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

Ellie + Nicholas' Eucalptus + Thistle Wedding at Long View Gallery DC

Ellie and Nicholas were married on June 2, 2018 at the Long View Gallery in Washington DC.

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Sarah Gormley Photography

Venue: Long View Gallery

Caterer: Well Dunn Catering

Planning: Katie Wannen / The Plannery

John + John's June White Wedding at Long View Gallery in DC

John and John were married on June 9, 2018 at the Long View Gallery in Washington DC.

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Susan Hornyak Photography

Venue: Long View Gallery

Caterer: Occasions Catering

Planning: Katie Wannen / The Plannery

Monica + Matt's Coral Peony Wedding at Heurich House DC

Monica and Matt were married on May 19, 2018 at the historic Heurich House museum in Washington DC.

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Mike B Photography

Venue: Heurich House Museum

Caterer: Susan Gage Catering

Planning: Lynn Iannizzi - Finer Points

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.

Julia + Andy's Blush + Greenery June Wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center, DC

Julia and Andy were married on June 23, 2017 (2 days before my birthday!) at one of my favorite venues, Josephine Butler Parks Center. Super sweet couple, perfect day :)

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photos: Nichole Meredith Photography

Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center

Caterer: Main Event Caterers

Planning: Blue Canary / Felicia

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

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

 

Pink Peonies for a June Wedding at the DC War Memorial

Kelly and Aaron's June wedding was an intimate family affair at the DC War Memorial. Kelly's bridal bouquet featured blush pink and white peonies, white roses, pink spray roses, blush lisianthus and sweet peas with eucalyptus accents. Her sister and Maid-of-Honor carried a similar yet smaller bouquet. The groom's boutonniere was a single pink peony and his daughter carried a tiny bouquet to match the bride. The star of the show (other than the bride, of course!) was Gatsby, the dog, with his floral collar!

We adorned the steps of the War Memorial with six low arrangements of peonies, roses and eucalyptus in wood boxes. These arrangements were then re-purposed at the Hay Adams as their luncheon centerpieces.

Kelly said...
"My flowers were gorgeous! Jolie was delightful to work with--organized, responsive, and full of great ideas. I felt that her vision was creative and flexible."

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Denis Largeron

Venue: DC War Memorial

Karin + Frank's Spring Tulip and Peony Wedding at City Club, Washington DC

Karin and Frank's spring wedding was at the City Club in downtown Washington, DC. Karin was in love with all spring flowers especially tulips, hyacinth and lilacs which we were able to easily incorporate into her wedding since the couple chose April to get married! The bridal bouquet was a lush and fragrant mix of seasonal spring blooms featuring white peonies, tulips and lilacs with pops of coral ranunculus and pink garden roses. Her bridesmaids wore shades of blush and coral and carried simple, but gorgeous, bouquets of white double tulips and calcynia for a delicate touch of pink. The groom's boutonniere was designed with a white tulip and coral ranunculus and a touch of eucalyptus while the rest of the men wore a single white rununculus.

The ceremony was held in the atrium of the City Club in downtown Washington DC by the indoor fountain at the bottom of a grand staircase. The couple was married under a chuppah draped in sheer white fabric and adorned with peonies, orchids, roses and tulips with candles and rose petals around the bases.

The centerpieces for the reception featured two different looks. Half of the tables had three varying height votive candle holders along with three cylinder vases of blush tulips. The other half of the tables had three low varying height vases each with one variety of flower: white hydrangea, pink hyacinth and blush tulips plus pillar candles in glass. The look was soft and romantic and full of candlelight.

Check out the 5 star review from the bride:

Karin said...
"Jolie was a wonderful person to work with leading up to and on my wedding day. She even advocated for my vision, the vision we talked about when well intentioned friends would take over decision making. She's responsive, thoughtful, and easy to work with no matter the budget. Jolie was a recommendation from a friend and I am so beyond thrilled with the results."

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Tomas Flint Photographers

Venue: The City Club of Washington DC

Planner: Capitol Romance

Emily + Ryan's Gold, Plum and Berry Fall Wedding at the Tabard Inn in DC

This wedding gave me all the feels with lots of seasonal flowers, rich colors, textural foliage, candlelight and gold pumpkins all in an intimate setting!

Emily and Ryan's wedding was at the Tabard Inn in Washington, DC on a gorgeous November day. The bridal bouquet was a loose, organic design featuring berry pink garden roses, anemones, purple clematis, eggplant calla lilies, white ranunculus, hydrangea and privet berries along with seeded and willow eucalyptus. Her bridesmaid carried a similar but smaller bouquet and Ryan wore a boutonniere of purple hydrangea and a single anemone. The ceremony was held upstairs in the Tabard Inn's intimate, Victorian dining room complete with gorgeous fireplaces and tons of candlelight. The couple was married in front of one of the fireplaces which was accented with a long and low arrangement of antique hydrangea, garden roses, snapdragons, lisianthus, privet berries and eucalyptus in a gold bowl with lots of gold mercury glass candles. Adorning both sides of the fireplace were two tall arrangements of curly willow, callicarpa, antique hydrangea and snapdragons. The windowsills were all accented with mixed eucalyptus garlands and votive candles. The centerpieces for the reception were designed in gold pumpkins with kale, purple stock, white roses and lots of berries and foliage along with gold votive candles.

