Do you recognize this beautiful couple? This is Jessica and Peter, and they were just featured in the latest issue of Washingtonian's Bride and Groom magazine.  I have been waiting patiently to share these incredible images with you. I always start my posts paying homage to the photographers. In this instance the photography work was done by Love Life Images, without their impeccable work we would not have such an incredible record of the day.  Associate photographer, Stephen Bobb, blew me away with his work.  I love looking at these pictures. They absolutely make me smile.



This is my bride, Jessica.  Jessica designed the whole look of this wedding with the help of her mother. This may have been one of the most successful DIY brides I have ever worked with.  The morning of the wedding the whole family and many friends were out preparing the wedding site and reception. A huge congratulations to this family, what they pulled off was truly delightful.


Jessica wanted a teal and yellow combination, we added hints of orange just to give the flowers a little pop. We also wanted to bring in the orange because we knew we would be using orange dahlias from local grower.



This is a close up Jessica's bouquet; we used Don's white dahlias, blue thistle, orange crocosmia, succulents and billy balls. Jessica loved billy balls. 


All of these fun details were created by Jessica and her family, this old screen was used to hold the seating cards. 


The family also created these wonderful paper flowers. They hung them from the trees at the ceremony and they used them to decorate the aisle.



They hung old family photos at their guest book table. They also had a really cute photo booth. The fabric they used was perfect.

We used Dahlias from my local grower Don to make the whole look come together. In fact when Jessica told me she wanted to do some of the flowers herself, I knew she would have to work with Don. If you do not know how to design it is impossible to do your own flower arrangements. Jessica realized that designing her flowers would be difficult (she is one smart girl), so she asked how she could make this work. I did 53 bud vases of mini arrangements for her, this significantly lightened her load. She took over the mason jar designs, which meant all she had to do was put one of Don's dahlias in the jar. His flowers are so spectacular you do not have to know how to design, you simply put one in the vase.  If  you are going to attempt to design your own flowers, I would strongly suggest doing this with the finest product and blooms that are so significant that you only have to use one blossom. It is the combining of flowers and getting the right stem height that is difficult for a novice.





The rest of the photographs are just plain fun and I wanted you to see them. 





As you can clearly see, this was one amazing wedding. We loved working with Jessica. We often name our brides, the designers and I were calling her mason jar bride. My kids call her "Hot Bride." 


  • wedding packages Says: (01.20.2010 | 01:04)

    Omg! i like the set of this wedding especially the floral i love it. Will certainly visit your site more often now.

  • julianne smith Says: (01.26.2010 | 02:50)

    oh wow! every picture gets better and better! job well done!

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