Weekend Wedding: D + L

June 18, 2013

This weekend we had the pleasure of driving up to Georgetown for the wedding of Matt’s fraternity brother, David, and his beautiful bride, Lauren.


Matt left on Friday by train so he could attend the rehearsal and festivities as a groomsman, and Maze and I went to Fridays After Five and to bed at 9pm. (I think we were getting up when Matt was going to bed!)


Saturday morning Karen and I drove up to Georgetown to join everyone. Karen graciously offered to babysit for us during the wedding and took M on a picnic with two of her friends.

We had a great time reuniting with many of our college buddies!!


Casey and I talked about being moms while the guys discussed old times and drinks


The ceremony was a few blocks away, so we all walked from the church to the reception.


So glad I brought some walkin’ shoes in my purse!


The reception was held at Dumbarton House, a historic picturesque garden setting.



We sipped drinks and nibbled on passed apps until the bride and groom made their entrance.


Lauren was stunning!


I loved their menus – both in paper and in food!!


One of the best wedding meals I have ever had. I feel like buffets are so popular, but this was a night where a plated dinner really shone.

The salad was one of the best I have ever had!! Buffalo mozzarella with watercress with sliced grapes, edible flowers, parmesan crisps in a lavender-honey-lime vinaigrette. Underneath it all was a pistachio pesto of sorts. Incredible!


The main course was a perfectly rare beef tenderloin topped with sautéed mushrooms and spinach, Maryland crabcake with a peppercorn sauce, sweet corn soufflé, asparagus and tomatoes. I couldn’t decide which of the flavors I liked the most!


Lauren made Oreo truffles as favors for each place, so these served as First Dessert : )  Loved the peanut butter the best! I can’t believe how many of these she must have assembled.


Second dessert !!!!


Check out their adorable cicadas. David said he thought they would be swarming so why not embrace it, but I have to say I think these were the only two cicadas in the room ; )




OREO cake!! Gah I loved this filling. They also had red velvet and carrot cake. I had bites of all three from friends – but the Oreo was my fav.


We spend the rest of the night dancing to a great band!



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1 Jennifer Warthan June 18, 2013 at 7:47 am

Just found your site through Pinterest (I made your overnight oats!). Thanks for all the great info!!


2 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 7:48 am



3 Ali @ Peaches and Football June 18, 2013 at 8:06 am

Oh I love the back of her dress – it’s so gorgeous. What fancy dinner food too! I am so loving all the wedding recaps going on right now. I’m in complete wedding planning mode right now and it’s so much fun to see what other people are doing. I wish more of my friends would get married so I could go to weddings too. I’ve only been to one in the last 20 years! Crazy :)


4 Beth @ Mangoes and Miles June 18, 2013 at 8:18 am

Everything looks SO fantastic…except the cicadas. While it’s great that they were embracing something as annoying as those little buggers, I HATE bugs…even ones that are made out of frosting. Those little red eyes creep me out!

Uhm, but, everything still looks fantastic. :)


5 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 8:20 am

Haha. Luckily they were removed. I love frosting and fondant so much I would have eaten them – bugs and all!


6 Aubrey June 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

Oh I love the idea of oreo cake! haha That is awesome! As we start to plan the details of our wedding, we’ve been going back and fourth about the cake… who knew it could be such a difficult decision! :)


7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 18, 2013 at 8:42 am

What a beautiful celebration! Everything looks amazing! Glad you guys had a great time!


8 alysia June 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

Hello, what camera do you use? Your photos are really nice heh


9 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 8:47 am

Thanks, it’s a Canon Mark II


10 Lauren @ The Highlands Life June 18, 2013 at 8:48 am

Oreo cake?! Genius.


11 Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen June 18, 2013 at 9:07 am

wow what a beautiful wedding .. the food looks delicious!


12 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 18, 2013 at 9:08 am

Love your dress! ‘Tis the season for weddings – so fun!


13 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh June 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

That dress is gorgeous and that cake…YUM! Now I want cake balls.


14 mary @ minutes per mile June 18, 2013 at 9:39 am

omg. i am getting married in september and still haven’t figured out what type of cake i want… but i think i just found my answer! seriously! my fiance and i love heath bars, so maybe we can do something similar to the oreo idea but swap out heath bars instead. :)


15 Mary Ann June 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

Random question: when you need to have a late night (like putting Maze to bet at 9 instead of his regular bed time) how do you swing it? We’re about to have a couple family events that necessitate such a move, and I’m wondering what your day looks like when bedtime gets moved?


16 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

We used to be able to swing it, but now I think we just have to start using babysitters. I had to leave my sister’s rehearsal dinner early to put M to bed. It was sad. But we had a sitter for the wedding. Same with this wedding – Karen watched him. We can stretch his bedtime to 8 or 8:30 but not much beyond that.


17 Mary Ann June 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

Cool, thanks! That’s pretty much what we’ve come to, as well. Missing those summer evenings but loving chubby cheeks!


18 Tonya June 18, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hey, you were in my neck of the woods! I love to play in Georgetown. Was there last night by the waterfront. Can’t beat the nightlife there. I haven’t seen a single cicada yet this year which is odd. They tend to come out in full force when it’s their time.


