Sarah and Sam tied the knot this May at Maryland’s beautiful Oxon Hill Manor. An historic house built in 1928 in neo-Georgian style the manor has stunning views of the Potomac. The ceremony took place on the side of the mansion and a lovely string trio provided the musical cues. The trio later played the cocktail hour down by the fountains. All images here courtesy our good friends at Tracy Timmester Photography.
A large tent had been erected in the back for the reception. It was a hot day but the forecasted rain never materialized thank goodness and by the time the sun went behind the trees it turned into a beautiful night. Windows Catering provided the food and handled the dinner service. Sarah and Sam kept the mood informal and didn’t have any big wedding party introductions but after getting introduced themselves they did their first dance as a married couple to Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah I Love Her So.” A little later the parent dances took place with Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” and Jerry Lee Lewis’ “You Are My Sunshine” being the picks.
I knew it was going to be a busy dance floor when some of the guests started dancing during the dinner and I was right. This group was here to celebrate, and celebrate they did! The playlist was a fun one with some of the biggest crowd reactions coming to “Train in Vain” by the Clash, “Young Americans” by David Bowie, “Last Nite” by the Strokes, the Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House” and of course the Horah midway through the evening, which really got everyone moving. It was a lively fun night and folks were yelling for more when we finally wrapped up at midnight!