Lauren & Adam’s wedding & reception yesterday at Pond View Farm in White Hall, MD was nothing short of amazing! Their outdoor ceremony ended with a kiss, a formal introduction as Mr. & Mrs. Peterson and with Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You” playing as the recessional. Cocktails and appetizers were enjoyed by guests while Photographer Wes Bunton & our friends from Wise Films spent some time with the newlyweds. DJ Frank introduced Parents and Lauren & Adam into Pond View’s beautiful barn/ballroom to Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” before playing their first dance; Russell Dickerson’s “Yours”. A welcome by the Bride’s Stepfather, a blessing, salads and a toast by the Maid Of Honor/Lauren’s Sister, Olivia preceded a buffet meal provided by Chef’s Expressions Catering. As the last few tables made their way through the buffet line, Adam’s Best Man, Austin toasted the happy couple and then Lauren danced with her Stepfather to Bruce Springsteen’s “When You Need Me”, Adam and his Mother danced to “The Perfect Fan” by Backstreet Boys followed by the Bride and her Father’s dance to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. They were joined by about 150 guests on the dance floor when “Love Shack” by The B-52’s started and DJ Frank opened up the dancing portion of the celebration. Songs by Montell Jordan, Wild Cherry, Outkast, Elvis Presley, and multiple sets of Motown tunes kept a really fun crowd entertained throughout the evening. A cake cutting to James Taylor’s version of “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You”), a bouquet toss to “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and a garter toss to “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top all happened as well. Before a sparkler send off and a spectacular fireworks display, family and friends joined Lauren & Adam for a slow dance to Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are The Best Thing” and finally a sing a along to “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks. Last night was wonderful in so many ways, from Lauren & Adam’s fun loving and laid back approach to working with some top notch vendors, we enjoyed it all! We appreciate, congratulate and wish the new Mr. & Mrs. Peterson a life time of love and great music.
The weekend started with a grand celebration at Swan Harbor Farm! Rachel & Justin selected this wonderful venue for their wedding and reception. The evening began with a ceremony held under the Farm’s covered ballroom as the weather just wouldn’t cooperate. Regardless, it was still beautiful and the view of the Chesapeake Bay behind the newlyweds as they said their vows was priceless. Guests then enjoyed cocktails under the tent and inside the Mansion House. DJ Frank introduced the Bridal Party and Mr. & Mrs. Malehorn to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” shortly after that and then Rachel & Justin danced their first dance as husband & wife to “Grow Old” by Florida Georgia Line. The Bride’s Father danced with her after that to “You’ve Got A Friend” by James Taylor and Justin and his Mother danced to “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac. A buffet meal put together by Dean and Brown Catering, a welcome by Rachel’s Father and toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man happened after that. DJ Frank opened up the dance floor for everyone, starting with “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins and then played requests by Usher, Wilson Pickett, Bruno Mars, Rihanna & Jay Z, Young MC and many more, keeping the party jumping for the rest of the evening. Rachel’s Uncle John, a former DJ took the reigns later on and played a set of music, pumping the crowd up and working the dance floor! A cake cutting to Zac Brown Band’s “Free” gave everyone a chance to take a breather before dancing the rest of the night away. Rachel & Justin’s big day wrapped up with all guests surrounding them and singing along to “Living On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi. After the early rain moved out of the area the rest of the evening was gorgeous and a wonderful celebration took place. We thank the Swan Harbor Staff, Dean and Brown Catering, Amanda’s Florist and Mr. & Mrs. Malehorn for making last night amazing!
Saturday was all about Leanna & Lance as they were married and celebrated with their favorites on Leanna’s Grandfather’s beautiful farm in Westminster, MD. The bride arrived with her Father in his classic car and a gorgeous ceremony followed. Guests made there way to the reception tent just before the skies turned grey and the rain came. Luckily the downpour only lasted about 15 minutes and thanks to a great vendor group and some really nice guests, crisis avoided and the reception kicked off. DJ Frank introduced the Parents of the Bride to Guns N’ Roses “Welcome To The Jungle”, Parents of the Groom to “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang, the Bridal Party entered to The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” and Mr. & Mrs. Middlekamp came in to “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors. Leanna & Lance then danced their first dance to “Marry Me” by Train. A blessing and a family style meal came next along with toasts by the Maid of Honor & Best Man. The Bride & her Father danced their dance as the meal wrapped up to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw and then Lance and his Mother took the dance floor for their dance to “Rascal Flatts “My Wish”. The party really got started after that with Calvin Harris’s “Feel So Close” and then songs by Flo Rida, The Chainsmokers, V.I.C., John Denver, Hank Williams Jr. and many more kept the outdoor dance floor jumping. The newlyweds cut the cake to DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean”, Leanna tossed her bouquet to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce then Lance removed and tossed his wife’s garter. The skies cleared and the weather was perfect for the rest of the evening and a final dance to Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” brought everyone to the dance floor one last time. A sparkler send off topped off an amazing, fun filled party for Leanna & Lance. We thank them and our fellow vendors; Celebrating Love by Marcie, Stacey Bowen Floral Design, Karen Ranier Photography and DJ’s Catering for a wonderful night!
