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Wedding at the Asian Jewels Restaurant in Flushing, New York

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The saying “everything happens for a reason” was true in the case for Kim and Joe.

jewish horah at queens weddingThis couple had their wedding planned at a Restaurant in Brooklyn. Three months before the wedding, the venue gave their date away with no explanation. They had to rush to find another venue and send out invitations.

The wedding took place at the Asian Jewels Restaurant in Flushing, New York and it turned out wonderful.

 

 

 

bride and groom cake cutting at queens weddingLocated in Downtown Flushing, this restaurant could not be more convenient for your guests.

The Long Island Railroad is minutes away, giving your guests easy access to NYC in less than 20 minutes!

The 7 train is also there along with many bus routes, making the restaurant super accessible.

 

 

 

Thankfully, the restaurant is also not far from LaGuardia Airport for the guests who may be flying in from out of town. Citifield also is not far away for people who have not visited the new stadium yet!

 

 

dancing time flushing new york weddingDJ Enrique and MC Johnny ensured the bride and groom had a smooth time planning the music part of their wedding, especially considering the issues they had with switching the venue last minute.

During the cocktail hour, the guests were able to watch a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony which allowed everyone to get to know Chinese culture even better.

 

 

 

Adding parts of your cultural background to your wedding gives guests a unique way to remember your event and get to know you better!

 

 

 

 

father daughter bride dance at queens asain jewels seafood restauThe newlyweds danced for the first time to the song “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. It was then time for the father-daughter dance and they chose the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” while the groom and his mother danced to the classic “Sunshine of my Life” by Stevie Wonder.

During the cake cutting ceremony, the song “Sweetest Thing” by U2 played.

 

 

wedding dancing fun at queens weddingfThe Asian Jewels Restaurant is not only convenient in terms of transportation but in terms of hotels as well.

For guests who are out of town there are plenty of options. Hotels nearby are Marco Hotel and The Parc.

 

 

 

 

Don’t want the party to end after the last dance?

Host your after party right nearby at The One Boutique Hotel! This hotel has a chic, trendy rooftop bar area, complete with Manhattan views and fire pits that will let your guests enjoy themselves into the late night!

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Staten Island Sweet 16 at The Grand Plaza

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A Sweet 16 is the day every little girl gets to feel like a princess!

MC celebrating sweet 16 at the grand plaza in staten islandIts the day where in the eyes of her family and friends, she is “all grown up”. Alexa’s Sweet 16, was a party fit for a princess, with music that ignited the way.

The party was held at the Grand Plaza, of Staten Island, a catering venue, developed around the concept of effortless luxury and imminent style, there is no better place for a Sweet 16 princess to call her castle for a night.

 

 

 

Grand Plaza at Staten Island sweet 16For a party like this, all the stops were pulled out, Alexa and her family chose the Home Run Package, which featured, DJ Steward and MC Hector, as entertainment for the night, as well as 2 televisions to play memories from the years leading up to her special day, there was also a vintage light show which had everyone on the dance floor illuminated.

 

 

 

 

father son dance at staten island sweet sixteenA traditional event at most Sweet 16’s is a candle lighting ceremony, in which the guest of honor, thanks loved ones for being a part of her special day.

Accompanied by each person is a song that best exemplifies her relationship with each person. Alexa’s candle lighting ceremony was consisted of songs which we think will help anyone on their special day, check them out!

 

 

grandpa singing to his grand daughter at her sweet 16 in staten island“Happy” by Pharrell – This is a great song to use when bringing up large groups of friends. “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland – A perfect tune to share with grandparents.

“I Had the Time of My Life” by Billy Medey – Fun for small groups of friends, or a best friend. “You are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder – Perfect song to share with your parents. “I’ll Be there for You” by the Rembrandts – Just the right piece for siblings, young and old. “Perfect Two” – A sweet love song, for a high school sweetheart.

 

DJ Stew & Enrique having fun at Staten Island sweet 16

 

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NYC Wedding at The Manhattan Penthouse

Bride & groom wedding ceremony at The Manhattan Pethouse

Jessica looked gorgeous in her ball gown while exchanging vows with her groom.

 

The Manhattan Penthouse, occupies the entire floor of a historic building, located on the world-famous Fifth Avenue!

