We're back again with more real weddings!  Here are our weddings from the weekend of September 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2009.  Enjoy!


 

Alexis and Matt, 9/18/2009 - Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, MD

DJ:  Evan Reitmeyer

The setting:  One of our favorite wedding venues, with ceremony on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and reception inside the Tavern Ballroom.

The first dance:  "The Nearness of You" by Norah Jones.

The music:  A wide variety of music spanning many decades and genres, everything from oldies to current pop!

A touching moment:  The combined parents' dance, to "Have I Told You Lately" by Van Morrison, was very sweet.

Outstanding vendors:  Erin Janes and her staff at CBBC were fabulous, as they always are!


 

 

Kira and Anthony, 9/18/2009 - Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, MD

DJ:  Jeff Brown

The setting:  The beautiful rooftop deck, Garden Room and Sunset Ballroom at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

The first dance:  "When I Say I Do" by Matthew West

The music:  An eclectic and fun mix of reggae and Christian music for cocktails and dinner, followed by Motown and classics from the 1950s through the 1980s.

An unexpected surprise:  The guests formed a conga line that weaved throughout the reception area!

A fun moment:  At the end of the evening, all the guests joined together on the dance floor for an upbeat last dance to Michael Franti and Spearhead's "Say Hey (I Love You)."

Outstanding vendors:  Erin Janes and the team at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club were great, as was photographer Larry Huffman.


 

 

Kelly and Jeremy, 9/19/2009 - Silver Swan Bayside, Stevensville, MD

DJ:  David Johnson

The first dance:  "Use Somebody" by Pixie Lott

The setting:  The Silver Swan's breathtaking views of the bay and sunset were accented by the couple's choice of a beach theme -- lots of shells, sand and candles.

A unique surprise:  The bride shared a special dance with her mom, and as a surprise, had me edit the song to include a startling "record scratch" sound effect.  She acted upset and I played along, pretending there was a problem with the equipment -- until the second special song started and they finished the dance.  She told her mom it was planned and it was a lot of fun!

A funny moment:  The groom is a big Steelers fan and the bride is a big Ravens fan, so the mother of the bride had me sign off at the end of the evening with a big "GO RAVENS!"

Outstanding vendors:  Taylor Kshimetski and the staff at Siver Swan Bayside were wonderful!


 

 

Amanda and Penn, 9/19/2009 - William Paca House, Annapolis, MD

DJ:  Soor Kothari

The setting:  Gorgeous views and a quaint ambiance accented by cobblestones were provided by the Paca House.

The first dance:  "Green Eyes" by Coldplay

A funny moment:  The bridesmaids gathered together for a great rendition of Sir Mixalot's "Baby Got Back."  It was very entertaining!

A unique surprise:  The bouquet and garter toss took place on the front steps of the Paca House for all to see.

Outstanding vendors:  Jody Dalton of the Paca House was wonderful to work with as always, and so were caterer Phil Lamborne, photographer Gary Pierpoint, and florist Cynthia Robinson-Jurkovic.


Karen and Kevin, 9/19/2009 - Governor Calvert House, Annapolis, MD

DJ:  Evan Reitmeyer

The setting:  A beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of historic Annapolis, wich cocktails and dancing in the three-story atrium.

The first dance:  Dave Matthews Band, "Steady as We Go"

The playlist:  A great mix of new and old!  Once the guests finished eating cake, they really go into it on the dancefloor!

Outstanding vendors:  It was great working with Vaneisha Brown from Your Happily Ever After Event Planning again!


 

 

Kate and Chris, 9/19/2009 - Historic Londontown, Annapolis, MD

DJ:  Michael Bell

The setting:  A beautiful garden ceremony preceded the tented reception accented with blue and white decor, lighting and hydrangea centerpieces.

The first dance:  "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Inglova

The music:  Everything from indie, 70s, 80s and hip hop.

A funny moment:  The bride's father was career Navy, while the groom's father was career Army.  Their toasts featured lots of jokes about the Army/Navy football game!

Outstanding vendors:  String musician Katie Chambers, Rhonda with Saucy Salamander Catering, and photographer Dean Thorsen were a pleasure to work with!


 

 

Stacy and Todd, 9/19/2009 - Elkridge Furnace Inn, Elkridge, MD

DJ:  Jeff Brown

The first dance:  "Life is Beautiful" by Keb Mo

The food:  A sumptuous buffet with three diverse stations -- Mediterranean, Western U.S. and Eastern U.S.  It was delicious!

A touching moment:  The couple surprised a special friend with a birthday cake and song.

A special tradition:  The bride and her friends shared a dance to "These Are Days" by 10,000 Maniacs.

Outstanding vendors:  Becky and the banquet team at Elkridge Furnace Inn were fantastic!


 

Caron and Terence, 9/20/2009 - Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, MD

DJ:  Evan Reitmeyer

The setting:  Back again at one of our very favorite venues, with rooftop ceremony overlooking the Chesapeake Bay on a gorgeous evening. 

The first dance:  "We are Man and Wife" by Michelle Featherstone.

The playlist:  An awesome mix of music, from Frank Sinatra to latin rock to country to current hip-hop.  It was a lot of fun!

Outstanding vendors:  Teresa Hunter and her staff at CBBC were fantastic, as they always are -- I never have to worry about a thing when I have a wedding there.  Photographer Charlie Shin from Studio Kama was also great to work with!


 

Alexsis and Brian, 9/20/2009 - St. Regis Hotel, Washington, DC

DJ:  David Johnson

The setting:  St. Regis' ballroom was extremely elegant, offering beautiful views of the terrace as well as thoughtful details such as hotel chargers at each exquisite place setting.

The first dance:  "The Way You Look Tonight" by Michael Buble

A fun moment:  The couple invited their bridal party to join them during their first dance.

An unexpected surprise:  The couple hadn't planned on doing a hora, but decided at the last minute to honor the bride's Jewish heritage with this special dance, which turned out to be a blast!


 

 

Dimple and Denis, 9/20/2009 - Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD

DJ:  Soor Kothari

The setting:  The picturesque garden for the ceremony, intimate dining room for dinner, and high-ceilinged conservatory for dancing were all wonderful locales.

The first dance:  "You and Me" by Lifehouse

The music:  Swing and classic oldies kicked off the night, followed later by lots of 80s, contemporary Bhangra and Bollywood.

An interesting detail:  Both the bride and groom are from England, as were most of the guests.

A fun moment:  Bollywood dancers started the party with a long routine to several songs (a surprise to the groom), including "Jai Ho" from the film Slumdog Millionaire.

Outstanding vendors:  One of our favorite planners, Trisha Cranor of Working Brides!  Indique Heights also provided some outstanding Punjabi food.