When planning your wedding, don’t let the beauty of the setting dictate your music choices! Take a cue from Maryland’s DJ couple Deanna and Aaron. Their November wedding took place in one of the swankiest historic hotels in Baltimore. But that didn’t stop them from picking the music that felt right!

Deanna and Aaron had a religious ceremony at Corpus Christi Church in Baltimore. This absolutely jaw-dropping church is fit for American royalty, with marble, columns, and arches galore. Photographer Emily Chastain caught all of its stately glory. 

After the ceremony, the wedding party moved to the reception site, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. This fantastic 1914 hotel was the perfect setting for the couple’s 1920s-inspired vibe. Aaron got into the swing of things right away, donning a newsboy cap for the ride to the hotel—in a suitably vintage car. 

The Sagamore Ballroom was fully decked out for the party by expert wedding coordinator Drew Vanlandingham of Vanlandingham Design Studio. But honestly, this amazing space doesn't need much help. Draped in soft fabric and aglow with candles and flowers, this vintage ballroom was a delight to behold. And it was a suitably cinematic backdrop for a reception that took inspiration from film and television.

For the wedding party intros, they leaned into a vintage-meets-modern vibe with a remix of Red Right Hand by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. You may be familiar with it as the Peaky Blinders intro song. 

After introducing the extensive wedding party (we counted 22 names on that list!), it was time to welcome the bride and groom. For this music cue, the couple went in a different direction. They chose El Dorado by instrumental and film composers Two Steps From Hell. And for their first dance, they treated everyone to a choreographed dance to the Spanish Tango from The Mask of Zorro film soundtrack. Baltimore wedding DJ Brian Doane said it was unforgettable!

For the parent dances, the couple left the world of film and moved into country territory. Deanna and her father danced to Never Alone by Lady A, and Aaron and his mom danced to Okay Momma? by Connor Jameson. 

Once the dance floor opened up, the crowd was set loose on the Pendry. When they needed a break from the dancing, they headed over to the photo booth (provided by Maryland’s DJ, of course) to take photos as an instant digital memento of the event. 

After a cake cutting to Cake by the Ocean by DNCE and the bouquet toss to Single Ladies by Beyoncé, it was time for the anniversary dance. For this one, they went back in time again with Put Your Head on My Shoulder by that old crooner, Paul Anka. 

By 9:30pm, everyone was happy and worn out. Baltimore wedding DJ Brian Doane had done his part—the dance floor was hopping all night long.

If you want to bring an epic cinema score to your big night, we can help. Expert DJs from Maryland’s DJ will hit every cue, making sure that the most dramatic swells in the music come at just the right time. Contact us today to start planning! 

All photos by Emily Chastain

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022