Leanne & JJ’s Wedding + Reception / Baltimore Museum of Industry

Last night at the Baltimore Museum of Industry in downtown Baltimore, Leanne & JJ became husband and wife. Officiant Michael Barrett had the honor of marrying the happy couple and the ceremony was beautiful with Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me” as the recessional song. Cocktails and appetizers provided by the folks from Rouge Catering were enjoyed by family and guests as the ceremony space was transformed into a reception area. There were no formal introductions of the newlyweds as they preferred a more low-key approach. The Bride’s Father, JJ’s Brother and Best Man and the newlyweds all welcomed and thanked everyone prior to a wonderful stations style meal. Leanne and her Father joined JJ and his Mother for a dance as dinner wrapped up to John Mayer’s “Love Is A Verb” and then all couples were invited to the dance floor to join Leanne & JJ for a dance to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. The celebration took off after that with guests grooving to sets of Latin music and hits from artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Village People, Walk The Moon, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and more. Rather then having a formal cake cutting, Leanne & JJ decided on an ice cream bar and it was a hit! The dance floor was packed all night long and guests were fun and festive. DJ Frank Marsden enjoyed working with the ladies from Jennifer McMenamin Photography as they captured all the fun moments throughout the night. The evening’s festivities wrapped up with a final song/dance to “The Best Is Yet To Come” by Frank Sinatra. Congratulations to two really sweet people and one amazing couple, Leanne & JJ!

Jennifer & Elliot’s Wedding + Reception / Mt. Washington Dye House

We brought in 2018 and celebrated the love and marriage of Jennifer Harding & Elliot Sneeringer last night at the Mt. Washington Dye House situated in the scenic Jones Falls Valley in Baltimore’s Mt. Washington neighborhood. The Dye House is a repurposed 19th- century cotton mill featuring an industrial rustic design in a picturesque setting.

Jennifer & Elliot were married by their friend and groomsman, Joe Ruzzi with music provided by the Antares Musicians. Following the ceremony, everyone joined the Bride & Groom for cocktails and appetizers while the reception space was transformed into a beautiful reception area.

DJ Frank Marsden gathered, lined up and introduced the Bridal Party back in to the reception while playing “Happy” by Pharrell Williams for the Parents, Chris Brown’s “Forever” while the Groomsmen, Bridesmaids and Maid of Honor & Best Man were introduced and for Mr. & Mrs. Sneeringer’s grand entrance, “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors. Jennifer & Elliot danced their first dance as a married couple to “You & Me” by Dave Matthews Band and then sat for a welcome toast by the Father of the Bride. Copper Kitchen Catering provided a wonderful served meal for everyone while songs by the Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, Dean Martin, Sugarland and many more played softly in the background.

Toasts by Jennifer’s Maid of Honor and Elliot’s Best Man preceded a cake cutting to “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colby Caillat and the opening of the dance floor to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars.

The party continued until 11:59:50 when DJ Frank started the countdown to the New Year. At the stroke of midnight friends and family danced and sang to a rocking version of “Auld Lang Syne” by Reel Big Fish and continued to sing along to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”. The last “official” song of the night was “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers, but Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” closed it out. Guest were invited to grab sparklers and make their way outside for a grand exit by the Bride & Groom.

Thanks to the wonderful staff at the Mt. Washington Dye House, Copper Kitchen Catering, Photographer David Stuck from Mid-Atlantic Media, Videographer/Cinematographer Kevin Haube with N50 Studios and the Antares Musicians for celebrating New Year’s Eve with us and for helping to make last night great for the newlyweds. Congratulations and Happy 2018 to the new Mr. & Mrs. Sneeringer!

 

Andie & Tyler’s Wedding + Reception / Vandiver Inn

Last night at the Vandiver Inn located in Havre de Grace, MD, Andie & Tyler became Mr. & Mrs. Montier! Their ceremony took place in the Inn’s covered/heated pavilion with Officiant Rev. Mary Powers leading Andie & Tyler through their vows. Ceremony music featured The Piano Guys “A Thousand Years”, “Sleeping At Last” by Turning Page and a recessional to “Midnight City” by M83.

Everyone then followed the Bride & Groom inside into the Vandiver’s Mansion House for drinks and appetizers. Later on, DJ Frank Marsden gathered up the Bridal Party and introduced them back in to the pavilion for the reception. Parents were introduced while “Swing, Swing, Swing (with a swing)” by The Swingfield Big Band played, the Bridal Party to “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie and finally Mr. & Mrs. Montier where introduced and went into their first dance; “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne.

