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Staten Island Sweet 16 at The Grand Plaza

Grand Plaza at Staten Island sweet 16

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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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

bride and groom first dance at Water ckub for wedding

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!

 

Sparkeler send off at water club for nyc wedding

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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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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