Lexi & Tristan’s Wedding + Reception / Honeysuckle Ridge

Saturday evening in Airville, PA, Lexi & Tristan got married and had a party at Honeysuckle Ridge. The festivities began at 4 pm with a ceremony in a beautiful wooded area next to the large country barn. Tristan and his Groomsmen entered into the ceremony to Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy”, the Bridesmaids walked to “Marry Me” by Train. The Bride’s processional was “Speechless” by Dan + Shay, and Mr. & Mrs. Grace’s recessional was Chris Cagle’s “What A Beautiful Day”. Folks made their way to the barn for cocktails and appetizers and then a formal introduction of the Bridal Party. Pitbull’s “Time Of My Life” was played by DJ Frank Marsden for intro music and then Lexi & Tristan danced their first dance as a husband and wife to “Then” by Brad Paisley. The Bride & her Father danced to Heartland’s “I Loved Her First” and then Tristan and his Mother followed them and danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. Toasts by the Groom’s Father and the Bride’s Mother and a blessing preceded the buffet meal. Libations were enjoyed and folks began grooving to songs by V.I.C., Drake, The Beatles, Rhianna and more. Mr. & Mrs. Grace cut their cake while Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar” was played and an apron dance brought everyone to the dance floor to have a moment with the Bride & Groom. A wonderful day of love, family, friends and good times wrapped up with a final dance to “This Is It” by Scotty McCreery and a huge round of applause for the newlyweds.

Cassandra & Joel’s Wedding + Reception / Swan Harbor Farm

Last night, under the full moon, Cassie & Joel celebrated falling in love by throwing an amazing party at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace, MD. No rain, blue skies, and cooler temperatures during the day made for a wonderful outdoor ceremony behind the Farm’s Mansion House with a beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay. The recessional to Pharrell William’s “Happy” preceded a cocktail hour with friends and family members enjoying drinks and appetizers inside the Mansion House and on the back lawn. After cocktails, DJ Frank Marsden lined up the Bridal Party for formal introductions. Parents of the Bride & Groom entered in to Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”, the Bridal Party were brought in while “Classic” by The Kooks played. The new Mr. & Mrs. Gerson entered in to “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay. The Bride’s Mother welcomed everyone prior to guests being invited to enjoy a tasty buffet provided by the nice folks from Eleven Courses Catering & Event Company. After dinner, friends of the Bride & Groom raised a toast to the happy couple before DJ Frank invited them to dance their first dance to “Into The Mystic” by Van Morrison. Cassie and her Father followed that with a dance to “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles and then Joel and his Mother danced to “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison. A cake cutting to “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles led into a packed dancefloor with Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” starting things off. DJ Frank fielded and played requests for songs by artists such as Drake, The Bee Gees, Usher, 2 Pac, Redbone, Lou Bega, Hall & Oates and many more. Married couples enjoyed an Anniversary Dance to “When I’m Sixty-Four” by The Beatles and “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke before moving on to the final hour of the celebration, where the Bride tossed her bouquet to the single ladies while DJ Frank played Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. The night’s festivities ended with “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show and “Closing Time” by Semisonic. The weather was perfect, the food tasty, the guests festive and the Bride & Groom madly in love. Last night rocked and we owe it all to Cassandra & Joel Gerson!

