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A Timeless, Traditional Wedding at Carnegie Institute of Washington in Washington, DC

Lindsay Bowles (26 and a Ph.D student) and Jacob Chervinsky (26 and a lawyer) met while studying at George Washington University. Their traditional we

Lindsay Bowles (26 and a Ph.D student) and Jacob Chervinsky (26 and a lawyer) met while studying at George Washington University. Their traditional wedding at the Carnegie Institute of Washington was timeless and breathtaking. With a simple color palette of silver, white and black, Lindsay and Jacob converted the institute's marble rotunda into their beautiful ceremony venue. The hall's tall pillars were echoed in displays of white hydrangeas at the altar, and white chiavari chairs were decorated with bundles of roses tied with ribbon. The following reception took place in the institute's ballroom, where round dining tables were arranged with textured, white tablecloths and silver dinnerware. Bouquets of white roses and hydrangeas filled mercury glass pedestal vases at the center of each table, and every seat had a traditional, silver calligraphed menu with delicacies from Design Cuisine. For dessert, Lindsay and Jake served their guests a simple and stunning white wedding cake provided by Fluffy Thoughts Bakery, which was flavored coconut and chocolate. Timeless fashions at this gorgeous wedding included the bridesmaids in different styles of floor length, black dresses, Jake and the groomsmen in satin lapel black tuxedos and Lindsay's effortlessly chic raw silk wedding dress by Justin Alexander. Lindsay and Jake's traditional wedding was truly a memorable occasion.

Lindsay carried a simple bouquet of white peonies and some roses. Peonies were not in season during the time of her winter wedding, so her florist imported them from New Zealand.
Princess Cut Diamond Ring and Infinity Diamond Band
Newlyweds Kiss on the Steps of a Museum
White Satin Kate Spade Shoes with Bows and Embellishment
Lindsay and Jake's traditional, calligraphed wedding invitations with pearl beading borders were provided by Write For You.
Lindsay wore a strapless, A-line wedding dress in raw silk with a clean bow at the waist by Justin Alexander. She wore a pair of simple pearl stud earrings, and her immaculate makeup was done by Beauty Mark.
The reception was held in a ballroom at the Carnegie Institute of Washington. Round dining tables were arranged with white table linens and white chiavari chairs for this timeless event.
Lindsay's bridesmaids wore floor length black dresses of their own choosing. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with satin silver vests.
Bride in a Cathedral Veil at Carnegie Institute of Washington
Traditional Ceremony Programs with Silver Calligraphy
Centerpieces at this reception were simple, with white roses and hydrangeas arranged in mercury glass pedestal vases. The tables also had a few scattered votive candles.
The crisp, white wedding cake, provided by Fluffy Thoughts Bakery, had a layer of coconut cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut flakes. The other layers were chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting and dark chocolate ganache.
Beaming Bride Sharing a Moment with Her Father
The ceremony was held in the rotunda at the Carnegie Institute of Washington. The hall has tall marble pillars and a clean, white color scheme, making it a versatile space. Floral arrangements of white hydrangeas on stands at the altar echoed the hall's tall pillars.
The white chiavari chairs on the ceremony aisle were decorated with bundles of white roses tied together with white satin ribbon.
Jake wore a black tuxedo with a fly-front shirt, white vest and white bow tie on his wedding day.