The Bridal Bellhop Wedding Event at The Observatory at America’s Square DC

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

Venue: The Observatory at America's Square

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 + Caitlyn's Industrial Chic Wildflower Wedding at Studio Theatre DC

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:

Caitlyn said...
"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

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

Jen + Steve's Halloween Wedding at the Carnegie Institute for Science in DC

I love a good fall wedding but this one was special because it was on Halloween weekend but didn't include any pumpkins, leaves or decorative gourds! Instead, Jen and Steve's wedding had a moody yet romantic tone but gave a nod to the season by incorporating black feathers in the bouquets and silver vampire teeth as place card holders!

Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC. The bride wore a modern and glamorous gown complete with feathers and a fur stole so we carried that feel into her bridal bouquet. Her bouquet was a sexy design of only dark eggplant (black) calla lilies accented with black ostrich feathers. Her bridesmaid wore black and white and carried a bouquet of white and mini green hydrangea accented with eggplant callas and feathers. The men wore single mini calla boutonnieres.

The low centerpieces for the reception were clean and light with lots of fluffy white and green hydrangea and dark accents of rich eggplant mini callas. The sweetheart table was accented with the bridal bouquet, candles and a garland of eucalyptus. The cake topper was designed and created by the bride's father and we added touches of seeded eucalyptus around the base.

A simple yet stunning wedding with some of my favorite vendors! Enjoy the gorgeous photos from the talented Shandi Walllace!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Shandi Wallace Photography

Wedding Planner: Katie at The Plannery

Caterer: Spilled Milk

Venue: The Carnegie Institution for Science

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

Chris and Stephanie's Spring Virginia Vineyard Wedding

I met Stephanie after designing the flowers for her friend, Brittany's, wedding last fall. (Brittany and Dan's wedding can be found here, here and here.) Stephanie described her vision for her wedding flowers as "It's a spring outdoor wedding and I'd like the flowers to look fresh and a little wild". Done and done! Her color story was neutral cream and robin's egg blue with accents of metallic gold. For her flowers we choose pastel shades of blue, lavender, pink and white. Other than making sure the flowers were seasonal, a little bit wild and pastel, I had free reign with the flower choices and design. Stephanie was such a dream to work with that I wish we could repeat her wedding every spring!

Stephanie and Chris' May wedding was held at the absolutely stunning Bluemont Vineyard, if you haven't visited I suggest to put it on your to-do list! (The little town is charming so plan to stop by The Bluemont Store to step back in time before heading to the vineyard) The Jewish ceremony was held outside under a chuppah constructed by Uncloudy Studio made of birch logs and lightly draped with fresh foliage garland and curly willow with the bases accented by potted hydrangea plants. They were married along a stone wall with a gorgeous view of the vineyard and Loudoun Valley behind them. The chairs at the ceremony were accented with gold mason jars brimming with a seasonal mix of wildflowers. These jars were then re-purposed on the dinner tables. The bride carried a lush bouquet of blue hydrangea and delphinium, purple lilacs and veronica, lavender roses and sweet peas, white tulips and pale pink ranunculus. The six bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet and the men wore boutonnieres of lavender roses. The reception was held inside a to-die-for barn and the tables were decorated with a mix of wildflower mason jars and bud vases to compliment the lanterns and candles provided by Elegant Momentz by Kathleen. Elegant Momentz also served as the wedding planner and stylist for all things non-floral and Kathleen and her staff did an amazing job on the details! It was a beautiful day at an amazing venue with a rockstar group of vendors!

Here's a little note from the bride: "Jolie Joswick did the most amazing job on my flowers," Stephanie said. "I loved them more than any other flowers I have ever seen." 

Now, enjoy these fabulous photos from the extremely talented team of Nick and Erin Photography! You can also check them out on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/nickanderin

https://twitter.com/nickanderin

Lovely Lilac, Lavender and Peony May Wedding in Washington DC

Uncloudy Studio was only a small part of Caitlin and Paul's lavender-filled wedding this May in Washington DC but the bride was so amazing, and so were these photos, that I just had to share! Caitlin was a DIY bride and provided all the flowers (with the help of family and friends) but called me in to design her bridal bouquet and altar arrangement. The floral theme was lots and lots of fresh lavender which was incorporated into the design of the bouquet and large-scale arrangement. Caitlin's bouquet was a lovely, lush mix of purples and white with fresh local lilacs, lavender, peonies, ranunculus and double tulips. The altar piece, which was displayed during the ceremony and repurposed at the reception, included the same flowers with the addition of coral charm peonies, larkspur, stock, hydrangea and curly willow.

Enjoy the photos and check out this glowing review from the bride!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Brandilynn Aines Photography

Hair by :Thomas Shelton, Thomas Shelton Hair Design

Invitations: Minted

Venues: The Lutheran Church of the Reformation and Phoenix Park Hotel

Alison + Joel's Winter Wonderland White Wedding in Historic Annapolis MD

On one of the snowiest days we had this past winter two of the sweetest people got married and it was magical!

