Real Wedding: Sara and David

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

Sara and David on their wedding day on September 22, 2012. All photographs by Katelyn James Photography.

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.


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