Shannon & Mike’s Wedding + Reception / Swan Harbor Farm

Saturday night was a night to celebrate Shannon & Mike’s love! Their ceremony and reception at Swan Harbor Farm along the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, MD were lovely. Shannon’s Brother was the officiant for their ceremony and did a exceptional job. Following the recessional to “My Girl” by Dylan Scott, everyone enjoyed cocktails and appetizers and the beautiful Fall weather. DJ Frank Marsden invited family and friends to find their seats under the Farm’s tented ballroom for introductions. Parents walked in to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer to DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What”, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen came in to Chris Brown’s “Forever” and finally Mr. & Mrs. Chearno made their grand entrance as “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled was played. Intros were preceded by Shannon & Mike’s first dance to “Crazy Girl” by Eli Young Band. A blessing, a buffet meal provided by Beefalo Bob’s Catering and toasts by both Maids Of Honor and the Best Man all took place before the dance party began. Songs by artists such as The Rolling Stones, Clarence Carter, Nelly, Digital Underground, Bruno Mars, Rednex, AC/DC and many more got guests up and grooving. The groomsmen surprised the Bride with a “hillbilly” lap dance” to Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl”, Shannon tossed her bouquet to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce and Mike removed his wife’s garter as Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” was playing. Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” was the scheduled last dance, but they wanted one more and DJ Frank obliged with “Family Tradition” by Hank Williams, Jr. We enjoyed working with the ladies from Katiedid Photography as they captured all the fun and provided a photo booth as well. Congratulations to the new Chearno’s and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your celebration.

Kendall Burrows Foundation Footloose Gala / Padonia Park Club

Last night at Padonia Park Club in Timonium, MD, the Kendall Burrows Foundation held their 4th annual Footloose Gala to celebrate and raise money to benefit their Foundation, Johns Hopkins Children’s center, and their mission to support children like Kendall.

Kendall Burrows was diagnosed at age three and suffered from a rare autoimmune disease known as Evan’s syndrome, which is when the body makes antibodies that destroy red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Patients with Evan’s contract thrombocytopenia and Coombs’ positive hemolytic anemia and have no other known underlying etiology. The specific cause for Evan’s syndrome is unknown and there have been no genetic links identified although her mother Deborah also has Evan’s. Throughout her lifetime, Kendall was in and out of remission with Evan’s. When in remission, she was a happy, normal little girl that enjoyed a plethora of activities, including contact sports and all forms of dance. When her blood levels were reduced to life-threatening numbers, she was unable to participate and was often hospitalized and needed monitoring, resulting in many forms of therapy including a splenectomy, chemotherapy, plasmapheresis, intravenous immune globulin, and high doses of steroids. She was a model patient although she did tend to give her doctors a run for their money. She required hundreds and hundreds of blood transfusions in her short lifetime. In the last three weeks of her life, she needed 50-60 units of blood a day to stay alive. Her family never had to worry about the blood supply, each day boxes arrived from all over the country and helped to sustain her through her ordeal. As a thank you, her family had organized a blood drive with the American Red Cross at Dulaney High School. Unfortunately, Kendall lost her battle to Evan’s the day before the blood drive. The media was instrumental in promoting this drive, and it is still considered to be the largest single donor blood drive in the history of the American Red Cross. Her family was present to thank everyone for their efforts. Kendall Burrows impacted not only a family, but an entire community. The Kendall Burrows Foundation was formed in 1996 by the Burrows Family to build upon the strength and passion that Kendall exuded every day and set out to help other children facing similar challenges and eventually find a cure.

We are so proud to have been asked once again to entertain and be a part of such a great cause and event. We thank the Burrows Family, Greg Carpenter from 101.9 FM for helping with the live auction and a we can’t forget the wonderful staff at Padonia Park Club. 

Please consider a donation to the Kendall Burrows Foundation.

