Street, MD in Northern Harford County is home to rolling hills, farmlands and Falling Branch Brewery, Harford County’s first farm brewery. It has been a part of the Galbreath family for nearly a century. This wonderful venue was the choice of Tracy & Jason for their wedding and celebration last night. The evening started with an outdoor ceremony that ended with a recessional to “Jessica” by The Allman Brothers Band. Cocktails inside the Brewery’s Barn and outside on their patio/beer garden area followed. DJ Frank introduced the newlyweds in to the reception for their first “performance” as Husband & Wife. Yes, not a first dance, but a live instrumental performance of an Avenged Sevenfold song. An amazing buffet meal provided by the nice folks from Mission BBQ came next. Tracy & Jason respectfully asked DJ Frank not to play any Top 40 tunes or any of the usual wedding selections. Instead, they preferred classic rock and roll music from artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, John Mellencamp, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Billy Joel and more. A cake cutting to Johnny Flynn’s “Detectorists” was really the only time we paused the dancing and a last song; “Kissed Me I’m #!@*faced” by Dropkick Murphy’s wrapped up a wonderful celebration. We made some new friends in Mr. & Mrs. Wettig and we appreciate them having us as their entertainment. It was great to work with Photographer Janet Fulcher, Flavor Cupcakery, Mission BBQ and the Falling Branch Brewery Staff. The entire day was held together wonderfully by Jenn with Moore & Co. Event Stylists and we thank her for her professionalism. Great couple, venue and vendor team = a magical evening for Tracy & Jason!
Yesterday afternoon at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Karen & Bryon became Mr. & Mrs. Stepp! Their wedding and reception in the Zoo’s Mansion House was a beautiful thing. Reverend Simmone Marsden led them through their vows while the Antares Musicians provided the ceremony music. An hour of cocktails and appetizers followed as two of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors stopped by; a penguin and a kookaburra. DJ Frank introduced the Bridal Party to “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang before the Bride thanked everyone and a wonderful meal put together by Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning was served. Karen & Bryon danced their first dance as a married couple to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli and were joined halfway by all couples. For a small, intimate group of around 50, they filled the dance floor and made the reception a real party! Songs by Kenny Loggins, Bill Haley & His Comets, Elvis Presley, The Foundations, Chuck Berry and more rocked the party. Karen & Bryon cut their cake to UB40’s “I Got You Babe” and wrapped up their big day with a final dance to Roxy Music’s “Avalon”. Thanks to a great vendor team; Zeffert & Gold Catering, The Maryland Zoo Staff, Herman’s Bakery, Antares Musicians, Little House of Flowers and Bayline Studios and congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Stepp!
The weather was perfect, the setting was classy yet relaxed and you could feel the love! Last night at Grey Rock Mansion in Catonsville, Kaelyn & Kristofer sealed it with kiss as they were married outside in the Mansion’s courtyard and then partied with their families and friends afterward. The celebration began with a processional to Chris Brown’s “Forever” and continued inside the Mansion during cocktail hour. The newlyweds were introduced in to the ballroom by DJ Frank and danced to “Tenerife” by Ed Sheeran for their first dance as Mr. & Mrs. Wilson. Toasts by Kris’s Best Man and Kaelyn’s Sisters preceded a wonderful meal set up in various stations throughout the venue by the nice folks with Simply Elegant Catering. This kept people up and moving and set the tone for a really fun and upbeat dinner service with music that reflected that vibe. The Bride surprised her Mother with a dance to The Eagles “Hotel California” and that was followed by Kris and his Mother’s dance to Rod Stewart’s version of “Have I Told You Lately”. Guests then joined Kaelyn & Kris as they cut the cake to Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” and then the celebration really began. The dance floor was full, animated and fun the entire evening and our good friend James Berglie of Be Photography was there to capture it all. DJ Frank spun requests for songs by Drake, Fetty Wap, ABBA, Bruno Mars, Kevin Lyttle, Sia and more. The newlyweds and many of their closest friends are all graduates of West Virginia University so naturally John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” needed to be played and leading in to the last song was just about the perfect time as everyone circled around the Bride & Groom, singing along to the country classic. Before heading out for their after party, Mr. & Mrs. Wilson and the remaining guests danced to “Until The Sunrise” by Timeflies. So much love and such a great party! We were honored to have been asked to play for Kaelyn & Kris’s big day and we wish them all the best!
