There are as many different types of weddings as there are different types of people — meaning there is no end to the variety. Although most weddings include some standard elements, like a ceremony with a professional and a reception with a meal and dancing, there are unlimited ways those parts can be executed. Some weddings even switch up the format, like brunch weddings, passed appetizers instead of dinner, or reception-only events.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with couples at beach weddings, barn weddings, city skyline weddings, and museum weddings. We’ve done backyard weddings and castle weddings, mountain weddings and garden weddings, Harry Potter weddings and winery weddings. We’ve worked with couples all across Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and more.
We like to write up recaps of some of our favorite events to share ideas with other couples and help them to hone in on what they want for their wedding day. Maybe you’ll realize you want a city skyline view for your reception, like Cito and Kelly. Or maybe you’ll want to head out to the Chesapeake Bay for a waterfront wedding, like Hannah and Chris. How about a magical, fantasy-inspired wedding like Cory and Lawrence?
You’ll also find ideas for ceremony music, first dance songs, and father/daughter and mother/son tunes. Plus, we’ll describe some of the uplighting techniques that we’ve used to create a special glow around ceremonies and receptions.
By sharing details of the real weddings that we’ve worked on, we hope you’ll be able to envision what you want for your wedding day, and how we can help to make it happen. All photos in these posts are used with the permission of some of the best local wedding photographers. If you’re looking for info about vendors, check out our Vendor Spotlight series, where we highlight some of the best wedding planners, designers, and photographers in the business!
With a mix of pop tunes and Polish classics by DJ Brian, Justyna and Nick had a uniquely multicultural wedding day at Tidewater Inn.
Maryland wedding DJ (and our founder) Jordan Solender brought his expertise to Summer and Cole’s stunning Chesapeake Bay wedding.
Northern Virginia DJ Brian Doane blended Latin American and pop tunes to satisfy both sides of this diverse family. What could he do for your wedding?
An art gallery venue added a little cool and a lot of class to Cara and Amari’s big day. With photo booth, uplighting, and music by Maryland’s DJ.
No need to choose a single musical genre…Ryan and Rachel mixed it up with Bridgerton vibes for the ceremony and a country twang at the reception.
A fur stole, some unexpected cover tunes, and a lovely historic venue set the stage for Sarah & Joey’s Ellicott City wedding. We loved the track list for this one!
The view of the Baltimore Harbor wasn’t the only beautiful sight at Terra & Christian’s wedding…check out this gorgeous couple!
Maryland wedding DJ Mike “Q” was on hand to keep the party going at Dan & Jennie’s classy wedding at Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, Maryland!
Both the ceremony and reception sites for this Baltimore wedding were absolutely breathtaking…and the bride and groom didn’t disappoint either!
A Rockville DJ’s game-time decision helped make this beautiful brunch wedding a success. (That, and plenty of showtunes!) A perfect Rockville, MD wedding!
The crowd at Cara and Tyler’s wedding started dancing before dinner and didn’t stop until last call. Get all the details on this EDM party near Richmond, VA!
Happy couple Christin and Nate had a gorgeous barn celebration at Historic Ashland. Pennsylvania DJ Ryan Carr was on-hand to cue up the tunes!
An industrial wedding venue and a mix of indie pop and classic wedding favorites made this wedding a standout with a packed dance floor and big smiles.
This classy Washington, DC wedding at the Greek Revival DAR Constitution Hall was half elegance, half fun. DJ Steve kept the party going all night!
A former warehouse-turned-venue served as the site for this gorgeous Baltimore wedding. A soundtrack of indie covers and pop hits kept the crowd dancing all night!
Too-cool couple Tracie & Felix threw one heck of a party at Baltimore’s The Winslow. Featuring a raffle, a wardrobe change, and some epic breakdancing!
Ben and Natasha mixed a historic country club venue with some delightful indie song choices. Tunes and MC by Virginia wedding DJ Steve Hartka!
Couple Kerry and Jake brought boho vibes and major smiles to their wedding at Kent Island Resort. Music handled masterfully by Maryland wedding DJ Mike Q!
Private social clubs may evoke images of fussy blue-hairs and string quartets. But this crowd proved that you can bring the night club to the private club!
Chad and Cassie had perfect June weather for their Chesapeake Bay wedding. Pasadena wedding DJ Mike Q turned up the heat on this bayside dance floor!
