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.