You know those 73 degree April days
There’s a slight breeze & plenty of sunshine... They’re perfect days for an editorial photo shoot in a centuries old house surrounded by French gardens.
Top that with a team of some of the most creative and talented wedding professionals in Washington, DC, designing a concept from scratch, and you’ll get images like these.
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The embroidery on the lace of the dress inspired me to create a similar pattern to feature on the wedding invitation. To highlight this, the text of the invitation flows from the pattern, as an extension of the design.
When your venue is this gorgeous, you need a hand-drawn illustration and a love poem included in your invitation suite. It’s a piece that your guests can treasure, and even frame.
What better way to pay homage to the colors of spring than with handmade, botanically dyed paper?
Figs for placecards?
To keep with the theme of spring and all things fresh and natural, we opted to use figs as place cards (with gold calligraphy, of course).
A cohesive feel…
I pulled design elements from the invitation suite (floral design & vellum) with an untraditional cut to highlight the gorgeous linen napkin and give the fig a cozy home to rest.
Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography
Coordination & Design: Cherry Blossom Events
Floral Design: Toulies en Fleur
Rentals: Party Rental
Hair & Makeup: Lori Nansi
Dress: Enaura Bridal
Veil: Blossom Veils
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Engagement Ring: Quest Fine Jewelers
Calligraphy + Stationery Design: Calligraphette Co.
Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop
Paper Maker : Farmette Press & Paper Co.
Venue: Tudor Place & Gardens
Model: Katie Anderson from The Artist Agency