Stacey and Tim’s Beltsville wedding was a beautiful blending of two families—with a healthy dose of dancehall hits to keep things festive! Stacey and her sons welcomed Tim as an “official” part of the family on this warm July evening. But anyone who knows them could see that no ceremony could make Tim more devoted than he already was.
Tim and Stacey’s wedding was at The Villa in Beltsville, MD. Both ceremony and reception took place in the stunning Grand Ballroom, complete with stately tray ceiling and crystal chandeliers. It has the look of a high-end hotel ballroom without the random hotel guests wandering around!
By holding their wedding and reception at an indoor venue, the couple were able to keep their 100 guests comfortable, away from the July heat and humidity. Our summers are not friendly to wedding cakes or bridal hair. And with photographer Mini Conway on hand to capture those lasting memories, it was important that all the details be juuuuuust right.
The wedding party made their entrance to Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk. Stacey’s processional into the Grand Ballroom was to You Are the Reason by Calum Scott. This was a great example of a processional to a song with lyrics. So many couples choose instrumentals, but lyrics can really work, too! After saying their vows, the party boogied down the aisle to Marry You by Bruno Mars.
When it came time to transition into the reception part of the evening, the couple knew what vibe they were going for—reggaeton, dancehall, and danceable beats. For the wedding party introductions, they chose Give Me Everything by Pitbull (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer). And for Tim and Stacey’s first welcome as a married couple, they chose Beyoncé’s Love on Top. When it came time for the first dance, they went with Queen Celine, and her 90s hit The Power of Love.
After dinner, Tim and Stacey made it very clear that they wanted a reggaeton/dancehall sound for their soundtrack. So Beltsville wedding DJ Steve Hartka opened the dance floor with Hold Yuh by Jamaican reggaeton artist Gyptian. He enjoyed the opportunity to play a unique wedding DJ set, with Jamaican artists like Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel on the playlist.
For the cake cutting, they chose BØRNS 2015 pop song Electric Love. And for the anniversary dance, they went with another pop hit—(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You by NSYNC. For the last song of the night, the happy couple picked Adorn by Miguel. A little loving and a little racy, this was a great choice to cap off a wild dance floor!
DJ Steve was thrilled to bring the reggaeton beats to Tim and Stacey’s big day. Whether your wedding vibe is pop or rock, country or Latin, EDM or classics, the team at Maryland’s DJ can make magic happen. Contact us today to get your wedding date on our calendar!
All photos by Mini Conway Photography
Wednesday, September 22, 2021