A MODERN CLASSIC
THE CENTER OF IT ALL IS THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR “I DO.”
The center of it all is the perfect backdrop for “I do.”
Located just steps from the White House and the Washington Monument, the W Washington DC (515 15th St. NW, 202-6612400; wwashingtondc.com) combines historic views with a chic, contemporary aesthetic to make your DC wedding unforgettable. The landmark building, constructed in 1917, blends a Beaux-Arts exterior with a stylish, modern interior.
Theresa Gloria Settimi and Vidal Joubert Nelson envisioned a clean, classic vibe with an of-the-moment sensibility for their wedding, and they turned to events director Elise Kolle, founder of Pinkboxe Weddings and Events (pinkboxe.com), to help execute their vision. “Anyone who has visited the W hotel in Washington, DC, knows the cool vibe the hotel exudes,” raves Nelson. “The lobby is so chic, with the colorful political portraits on the wall and the black-and-white décor. For a historic building, the inside could not be more modern and sleek.”
Details such as die-cut calligraphed table numbers and a classic white-onblack tablescape were combined with the hotel’s swank décor for a cohesive look that had just the wow factor the couple was hoping for. To incorporate elements of DC into their wedding, Settimi and Nelson used handscripted escort cards featuring the city skyline as well as delicious favors from the local dessert institution District Doughnut (749 Eighth St. SE, 202750-1955; districtdoughnut.com). Together with the unparalleled views of the Mall, these small hometown touches had a big impact.
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