to me because we became friends before her wedding. She was referred to me by one of her best friends, Karina. Then Diana and her friends would frequently come to visit me at the clubs I spin such as El Centro, and Masa 14. She was very confident that I was going to do a great job at her wedding. She even bragged to all of her guests about me. It was the coolest feeling to walk around her wedding and the guests would stop me and ask me, “aren’t the DJ from El Centro? We can’t wait to hear you spin”. The expectations were extremely high from her and her guests; no pressure right?

The day of the wedding the weather was perfect. The sun was shining, and the breeze was blowing just enough to keep you cool from the sun.

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The ceremony and the dinner were both held outside. It was simply gorgeous!

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The dancing portion of the night was held inside the barn at Sunset Crest Manor. 

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Are you ready to see why I say “Epic”? Check out the video below and see the energy in the room.

 

Diana and Sean’s Wedding Dancing Part 1 from Michael on Vimeo.

It was truly an awesome crowd. Since Diana is from Peru and she also had family there. I made sure to play some of the best peruvian and latin songs. This is one of the things I have learned doing a lot of bilingual weddings. I didn’t record any videos of the latin songs however the energy was as high as the one on these videos.

This last video was one of the last songs I played that night.

 

Diana and Sean’s Wedding Dancing Part 2 from Michael on Vimeo.

 

Most of the pictures on this blog are courtesy of Teresa, the photographer at the wedding. It was a real pleasure working with her as well. Please visit her Facebook page Teresa Arthur Photography and her website www.teresaarthurphotography.com

 

The Venue:

http://www.sunsetcrestmanor.com/

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