Last night was one of our favorite weddings of the year! Alaina & John became the new Mr. & Mrs. Miller under a great giant oak tree on their family farm in White Hall, MD. It was a beautiful evening for them, their friends and families to celebrate love. After the recessional to Jon Pardi’s “Head Over Boots”, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while Rebecca and her team from Rebecca Theresa Photography captured photos of the Bride & Groom and their families. DJ Frank invited guests to find their seats shortly after and then introduced Grandparents and Parents in to the reception area to Kool & The Gang’s “Celebration”, the Bridal Party in to “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor and the newlyweds in to Van Halen’s “Jump. Alaina & John danced their first married dance to “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss before toasts by the Maid of Honor & Best Man, Alaina’s Sister and John’s Brother. A blessing by John’s Father preceded and delicious buffet meal provided by Beefalow Bob Catering. Towards the end of dinner, the Bride & her Father danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts and then she joined her Husband and all married couples for an anniversary dance to Alan Jackson’s “Remember When” and Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” opened up the dancing and was followed by songs by Wild Cherry, The Hollies, John Denver, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, House Of Pain, Missy Elliot and many more. The Millers cut their cake as “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry was playing and then the party continued and was so good it was extended by a half hour! As we closed out an awesome night, DJ Frank played Semisonic’s “Closing Time”, thanked the crowed for staying late and congratulated Alaina & John. Thanks to coordinator Brittany Logue, the crew from Beefalow Bob Catering, Rebecca Theresa Photography and To Tony Productions for being such wonderful vendors to work with and to Mr. & Mrs. Miller for loving each other and sharing their big day with us!
Saturday at Irish Eyes Restaurant & Pub in Lewes, DE, Jocelyn & Bob said “I do” in front of their families and friends. Their ceremony was full of love and laughter as Men in Black Officiants led them through their vows and announced them as husband and wife. Cocktails inside and out were next and then an introduction of the newlyweds into their first dance; Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon” followed. Everyone enjoyed a buffet meal before the celebration really started with a big set of 80’s music that got guests out of their seats dancing and singing along. DJ Frank received and played requests for artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, Cupid, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Sia, Queen, AC/DC and more. Jocelyn & Bob cut their cake to The Beatles “When I’m Sixty-Four”, but other then that the afternoon/evening was simply a celebration of love, family and friendship. The Groom’s sense of humor was well known, appreciated and needed as he dedicated Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back” to his beautiful wife just before the reception ended! Michael Buble’s version of “Save The Last Dance For Me” and The Grateful Dead’s cover of “Good Lovin'” rounded out the night musically. Thanks to the friendly staff at Irish Eyes Restaurant & Pub and to the newlyweds for their easy going, fun filled approach. We congratulate Mr. & Mrs. Lowe and wish them a lifetime of love and great tunes!
Friday evening at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, Tammy & Jeff became Mr. & Mrs. Converse! They were married outside on the back lawn of the Mansion House by Reverend Mary Powers with ceremony music by Rascal Flatts, Ryann Darling, The Piano Guys, and U2. Their recessional was followed by cocktails and appetizers inside and out and then a grand introduction of the Bride & Groom and their Bridal Party to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars and a first dance on one of the Mansion’s porticos to Van Morrison’s “Someone Like You”. Family and friends were invited to find their tables and seats before toasts, a blessing and a delicious buffet meal provided by Dean and Brown Catering. The rest of the night turned into an all out party as guests were eager to dance and requested songs by Rob Base, The Outfield, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Snap! and many more. About halfway through the celebration the Groom and his Mother danced to Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World” and then he cut the cake with his wife as DJ Frank played “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor. The Mansion’s floor was literally moving up and down as guests were getting their groove on to the tunes! Friday’s festivities came to a close with couples joining Mr. & Mrs. Converse for one last dance to “Love Of A Lifetime” by Firehouse. DJ Frank loved working with Mary Ellen & Danny with Mary Ellen Otter Photography as they captured all the fun, Dean and Brown Catering, Desserts by Rita and was thrilled to be a part of Tammy & Jeff’s celebration!
Jennifer & Zach got married last night at Water’s Edge Event Center and it was wonderful! There ceremony was held outside along the water and officiated by the Bride’s Great Uncle. Cocktail hour followed the ceremony as family and friends enjoyed good eats, adult libations and music by the Zach Brown Band, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Marvin Gaye and more. DJ Frank formally introduced the Parents of the Bride & Groom, the Bridal Party and Mr. & Mrs. Stakowiak into the ballroom as he played Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. All guests were then invited to circle the dance floor as Jennifer & Zach danced to “Grow Old” by Florida Georgia Line for their first dance as a married couple. The Bride’s parents welcomed everyone and then the Maid of Honor and Best Man both offered toasts to the Bride & Groom. A fabulous served meal was next, the cake was cut and then Jennifer and her Father danced to Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl” and Zach and his Mother danced to “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney. DJ Frank enjoyed working with the great staff at Water’s Edge, Matt from Editing Life Videography, Photographer Marlayna Demond of Marlayna Photography and he enjoyed a cupcake provided by our friends from Flavor Cupcakery! Last night’s celebration featured a 10 minute apron dance of non-stop polka hits! Jennifer & Zach both danced and enjoyed a family tradition with their loved ones. Jennifer also tossed her bouquet to the ladies as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” was played. This small, but really fun crowed danced the night away to requests by Bruno Mars, Wild Cherry, Chris Brown, Bryan Adams, Kenny Loggins, Neil Diamond and many more. The beginning of the weekend ended just before midnight with all couples joining the Stakowiaks for one last dance to “I Got Away With You” by Luke Combs. A sparkler sendoff for the newlyweds capped off a near perfect evening. Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Stakowiak!
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!