I am excited to share a little wedding day love for Kate and Ben.  Kate is a fellow meeting planner with a heart of gold.  There were so many times when we chatted on the phone, and I simply thought we were kindred spirits.

Bride_Groom_With_PriestKate and Ben married last year on Saturday, September 11th.  It was one of those days where the weather was absolutely perfect.  I woke up that morning thinking, “this is going to be an excellent wedding day!”

It was such a nice day that Kate and her wedding party decided to walk to the church from the Mayflower Hotel.


Their wedding ceremony took place in the St. Matthews Cathedral located in downtown Washington, DC.

St. Matthews Cathedral

I must tell you that I attend mass in this church at least once every year, but I never noticed all of its glorious beauty until I saw a wedding take place in it.

St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral Dome

Have you ever attended a wedding where everyone was simply gorgeous?!?  That was this wedding.  Here is a picture of Kate, her mom and her grandma.  The best part — They were just as pretty on the inside.


And, aren’t they completely precious?



Their reception took place at the Top of the Town.

Top of the Town Sign

This is a view of DC from Top of the Town.  This view of Washington, DC is my favorite part of this wedding reception venue.

View from Top of the Town

Their centerpieces, created by Da Vinci’s Florist, and the linen truly transformed the look of the Top of the Town’s dining room.  All of the wedding day paper was created by the talented Christina Barbour at paperzest.

Wedding Reception Napkin

Wedding Reception at Top of the Town

Pink Wedding Reception Centerpiece

Can’t you tell that pink is one of Kate’s favorite colors?  And, she likes sweets too . . .

Love is SweetCandy Buffet at Top of the Town

The mini wedding cupcakes, created by Georgetown Cupcakes, were on a very large pink cupcake stand.  And, they were sooo good.  Especially those little coconut cupcakes.  Wow!


Even the escort cards were pink candy bars.

Candy Bar Escort Cards

Kate and Ben’s wedding guests had a ton of fun!  They laughed and danced all night!  And, that kind of fun made the wedding reception perfect.

Wedding Guests Dancing at Reception


At the end of the night, we were blessed with fireworks from the Nationals game nearby.  But, they happened just at the right time — for a minute, I thought we planned them!  Thank you so much Kate and Ben!  We truly enjoyed taking care of you on your wedding day!

Bride_Groom at Top of the Town

Love and Soul Always, Kay

(Photo: Rodney Bailey Photography)