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.

 

 

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 wedding photographer

A wedding photographer can keep your moments of a lifelong commitment to your partner alive forever in beautiful portraits. Who wouldn’t want to get these moments of bliss and happiness captured for their entire life?!

On the last blog post, I missed to give mention to the wonderful photographer who managed to capture every special moment at Rachel and Larry’s wedding on May 30th, 2015. Thank you Sarah Beth

View More: http://photosbysarahbeth.pass.us/rachelandlarrymarried

Courtesy of: Photos by Sarah Beth 

Click for more pictures of Rachel and Larry’s Wedding

 

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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