A wonderful buffet meal was next and the party followed! It was such a fun group to play for as they asked for songs by The Jackson 5, Kenny Loggins, Miley Cyrus, Prince, The Buggles and many more. Just before cutting their cake, Andie & Tyler’s Maid Of Honor and Best Man offered a toast to them.

As the Bride & Groom cut their cake, DJ Frank played “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole and then opened up the dance floor for everyone again with The Beatles “Twist & Shout”.

Before heading to the Laurrapin Grille Restaurant for their after party, everyone danced to the last dance of the night; “Forever” by Chris Brown. We loved being back at the Vandiver working with Theresa and her staff. It was a pleasure to work with Rev. Mary Powers again, meeting and working with Photographer Mary Bell of Mary Bell Photos and sampling the amazing cake from Desserts by Rita! Andie & Tyler are a lovely couple, sweet, genuine and very much in love. We wish them a lifetime of all good things!

Shelby & Patrick’s Wedding + Reception / Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House

We absolutely loved being a part of Shelby & Patrick’s wedding + reception last night at the Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House! The evening began with the ceremony and Rev. Scott Seaton guiding Shelby & Patrick through their vows, a kiss to seal the deal and a saber arch provided by the Groom’s fellow Navy sailors. The processional music for the ceremony was played live on an acoustic guitar and a violin by friends of the Bride & Groom while DJ Frank Marsden played “Married Life” by Michael Giacchino from the Up Soundtrack for the recessional.

The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour with the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors stopping by, drinks and appetizers and then Shelby & Patrick were formally introduced back in to the reception as Mr. & Mrs. Eytchison while DJ Frank Marsden played “The Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors. A first dance by the Bride & Groom to Michael Buble’s version of “Be My Baby” followed intros along with a welcome/blessing by the Parents of the Bride. Rouge Catering provided a wonderful family style meal for everyone while songs by Miles Davis, Norah Jones and others played in the background.

As dinner service wrapped up, Shelby’s Maid of Honor and Patrick’s Best Man both offered a toast to them on their big day. Shelby and her Father then danced to “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” by Owl City followed by Patrick and his Mother dancing to “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye. Shelby is a master pastry chef and she created, bake and decorated her masterpiece. As she and her husband cut their cake, The Beatles “When I’m 64” was playing.

The party and dancing started with “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles and then continued with songs by Kenny Loggins, Justin Timberlake, The Weather Girls, Shakira, Usher and many more.

Before heading outside for their sparkler exit, Shelby & Patrick joined their guests for the last song of the night; “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole. We loved working with Rouge Catering again and made a new friend in Videographer Chris Piccioni of A.M.Z. Films. Congratulations to Shelby & Patrick, the new Mr. & Mrs. Eytchison.

Bethany & Daniel’s Wedding + Reception / Coradetti Glass Blowing Studio & Gallery

Everything about last night’s wedding & reception was amazing! Bethany & Daniel became Mr. & Mrs. Cohen and then joined their families and friends for a wonderful celebration. It all happened at the Coradetti Glass Blowing Studio & Gallery nestled in the heart of the historic Clipper Mill in Baltimore. Following the ceremony that included musical selections from the Vitamin String Quartet, the Bride & Groom enjoyed cocktails and appetizers with guests while the ceremony space was transformed into a beautiful reception spot. DJ Frank Marsden gathered the newlyweds and their Bridal Party and formally introduced them in to the reception while playing “More Bounce To The Ounce” by Zapp & Roger for parents, groomsmen and bridesmaids and “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by The Darkness for Mr. & Mrs. Cohen’s grand entrance. Bethany & Daniel then danced their first dance as a married couple to a version of  “The Way You Look Tonight” performed by Maroon 5. The Bride’s parents welcomed everyone and then the Matron of Honor and Best Man both made a toast to the happy couple. The Pantry Catering provided the meal for the evening and it was wonderful. Following dinner, Bethany and her Father danced to “A Song For My Daughter” by Ray Allaire and Daniel and his Mother danced to Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide“. The Cohens cut their cake while “When I’m Sixty-Four” by The Beatles played in the background and then danced the night away with their guests. Songs by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Missy Elliot, Daddy Yankee, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Cascada and many more were requested and played and kept the dance floor packed throughout the remainder of the reception. Before heading out for an after party, Bethany & Daniel were joined by all couples for one last dance to Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey”. Two thumbs up and high fives to The Pantry Catering Staff for providing such a delicious meal and for being so incredibly friendly and accommodating. Thanks as well to the Coradetti Staff and Samantha Jay Photography. Thanks and congratulations to Bethany & Daniel Cohen for asking us to help them bring their creative vision to life!