Couple Emily and Charlie brought a unique spin to their barn wedding, while Leesburg wedding DJ Steve brought the party! Get inspired by their special DIY details.
Baltimore wedding DJ Mike “Q” Stock turned this classy museum into a dance hall for the night. With a top-notch vendor team, the couple could just sit back and relax.
Virginia wedding DJ Steve Hartka had a blast celebrating with old pal Ally and her new husband, JD. The historic Clifton Inn didn’t know what hit it!
Baltimore wedding DJ Steve Hartka kept the energy up at this beautiful wedding! This party showed that classy ballroom how to have a good time.
Northern Virginia DJ Jordan Solender has now DJ’d TWO weddings in this family…how many more can he add to the list? Check out gorg photos by Candice Adelle!
Get married on New Year’s Eve, and the whole world will celebrate with you! Peak at this fun and fabulous Baltimore wedding, and you’ll want to get hitched on NYE too.
Baroque music and a blending of families were the agenda of the day for David & Renata’s wedding at historic Elkridge Furnace Inn!
Couple Matt and Maytal turned the Baltimore Four Seasons into an Israeli dance club for the night. The party went for four hours without a break!
Fun-loving couple Deanna & Aaron brought the grandeur of film to their November wedding with music from some of their favorite movies. Get all the details!
Kara and Kyle brought the Renaissance Festival to a charming little bread and breakfast on the waterfront. Havre de Grace didn’t know what hit it.
Stevenson, MD wedding DJ Steve Hartka helped this wedding party turn into an EDM club for the night. Check out the energy and get inspired!
Part timeless elegance in an art deco venue. Part alt-rock Sunday night dance party. Washington DC DJ Jordan brought the magic from a truly extra DJ booth!
A historic venue and classical music. A packed dance floor with tons of pop hits. This Baltimore wedding was a perfect blend of old and new!
With views of the Chesapeake Bay and a heck of a playlist, this late summer wedding brought the dance party to Cambridge, MD!
What does a wedding full of actors and singers look like? Well it’s a heck of a party. Mike & Amaya’s Oxford, MD wedding was fueled by show tunes and love!
Wedding DJ Jordan brought fun and frivolity to this luxurious ballroom affair. Costume changes, choreographed dances, and more!
A beautiful day at a beautiful venue with beautiful people! Frederick wedding DJ Steve brought the beautiful sounds to complete this picturesque day.
This beautiful California couple had a few surprises up their sleeves when it came to their song choices. Lots of laughs ensued at a stunning Virginia farm venue!
Stacey and Tim asked for reggaeton and dancehall music for their Beltsville wedding. And DJ Steve Hartka delivered! Get all the details on this fun-filled day.
This Baltimore wedding was an extravaganza of love, disco, and divas. Find out how DJ Steve brought his pun A-game, and get some table number inspo.
This wedding was wrapped up by 4:15 PM, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a blast! Get the details on this College Park wedding with Maryland’s DJ.
A laid back wedding in a historic Ellicott City venue. Maryland’s DJ helped the couple celebrate their wedding reception with family, friends, and great tunes.
Beaming couple Bobbi & Kirsten celebrated their wedding in Annapolis’ Quiet Waters Park. Annapolis wedding DJ Steve was on hand to keep the party pumping!
This June bayside wedding hummed with strings and bounced with pop, dance, and rock tunes. Cambridge MD wedding DJ Jordan brought the dance floor to life!
Classical, rap, and everything in between were on the musical docket at William & Tricia’s Kent Island wedding. DJ Steve played a surprise mash-up that wowed the bride!
Bethany and Mike combined a classy, timeless venue with a thoroughly unique playlist for a wedding all their own. Read about their music choices & amazing photographer!
A gorgeous river-front venue and a DC wedding DJ who saved the day! Get the details on Julie & Roy’s Dockmaster Building wedding at District Wharf!
Callie & Daniel planned to wed in Baltimore, but COVID changed their plans. Check out their beautiful seaside wedding on Kent Island instead!
Allie and Pete said their vows looking across northern Virginia’s wine country. Get the details about this stunning barn wedding and Pete’s surprising talent...
Happy couple Steve & Erica said “I do” among the roses at Antrim 1844. Learn about their song choices and the surprising special guest at their Maryland wedding.
