Morgan + Scott's Funky Fall Wedding at District Winery DC

Morgan and Scott were married on September 28, 2018 at the District Winery in Washington DC.

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Costola Photography

Venue: District Winery

Caterer: District Winery

Planning: Jane Kestner

Kate + Rob's Beautiful Blush Wedding at River Farm in Alexandria VA

Kate and Rob were married on October 14, 2017 at the beautiful River Farm in Alexandria, VA. The combination of this couple, gorgeous venue and amazing photos made it really difficult to edit so enjoy so many photos!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Pat Furey

Venue: River Farm

Caterer: Main Event Caterers

Planning: Caroline Bressler

Blush Dahlias in the Bishop's Garden at Washington National Cathedral, DC

Jamexis and Danny were married on September 16, 2017 at Washington National Cathedral with their reception in the Bishop's Garden surrounded by Cafe Au Lait dahlias!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Bee Two Sweet Photography

Venue: Washington National Cathedral / Bishop's Garden

Caterer: Rouge Catering

Planning: Jasmine Smith and Co.

Gorgeous Grooms and Fall Flowers at Josephine Butler Parks Center, DC

Russell and Jack were married on October 29, 2016 at Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington DC.

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Dave Cooper Weddings

Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center

Caterer: Eat and Smile

Dessert: Andy Bates

Blush, Gold and Gorgeous Wedding at Washington Golf and Country Club

Hyojin and Mark were married on October 1, 2016 at Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, Virginia!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Ethan Yang Photography

Venue: Washington Golf and Country Club

Succulents + Cafe Au Lait Dahlias = Gorgeous Wedding at Glen Ellen Farms, MD

Chelsea + Mike got married on August 5th, 2016 at the gorgeous Glen Ellen Farm in outside of Frederick, Maryland.

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Barnel Photography / Bairon Rivera

Venue: Glen Ellen Farm

Catering: Eleven Courses Catering

Colorful September Wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore

Marjorie + Jen got married on September 17th, 2016 at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore, Maryland under an arch topped with the train from Marjorie's Mom's wedding dress!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: 1513 Photo

Venue: American Visionary Art Musuem in Baltimore

Catering: Absolutely Perfect Catering

Two Brides are Better Than One! July Wedding at Long View Gallery DC

Annisah and Khala's July wedding was held at Long View Gallery in Washington, DC with lots of teal, gold, magenta and fairy lights! Annisa's bridal bouquet was filled with lush seasonal blooms with vibrant shades of pink and magenta garden roses, stock, freesia, sweet william and gerbera daisies with white dahlias, roses and veronica and eucalyptus accents. The ceremony was held in the gallery with gold lanterns filled with greenery and fairly lights framing the aisle. The reception tables were draped in rich teal linens and the aisle lanterns were re-purposed as the centerpieces along with three tiny gold vases with a few blooms in each and gold mercury glass votive candles.

Enjoy these amazing photos by Victoria Ruan!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Victoria Ruan

Venue: Long View Gallery

Planning: Jasmine Smith & Co

Catering: RSVP

 

Wildflowers + Chemistry + Beer = July Wedding at River Farm VA

Bess and Brian got married on July 30th, 2016 at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Here With You Photography / Rebecca Reed

Venue: River Farm

Catering: Rocklands Catering

Liz and Harry's Fall Wedding in Alexandria VA

It's ridiculous how behind I am at blogging but since yesterday was the first day of fall I thought I'd (finally) share this gorgeous wedding from last October!

Liz and Harry's wedding ceremony was held outdoors at the Waterfront Park in Alexandria although the actual ceremony was a bit delayed because the entire wedding party was stuck in an elevator and required rescue from the local fire department. The couple's story went viral and they were interviewed on Good Morning America while on their honeymoon! Read more about it here and here.

The color story was rich jewel-tone fall shades including deep red, vibrant orange and royal purple. The bridal bouquet was a modern sleek design of only jewel-toned calla lilies in crimson, mango and eggplant. The bridesmaid's carried a seasonal mix of roses, dahlias, salvia, hypericum, spray roses and seeded eucalyptus which really popped against their plum gowns. The ceremony was held outside on the waterfront under a simple birch chuppah.

