They say a picture says a thousand words. And yeah...that’s kinda true. But a few pictures don’t always tell the whole story. To look at the gorgeous, dreamy pictures from Sara and Ryan’s July wedding on a classic farm, you’d think this event was classic. Traditional. And while there were certainly some traditional elements to this lovely wedding day, there were also a few surprises on the docket.
Sara and Ryan are a California couple that headed back to beautiful Virginia wine country to say their “I do’s.” (We guess Napa Valley just couldn’t cut it compared with Loudoun County!)
The big event took place at Tranquility Farm, a boutique farm venue for up to 100 guests. Under the shadow of the largest silo in the county (130 feet!), 23 acres of rolling farmland hides away among the vineyards and hills. This is where the couple chose to say their vows, and they couldn’t have picked a more picturesque location. Photographer Corrin Jasinski is from the area, so she knows just how to make those Virginia hills look their best.
The wedding party made their entrance to Beyond by Leon Bridges. Side note: More weddings need to play Leon Bridges!! For Sara’s processional, she chose Can’t Help Falling in Love by Kina Grannis. This stripped-down version puts all the focus on the lyrics, which are simple and gorgeous.
Up to now, this farm affair has been lovely, romantic, and classic. But as soon as those vows were over...the wedding party beat their retreat to Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. What? That might be a first for us at Maryland’s DJ, and a great indication that there were a few more unexpected choices on the way.
After cocktail hour, it was time to welcome the wedding party into the barn for food and festivities. The bridesmaids and groomsmen made their entrance to Who Let the Dogs Out by the Baja Men. This may have been a popular choice circa 2000, but in 2021 it’s downright unusual. And then Sara and Ryan made their first appearance as husband and wife, accompanied by the romantic tones of the Space Jam theme song by Quad City DJs. Every 90s kid lost. their. Minds.
For their first dance, this fun couple toned it back down a bit, with You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne. Then Sara and her dad danced to Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles.
After a slew of toasts from well-wishers, it was time to open up the dance floor. During the reception, Sara and Ryan cut the cake to Beyoncé’s Love on Top, and Sara tossed the bouquet to Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar On Me. DJ Steve also made a custom mashup just for the couple, combining Hot in Herr by Nelly and Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy by Big & Rich.
For the final song of the night, they went with the meme favorite Baby I’m Yours by Breakbot. There’s a reason that tune has been so popular with dance videos. It’s a bop!
We had so much fun playing the unexpected choices at Sara and Ryan’s Virginia wedding! And we’d love to do the same for you. You only get married once (hopefully), so have some fun with it! Contact Maryland’s DJ today to reserve your date with one of our experienced wedding DJs!
All photos by Corrin Jasinski
Thursday, September 23, 2021