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24 Ways to Do a Hotel Wedding in Washington

Go big, go ballroom.

By Sarah Zlotnick

Thinking about getting married in Washington? The hotels in the DC area offer some pretty spectacular ballrooms and backdrops for your big day. We've rounded up 24 ways that real couples personalized these spaces around Washington for their own weddings—click through, get inspired, then use our recommended hotel venue list to start planning your own!

1. Elegant White and Gold

Photo by Genevieve Leiper

The Four Seasons ballroom was the perfect backdrop for Kendal and Shawn's September wedding.

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Wedding Flowers and Décor

Pinteresting: 18 DIY Wedding Ideas

These easy crafts add a personal touch to your big day.

By Sarah Title
Photograph via Shutterstock.

There are so many things to take care of when planning a wedding—the cake, the guest list, the dress—that it’s easy to forget smaller things like centerpieces and seating cards. Whether you’re inherently crafty or on a budget, these do-it-yourself decorations are easy and inexpensive, and will serve as mementos for years to come. Flip through the slideshow to find handmade wedding invitations, personalized candleholders, and more.

Wedding Flowers and Décor

Pinteresting: 15 Wedding Archway Ideas (Photos)

Inspiration for every style, from country chic to classic elegance.

By Sarah Title
Photograph by Liz Maryann Photography.

It’s not enough to just have the bride, the groom, and the officiant at your ceremony anymore—you also need the proper decor. Many ceremonies now feature elaborate arches under which couples exchange their vows. Whether your nuptials are in a romantic garden, by the beach, or in a beautiful ballroom, we scoured Pinterest for ideas that will inspire. Click through the slideshow to see all the designs.

Wedding Flowers and Décor

Another Look Inside the New Issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom (Photos)

Check out the stunning (sugar) flowers and decor featured in “Let There Be White.”

By Irina Grechko

When it comes to wedding decor, white is no longer reserved solely for the bride’s dress. Inspired by the clean, chic look of white on white, we compiled the dreamiest arrangements of blooms, sweet treats, and decor in shades of alabaster, ivory, and cream for the latest issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Scroll down to see photos from this gorgeous spread, shot on location at Georgetown’s Capella Hotel in the presidential suite and on the rooftop terrace—and pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now.

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