The flowers were textural, feminine, seasonal, and delicate; a perfect pairing to an exquisite brunch spread created by the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City chefs. The best botanicals of early summer were used throughout the decor, including garden roses, columbine, ranunculus, sweet peas, astilbe, peonies, and spring greens and vines.
A delicate, miniature painting by Bridie Coombes was all it took to inspire this floral color palette of soft sage, warm ivory, and dusty muted peach and pink. The florals took on a sculptural quality through the support of sturdy spring dogwood branches, softened by floaty butterfly ranunculus, spirea, astrantia, and sweet peas. Oversized ranunculus along with clematis and parrot tulips served as grounding focal points among the frills.
Photography: Jen S Photography
Hair & make-up: Lori Nansi
Stationery: The Little North Sea Studio
I love this creative project I worked on with Rachel May Photography earlier this spring. This is a great example of how you might utilize your venue to inspire your wedding color palette. I think it's so important to work with the space you're in vs. against it.
When Rachel and I met up at Rust Manor House a few weeks before the shoot, I snapped a photo of the stone on the back porch - that photo guided the rest of my planning for the florals. The stone was grey with rusty faded hues and creamy undertones. Those same hues were brought into the flowers through rust hued heuchera, chocolate cosmos, frittilaria, and antique helleborus, along with creamy hued carnations, butterfly ranunculus, astilbe, flannel flower, and the most incredibly delicate and curly autumn clematis.
Photography: Rachel May Photography
Ring: Trumpet & Horn
Tux: The Black Tux
Gown & Veil: Claire Pettibone
Glassware: Crate & Barrel
Paper & Calligraphy: Julie Ha
Models: Modelogic Wilhelmina
Hair & Makeup Artist: Susan Lim
Plates & Flatware: West Elm
Linens: La Tavola