Lindsay & Matt’s Reception / The Belvedere Hotel

Friday night at the Belvedere Hotel in downtown Baltimore City, Lindsay & Matt celebrated their marriage with a reception to remember! Guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails before moving into the hotel’s Charles Ballroom for dinner. DJ Frank Marsden gathered the Bridal Party together and introduced them in to the reception while playing Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. A first dance to “Marry Me” by Train followed intros along with a welcome by the Father of the Bride, toasts by  the Matron of Honor and Best Man and a blessing by Lindsay’s Uncle. A served meal put together by Truffles Catering staff preceded a Father/Daughter dance to Michael Buble’s version of “The Way You Look Tonight” and a Grandfather/Bride dance to “Grandpa” by The Judds. DJ Frank Marsden had the pleasure of playing for the Bride’s Brother’s wedding last year and Lindsay hired many of the same vendors (all from Harford County) for her big day. Thanks to our friends from Wise Films, Wes Bunton PhotoJonathan’s Florist and Baltimore’s Ice Lab Ice Sculptures for being a part of such a great team effort. The rest of last night’s party included a cake cutting to “Sugar” by Maroon 5, a packed dance floor and songs by artists such as Chris Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Don Omar, Portugal. The Man, Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley and lots more. Before heading to the Belvedere’s Owl Bar for drinks, a last song/sing along to “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks brought down the house! Lindsay & Matt were such a joy to work with from day one and it was a pleasure and honor to have been asked to play for their wedding reception. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Kearse and cheers to you both!

 

Jessica & Michael’s Wedding + Reception / Sheraton Baltimore North

Saturday night belonged to Mr. & Mrs. Mroz aka Jessica & Michael! The biggest day of their lives and it all took place at the Sheraton Baltimore North located in Towson. The festivities began with a ceremony led by Officiant Heather Saul followed by a cocktails and appetizers. DJ Frank Marsden made the formal introductions of the Bridal Party and the newlyweds while playing “Happy” by Pharrell Williams for the Parents, “Treasure” by Bruno Mars for the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen and “Bad Boys” by Inner Circle for Jessica & Michael. A first dance to “Never Stop” by Safetysuit happened after the introductions and toasts by the Best Man & Matron of Honor preceded a buffet meal. As the last few tables made their way through the buffet line, the Bride and her Father danced to “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle, then she danced with her Mother to Mark Harris’s “Find You Wings”. Michael and his Mother followed with a dance to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. A cake cutting/smash then happened as “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies was played and then we moved right into the apron dance with Jessica & Michael both dancing with family and friends to songs by Randy Newman, Lee Ann Womack, Eric Clapton and Harry Connick, Jr.. The rest of the evening was simply a party with songs by House Of Pain, Whitney Houston, AC/DC, The Clash, Cupid, Elvis Presley, Pitbull and many more filling the air. The celebration ended with everyone joining Mr. & Mrs. Mroz for one last dance to Michael Buble’s version of “Save The Last Dance For Me”. DJ Frank worked with some great vendors; Darrell McDavid Photography and the Selfie Stop Photo Booth and we thank them. We couldn’t be happier for Jessica & Michael and we wish them a lifetime of good vibes and great tunes!

 

Lauren & Michael’s Wedding + Reception / La Banque de Fleuve

Friday night in Havre de Grace, MD, Lauren & Michael became Mr. & Mrs. Benning! Their ceremony and reception were held along the banks of the Chesapeake Bay at La Banque de Fleuve, a 19th century bank, that has been fully restored in all of the decadence and beauty of its original state. The Serafin String Quartet performed the processional and recessional for the ceremony and then DJ Frank Marsden took over for cocktails and the rest of the celebration. Cocktails and appetizers were served after Lauren & Michael said “I do” and then the Bride & Groom were formally introduced in to the reception to Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance”. The newlyweds then danced to “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. A blessing by the Groom’s Stepfather preceded a buffet meal provided by the nice folks from MacGregor’s Restaurant & Catering. The Groom’s Brother/Best Man proposed a toast to Lauren & Michael just before the dancing started. Music from artists such as Will Smith, Queen, Usher, The Beatles, MC Hammer, Jennifer Lopez and many more were requested by the Bride & Groom and guests. The newlyweds cut their cake as a version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Andrea Bocelli & Katherine McPhee was played. Lauren tossed her bouquet while “Single Ladies” by Beyonce was played and then Michael removed and tossed his wife’s garter to Nelly’s “Hot In Here”. Just before heading outside for the sparkler send off, guests joined the Bride & Groom for one last dance to “Save The Last Dance For Me” by The Drifters. Last night’s festivities came together with the help from the McGregors staff, Photographer Becca Neufeld, Editing Life Videography, Serafin String Quartet and Sweet Eats Cakes. Congratulations and lots of love to the new Mr. & Mrs. Benning!