Alison and Joel were married at the United States Naval Academy Chapel and celebrated at Governor Calvert House both in historic Annapolis, MD on February 21, 2015. The weather added a winter wonderland effect to the photos and was the perfect accent to their color palette of winter white, slate grey and dusty lavender. The gorgeous bride, Alison (I could gush all day about how sweet and kind and lovely she is! Serously.) carried a bridal bouquet of fluffy white hydrangea, romantic peonies, ruffly white ranunculus, delicate white spray roses and antique lavender roses. A variety of succulents were added to give this romantic and vintage-looking bouquet a modern touch while seeded eucalyptus, brunia and dusty miller gave the bouquet a hint of grey and a pop of texture. The bridesmaids (all 8 of them!) wore long slate grey dresses with matching fur stoles and carried miniature versions of the bridal bouquet sans the succulents. This was a military wedding so only a few of the men wore boutonnieres which were designed with a single tiny succulent, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus and a ranunculus bloom wrapped in slate ribbon.

Dinner for the reception at Governor Calvert House was held in a transformed ballroom with white draped walls and romantic chandeliers overhead two extra long tables for the guests. Each table had a runner of seeded and willow eucalyptus garland with long, low and lush centerpieces of all white flowers including hydrangea, roses, peonies and wax flower accented with dusty miller and brunia.

Enjoy the photos from the bride's very talented friends, Kat Herrera and Rylan Tuohy along with a few from yours truly!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Venue: Governor Calvert House

Photography: Kat Herrera and Rylan Tuohy

Cake: Fiona's

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

Grooms + Garlands + Gold = Gorgeous Wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington DC

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Anthony and Darius last fall for their October wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center in DC. They had a very chic and understated vision for their flowers - simple, white with gold accents and lots of garlands for the mantels. They also wanted to keep costs down which we were able to do by keeping the flowers simple and using them in the ceremony and the reception and focusing on foliage only for the large areas. For the flowers we focused on classic mini calla lilies, fluffy hydrangea and elegant dendrobium orchids with touches of gold ribbon. To add warmth to the large rooms we placed garlands of foliage on all the mantels in the venue designed with Italian ruscus and plumosa fern. The mantel that provided as a backdrop for the ceremony was accented with white hydrangea in matte gold vases and votive candles in gold mercury glass holders. The bridesmaids' bouquets were repurposed as centerpieces at some of the guest tables by placing them in the same gold vases that were used on the mantel. We also added a large, all-white arrangement on the windowsill on the landing of the grand staircase to welcome guests upstairs. The final look was warm and intimate thanks to all the wonderful vendors involved!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center

Photography: Victoria Ruan Photography

Event Planning: Bright Occasions

Caterer: R&R Catering

Wedding Cake/Desserts: Huda's Sweet Bee Bakery

Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Music: Piano D'Amore

DJ: Chris Laich Music Services

Video: Craig Schattner Productions

Officiant: Joan Phillips

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.

Flashback to a Fall Wedding in Washington DC

These cooler temperatures and the end of summer (sigh) approaching have me thinking ahead to fall and thinking back to one of my favorite brides ever!

I had the pleasure, a few years ago, of working with the lovely Stephanie Lew Block on her October wedding in Washington, DC. She was an absolute dream and we were fast friends even keeping touch to the present day. You can read her testimonial here.

Her color palette was rich autumn tones of red, orange, deep burgundy, yellow and a pop of bright green. Her flowers included mini calla lilies, hypericum berries, mini gerbera daisies, spray roses and roses.

Enjoy the flashback and her beautiful photos from Renee Michele Photography.


Flowers for a Last Minute Wedding or Event in DC? No Problem!

Not all of us are planners. Some of us like to fly by the seat of our pants. Go with the flow. Roll with the punches. Or get married or plan an event in less than a month. Scary or exciting? Depends on how you look at it. With the right attitude and the right people to assist you then definitely the latter.

I love a good challenge and the spirit that goes along with planning a spur of the moment party or a "Hey! Let's get married next month!" wedding! Uncloudy Studio can design and deliver beautiful bouquets, arrangements, centerpieces, boutonnieres and corsages, you name it, in the Washington, DC metro area with less than 2 weeks notice!

So here's what you do:

  1. Just go to my contact page, fill out and submit the form.
  2. I will contact you in 24 hours or less. We will either schedule a time to meet in person to discuss details or the whole process can take place by phone or email.
  3. After we get your flower plan in place I will email you an invoice which you can pay with check by mail (if we have 2 or more weeks advance notice of the event date) or by credit card.
  4. Once payment is made you will receive a receipt by email and piece of mind that your flowers are in good hands even with short notice - see, easy!

And here are few things to keep in mind when requesting flowers for a quick turnaround wedding or special event:

  • Having a color palette is great! If you love all things purple including your flowers then be sure to mention that. If you're not a fan of red and would be really bummed to have red flowers in your centerpieces then mention that too!
  • Not having a color palette isn't problem. "Colorful" is also a color and makes flower selection a breeze!
  • Be flexible with the flower choices. Some flowers just aren't available in every season and some flowers just aren't available on short notice so if you're last minute party planning be aware that substitutions may need to be made in the flower department. And that can really be fun too!
  • Make a list. Take a moment to think about your event. Is this a wedding? How many bouquets will you need? Boutonnieres? Centerpieces? Is this a dinner party? How many tables will there be? Come up with a good idea of your flower needs and rest will be discussed when we chat.
  • Budget. This is important. When time is of the essence you'll want to have a good idea of how much money you have to spend on floral decor and delivery. This also helps me steer you in the right direction. For example: Only have $50 to spend on each centerpiece? No problem but that means we won't be using orchids in three foot tall vases...
  • And finally, the delivery details. Know the date, time and location for delivery of your flowers and if you won't be the one accepting the delivery have a specific person in charge of that responsibility to handle that final detail for you.

Now what are you waiting for?! Let's get busy :)

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 :)