A chilly winter’s night, a beautiful historic Baltimore wedding venue, and some outstanding music choices — that’s our idea of a good time!
Maryland’s DJ couple Stephanie & Matthew’s February wedding at The Belvedere in downtown Baltimore was one for the books. This 1902 Beaux Arts beauty with its glittering ballrooms and stately staircase is one of the best wedding venues in Baltimore.
On-hand to capture the magic was photographer Bradley of Bradley Images. His pictures highlight the love between Stephanie and Matthew, and the joy of their family and friends.
The ceremony took place up on the venue’s 12th floor in the Grand Ballroom with its high ceilings, white columns, and sparkling chandeliers. The couple chose some gorgeous classical pieces for their ceremony, starting with the Adagio from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major for the bridal party entrance. Then for the bride’s processional, they chose Edward Elgar’s Salut D’amour, Op. 12, as played by cello virtuoso Yo Yo Ma.
After the beautiful ceremony, they switched over to more modern music, with George Harrison’s
What is Life for the party’s recessional. Everyone moved over to the Platinum Ballroom for cocktail hour, giving the hotel team time to flip the Grand Ballroom for the reception to come. The couple asked their Baltimore wedding DJ to stick to Rat Pack tunes for a mid-century swing during cocktails.
When the Grand Ballroom was ready, the bridal party made their reception entrance to Redbone’s Come and Get Your Love. Then the happily married couple were introduced to the fun Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede.
Stephanie and Matthew requested soft purple & blue uplighting around the ballroom during the evening, which we were happy to provide. Uplighting is a great way to give a ballroom a different look, which is especially helpful when the ceremony and reception are in the same space. With white table linens, tall arrangements of white roses, and the blue and purple glow, the Grand Ballroom looked completely different for the reception!
For their first dance, Stephanie and Matthew chose famous doo-wop group The Harptones’ Life is But a Dream. Then Stephanie and her father danced to Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles, followed by Matthew and his mom’s dance to Forever Young by Rod Stewart.
When it was time to open the dance floor, we learned how much fun this crowd was. This group came ready to party, and the bride and groom’s song choices certainly didn’t hurt. The “must play” list included some great funk, soul, and pop tunes like:
- Runaround Sue by Bobby Darin
- Brick House by The Commodores
- September by Earth, Wind and Fire
- Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
- Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
But there were some choices from the late aughts as well, like Juvenile’s Back That Ass Up and Danza Kuduro by Don Omar fest. Lucenzo.
When the festivities ended at midnight, the whole crew had partied hard. Tired and happy, they sent the bride and groom off with all their love and well wishes.
We know how much time and energy you put into your wedding day, so let us take care of the music and lighting for you! As your premiere Baltimore wedding DJs, we’ll make sure every song suits the style and personality of your wedding day. Have some questions or ready to get started? Contact us online or call us at 301-968–0965.
We were really impressed with how Stephanie and Matthew were able to put together a day that was classic and elegant but still a ton of fun! Their entrance song was Blue Swede which was the perfect way to get everyone in the right mindset for an awesome party. It’s so fun for us at Maryland’s DJ to find the right mix of music that will honor and celebrate the love the couple shares and get an awesome party started! We loved every aspect of Stephanie and Matthew’s wedding day and are so happy for the beautiful couple!
We know how much time and energy you put into your wedding day, let us take care of the music and lighting for you! At Maryland’s DJ, we’ll make sure every song fits the style and personality of your wedding day perfectly. Have some questions or ready to get started? Contact us at www.marylandsdj.comor call 301 -968–0965
Vendor roll call: Photos: Bradley Images | Venue: The Belvedere Hotel Baltimore| DJ : Jordan Solender, Maryland’s DJ
Wednesday, December 9, 2020