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The Barn at Mahogany Hill Wedding | Kristen & Jacob

The Barn at Mahogany Hill in Inwood WV was the location that Kristen and Jacob selected to celebrate their June 1st wedding with their family and friends. This rustic venue is ideal for couples looking for a barn setting with a guest of up to 100 people.

All photos provided courtesy of Annie Dongoski Photography.

Taking advantage of the beautiful afternoon weather, the couple chose to have an outdoor ceremony and indoor receptions. As the nuptials were completed the happy couple walked down the aisle to “Sweet Disposition” to the smiles and applause of their family and friends.

The first dance song choice is a song that is seldom chosen and that is too bad. It is a fantastic song by Sammy Kershaw called “Love of my Life”. It really is a hidden gem!

The Bride and her Father danced to another great song by Rod Stewart. The song chosen was “Forever Young” which was originally written and performed by Bob Dylan. I have personally always like the song and the message in it. Kristen deserves extra credit in sharing this acoustic version. I had never heard this version of the song before and of the three versions I have now listened to, I think this one tops them all! I will recommend this tune for those who ask for my suggestions.

Kristen and Jacob provided a full range of entertainment for their guests to enjoy. For music they offered a wide variety of eras and genres which is key to throwing a great party.

In addition to the soundtrack, the newlywed’s offered our touch screen photo booth which saw guests returning again and again to produce a personalized keepsake of this day. They also went outside the box and dispensed of the expected Cake Cutting and replaced it instead with an Ice Cream Truck.

The Barn at Mahogany Hill
The Barn at Mahogany Hill
The Barn at Mahogany Hill
The Barn at Mahogany Hill

This was hugely popular with their guests with up to twenty waiting for their cool, delicious treat to be served!

Kristen and Jacob were a joy to celebrate with and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment is dedicated to providing our couples and clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events!

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90 minute drive from Chambersburg PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick MD, as well as wedding DJs for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event click the link below or simply send us a text. 

The Barn at Mahogany Hill

Keep Your Lancaster Party Guests Cool With These Cocktail Options

Summer weddings in the Lancaster | York | Harrisburg area are massively popular! The sunny blue skies make for beautiful photo’s. There is no doubt though that wedding goers in Lancaster PA may have to deal with high heat and humidity.

If you are trying to keep guests comfortable at a warm weather celebration like a spring or summer wedding, or you're just hoping to surprise your attendees with an inventive signature cocktail, frozen drinks are a great way to spice up your big day's libation menu. They're fun, they're flavorful, and they're extra refreshing, too—what's not to love?

When you see the term "frozen drinks," a seaside resort might be the first thing that comes to mind. Those are definitely an option, and look fantastic in photographs. Keep in mind that there are more options beyond frozen margaritas and daiquiris. Childhood favorites such as like slushies, milkshakes, or even sippable snow cones are among the options you have to create a unique Lancaster cocktail menu. Throw in some alcohol, and these all become beloved "adult" treats.

Use your google finger to research. Choose creative flavors, work with colorful ingredients, and serve the stuff in unique vessels, and you've got yourself an amazing menu addition! Think of all of the fun you can have leading up to your big day trying these out!

Once you've picked the drink (or drinks) that you want to offer to your Lancaster party guests, it's time to decide on when to serve. Cocktail hour is an obvious choice, but there are other opportunities throughout your special day, as well. If it is one of those “feels like 100+” days, kick off the proceedings with a pre-ceremony beverage. Trust me, you guests will thank you! These can also make for unique night caps at your after-party.

Too get your search started here are a few video.

Top 5 Frozen Cocktails

Adult Snow Cones

Adult Milkshake Options

Fun Send off Ideas for Your Washington DC Wedding

If you’ve chosen the right Washington DC DJ Service to rock your wedding the last thing you will want to see is for this magnificent celebration to end! With the super cool photo booth, amazing event lighting, and never-ending dance party, who would?

As they say, “All good things must come to an end.” But how it ends is totally up to you. Here are a few suggestions of how to wrap up your celebration and make a “Grand Exit” from your DC area wedding venue.

Indoor Options

If you would like to end your celebration in the reception area there are a few options that we have seen. All of them take place on the dance floor.

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A low key way to end the reception is to simply ask the MC to announce that this is the final song of the evening and thank your guests before playing the final song.

Another option is to play two different songs. The first of these two songs is the final dance with the guests. This can be any type of song. It can be an upbeat dance song. It can be a sing along song that everyone knows or, it can be a slow dance song.

The last of these two songs is a slow dance song with only the newlyweds are on the dance floor.

The “Friendship Circle”…

This also takes place on the dance floor and is begun with the newlyweds in the center of the floor and the MC asking the guests to form a circle around them. The DJ then plays a slow dance song typically, as the guests join hands and form a slow rotating circle around them.

This provides great photo opportunities if the photographer is scheduled to stay until the end.

Outdoor Options

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If you choose an outdoor option it is nearly a given that the photographer will be on hand to capture the scene. Here are a few ideas that are image worthy.

“Baby you’re a firework”…..

If the DC area wedding venue allows it and it is in your budget, light up the sky with a full fledged fireworks display. For most that is not and option and you can get an awesome result using hand held sparklers.

Want more color options that will make it less formal? Use glow sticks instead of sparklers. Not only are these safer, there is no debris left on the ground since your guests will take them with them.

If your exit is taking place in the daylight hours you have a couple of options. One option is a bubbles exit with each guest receiving a small container of bubbles to blow as you make you way to your awaiting transportation.

Another less common exit that I have seen is a “bell exit”. For this exit the guests are given small bells that they ring as the newlyweds walk into the next phase of their journey.

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Our team at Perfect Harmony Entertainment does far more for our couples than provide great music and fun activities such as our photo booth. Our focus is to help our couples and corporate clients create the events they have envisioned. We do that in part through offering tips and advice and sharing our event experience.

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment provides our couples and clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events!

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area, we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJ’s routinely travel to all areas within a 90-minute drive from Washington DC.

We offer wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Lighting services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick and Baltimore MD, as well as wedding DJ’s for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event, click the link below or simply send us a text.