Happy couple Joe and Jackie had one of the sweetest weddings of the summer. The event took place at Accelerator Space, an industrial wedding venue near Baltimore’s Belvedere Square Market. A repurposed auto dealership, this lovely space has thrown off its mechanical roots and blossomed into a fabulously chic venue.
Inside the Main Room, refinished hardwood floors maintain a rustic patina from decades of use. Exposed ceiling joists lend industrial flair, while huge windows and a beautiful skylight let in plenty of light during the day. The Den is another venue room, creating a cozy space for cocktail hour or smaller ceremonies. A wood floor and shiplap climbing up the walls make it warm and inviting.
On the roof, a discrete patio is lit with bistro lights and creates an outdoor option for cocktails or intimate ceremonies. And a ramp outside (harkening back to the auto dealership days) is pretty enough to incorporate into your sendoff.
For a June wedding in Baltimore like Joe and Jackie’s, we certainly understand choosing an indoor venue. Days can get warm, but the real killer is that summer humidity…not that you could tell from these two. They look cool as cucumbers.
Jackie swept into the Main Room for the ceremony looking stunning in a gauzy floral gown. Her processional song was Living Hour’s cover of Dreams, originally by The Cranberries. For their recessional, the couple chose the classic This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole.
After cocktail hour in the cozy den, the party moved back into the Main Room which was flipped from ceremony site to reception venue. The bride and groom entered to Love on Top by Beyoncé, which always gets people fired up.
For their first dance, they chose Take Care by Beach House—a dreamy pop tune which you should really listen to if you haven’t yet. In fact, listen to the whole album. For the parent dances, the couple chose classics: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor for the father/daughter dance, and What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong for the mother/son dance.
Throughout the evening, fabulous photographer John Heredia was on site to capture it all. He got beautiful shots of the couple, but also plenty of images of this wild dance floor…including this move. Are they stretching? Is it some kind of choreographed lunge? We may never know, but we dig it.
Joe and Jackie were positively beaming at each other throughout the entire night. No one got dragged to this altar—you can tell that they were both positively racing toward it. It was such a joy for us to help with this wedding…especially because Baltimore wedding DJ Steve Hartka had a connection to the bride, as his boyfriend used to be her hair stylist. And that’s a bond that we took very seriously.
Whether you went to high school with Maryland’s DJ founder Jordan Solender, or you just found us through a Google search, you’ll get the same careful attention and unlimited planning sessions leading up to your big day. Contact us to check on our availability and get connected with one of our expert DJs to bring the energy to your dance party!
All images by John Heredia Photography
Monday, November 14, 2022