Images: Butterfly Photography

Pat yourselves on the back because we’ve made it through another week! I have my first wedding since February tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. While I’m just coordinating the ceremony, and it will be far less demanding than a normal wedding day, I’ve been craving a sense of normalcy. I’m also really excited for the nice weather we’re slated to have, and hope to get outdoors with the family this weekend. So let’s get this weekend started with some outdoor, bohemian wedding inspiration. Check out the versatility of the venue and the couple’s attire with three different backdrops!

From the planner: Recently, as in many industries, COVID-19’s business lockdown has limited our ability to hold these photo shoots because they are, by their very nature, full of close contact between vendors. We were very purposeful about this shoot, testing not only how to solve all the “usual” logistics and challenges through practice, but also how we can ensure a worry-free setting, applying smart and effective COVID-19 protocols as well. 

2941 Restaurant is our home venue, and is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, surrounded by lush landscaping, koi ponds, waterfalls, world-class artwork, and a lakeside view. This styled shoot was created to help promote their new elopement packages, focusing on their arches.

Another focal point was the bride’s dress. Since we were working on such a short timeline, we enlisted Michelle Nguyen to design and create a completely custom dress. She was asked to make a summer elopement, Bohemian-style dress which could be easily used for a rustic backdrop and/or a tropical backdrop, and per the bride’s request, off the shoulder with a small train.


Photographer: Butterfly Photography | Planner: Exceptional Events by Elisa | Venue: 2941 Restaurant | Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design, Karin’s Florist & I Do Weddings With Love | Rentals: All For You Events & Designs & Sammy’s Rentals | Stationary: Via Paper Boutique | Officiant: A Passionate Life | Bride’s Dress: Michelle’s Creative Designs | Hair Stylist: GlamFace Makeup |

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