See the stunning views at Denissa and Conner’s Rochelle VA hilltop wedding! DJ Ryan got to groove to the couple’s unique music choices and everyone had a blast.
Pasadena, MD wedding DJ Steve brought pop and country tunes together for Allayne & Stephen’s big celebration. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple.
Central Maryland wedding DJ Steve brought the Latin spice to Juan & Jessica’s wedding! Held at historic Antrim 1844, this special day was classy and caliente.
This sports-loving couple had a ball at their January wedding at Rosewood Farms in Elkton
We had a fun time being a part of Sara & Michael's Rosewood Farms wedding! DJ Steve Hartka brought the party and the guests brought the moves. Check it out!
Frederick wedding DJ Steve was happy to comply with this gaming couple's unique and lovely music requests in this Ceresville Mansion wedding!
Tina and John didn’t let a little thing like weather get in the way of their perfect beach wedding. When things don’t go exactly how you imagined, just pivot and enjoy!
Annapolis wedding DJ Brian Doane kept this intimate party of 25 on the dance floor all night! Though it was a small group, they had the energy of a huge crowd.
Matt & Christine’s Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay wedding had everything a seaside wedding needs — an ocean breeze, killer Eastern Shore DJ, and lots of love.
Maryland’s DJ was thrilled to provide the entertainment at Steve & Renuka’s October micro wedding! Read about this sweet, intimate wedding on a Gaithersburg farm.
Brock and Theresa’s Springfield Manor wedding took advantage of the fall foliage at this Maryland winery and distillery. Just the best Frederick wedding DJs killin it!
Baltimore wedding DJ Jordan Solender helped Stephanie & Matthew to say “I do” in style at the historic Belvedere Hotel. Learn about this classy winter wedding!
Zephan and Mollye’s Historic London Town wedding was a joy from start to finish, and their Annapolis wedding DJ kept the crowd moving all night long!
We were honored to be Emily & Toby’s Washington DC wedding DJ! Great music choices, a stunning venue on the Potomac, and the nicest couple you could hope to meet!
A sunny summer day on the Chesapeake Bay? It doesn’t get any better. Learn about Natalie & Shawn’s Annapolis Maritime Museum wedding with Maryland’s DJ!
Mike and Dang’s wedding venue changed not once but twice. Fortunately, this adaptable couple’s Swan Harbor Farm wedding was a smashing success.
Beautiful views and amazing tunes were the order of the day at Mic & Corie’s Wisp Resort wedding. Learn about their special day at this gorgeous venue!
Jordan and Christine’s Springfield Manor Wedding was a beautiful celebration of love — just what we needed in this crazy season!
Rebekka & John’s Idiom Brewing wedding was a beer-filled bash to remember! Beautiful photos by Frederick photographer Brittany Defrehn!
This Bleues on the Water wedding was close to our hearts — the groom’s brother was our own Steven Hartka! Check out the color-coordinated masks!
For our first wedding back after COVID-19, we celebrated with Jake & Stephanie at Antrim 1844. See how it went! (Spoiler - it was awesome.)
A Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding on a gorgeous September day? Sign us up! Brett and Maggie’s big day was full of sun and smiles, and we loved being part of it.
Josh and Becky’s summer wedding at Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort almost made it feel like life was back to normal. Check out this seaside celebration!
Matthew and Allison’s July Rosewood Farms wedding took advantage of this venue’s gorgeous views and chic modern barns.
Goodbye wedding season, hello minimony season! Hannah & Justin’s exclusive yet welcoming minimony showed us how beautiful a small wedding can be.
This November wedding had it all — gorgeous couple, family and friends, and a dance party that lasted all night. Check out Becky & Matt’s 1840s Plaza wedding!
A misty day at Bluemont Vineyards turned a September wedding into a dreamy vision. Check out all the photos by the talented Savannah Brown.
Jen & Joe’s Springfield Manor wedding in Frederick, MD was one for the books — hilarious parents, wild dancing, and a gorgeous venue!
Cito and Kelly’s Potomac View Terrace wedding overlooking Washington D.C.’s National Mall was a sight to see. Breathtaking photos by Procopio Photography!
We love every event, but DJing an old friend’s wedding was a special treat. See how Connor and Raquel’s made their wedding at The Suburban Club unique!
Hannah and Chris’ perfect fall wedding at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay was a blast! Beautiful venue, sweet couple, crazy dance party - they had it all!
