Party Music

/Party Music

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 [...]

Heather & Joe’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House

Last night's wedding + reception was a wonderful as the couple who got married! Heather & Joe became husband and wife at the Maryland Zoo's Mansion House in Baltimore and then celebrated their love. As the temperatures began to drop, guests made their way inside the Mansion House for the ceremony that was officiated by the Bride's Stepfather. The processional song for the entire Bridal Party was Daniel Jang's version of John Legend's "All of Me". Vows were exchanged and sealed with a kiss, Heather & Joe were formally introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Poole and then they recessed to Toploader's cover of "Dancing In The Moonlight". Guests then mingled along with the Bridal Party and also had the opportunity to meet some of the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. Later on, after everyone made their way to [...]

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 [...]

Ashley & Tim’s Wedding + Reception / Mountain Branch

Our friends, Ashley & Tim married each other yesterday for the second time! They got hitched in Las Vegas earlier this year, but wanted to have their friends and family around this time, and they wanted to celebrate! This time around their wedding took place at Mountain Branch in Joppa, MD. Their day began with a ceremony at 4 pm with our own, Simmone Marsden officiating and a recessional to the Cure's "Just Like Heaven". The happy couple enjoyed cocktails and appetizers along with their favorite people following the ceremony and prior to introductions. DJ Frank Marsden gathered the Bridal Party, then invited guests to find their seats inside Mountain Branch's heated outdoor tented ballroom that overlooks the golf course. Parents and Bridal Party members were introduced into the reception while Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" was played [...]

Katherine & Dominic’s Reception / The Oaks Waterfront Inn

Mr. & Mrs. Serio, congratulations! Yesterday was Katherine & Dominic's big day. They held their wedding reception at the Oaks Waterfront Inn located in Maryland on a cove off the Chesapeake Bay, just an hour from Annapolis and minutes from St. Michaels, Easton and Oxford. The newlyweds enjoyed cocktails and appetizers along with their guests before being formally introduced into their reception by DJ Frank Marsden. All couples walked in to various songs selected by the Bride and Groom. Katherine & Dominic made their grand entrance to "Something Like This" by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay and then danced their first dance to "Overwhelmed" by Tim McMorris. Katherine remained on the dance floor and danced with her Father to Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" and then Dominic danced with his Aunt to "You'll Be In My Heart" by Phil Collins. The Father [...]

Maddison & Christopher’s Wedding + Reception / Bohemia River Overlook

Bohemia River Overlook in North East, MD is a beautiful wedding destination. Nestled along the Elk River, the venue features three different locations to have a wedding & reception. Maddi & Chris selected the Manor's back yard that featured a panoramic view of the river for their ceremony. Our own Simmone Marsden was their officiant and the ceremony included an instrumental version of John Legend's "All Of Me" and a recessional to "God Your Mama and Me" by Florida Georgia Line feat. Backstreet Boys. Following the ceremony, guests moved over to the Manor's reflective pool and fountain area for cocktails before finding their seats under the tented veranda. The Parents of the Bride & Groom and the Bridal Party were introduced by DJ Frank Marsden into the reception to various songs selected by the newlyweds and then the new Mr. & [...]