Happy First Anniversary Vanessa and Dave - Pretty in Pink at Washington Golf & Country Club

Before we close out the month of April, I wanted to wish a Happy First Anniversary to a special couple and share a few more cherry blossom photos. Today, I’m looking back at the April 28, 2018 wedding of Vanessa and Dave who were married at the beautiful Washington Golf & Country Club in Arlington. As always, Martina Kavanova was wonderful to work with at WGCC. Sam Hurd Photography did a great job of capturing the day. I hope you enjoy his pictures!

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding +  Cherry Blossom Wedding + Cherry blossom wedding Portrait + boutonniere

Vanessa and Dave under a beautiful double cherry blossom tree. Trish Clarke Schechtman @squaregirl68 served as Vanessa and Dave’s day of coordinator.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + pink and white + pink and white flowers + bouquet with pearls + bouquet with diamonds + white peonies + pink peonies

Vanessa carried a classic, rounded bouquet of garden roses, peonies, and ranunculus accented with pearls and crystals which gave it a very feminine look.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + round bouquets + pink and white bouquet = wedding portraits + blush bridesmaids dresses + sweetheart wedding gown + flower girl

The eight bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet and the sweet flower girl carried a pomander of pink roses and white hydrangea.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + round ceremony arrangements + pink and white flowers + pink roses + white roses

The classic, rounded shape of Vanessa’s bouquet was carried throughout the ceremony and reception. Two large urns of pink and white roses and hydrangea were designed in a pavé style - which means the stems are cut short and the flower heads are placed close together.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + pink and white flowers + ceremony arrangements
Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + outdoor ceremony

The covered terrace overlooking the golf course is a beautiful setting for ceremonies and is mostly rain proof (but not necessarily wind proof).

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + aisle flowers + aisle decor  + bridal bouquet

Happy cheers for the newly married couple.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + flower girl flowers + flower girl ideas + flower girl dress
Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + sweetheart table + bridal bouquet + floating candles

Vanessa and Dave chose a combination of high, low, and floating candle centerpieces for their tables.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + pink and white flowers + low centerpiece + white hydrangea + round centerpiece

The low style was designed in classic clear glass compotes and placed on top of mirrors.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + round centerpiece  + white hydrangea + pink and white flowers + reception photo

The tall style was designed in a clear glass trumpet vase.

Atelier Ashley Flowers + Sam Hurd Photography + Washington Golf and Country Club + Diamond and Pearl Wedding + night photography

Happy First Anniversary Vanessa and Dave!

Cherry Blossom Photos in Washington D.C. at the Jefferson Memorial

As a collector of experiences, I wanted to see what it felt like to wake up at 5:30 a.m. and arrive in D.C. an hour later to experience a cherry blossom photo session. It actually felt pretty good! I am not a morning person by any means, but it was thrilling to join the other photo seekers at the Jefferson Memorial. Luckily for me, I was joined by Brittany Branson, Nika Smirnoff, and our photographer Casey Marie Windsor. After seeing these photos, I think the early wake up call was worth it!

Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
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Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet
Cherry Blossom + Jefferson Memorial + Atelier Ashley Flowers + By Brittany Branson + Marie Windsor Photography + Calligraphette & Co + Cherry Blossom Bouquet

Washington, D.C. Wedding Style: What Do Boutonnieres and Corsages Look Like?

I have so many photos of bouquets, but when it comes to boutonnieres and corsages I actually have very few images.  So here are a few I have pulled together. Some taken by professionals and some just taken by me! Enjoy and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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