A beautiful Nuptial Mass was held on May 10th in the Chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. when Mary Evelyn Kilcline, daughter of Rear Admiral and Mrs. Thomas J. Kitcline of Washington, D.C. and Pensacola, Fla., was married to Robert E. Novak, Jr., Ens. USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Novak of Baltimore. Four hundred close friends attended the wedding which was celebrated by the Rev. John R. McNamara and the Rev. Edward A. Hamilton. The Rev. Conte presented a Special Blessing from Pope John Paul II.
Admiral Kilcline gave his daughter in marriage. She wore a New York original design of white silk crepe accented with Alencon lace, and complemented by a long Alencon lace veil and enhanced with silk stephanotis and gardenias which matched the silk bouquet that she carried.
Preceding the lovely bride were seven bridesmaids each carrying a lighted candle in a hurricane lamp surrounded by silk pink roses and white gardenias with satin streamers. Gowned in crepe rosette and chiffon capelets were the bride's sisters, Ens. Kathleen Kilcline, a 4th year medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine, the maid of honor, her sister-in-law, Lt. Georgene Kilclinej (Mrs. Patrick), and Cecile English, both of San Diego, Cal., Beth Flagherty of Marymount College of Virginia, Mrs. Connie Warren, McLean, Va., Mrs. Heather Law, Pensacola, Fla., and Debbie Novak, Baltimore, sister of the groom. The bride's mother was in bright fuchsia and the groom's mother wore pale pink.
Fathers of the bridal couple read passages from the Bible. Kevin Novak served his brother as best man. The bride's oldest brother, Lt. Tom Kilcline (an F14 pilot at Miramar, Cal.) read the Responsorial, and her sister, Kathleen, sang the wedding song as well as a song she had composed for the bridal couple. A moment of silence was observed in honor of her brother, Lt. (j.g.) Patrick Kilcline, killed in an F14 accident in 1978. After the traditional "Eternal Father" the couple left the church under an arch of swords formed by eight swordsmen.
White orchids decorated tables at the buffet reception held in the Academy's Superintendent's quarters, close friends of the bride's family.
The bride, a graduate of George Dewey in the Philippines, attended Marymount College of Virginia, and was a staff assistant in U.S. Rep. Melvin Price's office. Ens. Novak is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy undergoing flight training in Corpus Christi, Tx. and will receive his wings this month.