The Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House in Baltimore hosted Merrie & William’s wedding reception last night. As usual the Zoomobile stopped by and a few fuzzy and furry friends dropped in to wish the newlyweds all the best. Cocktails and great eats were provided by Laurrapin Grille Catering, memories were captured by Nancy Anderson Cordell Photography and a first in my 20+ years, artist Brittany Sims captured the evening on canvas. Fittingly, Mr. & Mrs. Hicks danced their first dance as a married couple to “A Girl Named Mary And A Boy Named Bill” by Dean Martin. Jazz for cocktails and classics for dancing followed. I enjoyed the fact that these two selected songs from Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and more rather then the typical wedding party songs. We wrapped up a magical evening at The Zoo with Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”. Thanks and congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Hicks!