Kathleen + Chris’ Chevy Chase wedding – October 27, 2012

It’s hard not to admire a family that knows exactly what they want. By the time Kathleen and Chris got married on October 27, her family had been through this three previous times with Kathleen’s sisters. Each time the girls were married at Blessed Sacrament in Chevy Chase—just blocks from their house—with the reception at Chevy Chase Club. Special thanks to Kathleen’s dad who kept the trains running on time all day long. It may have been only blocks between home, church and reception but moving a large bridal party can be like herding cats. The day started at Kathleen’s family home with “Going to the Chapel” playing on a loop on the front porch of the house. One of my favorite little details from the house was the sign Kathleen had posted about all the things she was going to miss about living at home. After the ceremony it was a quick bus trip (with champagne) to the Club. We lucked into a gorgeous fall day with wonderful yellow leaves strewn across the back lawn. Needless to say, I took full advantage of the foliage. And in what I now know is Georgetown Visitation tradition (all the bride’s family when there!), the party was rocking. Particularly amusing was when the band handed out microphones so everyone could channel their inner rock star. The evening concluded with the last dance with paper flower petals thrown. In what I think was supposed to be a solo dance, the couple instead was mobbed on the floor for one last rollicking song.

Ceremony Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Chevy Chase, MD

Reception, Catering & Cake Chevy Chase Club, Site coordinator: Leanne Hartzell 301.652.8105

Flowers Lilac Lane Designs, Chevy Chase, MD, owner Sue Vita

Hair PR at Partners for Hair, Friendship Heights

Makeup Kathy Schultz at Blend

Band Amaretto Band– David Norris

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