Jane & Tynan / The Barns at Wolf Trap / Vienna, VA

Dear Flower Friends,

Where to start with Jane?  I met her and her mother in a high school classroom at an extension class taught by planner Jean Welsh.  Let's just say that despite the less than fabulous surroundings, the way Jane described the vision for her wedding, she had me at vintage inspired dress and lots of color.  While there is nothing more delicate and romantic than soft tones of blush, some couples live in technicolor. 

Jane and I talked watercolor tones exploring purple, red, pink and green.  I must admit I was giddy buying flowers but then slightly scared when I was putting everything together in the studio.  Would it be too much?  I looked through my notes and found the words "loves color" underlined twice in the margin.  No more fear!

Jane and Tynan are one of the few couples I've designed for who married in a church and then went on to their reception.  When I arrived in the church garden to deliver her bouquet, her 'maids were lined up serenading her with the Wilson Phillips' song Hold On.  This was going to be an epic celebration.

Jane's vintage inspired dress and birdcage veil were perfection.  I couldn't imagine her wearing anything else. 

All photo AE Landes Photography

Alex and Zach / Harvest House at Lost Creek / Leesburg, VA

Dear Flower Friends,

Alex and Zach had me at hello.  These two were looking for an intimate celebration channeling her Italian heritage and his cool California vibe.  Alex and I spent a long time discussing the color palette of deep red, pink and blush for their late May wedding.  Using flowers like roses, hydrangea and peonies, we decided on lush centerpieces in aged terra cotta urns.  These classic urns were perfect for the petal rich flowers accented with soft stems of Japanese maple foliage.  While the weather gods decided an outdoor wedding among the vines was not in the plan, Alex and Zach basked in the glow of candlelight and celebrated late into the night.

Photos Elizabeth Fogarty Photography  | Venue Harvest House at Lost Creek Winery  |

Florals Beaumont House Design