They became Mr. & Mrs. Casas Friday evening along the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, MD. Ashley & Anthony’s ceremony and reception were held at La Banque de Fleuve’s Seaplane Base and it was beautiful! The newlyweds spoke their vows to each other under the guidance of their officiant, Mark Patrick and then enjoyed a recessional to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed Sealed Delivered”. Guests followed and cocktails and appetizers were served by the wonderful staff of Dean and Brown Catering. The Bride & Groom were formally introduced by DJ Frank onto the venue’s waterside patio and then they danced their first as a married couple to Michelle Featherstone’s “We Are Man an Wife”. Anthony danced with his Mother after that to The Tenor’s version of “Forever Young” and then Ashely danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw with her Father. A garter and bouquet toss preceded a welcome/thank you speech from the Groom and then guests were invited to the dinning area for the buffet meal. A cake cutting came next and then guests enjoyed cupcakes provided by Desserts by Rita and a night of dancing. Songs requests by artists such as Lionel Richie, Enrique Iglesias, Maddie & Tae, Beyonce, Daddy Yankee, Brooks & Dunn and more filled the evening air for the remainder of the celebration. Ashley & Anthony’s big day ended with hugs, well wishes and Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel”. A huge thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Casas for their easy going and laid back approach to their big day and to all the great vendors we worked with.
Sunday afternoon at Swan Harbor Farm in Aberdeen, Sarah & Lawrence became Mr. & Mrs. Fischer! They were married on the the Farm’s walk way by a close friend of the family. The ceremony included a live song performed by the Groom’s Mother that celebrated his Jewish roots and a song performed by Sarah’s Aunt celebrating her Swedish family. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails an appetizers on the Farm’s back lawn. The newlyweds were introduced into the tented ballroom and into their first dance to Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” with guests joining them on the dance floor. Sarah and her Father danced to a medley of songs for the Father/Daughter Dance and then both the Bride & Groom along with their parents and brothers participated in the Hora as DJ Frank played “Hava Nagila”. Guest were encouraged to enjoy some pre-dinner dancing after that and despite the 100 degree weather, they were grooving! Sarah’s Swedish Grandfather, Peder acted as the toast master and shared some heartwarming stories and invited family members to do the same. A buffet meal by our friends from Dean and Brown Catering, a Mother/Son dance to “A Song For Mama” by Boyz II Men and Sarah’s bouquet toss to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper followed. Songs by ABBA, Sia, Diana Ross, Icona Pop, Britney Spears and more brought folks to the dance floor. A wonderful evening along the Chesapeake Bay came to end with fireworks and a last song; Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”. Such a nice group of people and a lovely couple! Hats off to Dean and Brown Catering, The Swan Harbor Farm Staff, Love To The Core Photography, Sweet Eats Cakes and Mr. & Mrs. Fischer!
Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville, MD was the setting for Caitlin & Sam’s wedding reception last night and it was great celebration! The evening started with cocktails and appetizers and was followed by introductions of the Bridal Party. DJ Frank played Kool & The Gang’s “Celebration” as everyone was announced and “When I Said I Do” by Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black for Mr. & Mrs. Sica’s first dance. A blessing and salads preceded a welcome by Caitlin’s Father and toasts by the Maid Of Honor and Best Man. Dinner music consisted of songs by Huey Lewis & The News, The Temptations, Darius Rucker, Old Dominion and more. As the meal wrapped up, Sam and his Mother danced to “Seems Like Yesterday” by Melissa Smith and then we celebrated Caitlin’s Father’s Birthday with a special cake. The Bride and her Father followed that with a dance to Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance”. The party kicked off with Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music” and continued with songs by Earth, Wind and Fire, Sister Sledge, Kanye West, Flo Rida, Wilson Pickett and more. An Anniversary Dance to Frank Sinatra’s “The Best Is Yet To Come” and Rod Stewart’s version of “Have I Told You Lately” provided a nice intermission for the party crowd who kept the party rocking all night long. Thanks to Photographer Lori Dewitt of Pure Light Images for working with us and capturing all the fun, Flavor Cupcakery for providing the yummy desserts and to the Rolling Road Golf Club Staff for being so friendly and accommodating. A wonderful evening filled with love and great energy came to end as everyone gathered around the newlyweds for a sing a long to the Foundations “Build Me Up Buttercup”. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Sica!