For city slickers like Thomas and Jessica, the Manhattan Penthouse was a wonderful location for their autumn wedding. With 360 degree views, stretching from Wall Street to Times Square, sleek wooden flooring and Palladian style windows, your guests will be in awe! You can see the New World Trader Center when looking out of the South windows and The Empire State Building when looking out of the North windows, offering the best of both worlds in NYC.

This venue holds up to 200 people. Wanting the same penthouse-loft feel but have a smaller guest list? No problem! The Alger House is Manhattan Penthouse’s sister venue, catering to more intimate events, with enough space for up to 80 people.

 

wedding dancing at the manhattan penthouseDJ Enrique and MC Jacob got this party started on the right foot and introduced the parents of the couple to “Earth, Wind and Fire” by September and the bridal party danced their way in to Zedd featuring Ariana Grande’s “Break Free”.

 

At this point it was time for the bride and groom to make their way into the reception and were announced in to “Levels “By Avicci!

 

The night started off with the bride and groom having their first dance to the song “Find You” by Zedd’s acoustic version.

 

Dancing Fun with MC Jacob At The Manhattan PenthouseJessica later danced with her father to country singer Tim McGraw’s song “My Little Girl”, followed by her dance with her step-father to another country tune by the Rascal Flatts, called “My Wish”.
The couple kept to the country theme while dancing with their parents. The groom then danced with his mother to Kenney Chesney’s “Don’t Blink”. All of these songs were sure to bring up memories and were the perfect song choices for this couple and their parents!

 

The crowd was excited and was ready to dance the night away. The couple had a liking for 80’s music and disco and BTL DJS had the perfect selection while also mixing in current favorites.

Wedding decorations at The Manhattan Penthouse

Keeping with their autumn wedding.

The bar featured a pumpkin which had the names and descriptions of the couples signature drinks!

 

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the couple decided to have NYC metro cards be the place cards for the guests!

Fun Story: Thomas and Jessica met while on the subway. Thomas thought she was beautiful but didn’t speak to her on the train. Fate would have it that the two were on their way to the same party in Times Square and it was there that Thomas decided to speak to Jessica! To highlight the way they met and their NYC theme, the couple decided to have NYC metro cards be the place cards for the guests! The night ended on a classic note to Frank Sinatra’s famous song “New York, New York”.

 

The Manhattan Penthouse is an awesome location for your guests long after your wedding is over. If you want the festivities to continue on, 230 Fifth has an incredible rooftop bar as well for your after party where your friends and families can continue to celebrate! Union Square is also only one block away! There is also an array of hotel choices to pick from in the nearby area including but not limited to, Hotel 373, Ace Hotel, Andaz Hotel and Langham Place. Of course, you can also make a trip out of it and see major attractions right near-by. Take a walk and view the Empire State Building, the New York Public Library and St. Patrick’s Cathedral to name a few! From the décor, location and top notch service, the Manhattan Penthouse is definitely an A plus choice!

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Jersey Shore Wedding in Eatontown at The Double Tree By Hilton

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Nothing is better than going to the Jersey Shore in the Summer.

With all of the decisions that need to be made when planning a wedding, making the decision to have BTL DJS do their wedding was an easy one! John and Monika got married at the Double-Tree by Hilton Hotel in Eatontown, New Jersey. Monika comes from a Polish and Ukrainian background and John is of Puerto Rican descent. Celebrating both backgrounds was no obstacle for BTL DJS and the wedding was a complete success!

The Eatontown Double-Tree Hotel is conveniently a ten minute drive away from the Jersey Shore beaches, which your guests will appreciate if they want to get away for the weekend of your event!

 

Not only does BTL DJS cater to receptions, but also can meet your needs for the ceremony!

This couple decided to go a non-traditional route for their ceremony. The song played during the ceremony processional was the guitar instrumental version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and the bride walked in to DJ Sammy’s “Heaven” Candle Light mix. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the bridal party and couple walked out to American Authors, “Best Day of My Life”.

After the cocktail hour, it was time for the reception.

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Vince is known to have a great time with the crowd and always brings amazing energy to each party!

 

With a large wooden dance floor, chandeliers and high floral centerpieces decorating the room, it was time for the parents of the bride and groom to enter the reception!

The parents came dancing in to the song “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas followed by the bridal party, entering in with the song “Good Life” by Kanye West.

 

 

 

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The couple then were announced into the party as husband and wife for the first to the song “We Are One” by DJ Assad and Greg Parys.