 

Pamela & Andrew’s Wedding + Reception / Baltimore Museum of Art

A magical evening was had at the Baltimore Museum of Art last night as Pamela & Andrew became husband and wife. Their ceremony, cocktails and reception were held in the museums majestic Fox Court, located up the front steps and just inside the historic Merrick Entrance. It is an exquisite neoclassical room featuring a soaring coffered ceiling supported by elegant Ionic columns. Following their vows, the pronouncement of their marriage and a recessional to the Vitamin String Quartet’s version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, the newlyweds joined their families and friends for cocktails and appetizers. Pam & Andrew were formally introduced in to their reception by DJ Frank Marsden as he played Lynden David Hall’s take on “All You Need Is Love”. Their first dance came next and they danced to “Carolina In My Mind” by James Taylor. A welcome by Pamela’s parents preceded a incredible three course meal provided by Chef’s Expression. Toasts by the Bride’s Maid of Honor and the Groom’s Brother and Best Man took place during dinner, while a Father/Daughter dance to Patrick Wilson’s “Breeze Off The River” and a Mother/Son dance to “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Frank Sinatra all took place as dinner was wrapping up. DJ Frank invited folks to join the Bride & Groom for the cake and pie cutting before inviting both families to join in the traditional Hora Dance. The rest of the evening was a dance celebration with songs by Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, The Commodores, Will Smith, Usher, Michael Jackson and many more filled the air and brought a large majority of the guests to the dance floor. We did slow it down a few times and one of those dances was a Mother/Daughter dance to “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones. All Mothers and their children were invited to join Pamela and her Mother. The final set of the night packed the dance floor as hits by House of Pain, Journey and Neil Diamond closed out a super fun party. We couldn’t have done it alone so we thank the nice people from Chef’s Expression Caterers, Jason Putsche Photography, Flowers and Fancies and the nice staff of the BMA. Congratulations to Pamela & Andrew and cheers to both of you as we wish you a lifetime of happiness and excellent tunes!

Sarah & Howard’s Wedding + Reception / The Cloisters Castle

The Cloisters Castle in Lutherville, MD was the perfect location for Sarah & Howard’s wedding and celebration. Yesterday’s festivities began with a ceremony held in the Castle’s outdoor garden patio. After reading their vows to each other, Officiant Simmone Marsden had Sarah & Howard seal their commitment of love with a kiss before “Tous les garçons et les filles” by Francoise Hardy was played for their recessional. Everyone moved inside for cocktails and the formal introduction of the Bridal Party. Iggy Pop’s “Passenger” was played by DJ Frank Marsden as he introduced everyone to their tables followed by a wonderful stations style meal provided by our friends from Zeffert and Gold Catering. Folks enjoyed a relaxed, extended meal and music from artists such as Tears For Fears, Modest Mouse, The Cure, Ultravox and others. Sarah welcomed and thanked everyone for being a part of their big day before she and her husband cut their cake and “Opium Tea” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds was played. The celebration turned into a dance party with DJ Frank working from the Bride & Groom’s playlist and fielding requests for songs by David Bowie, Little Richard, Bruce Springsteen, Gipsy Kings, Johnny Cash, Beastie Boys and many more. We loved the diversity in Mr. & Mrs. Brown’s playlist and so did their guests! Sarah tossed her bouquet at the end of the evening while “Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place) by Talking Heads was playing and then to wrap up a wonderful night, “La La Love You” by The Pixies was played next. It was so nice to meet Sarah & Howard and help them create their vision. We thank them and their great vendor team: Officiant & Wedding Coordinator, Simmone Marsden, Zeffert and Gold Catering, SugarBakers Cakes, Kate Ann Photography, Editing Life Videography and the friendly Cloisters Castle Staff.