Images: Darcy Troutman Photography

Rainy Fridays seem only SOMEWHAT manageable because we just have to survive one more day of working full time + parenting full time. Couple this with a 3-day weekend, and I am doing my BEST to just get through the day. Rainy days are extra hard with kids because we have to find ways to exhaust their energy within the confines of our house (not an easy task). It usually means an extra messy house, more than a few meltdowns, and the inevitable fall off the couch.

So pushing the rain aside for a moment, my rockstar coordination team is hard at work trying to imagine what we could offer in the way of covid-conscious wedding coordination. We’re just in brainstorming land at this point, but hope to have something to share soon. We are not new to intimate weddings (they’re some of our favorites!), but need to figure out what services we could offer for EXTREMELY intimate (10 or less total!) weddings that would still provide value to our clients and charge appropriately. Hopefully more there.

So let’s get to our rainy Friday inspiration, at one of my FAVORITE DC-area venues, Glen Echo Park!

Our inspiration for the shoot is a subtle sense of exploration, curiosity, and adventure woven into the wedding day experience. Glen Echo offers many excuses to explore: a quiet pathway down to the glassblowing shop, artisanal yurts, and the crowning jewel: a glorious creek running through the park.

For the color palette, we wanted to be inspired by nature at the peak of summer: the pops of oranges, corals, and reds, framed by the richly green foliage. Ava Laurenne Bride’s creamy ivory dress stole the show, with its elegant beading on the bodice and a luxuriously soft fabric. It provided the perfect note of couture yet free-spirited drama. The bride wore a softly woven braid, and her dark eyes accented by a flawless natural look.

Our tablescape, set among the yurts, featured plates hand-fashioned by a local artisan, and truly one of a kind. The macrame runner lends a soft Bohemian feel. Designed by Write Liz Write, the invitation suite with watercolor detailing and hand torn edges perfectly complemented the table setting. And finally, we have to mention the floral details, designed by Tierra Events, with all the glorious colors that summer has to offer. The bridal bouquet was stunning: with trailing amaranthus in the fashionable hoop style.


Photographer: Darcy Troutman Photography | Planner: Glorious Weddings & Events | Venue: Glen Echo Park | Florist: Tierra Events | Invitations: Write Liz Write | Makeup Artist: Ebonie Jones Artistry & Conceptual Beauty | Bridal Shop: Ava Laurenne Bride |


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