Happy Monday everyone!  I just got back from a quick trip to Utah, and while it was actually warmer there than in DC, there was snow everywhere! And since I spent the weekend surrounded by snow drifts, I thought we’d start the week off with a beautiful and elegant winter Washington DC wedding from Rex and Regina Events and Greg Gibson Photography.

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You may remember these adorable red boots from our winter wedding wonderland post a few weeks ago, and we loved the boots so much we couldn’t resist sharing the entire wedding!   Katie and Masato’s classic wedding took place at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC last winter.  In addition to the adorable boots, Katie wore a vintage fur wrap – a family heirloom given to her by her stepfather.

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The adorable red wellies were actually a last-minute addition given the snowy forecast for the day.  Luckily, the red boots were a perfect match for the red umbrellas suggested by the wedding photographer, Greg Gibson.

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Katie also took on the ambitious task of making 1,000 origami cranes – a Japanese wedding tradition that honors Masato’s culture – for the wedding reception.

From the bride, Katie: We made them throughout the year while planning our wedding.  Masato thought it was quite an ambitious task to complete, but I was determined to make all 1000 of them, and with his help was able to finish about a month before the wedding (leaving 1 month to string them)  I wanted to bring elements of the Japanese culture into our special day and thought this was one special way to do just that.  This was a surprise for the groom’s parents and they didn’t find out until they flew over from Japan and saw us stringing the final strand of cranes.

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So beautiful!  Thank you so much Katie and Teresa!

The following Washington, DC wedding vendors contributed to Katie and Masato’s wedding:

Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
Event Design and Coordination: Rex and Regina Events
Catering: Windows Catering
Makeup: Kim Giammaria
Floral Design: Yellow Door
Photography: Greg Gibson
Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting
DJ: DJ Lil’ E

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous DC-area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful weddings!

Photo Credit: Greg Gibson Photography

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