Yesterday was arguably the most beautiful day of 2018. Perfect weather for Karen & Randall’s outdoor ceremony at the Gramercy Mansion. Found along Greenspring Valley Road in Stevenson, MD, the Mansion was built in 1902 by Alexander J. Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and brother of the American Impressionist painter, Mary Cassatt. Yesterday’s festivities began with Karen & Randall McGill’s ceremony that featured friends and family officiating, playing acoustic guitar and singing. After reading their vows to each other, sealing it with a kiss, and being officially introduced as husband and wife, Randall put on his fedora and DJ Frank Marsden played the theme from “Raiders of The Lost Ark” by John Williams as the recessional. Family and friends made their way into the Mansion that had been transformed and decorated with a “Roaring 20’s/Great Gatsby” type theme to enjoy cocktails and appetizers. The entire Bridal Party was introduced into the Mansion’s foyer area to a remix of Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” and then everyone found their tables and seats for the blessing, a meal provided by Hunt Valley Catering, and toasts. Music throughout cocktails and dinner was a great, hand picked mix from the Bride & Groom that featured “Roaring 20’s” style covers of modern hits as well as classics from the 20’s-40’s. The McGill’s cut their cake to “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor and then moved into the Mansion’s formal living room for their first dance, “At Last” by Etta James. There was dancing and a party that followed as guests of all ages jammed out to songs by artists like; ABBA, Wild Cherry, Prince, Rob Base, The Black Eyed Peas and many more. Karen tossed her bouquet to the single ladies while “Single Ladies” by Beyonce was played, Randall removed and tossed his wife’s garter to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye, and then the gentleman who caught the garter placed it on the young lady who caught the bouquet to Joe Cocker’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On”. We took a moment for Randall and his Mother to dance to John Hiatt’s “Have A Little Faith In Me” and then Karen and her Father danced to “Daddy” by Abby Anderson. Last night’s gathering of two families and lots of good friends was so much fun! They came dressed accordingly for the McGill’s theme, and brought with them such good vibes. An impromptu serenade of the Bride by the Groom of “Angel Eyes” by the Jeff Healy Band preceded a last song/dance to “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye. Because of the hard work by the Mansion’s Staff, Hunt Valley Catering, our friends with Heather Coburn Photography and Editing Life Videography, and of course, Karen & Randall, last night was perfect. Thanks to all and congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. McGill!