Saturday night belonged to Mr. & Mrs. Mroz aka Jessica & Michael! The biggest day of their lives and it all took place at the Sheraton Baltimore North located in Towson. The festivities began with a ceremony led by Officiant Heather Saul followed by a cocktails and appetizers. DJ Frank Marsden made the formal introductions of the Bridal Party and the newlyweds while playing “Happy” by Pharrell Williams for the Parents, “Treasure” by Bruno Mars for the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen and “Bad Boys” by Inner Circle for Jessica & Michael. A first dance to “Never Stop” by Safetysuit happened after the introductions and toasts by the Best Man & Matron of Honor preceded a buffet meal. As the last few tables made their way through the buffet line, the Bride and her Father danced to “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle, then she danced with her Mother to Mark Harris’s “Find You Wings”. Michael and his Mother followed with a dance to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. A cake cutting/smash then happened as “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies was played and then we moved right into the apron dance with Jessica & Michael both dancing with family and friends to songs by Randy Newman, Lee Ann Womack, Eric Clapton and Harry Connick, Jr.. The rest of the evening was simply a party with songs by House Of Pain, Whitney Houston, AC/DC, The Clash, Cupid, Elvis Presley, Pitbull and many more filling the air. The celebration ended with everyone joining Mr. & Mrs. Mroz for one last dance to Michael Buble’s version of “Save The Last Dance For Me”. DJ Frank worked with some great vendors; Darrell McDavid Photography and the Selfie Stop Photo Booth and we thank them. We couldn’t be happier for Jessica & Michael and we wish them a lifetime of good vibes and great tunes!
Friday night in Havre de Grace, MD, Lauren & Michael became Mr. & Mrs. Benning! Their ceremony and reception were held along the banks of the Chesapeake Bay at La Banque de Fleuve, a 19th century bank, that has been fully restored in all of the decadence and beauty of its original state. The Serafin String Quartet performed the processional and recessional for the ceremony and then DJ Frank Marsden took over for cocktails and the rest of the celebration. Cocktails and appetizers were served after Lauren & Michael said “I do” and then the Bride & Groom were formally introduced in to the reception to Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance”. The newlyweds then danced to “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. A blessing by the Groom’s Stepfather preceded a buffet meal provided by the nice folks from MacGregor’s Restaurant & Catering. The Groom’s Brother/Best Man proposed a toast to Lauren & Michael just before the dancing started. Music from artists such as Will Smith, Queen, Usher, The Beatles, MC Hammer, Jennifer Lopez and many more were requested by the Bride & Groom and guests. The newlyweds cut their cake as a version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Andrea Bocelli & Katherine McPhee was played. Lauren tossed her bouquet while “Single Ladies” by Beyonce was played and then Michael removed and tossed his wife’s garter to Nelly’s “Hot In Here”. Just before heading outside for the sparkler send off, guests joined the Bride & Groom for one last dance to “Save The Last Dance For Me” by The Drifters. Last night’s festivities came together with the help from the McGregors staff, Photographer Becca Neufeld, Editing Life Videography, Serafin String Quartet and Sweet Eats Cakes. Congratulations and lots of love to the new Mr. & Mrs. Benning!
A magical evening was had at the Baltimore Museum of Art last night as Pamela & Andrew became husband and wife. Their ceremony, cocktails and reception were held in the museums majestic Fox Court, located up the front steps and just inside the historic Merrick Entrance. It is an exquisite neoclassical room featuring a soaring coffered ceiling supported by elegant Ionic columns. Following their vows, the pronouncement of their marriage and a recessional to the Vitamin String Quartet’s version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, the newlyweds joined their families and friends for cocktails and appetizers. Pam & Andrew were formally introduced in to their reception by DJ Frank Marsden as he played Lynden David Hall’s take on “All You Need Is Love”. Their first dance came next and they danced to “Carolina In My Mind” by James Taylor. A welcome by Pamela’s parents preceded a incredible three course meal provided by Chef’s Expression. Toasts by the Bride’s Maid of Honor and the Groom’s Brother and Best Man took place during dinner, while a Father/Daughter dance to Patrick Wilson’s “Breeze Off The River” and a Mother/Son dance to “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Frank Sinatra all took place as dinner was wrapping up. DJ Frank invited folks to join the Bride & Groom for the cake and pie cutting before inviting both families to join in the traditional Hora Dance. The rest of the evening was a dance celebration with songs by Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, The Commodores, Will Smith, Usher, Michael Jackson and many more filled the air and brought a large majority of the guests to the dance floor. We did slow it down a few times and one of those dances was a Mother/Daughter dance to “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones. All Mothers and their children were invited to join Pamela and her Mother. The final set of the night packed the dance floor as hits by House of Pain, Journey and Neil Diamond closed out a super fun party. We couldn’t have done it alone so we thank the nice people from Chef’s Expression Caterers, Jason Putsche Photography, Flowers and Fancies and the nice staff of the BMA. Congratulations to Pamela & Andrew and cheers to both of you as we wish you a lifetime of happiness and excellent tunes!
