Is spring the perfect time to get married? Marissa and Jack’s April wedding at Rosewood Farms in Elkton, Maryland made a strong argument in springtime’s favor. A sunny day, comfortable temperature, and a jubilant crowd made this a picture-perfect event.
Photographer Katie Fanelli of Peach May Photography used her great eye and technical skill to capture all the joy of this special day.
Marissa and Jack’s ceremony was held in the Rustic Barn at Rosewood Farms—a slight misnomer, as this barn is actually bright, light, and airy. The couple’s parents and the wedding party made their entry to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, played by the Brooklyn Duo.
Then Marissa came down the aisle accompanied by Brooklyn Duo’s cover of Can’t Help Falling in Love, looking fabulous and chic. She wore a modern-yet-classic gown with clean lines and a row of buttons all the way down the back. For her “something blue,” she added a pair of light blue high heels, adding a soft pop of color.
After the ceremony, the couple made their exit to Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder. That twanging descending electric sitar riff always delivers instant smiles.
For cocktail hour, the party moved to the lower level of the barn. This space dates back to 1880 and still sports the original stone walls (the “rustic” part of the Rustic Barn). The guests got their drinks from the handsome live-edged bar and gathered on the patio under the covered pergola to mix and mingle.
When it was time to transition into party mode in the Rose Barn at Rosewood Farms, the couple picked tunes to set the right tone. The bridal party introductions were set to I’m Good by Bebe Rexha and David Guetta. And for the couple’s grand entrance, they chose Music for a Sushi Restaurant by Harry Styles.
The pretty barn was decorated with candles, white roses, and white uplighting by Maryland’s DJ to set the romantic vibes. Marissa and Jack chose Forever To Go by Chase Rice for their first dance, followed by Marissa’s dance with her father to My Little Girl by Tim McGraw. Finally, Jack and his mom danced to Days Like This by Van Morrison.
Once the party began, this dance floor kept moving all night long thanks to an energetic crowd and the musical stylings of Elkton wedding DJ Steve Hartka. As a special request from the father of the bride, DJ Steve played Oh, Dem Golden Slippers by the Ferko String Band. This tune is considered the theme song of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, an annual folk parade held on New Year’s Day in Philly with elaborate costumes and performances. This tune was a throwback to the bride’s Philadelphia origins, and it got the crowd moving!
DJ Steve had a great time bringing the fun to Marissa and Jack’s special day. And he’d love to do the same for you. Get in touch with us today to book your Maryland’s DJ for your wedding celebration!
And check out these wedding spotlights to see more Maryland’s DJ couples who tied the knot at beautiful Rosewood Farms.
All photos by Peach May Photography
Sunday, July 16, 2023