Photopgraher: Photos by HFB

Man guys, even when I have Kara prepping the blog posts for me, I STILL can’t seem to get my butt in gear and blog the posts. FORGIVE ME. We’re about to go into overdrive with 2019 wedding season upon us, early bookings for 2020 (like WHAT) starting to creep in, and evvvverything else going on in my life (Evie turns 4! Conrad is 1 in July! Friend Birthday Party’s! School activities! Day job shenanigans). I had a BLAST with my friends at The Plannery at DC Wedding Week’s kickoff social this past Tuesday night, and I’m STILL paying for that 4th glass of wine ;) but damn it was nice to get out and socialize a bit with fellow wedding vendors.

For today we have a wedding styled shoot that used a theme of “Vegan Glam” – how interesting! I’ve got a wedding tomorrow (after a 3yo birthday party at the Fire Station – be jealous, I know), and then Sunday we’ll be doing more yardwork, hopefully planting some flowers & veggies in the front yard. Hope you hall have a great Friday!

From the hair stylist:

The theme of our shoot was luxurious, vintage, vegan glam. So often when people think of vegan weddings images of fields of flowers, wineries and everything boho comes to mind . While that is absolutely fine we wanted to present an alternative option for brides in the DMV area who wanted to get married in the city instead of a countryside escape. All of the vendors are able to accommodate vegan couples in every aspect from fabric materials, to beauty products, food and more.

The shoot took place at Engine Company 12, a historic firehouse originally built and in service July 1, 1897. The firehouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, and was meticulously restored in 2013. When you step inside you are instantly enveloped by the history and elegance of this timeless gem and historical neighborhood landmark.

We used jewel tones, luxurious fabrics, and vintage inspired glassware to emphasize the decadent and vintage aspects of the theme. All of the colors enhance the natural raw elements found in the furniture and architecture of the space.

The bride is wearing a custom made dress by local designer Syreeta C Fashion. All the materials are not only 100% vegan, but entirely ethically sourced with environmental consciousness in mind, showcasing certified organic cotton sateen. It is timeless, minimal, and clean, allowing the bride’s beauty to shine and versatility of creative accessories.

The bridesmaid is wearing a dress (Rose Petal Alicia Dress from The Population) sourced from Rent The Runway. We wanted to present a practical option for the price- and consumer-conscious. Often bridal party members feel stretched with expenses for a dress they don’t really want to keep. This provides an alternative will not giving up style.

The groom’s burgundy, velvet jacket adds a pop of fun and personality while staying classically sophisticated in other traditional elements.

Both the bridesmaid and bride wore jewelry from Lel Jewelry . The jewelry is all ethically sourced and can be completely customized .

For hair and makeup, the primary focus was to enhance their natural, unique beauty, as we believe that all ladies are even more gorgeous when they are comfortable in the mirror.

Steph Gould Calligraphy + Design designed and made stationary items and seating chart completely custom with glamorous tones of gold.

The entirely one-of-a-kind, decadent, vegan cake was brought to life by Killa Cakes. Custom is the name of the game in her bakery including everything from design to flavors. Her cake balanced glam with dainty details for a mesmerizing impact. This particular cake was flavored Coco Loco ie malted chocolate cake with chocolate stout sauce, brownie batter buttercream and
Oreo crumbs.

At each place setting how fantastic would it be for a guest to arrive to a vegan macaroon with their name on it? That is exactly what our guests would arrive to as a lavender flavored macaroon from Vegaron with their names scrolled in edible gold awaited them – a perfect DIY project or something that can be sourced out.

In this shoot we encouraged each vendor to do what they do best and showcase their special talents relating to the theme. Together it was a stunning collaborative image towards a common goal. This shoot is an immensely proud project as the end result is a perfect representation of the culture, style and demographics of the DMV (Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia ) area. Our diversity and individual stories each individually showcased in a unified group with beautiful and immensely enjoyable result.

Vendors:

Venue: Engine Company 12 | Planning & Styling: Events by Sophie | Photographer: Photos by HFB | Bride’s Dress: Syreeta C Fashion | Tuxedo: Tuxedo by Sarno | Bridesmaid Dress: Rent the Runway | Jewelry: Lel Jewelry | Calligraphy & Stationary: Stephanie Gould Calligraphy + Design | Hair: The Stylist Abroad | Makeup: Izzy B Makeup | Cake: Killa Cakes | Macarons: Vegaron | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

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