What’s the best meal?
The correct answer is brunch.
What’s the best social event?
The correct answer is a wedding.
So a brunch wedding is basically the best squared. That’s why Chris and Melissa’s wedding at Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD was such a delight. Well, that and some fantastic music choices, which we’ll get to shortly.
Glenview Mansion is a 1928 Neo-Classical Revival home that is now a historic landmark. With 28 acres of land, manicured gardens, and a conservatory adorned with stunning green marble flooring, this mansion is a timeless place to say “I do.” But while the venue may be almost 100 years old, the music was decidedly more recent.
The day was warm, sunny, and picture-perfect for Chris and Melissa. At 11:30 a.m. sharp, the mothers of the bride and groom (followed by the groom and groomsmen) entered the ceremony site to a piano mashup of Pachelbel’s Canon in D and the Avengers theme. The pieces work together surprisingly well!
Then the bridesmaids made their entrance to A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman, performed by The Piano Guys. Finally, Melissa made her grand entrance to Rewrite the Stars (also from The Greatest Showman—you’ll notice a theme here) by The Piano Guys. Before a lovely round boho arch, surrounded by gardens and greenery, the happy couple said their vows.
Married before noon! We love to see it.
The couple beat their retreat to Home by Phillip Phillips, releasing the guests for a seriously fun cocktail hour. The yard of the mansion was set up with fun lawn games like cornhole, giant Connect 4, and giant Jenga to keep the guests entertained.
After cocktail hour, the party moved into the mansion’s conservatory for dances and brunch. The Greatest Showman was on deck yet again, with the wedding party introductions to The Greatest Show by the film cast. Next, Melissa and Ben’s first dance was to Imagine by Ben Platt of Dear Evan Hansen fame. Is there a modern musical that these two don’t love?
Melissa and her dad then danced to First Man by Camila Cabello. (Watch the music video, lie down, try not to cry, cry a lot.) Finally, Chris and his mom danced to Return to Pooh Corner by Kenny Loggins. Yes, the Footloose guy wrote a song about Winnie the Pooh and it’s delightful.
After a delicious brunch of frittatas and chicken and waffles, the reception could begin in earnest. DJ Harvey was originally placed in the front room of the mansion, as that’s where the couple expected their guests to congregate. But he made the quick decision to move his setup to the back porch. It was the right choice. Guests could enjoy the beautiful day outside, playing games, taking in the views, and celebrating the happy couple. They could still duck inside whenever they needed to rest or to take photos with a photo booth by Maryland’s DJ!
For the last song of the day, Melisa and Chris chose For Forever performed by four “Evans” from four productions of Dear Evan Hanson. Then the bride and groom said their goodbyes, hand-in-hand, under a still bright sky and a shower of bubbles.
Rockville DJ Harvey had nothing but good things to say about this wedding, and it’s no surprise! A gorgeous sunny day, a delightful couple, lawn games, fun music, and BRUNCH? There’s nothing better.
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Saturday, January 7, 2023