In the DC area, we have so many amazing ceremony and reception locations that couples can choose for their wedding. And we also have an amazing pool of talented event professionals that couples can hire for their wedding planning, photography, invitations, flowers and more. We teamed up with Bonnie Sen Photography and The Dandelion Patch among other top event experts to share wedding inspiration at the National Cathedral School, which is on the grounds of the National Cathedral. The creative direction for wedding and event styling is always one of the aspects I most look forward to in working as an event planner. So it was a delight to create this Washington, DC National Cathedral wedding ceremony inspiration photo shoot (see the full wedding vendor list below). You can also see a recap here or head over to Once Wed: Elegant Garden-Inspired Indoor Wedding Ideas, to see the feature.

Here are highlights from part 1 of this Washington, DC National Cathedral wedding ceremony inspiration:

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Loose and full of floral and texture, this bouquet from Petals by the Shore was even more beautiful in person.
Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Our blush, gray and gold watercolor invitation suite from The Dandelion Patch is a romantic and feminine invitation set with modern styling.

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer
Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Marigold & Grey provided a luxury gift to inspire, that included a pink pashmina, rose sparkling wine, a scented canlde, macarons and chocolate bonbon’s by Catherine George Cakes.
Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

We chose a pale blue-gray gown with a lace coverlet by pas de deux bridal for our bride. Perfectly romantic, bridal and classic with a twist. Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Isn’t this ceremony backdrop so dreamy. The custom hand-painted paper by Brittany Branson was 25 ft. in length and used as our backdrop and aisle runner. With added greenery, florals and candlelight. This provided a dramatic ceremony space for our bride and groom. They are surrounded by beautiful foliage in a way that feels as though it is growing up and around them.Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

For our escort card display, we utilized the piano with added greenery and flowers.

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

We loved working with Bonnie Sen PhotographyThe Dandelion Patch and the entire team of vendors to create this Washington, DC National Cathedral wedding ceremony inspiration at the National Cathedral School, Stay-tuned for part 2 later this week. You can see more from this featured on Once Wed. In the meantime, you can see more of our featured work and wedding inspiration on our website.

Vendors:

Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions

Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography 

Venue: National Cathedral School, Danielle Capecchi 

Invitation Suite: The Dandelion Patch, Heidi Kallett 

Wedding Cakes: Catherine George Cakes 

Florals: Petals by the Shore, Kelly Shore 

Wedding Gift: Marigold & Grey, Jamie Kutchman 

Hair & Make-Up: Amie Decker Beauty 

Artist: Brittany Branson 

Draping: Drape Kings, Meredith and Marybeth 

Rentals: Select Event Group 

Vintage Furniture: Something Vintage 

Wedding Dress: pas de deux bridal 

Rings: Susie Saltzmen 

Groom’s Suit: Alton Lane 

Models: Anastasiia Putkova + Sepehr Hajireza