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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 [...]

Elyse & Matt’s Wedding + Reception / Swan Harbor Farm

What a wonderful way to wrap up the weekend! Yesterday at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace, MD, Elyse & Matt became Mr. & Mrs. Rowe. They got married behind the Mansion with an incredible view of the Chesapeake Bay. Elyse proceeded down the aisle to Dave Matthews Band's "Crash Into Me" and she and her husband walked back down the aisle together after a kiss and formal presentation to "Heaven" by Avicii. Cocktails were enjoyed by all on the back lawn before DJ Frank Marsden invited them over to the tented area for the reception. For formal introductions, the Bridal Party was brought in to "Levels" by Avicii and the Bride & Groom to "Bring Me A Higher Love" by Kygo & Whitney Houston. The newlyweds danced their first dance together as a married couple next and they chose [...]

Lisa & Josh’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

Saturday afternoon at the Vandiver Inn located in Havre de Grace, MD, Lisa & Josh said "I do", kissed, and became husband & wife! One of our favorite officiants, Natalie Tyler of Weddings Quick and Sweet walked the happy couple through their vows in front of about 90 guests at the Vandiver's outdoor ceremony space before everyone moved to the Mansion House for cocktails. After some drinks and socializing, the Vandiver Staff invited Lisa & Josh's families and friends out to the Inn's outdoor, climate controlled pavilion for the reception. DJ Frank Marsden formally introduced parents into the reception while playing "Beautiful Day" by U2, the Bridal Party to "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors, and "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars for Mr. & Mrs. Nolen. After they were intruded, Lisa & Josh danced their first [...]

Sherae & Bernard’s Wedding + Reception / La Banque de Fleuve

Two of the sweetest people we've ever had the chance to work with became husband and wife yesterday. Congratulations to Sherae & Bernard Brooks! Their big day took place at La Banque de Fleuve's Seaplane Base along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, MD. The ceremony included the Bride's processional to Eric Benet's "Spend My Life With You" and a recessional to "Wifey" by Next. Cocktails and appetizers were enjoyed by all after the ceremony and were followed by a formal introduction of the Bridal Party and newlyweds. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen walked into the reception to "I Found Love"  by Bebe Winans and Mr. & Mrs. Brooks entered to "When God Gave Me You" by Vernon Jones. A first dance to "Best Part" by Daniel Caesar (feat. H.E.R.) preceded a buffet meal provided by the nice folks [...]

Natalie & Mike’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

High temperatures, lots of love, and a big celebration. Yesterday at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Natalie & Mike's got married. Following their outdoor ceremony, guests flocked to the Mansion House for shade, air conditioning, and cold drinks. After the cocktail hour, everyone was invited to gather in the Vandiver's outdoor, climate controlled pavilion for the reception. DJ Frank Marsden introduced the newlyweds children and bridal party in while playing "Happy" by Pharrell Williams and then new Mr. & Mrs. Fadrowski in to "I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown. Natalie & Mike then danced their very first dance as a married couple to "Our Love" by Judah & The Lion. The Father of the Bride offered a blessing, a delicious buffet meal was enjoyed, and then Mike's Best Man (his Brother) made a toast to [...]

Brittany & Jarod’s Wedding + Reception / La Banque de Fleuve

There's no better way to wrap up a weekend then with a fun wedding along the Chesapeake Bay! Today in Havre de Grace, MD at La Banque de Fleuve, Brittany & Jarod said "I do" with a water front view at La Banque's Sea Plane Base. The Bride processed down the aisle to Dan + Shay's "Speechless" before her Grandmother officiated and married Brittany & Jarod. After a kiss and an official announcement that the two lovers were now husband and wife, they recessed to "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. Cocktail hour was enjoyed outside on the Sea Base Plane's gorgeous patio and then guests moved to La Banque de Fleuve's indoor venue, a 19th century bank that has been fully restored with all the beauty of the original state for the rest of the celebration. DJ Frank Marsden introduced the Parents, [...]

Tracy & Connor’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

We congratulate the new Mr. & Mrs. Cox aka Tracy & Connor! They had their biggest day ever yesterday at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD. It all started at 3:30 with an outdoor ceremony that featured "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" by the Mamas & Papas for the Bride's processional, vows, a kiss, and a recessional to "Come Go With Me" by the Beach Boys. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were enjoyed following the ceremony inside the Mansion House and on its front porch. Later on, after guests had found their way to the Inn's year-round outdoor pavilion, DJ Frank Marsden made formal introductions of the Bridal Party. Parents were introduced while "Sexyback" by Justin Timberlake was played, Bridal Party members entered to "24 Magic" by Bruno Mars, and Mr. & Mrs. Cox entered to Credence Clearwater Revival's [...]

Lisa & Kevin’s Wedding + Reception / La Banque de Fleuve

Friday night at the Seaplane Base of La Banque de Fleuve in Havre de Grace, MD, Lisa & Kevin said "I do". The ceremony began with the Groom, his officiant, and his son (Best Man) making their way to La Banque via boat and entering in to Bob Marley's "One Love". The ladies, all daughters of the Bride & Groom entered the ceremony to Martina McBride's "In My Daughter's Eyes" and then one of them picked up a ukulele and played a version of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love" as the processional for the Bride. Their were some happy tears, some laughs, and a kiss that were all followed by a recessional to "Love Someone" by Brett Eldredge. Cocktail hour took place next and guests enjoyed beautiful weather, a panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay, drinks and appetizers. After [...]

Barbara & David’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

Friday night was one of those perfect Spring evenings. The Vandiver Inn located along the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, MD was the perfect setting for Barbara & David's celebration. As a small group of family and friends watched, Barbara & David said "I do" under the Inn's outdoor pavilion and then made their way into the Mansion House for cocktail hour. The Inn's pavilion was then transformed into a reception space before DJ Frank Marsden invited guests back out and then formally introduced the newlyweds and played "At Last" by Etta James for their first dance. A toast, a blessing, salads and a buffet meal preceded the dance party. Music by artists such as Al Green, Michael Jackson, Dion, Justin Timberlake, ABBA, the B-52's, and many more had everyone dancing and singing along throughout the rest of the evening. [...]

Denise & Rand’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

We celebrated Denise & Rand's wedding & reception at the Vandiver Inn Sunday evening! Their ceremony began just after 4 and was followed by pictures, cocktails, appetizers and socializing inside the Inn's Mansion House. Soon after, guests found their way to the reception area and DJ Frank Marsden officially introduced the Bridal Party and the new Mr. & Mrs. Miller. Rand welcomed and thanked everyone then turned the microphone over to his Best Man who delivered a wonderful toast to the newlyweds. A blessing preceded plated salads and a lovely served meal. Colonel & Mrs. Randolph P. Miller wrapped up the dinner portion of the night by dancing their first dance as husband and wife to "Let's Make Love" by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill. Rand took a break as his wife danced with her Father next to Heartland's "I Loved [...]