The Cloisters Castle in Lutherville, MD was the perfect location for Sarah & Howard’s wedding and celebration. Yesterday’s festivities began with a ceremony held in the Castle’s outdoor garden patio. After reading their vows to each other, Officiant Simmone Marsden had Sarah & Howard seal their commitment of love with a kiss before “Tous les garçons et les filles” by Francoise Hardy was played for their recessional. Everyone moved inside for cocktails and the formal introduction of the Bridal Party. Iggy Pop’s “Passenger” was played by DJ Frank Marsden as he introduced everyone to their tables followed by a wonderful stations style meal provided by our friends from Zeffert and Gold Catering. Folks enjoyed a relaxed, extended meal and music from artists such as Tears For Fears, Modest Mouse, The Cure, Ultravox and others. Sarah welcomed and thanked everyone for being a part of their big day before she and her husband cut their cake and “Opium Tea” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds was played. The celebration turned into a dance party with DJ Frank working from the Bride & Groom’s playlist and fielding requests for songs by David Bowie, Little Richard, Bruce Springsteen, Gipsy Kings, Johnny Cash, Beastie Boys and many more. We loved the diversity in Mr. & Mrs. Brown’s playlist and so did their guests! Sarah tossed her bouquet at the end of the evening while “Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place) by Talking Heads was playing and then to wrap up a wonderful night, “La La Love You” by The Pixies was played next. It was so nice to meet Sarah & Howard and help them create their vision. We thank them and their great vendor team: Officiant & Wedding Coordinator, Simmone Marsden, Zeffert and Gold Catering, SugarBakers Cakes, Kate Ann Photography, Editing Life Videography and the friendly Cloisters Castle Staff.
Katlin & Dave’s Fall themed wedding yesterday at the Vineyard of Mary’s Meadows in Darlington, MD was wonderful! The festivities got started at 4 pm with a ceremony behind the Vineyard’s barn. Officiant Debbi Mullinix of More Than Words Wedding Officiant guided Katlin & Dave through their vows and pronounced them husband & wife just before Justin Moore’s “Til My Last Day” played for the recessional. Family and friends then enjoyed cocktails and appetizers in the barn’s lower level and outside on the patio prior to being invited to the upper area of the barn for the introduction of the Bridal Party. DJ Frank Marsden welcomed everyone and then introduced parents and the Bridal Party in to Florida Georgia Line & Nelly’s “Cruise” and were followed by the new Mr. & Mrs. Swank as they were walked in to “Whomp (There It Is)” by Tag Team. They then danced their first dance as a married couple to Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One”. Toasts by the Maid of Honor & the Best Man preceded a buffet meal created by Michael’s Catering out of York, PA. The Bride and her Father danced to Carrie Underwood’s “The Girl You Think I Am” as dinner was wrapping up and then Dave and his Mother danced to “Your Song” by Elton John. Mr. & Mrs. Swank cut their cake and after guests got a slice, they were invited downstairs for the rest of the formal events and a celebration. We gathered the single ladies for a bouquet toss while David Guetta’s “Where Them Girls At” was played and then we got the single guys for the garter removal, toss and exchange and played “Pony” by Ginuwine and “Ladies Love Country Boys” by Trace Adkins. The soundtrack to the rest of the night featured songs by House Of Pain, Flo Rida, The Commodores, Backstreet Boys, V.I.C., Luke Bryan, the Beatles and more. Before the sparkler sendoff, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” brought everyone to the dance floor for one last sing along. Last night we enjoyed working with the Mary’s Meadows Staff, Brittany with Bridal Day Britt & Co., Photographer Lisa Robin and Bill Bowen with Frame By Frame Memory Booth. Thanks to this great vendor team for being a part of such a fun celebration and to Katlin & Dave for becoming Mr. & Mrs. Swank and allowing us to be a part of it all.
