Good Monday morning to you! We’re starting off the week with a heavy dose of pretty – and I can’t complain! Today’s modern Washington DC wedding from Brian Tropiano Photography draws on a fresh cranberry and black color palette. It’s a nice modern addition to the traditional Catholic wedding ceremony and expansive backdrop of the Newseum (join us later to see their wedding reception!) all perfectly put together by Janice at Bellwether Events. And, we love a bride with great style! Patty rocked a Anna Maier Ulla-Maija gown and, even better, she’s here to share a little more about their wedding inspiration!

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From Patty: We wanted to throw a great party and really showcase DC to our friends and family. When we saw the fantastic views of the Capitol from the Newseum roof terrace we knew that it was a top contender for our reception site. We also loved the modern feel of the building. Add in Wolfgang Puck Catering, and we were sold. 

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We kept with the modern theme with our flower choices and colors (raspberry and black and a little bit of bling, too!) We incorporated this into our reception décor, welcome boxes, and ceremony programs. While we made some things ourselves we did find that there were great vendors on Etsy that can make almost anything you want – from my earrings and flower girl tiaras to our wedding invitations.

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Thank you so much Patty and Josh for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Don’t forget to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Newseum
Wedding Planner: Bellwether Events
Photographer: Brian Tropiano Photography
Videographer: 5ive Star Multimedia
Photobooth: Booth-o-Rama
Floral Design: Janet Flowers Wedding and Event Design
Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering
Dessert: Georgetown Cupcake
Groom’s Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Stationery: Decadent Designs
Welcome Boxes: Cityscape Papery
Calligraphy: Lettering by Liz
Bridal Attire: Anna Maier Ulla-Maija from Hitched Salon
Bridal Shoes: Glint
Bridal Jewelry: Anna Sinclair
Bridesmaids Attire: Jenny Yoo
Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Jordan K Winn & Co.
DJ: Taurus DJs
Music:  Gypsy Wisdom
Rentals: AFR
Linens: DC Rental
Lighting: Da Vinci’s Florist
Transportation: Fleet Transportation
Pedicab: DC Pedicab

Visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals, our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings and join the local wedding conversation on our DC wedding forums!

Photo Credit: Brian Tropiano Photography

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