A few months ago I collaborated on a styled shoot with some pretty fabulous DC wedding vendors. Mollie Tobias Photography was the motor being the whole thing, offering to do a giveaway here on Capitol Romance to give away a styled shoot for one lucky couple that could tell their love story creatively. We picked Hilary & her husband Paul – a couple that loved colonial history and especially the love story of John & Abigail Adams. They even used one of Abigail’s love letters to John as a reading during their wedding ceremony.
Now, being that I love to do things differently, I didn’t want to do a colonial/traditional type setup – instead I wanted to do a modern take on this old love story, using brighter, bolder colors and mixing modern details with antique furnishings.
A Modern John & Abigail Adams Love Story Wedding Styled Shoot
Photography: Mollie Tobias Photography | Coordination & Design: Capitol Romance | Florals & Styling: Studio DBI | Vintage Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Grooms Attire & Styling: Outspoken Groom | Bride’s Dress: Punk Rock Bride via Soliloquy Bridal | Hair Stylist: Bridal Beauty Associates | Makeup Artist: The Makeup Chic | Cake & Desserts: Market Salamander | Invitation Suite & Calligraphy: Just Write Studios | Venue: Headquarters DC
Jenny with Just Write Studios went above and beyond with the invitation suite – check out these details. She looked up the address of where Abigail Adams lived before marrying John AND found Abigail Adams stamps online!
Stunning florals by Studio DBI – the perfect mix of modern and vintage.
Our bride, Hilary actually DIYed the paper flowers from a book of love letters!
We used modern florals and a striking color palette of mint, gold, bright blue, and coral. We mixed the vintage rentals with a modern, industrial venue, and we had a more modern groom to a slightly vintage bride (though her fabulous dress was ALL modern).
Mollie actually DIYed the mugs too!
We did a simple little sweetheart table for the tablescape – tea and desserts for two!
Click inside for the rest of the images from our Modern John & Abigail Adams, Love Story Inspired Wedding Shoot!