What an incredible place to shoot! I am so so pumped to head back to Nevada for another wedding this year!
This wedding was an interesting meeting of formal and whimsical that included lots of natural elements and cool neutrals. We think the most striking detail of the evening was the joy on the bride’s face. Her smile is contagious!
Florist - Floral Fantasies
Entertainment - EV Band
Cake - Pastry Garden
Catering - The Garrison
Being steps from some of the nation’s most iconic architecture never hurts for photo ops. We loved being able to capture Eric and Josephine’s day in DC against the backdrop of these buildings. We love how they went a step further and thoughtfully incorporated the city and its notable locations into much of their design.
Leah and Blake created something truly magical and memorable at Shadow Creek Weddings and Events. Their geometric inspiration was repeated over and over again in the arbor, favors, table numbers, decorations, and even their custom monogram. We LOVE a fully thought through theme. See if you can spot all of the unique touches that branded their event as one of a kind.
Planner- Kim Newton
Venue- Shadow Creek
Caterer- Purple Onion
Florist- Wild Green Yonder
Entertainment- Shockzone Events
Hotel- Lansdowne Resort & Spa
The dress, the flat lay, the super symmetrical cake decor…so many beautiful things happening here! I think that my favorite is that little blue guy in the bride’s bouquet.
Bryan George Music String Quartet
East Coast Entertainment -Jump Street
Main Event Caterers
Beaumont House Design
Pretty churches, pouffy dresses, and rainbows.
Venue: Boonsboro Country Club
Cake: Billie's Cakes
Church: Holy Cross Catholic Church
DJ: Official Entertainment
Dress: Gilded Thimble
Flowers: Perfect Arrangements
Hair: Whitney Rosser
Makeup: Jessica Reynolds
Transportation: Touch of Class Lynchburg
Music for Cocktail Hour: Ivy Creek Strings
The mountain that Thomas Jefferson named Montalto is a part of the Carters Mountain range and overlooks the former President's home Monticello. It was also the location that Simone and Smith chose to celebrate their love and future life together. Their garden inspired details and gorgeous classic looks match perfectly with the historic property to create a timeless event.
Caterer- Harvest Moon
Entertainment- TD Layman
Planner - Kelsey Mayo for Donovan Groves Events
Florals- Floral Images Design Studio
Caitlin and Andrew were married at the Podickery Point Yacht Club in Maryland and they incorporated some of the sweetest details into the celebration. The pineapple robes are to die for, the keepsake book boxes are a great idea and that cake topper is possibly my favorite of all time. Great job guys!
Venue: Podickery Point Yacht Club
Flowers: Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm
Food: Mission BBQ
Kyle and Lynea were married at Wind Watch Country Club in Long Island, New York. We love how they incorporated magnolia inspiration into the stationery and florals throughout their wedding. Lynne's dress was a total stunner and the mismatched bridal party looked gorgeous all lined up next to one another. The black and white captures of this event are some of our personal favorites.
Venue- Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club
Entertainment- Dance Jock Inc
Florals- Flowers by Burton
tationary- Si Design Lof
Video- Cody Glodfelter
David and Allison married in Las Vegas and embraced all things "Sin City" to celebrate their day and entertain their guests. The black, gold and (pops of) red color palette sets a striking tone that reflects the city's character without being kitschy. We couldn't love the Elvis impersonator who sang them back down the aisle any more! SO FUN! Top if off with the epic landscapes surrounding the city and you've got an perfectly played party so representative of this often over-the-top city. Well done!
Planner- Donovan-Groves Events
Ceremony- Atelier by Square Salon
Entertainment- Harbor Lights
Entertainment- Victoria's Event Productions
Entertainment- Donny Edwards
Favors- Dear June
Florist- Naakiti Floral Design
Transportation- Celebrity Coaches
Sean and Mandy's wedding is an EPIC example of what can happen when you infuse a little bit of personality into your wedding celebration. The super cool couple chose details that made their wedding a a representation of their interests and tastes. Everything from the leather jacket to the groom's live performance speak to the badass artists' vibe. We dig it.
Wedding Coordinator- A Little Party Events
Venue- Sorella Farms
Caterer- Avenue Foods
Specialty rentals- The Crimson Magpie
Cake/Dessert- Mama Crocketts
Florals- Petal Flower Co.
Videography- Shaking Hands
Ceremony Musicians- Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun
Reception Music- E3
Make Up- Stephanie Paige MUA
Hair- Kristi Coleman
Rentals- True Value
Bride’s Dress- Lovely Bride
Bridesmaids Dress- BHLDN
Groom’s Attire- The Black Tux
Photo Booth- Shutter Nomad
Paper Suite- Minted
Shuttle- Grand Tour
We are taking a break in our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a BANANAS styled shoot that we did in Charleston SC a while back. Inspired by the sea and the south, these shots are physical manifestation of the soul of this timeless city. Enjoy!
