Stacy & Nate in Washington, DC\\nOne couple's modern fall wedding incorporates the bride's cultural background and a stylish color palette of red, pink, and gold.\\n\\"Nate and I wanted our wedding to feel elegant, bright, and warm,\\" says Stacy. \\"I'm half Chinese, so I also wanted to highlight contemporary Asian culture.\\" She wore a gown by Le Spose di Giò, from Kleinfeld in New York, and her grandmother's pearl necklace. Nate wore a Prada tuxedo.\\nDuring the ceremony she also wore a birdcage veil by Tessa Kim. Her hair was styled at Sandy Chen's Hair Studio in Rockville.\\nStacy's bridesmaids wore traditional Chinese *qipaos* made by Lai's Royal Tailoring in New York.\\nThe bride and her bridesmaids all carried bouquets of red orchids and dahlias. All floral design was by Capital Décor and Events.\\nThe ceremony was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Capitol Hill.\\nThe programs, which featured the Chinese \\"double happiness\\" symbol, were from Wedding Paper Divas.\\nAfter the ceremony, the couple's 170 guests celebrated with cocktails in the courtyard of the Fairmont Hotel.\\nEscort cards, also from Wedding Paper Divas, were displayed on a table decorated with an orchid arrangement.\\nThe reception was held at the Fairmont's Colonnade restaurant. \\"I loved that the space felt like a greenhouse, with wall-to-wall windows and a glass roof,\\" says Stacy, who worked with Chantal Rotondo of Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events to coordinate last-minute logistics and décor details.\\n\\n\\n\\nThe evening's meal, catered by the hotel, featured lobster bisque and rack of lamb.\\nThe room was filled with bright flowers and lots of candles (\\"Lighting is very important to me,\\" says the bride).\\nAs for the centerpieces, \\"I wanted to keep the design low and simple,\\" Stacy says. \\"Just a mix of dahlias in a vase with black pond rocks around it.\\"\\nThe couple performed their first dance to \\"It Must Be True Love\\" by Toots and the Maytals. \\"Nate and I were too busy to take dance lessons, so we just practiced the box step at home,\\" says Stacy.\\nLater, the bride also shared a dance with her grandfather, who had traveled from Hong Kong to attend the event. The evening's music was provided by the band BackBeat, booked through Washington Celebrations.\\nAfter changing into a contemporary *qipao* she'd ordered from a shop in Shanghai, Stacy sang Old Crow Medicine Show's version of Bob Dylan's \\"Wagon Wheel\\" to her new husband. \\"It's his favorite song,\\" she says. \\"I completely surprised him, and everyone sang and danced with me.\\"\\nAnother high point of the reception: the maid of honor's emotional toast. \\"She wept through the whole thing—and all day and all night,\\" says Stacy. Afterwards, the couple and several guests headed over to Sequoia, a restaurant in Georgetown, where they celebrated until the wee hours.