And now for something completely different … a bride in a stunning black gown and her bridesmaids in white! We love to keep you guys on your toes here at Capitol Romance, trying to keep our features as varied and possible to show the REAL side of DC weddings for the majority of us that live in and around the metro area. Such is the case with Jadene and Freddy – married at Rosemont Manor in Virginia and completely turning tradition on its head. Photographer, Andrew Morrell shares, “Jadene wore a shimmering black dress, contrasted by her three bridesmaids, all in white. This devilish switch-up was the cornerstone of the day’s bewitching charm – the groom’s ironic top hat, the traditional and the playfully clear skies all made this a day to remember.
Jadene & Freddy’s Offbeat, Black & White Virginia Wedding at Rosemont Manor
So many fun details from the bride!
I had so much fun planning our wedding! Everything started with the dress, I wanted black and I wanted my husband in a top hat. I purchased my dress from Curvy Girl Bridal, which I am sad to say has gone out of business. They were truly the only dress shop that I went to that was excited that I wanted a black dress. I love damask print so that is why I tied in white but I still felt that something was missing. The problem with black and white in the fall every color either looks like Halloween or Thanksgiving.
I was wandering Michaels looking for ideas and I saw this wreath made out of peacock feathers and I starting thinking…I could not only add a peacock blue/teal but a peacock feather element as well…I felt that the feathers softened the hardness of the black and damask print. We didn’t want our wedding to be about “what you are suppose to do.” As I was talking to my husband about the damask and feather idea, he started laughing and said it was perfect because the damask reminded him of his personality and the peacock feather of mine. Totally different but somehow work together.
Love Jadene’s origami flower bouquet!~
I had to have makeup that stood up to the black birdcage veil I was wearing and added color to my bridesmaids white dresses. So we had more of a vintage/pinup make up done. My girls with a bright red lip and heavy liner. For their hair I found peacock feather flowers. They were made to be Christmas tree decorations but I turned them into hair clips. As for my makeup we went more for the eyes. Heavy lashes and more of a smokey shadow. A lot darker then most would do for wedding makeup. The makeup artist was recommended by Rosemont (KLH) and I’m glad they did. She understood what I was looking for outgoing and non traditional yet classy and sophisticated. I was scared at the trial that I was going to end up looked to Vampy or Gothic but she did neither. As for my hair I went with pin curls to add that touch of vintage to it. When hair and make up were done I could not believe how pretty I looked.
As for the white bridesmaid dressed, I had to add something to them besides make up and feathers. The dresses had this lace detail that I fell in love with, so I added black lace gloves and black heels to off set the white.
Click inside for more of Jadene & Freddy’s stunning, offbeat Fall wedding at Rosemont Manor in Virginia!