Elena & Carey’s Wedding + Reception / Gramercy Mansion

It was a wonderful celebration last night for Elena & Carey! The two love birds were married and through a party at the Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore, MD to honor their relationship. The wedding took place in one of the Mansion’s lovely landscaped gardens, with the Groom’s Grandfather officiating. Live music by the band Achilles for cocktails came next before DJ Frank Marsden gathered everyone inside the Mansion. The Bridal Party members were formally introduced to “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads and the Newlyweds were introduced into their first dance; Fat Boy Slim’s “Praise You”. A welcome toast by the Bride’s Father and toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man preceded a wonderful three course meal put together by the nice folks from Linwoods Catering. Following dinner, Carey and his Mom danced to Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti” before the Achilles Band took over and played the Father/Daughter dance and then a wonderful set of traditional Greek music. DJ Frank and the Achilles Band took turns entertaining the crowd and it was festive! Songs by artists such as Miley Cyrus, The Beatles, Gipsy Kings, Pitbull, The Clash, Gorillaz, Lady Gaga and more brought the party crowd to the dance floor. We loved meeting and working with Photographer Sam Hurd as he and his partner captured all the fun and memories. We also thoroughly enjoyed playing for Elena & Carey and their families and friends. An incredible party wrapped up just before midnight with all guests joining  the Bride & Groom for one last song; The Pogues “Sally MacLennan! Congrats to two people who were meant for each other and who’s love inspired an excellent celebration. 

 

Jamie & John’s Wedding + Reception / Rockfield Manor

Yesterday at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air, two old friends became husband and wife. Jamie & John are now Mr. & Mrs. Dymond and we couldn’t be happier for them! Their ceremony and reception were beautiful. As the Bride walked down the aisle with her son, the song “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix was performed live by Sherrie Robbins. After declaring their love for each other and exchanging vows, the newlyweds walked back down the aisle together as “Beautiful World” by JJ Grey & Mofro was played by DJ Frank Marsden. Guests then enjoyed cocktails and appetizers prior to formal introductions. The Bridal Party danced their way in to the reception to the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” and then Jamie & John danced to “Into The Mystic” by Van Morrison for their first dance as a married couple. A heart felt blessing by the Maid of Honor, Crystal and one of the finest toasts we’ve ever heard by one of the Bridesmaids, Simmone that incorporated songs titles from Jamie’s favorite band, the Grateful Dead and John’s favorite, the Zac Brown Band preceded a buffet meal provided by Dean and Brown Catering. As the last table of guests made their way back from the buffet, the Bride and her 10 year old son, Gavin along with the Groom and his Mother danced to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. A cake cutting to the Del McCoury Band’s version of “When I’m Sixty-Four” and a bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce took place throughout the evening, but for the most part the rest of it was just a fun filled, relaxed celebration. Songs by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Andy Grammer, the Beastie Boys, Rusted Root, Bruno Mars, Robert Palmer and many more filled the air. The Dymond’s big day wrapped up with couples joining them for one last dance to “Free” by Zac Brown Band. Thanks to the friendly staff from Dean and Brown Catering and to our new friends, photographers Michael & Anastasia. The newlyweds, Jamie & John are good friends of ours and we thank them for allowing us to be a part of their festivities. We love and congratulate them and wish them a life time of all good things!

Emily & Matt’s Wedding + Reception / Lloyd’s Legacy Farm

Yesterday was a beautiful day and it was Emily & Matt’s big day! Their wedding and reception was held at Lloyd’s Legacy Farm in White Hall, MD. The afternoon began with a ceremony along side the Farm’s pond. After the recessional, guests made their way to the Farm’s barn for the reception and cocktails. The newlyweds and their Bridal Party were formally introduced in to the barn by DJ Frank to ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” and then the new Mr. & Mrs. Smith danced their first official dance as a married couple to “Grave” by Thomas Rhett. Emily and her Father then danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw and after that Matt and his Mom danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. A blessing and a delicious buffet meal provided by our friends from Mission BBQ came next. A big set of dancing opened up the party as songs by Nelly, The Charlie Daniels Band, Grand Funk Railroad, Don Omar, Pitbull and many more were requested, played and grooved to. A cake cutting/smash was the half time show as Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar” was playing in the background and a bouquet toss to David Guetta’s “Where Them Girls At” and a garter removal/toss to “Pony” by Ginuwine closed out the evenings formal events. The celebration continued late into the evening with a really fun group of the Bride & Groom’s family and friends. The last song of the night was Justin Moore’s “Til My Last Day” and this brought everyone to the dance floor and was a great way to end a wonderful day filled with love, family, friends and good tunes. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Smith!