Saturday night was a night to celebrate Shannon & Mike’s love! Their ceremony and reception at Swan Harbor Farm along the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, MD were lovely. Shannon’s Brother was the officiant for their ceremony and did a exceptional job. Following the recessional to “My Girl” by Dylan Scott, everyone enjoyed cocktails and appetizers and the beautiful Fall weather. DJ Frank Marsden invited family and friends to find their seats under the Farm’s tented ballroom for introductions. Parents walked in to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer to DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What”, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen came in to Chris Brown’s “Forever” and finally Mr. & Mrs. Chearno made their grand entrance as “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled was played. Intros were preceded by Shannon & Mike’s first dance to “Crazy Girl” by Eli Young Band. A blessing, a buffet meal provided by Beefalo Bob’s Catering and toasts by both Maids Of Honor and the Best Man all took place before the dance party began. Songs by artists such as The Rolling Stones, Clarence Carter, Nelly, Digital Underground, Bruno Mars, Rednex, AC/DC and many more got guests up and grooving. The groomsmen surprised the Bride with a “hillbilly” lap dance” to Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl”, Shannon tossed her bouquet to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce and Mike removed his wife’s garter as Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” was playing. Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” was the scheduled last dance, but they wanted one more and DJ Frank obliged with “Family Tradition” by Hank Williams, Jr. We enjoyed working with the ladies from Katiedid Photography as they captured all the fun and provided a photo booth as well. Congratulations to the new Chearno’s and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your celebration.
Last night at Padonia Park Club in Timonium, MD, the Kendall Burrows Foundation held their 4th annual Footloose Gala to celebrate and raise money to benefit their Foundation, Johns Hopkins Children’s center, and their mission to support children like Kendall.
Kendall Burrows was diagnosed at age three and suffered from a rare autoimmune disease known as Evan’s syndrome, which is when the body makes antibodies that destroy red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Patients with Evan’s contract thrombocytopenia and Coombs’ positive hemolytic anemia and have no other known underlying etiology. The specific cause for Evan’s syndrome is unknown and there have been no genetic links identified although her mother Deborah also has Evan’s. Throughout her lifetime, Kendall was in and out of remission with Evan’s. When in remission, she was a happy, normal little girl that enjoyed a plethora of activities, including contact sports and all forms of dance. When her blood levels were reduced to life-threatening numbers, she was unable to participate and was often hospitalized and needed monitoring, resulting in many forms of therapy including a splenectomy, chemotherapy, plasmapheresis, intravenous immune globulin, and high doses of steroids. She was a model patient although she did tend to give her doctors a run for their money. She required hundreds and hundreds of blood transfusions in her short lifetime. In the last three weeks of her life, she needed 50-60 units of blood a day to stay alive. Her family never had to worry about the blood supply, each day boxes arrived from all over the country and helped to sustain her through her ordeal. As a thank you, her family had organized a blood drive with the American Red Cross at Dulaney High School. Unfortunately, Kendall lost her battle to Evan’s the day before the blood drive. The media was instrumental in promoting this drive, and it is still considered to be the largest single donor blood drive in the history of the American Red Cross. Her family was present to thank everyone for their efforts. Kendall Burrows impacted not only a family, but an entire community. The Kendall Burrows Foundation was formed in 1996 by the Burrows Family to build upon the strength and passion that Kendall exuded every day and set out to help other children facing similar challenges and eventually find a cure.
We are so proud to have been asked once again to entertain and be a part of such a great cause and event. We thank the Burrows Family, Greg Carpenter from 101.9 FM for helping with the live auction and a we can’t forget the wonderful staff at Padonia Park Club.
Please consider a donation to the Kendall Burrows Foundation.
