The amazing Grace, from Bridal Bellhop, created The Wedding Event at the Observatory at America's Square in Washington, DC. This event brought together an incredible group of vendors to create a wedding experience for guests including a cocktail hour, wedding ceremony and reception. This rooftop venue is a hidden gem with unbelievable views of the city! It was pleasure working with all of the vendors, be sure to check them all out (listed below) I hope I didn't leave anyone out because everyone did such a great job!
Flowers used in the bridal bouquet, boutonniere, centerpieces, ceremony arrangements and cocktail table arrangements included: coral charm peonies, local lilacs, sweet peas, hydrangea, viburnum, veronica, spray roses, roses, tulips, eucalyptus and other greenery.
Be sure to check out the video by Toy Box Studios to see more of the event!
Flowers: Uncloudy Studio
Photography: Gonzalez J Photography
Planning: Jasmine Smith & Co.
Videography: Toy Box Productions
Catering: Heirloom Catering & Event Design
Draping/Furniture Rentals: Fabrication Events
Calligraphy/Ceremony Backdrop: Allison Dee Calligraphy
Cocktails: Mixin' Mimi Mixology
Music: DJ Phlipz
Cotton Candy: Fluffness
Programs: Put It On Paper Stationery
Officiant: Heart Star Ceremonies
Bridal Gown: Hitched Bridal Salon
Makeup: T'Mak Artistry
Groom's Suit: Blank Label
Cake: Sweets By E
Brains Behind the Event: Bridal Bellhop
Chris and Caitlyn were SO fun to work with and had so many amazing ideas and were so open to my ideas and so involved in the design... Am I gushing? Anyway...
The wedding took place in April at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. Because the venue is a theatre the space is raw and industrial and a bit of a blank space which is exactly what this couple wanted. The theme was colorful and eclectic, modern yet bohemian, industrial and chic. Caitlyn's bridal bouquet was a wild, organic, free-form design with seasonal colorful blooms featuring coral charm peonies, grape hyacinth, tulips, ranunculus, garden roses, thistle, billy balls, succulents, eucalyptus and fern. Her bridesmaids wore shades of grey, nude and blush and carried wildflower bouquets of heather, veronica, chamomile, stock and thistle. The groom's boutonniere was designed with a mix of herbs and ranunculus while the rest of the men wore simple sprigs of herbs and greenery.
The ceremony was held in the atrium of Studio Theatre against a brick wall which we accented with an asymmetrical hanging garland of mixed foliage and bright pops of flowers. The aisle was lined with metal flower buckets, some filled with potted lavender and others filled with greenery, chamomile and poppy pods.
The guest tables for the reception were a mix of long rustic tables, low round tables and high top tables. The long tables had a greenery runner with a tall metal bucket in the center which held the bridesmaid's bouquets plus two copper buckets of mixed wildflowers. The round tables had a mix of concrete pots (made by the couple!) and corrugated tin cans each with a large peony or protea and greenery or succulents. Every table was filled with mixed metal votive candles.
It gets better! Not only was this wedding super fun to design but the rockstar bride also gave me a stellar review:
"Three weeks after our wedding, I am still beaming from the amazing flowers that Jolie created for us. Jolie was definitely one of my favorite vendors that we worked with. From the first meeting where she brought me a sample bouquet and my original ideas were NOTHING that I actually settled on, Jolie was completely warm, welcoming and professional. I booked her very shortly after our first meeting. As our conversations and Pinterest boards continued, I got more and more focused and bold with my decisions. Her suggestion that our wedding could be "industrial chic" completely shifted my focus from traditional white flowers to what I really wanted - bold greenery, pops of color, crazy wildflowers and a stunning garland backdrop for our ceremony. Jolie wasn't only completely on board with these ideas, but was EXCITED. It was so inspiring to me and my husband that her enthusiasm for her work shined through, and it really allowed us to feel comfortable with our decisions. I literally cried when Jolie dropped off my stunning bouquet, it was THAT beautiful (and continues to be as it hangs drying in a closet for us to enjoy in years to come!). Our pictures turned out beautifully, partially in thanks to our amazing photographers, but also due to Jolie's attention to detail and perfect execution of our vision. Book Jolie immediately! I plan to for any future floral needs, personal or professional. "
Flowers: Uncloudy Studio
Photography: Peter J Casey Photography
Venue: Studio Theatre
Catering: Eat and Smile