If I could pick my favorite type of wedding, it would certainly be a classic wedding in Washington DC. Brooke and Will’s sophisticated soirée at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, captured by Freed Photography, is nothing short of elegant perfection. (Before you go on, make sure to check out their outdoor evening wedding ceremony first!) From the classic white wedding color palette to the grand floral centerpieces, it’s everything I love all wrapped up into one seriously gorgeous wedding!

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From Brooke: To compliment the color palette, the flowers were very classic: white roses, dusty miller, silver brunei berries, touches of gray, green, and deep purple.

Washington DC Wedding Escort Cards

Washington DC Wedding Black Menu Cards

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Washington DC Wedding Classic White Cake

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We are also big football fans, but our teams are rivals. Our cake topper were figurines of us, each holding our team’s flag.

Washington DC Wedding First Dance

Washington DC Wedding Groom's Cake

Brooke’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:

When it is all said and done, all you have left are the photographs and the video. Choose these vendors wisely, and provide them with lists of photos or video footage you want taken in advance. If you’re getting married in the District, going down to the monuments for pictures was an incredible experience for us which we highly recommend.

Washington DC Wedding Freed Photography

Thank you so much Brooke and Will for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Omni Shoreham Hotel
Officiant: Rabbi Kenneth Cohen
Photography: Freed Photography
Videography: Bowen Films
Chuppah: Nahanni FabricArts
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Floral Design: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design
Day-of Planner: Michelle Taylor Events
Bridal Attire: Jenny Packham
Veil: Katherine’s Bridal Boutique
Alterations: Green and Blue
Hair: The Up Do Specialist
Bridal Party Makeup: Amy Miranda Makeup
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Dessy and Watters
Bridesmaids Jewelry: Rent the Runway
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Geoffrey Lewis Ltd.
Cake: Heidelberg Bakery
Cake Topper: Vivian Studio
Groom’s Cake: Mollie Gorney
Ceremony and Reception Music + Photobooth: Bialek’s Music
Transportation: Escort Limousine

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: Freed Photography

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