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.

 

 

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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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

 

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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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.

 

 

 

 

Wedding at The Key Bridge Marriott

The Key Bridge Marriott

Capital View Room

The Key Bridge Marriott

Capital View Room

The Key Bridge Marriott has spectacular views of Washington DC. The Key Bridge Marriott is where wedding dreams become reality.

On Saturday, August 1st, I DJ’d a wedding at this beautiful venue and it was such an amazing day! Everything about the wedding celebration was fun and effortless, and it seemed like the perfect reflection of a beautiful relationship.

The wedding was held in the Capital View Ballroom, which offers panoramic views of Washington, DC for a picturesque affair.

Getting to experience Washington, DC at one of the most conveniently-located hotels in Arlington, VA, is pretty amazing. It’s located across the river from Georgetown via a pedestrian friendly bridge.  They offer access to the Nation’s Capital, as well as many vibrant Northern Virginia neighborhoods.

Credits:  Thanks to Bialek’s Music for the referral and the continuous support.

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

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Courtesy of: Photos by Sarah Beth 

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