Katelyn and Casey were way ahead of the curve with their wedding day palette. They picked emerald as the pop of color for their DC wedding, before Pantone even declared it color of the year! (See our rounds up of emerald wedding ideas!) The regal shade of green was quite perfectly paired with their classic affair that began with a church ceremony, captured by Rebekah Hoyt Photography at the very church Katelyn’s grandfather attended as a child!

 DC Bride

From Katelyn: When we first began planning our wedding we didn’t have an overarching theme or idea in mind but we quickly learned that we preferred a more classic style. We started with the color – which I selected based on a pair of Emerald earrings I inherited from my grandmother. At times I felt pressured to have a more “summer-appropriate” color, but ultimately we were happy we picked a color we loved and that was so special to us. We were also lucky to find two venues that featured beautiful, eye-catching architecture and decor that paired nicely with our classic taste.

Lace Wrapped Bouquet Hotel Monaco Wedding Dresses

Emerald Bridal Bracelet

Emerald Wedding Invitations

Hotel Monaco Wedding Groom Getting Ready

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Custom Groom Cufflinks Green and White Grooms Attire

Hotel Monaco Wedding

We decided to have our wedding in Washington, DC, where we met. It was very special to take trips from New York City back to the city where our relationship first started to plan the day that would start the rest of our lives together.

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Hotel Monaco Wedding First Look DC Hotel Monaco Wedding First Look

DC Wedding Portraits

DC Bride and Groom White and Green Bridal Bouquet

Emerald Bridal Party Attire

We were married at Holy Rosary Church, which is one of the few Italian churches in the city and we later learned was the church my grandfather attend as a child

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Washington DC Church Wedding Ceremony

Formal Church Ceremony Washington DC

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Church Wedding Ceremonies in DC DC Bride and Groom after Ceremony

It was important for Casey and I to make the wedding day about us but we soon realized that we will have the rest of our lives to spend time together while this was the only day that all of our friends and family would be in one room. We took a moment to ourselves while our guests were at the cocktail hour but the rest of the evening was spent enjoying the company of our loved ones.

Wedding Guest Photo

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Katelyn and Casey’s wedding:

Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco DC
Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Church
Catering: Poste Moderne Brasserie
Photographer: Rebekah Hoyt Photography
Florist: B Floral and Event Design
DJ: Black Tie DJs
Bakery: Clements Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Bridal Artistry
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Bridesmaid Dress: Bari Jay
Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang
Favors: Creative Parties

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: Rebekah Hoyt Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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