Ann & Shawn’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo

Yesterday at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Ann and Shawn got married and now they’re Mr. & Mrs. Massie! Their ceremony took place at the Zoo’s Lakeside Pavilion led by Reverend Parker Sutton and was short, sweet and rain free! Folks made their way to the Zoo’s Mansion House following the ceremony for cocktails and appetizers and the Zoo’s animal ambassadors were there to greet them. Ann & Shawn mingled with guests before DJ Frank officially introduced them into their first dance; “Love Somebody” by Maroon 5. An incredible buffet meal put together by our good friends at Zeffert and Gold Catering came next (the lobster sliders were legendary!). After dinner, Shawn’s Brother and Best Man and Ann’s Maid of Honor raised a drink and made a toast to the newlyweds before a surprise live performance of “All You Need Is Love” by Mzz B & Company. Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” opened up the dance floor and was followed by requests for hits by Don Omar, Young MC, Gloria Gaynor, 50 Cent, John Denver, Missy Elliot and many more.  Folks enjoyed cupcakes for dessert and simply partied for the rest of the night. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” was the last song of a really fun reception. 18 months ago we met Ann & Shawn and instantly fell in love with this awesome couple. Working with them was a pleasure and their celebration last night was picture perfect. Thanks to Caitlin with Caitlin Krebs Events for being great and assisting us and congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Massie!

 

Kara & Andrew’s Wedding + Reception / Pond View Farm

Just before the rain started, Kara & Andrew were married outside at Pond View Farm in White Hall, MD. They said they’d prayed for weeks for no rain and apparently someone was listening! The ceremony was followed by cocktails and a grand entrance of the Bridal Party into Pond View’s beautiful barn. DJ Frank introduced parents of the Bride & Groom in while playing “Let’s Get It Started” by The Black Eyed Peas, the Bridal Party to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake and Mr. & Mrs. Spangenberger to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars. Kara & Andrew then danced their first dance as husband & wife to Dan + Shay’s “From The Ground Up”. A Father/Daughter dance was next as Kara & Dad danced to “I’ll Be There” by Josh Turner and then Andrew & Mom took their turn on the dance floor dancing to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. Toasts by the Maid of Honor, both Best Men and a welcome/blessing by Kara’s Father came next. The Pond View Pit Crew then opened up an incredible buffet and folks enjoyed dinner. Other then a cake cutting and an Anniversary Dance to Chicago’s “You’re The Inspiration”, the rest of the reception was one big party! DJ Frank fielded lots of requests including some for AC/DC, Backstreet Boys, Maroon 5, Icona Pop, Garth Brooks, Kesha and more and we ended the evening with “God, Your Mama, And Me” by Florida Georgia Line featuring Backstreet Boys.  We loved working with Brea with Photography by Brea, CDP Photobooth, Co., Flavor Cupcakery and the Pond View crew. Kara & Andrew were amazing as well and we enjoyed every moment of their planning process and their celebration last night. Congratulations to an awesome couple!

 

Amanda & Will’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

Amanda & Will’s Broadway Musical inspired wedding & reception at the Vandiver Inn was so much fun! Earlier this evening they were married by a close friend in front of their families and friends at the Inn’s beautiful outdoor/gazebo location. The Bride & Groom picked selections from their favorite Broadway Musicals for the ceremony, cocktails and dinner. DJ Frank introduced Parents and the Bridal Party into the reception to Star Trek Voyagers “Main Title Theme” and Mr. & Mrs. Poxon to “The Main Theme” from Star Wars before playing “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat for their first dance. Toasts by one of the Groomsmen, the Matron of Honor and the Best Man along with a delectable meal and a cake cutting followed. Amanda and her Father danced to “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman and Will and his Mother danced to “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys. The Bride & Groom loved their classics so Chuck Berry’s “Rock And Roll Music” rang out as the dance floor opened for everyone. Other artists that rocked the crowd were: Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, The Beatles and more. The newlyweds and all married couples were invited out for an anniversary dance. Wedded couples danced to Jack Johnson’s “Do You Remember” and then “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. Amanda & Will participated in a hilarious Shoe Game as they sat back to back and traded a shoe with each other so that they were holding one of each. The Matron of Honor then asked them a series of questions about the two of them and their relationship (i.e. “Who will be doing most of the cooking?” “Who said I love you first?”). After each question, the Bride & Groom would hold up the shoe of the person they thought was the best person for the answer. A bouquet toss to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and a last dance to Brad Paisley’s “Then” closed out a great wedding weekend. Thanks to the Vandiver and their awesome staff, Sarah from High Contrast Photography, Greg from Editing Life Videography, Amanda’s Florist, Rita’s Desserts and a very special high five/hug/two thumbs up to the new Mr. & Mrs. Poxon!