The happy couple then danced their first dance to “That’s When I Knew” by Alicia Keys.

It was then time for the bride to dance with her father and they chose the classic song “Butterfly Kisses” and the groom danced with his mother to “A Song for Mama”.

 

In an effort to blend together the mixed cultures present at this celebration, DJ Hector played songs by Ukrainian and Polish artists such as Teresa Werner, Natalia Buchynska and Sofia Rotaru.

 

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John removes his bride’s garter to the song “Hot in Here” by Nelly! Derrick Rodriguez Photography

The bride’s family and friends loved hearing songs they were familiar with and the groom’s friends and family also had a blast dancing to Monika’s culture’s music! DJ Hector was sure to equally include salsa and merengue and really represented John’s background as well.

The party closed with Chris Brown’s “Forever” and “Save the Last Dance for Me” by Michale Buble! From start to finish the bride, groom and their friends and family had a blast!

 

 

 

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There are also many different restaurants nearby for guests who may be staying the weekend such as Bangkok House Authentic Thai, Firebirds and Piccola Italia to name a few.

 

 

 

 

All Pictures By Derrick Rodriguez Photography

 

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Vintage Wedding Playlists – 1950s

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For vintage-themed weddings, the 1950s are a popular choice. With jazz ballads, doo wop dance numbers and classic rock n’ roll hits, this decade has the perfect musical mix to set a fun and nostalgic tone. Here are song suggestions for the ultimate retro-inspired reception:

Dinner Music:

Billie Holiday – “It Had To Be You”

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – “Dream a Little Dream of Me”

Santo & Johnny – “Sleepwalk”

Andy Williams – “Love is a Many Splendored Thing”

The Fleetwoods – “Come Softly to Me”

The Five Satins – “To the Aisle”

The Mello Kings – “Tonight, Tonight”

The Duprees – “You Belong to Me”

Cutting the Cake:

Ray Charles – “What’d I Say”

Johnny Otis – “Willie & the Hand Jive”

Bouquet Toss:

Marilyn Monroe – “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”

Dale Hawkins – “Susie Q”

Barrett Strong – “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Garter Toss:

The Solitaires – “This Girl of Mine”

Little Willie John – “Fever”

First Dance:

Frank Sinatra – “Taking a Chance on Love”

The Moonglows – “Sincerely”

The El Dorados – “My Loving Baby”

Johnny Mathis – “Chances Are”

The Drifters – “Dance With Me”

The Flamingos – “I Only Have Eyes for You”

 

Dance Party Starters:

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers – “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”

The Del Vikings – “I Hear Bells (Wedding Bells)”

Chuck Berry – “School Days”

El Musiquero – “At the Hop”

Gene Vincent – “Be Bop A Lula”

Bobby Freeman – “Do You Want to Dance”

Paul Anka – “Diana”

Chuck Berry – “Rock and Roll Music”

Lloy Price – “Stagger Lee”

Dion & the Belmonts – “Teenager in Love”

 

 

Music sets the tone for your wedding, and with so many hits, this playlist is sure to get your guests on

their feet!

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Wedding On East River at The Water Club

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The Water Club, a Zagat rated, New York City restaurant was the ideal location for Christina and Daniel’s wedding.

Set on the East River, along the FDR Drive, the incredible panoramic views will knock your guests off their feet, as were the guests at this special wedding. The Water Club has the chic-edge of the “city feel” along with a cozy atmosphere with their quaint fire place. The Water Club serves award winning, delicious classic American cuisine, specializing in seafood and would be a great choice for a special date night as well.

 

Who says a small wedding can’t be an upbeat-party?

Whether your special event is taking place in a huge ballroom or in an intimate space in a restaurant, BTL DJS is sure to make your event a memorable one, ensuring each person has a blast! Christina and Daniel’s event was no exception! This couple opted for a Wednesday night wedding with about 40 guests in attendance and the evening was filled with dancing, laughter and tons of fun. BTL DJS offers a variety of packages to meet your needs and expectations.

 

Each package brings the very best to each event!

Center piece at Water CLub for weddingDaniel and Christina chose the classic package for their wedding which included a DJ and an MC, and opted for no lighting that come with package. From the Basic package all the way up to the Timeless package, BTL DJS is committed to excellence and bringing your party to life!