The reception was located at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria with low and lush centerpieces with a funky mix of flowers all in autumn tones. We used succulents, protea, artichokes, kale and black pearl peppers along with fall foliage, bittersweet, roses, ranunculus and dahlias in the centerpieces.

Liz and Harry are an amazing couple and were such a pleasure to work with!

Please enjoy these beautiful photos from the super talented Adam and Christy at Kissick Weddings!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Kissick Weddings

Wedding Planner: Rebecca at Blue Canary

Caterer: Main Event

Venue: Waterfront Park (ceremony) and The Torpedo Factory

Noah + Sandra's Wildflower Summer Wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center, Washington DC

There are so many things I loved about Noah and Sandra's wedding last summer! First, the brides! They are kind, sweet and creative and involved family and tradition and memories into their Jewish/Brazilian wedding. Second, the venue, Josephine Butler Parks Center is by far one of my favorites venues in Washington, DC. The staff is amazing, the space is gorgeous (so many fireplaces and mantels to decorate!) and the feel is intimate. Third, the color and whimsy of the decor which included local seasonal summer flowers in every color you can imagine!

Noah and Sandra's ceremony was held outside in Josephine Butler Parks Center's outdoor ceremony space under a chuppah. Each bride carried a wildflower bouquet of white, lavender and yellow with bird of paradise as the focal flower in memory of Noah's mother. The other blooms were: hydrangea, chamomile, lavender, craspedia, dahlias and baby's breath. The bridesmaids wore flowing gowns of dusty lavender and carried baby's breath bouquets wrapped in burlap. The adorable flower girl wore a floral crown of baby's breath and wildflowers and tossed petals down the aisle which was lined with birch buckets filled with baby's breath. The men all wore bird of paradise boutonnieres, in remembrance of Noah's mother.

The baby's breath and wildflower theme continued inside the venue filling an assortment of vintage style bottles, jars and vases and wooden crates and boxes. Noah's sister, Leigh, provided a plethora of rustic details and decor to the flowers adding extra warmth and a personal touch. Each mantel was draped in either baby's breath, foliage or wildflower garland along with the railings on the grand staircase. There were flower arrangements inside the fireplaces, on the windowsills, in the restrooms, you name it! The guest tables were all different but coordinated beautifully with an assortment of vessels displaying bright, seasonal wildflowers and a framed table number atop a rustic slice of wood. The flowers used in the centerpieces and throughout the venue included: hydrangea, celosia, scabiosa, veronica, marigolds, black-eyed susans, sunflowers, ageratum, millet, wheat, asters, zinnias, dahlias, craspedia and chamomile to name a few. The place cards were held in notched birch logs nestled on a bed of moss and there were candles everywhere!

Check out this glowing review from the beautiful brides (I'm blushing just reading it again):

Noah and Sandra said...
"Jolie is the kindest, most responsible, professional I have ever worked with. Jolie made our wedding so very beautiful by listening to exactly what we wanted and bringing it to life. She was the only florist that we interviewed who brought us a sample flower bouquet to our meeting as a gift for meeting with her. We were not easy customers, we asked for a lot, and Jolie did it all with a smile and a true love for what she does. In every way that we asked her to she went above and beyond her call of duty. If you are looking for a florist who can work with whatever budget you give her, listen to you with professionalism and warmth, and bring to life your dream day - Jolie is the person for you! Out of all our vendors, Jolie gets our highest ratings and endorsement. Additionally, we are an LGBTQ couple and Jolie is incredibly welcoming and supportive of our love and did all that we asked to incorporate new and old traditions into our wedding day."

This wedding was so much fun to be a part of and the vendor team was amazing! So if you're looking for a beautiful yet intimate venue in DC with a rockstar cast of vendors then check out the list below!

Now, enjoy these fun photos from the Doug Stanford Photography!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Doug Stanford Photography

Planner: Jasmine Smith and Co.

Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center

Caterer: Main Event

Sarah + Andy's September Wedding at The Anderson House, Washington DC

Everything about this September wedding was lovely; the bride, the venue, the color palette and the day!

Sarah and Andy's late summer/early fall wedding took place at the Anderson House in Washington DC which is a gorgeous venue. The color story was berry tones: fuchsia, plum, deep pink, blush and ivory with accents of gold. Sarah's bridal bouquet was a soft and loose romantic mix of hydrangea, garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, scabiosa and succulents with green privet berries and hanging pepperberries for texture. The bridesmaids wore dove grey dresses and carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet. Andy's boutonniere was designed with a single succulent and berry accents. The rest of the boutonnieres were all slightly different but complimented each other. Sarah and Andy's ceremony was held outside in the Hoyt Garden which features a pool, statue and stone columns. The varying height columns were the backdrop for the ceremony and each held a lush arrangement in gold pedestal bowls. The pool's corners were accented with gold lanterns, votive candles, foliage garland and loose blooms.

Cocktail hour was held indoors in The Olmsted Gallery with tiny arrangements in gold vases on the cocktail tables and place cards nestled in beds of moss on gold wooden trays. The reception was in The Ballroom with tables draped in ivory linens and accented with lush seasonal centerpieces of antique hydrangea, dahlias, ranunculus, roses, berries and foliage in matte gold vases and footed bowls.

Now, enjoy these fabulous photos from the The Happy Couple!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: The Happy Couple Photography

Planner: Anne from Atrendy Wedding

Venue: The Anderson House, Washington DC

Catering/Cake: Windows Catering

Bettina and Laura's Intimate Plum, Blush and Gold Fall Wedding at the DC War Memorial

I loved loved LOVED working with Bettina and Laura! It really doesn't get much better than that. Seriously. Bettina and I just clicked when we met last summer. Her vision was right in line with my aesthetic and I didn't want to wait until October to see it all come to life! But I really got excited for this wedding when I met Laura during a venue visit. I could feel the love so strongly between these two that I was inspired to do my very best to create the perfect flowers for their wedding. The look was organic, lush, seasonal and textural. The color palette was blush, burgundy, plum and gold. We used deep red peonies, antique hydrangea, peach garden roses, pink ranunculus, red dahlias, hanging amaranthus, blush anemones, blushing bride protea and seeded eucalyptus with accents of gold. The bouquet was wild and lush and Bettina told me she took it with her on their honeymoon :) Each boutonniere was different from the next as were all of the centerpieces. The ceremony took place outside on a gorgeous fall day at the DC War Memorial and the intimate reception was held at Poste Moderne Brasserie adjacent to the Hotel Monaco in downtown DC. The centerpieces were designed in beautiful ombre vases with gold table numbers (provided by the bride). I'm kind of sad that it's over...

Okay, enough gushing. Happy married life you two xoxo! Enjoy a few photos from Nick Stone Photography (and a few from yours truly)!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Venue: Poste Moderne Brasserie

Photography: Nick Stone Photography

Event Planning: Lovebus Events and Design

Sam and Steve's Orange and Gold Autumn Wedding at the Carnegie Library in DC

I've said it before and now I'm saying it again: I have the best clients! When Sam and I met we immediately clicked and I knew we would have a great time working together. Her vision was "I really like orange and gold" and "rich, old people's stuff" and from that we created elegant personal flowers and eclectic table centerpieces that combined flowers in warm tones of orange, red, gold and green in gold mercury glass vessels of varying sizes and shapes along with vintage books, birds and library cards as table numbers. Sam's bouquet was designed using orange "Sunset" garden roses and her bridesmaid carried golden orange dahlias against a gorgeous navy dress. The boutonnieres were a mix of roses, dahlias and mokara orchids - each one different from the next - and the three little flower girls looked adorable with their floral crowns and nosegays. The ceremony flowers were designed in tall gold vases with orange snapdragons, garden roses, orchids, dahlias and wax flower and they were repurposed for the reception.

It was such a pleasure to be a part of this fall wedding in Washington, DC! Please enjoy the photos from Michael Bonfigli Photography.

