Happy First Anniversary Caroline and John - Classic Washington Wedding at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church and The National Press Club

It’s been awhile since you’ve seen me design a classic, all white Washington wedding. Despite all the bright blooms and Design Master color on my Instagram feed, classic all white is something I adore. So on this occasion of Caroline Gunther and John Ismay’s first anniversary, I thought it would be a good time to share some pictures of their beautiful and timeless wedding at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church and The National Press Club. All photos by Erin Tetterton Photography.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography  + Press Club + All Peony Bouquet
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Caroline hired Jewel Hair Design and Blend Makeup Artistry for her hair and make-up.

Atelie Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + DC Wedding Florist  + National Press Club +  Father Daughter

A beautiful picture of Caroline and her Father - I love how her kind and thoughtful personality comes through in all the photos.

Atelier ASHLEY Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + All peony bouquet + All white bouquet  + round bouquet + National Press Club

Caroline chose an all white, rounded peony bouquet - classic and always in style.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + White Ranunculus Boutineer + Grey  Brunia Berries

John wore a detailed white ranunculus boutonniere accented by grey brasilia berry and finished with a coordinating satin ribbon.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + Flower Girl + Flowers crown + Corsage + National Press Club

A sweet and petite flower crown of spray roses was made for the flower girl who carried a basket of petals finished with a dusty pink ribbon.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography +  Flat Lay + Stationary + ribbon + Wedding Invitation

Details… details. Erin Tetterton did a lovely job of capturing all the little things that made Caroline and John’s day so elegant.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography  + Bridal bouquet + bridesmaids bouquets + dusty blue + dusty mauve + all rose bouquet + National  Press Club + Gonzaga

The bridesmaids also carried all white bouquets which were slightly smaller and made of polo roses nestled in hydrangea.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + Bridal Bouquet + flower girl + Gonzaga church + all white wedding

Great moment captured outside St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + pomander +church wedding + gonzaga

I love this portrait and am so happy to see the aisle flowers went home with him.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + bridal portrait + bridesmaids bouquetsc + dusty blue + dusty pink
Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + All white phony bouquet + Gonzaga Church
Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography
Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + Gonzaga Church
Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + black and white bridal portrait + all peony bouquet
Atelier Ashley Flowers + Erin Tetterton Photography + low centerpiece

For their reception at The National Press Club, Caroline and John carried the dusty blue, pink and grey colors to their centerpieces made of hydrangea and roses.

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The wedding cake by Edibles Incredible accented with a simple spray of flowers.

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Happy anniversary Caroline and John! Wishing you many years of happiness.

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