19 kyla June 18, 2013 at 10:16 am

You really should consider a wedding photography business. Your pictures are always so beautiful and really capture the moments.


20 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane June 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

Oreos galore! Oreos are a pretty awesome ingredient to make any dessert. My personal favorite will always be the “dirt dessert” served at Halloween time :)


21 Georgia-Mae Morrison June 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

The best wedding I’ve ever been to was in North Carolina. Every single one of your blog posts makes me want to move there, it is so stunning and green!

And oreo cake at a wedding?!? That’s awesome. That’s going to be a happy marriage. haha!


22 Stacey June 18, 2013 at 10:22 am

I love everything about out east. You have all the beautiful structures with tons of historical value. In my opinion it’s such a wonderful place to get married [and probably live :)]!


23 Caitlin C June 18, 2013 at 10:52 am

Kath! Do you know by chance what caterer they used? We’re getting married next year and I’m currently scouting out caterers–the food looked amazing!


24 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I dont but they were incredible!


25 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Found out – they were called Occasions!


26 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Here is their website: http://occasionscaterers.com/


27 Megan June 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

This is too funny! I went to high school with Lauren! Congratulations to the beautiful couple :)


28 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Oh fun!!


29 Maureen June 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

Her dress! Her hair! I just LOVE weddings! :)


30 Laura June 18, 2013 at 11:38 am

What a beautiful wedding! I especially love the cicada cake topper – I live in Florida and could totally see someone doing a “lovebug” one here. They are everywhere!

My husband and I also own a small business, and I so admire how you and Matt are seemingly able to travel pretty freely. Do you have any good tips or suggestions for the best way to go about that as a small business owner? I think I’m too much of a control freak to leave the business in the hands of someone else that much! :)


31 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I’m not sure what to tell you! I guess we just train and trust our employees, but it can be nerve wracking – especially longer trips.


32 The Many Thoughts of a Reader June 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

I’m not a huge fan of cake, but oreo cake I can get behind.


33 Spice Chicken June 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

This gorgeous wedding almost makes me wish I hadn’t eloped… :) Great photos. Kath, you look just lovely.


34 Carla June 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm

i LOVE her dress!!! Any way she’d say the designer/style??


35 Elise @ Expeditions of Elise June 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Wow the food at this wedding looks great! 3 different cake flavors…I bet you were in icing heaven!


36 Jola June 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Oreo cake as a wedding cake?! How awesome is that?!


37 Ana June 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Are the blue denim shoes the ones you changed into to walk? Or the silver flip flops? Just curious,
neither looks like walking shoes to me.

Also wondering, was everyone’s beef rare? That’s the great thing about a buffet like your sister had, people can choose what they like to eat. Not everyone likes their meat uncooked.

Looks like a lovely day though! I love the bride’s hair and dress. Elegant but not stuffy.


38 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 6:45 pm

The silver sandals are the most comfortable shoes ever and I brought them in case we walked. The denim shoes were my wedding shoes.


39 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) June 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Her dress looks amazing on her! I’m loving all these weddings you’re going to.


40 Meghan June 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Love her dress! OMG Oreo wedding cake! So nice of Karen to watch Mazen for you.


41 Amy June 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

A beautiful dress…………but what’s going on with the straps? Sometimes there and sometimes not.


42 KathEats June 18, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I think she just had multiple options – perhaps the straps got uncomfortable? She had a beautiful lace overlay for the ceremony too.


43 Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile June 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

What a beautiful wedding! And the food looks delicious too :) I love your dress (the bride’s gown is gorgeous too but I think yours is great!).


44 Katy June 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Wow her dress is incredible! Looks like a really fun, romantic wedding. :-)


45 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) June 18, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Oreo cake is genius!! Love her dress!


46 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner June 19, 2013 at 4:17 am

Wow, that food looks incredible! I can’t imagine putting cicadas on a wedding cake, but kudos for doing their own thing; it looks delicious!


47 Mer June 19, 2013 at 6:08 am

What a nice wedding menu! Beautiful pics!


48 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 19, 2013 at 6:40 am

Beautiful wedding! I can’t believe the bride made all of those truffles herself! That is such a sweet gift for guests though :)


49 Claire June 19, 2013 at 8:50 am

So great!! Congrats Dee Dubs! I love them and love the Dumbarton House. Glad you guys had fun. xoxo


50 [email protected] June 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

What a beautiful wedding. I was maid of honor this weekend and I laughed so hard that everybody had flat shoes in their clutches (no matter how small they were)! We have even all switched from heels at the same time! :)


51 Kate June 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

Beautiful wedding! Looks like a lovely evening. I’m just wondering though…when you attend a friend’s wedding, do you ask their permission to post photographs from the event to your blog? I’m just thinking of a few weddings I’ve been to lately where the bride and groom have specifically asked that friends not post pictures to social media until they’ve had a chance to do so themselves!


52 KathEats June 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

Yep, they gave their blessing


53 Alyssa June 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm



54 Rebecca June 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm

love the pictures! I’m going to be bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding this Saturday and I can’t wait – so many beautiful weddings this summer.


55 Jessica June 21, 2013 at 9:30 am

What a gorgeous wedding. The food looks amazing and what a beautiful bride. You look great too, Kath. Your waist is so tiny!


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