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Venue: Carnegie Library

Photography: Michael Bonfigli Photography

Event Planner: Troyal Events

Outdoor Fall Wedding in DC with Blue Hydrangea, Seasonal Flowers and Herbs!

I feel very to lucky to have been a part of Adrianne and Danny's October wedding which took place her parents beautiful back yard in Bethesda. They are such a warm and sweet couple and were an absolute pleasure to work with! The bride was in love with hydrangea, dusty miller and mint so that was focus for the personal flowers. Adrianne carried a lush bouquet of blue hydrangea and silvery dusty miller with a touch of mint. The bridesmaids wore navy blue and held simple bouquets of dusty miller and mint which popped perfectly against their dresses. The ceremony took place under a chuppah constructed of birch poles and branches draped in an elegant foliage garland. We added a lot more color to the reception but placing natural wood boxes on the tables filled with a seasonal mix of dahlias, celosia, sunflowers, salvia, hydrangea, billy balls, dusty miller, amaranthus and herbs. The cocktail and buffet tables were accented with smaller wood boxes of potted herbs like mint, parsley, lemongrass and thyme.

So happy to have been a part of this special day! Enjoy the photos from Bonnie Sen Creative Photography and flowers by Uncloudy Studio!

Blush and Succulents for an October Wedding in Virginia

In early October, I had the pleasure of designing the flowers for Laura and Ryan's wedding in Virginia. Laura is sweet and creative and a dream to work with and we captured her style with romantic flowers and a soft color palette. We styled the flowers around a navy, blush, white and green color story with fluffy high-petal count flowers, on-trend succulents and textural foliage. The flowers used to create this look included: white hydrangea, peach garden roses, pale lavender dahlias, pink astilbe, blush mini calla lilies, echeveria and seeded eucalyptus. Enjoy!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Venue: River Creek Country Club

Photography: Bonnie Sen Creative Photography

Amy and Curtis' September Wedding at DAR in DC

It was my absolute pleasure to design the wedding flowers for Amy and Curtis' wedding in September at DAR in Washington, DC!

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Colorful Autumn Wedding in DC with Flowers, Fruits and Veggies!

As I gear up for the fabulous frenzy of fall weddings, I'm looking back at some of my past favorites. This week I'm taking a stroll down memory lane with Melissa and Mike and their gorgeous October indoor/outdoor wedding at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church.

The ceremony was held outside on the beautiful terrace under a handmade chuppah of birch and curly willow accented with fresh bittersweet vines. The bride and groom wanted a "farmer's market" flower feel with all seasonal flowers in vibrant colors to pop against the black bridesmaid's dresses and touch of purple was added to match their purple shoes! The bride and her bridesmaids all carried hand-tied bouquets with sunflowers, orange roses, dahlias, celosia and zinnias with a touch of statice and ageratum. The men all wore slightly different boutonnieres and instead of corsages, the Mother's carried single sunflowers wrapped in eggplant ribbon.

The indoor reception carried over the same color palette and flower choices but also incorporated fresh fruits and vegetables and a "Moroccan" feel with lanterns, candles and framed table numbers. The centerpieces were each unique and included pomegranates, artichokes, protea, oranges and bittersweet.

The bride and groom were an absolute joy to work with and their floral vision allowed me to create a beautiful seasonal wedding that I still love to share!

Enjoy the photos from me and Evan Rowland Photography.

Uncommon Flowers for a Non-Traditional Wedding in DC

I love love love it when a client says "you have creative license" and that's exactly what was expressed to me when Uncloudy Studio worked with Miss Fete and Bloompop Weddings to do this editorial wedding on Hains Point in Washington, DC. The theme was unconventional, non-traditional with bold, rich colors. Most of the flowers were local like dahlias, cottage yarrow, ageratum, scabiosa, millet, straw flower, celosia, amaranthus and peonies. Others were not like protea, air plants and ostrich feathers. I had so much fun!

Here are a few of my personal photos. Professional photos coming soon so stayed tuned for a look at the whole wedding...

Happy Friday xo!