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



Jersey Shore Wedding in Eatontown at The Double Tree By Hilton

grand entrance with bride and groom at the jersey shore

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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.

Wedding dancing fun at jerdey shore wedding

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.




guest enjoying the music at wedding

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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.


groom removes garter from bride

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