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. 

 

Katie & Mike’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

They became Mr. & Mrs. Clift last night at the Vandiver Inn. Katie & Mike chose the Vandiver in Havre de Grace, MD because they said it was classy and laid back. Their reception was classy and super fun! Following their ceremony in the Inn’s pavilion, folks enjoyed libations and yummy eats during cocktail hour. The Inn’s staff turned the ceremony space into an awesome reception area and then DJ Frank formally introduced Katie & Mike and their Bridal Party to Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It”. The newlyweds danced to “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin for their first dance before cutting the cake and thanking their friends and family. A buffet meal was followed by toasts by the Maid & Matron of Honor and two Best Men. Katie and her father then danced to “I’ll Be There For You” by Boyce Avenue and Mike danced with his Mother to Seven Mary Three’s version of “That’s How Strong My Love Is”. The final two hours of the evening was a party! Folks grooved to hits by Michael Jackson, Queen, House Of Pain, Eddie Money and more. Before heading to the Laurrapin Grill Restaurant for their after party, everyone joined Mr. & Mrs. Clift for a final dance to “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes. We absolutely loved working with Mike & Katie, the Vandiver Staff and our friend and photographer Kathy Ricker with Love & Adventure Photography by Kathleen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan & Matt’s Wedding + Reception / Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

Megan & Matt said “I do” last night at the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens in Baltimore City’s historic Druid Hill Park. This beautiful venue is the second-oldest steel framed-and-glass building still in use in the United States. It was our first time playing there and we loved everything about it! Megan & Matt held a small ceremony for their families in the Conservatory’s Palm House and then enjoyed cocktails and dinner provided by our friends from Bel Air’s Pairings Bistro Catering. The newlyweds were casually introduced in the North Pavilion by DJ Frank into their first dance, “Everything” by Michael Bublé. Megan then danced with her Father to The Temptations “My Girl” and Matt and his Mother danced to “Loves Me Like A Rock” by Paul Simon. A buffet meal in the South Pavilion followed the formal dances and then the celebration really began. Folks of all ages danced to hits by Beyonce, T.I., R. Kelly, Edward Sharpe & The Magnificent Zeroes, Michael Jackson, House Of Pain and more! All couples joined Megan & Matt for their last song, “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges. Congratulations to Megan & Matt!

Sharon & Patrick’s Reception / Rockfield Manor

Yesterday evening at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air, MD, Sharon & Patrick celebrated their marriage with us. Their reception featured the delectable works of Laurrapin Caters, entertainment was provided by DJ Frank and the Manor hosted the party with class for  Sharon & Patrick’s family and friends. The guys from J. Thomas Photography were also there to capture all the fun and we enjoyed working with them again. The evening began with cocktails and eats, followed by formal introductions of the bridal party and Mr. & Mrs. Barcikowski. Each couple DJ Frank introduced into the reception, walked in to a different song  carefully chosen by Sharon & Patrick and they entered to Yello’s “Oh Yeah” for theirs. A first dance to “Northern Wind” by City & Colour, kicked things off and was followed by the Groom’s Sister & Brother-in-law’s (Matron of Honor & Best Man) toast to the newlyweds with a shot of vodka for all! Dinner and dancing rounded out the night with guests enjoying tunes by artists like Billy Idol, Coolio, Three Dog Night, Sister Sledge and more. An apron dance to traditional Polish music, the bouquet toss to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and garter removal to “The Stripper” by David Rose took place throughout the reception, while a sing-a-long to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” closed out the incredible night. Our team loved working with such a fun loving couple and we really dug their music selections! Congratulations Sharon & Patrick Barcikowski and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

Megan & James’s Reception / Deer Creek Overlook

Tonight was our last wedding of the year and it certainly was a great way to wrap it up! DJ Frank had the honor of being Megan & James’s DJ/MC as they celebrated at Deer Creek Overlook in beautiful Rocks State Park located in Street, MD. After the ceremony, their friends and families joined them for cocktails and yummy eats provided by our friends from Dean and Brown Catering. Parents of the Bride & Groom were formally introduced in to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, the Bridal Party to “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk The Moon and the new Mr. & Mrs. DiBello made their way in to “She Drives Me Crazy” by the Fine Young Cannibals. Megan & Jim were greeted with a huge round of applause before they went into their first dance, “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz. James’s Brother & Best Man along with Megan’s twin Sister and Maid Of Honor Sarah each raised a toast to the happy couple before the buffet meal opened. Following dinner, the Bride and her Father danced to Heartland’s “I Loved Her First” and then James and his Mother danced to “A Mother’s Song” by T Carter Music. A cake cutting and a slide show presentation led into the party as we opened up the dance floor and played “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas which got the dance crowd up and grooving. They kept the dance area full all night aside from a cake cutting, an anniversary dance and a 10 minute apron dance! We ended a wonderful Holiday wedding with “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes and then “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Vince Vance & The Valiants. We can’t imagine a better way to bring the 2016 Wedding Season to a close. It was a pleasure to work with Dean and Brown Catering, BLE Photography and D. Carpenter Videography. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. DiBello!

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Christine & Scott’s Wedding + Reception / Riverdale Manor

We are so happy for Christine & Scott! They became Mr. & Mrs. Tolliver this evening at Riverdale Manor located at the edge of both vibrant Lancaster City and quiet Lancaster County. They were married in the Manor’s heated pavilion and then enjoyed cocktails and celebrated in the ballroom with their families and friends. DJ Frank worked with fellow Harford County vendor, Photographer James Berglie of Be Photography, Seth Umbenhauer Wedding Cinematography and the really nice staff of Riverdale Manor. Following cocktail hour, the Bride & Groom’s Parents were formally introduced into the ballroom to The Beatles “Eight Days A Week”, the Bridal Party came in to “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson and Mr. & Mrs. Tolliver made their grand entrance to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. They immediately danced their first dance as a married couple to “Still Fallin” by Hunter Hayes. Christine’s Father welcomed guests and then toasts were made before Christine’s Mother offered a blessing over the meal. As the dinner service ended we played “I Loved Her First” by Heartland for the Bride and her Father and then “I Wish” by Rascal Flatts for Scott and his Mother. There was a pie cutting for desert, a bouquet toss for the single ladies and a last dance to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” before everyone jumped on the trolly and headed out to the after party. Throughout the night DJ Frank spun tunes by artists such as Little Richard, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Miley Cyrus, Silento, NSYNC and more. We loved Christine & Scott’s vision and enjoyed making it a reality. Congratulation to the new Mr. & Mrs. Tolliver!

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