Catherine and Jeff's wedding was such a classically stunning yet understated affair. We love the attention to detail in all of the paper and the intricate place settings. Pippin Hill proved the perfect setting for all of the soft tones and texture. We were able to create something really special for the client by using the clear skies and beautiful landscape- you'll know what I'm talking about when you see the next to last photo. And to top it off, this wedding was just as fun a it was gorgeous! (we think that you'll find the final picture in this post evidence of just that)
Wedding Planner- Donovan Groves Events
Beauty- Carolyn Thombs
Cake- My Cake by Rachel
Entertainment- DJ Tobler
Florals- Blue Ridge Floral Design
Officiant- Denny King
Rentals and Decor- Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting
Transportation- Albermarle Vintage Limousine, Quick's Bus Company
Travel and Accommodations- The Graduate
Venues- C&O Restaurant and Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard
We just love how American and German elements were utilized to celebrate this couple and their love! Both polished and thoughtful, Chris and Annika's celebration at Sierra Vista was a truly sophisticated affair. The navy and blush attire complimented their custom paper perfectly and the gold touches gave this timeless combination of blue and pink some shine. We especially love the Koozies that toast the couple in both languages. Cheers!
Wedding Planner - A Little Party Events
Venue - Sierra Vista
Caterer - Pumpernickel Pickle
Cake - Cakeview
Florals - Bloom
DJ - Barry Tosh
Make Up - Meg Rhianne
Hair - Jessica Comiskey
Rentals - True Value
Signage & Paper - A Paper Wedding
Transportation - Sunshine Tours
Table Setup - Max & Dexter Event Design
Bartender - Tabby’s Bartending Services
Lighting - Castle Event Lighting
Photo Booth - Shutter Nomad
Samantha and Tyler's wedding was in a word- STUNNING. Their ceremony took place at UVA's chapel adorned with all the stained glass and they moved to Pippin Hill Winery for the reception that followed. Even their rehearsal dinner was an impeccably styled affair. We love how these two UVA alums paid homage to the alma matter through out the festivities.
Venue- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Planner- Adam Donovan -Groves Events
Organist- Brian Dean Sousa
Entertainment- Plum Blossom String Quartet & The Real Geniuses Band
Invitations- Just Write Studios, DC
Videography- Shaking Hands Productions
Dress- Hitched Bridal Courure
Cake- Rachel Willis : My Cake by Rachel
Transportation- Albemarle Limosine
Lighting- Blue Ridge AV and Lighting
Rentals- MS Events
Welcome Bags- Wedding Welcomes
Hair- Element Studio Amy Vandemar
Make up - Carolyn Thombs
Flowers- Blue Ridge Floral Design- Amy Webb
Sunday Brunch- Keswick Resort
Nick and Brooke's touches of red, gold, and blue displayed against fall color at Belmont Country Club lend themselves to a subtle nod to Americana. The bride's unique dress is one of our favorite details- that back! Check out their exit if you are a bride seeking a sparkler alternative.
Venue- Belmont Country Club
DJ, Master of Ceremonies- DJ Maskell
Florist- Affordable Arrangements
Cake/Dessert- Aleatra Jones
Officiant- St. Anthony's
Hotel- Dulles Courtyard Marriott
Transportation- Fleet Transportation
Hair- Up Do Specialist, LLC
Make-Up- The Highlight Makeup Artistry
Photobooth- Party Favor Photo
Bentley and Michael's wedding was an education in understated opulence. The gorgeous subdued color palette, monochromatic mounds of florals, and touches of gold woven throughout the reception complimented an equally gorgeous couple and their love without stealing the show. We love all of the thoughtful touches like the custom monogram that graced both their invitations and the dance floor and the portrait that the couple had painted to remember their ceremony. We also love that the couple opted for a silent disco party because who says that a country club wedding needs to be stuffy!?
Wedding Planner- Donovan-Groves Events
Venue- Farmington Country Club
Entertainment- Horizons Band, Stephen Brownman, Old Metropolitan Hall, Plum Blossoms
Flowers- Blue Ridge Florals
Beauty- Anne Kibler
Officiant- R. Charles Grant
Rentals & Decor- Blue Ridge AV and Lighting
Stationery- Rock Paper Scissors
Transportation- Albermarle Limousine, Quicks
Rehearsal Dinner- The Colonnade Club
Marissa and Dave clearly put a lot of thought into creating a look of their own for their wedding day. The rich colors and glamorous textures all work together to compliment the grand architecture of Georgetown University where they were married. We are in love with the eclectic bridal party looks complimented by different bouquets that are made of singular components of the bridal bouquet. The palette is just perfect for a cool weather late fall/early winter celebration of love.
Coordination: Kim Newton Weddings
Reception Venue: Dupont Circle Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band
Florist: Flowers by Lisa
Cake: The Cake Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Updo's For I Do's
Transportation: Culdesac Chauffeur Service and Georgetown Transportation Services
Ryan and Kelsey put together a refined, rustic tribute to their relationship at Sierra Vista in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The details were beautiful but the bride's smile stole the show in the majority of her photos. Look at the joy on her face!
Venue- Sierra Vista
Dessert- Mama Crockets
Bar- The Cozy Caravan
Flowers- Coleman Brothers
Entertainment- Fred Donahue