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 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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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.

 

 

A New Year Wedding Celebration

 

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As this year ends, you often reminisce about highlights of the year that soon will come to an end. You want to spend that last day with the people you love the most, family and friends. You think, how can we make the last day of the year worth remembering?

 

 

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For Heather and PK Ewing, it was to get married on December 31st, 2015!  I don’t often get the honor to DJ a wedding on New Years Eve, but this was one that I will remember for many years to come.  It was so much fun spending time with a crowd that was full of laughter, love and lots of energy.

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The wedding took place at the stunning and sophisticated Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

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Reagan Trade Center Wedding

Fort the quintessential DC wedding, the Ronald Reagan Building offers contemporary design, sophisticated interiors, and breathtaking views overlooking Pennsylvania Ave.  With signature spaces to complement ceremonies and receptions of any stature, whether intimate, private or grand, each setting is adorned with soaring ceilings, natural light and stunning architecture.  As reflected in its name, the International Trade Center’s stellar culinary team is uniquely adopt at creating multi-ethnic cuisines with a modern-day twist and their on-site professionals have the experience to make your vision a reality.

 

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Special thanks to Bialek’s Music for referring me to this wonderful couple!

 

 

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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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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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A September Wedding

On September 5, 2015, I witnessed the celebration of Cristina and Marco’s wedding.  It was a day to remember.  As their vows were shared and they were pronounced Husband and wife, both Bride and Groom were ready to get their union celebration started.  I was ready to give them a night to remember.

Marirosa was their photographer, and she did an amazing job capturing every moment.  For more pictures of the wedding visit her Blog.

Cristina and Marco, September 5, 2015

Cristina and Marco, September 5, 2015

The wedding was held at the beautiful Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles.  As the Bride and Groom, along with their wedding party and guest enjoyed their dinner, I played a variety of soft music. From John Legend to Luis Miguel.  Once they were done, they were ready to get the party started!  Their music list was a little bit of everything, from Living on a Prayer (by BonJovi) to Zumba (by Don Omar).  It was a super fun crowd.  It was an honor to have been a part of this beautiful union.

VENDOR TEAM
Ceremony: Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Sterling VA
Reception Venue: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
Photographer: Photography by Marirosa
Associate Photographer: Mindy Moore Photography
Florist: Twinbrook Florist
Invitations: Typecase Industries
Cake: Maria Karina Cakes
DJ: Michael Cruz – DJ Cuban/DMV Pro DJs
Make-up: Brides sister
Hair: G5 Salon – Nina Nguyen 
Brides Dress: Eugenia Couture at Soliloquy Bridal