I had the privilege of being the DJ/MC for Mr. & Mrs. League’s wedding and reception at The American Visionary Art Museum in downtown Baltimore on Friday night. Doug & Lisa were married by officiant Heather Saul inside the AVAM and then we moved over to the venue’s sculpture barn and garden for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner provided by Rouge Catering. Doug & Lisa were introduced into their first dance, Chris Isaak’s “Can’t help falling in love”, a great cover of the Elvis classic. The bride and groom along with their family and friends danced ALL night to a mix of classics and Top 40 hits and ended the night with all couples dancing to The Plain White T’s “1,2,3,4”. Fun Friday Wedding!
Ashley & Adam became Mr. & Mrs. Downs last night and celebrated with their friends and family with a party/reception at Top of the Bay in Aberdeen. The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the upper veranda that features one of the best waterfront views of any venue in the area. Ashley & Adam had some fun with their bridal party introductions as I played Right Said Fred’s “I’m too sexy” while introducing their family and closet friends. A first dance to Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of “I can’t help falling in love” followed. Classic 50’s & 60’s love songs filled the air during dinner and then a mix of Top 40, classic Hip Hop and Funk had their guests packing the dance floor all night. Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” was the newlyweds choice for the final song of the night and had everyone singing on their way out the door. Fun party!
Loni & Dharam became Mr. & Mrs. Bhatt last night at The Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House. They actually tied the knot at the Zoo’s Lakeside Pavilion and then led their guests over to the Mansion House for the reception. Rouge Catering kept everyone’s tastes buds happy and treated this DJ like a guest while Photographer Laura Hagood worked along side of me capturing all the memories. The bride and groom danced their first dance together as husband and wife to Maxwell’s “Fortunate”. An all out dance party followed with old school hip hop and Top 40/club tunes on the musical menu. Our last song was “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by The Black Eyed Peas and guests of all ages joined Mr. & Mrs. Bhatt on the dance floor to sing and get their groove on. Good vibes all night long!
Squeezed in between the rain showers, Maura & Adam tied the knot and then partied with their friends and family last night at Hunt Valley Golf Club. Maura’s Uncle married the bride and groom in a very touching ceremony and then the guests were wined and dined as the sounds of the Rat Pack filled the air. I had the opportunity again to team up with Photographer James Berglie of Be Photography as he captured all the fun. Mr. & Mrs. Adams danced their first dance as newlyweds to Frank Sinatra’s “It had to be you” and sang along with their friends to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as we wrapped up an awesome wedding.
Holly & Tyler Phass celebrated their marriage last night at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, MD and for a July wedding you couldn’t have had better weather. Mr. & Mrs. Phass as well as their guests were wined and dined by Dean and Brown Catering and entertained by yours truly while Photographer Tyler Rieth captured all the fun. The newlyweds selected some truly unique music for their big day dancing their first dance as husband and wife to a piece called “Andantino”. Ballroom music and classic 50’s and 60’s songs filled the air and kept guests of all ages on the dance floor, a refreshing change from the usual Top 40 hit parade. Congratulations to Holly & Tyler!
Mr. & Mrs. Johnson tied the knot last night at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, MD. Following Rev. Alberta Eaton‘s lead, Kim & Steve said their vows in front of their friends and family at 6 pm and then…they partied! Zeffert and Gold Catering kept everyone fed and happy while Mary Ellen Otter Photography captured all the fun. The newlyweds danced their first dance as husband and wife to John Legend’s “You & I” and ended the evening dancing with their friends to Pharrell’s “Happy”. Fun night and super nice group of people!
Mr. & Mrs. Merlob made their vows in front of their closet friends and family members yesterday in Chesapeake City, MD. Taking the stage in the Chesapeake Inn’s Pell Garden, Jen & Josh’s ceremony was short, sweet and completely awesome. After shouting “Mazel tov” the bride & groom’s guests followed the newly wedded couple on a short walk over to the Chesapeake City Inn’s Ballroom for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Mr. & Mrs. Merlob and their bridal party were introduced into the reception and went straight into their first dance to “All I Want Is You” by Berry Louis Polisar. When guests weren’t enjoying the beautiful water’s edge view they danced to Motown, Top 40 and and bunch of great 90’s tunes. The Merlob’s and their bridal party ended the evening on the dance floor singing along to Eve 6’s “Here’s To The Night”. Beautiful evening, fun people and good tunes!
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Cleaver! Meg & Ryan became the Cleavers last night in Baltimore, MD. They did it in style at one of the more unique venues in the area, The MD Zoo. With Officiant Heather Saul guiding them through the ceremony Meg & Ryan said their “I do’s” in front of their closet friends and family members at the Lakeside Pavilion and then headed up to the Mansion House where they were greeted by two of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors, a penguin and a raven. After being introduced into their reception to “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, the bride and groom welcomed everyone and then settled in for dinner. Following the meal Meg & Ryan danced their first dance as a married couple to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”. Motown, classic rock and a bit of Top 40 was on the musical menu for the evening. My good friend and colleague James Berglie of Be Photography captured every moment as well as the sing along to Bon Jovi’s “Living On A Prayer” at the end of the reception/party. Fun night!
Yesterday evening I was at the The Cloisters Castle in Lutherville, MD for Melissa & Bruce’s wedding reception. This beautiful venue was the perfect location for the newlyweds…casual, relaxed and fun just like the bride and groom. I had the pleasure of working with Zeffert and Gold Catering, one the area’s finest as well as Butch & Carrie Linton of Linton Photography…a great team of vendors! Mr. & Mrs. St. Clair opened up the dancing just after the bridal party introductions to “I won’t give up” by Jason Mraz and then the bride and her father opening up the party dancing to Pharrell Williams’s “Happy” followed by nearly every guest joining in. For an early wedding that ended at 8 pm, these folks partied like it was going on midnight! A first for me, the fire alarm went off just before the last dance and I had to get everyone to evacuate the building. This would usually be quite the “buzz kill”, but Melissa and Bruce to their credit along with their guests laughed it off after everything was deemed safe and we ended the evening with all couples joining the newlyweds for Aerosmith’s “I don’t wanna miss a thing”. A fun and memorable night for all!
Sam & Mike’s wedding and reception last night turned into quite the shindig! They became Mr. & Mrs. Maile in front of their friends and family on the patio of Hunt Valley Golf Club in Phoenix, MD and then the staff turned the same space into a fun and festive area for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Guests were invited into the ballroom and I introduced the bridal party and then the bride and groom into their first dance. Sam & Mike danced to Zac Brown Band’s “Whatever it is”. Before dinner was even over guests were dancing to a set of Motown tunes! They came to party and they didn’t stop until midnight. I got the crowd to circle up on the dance floor around Mr. & Mrs. Maile for their last song request and everyone sang at the top of their lungs to Journey’s “Don’t stop believing”. I was lucky enough to work with Rachel Smith Photography again and she captured all the fun. Good times!