Jillian & Rob’s Wedding + Reception / Liriodendron Mansion

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!

 

Tori & Alex’s Wedding + Reception / Swan Harbor Farm

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!

Megan & Rob’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo

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!

 

Lauren & Frank’s Reception / Waters Edge Event Center

Last night was one of the best celebrations we’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of! Lauren & Frank along with their friends and families were a festive, fun group to entertain. The party/reception took place at Waters Edge Event Center along the Bush River in Belcamp, MD. The evening began with cocktails and appetizers inside and outside the venue along with a few games of cornhole and music provided by Miriam’s Joy. That was followed by introductions of the Bridal Party and the new Mr. & Mrs. McGovern by DJ Frank. He played Bon Jovi’s “Born To Be My Baby” for the Bridal Party and then Lauren & Frank walked in to Pink’s “Raise Your Glass” and danced their first dance as husband and wife to “Say You Won’t Go” by James Arther. Lauren danced with her Father to “You’re The Inspiration” by Chicago and Frank with his Mother to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.  Toasts by Lauren’s Father, Frank’s Best Man, two of Lauren’s Bridesmaids and a blessing preceded an delicious served meal. The party really got going after playing Earth Wind & Fire’s “September” and the hits kept coming! DJ Frank fielded requests for artists like Michael Jackson, Nelly, Madonna, Right Said Fred, Jason Derulo, Bruce Springsteen and more. All the fun was captured by our friends from Linton Photography and Editing Life Videography while guests also enjoyed some photo booth fun with Elevation Party Rentals. About halfway through the party, guests watched the Bride & Groom cut the cake and enjoyed mini cupcakes provided by Flavor Cupcakery. Each side of the family had a representative do a sing-a-long. The Cassidy family sent Uncle Rich to the dance floor to belt out “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond and the McGovern family was represented by “Big Ed” as he sang “Mack The Knife” by Bobby Darin. We wrapped up the celebration with “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston into “Firework” by Katy Perry before inviting everyone outside for a sparkler send off. Thanks go out to Lauren & Frank and their wonderful families and to the Waters Edge Staff and all the great vendors we worked with last night. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. McGovern!

 

Laura & Steve’s Wedding + Reception / Vineyard at Mary’s Meadows

Saturday at The Vineyards of Mary’s Meadows in Darlington, MD, Laura & Steve became Mr. & Mrs. Earley! Their day began will a ceremony on the barn’s back lawn. Cocktail hour in the barn’s lower area followed and then DJ Frank invited guests to find their tables upstairs. The Maid of Honor, Best Man and Laura & Steve made their grand entrance to My Morning Jacket’s “One Big Holiday” and followed that with a first dance; Scars On 45’s version of “Friday I’m In Love”. Toasts were next and preceded an amazing meal served up by our friends from Larraupin Caterers. The dance floor opened up for dancing after dinner and guests requested and grooved to selections by ABBA, Prince, Talking Heads, Spice Girls, Aerosmith, and The B-52’s “Love Shack” three times (a family tradition)! Laura & Steve cut their cake and then Laura & her Father danced to “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright III. There were under 60 guests at last nights celebration and it seemed like, as we played the last song of the night; Hellogoodbye’s “Here (In Your Arms)”, that all of them stuck around! The newlyweds were sent off in style with a sparkler send off at the end of the night. Laura & Steve were so sweet and easy to work with from the planning days through their last dance and we thank them for having us provide the soundtrack for their big day! We also want to thank the Vineyard’s owners and staff for always making us feel at home, the nice people with Kelly Mitchell Photography, and Laurrapin Caterers for providing the yummy eats. 

 

Tricia & Jake’s Reception / Rockfield Manor

The weekend began with an amazing celebration at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air, MD! Tricia & Jake’s reception was one of the best parties we’ve been a part of in a long time. Great energy and lots of love were in the air from the get go. Cocktail hour led into a really fun introduction of the Bridal Party to Sigala’s “Sweet Lovin” and Mr. & Mrs. Willertz to “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” by Coldplay. The newlyweds then danced their first dance to Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” before toasts by the Best Man, Maid Of Honor and Father Of The Bride. We always love working with Dean and Brown Catering as their food is top notch and last night’s buffet was no exception. Tricia and her Father danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw and Jake and his Mother danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts towards the end of dinner and just before the party really got going. DJ Frank fielded all kinds of requests for songs by artists such as; Cali Swag District, Eddie Money, Journey, R. Kelly, House Of Pain, Rhianna and many more. The Bride & Groom cut the cake about half way through the reception and then the party continued without interruption. Mr. & Mrs. Willertz big day/night ended musically with a bang as everyone grooved to “Yeah 3x” by Chris Brown. We enjoyed working along with Tricia & Jake to make their visions and dreams a reality, our friends from Dean and Brown Catering and Amanda Zinner with AmaZinn Photography. Congratulations and thanks to the new Mr. & Mrs. Willertz for having us!

 

Elizabeth & Michael’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

This afternoon we wrapped up a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend at the Vandiver Inn along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, MD. Today Liz & Mike became Mr. & Mrs. McQuarrie under the Inn’s outdoor pavilion and then enjoyed a celebration of their love with their friends and families. Cocktails and appetizers in the Vandiver’s Mansion House followed the nuptials. DJ Frank was on hand to start the reception as Liz & Mike were introduced as husband & wife into their first dance; “It Started With A Beer” by Frankie Ballard. A welcome toast by Liz’s Father and toasts by the Maid Of Honor and Best Man preceded a delicious buffet meal. As guests finished up dinner, the Bride and her Father danced to Gary Allan’s “Tough Little Boys” then Mike & his Mother danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. The cake cutting was kept low key, but the party throughout the rest of the evening was off the hook! We loved watching guests sing and dance to songs by Tag Team, Journey, John Denver, V.I.C., Nelly, The Killers and many more! Before walking downtown to the Laurrapin Grille for their after party, Liz & Mike and their favorite people circled up for the last song of the night, Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel”. Thanks to the Vandiver Staff for making it all run smoothly, Desserts by Rita for an amazing cake and to the ladies from J. Lowe Photos for capturing all the fun and memories. High fives and congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. McQuarrie!

