We are back with part two of Patty and Josh’s modern wedding in Washington DC planned by Bellwether Events and captured by Brian Tropiano Photography. (Did you see part one of their traditional Catholic wedding ceremony in DC?) In keeping with the bright and modern feel, they kept the decor modern and low, so the panoramic views of the Newseum weren’t obstructed. Patty and Josh satisfied every last sweet tooth with confections from Georgetown Cupcake and Fluffy Thoughts (including a fun water polo themed groom’s cake!) which they paired with desserts from Wolfgang Puck Catering for an incredible dessert bar – yum!

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From Patty:  Our top priority was to throw a great party. For us that meant great music and food. We definitely splurged with music and had both a band and a DJ to play when the band was on breaks. Wolfgang Puck Catering also meant a splurge on food. And finally, I definitely splurged on my dress. You only get to wear something so beautiful once! The one thing we skipped was ceremony decorations. We thought the church was beautiful as is and didn’t need additional adornment.

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Water Polo Groom's Cake

Josh is a dedicated water polo player who plays on two teams in the DC-area. I knew we were going to have a large number of his teammates (past and present) at the wedding. I commissioned a grooms cake of a water polo game to be featured on our dessert buffet. On a day where everyone focuses on the bride, the cake was a great element that was uniquely him at the reception. The water polo guys certainly appreciated it.

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Patty’s wedding planning advice for DC-area couples:

My immediate response when anyone asks for wedding planning advice is to get a wedding planner. Yes, you can probably do everything yourself, but you’ll probably drive yourself and your fiance crazy too. Having a professional who knows this business to support you through the wedding planning process is invaluable.

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Thank you so much Patty and Josh for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Newseum
Wedding Planner: Bellwether Events
Photographer: Brian Tropiano Photography
Videographer: 5ive Star Multimedia
Photobooth: Booth-o-Rama
Floral Design: Janet Flowers Wedding and Event Design
Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering
Dessert: Georgetown Cupcake
Groom’s Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Stationery: Decadent Designs
Welcome Boxes: Cityscape Papery
Calligraphy: Lettering by Liz
Bridal Attire: Anna Maier Ulla-Maija from Hitched Salon
Bridal Shoes: Glint
Bridal Jewelry: Anna Sinclair
Bridesmaids Attire: Jenny Yoo
Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Jordan K Winn & Co.
DJ: Taurus DJs
Music:  Gypsy Wisdom
Rentals: AFR
Linens: DC Rental
Lighting: Da Vinci’s Florist
Transportation: Fleet Transportation
Pedicab: DC Pedicab

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Photo Credit: Brian Tropiano Photography

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