 

The bridal party entered the reception to Taylor Swift’s, “Shake it Off”, which really got the couple’s guests pumped up. The newlyweds were announced in with the song “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, getting the crowd really ready to party and dance.

 

The beautiful couple slow-danced to the contemporary song “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. It was then time for the bride and her father to dance and they chose the classic Frank Sinatra song “The Way You Look Tonight” and the groom and his mother danced to “Isn’t She lovely” by Stevie Wonder.

 

The tables at this wedding were decorated with beautiful, white, low centerpieces. The bride looked stunning in her off the shoulder, lace and satin gown while the groom’s style was a nod to the roaring 1920’s with his black and white tuxedo and bow tie and suspenders.

 

bride and groom thank you speech at water club for weddingThe two looked incredibly happy during their cake cutting ceremony with “Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra playing along with “I Can’t Help Myself” by Four Tops. There’s no doubt about it-this couple had a flare for classic and old school style.

 

The elegant ambiance, amazing food, incredible music choices, desirable location and top-notch service made this wedding one to remember. As the evening was ending, BTL DJS continued playing great songs and throwbacks such as the Al Green throwback “Let’s Stay Together” and
Joe Crocker’s “You Are So Beautiful to Me”.

 

The night closed on an appropriate note to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York!” Christina and Daniel’s grand exit was one to remember, complete with guests holding and waving sparklers, cheering and everyone celebrating their new life together!

 

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Photo Credit: The Water Club official Website – wedding page

Don’t want the festivities to end after the last dance?

 

The Water Club provides a perfect option. The Crow’s Nest is the Water Club’s lively outdoor patio and rooftop bar. Here, you and your guests can enjoy great cocktails, amazing views and casual food. Another similar venue to the Water Club is Riverpark and Apella along the east river. Other waterside venues include Giando’s On The Water in Brooklyn as well as Vista Penthouse Ballroom in Long Island City, all featuring amazing views of Manhattan. Hotels near the Water Club include Pod 39, Dumont, and Park South Hotel to name a few that your guests can stay at!

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Fall Wedding at Greentree Country Club (New Rochelle, NY)

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The Bride looked stunning in a sparkling, trumpet style gown.

New Rochelle fall wedding at Greentree Country Club

home run dj package at Greentree country club for weddingLocated on the Long Island Sound with panoramic water front views and a perfectly manicured landscape, the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle was an obvious choice for Agnieska and Thomas.

Designed by the famous architect Stanford White, this opulent mansion offers classical high ceilings, glistening marble floors and full-length windows, offering guests breathtaking views.

 

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Greentree gives couples the option of having an outdoor wedding ceremony overlooking the water along with an outdoor cocktail hour.

 

BTL DJS started the reception off by introducing the bridal party accompanied by the song “Danza Kudoro” by Don Omar.

Sticking with a contemporary theme, the newlyweds were introduced with Lil’ Jon’s, “Turn Down for What”.

dancing at greetree country club in new rochelleIf you are hoping for a wedding with a large variety of music, BTL DJS does just the job.

After the introductions, the bride and her father danced to the legendary Judy Garland’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the groom and his mother danced to the country-style song “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts.

The rest of the evening, the guests partied the night away to artists such as Pitbull, Marc Anthony and David Guetta.

It takes an experienced DJ to be able to include such a wide variety of music and BTL DJS specializes in this area, making sure your night is seamless and all songs played flow together well, ensuring your guests are having a ball!

 

photo booth fun at greentree country club in New Rochelle

Photo booth with fun props brought the crowd together with lots of laughter!

Thomas and Agnieska’s September festivities exuded the elegance of a formal affair yet had fun touches to make their party comfortable and personal.

A photo booth with funky props, amazing music, a gorgeous monogram of their names provided by BTL DJS, endless laughter and a belly dancer made their wedding truly a night to remember!

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This belly dancer added a unique cultural touch to the evening.

 

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Wedding at Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, NYC

 

Cake cutting with bride & groom at Loeb Boathouse

Justin and Sarah had an elegant four-tiered wedding cake and their cake cutting ceremony was accompanied by the appropriate song “Sugar” by Maroon 5.

Nothing says ‘NEW YORK’ quite like Central Park.

Guest enjoying cocktails at Loeb Boat house

Guests laughing and enjoying themselves during the outdoor cocktail hour.

A filming location for the famous movies When Harry Met Sally, Little Manhattan, Sex and the City and many others, The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park is a classic venue and was the perfect choice for Justin and Sarah’s early summer wedding. Offering a great balance of bustling city energy and natural surroundings, it is hard to beat the unique location of this venue.

The bride and groom had a perfect summer day for their June wedding reception. With a beautiful outside area for the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed the fresh air, food, cocktails and of course the views of the lake. Surrounded by trees, flowers and plants this cocktail area is stunning.

 

Choosing the right songs and ‘reading the crowd’ is crucial to having a fun, upbeat wedding. BTL DJS accomplishes this task perfectly with their events and this event was no different! This couple opted for a day-time wedding. Many couples worry about setting their reception for day-time hours, believing they may not get the “party vibe” they are hoping for.

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This is no obstacle for BTL DJS! With their expertise being in helping to create an unforgettable party, BTL accomplishes this each and every time, regardless of the time of day. Picking a variety of songs by artists including but not limited to Coldplay, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Calvin Harris guaranteed that everyone in the room was having a great time and on the dance floor.

 

 

 

Sarah and Justin danced for the first time as husband and wife to “Too Marvelous for Words” and Sarah danced with her father to “The Way You Look Tonight”, both by Frank Sinatra.

When heard into the future, these songs are for sure going to bring many special memories to mind for this couple and their families. During dinner, guests were entertained by instrumental pop songs that kept a light and fun vibe going.

 

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BTL DJS Wedding set up for Sarah & Justin’s Wedding reception

 

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Harlem Sweet 16 at Crystal Ballroom

Sweet 16 candle ceremony at NYC partyThink Paris, black tie and a New York DJ set that had guests on their feet all night. The Crystal Ballroom, Located in NYC’s East Harlem Neighborhood was the location for the occasion, where guests gathered in all black for to celebrate the Sweet 16 of Celeste, who stood out in an all white ensemble.

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This Manhattan sweet sixteen was handled by DJ Nicholas and MC Hector, who delivered nothing short of amazing entertainment with the “Lights Camera Action” package, requested by the clients. Guests moved to the music in sync with an LED light show, and when they took a break from the dance floor captured memories in a Photo Booth provided by Bigger Than Life entertainment.

 

Highlights of the night included Celeste’s entrance done to Trey Songs “Say Ahh”, which got everyone in the mood to start dancing, and of course the Father/ Daughter dance, done to Taylor Swift’s “Never Grow Up”, which brought tears to the crowd.
Photo Booth Fun at Washing Heights Sweet 16

The night never stopped once the dance music started!

 

From artist like Drake, Romeo Santos and Fetty Wap.  BTL DJS also played teen favorites “Watch me Whip” and “Team Little Man Anthem” were just a few of the top 40 favorites, mixed in with classics such as The Temptations, and Motown.

Great music, dancing and an unbeatable location made this night one for the books!

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall Wedding at Mansion at Timber Point in Great River, Long Island NY

Bride & Groom cut their wedding cake at the mansion at timber

Wedding on the Golf Course at the Mansion at Timber Point

bride and groom photo shoot on the golf course at mansion at timberThere’s no reason the bride and groom can’t have it all on their big day, just like Brian and Bella on October 24, 2015. The groom wanted to incorporate sports while the bride wanted the height of elegance. And they got both.

With photo sessions on the golf course and a football on the wedding cake, the sporty atmosphere was present throughout the occasion. But the beautiful venue Mansion at Timber Point in Great River, New York was also classy with full table settings, flowers, candles and the works.

The bridal party entered the reception to the instrumental version of “What My Age” by Blink 182 and the newlyweds later danced to “Calling You” by Blue October.

Song choices are of the utmost importance for a wedding reception.

bride and groom first dance at the mansion at timberThese are songs every bride and groom will remember for the rest of their lives.

When this couple hears “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” they’ll think of the bouquet toss at their wedding. When Sheryl Crow comes on the radio to sing “Sweet Child of Mine,” the groom will remember his dance with his mom.

Manhattan wedding DJ BTL DJS can help you set up the perfect soundtrack for your big day from start to finish. Not only will you choose songs you will remember forever, but you can also get linked up with everything else you need to make the day something you will never forget.

With the best vendors and sites on hand, putting the wedding together is simple. Then, you just have to wait for the big day to unfold.

 

wedding fun with bride & groom at the mansion at timberclose up of the wedding cake at the mansion at timber