A Simple, Traditional Wedding at Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, DC

Meghan Sullivan (32 and a lobbyist) and Patrick Belica (35 and an investment banker) were set up by Meghan's sister Briana and her husband, who is Pat

Meghan Sullivan (32 and a lobbyist) and Patrick Belica (35 and an investment banker) were set up by Meghan's sister Briana and her husband, who is Patrick's best friend. For ages, Briana told Meghan that she knew just the guy for her, but Meghan didn't give it a second thought. One weekend, Briana invited Patrick over to their parents' house for a holiday, knowing Meghan would be there. The pair immediately hit it off and dated long distance for four years. Patrick proposed to Meghan while they were on a hiking trip in Montana. The couple had an elegant, romantic wedding in the heart of Washington, DC. "We wanted to keep the wedding style as traditional and simple as possible," says Meghan. The simplicity of their wedding complemented their stunning venues, which included the Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University for the ceremony and the rooftop terrace of Hay-Adams Hotel for the reception. "As far as decor, we didn't do anything beyond centerpieces because the view from the top of Hay-Adams is so spectacular," says the bride. Meghan and Patrick's wedding attire was classic: Patrick wore a traditional black tuxedo from Bonobos with a white rose boutonniere while Meghan looked beautiful in an A-line wedding dress by Ulla-Maija Couture, which had a detachable train for the ceremony. Guests at Meghan and Patrick's stunning and scenic wedding feasted on a fun, sprinkle covered wedding cake from Kendall's Cakes and danced the night away to melodious tunes by the Dream Team.

White Rose Boutonnieres with Greens
Patrick wore a custom fit black tuxedo from Bonobos and a black bow tie on his wedding day.
Meghan carried an airy bouquet with all white peonies.
Meghan wore a simple, flowy Ulla-Maija wedding dress in an A-line cut, which she bought from Hitched Salon in Washington, DC.
Meghan was glowing in natural makeup and a fascinator veil with gardenias on her wedding day.
The ceremony was held at Dahlgren Chapel on the campus of Georgetown University, where Meghan attended school.
Meghan's Ulla-Maija wedding dress had a detachable train, which she wore to her ceremony.
Small flower arrangements of pink and peach roses, pink peonies, white hydrangeas and green viburnum decorated the reception.
The reception was held on Hay'Adams Hotel's rooftop terrace, which features scenic panoramic views of Washington, DC.
Traditional Menus with Monogram at Classic Reception
For dessert, Meghan and Patrick served their cake a four tier yellow wedding cake with chocolate frosting. The fun, colorful cake was covered in sprinkles and decorated with white bows.
Bride and Groom at Scenic Washington DC Wedding