Samantha & Jake’s Wedding + Reception / Vineyard at Mary’s Meadow

The rain didn’t phase Samantha & Jake as they said “I do” to each other and sealed it with a kiss yesterday afternoon at the Vineyards at Mary’s Meadows. This beautiful venue opened in 2014 on a historic piece of property in Darlington, MD and was the perfect setting for Mr. & Mrs. Squier’s big day/night! The celebration following the ceremony began with cocktails and appetizers in the Vineyards lower barn and then after guests were invited to the upper area of the barn, introductions of the bridal party and the newlyweds. Parents were introduced by DJ Frank to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder, the Bridal Party to “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” by Big & Rich and then Samantha & Jake as husband & wife to “Love Shack” by the B-52’s. An official first dance to Brad Paisley’s “Then” came next and that was followed by a welcome toast by Samantha’s Father, toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man, a blessing and an amazing buffet meal provided by Mission Barbecue. The next couple hours of the party were filled with dancing to songs by Will Smith, DJ Kool, The Bee Gees, Bruno Mars, Pitbull and more. During the bouquet toss, the Bride intentionally faked the toss and walked the flowers to her brother’s girlfriend and then “as planned”, he got down on his knee to propose! An anniversary dance to Randy Travis’s “Forever And Ever Amen” and Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and a cake cutting rounded out the evenings events. Friends and family joined Mr. & Mrs. Squier on the dance floor for a final set of music that they selected, “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge into Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” before grabbing U.S. flags to wave as the Bride & Groom made their exit. We enjoyed working with the Vineyard’s Staff, our friends from Editing Life Videography, Mission Barbecue, Affairs Extraordinaire by Marta and loved the cake from Desserts by Rita and flowers by Johathans Weddings & Flowers. More then anything else we are proud to have been a part of Samantha & Jake’s Wedding Day!

 

 

Connie & Steve’s Wedding + Reception / Rockfield Manor

Yesterday afternoon at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air, MD, Connie & Steve said “I do” and are now Mr. & Mrs. Fairbaugh! The afternoon began with an outdoor ceremony just behind the Mansion that was short and sweet and followed by an impromptu receiving line and a first dance to “It All Started With A Beer” by Frankie Ballard. Our friends with Dean and Brown Catering served heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the day and guests enjoyed a relaxed Sunday afternoon with friends and family members. Tunes by artists such as The Commodores, V.I.C., James Taylor, AC/DC, Atlantic Star, Sister Sledge and more had guests grooving on the dance floor and Photographer Bill Rettberg was there to capture all the fun! Connie & Steve wanted a laid-back, easy going wedding day and that was the overall vibe. Rockfield is a beautiful venue and was complimented by an array of wonderful flowers provided by Stacy Bowen Floral Design. The celebration wrapped up with the newlyweds dancing to Ed Sheeran’s “How Would You Feel”. Thanks to all the wonderful vendors who contributed their skills to make yesterday amazing and a special thank you to Connie & Steve for loving each other and allowing us to be a part of their celebration.

Ally & Michael’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo

They are now the amazin’ Azens! Ally & Michael became husband and wife yesterday at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Their all things Maryland themed wedding coincided perfectly with the Preakness Stakes that was happening just down the road. Mr. & Mrs. Azen were married at the Zoo’s Lakeside Pavilion and we absolutely loved that Michael and his groomsmen entered the ceremony to “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by The Backstreet Boys. That set the tone for the rest of the evening; fun, light hearted and full of love! Family and friends joined the newlyweds at the Zoo’s Mansion House after that for cocktails, appetizers and a meet and greet with two of the Zoo’s Animal Abassadors. Cocktail hour was followed by DJ Frank’s introductions of the Parents and Bridal Party to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Azen to Flo Rida’s “Low” and then Ally & Michael’s first dance as a married couple to “A Whole New World” from The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast. Toasts by the Maid Of Honor and Best Man along with a blessing by the officiant preceded an incredible meal by Zeffert and Gold Catering with dinner set up in various stations. After dinner Ally & Michael both danced with guests to an apron dance as Ally’s sister and Maid of Honor accepted generous donations. The Bride and her Father danced to “Daddy” by Abby Anderson then Michael and his Mother danced to “Beauty And The Beast” by Ariana Grande & John Legend. A cake cutting to “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” by The Four Tops was next and then the party really started to jump. The dance floor filled up quickly as songs by The Beatles, The Village People, The Jackson 5, Justin Timberlake and more filled the air! Ally & Michael were joined by all the married couples and danced to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and Little Big Town’s “Bring It All Home” for an anniversary dance. All the single and married ladies lined up to catch the bouquet as “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls was played and then Michael removed the garter from his wife’s leg and tossed it to all the guys to the “Mission Impossible Theme”. The last songs of the evening that led to an amazing sparkler send off on the Mansion House’s front steps were; “I Swear” by All-4-One and N’Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye”. Such an amazing show of love, family and friendship last night! We wish Mr. & Mrs. Azen a lifetime of everything great!