Saturday was a day to celebrate for Danielle & Brad! That celebration happened at the Vineyard at Mary’s Meadows in Darlington, MD. While they had already tied the knot months ago, their belated party was worth the wait. The evening began with cocktails in the Vineyard’s lower barn area and games on the back lawn. Later, guests were invited to find their seats upstairs by DJ Frank for introductions of the Bridal Party. He introduced Danielle & Brad’s Parents, Bridesmaids and Groomsmen to Ja Rule’s “Put It On Me” and Mr. & Mrs. Mohr to “Have Faith In Me” by A Day To Remember. A first dance to Julia Sheer’s “I’m Still Into You” followed with the Bridal Party and their significant others joining the Bride & Groom on the dance floor. Toasts by Danielle’s girls came next and then then Brad’s guys sang a toast to an instrumental version of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin And Juice”! The nice people from Our Meat Your Face BBQ brought their food truck along and served up a unique and yummy meal after that. The brisket and baked beans were outstanding! The Bride danced with her Father to “Wild World” by Cat Stevens and Brad and his Mother danced to “Sweet Baby James” by James Taylor as the last few tables sat down for dinner. DJ Frank invited everyone back down to the lower barn for the party and dancing. Good vibes, drinks served up by Bartenders Josh & Josh and fun requests for songs by The Gap Band, Weezer, Warren G, Avicii, Old Crow Medicine Show and more made for a wonderful night for Danielle & Brad. The last song of the night was a sing a long to The Outfield’s “Your Love”. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Mohr!
Friday night at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, MD, Jillian & Rob said “I do” and became Mr. & Mrs. Gott! They were married by Pastor Craig McLaughlin on the back lawn of the Mansion and then they joined their families and friends inside for drinks and appetizers. DJ Frank formally introduced the Bridal Party into the reception to “Treasure” by Bruno Mars and the newlyweds in to AC/DC’s “Back In Black”. A first dance to “I Got You” by Jack Johnson was next and that was followed by toasts, a blessing and an served meal provided by Dean and Brown Catering. Jillian and her Father danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland after dinner and then Rob and his Mother danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts before joining his wife to cut the cake. It was a small, intimate wedding, but the dance floor was full a night! Music by Pink, Beyonce, The Beatles, Outkast and many more filled the air and kept the vibe festive. Before heading out for their glow stick send off, the Bride & Groom joined their guests on the dance floor for a sing a long to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”. We always enjoy working with our friends from Dean and Brown Catering and last night was no exception and we made some new friends from Britney Clause Photography as they captured all the fun and memories. The cake from Desserts by Rita was spectacular and the Mansion House looked amazing! Thank you and congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Gott!
Last night at Swan Harbor Farm along the Chesapeake Bay in Northern Harford County, Tori & Alex became Mr. & Mrs. Ruark! They were married by Officiant Simmone Marsden under the beautiful oak tree on Swan Harbor’s back lawn before enjoying cocktails and appetizers with their families and friends. DJ Frank introduced the Bridal Party into Swan Harbor’s tented, outdoor ballroom to “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars before Tori & Alex danced their first dance as a married couple to John Legend’s “All Of Me”. A blessing by Tori’s Mother, a wonderful buffet meal and toasts preceded the grand celebration. “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison opened things up and then requests by artists such as Brett Eldredge, Mark Morrison, R Kelly, Elvis Presley and many more kept the dance floor bumping all night. An Anniversary Dance to John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” and George Strait’s “The Man In Love With You” had all couples joining the newlyweds for some slow dancing. At the end of the evening, DJ Frank played Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” and then Garth Brooks’s “Friends In Low Places” before inviting guests to grab some glow sticks for a fun send off for the Bride & Groom. We loved yesterday’s vendors: Dean and Brown Catering, Jonathans Weddings and Flowers, Brett Bye Videography and Wes Bunton Photography and thank them for doing a great job. Thanks, hi-fives, hugs and two thumbs up to Tori & Alex aka Mr. & Mrs. Ruark!
Sunday afternoon at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Megan & Rob became Mr. & Mrs. Laraway. They were married on the front lawn of the Zoo’s Mansion House by officiant William Duffy. After the ceremony guests were invited to make their way to the Mansion House for air-conditioning, drinks, appetizers and a meet a greet with two of the Zoo’s penguin ambassadors. DJ Frank asked guests to gather on the Mansion House’s front porch and steps as he introduced the Bridal Party to Flo-Rida’s “Cake”. Megan & Rob followed introductions with a first dance at the bottom of the Mansion House front steps to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. After everyone made their way back to their seats inside, Rob’s Best Man and Megan’s Maid & Matron Of Honor offered a toast to them and then Hunt Valley Catering opened up the buffet. As dinner began to wrap up, the Bride and her Father danced to Heartland’s “I Loved Her First” and then Rob and his Mother danced to “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack. Other then a cake cutting, the rest of the night was all about celebrating and dancing to tunes by The B-52’s, James Arthur, Earth Wind & Fire, Spice Girls, Michael Jackson and more. Before heading out for their sparkler send off, Mr. & Mrs. Laraway joined their guests on the dance floor for a final dance to Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man”. The Zoo’s Staff was phenomenal yesterday as was the crew with Hunt Valley Catering and we thank them. We also thank Megan & Rob for allowing us to bring their vision to life. Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Laraway!