Weddings

A Cherry Blossom-Inspired Wedding at Decatur House

Katelyn and Nathan married last spring with just 70 of their nearest and dearest surrounding them.

Last year, Katelyn and Nathan threw a springtime wedding at the historic Decatur House. And, of course, since late March means peak season for the iconic DC Cherry Blossoms, the big day was filled with soft pink blooms. See more of their Cherry Blossom-inspired wedding for all kinds of inspo below:

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Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

How They Met

Katelyn and Nathan say that their relationship was “love at first swipe” ….or at least something close to it! The pair connected through a popular dating app back in 2015. After messaging a bit they agreed to meet the following day at Firefly, a quaint restaurant in Dupont. “It was a magical evening that ended with [our] first kiss,” says the couple, adding that they’ve been inseparable ever since. 

Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

The Wedding Ceremony

The couple married outside in Decatur House’s garden-like patio. Gold Chiavari chairs were used for ceremony seating and mercury-glass vases filled with florals served as aisle markers. The date of their wedding was also special. “Our wedding date was Katelyn’s parents’ anniversary and also a time of year that Nathan’s family usually visits the couple in DC,” explains the couple. 

Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

The Wedding Details

The couple chose Decatur House because it’s located in the center of the District and represents their “shared history of meeting, dating, and living in DC,” they say. They also selected vendors that reflected their relationship, too.  “Our dessert vendors, District Doughnut and Bakeshop, are two of our favorite places to go for treats on a regular basis,” says Katelyn, adding that their florist is from the Dupont Farmers Market, where they go every Sunday, rain or shine.

Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

Katelyn & Nathan
Katelyn & Nathan

The Details:

Photographer: Costola Photography | Venue: Decatur House | Florist: LynnVale Studios llc | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Spilled Milk Catering | Cake: Bakeshop | Hair Stylist: Samantha Williams at Georgetown Bride | Makeup Artist: Audrey Denison at Georgetown Bride | Bride’s Attire: Ellie’s Bridal Boutique | Groom’s Attire: Suitsupply | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bella Bridesmaids | Groomsmen’s Attire: The Black TuxEntertainment & Planning: Black Tie Entertainment | Dessert Doughnuts: District Doughnut | Choreographer: Chandra Hampton | Wedding Signage: Etsy

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jacqueline-tynes
Assistant Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Jacqueline comes to Washingtonian with close to five years of digital content experience and SEO best practices. She previously was a senior editorial associate at WeddingWire, specializing in wedding fashion, and before that, an assistant at Vow Bride. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, she now lives in Columbia Heights.

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