Here are our real weddings from the weekend of August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd 2009 - enjoy!


 

Lara and Michael, 8/22/2009 - Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, MD

DJ:  Evan Reitmeyer

The setting:  One of our very favorite wedding venues, the Tavern Ballroom at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

The first dance:  They didn't have one!  The bride and groom were very non-traditional, and opted to give the official "first dance" to the bride's parents, who never had one at their wedding.  It was cute!

The playlist:  Amazing.  Michael and Lara put a lot of work into the list, and it showed.  Tons of indie music and oldies had me digging in the crates for their requests, and I didn't play a single song not on their list except for two songs between the cocktail hour list and the dinner list.  Here's a taste:  Belle & Sebastian, Lykke Li, Pulp, Ladytron, Pixies, Depeche Mode, LCD Soundsystem...  Had me mixing the entire night.

The guests:  Definitely a mix of young and old, and a heavy contingent of friends from Maryland and New York, where the bride and groom live. 

Outstanding vendors:  Teresa Hunter and her staff at the Beach Club were, as always, totally on point and didn't miss a beat.  Plus, I got to catch up with one of my favorite wedding friends, photographer Amy Deputy!

Here's a funny picture of the bride and groom -- Amy set up a big "photo booth" next to the bar and the guests had a blast dressing up and being funny.  You can check out some more pictures on Amy Deputy's Blog!

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding DJ by Amy Deputy

 


 

Julia and Adam, 8/22/2009 - Halcyon House, Georgetown, Washington, DC

DJ:  Jeff Brown

The setting:  The unique, three-level Halcyon House easily accommodated the wedding, even when rain forced the ceremony inside!

The first dance:  "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

The music:  A mix of oldies and classics, rock and top 40 -- the guests danced before dinner and throughout the night, kicking things off with a fun Hora and ending with a rousing rendition of "Shout."

A touching moment:  There were six toasts in all, a highlight of which was the best man's very heartfelt comments.

A beautiful tradition:  The groom's grandfather did a very nice blessing of the Challah.


 

 

Bia and Steve, 8/22/2009 - American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

DJ:  Anthony Simpson

The setting:  Always unique, the American Visionary Art Museum was one-of-a-kind and offered its new exhibits for guests to visit throughout the wedding.

The first dance:  "Do You Remember" by Jack Johnson

The food:  A delicious Mongolian barbecue buffer, offering full grills stocked with a variety of meats and seafood.  It was definitely a hit with the guests!

The music:  Lots of Motown, 90s and a few current hip hop hits.

A special moment:  The Hora was a lot of fun -- the guests really got into it and it was a pleasure to watch!

Outstanding vendors:  Cate Buscher of Plan It Perfect Events did a wonderful job of pulling everything together, and I had a great time working with wedding photographers Maria Vicencio and Drew Miller!