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Sarah & Patrick | Woodend Wedding | Chevy Chase

Sarah and Patrick had a really lovely and down-to-earth ceremony at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring and then a beautiful reception with killer light at Woodend Nature Sanctuary – one of my favorite venues in the area. There were approximately eight thousand fireflies in attendance.


We started the day at the Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North with much makeup-ing and hair-ing and nail painting-ing.


Sarah and Patrick chose to do a first look in his parents’ lovely back yard.


Their church was very relaxed and welcoming.


And the pastor did a fantastic job.


Marriage accomplished, we headed over to Woodend for family pics, couple pics and much partying.


As always, I love Woodend’s wall of stuffed birds. I was determined to photograph Sarah in front of the birds, as I normally only get the groom up in there. The lady at the desk provided very excellent motivation.


A toast appreciated by most.


Congratulations, you guys!

Sarah and Patrick’s vendor team:
Coordination: Lula Mae Events
Ceremony venue: Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Reception venue: Woodend Nature Sanctuary
Getting-ready venue: Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North
Caterer: Main Event (special shout-out to the manager I’ve seen at half my weddings this year – he always lets me and my folks go through the buffet, though apparently somewhere in the back in a box lunch. I hope I’m not getting him in trouble – really, no one reads this part anyway – but thanks catering manager guy!)
DJ: DJ Steve with MSE Productions
Florist: DIY
Hair & Makeup: Creative Images Hair & Makeup Artistry
Sarah’s beautiful dress: Watters from Love Couture Bridal (Potomac, MD)
Patrick’s dashing suit: custom from Men’s Warehouse

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