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 their grand entrance while the sounds of “It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock filled the air. A first dance to “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne, toasts by the Best Man, Maid of Honor, both Fathers, and a blessing by the Groom’s Brother preceded an incredible meal set up in multiple stations by our friends at Zeffert and Gold Catering. Before the dancing portion of last night’s celebration, Natalie & her Father danced to “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” by Randy Newman & Lyle Lovett. Brian and his Mother followed that with their dance to “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins. DJ Frank played requests by the Bride & Groom and others for the rest of the evening with songs by artists like Spice Girls, Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and many more setting the groove. The last song of the night was Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and it had everyone circled up and singing along on the dance floor. Working with vendors like Adam with Just Hitched Films, Heather from Jackalope Photography, and the friendly staff with Zeffert and Gold Catering was awesome. Providing the soundtrack for Natalie & Brian’s wedding day was even better!