Andrea & Joel’s Reception / Overhills Mansion

Saturday evening in Catonsville, MD, Andrea & Joel celebrated their marriage with a reception at Overhills Mansion. As guests arrived they enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and music from The Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack as the Groom is a huge comic book fan. DJ Frank Marsden gathered everyone into the Mansion’s ballroom and then formally introduced the Bridal Party in while playing “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. Andrea & Joel danced their first dance as a married couple to “All This Time” by One Republic. That was followed by the Father of the Bride welcoming friends and family, the Maid of Honor and both Best Men then toasted/roasted the happy couple, and Joel’s Father offered a blessing prior to the buffet opening. Towards the end of the meal, the Bride and her Father danced to Stevie Wonder’s “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” and about a minute into their dance, DJ Frank (per the Bride’s request) mixed in “Walking On Broken Glass” by Annie Lennox to surprise Andrea’s Father as it was a sentimental song for both of them. Joel and his Mother were next and they danced to Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”. DJ Frank opened up the dance floor for everyone and started the night off with Usher’s “Yeah”. Songs by artists such as Whitney Houston, The Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, AC/DC and many more were requested and played through the evening. The new Mr. & Mrs. Gast cut their cake to “Hold My Hand” by Hootie & The Blowfish midway through the celebration. A wonderful evening full of love, laughter, family, and friends wrapped up just before midnight with a final dance to “Dirty Bit” by The Black Eyed Peas. Congratulations to two really great people who are madly in love and so much fun!

Christine & Fernando’s Wedding + Reception / Raspberry Plain Manor

They say Virginia is for lovers. Chrissy & Fernando celebrated their love with their families and friends in Leesburg, VA this past Saturday. Both their wedding & reception were held at Raspberry Plain Manor, one of the principal Mason Family estates of Northern VA and it was the perfect setting for Chrissy & Fernando. Their ceremony music consisted of various string quartet selections and a recessional to “If Not For You” by George Harrison. A mix of bossa nova jazz, drinks and appetizers made for a wonderful cocktail hour that followed the ceremony. DJ Frank Marsden invited everyone to gather in the Manor’s Grand Conservatory Room and then formally introduced the newlyweds. After being introduced, Chrissy & Fernando danced their first dance as a married couple to “In The Morning” by Fleet Foxes, Chrissy & her Father danced to Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” and then Fernando & his Mother had their turn and danced to “Volare” by Domenico Modugno. A buffet meal, toasts, and a cake cutting took place before the dance party started. Lots of fun Latin music moved guests of all ages as well as songs by Daft Punk, ABBA, Talking Heads, Bjork, LCD Sound System and many more. Saturday’s festivities ended with George Harrison’s “You” and all guests joining the newlyweds on the dance floor and then a sparkler exit. Chrissy & Fernando were wonderful to work with and we thank them for trusting us to be such a big part of their wedding day. Thanks to some new vendor friends as well; Kelci Alane Photography, and the Raspberry Plain Manor Staff.

 

Kelly & Joe’s Wedding + Reception / Swan Harbor Farm

The last weekend of June started with Kelly & Joe’s wedding + reception at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace, MD.  Their ceremony took place on the back lawn of the farmhouse with a beautiful view of the landscaped gardens and the Chesapeake Bay. The ceremony featured string quartet selections and a recessional to “Safe and Sound” by Captial Cities. Folks then enjoyed cocktails and appetizers inside the farmhouse and on the back lawn. They were invited to find their tables and seats under the tented area prior to a formal introduction of the newlyweds by DJ/MC Frank Marsden to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. Kelly & Joe danced their first dance as a married couple to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” and then the Bride’s Father took up his guitar and serenaded his daughter by playing Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”. A buffet meal put together by the Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning Staff was amazing and had guests raving. As the last table sat down to eat, the Bride and her Father danced to “My Girl” by The Temptations and then Joe and his Mother danced to “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The celebration kicked off as “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars brought the party crowd to the dance floor. Songs by The Beatles, Montel Jordan, Nelly, The B-52’s, Cardi B, Backstreet Boys and more had everyone dancing and singing the night away. A cake cutting to DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean” and the last dance song to “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC wrapped up a wonderful evening. Thanks to the Swan Harbor Staff, Zeffert & Gold Catering, Photographer Eric Lee , and Amanda’s Florist for being a part of Friday’s team, and best wishes to the new Mr. & Mrs. Kammerer!

