Real Wedding: Sara and David

After meeting at a family wedding, this couple tied the knot in an elegant fall ceremony.

By: Irina Grechko

Sara Borsari, an intensive-care unit nurse, didn’t catch the bouquet on her cousin’s wedding day—but she met David Nutt, the groom’s brother, regardless, and sparks flew. After a 13-month relationship, David, a physical therapist, surprised Sara with a Christmas Day proposal at the National Cathedral. Ten months later, a classic wedding, complete with monogram details and a surprise performance by a bagpiper, followed in Virginia.

Details:

Photographer: Katelyn James Photography

Wedding Ceremony: The Falls Church

Wedding Reception/Caterer: Washington Golf and Country Club

Bride’s Gown: James Clifford

Hair/Makeup: Ali, Wear Hair & Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung

Groom’s Tux: Brooks Brothers

Cake: Alex Beall

Videographer: Brad Bennett, Shaking Hands Productions

Music/Entertainment: Big Ray and the Kool Kats

First Dance Song: “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

Invitations: William Arthur

Calligrapher: Michele Fritz, Meant to Be Calligraphy

Monograms: Regina Cassidy, It Takes a Stitch Custom Embroidery

Bride’s Favorite Wedding Detail: “Hard to pick just one. The necklace my husband gave me, the veil my mom made, and our band!”

Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: The bride and her family surprised the groom with a bagpiper to welcome guests at the church and the reception. The groom also plays the bagpipes.

Decor Details: “My bridesmaids helped fold all the napkins into bow shapes, and we tied them with a piece of navy blue grosgrain ribbon so they looked like bow ties on the plates,” says the bride.

Wedding Favors: Donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society

Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Classic, sweet, romantic, fun

Honeymoon Spot: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Where They Currently Live: Outside Philadelphia, PA