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Christy & Andrew’s Wedding & Reception / Maryland Zoo

We had so much fun working with Christy & Andrew! Their wedding and reception last night was a culmination of months of planning and the end result was awesome! The Maryland Zoo's Mansion House hosted the celebration that started with a ceremony featuring classical selections and a recessional too "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys. Cocktails hour followed the ceremony and a cute little penguin (one of the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors) joined everyone as they enjoyed appetizers and drinks. Shortly after, they found their tables and seats and DJ Frank Marsden formally introduced the Bridal Party in while playing "You're My Best Friend" by Queen and then the newlyweds to "What I Like About You" by the Romantics. Their first dance was next and Christy & Andrew selected a cover of "Baby I'm Yours" by Arctic Monkeys. Toasts by [...]

Jenny & Matt’s Wedding Reception / Accelerator Space

Baltimore's Accelerator Space is located just down the road from the historic Senator Theatre. The Accelerator Space, originally was constructed as a parking garage for the Govans Motor Company, and has been modernized and restored. Jenny & Matt selected the venue for their wedding celebration last night and it was amazing! As guests arrived from the wedding ceremony, they gathered in "the den" for cocktails. Later, everyone moved into the Accelerator Space's main room for the reception. Jenny & Matt, their Parents, and their Bridal Party were formally introduced while Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" was played and then the newlyweds danced their first dance as a married couple to "Loving You Easy" by Zac Brown Band. A blessing preceded an outstanding buffet meal, toasts by the Best Man, Maid of Honor, and Father of the Bride. Before the dance floor [...]

Elizabeth & Robert’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is a wonderful and very unique venue for a wedding celebration. Last night, Elizabeth & Robert and their families and friends enjoyed a magical evening there. Their ceremony featured string quartet selections and a recessional to The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”.  Cocktails and appetizers were enjoyed during the following hour and one of the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors stopped by. Following cocktail hour, guests were invited to their seats for formal introductions. Each couple walked in to a specific song and Elizabeth & Ryan selected “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses for their grand entrance. Their first dance came after intros and it was to Pearl Jam’s “Future Days”.  After toasts, a blessing, and a buffet line dinner, the Bride and her Father danced together to "Forever" by The Beach Boys and Robert and his [...]

Maria & Martin’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo

Saturday night at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Maria & Martin got married. They selected film scores from the 13th Warrior and Pirates of the Caribbean for their ceremony music and recessed to "Love Song" by Witherspoon. Cocktail hour took place in the front hallway of the Zoo's Mansion House. Guests enjoyed appetizers and drinks and were visited by one on the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors before finding their tables and seats for the reception. The Bridal Party members and Martin & Maria were formally introduced to their seats while "We Own The Night" by Rev Theory was played. Toasts and a buffet line meal followed introductions. The newlyweds danced to "Theme of Love" from Final Fantasy IV for their first dance, and were then joined by their family members and danced to "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang to open up [...]

Molly & Brad’s Wedding + Reception / Stone Ridge Hollow

Molly & Brad got married yesterday at Stone Ridge Hollow in Forest Hill, MD. For their ceremony they selected Jack Johnson's "Constellations" for the seating of their Mothers, "Free Fallin" by Midtown Stories for the Groom and his Groomsmen's entrance, "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri for the Bridesmaids, "The One" by Kodaline for the processional, and "Eight Days a Week" by the Beatles as the recessional. Cocktail hour took place in the lower part of Stone Ridge's barn and was followed by formal introductions into the reception. DJ Frank Marsden made the introductions while playing "Rollercoaster" by Bleachers. The newlyweds danced their first dance together as a married couple to Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" prior to a blessing by the Father of the Bride and a buffet line meal. Toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man [...]

Elaine & Patrick’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

Sunday afternoon was a celebration of Elaine & Patrick at the Vandiver Inn located in Havre de Grace, MD. The festivities began at 1:30 PM with a ceremony in the Inn's temperature controlled outdoor pavilion. Prelude music was played live provided by a bag pipe player, the Bridal party walked down the aisle to "Hard to Concentrate" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Bride chose "Red is the Rose" by the High Kings for her processional. After being presented as Husband & Wife, Elaine & Patrick recessed to live music played on the bag pipe. Cocktails were enjoyed by all inside the Mansion House while the ceremony space was turned into a reception space. After everyone found their table and seats, the Bride & Groom were formally introduced into the reception and they danced to Flogging Molly's "If I [...]

Mary Rose & David’s Wedding + Reception / La Banque de Fleuve

As the Wedding Season slows down and the Holiday Season begins, we have begun to reflect back on a wonderful year working with some amazing couples. Yesterday's Bride & Groom, Mary Rose & David were one of the sweetest! La Banque de Fleuve in Havre de Grace, MD is such a unique venue, founded in 1883 and renovated in 2008, it was the perfect setting for last night's celebration. The ceremony featured a processional for the Bride to "Someone's Waiting For You" by Shelby Flint and a recessional for the newlyweds to "At Last" by Etta James. Guests had already been seated for the ceremony so all they had to do was wait for a moment before the brunch stations opened. After the meal, a toast was made by one of the Bride's sons, Mary Rose & David danced their first [...]

Emily & Joey’s Wedding + Reception / The Barn at Grimmel Farms

We spent Saturday at the Barn at Grimmel Farms in Jarretsville for Emily & Joey's big day. Their outdoor ceremony took place at 4:30 pm just behind the barn and featured assorted soundtracks to some of the Bride & Groom's favorite movies for the prelude, and live music for the ceremony. Following their formal presentation as husband and wife, Emily & Joey lead their families and friends to the barn for their reception. After guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers, the Bridal Party made their grand entrance in style, replicating a wedding scene from the show The Office with Chris Brown's "Forever" as their music. Emily & Joey then danced their first dance together as Mr. & Mrs. Landgraf to "Annie's Song" by John Denver. A blessing and toasts were made before a buffet line meal was enjoyed by all. Following dinner, [...]

Colleen & Alex’s Wedding + Reception / Stone Ridge Hollow

Friday night in Forest Hill, MD, Colleen & Alex became a Mr. & Mrs.! Their 4 pm ceremony inside Stone Ridge Hollow's barn was beautiful. It featured a processional to "Bloom" by the Paper Kites and a recessional to "Never Had Nobody Like You" by M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel. The lower portion of the barn at Stone Ridge features an amazing bar and that's where everyone hung out and enjoyed cocktails while the ceremony space was transformed into a reception area. After cocktail hour, everyone returned upstairs for the remainder of the reception. Parents of the Bride & Groom were introduced in to "You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontage, Bridal Party members to "Treasure" by Bruno Mars and finally the Bride & Groom made their grand entrance while "Baby I Love" by the Ramones was played. Colleen & [...]

Christina & James’s Wedding + Reception / Rockfield Manor

Rockfield Manor in Bel Air, MD has become one our favorite venues and last night's celebration was a great one! Saturday night belonged to Christina & James as they said "I do" and partied with all their favorite people. Their ceremony was held outside as the sun was setting and it was spectacular. The Bridal Party and Christina entered the ceremony to a string quartet version of the Foo Fighter's "Everlong" and after a kiss and a formal presentation, the new Mr. & Mrs. McCormack receded to "You're My Best Friend" by Queen. Cocktails and appetizers were enjoyed before everyone found their seats for the introductions into the reception. Parents walked in to "I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown, Bridal Party members made their way in to various songs selected by the newlyweds and then the Bride & [...]

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