Here at Maryland’s DJ, we love when couples bring their everyday interests into their wedding, whether that’s a devotion to a particular sports team or a passion for stories about a certain underaged wizard.
For Elisabeth and Aaron, their shared love of video games made its way into their ceremony at Ceresville Mansion. With ceremony music from their favorite game series, they were able to bring their hobby into their big day, and share it with their family and friends at this January wedding.
Ceresville Mansion is easily one of our favorite wedding venues in Frederick. This elegant historic mansion on 25 manicured acres of greenery and gardens is as classy as they come. It has a covered pavilion overlooking a reflecting pond, and plenty of trees where the couple can get “lost” for a few minutes of alone time during their big day.
Elisabeth and Aaron held their ceremony and reception inside the mansion’s Grand Ballroom. It was January, after all, and while it was a beautiful day, it would have been a bit cool for an outdoor ceremony. Photographer Rebecca Mitchell of Rebecca Mitchell Photography was on hand to capture the magic!
Not just any music would do for this gaming couple’s wedding ceremony. They tied in their love of the Final Fantasy game franchise with music from three of their favorite games. If you haven’t played a video game since the original Super Mario, you might be surprised — this isn’t the jangly arcade-style music of olden days. Written by Japanese musician and composer Nobuo Uematsu, the music in this series is well-known for beautiful scores and orchestration.
For the parents and grandparents entrance, they chose Dear Friends from Final Fantasy V. Then the bridal party entered to a piece called To Zanarkand from Final Fantasy X. Finally, Elisabeth made her grand entrance to Final Fantasy VIII’s Fabula Nova Chrystallis. If you’re not familiar, we recommend you click through and give these pieces a listen — they’re truly lovely.
After the ceremony, the party moved to the foyer and front rooms of the house for cocktail hour. The couple asked Frederick wedding DJ Steve to go a bit more traditional with some jazz instrumental tunes.
Then it was time to welcome the bridal party! They chose the upbeat Pop/Stars by K/DA, a virtual female K-Pop group. Then, for Elisabeth and Aaron’s entrance, they couldn’t pick just one song — so they picked four. The Best of 2012 Mashup by Anthem Lights includes:
- Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
- Payphone by Maroon 5
- Wide Awake by Katy Perry, and
- Starships Nicki Minaj
No gaming music for the big dances. Instead, Elisabeth and Aaron’s first dance was to Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran. Then, Elisabeth and her father danced to I Loved Her First by Heartland.
The couple included a few fun add-ons during the reception, including a photo booth to let their guests create an instant keepsake, and a custom monogram with the couple’s names and wedding date.
All-in-all, this was a great wedding with a great couple! We loved to see how they incorporated their passion for video games into their day. It made the wedding that much more personal and unique.
If you’re looking for a Frederick wedding DJ, we can help. We travel all over Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, bringing the party with us. Contact us today to reserve your wedding date in 2020 or 2021!
Thursday, March 11, 2021