Happy Monday, lovelies! I am so excited for today’s wedding in Washington DC because it adds something new to my bucket list: attend a New Year’s Eve wedding. Can you imagine ringing in the New Year with all your loved ones? Sarah and Ilana’s gorgeous black-tie fête, captured by Joseph Allen Photography, is oozing with cozy, winter wedding glam and I seriously can’t get enough. I could gush all morning long, but I’ll just let you soak in the pretty at your desk. Makes sure to come back later this morning and see their NYE-inspired reception with sparkly party horns and vintage clocks! Let the countdown begin…

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From the brides: We knew we wanted a winter wedding but there was a good deal of conversation about the date. After much discussion, we realized everyone would want a wedding party on New Year’s Eve! Working off of our love for metallics and sticking with the New Year’s theme, we went for a gold and ivory color palette.

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We had a beautiful papercut ketubah (marriage certificate) made by an artisan we found on Etsy, and we hung our grandfathers’ prayer shawls from the chuppah.

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The programs included little packets of tissues for happy tears and a packet of confetti for guests to throw as we walked back up the aisle – this made for some fabulous pictures!

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We had a fairly traditional Jewish ceremony. Our rabbi is a close friend and it was really special to have someone who knows us well. We invited 14 of our close friends and family members to read the Seven Blessings, in English and Hebrew.

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Thank you so much Sarah and Ilana for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Be sure to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: The Willard
Wedding Coordinator: Christina Canalez Presock
Photography: Joseph Allen Photography
Floral Design: Petal’s Edge Floral Design
Stationery: Custom design by Jenny Goldberg
Ketubah: Jerise Fogel
Bridal Attire – Sarah: Modern Trousseau
Bridal Attire – Ilana: Rivini from Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Hair and Makeup: Andre Chreky
Reception Music: Doctor’s Orders
Photobooth: Bialek’s Music

For more vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more local ideas visit our wedding inspiration galleries or check out our other Washington DC area real wedding features.

Photo Credits: Joseph Allen Photography

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