Kerri & Matt’s Reception / American Visionary Art Museum

Last night at the American Visionary Art Museum in downtown Baltimore City, Kerri & Matt celebrated their marriage with an excellent party! The reception followed a church ceremony in Kingsville. Cocktails and appetizers were enjoyed by all before DJ Frank introduced the Bridal Party. Parents walked in to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen to “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer then Mr. & Mrs. Murphy came in to “Right Above It” by Lil Wayne feat. Drake. Their first dance followed and was to “Wanna Be That Song” by Brett Eldridge. Toasts by the Matron of Honor and Matt’s Brother and Best Man, Peter followed. Rouge Fine Catering knocked it out the park with an amazing stations dinner. An unexpected, but fun dance set came next, pushing the cake cutting and parents dances back a bit as guests were ready to party. DJ Frank wished the Bride’s Grandmother, Lucille a happy 91st birthday before the newlyweds cut their cake to “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers. Kerri and her Father then danced to Rod Stewart’s “Forever Young” and Matt and his Mom danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. The rest of the night flew by and the dance floor was always packed with folks dancing to songs by Bryan Adams, Fat Joe, The Beatles, Nelly, Bruno Mars, The Contours, John Denver and many more. Just before heading out for their after party, Mr. & Mrs. Murphy were joined by all the guests for one last song; “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. We loved working with Kerri & Matt to create their vision and we’re pretty sure their vision came true! Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Murphy!

Selena & Tim’s Wedding + Reception / Steppingstone Farm Museum

The last weekend of the Summer of 2017 wrapped up with Selena & Tim’s big day at Steppingstone Farm Museum located in the Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, MD. Their day began with a ceremony that overlooked a beautiful meadow. A processional to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” started the ceremony then officiant Simmone Marsden lead Selena & Tim through their vows before a recessional to “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder. Guests were invited to make their way to Steppingstone’s outdoor pavilion for cocktails and dinner next. DJ Frank formally introduced the Bridal Party and the newlyweds in to the reception while playing “That’s What’s Up” by Edward Sharped & The Magnificent Zeroes. Two amazing toasts by the Best Man & Maid Of Honor preceded a buffet meal provided by Richlin Catering. The new Mr. & Mrs. Goff danced their first dance after dinner to a version of “Georgia On My Mind” by Michael Buble. A Father/Daughter dance was next as Selena and her Dad danced to Heartland’s “I Loved Her First” then Tim and his Mother danced to Frank Sinatra’s “Young At Heart”. Cupcakes for dessert and dancing followed as songs by the Grateful Dead, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Damian Marley, Otis Redding and more were requested and played. Selena tossed her bouquet to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and Tim removed and tossed his wife’s garter while “Foxy Lady” by Jimi Hendrix was played. The Goffs wedding day ended with all couples joining them in a dance to The Beatles “Til There Was You”. Tim & Selena and their families and friends were so much fun to entertain! We wish them so much love and happiness and look forward to spending time with our new friends in the future.

 