 

Emily & Nick’s Reception / Embassy Suites Hunt Valley

Last night in Hunt Valley, MD, Emily & Nick celebrated their wedding day with a reception at Embassy Suites. Upon their arrival, guests enjoyed appetizers and an open bar upon in the Hotel’s beautiful lobby. Before gathering the Bridal Party, DJ Frank Marsden invited everyone into the Hotel’s Ballroom for formal introductions and dinner. Parents, Bridal Party Members, and Mr. & Mrs. Kottraba were all introduced into the reception while “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas was playing. The newlyweds danced their first dance as husband & wife to “Running Home To You” by Grant Gustin and all couples joined them halfway through. Toasts by the Best Man and Matron of Honor preceded salads and a served meal. Dinner ended, the dancing tunes began, and the party happened! Emily & Nick cut their cake, desserts were enjoyed and the rest of the night was simply a celebration. Songs by artists such as Drake, The Proclaimers, The Sugarhill Gang, Van Morrison,  Sia and many more kept the energy level high and the dancefloor packed. Emily & Nick’s wedding day ended with a congratulatory last song; “Congratulations” by Post Malone. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Emily & Nick and we wish the new Mr. & Mrs. Kottraba a lifetime of all good things!

Katherine & Matt’s Wedding + Reception / The Vineyards of Mary’s Meadows

Katherine & Matt are husband & wife! Their big day happened Saturday at the Vineyards of Mary’s Meadows in Northern Harford County, MD. The sky was ominous, but the weather held out and Katie & Matt were able to be married outside, behind the Vineyard’s barn. The ceremony featured a processional to an instrumental version of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” and a recessional to “Home” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. An hour of cocktails and appetizers followed the ceremony with some great food provided by Dinner On The Go Food Truck. DJ Frank Marsden invited everyone to the Barn’s upper area for toasts by Matt’s Father, Katherine’s Maid of Honor, Matt’s Best Man, and a wonderful buffet meal. Later on, folks were invited to the Barn’s lower area for formal dances and a party. Katie & Matt started things off with a first dance to “Grow Old With Me” by Tom Odell. A Father/Daughter dance to “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart and a Mother/Son dance to Aimee Zimmerman’s “A Mother’s Love” came next, and then the celebration began with folks singing along and dancing to “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers. Guests enjoyed cupcakes, drinks and a super fun dance floor full of party people! Music by artists such as Bell Biv Devoe, Outkast, Rihanna, Blink 182, R. Kelly and many more made it happen. The Bride tossed her bouquet to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and then the party continued. Everything about Katie & Matt’s big day was amazing and it ended with an epic sing along to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Thanks to Katie & Matt for allowing us to spend the day with them and high fives to the Vineyard’s crew for another successful event in Darlington, MD.

Lauren & Ryan’s Wedding + Reception / Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Friday night at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, just across the Bay Bridge on Kent Island, MD, Lauren & Ryan became Mr. & Mrs. Friedman! The evening began with an outdoor ceremony and cocktails on the Club’s deck. After enjoying appetizers and libations, DJ Frank Marsden invited guests to find their tables and seats inside the Beach Club’s Beach House then introduced the Parents into the reception while playing “Living In America” by James Brown for Lauren’s Parents and “Love On Top” by Beyonce for Ryan’s Mother & Father. The Bridal Party were formally introduced to Kanye West & T-Pain’s “Good Life” and then Lauren & Ryan made their grand entrance to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. The newlyweds enjoyed their first dance to “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor & John Legend. Toasts by both Maids of Honor and the Best Men preceded a wonderful served meal. As dinner service wrapped up, Ryan danced with his Mother to “Always Be Your Mom” by Aimee Zimmerman and then Lauren and her Father shared a dance to Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl”. Other then a bouquet toss to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, the rest of the night was about dancing and partying with friends and family. Songs by artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Chris Brown and many more kept Lauren & Ryan’s dance party bumpin’! Thier perfect day ended with all couples joining the Bride & Groom for a last dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. We wish the new Mr. & Mrs. Friedman lots of love, magical moments, and a lifetime of happiness!

