I hope you all had an OK weekend. We mostly stayed in/home, celebrated Father’s Day with a small trip to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, and mostly just watched another summer weekend come and go. We’re approaching Day 100 into this pandemic shut-down and things are REALLY starting to blend (days, time). I really need to take some PTO and escape the city to attempt to reset a bit, because I think I’ve been running on fumes for at least a few weeks now.
I was supposed to blog this one on Friday, but of course, life got in the way. There just never seems to be enough time and even when I have it, I get very distracted by ALL THE THINGS. Here’s hoping for a better week. At least we’re starting off strong on the blog. Happy Monday all.
From the vendors: “We wanted to showcase African American vendors (except the florals) in the Washington, DC area. We also set out to feature African American models with lovely-textured hair for this Black Elegance theme.”
Sienna, ivory and black is a great color combination and can be done in almost any venue. It’s often seen in various clothing patterns, but for this design, we wanted the colors to warm up this amazing space that can be dressed up or down. Touches of black added to the traditional, yet industrial affair, which is perfect for any modern couple’s wedding.
The focus of this concept was creating warm layers of texture to compliment the space. The first layer of texture is found in the rust Nu Weave table linen. A very warm, subtle incorporation of texture to compliment the industrial charm of this venue. The next layer was the matte black stone chargers. The stone chargers add the formal factor this concept needed, without seeming out of place. The chargers contrast well against the light nature of the sienna linen. The heather textured napkins tie back to the linen-like texture of the table linen, broken up by the chargers in a stark way. Last but not least, the wood textured flatware brought in the rustic charm. By keeping the sleek lines, the design remains modern across the board. From there the opportunities become endless for the floral arrangements.
The bride wore a stunning, white gown featuring a deep sweetheart-cut along with sheer insets and a lovely train. The maid of honor’s laser-cut black dress was a nice companion to the bride’s sleek-fitted gown. The groom’s style was a page out of any men’s style magazine, showcasing a black sequined blazer with a satin lapel from Stanlion Collection, accented with a black satin-embroidered bow tie and cross brooch. The best man’s black tuxedo from was accented with a sienna-colored tie.
To complement the bride’s traditional white dress, her hair was fashioned into a low ponytail, while the maid of honor’s hair was a bevy of soft auburn-colored coils to frame her face. The bride’s eyelids were draped with a soft orange to complement the sienna details throughout the decor’s design. The maid of honor’s makeup matched the bride’s by adding a soft pop of color to her lids and keeping the lips neutral.
What is a bride to do when she cannot decide on her floral arrangements for the day? She chooses two of course! The floral arrangements for the bride, bridesmaid and sweetheart table that featured Anemone De Caen, pampas grass, roses of various shades of orange, pink and tan along with other unique and beautiful elements. Silk florals using white orchids, bleached bunny tails, pampas grass, a lovely variety of greenery and flowers were arranged for the bride, bridesmaid, and table centerpiece.
The amazing cake featured a sparkly top tier, elegant lettering on the middle layer saying, “We Do”, and an ombre lower tier. If that isn’t enough, to make it stand out, the lovely, gold-trimmed, 3-dimensional shape separating two of the layers, gave it further dimension along with the beautiful blush peonies.
Photographer: Class & Style Productions | Planner: Sheer Joy Affairs | Venue: Uprooted Platinum | Caterer: Two Fish Five Loaves | Cake: Soul Cakes by Tanya | Florist: Breathtaking Bouquets & Westvirjeni | Invitations & Stationary: Wilson Avenue & Stationary for Lovers | Makeup Artists: Modernly Beautiful MakeUp & Keaira Make Up Artistry | Bridal Boutique: Mary’s Designer Bridal Boutique | Groom’s Attire: Stanlion Collection