I hope you are ready for a lovely and sparkly summer wedding in Washington DC today! Lindsay and Ross wed in an elegant church wedding ceremony at the beautiful Saint Peter’s on Capitol Hill. Their wedding guests gathered to witness the loving pair exchange vows in a classic and romantic ceremony before a more urban wedding reception was to follow. The bride’s dress and shoes were budget priorities and her regal look was paired perfectly with blush bridesmaid dresses to match, while the groom donned a black tuxedo and white tie, befitting of the formal affair. A highlight for the couple (and for us in these fab photos!) is the moment when they first saw each other as Lindsay walked down the aisle. Then, once the knot was tied, with Capitol Hill in the background, the pair posed for pictures, and got ready to celebrate their brand new union with the help of their wedding planner, Bright Occasions. A special thanks to Washington DC wedding photographer, Nicholas Griner for Lindsay and Ross’ beautiful church wedding photos! Stay tuned for their The Carnegie Institution for Science wedding reception up tomorrow.

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From the bride: We wanted to create a classic, romantic Washington DC wedding while incorporating a vineyard theme to a more urban venue. Also a traditional church ceremony was important to us.

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Our favorite wedding day memory is seeing each other for the first time during the walk down the aisle at the church. I remember feeling very calm ( I’m usually a ball of stress!) and over-joyed during the whole wedding day – that was awesome!

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Skip:
For our wedding, we decided to skip the wedding video. It was a “if it fit the budget” for us, but it was not a must-have. We also skipped the flowers at the church to help save money. A wedding splurge for us was that we upgraded to some “posh” linens to create a romantic elegant feeling at our reception. Also, we splurged on my wedding dress and shoes. 

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Congratulations to Lindsay and Ross!  Thank you for sharing your elegant church wedding ceremony with us! Stay tuned for their sparkly and gold-clad wedding reception to follow tomorrow.

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

Photography: Nicholas Griner
Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions
Invitations: The Dandelion Patch (used for invitation suite only)
Calligraphy: Rosemary Hesser
Transportation: Diamond Limousines, INC
Floral Designer: Growing Wild Floral Co
Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Alison Harper and Company
Bride’s Attire: Paloma Blanca & Haute Bridal
Bridal Salon: Love Couture Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Jewelry: Sara Gabriel
Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang at Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Ceremony Venue: Saint Peter’s on Capitol Hill
Reception Venue: The Carnegie Institution for Science
Rentals: Select Event Group
Catering: Spilled Milk Catering
Reception Music: The Bachelor Boys Band
Cake/Dessert: Edibles Incredible Desserts
Honeymoon Travel Agent: Perfect Honeymoons & Holidays
Day of Wedding and Print Stationery: Marissa Michinock (Bride’s sister, who is a graphic designer)
Dog Figurine: Etsy
Cake Topper: Etsy
Handkerchiefs: Etsy

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: Nicholas Griner

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