We were fortunate to be part of several gorgeous weddings on November 20th and 21st, 2009.  Our Real Wedding Wednesday recaps are below!

Meredith and Noel, 11/20/09 - Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner, McLean, VA

DJ: Evan Reitmeyer

The setting: A beautifully decorated ballroom at one of the DC area’s very best hotels.

The first dance: A special rendition of the Marie Digby version of “Umbrella,” performed and recorded by the bride!

The music: A balanced mix of older classics and current hits kept the crowd going on the dance floor well past their bedtimes.

Outstanding vendors:  Pat Wilson and her staff at the Ritz-Carlton were fabulous to work with, and photographer (and all-around good guy) Jaron Bushman of CB Photography was great to see again.


Amanda and Frank, 11/21/09 - Elkridge Furnace Inn, Elkridge, MD

DJ: Michael Bell

The setting: Rustic and tasteful, with a ceremony locale on the banks of the Patapsco River, the Elkridge Furnace Inn was ideal.

The first dance: "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison

The music: Lots of fun party songs, oldies and rock and roll.

A unique touch: The couple had an elegant, understated color palette of whites and creams, with one-of-a-kind tissue paper corsages and boutonnieres.

Outstanding vendors: Becky and the staff at Elkridge Furnace Inn provided wonderful service and amazing food, and Heather from Heather Z Photography was a joy to work with!


Jennifer and Brent, 11/21/09 - The Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

DJ: David Johnson

The setting: A beautiful old barn that had been moved from its original site, reassembled in a new location and converted to an event venue -- it had wonderful acoustics!

The first dance: "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke

The music:  This wedding had a very warm and receptive crowd, who really got down to Motown, 80s pop, disco and hip hop music.

A fun moment: The bride and groom got their groove on to what seemed to be at least a semi-choreographed routine to "Crank Dat" by Soulja Boy -- the guests were definitely cheering them on!

An unexpected surprise: The hit of the night was probably Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA," from the couple's request list.  The bride and her girlfriends packed the dance floor and belted out the song!