This was a gorgeous fall wedding in a unique and warm venue with the sweetest couple. Check out the 5 star review the bride sent me the morning after their wedding:

"It's the day after my wedding and I'm posting a review - that's how thrilled and overjoyed I was with my flowers! Jolie was a true pleasure to work with, and I had complete confidence that if everything else went wrong, the flowers would be gorgeous. I had no idea that they would be spectacular! My jaw dropped when I saw my bouquet and again when I saw the finished rooms. You will be lucky to have such a warm and talented professional transform your vision into reality. Thank you, Jolie, from the bottom of my heart." - Emily Conrad

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Erika Nizborski Photography

Venue: Tabard Inn

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

Carly + Nick's White + Blue Wedding at the Hotel Monaco in DC

Sometimes you meet clients and you feel like you've known them forever. The day I met Carly and her parents I could've chatted with them all afternoon! They are warm and sweet and this wedding was definitely a family affair. From the very beginning they knew they wanted all white flowers with a classy yet natural feel. They also brought one vintage blue glass vase that belonged to the bride's grandmother which was the inspiration for the rest of the color story. We met a year prior to the wedding so the plan was for the bride and her family and a few friends to go "blue glass hunting" for all the vases for the reception. How fun! And in the end they collected almost 100 pieces (!) which we used to create individual tablescapes for 18 guest tables plus the cupcake table and the bridesmaid's bouquets. 

Carly's bridal bouquet was a lush and romantic mix of all white peonies, open roses, ranunculus, lisianthus and hydrangea with pops of blue thistle and seeded eucalyptus accents. The bride and the maid-of-honor's bouquets were wrapped in vintage handkerchiefs that belonged the bride's grandmother. The bridesmaids wore jeweled navy gowns and carried bouquets of white hydrangea, blue thistle and seeded eucalyptus. Nick's boutonniere was designed with white lisianthus and ranunculus and a touch of thistle and eucalyptus. The rest of the guys wore white hydrangea and thistle. Nick and Carly's ceremony was held under the dome in the Paris Ballroom at the Hotel Monaco under a birch chuppah constructed by Uncloudy Studio. Each birch pole was anchored in an urn filled with curly willow and white flowers (hydrangea, dahlias, roses, larkspur, lisianthus, queen anne's lace, thistle and seeded eucalyptus).

The reception tables were draped in white linen with candles and silver framed table numbers plus one large blue glass vase along with 3 smaller vases. Every vase was different as were the flower arrangements in the vases. We used a wide variety of white flowers including: orchids, hydrangea, ranunculus, roses, dahlias, peonies, spray roses and lisianthus. The effect was unique and elegant and created visual interest throughout the space. The cupcake/escort card table at the entry displayed the tiniest of blue vases with single blooms and the 3 tiered cake was accented with a floral topper and small tucks of flowers on each tier.

This was one of my favorite weddings of the year working with an awesome family and a rockstar team of vendors!

Check of the glowing reviews from the bride and her Mom:

Carly said... "I am hard to please and Jolie met and FAR exceeded my expectations. She had provided flowers for a friend of mine who raved about her so I decided to give it a go. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted and am not a very artistic person. I found examples of things I liked on pinterest and Jolie worked with me to create the perfect floral plan for my wedding. She was extremely professional in responding to emails, her billing system was easy, and I totally knew what to expect price wise. Jolie went above and beyond by working with my other vendors to make sure everything would tie perfectly to the other details of my wedding. Beyond all this, Jolie is extremely gifted at what she does. I didn't even know I liked flowers until I saw the flowers she designed for my wedding. When I first saw them they were even prettier than I could have imagined. The photographer had to force me to put down my bouquet because I didn't want to let them go. Jolie is extremely reliable, professional, and provides exactly what you want at very reasonable prices for the DC area."

Lisa said... "Jolie was a pleasure to work with and the end result far exceeded our expectations. She gladly designed the centerpieces around a collection of 90 depression blue glass vases and they were amazing! The bouquets were equally as lovely. She is creative, flexible, fun and respected our budget. Everyone at the wedding thought the flowers were the prettiest they have seen. She is wonderful! ." 

Now, enjoy these fabulous photos from the amazing Bonnie Sen!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography

Planner: MeredithFlanaganEvents 202-746-1844

Venue: Hotel Monaco, Washington DC

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Lauren + Andrew's Garden Rose + Hydrangea Wedding at The Long View Gallery in DC

In the heat of July, Lauren and Andrew kept it cool with their simple yet chic wedding at The Long View Gallery in Washington, DC. They are a down-to-earth couple and I loved working with them! They had a clean and modern vision for their wedding - white and coral with accents of gold - which was held in an art gallery with a raw and urban vibe. Their wedding ceremony was held in the back of the gallery against a brick wall which was accented with tall vases of curly willow and white snapdragons (one of the bride's favorite flowers) with candles down the aisle. Lauren's bouquet was designed using all peach Juliet garden roses. For a personal touch we added lace and a brooch - family heirloom's from Lauren. The bridesmaids all carried white hydrangea bouquets that were later used on the head table and the flower girl carried a nosegay of Queen Anne's lace. The men's boutonnieres were peach garden roses (Andrew) and peach spray roses. The reception was held in the front of the gallery with bubble roses of white hydrangea, candles and gold numbers on each table.