Amber & Christopher’s Wedding + Reception / The Vineyards of Mary’s Meadows

Yesterday afternoon in Darlington, MD, Amber & Christopher tied the knot! Their wedding + reception were both held at the Vineyards of Mary’s Meadows. The couple’s plans for an outdoor ceremony didn’t happen due to the rain, but they were able to use the lower barn area and “Plan B” went off without a hitch. The Bride’s Uncle Charlie officiated the ceremony that ended with a recessional to Reliant K’s “The Best Thing”. Everyone enjoyed cocktails and appetizers before heading upstairs to the upper barn area for formal introductions and dinner. DJ Frank Marsden got the Bridal Party together and introduced them into the reception while playing “Marry Me” by Jason Derulo. Amber & Chris then danced their first dance as a married couple to Dan + Shay’s “From The Ground Up” before toasts, a blessing, and a buffet meal provided by the folks with Mission BBQ. The Bride and her Father shared a dance during dinner to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland and then Chris and his Mother danced to “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion. A cake was cut, cupcakes and other snacks were enjoyed and then we moved the party back down to the barn’s lower area for drinks and dancing. We kicked off the party with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston and followed that with hits from Lady Gaga, The Rednex, Chris Brown, Silento, Outkast and many more. Midway through the reception, the Bride tossed her bouquet to the girls while “Single Ladies” by Beyonce was playing. Mrs. Colburn was then asked to take a seat while “Pony” by Ginuwine was played and her husband removed her garter. That was it for formal events, the remainder of the night all about the party. All parties must end, and Amber & Chris’s came to a close with all couples joining them on the dance floor for a dance to “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton. We wish Mr. & Mrs. Colburn all the best and thank our fellow vendors and the wonderful team at the Vineyards of Mary’s Meadows for being a part of yesterday’s happy little production!

Alysia & Casey’s Wedding + Reception / The Vineyards of Mary’s Meadows

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. McVey aka Alysia & Casey! Their relationship was celebrated yesterday at The Vineyards of Mary’s Meadow with a fun ceremony and a rocking reception. Reverand Frank McFadden married Alysia & Casey on the back lawn of the Vineyards beautiful barn. The ceremony featured a version of “Perfect” played on violin by Andre Soueid, a processional to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and super fun recessional to “Fireball” by Pitbull feat. John Ryan. Everyone enjoyed cocktails and appetizers after that in the lower half of the Barn as the upper area was set up for the beginning of the reception. DJ Frank Marsden gathered the Bridal Party and introduced Parents into the reception while playing “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen entered to T.I.’s “Bring Em Out”, and then Mr. & Mrs. McVey made their grand entrance to “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars. The newlyweds had a first dance following intros to “Until The End Of Time” by Justin Timberlake & Beyonce before toasts by the Maid of Honor & Best Man. Mission BBQ provided a delicious buffet of good eats for all, Alysia danced with her Father to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts, Casey & his Mother danced to “A Song For Mama” by Boyz II Men, the cake was cut and then all guests were invited downstairs for dancing. Songs by Van Morrison, Spice Girls, 69 Boyz, Sia, Bob Segar, Haddaway and more were requested by the Bride & Groom and enjoyed by all. Mid-way through the party, DJ Frank invited all married couples to the dancefloor for an Anniversary Dance to Dan + Shay’s “From The Ground Up” and Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight”. The lovely couple that was the last on the dancefloor had been married for 66 years! An exceptional evening of love, friendship, good eats and fun tunes wrapped up with full dancefloor and the sounds of “Shake Senora” by Pitbull feat. T-Pain & Sean Paul. The Vineyards crew was wonderful to work with as always, and yesterday wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for some great vendors; Mission BBQ, the ladies from Gina Holcomb Photography, and Prints Charming Photo Booths.