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Alexis & Jason’s Modern Washington DC Wedding at the W Hotel

If it’s one thing I love about the DC wedding scene, it’s the VARIETY you get. One second it’s a super DIY art gallery wedding, the next is a rustic, barn wedding and then it’s like Jason and Alexis’ DC wedding – super chic and modern. I love changing it up on Capitol Romance and trying not to stick to much to one theme or look of a wedding and really just finding weddings that have true personality – where the couples’ own personalities really shine through. I think Alexis & Jason really accomplished this. They met their freshmen year of Business School at GW, but it took them 10 years of friendship to finally realize that what they had been looking for in a partner, was actually each other!

Thanks to Rebecca Dick of Blue Canary Events for submitting this one and Jpix Studio for the images!

Alexis & Jason’s Modern, Chic Washington DC Wedding at the W Hotel

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Planner: Rebecca Dick, Blue Canary Events | Photographers: Catron and Jermaine Turner, Jpix Studio | Ceremony and Reception VenueW Hotel | DJ: Van Petty, My Deejay | Ceremony Music: Damon Foreman, Bialek’s Music | Florist: Barbara Von Elm, Growing Wild Floral Company | Hair: Jeanice Davis, Bouvier International Salon | Makeup: Marcia Green | Officiant: Jonathan Poling, Friend of the Couple | LightingPSAV | Draping: Drape Kings | Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang from Saks Jandel | Bridesmaids Dresses: Tadashi Shoji from Neiman Marcus | Groom’s Tuxedo: Yves Saint Laurent | Groomsmen Tuxedos: Vera Wang at Men’s Warehouse | Invitations and Save the DateDigby & Rose | DC Themed Escort Cards and Table Numbers: Shanna Wirtz, Shanna Michele Designs

A note about their wedding from the event planners:

I would describe their wedding as DC chic with a modern, non-traditionalist focus.  In fact, their invitation didn’t even include the word “wedding” on it!  Their goal was to share a decadent meal with their friends and spend the rest of the night bringing down the house on the dance floor. Their reception entrance song, Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie,” probably sums it up about perfectly!

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Capitol Inspiration: Hot Pink & Green Modern Washington DC Wedding

Oh hey there Friday! This week has been a crazy one. The weather has been something out of a Sci-Fi movie and at times it felt like we might NEVER get to Friday. But, here we are, and with it, another fabulous wedding inspiration post to bring us to the weekend.

This time we aren’t traveling far for our Capitol Inspiration, modern wedding inspiration. In fact, we aren’t traveling at all – because this rockin’ hot pink and green wedding took place right here in Washington, DC! The whole thing was captured beautifully by Stephen Gosling Photography & was designed by Karson Butler Events [submitted via Two Bright Lights].

Hot Pink & Green, Modern Washington DC Wedding Inspiration

DC Wedding Vendors:
Event Designer: Karson Butler Events
Invitation Designer:  Little Bit Heart
Dress Designer:  Hitched
Ceremony Location:  St. Peters Catholic Church
Lighting:  Truly Yours
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Alton Lane
Bakery:  Cakes Plus
Event Venue:  The Capitol Hill Club

Click inside to see the rest of the amazing details from this modern, Washington DC  Wedding by Stephen Gosling Photography!

Gian & Casey’s Modern, Blue Washington DC Wedding

Remember those adorable love bird’s from yesterday’s Capitol Romance engagement session? Well, as promised, we are back with their gorgeous Washington, DC wedding thanks to An Endless Pursuit [submitted via Two Bright Lights!].

Yesterday, the “love is a battlefield” song title was introduced to describe Gian & Casey’s adorable Old Town, VA engagement session – but it works yet again, as the both share a deep family military history!

An Endless Pursuit shares:

This lovely Washington DC wedding started and finished at the National Sheraton Hotel overlooking our Nation’s Capitol and the national monuments. The couple wanted their portraits to be taken in a way that honored their family’s military service so we traveled around to historic locations including the Capitol, The Iwo Jima Memorial, and the Air Force Memorial.


Her dress. RIGHT?! I am in love – just wait ’til you see the rest of their amazing blue & colorful Washington, DC wedding!

Casey shares:

Gian and I met in the Fall of 2008. We met by accident. I was invited by my sister and brother-in-law to play paintball with some of their friends and Gian happened to be one of the friends that tagged along.  We spent most of the day talking…when he wasn’t shooting his paintball gun.  At the end of the day Gian asked me if I wanted to go to a movie or something… we ended up never seeing a movie, but did start dating. We had our first date at the Kennedy Center watching the National Symphony Orchestra Pops.  Our relationship strengthened and grew through time and distance ( I deployed for 6 months in early 2009).

 Gian proposed December 4, 2010 at Rockefeller Center in front of the Christmas tree. It was absolutely perfect and amazing! We decided to get married in the fall of 2011 as sort of process of elimination.  I love the summer, but Gian does not like the heat. Gian loves the winter and I did not want to be cold on our wedding day, so we compromised (the first of many I am sure) and decided fall.  We chose October 15th simply because the venue we loved was available and it would be great weather in DC.

Casey sporting a veil alternative! Love!

in LOVE with these organic, natural looking flower bouquets!

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Dale & Samir’s Modern, Multiculutral DC Wedding at the DC Ethical Society

This morning’s real Washington, DC wedding feature, could be called nontraditional [with it being a same-sex wedding], however, it was as the same time, somewhat paradoxically speaking, full of tradition in its own way. Thanks to Jessie Mary Photography, I am honored to get to share the story (and wedding!) of Dale and Samir on my blog today.

More about Dale & Samir:

Dale and Samir are a same-sex couple, who live in Atlanta. They met through a mutual friend and after knowing each other socially for 3-4 years, they started dating. They were together for 6 years before they decided to come to Washington, DC to get married!

Dale shared why they chose to get married in Washington, DC:

We wanted to have our wedding somewhere that it was legally recognized even though it would not be legally recognized in the state we resided (Georgia).  We knew we were leaving Georgia anyway, and frankly it was just a matter of principal to have our wedding in a location that recognized it rather than having it in Georgia.  As it turned out, DC was the most convenient legal location for us, as it was close to my family in PA, Samir had some family in DC, and we had mutual friends in DC that were also friends with many of our Atlanta friends.

LOVE this purple flower arrangement, with the pops of bright blue

The ceremony & reception was held at the Washington, DC Ethical Society. Dale shared some more insite into their venue and ceremony:

We wanted to plan a ceremony that captured who we were, so we planned a fusion ceremony that incorporated important things from both Eastern and Western ceremonies.  We also wanted a ceremony that was not just ‘all about us’, but acknowledged and incorporated our friends and family and recognized their importance to this occasion.

Click inside for the rest of this beautiful, modern, traditional, non-traditional Washington DC wedding!

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