A Vintage Outdoor Wedding in Washington, DC

The Bride Michelle Thomas, 28, an e-commerce copywriter for Kellwood Company The Groom Eli Tomar, 28, a law student at UCLA The Date June 4  Michelle

The Bride Michelle Thomas, 28, an e-commerce copywriter for Kellwood Company The Groom Eli Tomar, 28, a law student at UCLA The Date June 4 Michelle and Eli chose a stunning historic building for their wedding, where vintage-inspired glamour was created with mercury glass, feather details and a crisp color scheme of black and white with rich purple, silver and blush pink accents.

Michelle’s bouquet was wrapped in white satin and a crystal rosary passed down from her great-grandmother.
Textured bouquets of white and purple blooms were accented with spotted guinea feathers. Michelle’s bouquet was wrapped in a crystal rosary passed down from her great-grandmother.
Michelle and Eli were married on the marble terrace facing the Washington Monument.
The stunning architecture of the O’Byrne Gallery was set off by the elegant black and white color scheme.
After the ceremony, Michelle paired her strapless lace and chiffon gown with a ruffled chiffon bolero.
Simple black table numbers and black stemmed glassware added contrast to the white hydrangeas in the centerpieces.
Guests were directed to their tables by black cardstock tags with their name and table assignment handwritten in calligraphy.
Eli sported an eggplant calla lily accented with a guinea feather. A black-and-white polka-dot pocket square added a bit of whimsy to his formal attire.
A nod to the historic setting, the crisp black and white menus featured an Art Deco–inspired feel.
A metal ampersand on black ribbon connected the bride and groom’s chairs at the head table.
Satin sandals in a rich eggplant hue were accented with flirty fabric flowers.
The groomsmen wore tuxes and skinny black ties for a cool, modern look while the bridesmaids chose their own black dresses in sophisticated styles.