It was a wonderful celebration last night for Elena & Carey! The two love birds were married and through a party at the Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore, MD to honor their relationship. The wedding took place in one of the Mansion’s lovely landscaped gardens, with the Groom’s Grandfather officiating. Live music by the band Achilles for cocktails came next before DJ Frank Marsden gathered everyone inside the Mansion. The Bridal Party members were formally introduced to “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads and the Newlyweds were introduced into their first dance; Fat Boy Slim’s “Praise You”. A welcome toast by the Bride’s Father and toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man preceded a wonderful three course meal put together by the nice folks from Linwoods Catering. Following dinner, Carey and his Mom danced to Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti” before the Achilles Band took over and played the Father/Daughter dance and then a wonderful set of traditional Greek music. DJ Frank and the Achilles Band took turns entertaining the crowd and it was festive! Songs by artists such as Miley Cyrus, The Beatles, Gipsy Kings, Pitbull, The Clash, Gorillaz, Lady Gaga and more brought the party crowd to the dance floor. We loved meeting and working with Photographer Sam Hurd as he and his partner captured all the fun and memories. We also thoroughly enjoyed playing for Elena & Carey and their families and friends. An incredible party wrapped up just before midnight with all guests joining the Bride & Groom for one last song; The Pogues “Sally MacLennan! Congrats to two people who were meant for each other and who’s love inspired an excellent celebration.
Yesterday at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air, two old friends became husband and wife. Jamie & John are now Mr. & Mrs. Dymond and we couldn’t be happier for them! Their ceremony and reception were beautiful. As the Bride walked down the aisle with her son, the song “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix was performed live by Sherrie Robbins. After declaring their love for each other and exchanging vows, the newlyweds walked back down the aisle together as “Beautiful World” by JJ Grey & Mofro was played by DJ Frank Marsden. Guests then enjoyed cocktails and appetizers prior to formal introductions. The Bridal Party danced their way in to the reception to the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” and then Jamie & John danced to “Into The Mystic” by Van Morrison for their first dance as a married couple. A heart felt blessing by the Maid of Honor, Crystal and one of the finest toasts we’ve ever heard by one of the Bridesmaids, Simmone that incorporated songs titles from Jamie’s favorite band, the Grateful Dead and John’s favorite, the Zac Brown Band preceded a buffet meal provided by Dean and Brown Catering. As the last table of guests made their way back from the buffet, the Bride and her 10 year old son, Gavin along with the Groom and his Mother danced to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. A cake cutting to the Del McCoury Band’s version of “When I’m Sixty-Four” and a bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce took place throughout the evening, but for the most part the rest of it was just a fun filled, relaxed celebration. Songs by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Andy Grammer, the Beastie Boys, Rusted Root, Bruno Mars, Robert Palmer and many more filled the air. The Dymond’s big day wrapped up with couples joining them for one last dance to “Free” by Zac Brown Band. Thanks to the friendly staff from Dean and Brown Catering and to our new friends, photographers Michael & Anastasia. The newlyweds, Jamie & John are good friends of ours and we thank them for allowing us to be a part of their festivities. We love and congratulate them and wish them a life time of all good things!
Yesterday was a beautiful day and it was Emily & Matt’s big day! Their wedding and reception was held at Lloyd’s Legacy Farm in White Hall, MD. The afternoon began with a ceremony along side the Farm’s pond. After the recessional, guests made their way to the Farm’s barn for the reception and cocktails. The newlyweds and their Bridal Party were formally introduced in to the barn by DJ Frank to ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” and then the new Mr. & Mrs. Smith danced their first official dance as a married couple to “Grave” by Thomas Rhett. Emily and her Father then danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw and after that Matt and his Mom danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. A blessing and a delicious buffet meal provided by our friends from Mission BBQ came next. A big set of dancing opened up the party as songs by Nelly, The Charlie Daniels Band, Grand Funk Railroad, Don Omar, Pitbull and many more were requested, played and grooved to. A cake cutting/smash was the half time show as Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar” was playing in the background and a bouquet toss to David Guetta’s “Where Them Girls At” and a garter removal/toss to “Pony” by Ginuwine closed out the evenings formal events. The celebration continued late into the evening with a really fun group of the Bride & Groom’s family and friends. The last song of the night was Justin Moore’s “Til My Last Day” and this brought everyone to the dance floor and was a great way to end a wonderful day filled with love, family, friends and good tunes. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Smith!