Not only is this classic Washington, DC wedding totally stylish and elegant, but it serves as even more proof that it is totally possible to have a stunning winter wedding in the Washington, DC area.  Catherine and Ajith were married on New Year’s Day, January 1, with a beautiful reception at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown DC.  Sara Bauleke from Bella Notte helped Catherine and Ajith bring their wedding vision to reality, while photographers Jessica Smith and Katelyn James documented the day with their stunning images.

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From Sara at Bella Notte: Catherine & Ajith fell in love with the Colonnade Room at The Fairmont Hotel as soon as they saw it and knew it would be the perfect location for the elegant wedding they envisioned!

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While Catherine & Ajith were hesitant at first to see each other prior to the ceremony, the ultimately opted to see each other before the wedding, which allowed for some stunning outdoor photos in the courtyard of The Fairmont.

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Since Ajith attended high school at Gonzaga, getting married at St. Aloysius on the campus was very sentimental for Catherine & Ajith.  One of Ajith’s former teachers, Father Steggert, performed the ceremony for them.

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The purple that Catherine chose worked perfectly for a sophisticated winter wedding.  There were small touches of it present at the ceremony (a ribbon tying the programs, the flowers and wraps for the bridesmaids) but the full impact was in the Colonnade Room at The Fairmont, where flowers by Capital Décor and Events and lighting by John Farr created a striking back drop as guests entered the room.

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The following Washington, DC wedding vendors contributed to Catherine and Ajith’s wedding:

Ceremony Venue: St. Aloysius Church
Reception Venue, Catering & Cake: The Fairmont Hotel
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography and Katelyn James Photography
Wedding Planning: Sara Bauleke, Bella Notte
Ceremony Music: Cherry Blossom String Quartet
Floral Design: Capital Decor and Events
Reception Music: Chris Laich Music Services
Videography: Thomas Bowen Films
Lighting: John Farr Lighting
Hair: Elegant Hair by Giselle
Makeup: Leah McKay

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

Photo Credits: Jessica Smith Photography and Katelyn James Photography

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