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

Modern Pink and White Wedding at The Ritz Carlton in Georgetown

As we come to the end of the summer peony season, I wanted to revisit this beautiful wedding from last November which featured plenty of peonies!

Meredith and Tom's wedding was a sleek, modern and intimate affair at the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown. The color story was white and all shades of pink featuring peonies, anemones, mini calla lilies, orchids, hydrangea, lisianthus, ranunculus, tulips and roses. The bridal bouquet was designed with an ombré effect and finished with a large bow to match the bow on Meredith's gown. The bride's sister carried a smaller bouquet of mostly pink blooms. Candlelight decorated the ceremony space while high and low centerpieces were the focal point of the dinner tables.

I worked closely with the bride and her Mom and loved every minute of it!

Please enjoy these beautiful photos from Eli Turner!

Flowers: Uncloudy Studio

Photography: Eli Turner

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Georgetown

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

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

Wedding flowers with Bloompop...that was easy!

In case you missed it last week, Bloompop announced their newest venture, Bloompop Weddings, and I'm thrilled to be on board as one of the wedding florists!

Here's how Bloompop describes their mission: "Bloompop Weddings features the unique, artisan designs of the absolute best local florists. Our florists are highly experienced, professional, creative, and extremely talented artisans. Our Wedding florists typically don't sell their wedding services online, but they've created exclusive packages for Bloompop in a range of styles and color palettes. We're confident you'll be able to find florals to compliment your unique wedding's style and budget!" 

They've created a simple and affordable way to select flowers for your wedding including bridal and bridesmaid's bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages plus centerpieces and cocktail table arrangements just by choosing a color palette and adding the items to your cart.

You can check out my shop page or browse the selections: Breathtaking Blue (blue with a hint of white and silvery/grey), Coral Charm (coral, peach and pink), Radiant Orchids (purple and silvery/grey), Simple Sophistication (white and green), Natural Tropics (a colorful mix including red, orange, yellow, green and succulents) and Classic Romance (classic roses in any color palette). And if you have any color selections you'd like to see available please let me know!

Happy Wedding Planning! xoxo

Little Borrowed Dress Trunk Show in Dupont Circle

Last weekend I had the pleasure of working with Bridal Bellhop, Little Borrowed Dress and Emily Clack Photography at Shohba in Dupont Circle. Little Borrowed Dress supplied a gorgeous selection of bridesmaids dress that the ladies can rent rather than purchase and we had a steady stream of gals trying on dresses, modeling floral crowns and showing off bouquets all day long. Emily Clack took creative and candid photos of the lovely ladies and the entire event (including all the photos you see here) and Gateau provided delicious macaroons. I brought a selection for bouquets, boutonnieres and floral crowns in classic white, perfect pink and peach and the color of the year. The white bouquet included tulips, ranunculus, anemone, spray roses and umbrella fern. The pinky/peach bouquet included frill tulips, garden roses, viburnum, dusty miller, brunia and naked seeded eucalyptus and was wrapped in burlap. The "radiant orchid" bouquet displayed dendrobium orchids, hyacinth, hellebores, succulents, scabiosa pods, and brunia. It was a blast watching everyone accent their dresses with crowns and flowers!

A special thanks to the ladies of Bridal Bellhop for organizing the event!