Kacie and Shawn’s gorgeous September wedding was one of our all-time favorites! When you work in the wedding industry, as we do, you make friends with other popular wedding vendors in the area. Shawn is a videographer who we commonly see at weddings.....
We can’t say enough good things about Lindsay and Zach’s stunning July Wedding. It was definitely one of a kind. This couple knew what they wanted and totally went for it.
Veronique and Jason’s July wedding was definitely one for the books. There’s just not anything better than an awesome couple tying the knot at a gorgeous location and then hosting an epic after-party.
We had a blast at Valerie and Richie’s stunning June wedding. The weather was perfect, the guests really knew how to party, and we know the bride! Valerie is a wedding photographer and we see her at weddings all the time. You know Maryland’s DJ is the best of the best when other wedding vendors choose you for their own weddings!
Literally, how are Leila and Mark so cute?! We need someone to tell us for real! These lovebirds had the cutest backyard wedding on a sunny day in June. They are so fun, precious, and, easy to work with— they made DJing for them an absolute breeze!
Maura and Atit’s classic June wedding was absolutely stunning. From the ceremony to the reception, and everything in between, every detail was perfectly planned to fit their individual styles. The couple was able to bring together a blend of American and Indian traditions that suited them to a tee.
Maryland’s DJ was so happy to get to be a part of Sam and Andrew’s gorgeous June Wedding! The weather was beautiful, the couple was so in love, and the guests loved to party, is there anything better?! Working with Sam and Andrew was a lot of fun, they asked for fun songs to motivate their guests to get moving and we were happy to oblige!
Jamie and Byron’s May wedding was such a blast! They were married in the backyard of their family’s beautiful home in Maryland, and we couldn’t have pictured anything more perfect for this down to earth couple. The weather was beautiful and sunny, which set a perfect scene for their lovely day. They planned a fun, energetic celebration for their big day, and it went off without a hitch. We loved getting to bring a special air of exciting energy to their reception.
Christine and Brad’s beautiful D.C wedding was the perfect mix of eclectic and elegant. After a gorgeous first look, and a flawless ceremony, the reception was a huge hit! We helped the couple choose the perfect indie playlist to help set a mood for their guests that would be fun, but classic and relaxing. The venue overlooked the Navy Yard in D.C and was on the first beautiful spring day of the year, so we were really excited to get to be a part of their Big Day!
Jamie and Teri’s wedding was so much fun! Right from the start, we knew we were in for a good time with these gorgeous brides. From their choice in music right down to the Harry Potter Cake topper, they created a wedding day that was just perfect from beginning to end, and we were so happy they chose us to be a part of it.
Ending the night with a rock concert this wedding was full of Blink 182, Sum 41, and a small mosh pit haha. Brandon & Hanna had such an amazing crowd, and we hopefully get to party with them soon. Thanks for the five-star review! See our favorite pics from Casey Crowe Taylor and the rest of our vendor roll call below!
Cory and Lawrence had a fun-filled Harry Potter wedding at Pennsylvania’s Parque at Ridley Creek. Check out all the details that brought the magic to life!
Deb and Josh’s magical November wedding was something out of a fairytale. The day was absolutely perfect— held at the gorgeous Overhills Mansion in Baltimore on a beautiful fall day, and complete with subtle Harry Potter details— we couldn’t have imagined anything more fitting for these two love birds. We loved getting to be a part of their big day!
Allison and Brandon’s outdoor October wedding was a picture perfect fall ceremony. The wedding party wore deep burgundy and navy, the weather was beautiful and crisp, and love was in the air. We worked closely with the bride and groom to choose music that would suit their personalities and every detail of the day turned out perfectly. We were so glad they asked us to be a part of it.
Ryan and Kristen’s wedding was such a joy to be a part of. This couple is so full of life and laughter, it is impossible to not have a good time when they are around. We had so much fun working with them and bringing a fun and energetic atmosphere to their reception was easy with a couple like this! Their September wedding was at the stunning Elkridge Furnace Inn here in Maryland. We couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful location for a fall wedding.
John and Lilly’s summer wedding was an absolute blast to be a part of! The couple was so full of love and laughter, it was infectious! We had so much fun celebrating this gorgeous couple and were so glad they chose Maryland’s DJ to bring the energy to their reception.