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