Lindsay and Chris’ church wedding ceremony in Springfield, Virginia was filled with rich family tradition and love – if you missed it, be sure to check it out here.  After their wedding ceremony, they went to the city for a wedding reception in Washington DC. The couple celebrated their union at the beautiful and historic Meridian House. They incorporated not only the rich and deep colors of the fall season, but that of their surrounding environment, into the decor flawlessly. We are still dreaming about the lush florals from Holly Chapple and that wedding cake from Fluffy Thoughts is unreal! Their formal wedding in DC was elegant, personal, and one amazing celebration, right down to the lantern send off at the end of the night! We just can’t get enough of these gorgeous images by Jan Michele!

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From Lindsay: The wedding venue and flowers were our top priorities for our wedding. Once we found our wedding venue, everything else fell easily into place. I wanted to have our wedding reception at a location that was classic and elegant and the Meridian House was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful venue.

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We wanted to include gold accents throughout all of the different elements in our wedding. From our wedding cake to our party favors, we knew that we wanted to incorporate the color gold somehow. Because it was a fall wedding we also wanted to have burgundy touches throughout the wedding.

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I love flowers (especially dahlias), so I knew that I wanted them to be an important part of our wedding. Holly Chapple and her team did an amazing job with the flowers.

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For our send off all of our guests received a lantern that they held up as we left the Meridian House at the end of the night. Attached to the lantern was a verse from the Bible, John 8:12, which says:

“I am the the light of the world. Whoever Follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”    

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The couple gave us some great advice for other Washington DC area brides and grooms:

Don’t stress about the little things, everything will come together. Just enjoy every minute, because before you know it its over.

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Congratulations to Lindsay and Chris! Thank you for sharing your stunning formal fall wedding reception with us!

Ceremony Venue: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
Reception Venue: Meridian House
Videography: Blue Sky Films
Photography: Jan Michele
Month of Wedding Planner: Atendy Wedding
Stationery: Bella Figura from The Dandelion Patch
Transportation: Fleet Transportation
Florist: Holly Chapple
Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Carola Myers
Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Dress Salon: Carine’s Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Headpiece/Veil: Homa Bridal
Jewelry: Jenny Packham earrings, CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane, Grandmother’s beaded purse
Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo from Love Couture Bridal
Bridesmaid Shoes: Touch Up
Wedding Party Shoes: Gold headbands from Anthropologie and earrings from Etsy
Groom’s Attire: Hickey Freeman Tuxedo
Groom’s Shoes: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen Attire + Shoes: Ralph Lauren Tuxedo from Hannelore’s
Officiant: Pastor Duane Carlson
Catering + Linens: Well Dunn Catering
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Music: David Zipse and Good Foot
Cake/Dessert: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery
Favors: Lanterns from Pier 1 Imports

The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

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

Photo Credits: Jan Michele

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