The coronavirus pandemic has affected more than just our ability to DJ weddings. It’s hit pretty close to home, too.

Our own Steven Hartka, DJ extraordinaire and musical pantomath (look it up), had to see his brother and future sister-in-law postpone their original wedding date. But good things come to those who wait! This couple’s September 5th wedding was everything we could have hoped for. 

The big day took place at Bleues on the Water in Glen Burnie. This beautiful waterfront venue has a spectacular ceremony site overlooking Big Burley Cove. There are four shimmering fountains just past the wedding arch that make rainbows in the sun. 

The whole day was saved for posterity by Hamilton Photography, an award-winning photography team based in Annapolis. 

Photo by Hamilton Photography

The bridal party came down the aisle to All of Me by John Legend. Then the bride’s procession followed, accompanied by the classic Canon in D by Pachelbel. After the vows were said and the tears were dried, Beyonce’s Love on Top was the signal to everyone that the party had begun! 

A waterfront cocktail hour gave everyone a chance to enjoy a drink, and then it was time for the reception. 

Having a DJ in the family is nice, but Steven had urgent things to do on his brother’s wedding day. So the DJ booth was manned by Brian Doane and Ebi Amir instead. 

Inside one of Bleues on the Water’s ballrooms, the party got started. The bridal party entered the ballroom to Redbone’s Come and Get Your Love, which always gets people moving. Then Stephanie and Thomas had their first dance. Their song was Real Love Baby by Father John Misty, who we think doesn’t get enough wedding play! 

Photo by Hamilton Photography

After dinner, the Maid of Honor and Best Man did their toasts, and then it was time for parent dances. Stephanie and her dad danced to Dance with My Daughter by Jason Blaine, and Thomas danced with his mom to Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. 

Then it was time to open the dance floor! With a reduced guest list for this Bleues on the Water wedding, the group was able to keep their distance. But when they all got together, they had color-coordinated masks to rely on. 

Photo by Hamilton Photography

There were some fun tunes keeping the dance floor moving! Must play songs included: 

When the night was over, the happy bride and groom were sent off to Bruno Mars’ Marry You.

We were so happy to celebrate with Thomas and Stephanie, and to show Steven our support on his brother’s big day! 

If you’re planning an upcoming wedding, minimony, or microwedding, we want to hear from you! Contact our team and let us know how we can help make your wedding day perfect.

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Friday, September 18, 2020