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:
Loose and full of floral and texture, this bouquet from Petals by the Shore was even more beautiful in person.
Our blush, gray and gold watercolor invitation suite from The Dandelion Patch is a romantic and feminine invitation set with modern styling.
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.
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.
For our escort card display, we utilized the piano with added greenery and flowers.
We loved working with Bonnie Sen Photography, The 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.
Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions
Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography
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