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.

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Yay for adorable first looks!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington DC-area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful weddings!

Photo Credits: Stephen Gosling Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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