 

 

 

Jenn & Travis’s Wedding + Reception / Martin’s Valley Mansion

Jenn & Travis became Mr. & Mrs. Rawl yesterday at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD. There ceremony began just after noon and was followed by cocktails and a grand entrance by the Bride & Groom and their bridal party. Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” played as DJ Frank officially introduced everyone to their families and friends. A first dance to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley came next before toasts by the Maid of Honor, Best Man, Father of the Bride and a blessing by a family friend. Jenn & her Father danced to T. Carter’s “Daddy’s Angel” and Travis danced with his Mother to Elton John’s “Your Song” as the meal wrapped up. We opened up the dance floor to all guests with “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson and then guests requested songs by The Beatles, Sister Sledge, V.I.C., Flo Rida, Neil Diamond and many more. An anniversary dance brought all couples to the dance floor for Brad Paisley’s “Then” and Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight”. A great party came to and end with REO Speedwagon’s “Keep On Loving You” and “The Parting Glass” by the High Kings. Jenn & Travis were so easy going throughout all parts of the planning process and yesterday they shined! We thank Mr. & Mrs. Rawl for trusting us to their big day and we also want to thank their photographers; Mary Ellen Otter and Danny James for capturing the memories and being great to work with as always. 

Erika & Mike’s Reception / Antrim 1844

Historic Taneytown, MD is nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Catoctin Mountains in Carrol County. The Antrim 1844 is a beautiful, historic venue located in town and that’s were Erika & Mike decided to celebrate their marriage. Last night they enjoyed cocktails inside the Inn’s Pickwick Pub and outside in the formal gardens. After that, DJ Frank introduced the bridal party and the Bride & Groom into the Antrim’s enclosed pavilion. The bridal party was introduced to “Lucky Chops” by Coco and Mr. & Mrs. Reusing made their grand entrance to “Never Come Down” by Brave Shores. A first dance to Louis Armstrong’s “La Vie En Rose” followed introductions and then a welcome/toast by the Father of The Bride led into at delicious served meal. Erika’s Maid of Honor and Mike’s Best Man both made a toast to the Bride & Groom before parents dances opened up the party. Mike and his Mother started things off dancing to Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish” and then Erika and her Father danced to Paul Simon’s “Father And Daughter” mixed into “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Thurston Harris. All guests were invited to join in at that point and the party never stopped. We had requests for songs by Pitbull, Walk The Moon, LMFAO, Whitney Houston, Spice Girls, Miley Cyrus and more. Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” was a hit with the Groom and his fraternity brothers and an apron dance brought all couples out to join the newlyweds. No formal cake cutting, bouquet toss/removal or any of the usual for this fun couple, just a celebration. The evening ended with John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” before guests headed over to the Inn’s pub for after party libations. We thank the Antrim’s friendly staff for all their help, the awesome husband/wife duo from Jason Putsche Photography for the recommendation and for being great to work with and of course thanks and congratulations to the Reusings for having us!

 

Caitlin & Lars’s Wedding + Reception / Torpedo Factory Art Center

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located along the Potomac River in Alexandria, VA. Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof. Last night, this unique and historical venue was the backdrop for Caitlin & Lars’s wedding and celebration. The ceremony began at 6:30 pm and was held on the same floor as the reception space. After saying “I do”, and as Ray LaMontage’s “You Are The Best Thing” started for the recessional,  the newlyweds led their guests to the 3rd floor of the Art Center for cocktails and other treats. Everyone eventually made their way back down to the 1st floor where the ceremony space had been changed over into a beautiful reception area. Caitlin’s Father welcomed family and friends prior to the stations style meal provided by Main Events Catering opening. A toast by Lars’s Best Man, Kyle preceded the Bride & Groom’s first dance to “Are You With Me” by Easton Corbin and a Father-Daughter dance to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw. The party really got going after that with DJ Frank spinning requests by Flo Rida, Baby Bash, Journey, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Sia, Neil Diamond and many more. The newlyweds are planning a move to San Diego and requested that 2 Pac’s “California Love” be played for their last song. It was the perfect choice as the dance floor was packed! Great couple, wonderful vendors and a unique venue made for an all around excellent night. Thanks to the ladies from Brielle Davis Events for helping us keep the flow, our friends from Photography by Brea for capturing last night’s magic and memories, Main Events Catering for the yummy eats, the nice people at the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the hospitality during our first event at their venue and of course to Caitlin & Lars for being awesome!

 

Summer & Matt’s Wedding + Reception / The Vineyard at Mary’s Meadow

Lets hear it for Summer & Matt! They became Mr. & Mrs. Hurley last night at the Vineyard at Mary’s Meadow in Darlington, MD. The evening began with their ceremony that took place behind the Vineyard’s barn followed by cocktails inside and then DJ Frank introduced the Bridal Party and the newlyweds into the barn’s upper, dinning area. Everyone was introduced to Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” before Summer & Matt danced to Luca Fogale’s acoustic cover of “Home” that was originally done by Edward Sharpe & The Magnificent Zeroes. A toast by the Maid of Honor and Best Man preceded a fantastic buffet meal put together by our friends from Dean and Brown Catering. We cut the cake after dinner and then Summer and her Father danced to a version of Guns ‘N Roses “Sweet Child O’Mine” performed by the Groom and his friends. Matt then put down his guitar to dance with his Mother to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. Guests made their way back down to the barn’s lower area for more drinks and dancing. Musical requests for songs by Migos, The Backstreet Boys, Queen, Quad City DJ’s, Flo Rida, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more kept the celebration jumping. The Hurley’s gathered with their friends and family on the dance floor to dance to Semisonic’s “Closing Time” before a sparkler sendoff to end the evening. Thanks to Summer & Matt for choosing us, the owners of the Vineyard for being awesome, Dean and Brown Catering for another delicious meal and to the ladies from Lynn Rose Photography for capturing the memories. 

Emily & Brad’s Reception / Vandiver Inn

Saturday night at the Vandiver Inn Emily & Brad through a party to celebrate their marriage. The evening began with cocktails inside the Inn’s Mansion House then formal introductions followed. After guests moved into the Inn’s beautiful outdoor pavilion, DJ Frank introduced parents of the Bride & Groom in to Brooks & Dunn’s “Proud Of The House We Built”, the Bridal Party to “Crank It Up” by Colt Ford and then Mr. & Mrs. Skorupinski made their grand entrance to “Levels” by Avicii. The newlyweds danced to “Take My Hand” (The Wedding Song) by Emily Hackett & Will Anderson for their first dance. A welcome by the Bride’s Father, the Maid of Honor and Best Man preceded a phenomenal meal served by the Vandiver’s Staff. As the last few tables were served, Emily danced with her Father to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw and Brad danced with his Mother to Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish”. The party started with Flo Rida’s “My House” and continued with request by artists such as Taylor Swift, Cobra Starship, Grand Funk Railroad, Kid Rock, Bruno Mars, Nelly and more. Mr. & Mrs. Skorupinski cut the cake midway through the reception and then the party continued. Before inviting all the guests to the Mansion House’s front porch for a group photo, we wrapped up the night with Vince Gill’s “If You Ever Have Forever In Mind”. We loved working with Emily & Brad, the Vandiver Staff, Ann’s Garden, Desserts by Rita and Adam Green Photography/Videography. Emily & Brad are destined for greatness as you could feel the love radiating from them and that vibe translated into an amazing party!

Jennifer & James’s Wedding + Reception / Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is such a unique and fun venue! Last night Jennifer & James said “I do” and celebrated there with their friends and family. The ceremony started at 6 pm inside the venue with a beautiful view of the Domino Sugar plant and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres followed as the good folks from Zeffert and Gold Catering transformed the ceremony area into an exceptional reception space. DJ Frank introduced the Bride & Groom’s Parents and Bridal Party into the reception while playing “My House” by Flo Rida and the Bride & Groom to “Electric Love” by BORNS. The newlyweds then danced their first dance to Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” and that was followed by toasts by the Matron of Honor and Best Man and a delicious served meal. As folks where finishing their food, Jen and her Father danced to Loudon Wainwright III’s “Daughter” and then James and his Mother had their Mother/Son dance to “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins. Photographer Eric Stocklin borrowed the newlyweds for a few moments capturing some amazing photos of them with some of Baltimore City’s most famous landmarks in the background. We opened up the dancing portion of the evening with Beyonce & Jay Z’s “Crazy In Love” and the dance floor never cleared. Guests were requesting songs by Run-DMC, The Rolling Stones, Ariana Grande, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, The Cure and many more. Other then cutting the cake, Jennifer & James danced the night away and seemed to thoroughly enjoy their big night. “Shout” from Animal House was the last song and had everyone dancing and singing along. Everything about Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair’s celebration was truly awesome and we thank them for having us provide the soundtrack!

 

Jessica & Carl’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

Jess & Carl’s celebration last night at the Vandiver Inn was a great party! Their big day began at 4 pm with a ceremony in the Inn’s climate controlled outdoor pavilion. After they said “I do”, they enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres with their family and guests while their friends Bruce & Sam entertained with some great live music. DJ Frank met the bridal party inside the Inn’s Mansion House and lined them up for introductions into the reception. Parents walked into Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, the bridal party to “Jump In The Line” by Harry Belafonte and Jess & Carl to The Red Hot Chili Peppers “Hard To Concentrate”. The newlyweds danced to “I Will” (by The Beatles) performed live by Bruce & Sam. Toasts by the maid of honor and best man and a wonderful meal preceded parents dances as Jess and her Father danced to The Moody Blues “Driftwood” and Carl and his Mother danced to “In My Life” by the Beatles. Mr. & Mrs. Dellose took full advantage of getting married on April 1st (April Fool’s Day) by placing whoopee cushions under their guest seats! That was the over all vibe as well; fun, relaxed and ready to party. Guests requested and danced to songs by Bruno Mars, DJ Kool, Notorious B.I.G., Pitbull, Rihanna, Garth Brooks and more. Before they headed out to MacGregor’s Restaurant for their after party, Jess & Carl and all couples danced to Ray Lamontagne’s “You Are The Best Thing”. Thanks to the Vandiver Staff for being awesome as always and to Jessica Eastern Photography and Desserts by Rita for contributing to a great celebration. We congratulate Mr. & Mrs. Dellose and wish them many years of love and good tunes.