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Anna & Ryan’s Wedding + Reception / Vineyards of Mary’s Meadows

Saturday afternoon in Darlington, MD, at the Vineyards of Mary's Meadows, Anna & Ryan became Mr. & Mrs. Sonntag. Their ceremony processional was a cover of "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Brooklyn Duo and they recessed to "Marry You" by Bruno Mars. The newlyweds enjoyed cocktail hour outside and in the lower portion of the Vineyard's beautiful barn with their friends and family following the ceremony. Later, DJ Frank Marsden invited everyone to the upper area of the barn for dinner and formal dances. The Bridal Party members were introduced into the reception area to various songs and Anna & Ryan made their grand entrance to Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" before their first dance to Sara Evan's version of "I Could Not Ask For More". Toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man preceded a buffet [...]

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. [...]

Lauren & Tony’s Wedding + Reception / Bleues On The Water

Bleue's On The Water is a venue located in Glen Burnie, MD along the Middle River. Lauren & Tony choose this location for their wedding and reception. There were plans for an outdoor ceremony, but Mother Nature had other ideas so "plan B" went into effect and we moved inside. After a kiss, a glass stomping, and a formal presentation, the newlyweds recessed to "Seasons (Waiting On You)" by Future Islands. Guests were invited to the main ballroom, and then DJ Frank Marsden made formal introductions of the Bridal Party. "Feel So Good" by Mase was played as Parents of the Bride & Groom, the Bridal Party, and Lauren & Tony made their grand entrance. A first dance for to Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You", and a Father/Daughter dance to Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" preceded salads and a buffet [...]

Stacy & Francis’s Wedding + Reception / Hunt Valley Country Club

The weekend began for us at Hunt Valley Country Club in Phoenix, MD. Stacy & Francis got married yesterday evening and celebrated with their families and friends. The rain held off just long enough for an outdoor ceremony that started at 5 PM. When the bride was asked to say "yes" to marriage, she said "Hell yes!" Following a recessional to "You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne, the newlyweds had pictures taken by Kait Bailey of Kait Bailey Photography while guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers. DJ Frank Marsden invited guests inside and introduced the newlyweds as Stacy & Francis Bonkowski while playing "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross. Stacy & Francis then enjoyed their first dance to Shinedown's "I'll Follow You". A served meal and toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man preceded Francis's dance with his [...]

Natalie & Brian’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House

Last night's wedding + reception was nearly perfect in every way. The festivities for Natalie & Brian's big day at the Maryland Zoo's Mansion House began with a ceremony at 5:15 led by Officiant Bill Duffy. The music of Alexi Murdoch was played for the processional selections and Natalie Cole's "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" was played for the recessional. Guests followed the Bridal Party to the front hallway of the Mansion House following the ceremony to enjoy cocktails and appetizers and to meet the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors. DJ Frank Marsden invited everyone to their seats following cocktail hour and then made formal introductions. Parents were introduced as "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates was played. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen entered to "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C&C Music Factory and then Natalie & Brian made [...]

Lauren & Taylor’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

The weekend began for us with Lauren & Taylor's wedding + celebration at the Vandiver Inn located in Havre de Grace, MD. The ceremony took place in the enclosed outdoor pavilion that has been recently renovated and looks amazing. Officiant, Simmone Marsden and the groom entered first and walked to Scotty McCreery's "This Is It". Lauren's daughter, Charlie, and Lauren's  Maid of Honor, Samantha walked into the ceremony to "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles, and then Lauren made her way down the aisle to "I Get To Love You" by Ruelle. After a kiss to make it official, and a recessional to Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud", the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers inside the Mansion house and on the house's front porch while the outdoor pavilion was transformed into a reception space. DJ Frank Marsden officially [...]

Stephanie & Jeffrey’s Wedding + Reception / Stone Ridge Hollow

Saturday night at Stone Ridge Hollow in Forest Hill, MD, Stephanie & Jeffrey became Mr. & Mrs. Zalfa. The evening began with a ceremony in the upper barn area of Stone Ridge. After a kiss and a formal presentation, Stephanie & Jeffrey recessed to Blink-182's "Dammit". DJ Frank Marsden invited guests to move down to the barn's downstairs bar area for cocktails. Later on, after the ceremony space was transformed into a reception space, guests moved back upstairs for introductions and the reception. ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" was played while the Bridal Party and the Newlyweds were brought in. Intros were followed by Stephanie & Jeffrey's first dance to Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love". The Groom and his Mother then danced to Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind" and then the Bride and her Father danced to "My Little [...]

Kristy & Brent’s Reception / M&T Bank Stadium

So we wrapped up an amazing year of wedding celebrations with a great one! Last night's reception festivities took place at the home of the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium and was Kristy & Brent's choice to celebrate their marriage. Guests arrived around 7 pm and enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and a view of the football field. The Bridal Party was formally introduced into the reception by DJ Frank Marsden while he played "Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes and the new Mr. & Mrs. Campbell made their grand entrance to Nelly's "Hot In Here". They followed their intro with a first dance to Sam Smith's acoustic version of "Latch". Kristy and her Father danced next to "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra, Brent and his Mother danced to Rod Stewart's "Forever Young", and then everyone was asked to [...]

Staci & Scott’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House

What a great party! Staci & Scott's wedding reception last night at the Maryland Zoo's Mansion House was so much fun. Their ceremony featured the Bride's Sister as the Officiant and a processional to "Christmas Canon" by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. After a formal presentation and a kiss, Mr. & Mrs. Johnston recessed to "Best Day Of My Life" by American Authors. Cocktail hour took place on the front enclosed porch of the Mansion House where guests enjoyed a wonderful spread of appetizers and cocktails and had the opportunity to meet two of the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors; a skunk and a penguin. After DJ Frank Marsden invited everyone to their tables for the reception and a low key introduction of the Bride & Groom, Jessica (Staci's Sister & the Officiant) made a toast to the newlyweds and then a served meal [...]

Bonnylin & Matthew’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House

Bonnylin & Matthew were already Mr. & Mrs. Vanwinkle, they've been married for months. Saturday night at the Maryland Zoo's Mansion House, they renewed their vows and celebrated their marriage with a lively reception. Their ceremony began just after 5 pm with music for the Bridal Party & the Bride's recessional provided by the band Sigur Rós and a recessional to "The Throne Room" from Star Wars. Cocktails and appetizers were served and passed by the staff from Dean and Brown Catering and enjoyed by all. The Zoo's Animal Ambassadors stopped by for a visit during cocktail hour and shortly after, DJ Frank Marsden invited guests to find a seat, gathered the Bridal Party, and formally introduced them into the reception. Parents, Bridesmaids, and Groomsmen were introduced while the "Cantina Band" from Star Wars was played and Dr. & Dr. Van Winkle entered [...]