At the top of our nation’s VIP (very important place) list, the District of Columbia is famous for a few historical landmarks. And my do they blossom in spring! Today’s garden wedding inspiration highlights this historic wedding venue in all the right ways – the softness of the blooms, the precision of the landscape, and the windswept motion of spring. With pale french blues and ethereal lace details, we’re on the edge of our seats for more.
Captured by none other than fine art wedding photographer, Audra Wrisley, we’re glimpsing all the lovely textures, colors and details with jubilance in our bones.
Ruffled member, Cherry Blossom Events, hit a real home run with these thoughtful designs. Fresh, yet grounded, every element fits together like they were always meant to be.
How cute are these calligraphed fig place cards?! Still fresh with morning dew + shimmery gold from Calligraphette Co..
From the photographer, Audra Wrisley: As the warm days came rushing in this spring, we wanted to celebrate the season with a luminous bridal editorial. Inspired by the feathery grace of pampas grass and pops of delicate blues with Mediterranean flair, the shoot was set at Historic Tudor Place right in the heart of Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood.
Ummm, would you believe this pretty blue confection from Buttercream Bakeshop is bedecked with a sugar lace overlay and edible sugar flowers? We’re running out of reasons to think food pyramid thoughts.
Enaura Bridal provided a gossamer gown and beautiful lace top, accentuated by beautiful Bella Belle bridal booties and florals in soft tones by Toulies en Fleur. The gown’s intricate lace top served as inspiration for the organic stationery suite, which set the tone for the whimsical details to follow suit.
These greenery filled blooms though! With just a hint of pampas grass and a whole lotta talent from Toulies en Fleur.
Loving the way the lace effect ties into the table linen as well! And you know we’re big fans of blue + white wherever it’s employed ;)
We’re learning how to say “I love you” in every language for the sake of expressing our fondness for this invitation suite crafted by Farmette Press & Paper Co.. From the materials to the venue illustration to the color palette… te amo. Which coincidentally fits the theme of this “How do I love thee” card!
Clustered diamond engagement ring from Quest Fine Jewelers – my, oh, my!
We’d be willing to bet champagne tastes better in blue!
The tablescape designed by coordinator Alison Golt with Cherry Blossom Events, featured a fresh color palette of French blues and plum tones while delicate hand-calligraphed figs serving as place cards by Calligraphette Co., and an intricately laced two-tier cake by Buttercream Bakeshop was quite literally the icing on the cake!
Her bold bridal look from Lori Nansi has us pinning endlessly to our beauty board – I mean, how perfect are those side wisps falling gently from her tousled updo?
Cannot get enough of the attention to detail here. Just look at the way the delicate vellum menu mirrors the napkin fold to a triangle-T.
And this v-back gown from Enaura Bridal is spilling with luxury. Too much goodness not to share!
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 Source: Farmette Press & Paper Co.
Venue: Tudor Place & Gardens
Model: Katie Anderson from The Artist Agency