You Need to See The Only-in-DC Cake at This Georgetown Wedding

There’s something so lovely about a Georgetown waterfront wedding, especially when it stylishly combines pink and blue hues with only-in-DC details. Kristina Salvey and Zach Dorsey’s celebration feels both modern and classically DC, a winning combination you can witness in the photos below by Katie Stoops Photography.

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Kristina and Zach were working at the same company—she was an administrative assistant while he was in sales—when they caught one another’s eye. She was attracted to his “down to earth” personality and smile, and Zach says he couldn’t help but notice that she had “a great sense of humor and could talk about anything.” Their romance kicked off over dinner in Georgetown, just as Snowmageddon hit DC.







Four years later, they had a terrible time on their way flying home from a trip, so after ending up at the wrong airport, they gave up on the airlines and rented a car instead. They drove through the night, a six-hour journey back to Washington. The minute they stepped in the door, home at last, Zach proposed.




For their August wedding, Kristina knew she wanted a pink and blue wedding, but she definitely did not want it to look like a baby shower. As it turns out, the following year’s Pantone Colors of the Year would be a shade of baby pink and blue, so Kristina was right on trend. The event kicked off with sweet welcome boxes for out of town guests filled with hangover recovery kits and Capitol Dome-shaped cookies.








After the indoor ceremony at Sequoia, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour on the outdoor patio overlooking the Georgetown waterfront. Only-in-DC details were scattered throughout the celebration, from the DC fact cocktail napkins to the cherry blossom and DC monuments on the gold embellished cake. After dancing to  Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” Kristina and Zach’s night of celebration came to a close, and they departed with plans to honeymoon in Turks and Caicos.


Venue: Sequoia | Photographer: Katie Stoops Photography | Event Planning & Design: Karson Butler Events | Floral & Decor: Edge Floral Event Designers | Bride’s Gown: Watters, Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection | Groom’s Attire: Bespoke from Field Custom English Tailors | Hair & Makeup Artist: Amie Decker Beauty | Invitations: Minted | Music/Entertainment: DJ D-Mac | Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop | Rentals: Party Rental LTD. | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.