Enjoy the photos from and this 5-star review from the bride:

Lauren said...
"Jolie was absolutely a joy to work with. She's friendly, professional, and great at what she does. We worked together via email, phone, and in-person, and she was always up-beat and helpful. I really appreciated that she would take our ideas, and then give me multiple flower and price options to consider. She was also ready to spring to action when we had a last-minute change in venue and needed her help with new decor. I would highly recommend her and hope I have reason to work with her again!"

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Shawn Hubbard Weddings

Coordination by: Simple Breathe Events

Venue: Long View Gallery

Run for the Roses Event with Garden and Gun at Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington DC

On May 2, 2015, Garden & Gun and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey took the Kentucky Derby on the road and hosted a "Run for the Roses" Derby Social at the Washington DC, hotspot Jack Rose Dining Saloon. Uncloudy Studio had the pleasure of providing the floral arrangements for the event which included lots of lush red roses and fresh mint with accents in all shades of pink. The event was held on the entire second floor of Jack Rose, which is an incredible space, with it's open air terrace, balcony room and cigar lounge. The table arrangements were designed in silver mint julep cups with open red roses and fragrant fresh mint. The larger bar arrangements were designed in silver ice buckets with red roses and mint plus a seasonal mix of hydrangea, tulips, ranunculus and peonies in soft shades of pink. We also provided a festive flower crown in lieu of the traditional derby hat.

Enjoy the photos from Guest of a Guest Photography and be sure to check out Jack Rose Dining Saloon for drinks, dinner or to host your next event!

Cheers!

Brittany and Daniel's Fall Wedding at Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington DC

I had one open weekend last November with no weddings or events scheduled and I was kind of looking forward to a little breather after having such a full plate all fall. Then I received an email from Brittany and I'm so glad I did! Brittany and Daniel were planning their DC wedding from the Midwest and she had planned to DIY the flowers until the last minute when she contacted me. We chatted via FaceTime and less than 3 weeks later we met in person on her wedding day. Her vision for the flowers was romantic and a little wild, elegant but unkempt. The palette was plum and gold. The final look was amazing especially with the gorgeous venue, the attention to detail from their planner and the photos are to die for!

Here's a little info on the flowers: We used lots of texture (which I love)! The colors were white, dusty antique lavender, plum, and purple with silvery grey foliage and accents of gold. We used white peonies, white anemones and white lisianthus, muted lavender "Halloween" roses and astrantia, dark plum ranunculus and scabiosa. For the foliage we used dusty miller and seeded and willow eucalyptus. The bridal bouquet was the star of the show and the bridesmaids carried much smaller versions that really popped against their plum dresses. Each boutonniere featured a different flower from the bridal bouquet adding a touch of whimsy. And the centerpieces were low and lush arrangements in matte gold glass. The king's table with adorned with a garland of gorgeous foliage and purple berries and accented with taper candles and all the bridesmaid's bouquets. It was such a dreamy wedding and an unforgettable whirlwind floral experience! I'm crossing my fingers for more events like this in 2015 :) Enjoy the pictures by Shandi Wallace...

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Venue: Carnegie Institute for Science

Photography: Shandi Wallace Photography

Event Planning: The Plannery - Katie Wannen

Caterer: Spilled Milk 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

Flower Recap on a Few Recent Events in DC

I've been a total slacker at blogging lately. Sorry. Each time I sit down to write I think I hear my garden calling me and that's the end of that! So I'm going to do a little recap today of a few of the events that Uncloudy Studio was lucky enough to be a part of in the last couple of weeks.

Pride and Preservation: Cocktails in the Castle. This event took place earlier in the month at the Heurich House Museum. This official Capital Pride Week reception honored and celebrated the National Park Service (NPS) LGBTQ Heritage Initiative. For more information about the event and the initiative please check out the Heurich House Press Release.

Absolut Elyx Event at Chez Billy. This launch party for Absolut Elyx Luxury Vodka and was held at a great restaurant/bar, Chez Billy, in Petworth. The theme was clean, classic, simple luxury using an abundance of open white roses arranged low and lush in copper square vases.

Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend with Cooking Light and Health magazines. The Fit Foodie race was held in Fairfax, VA and Uncloudy Studio designed a few arrangements to accent the Celebrity Chef (Anna Bullett and RJ Cooper are seen in two of the photos) cooking experience hosted by Eco Caterers. The theme for the flowers was colorful, eco-friendly, natural and locally sourced. The arrangements were designed in natural birch boxes and used 100% local flowers including peonies, lilies, black-eyed susan, thistle, yarrow, zinnia, honeysuckle and more.

I had so much fun designing each event and, as always, feel so lucky that my job is a floral designer in Washington, DC! Have a great weekend everyone :)