Early November saw cooler weather and a winery wedding fit for Maryland royalty at Springfield Manor. This winery, distillery, brewery, and event venue is one of our favorite wedding locations in the Frederick area. From the classic stone house to the fields of lavender in spring to the valley views, this venue never disappoints! (The homemade wine, beer, and whiskey sure don’t hurt, either.)
Our couple on this beautiful November day were Brock and Theresa, a classic pair that looked right at home in this rustic and elegant setting. The photographer at this Springfield Manor wedding was Emily Chastain, an ultra-talented photographer in Washington DC and the greater DMV area.
The ceremony was held outside under Springfield Manor’s trellis, with the rolling hills in the distance. There is nothing better then the backdrop for a wedding in the Frederick area. The changing leaves created a fiery red and orange background for this intimate event. Seated among the guests? Dani Leigh, one of Maryland’s DJ’s favorite photographers! She’s related to the bride, so it was great to see her off duty.
The bridal party entered the ceremony to a cover of Rewrite the Stars by The Piano Guys, originally from The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Then Theresa made her grand entrance, looking gorgeous in a lace gown. She chose an instrumental arrangement of Ave Maria for her music. We loved the combination of an ultra-traditional piece of music with a slightly more modern arrangement in this informal setting.
After a short and sweet ceremony, the couple’s recessional was to Johnny and June by Heidi Newfield. This was a choice we don’t hear often, and it was a great way to reflect the couple’s tastes and personalities.
After cocktail hour outside on the winery patio, everyone moved into the sophisticated ballroom for dinner and dancing. DJ Jordan introduced the bridal party to Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody, which is a surefire way to get a party started. Then the couple were introduced to another Greatest Showman pick, The Greatest Show. We have a slight suspicion that they may be fans of the movie.
DJ Jordan set the mood with blush pink uplighting at the couple’s request, and they took to the dance floor for their first spin as husband and wife. Their song was Blessings by Florida Georgia Line.
For the parent dances, Theresa and her father chose Walk With You by Edwin McCain, followed by Brock and his mom’s dance to My Wish by Rascall Flats. The matron of honor gave her toast, followed by the best man, who unfortunately couldn’t be in attendance. But he recorded a speech in advance to play during the reception, which was a clever way to keep him present.
Then Jordan opened up the dance floor and the photo booth for party time! The uplighting around the room pulsed in blues, pinks, and purples to keep the crowd moving! The music for the evening had a definite country twang, with songs like Garth Brooks’ Friends in Low Places and Darius Rucker’s Wagon Wheel on the “must play” list. But there were a few unexpected choices too, like The Best by Tina Turner and Post Malone by Sam Feldt feat. RANI.
For the last song of the night, the couple chose Precious Love by James Morrison. Then they headed out under a shower of balloons and an arch of LED-lit wands.
This was the last wedding of the year for DJ Jordan, who is expecting a new addition to the family pretttttty soon. But while he adjusts to new fatherhood, the rest of the Maryland’s DJ team will be here, sharing love stories and electrifying dance floors through the winter and into the new year!
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All photos by Emily Chastain Photography
Thursday, December 10, 2020