Today’s Maryland wedding from Stephen Gosling Photography is absolutely bursting with joy and happiness – as all weddings should be! Our adorable couple, Kat and Kevin, were married last October in Kat’s hometown of Bethesda, with a reception immediately afterwards in Rockville. Kat and Kevin wanted a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony followed by a modern and urban reception – all within an overall theme of modern elegance meets traditional charm.
Yay for adorable first looks!
Kat and Kevin were married in the same childhood church of Kat’s late father in Bethesda, Maryland. To honor Kat’s father’s memory, Bob Dylan’s music was played after the blessing.
Kat recently converted to Catholicism, and Kevin and Kat’s Catholic faith played an important part in the wedding and reception. Two priests helped officiate Kevin and Kat’s wedding: one priest that performed the mass was from Kevin’s hometown, the other was the priest who guided Kat through her conversion to Catholicism.
From Kat and Kevin: Like all weddings, we had our bumps in the road and deviations from the plan – like an old fashioned trolley that was supposed to convey the wedding party from the ceremony to the reception venue but broke down instead. The replacement bus turned into a memorable party bus ride up to the reception!
Kevin and Kat’s reception took place at the Arts and Innovation Center in Rockville, Maryland – starting with an outdoor cocktail hour on the gorgeous rooftop!
From Kat and Kevin: We wanted our reception to be at a unique and memorable venue. The weather that day on the rooftop was better than anything we could have dreamed of and really made it special!
The following Washington DC-area wedding vendors contributed to Kathleen and Kevin’s wedding:
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Bethesda, Maryland
Reception Venue: The Rooftop at Rockville’s Town Center
Catering: Windows Catering
Photography: Stephen Gosling
Cocktail Hour Jazz Ensemble: Laissez Foure
DJ: Electra Entertainment
Videography: Blue Sky Films
Floral Design: Greenworks
Hair and Make-up: Bridal Beauty Associates
Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca, purchased at Bella Rosa Salon in Richmond, VA
Photo Credits: Stephen Gosling Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights