The historic Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, MD, was built in 1898, and was the summer residence of Dr. Howard A. Kelly, one of the four founding physicians of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Sold to Harford County in the late 1970s, the mansion now operates as a historic, cultural, educational, and recreational facility. Rachel & Nick choose the Mansion for one of the biggest days of their lives. Their wedding day began with a ceremony on one of the Mansion’s porticos. This wasn’t “Plan A”, but because of passing thunderstorms, “Plan B” was put in to place and it turned out wonderfully. The Bride processed to a version of Canon in D, and the newlyweds recessed to Vivaldi’s “Spring”. Cocktail hour was enjoyed by all following the ceremony and prior to formal introductions of the Bridal Party. DJ Frank Marsden introduced Parents, Bridal Party members, and the Bride & Groom while playing “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles, toasts were made by Rachel’s Father, one of her Matron’s of Honor, and by a good friend of Nicks before everyone enjoyed a tasty buffet provided by Dean and Brown Catering. After the meal, guests were invited into the dancing area of the Mansion to watch Rachel & Nick dance their first dance together as a married couple. They chose “Magic” by Coldplay for their first, “Little Miss Magic” by Jimmy Buffett for the Father/Daughter dance, and “O’ Mamo” by Petr Rezek for the Mother/Son dance. The formal dances were followed by a live musical performance by Rachel’s Mother, an apron dance, and a cake cutting. The rest of the evening was incredible celebration of love, friendship, and family. There were about 70 guests at last nights reception, and 99% of them danced all night! Songs by Elvis Presley, Prince, Queen, Pharrell Williams, and many more had the Liriodendron rocking! Thanks to the Liriodendron Staff, the Dean and Brown Catering Crew, Katie with Ceremony Photography, and Rachel & Nick for putting together a fabulous evening!