Stacey & Justin’s Wedding + Reception / Water’s Edge Event Center

Last night was such a fun party! Stacey & Justin’s wedding celebration at Water’s Edge Event Center in Belcamp, MD was one to remember. The evening began with a ceremony overlooking the Bush River with Officiant Natalie Taylor of Weddings Quick and Sweet taking the helm. A recessional to Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” led into a cocktail hour with guests enjoying drinks and appetizers outside during the last Saturday of the Summer. Once everyone found their seats inside the ballroom, DJ Frank introduced the Bridal Party and then the new Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton came in to “I Do” by Young Jeezy (feat. Jay Z & Andre 3000). Stacey & Justin then danced their first dance to “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young. A blessing by Justin’s Grandfather (Pop) and toasts by the Matron Of Honor (Stacey’s Sister) and both Best Men all took place before guests enjoyed salads and a delicious served meal. As dinner began to wrap up, the Bride and her Father danced to Sam Cooke’s  “Nothing Can Change This Love” and then Justin and his Mother danced to Eric Church’s “Like Jesus Does”. ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” opened up the dancing portion of the night and guests were quick to fill the dance floor. DJ Frank received a slew of requests ranging from songs by Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger and The Beatles to Mase, Notorious B.I.G., Nelly, Drake and many more. There were cupcakes provided by Flavor Cupcakery for guests to enjoy, but no other formal events, just a super fun dance party! Before heading out to Bush Mill Tavern for their after party, the last song of the night became three last songs as this crowd didn’t want the celebration to end. Officially, Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” was to be the last song, but Drake’s “One Dance” actually closed it all out. We loved working with Stacey & Justin to create their vision and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the wonderful team at Water’s Edge and the ladies from Anna Schmidt Photography.

 

Brittany & Eric’s Wedding + Reception / Pond View Farm

Friday evening at Pond View Farm in White Hall, MD, Brittany & Eric became Mr. & Mrs. Lynerd! They were married by officiant Cheryl L. Kilduff underneath the trees that overlook the Farm’s pond. A cocktail hour under the pavilion followed and preceded introductions by DJ Frank of the Bridal Party and the newlyweds. Parents were introduced in to “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons, the Bridal Party to “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz and Mr. & Mrs. Lynerd came in to Chris Brown’s “Forever”. They danced their first dance right away to “From The Ground Up” by Dan + Shay and then Brittany’s Matron of Honor and Eric’s Best Man/Brother both offered a toast to the happy couple. A wonderful buffet meal provided by the Pond View Pit Crew was followed by Brittany and her Father dancing to Heartland’s “I Loved Her First” and then Eric and his Mother danced to “A Song For My Son” by Mikki Veiereck. A cake cutting happened just before the party kicked off with guests asking for songs by Fifth Harmony, Justin Timberlake, Big & Rich, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Flo Rida and many more. Brittany tossed her bouquet to the single ladies as DJ Frank played “Where Them Girls At” by David Guetta and then Eric removed and tossed his wife’s garter to Flo Rida’s “Right Round”. The celebration continued on throughout the night and just before their sparkler send off, the Bride & Groom joined the remaining couples for one last dance to “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes. Last night’s good vibes were made possible by Mr. & Mrs. Lynerd and fellow vendors: Nicole Shantz Photography, 8 Media Group and  the Pond View Pit Crew. Congratulations to an adorable couple!

Emily & John’s Reception / Liberty Mountain Resort

Emily & John are now Mr. & Mrs. Machovec! This happened yesterday evening and the celebration that followed was at Liberty Mountain Resort/Boulder Ridge Lodge in Carrol Valley, PA. Folks enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as they arrived and then DJ Frank introduced the Bridal Party in to the Lodge’s Ballroom to the theme from “Jurassic Park” by John Williams and Mr. & Mrs. Machovec to the theme from “Game Of Thrones” by Ramin Djawadi. Their first dance took place after introductions and their song was “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds. A welcome by Emily’s Father, toasts by the Matron of Honor and Best Man and a blessing preceded salads and a served meal. A cake cutting to “Heaven” by Bryan Adams wrapped up dinner and was followed by Emily and her Father’s dance to Heartland’s “I Loved Her First”. John and his Mother danced to “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, the single ladies joined the Bride on the dance floor for the bouquet toss and then the newlyweds came together for an apron dance to Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher” and “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates. A mix of sing a long hits, a bunch of fun 80’s tunes and a few classic love songs for some slow dancing kept the Lodge’s dance floor filled. Requests for songs by artists such as Huey Lewis & The News, Michael Jackson, Natalie Imbruglia, House Of Pain, The Righteous Brothers, Bon Jovi and many more helped DJ Frank create a live party mix to remember! The Machovec’s celebration wrapped up with “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey and a sparkler send off to “Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen. It was a wonderful, magical evening and quite the party. Congratulations Emily & John!