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
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:
"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
Planner: Capitol Romance
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:
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