Happy First Anniversary Elizabeth and Danny. Elegant Blue and White Wedding in Chevy Chase at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Columbia County Club

I met Elizabeth and Danny in the best possible way - through a referral from another wedding client (thank you Megan and Coult)! Elizabeth and Danny turned out to be just as wonderful and I am so happy to wish them a Happy First Anniversary together. The year flew by and I just had a chance to see their photos by Natalie Nadozirny of Borrowed Blue Photography. Take a look at #sMIttenwiththeSmiths on their special day at the beautiful Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and historic Columbia Country Club.

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I love seeing a bride surrounded by her closest family and friends. Elizabeth was elegant in all white and her bridesmaids were the perfect complement in ice blue with bouquets of blue hydrangea and garden roses.

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Atelier Ashley Flowers + Dusty Blue + Borrowed and Blue Photography + Congressional Country Club + DC wedding +  walking down the aisle

Elizabeth’s Dad wore a boutonnière of blue thistle backed with simple greenery.

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Elizabeth carried a classic all white rounded bouquet of garden roses and Danny wore a white rose boutonnière with a touch of blue thistle.

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Atelier Ashley Flowers + Dusty Blue + Borrowed and Blue Photography + Congressional Country Club + DC wedding +  kiss

A few more shots at their beautiful wedding venues: The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Happy First Anniversary Erin and Ryan. Elegant July Wedding at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

It’s no secret that The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is one of my favorite venues in Washington. I love the hotel and working with their pro staff (read: Michael Deltette). Last July, I had the pleasure of designing for a beautiful couple, Erin Loomis and Ryan Moore, who made my job easy. And receiving this email from Erin after the wedding was icing on the cake: “Thank you so much for all the amazing flowers for my wedding this weekend. They were even better than what I was picturing in my head.” Happy First Anniversary Erin and Ryan! All photos by Michael Connor of Connor Studios.

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I get a lot of requests for floral arches which can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes. It all depends on your venue and set-up. Erin and Ryan had a medium-sized arch of greenery accented with garden roses in blush and pink. The arch photographed beautifully and looked so romantic in the Mandarin’s garden.

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The bouquets and boutonnieres featured all the best summer blooms in pinks and blush - from garden roses and hydrangea to ranunculus and dahlias.

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Atelier Ashley Flowers +Erin and Ryan + Mandarin Oriental + Connor Studios + Ivory and Blush + Wedding Flowers + dc wedding + dc wedding florist

You can’t beat these classic photos on the steps of The Jefferson Memorial by Connor Studios. The blush and blues really pop against the white stone monument.

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Atelier Ashley Flowers +Erin and Ryan + Mandarin Oriental + Connor Studios + Ivory and Blush + Wedding Flowers + dc wedding photos + wedding bouquet
Atelier Ashley Flowers +Erin and Ryan + Mandarin Oriental + Connor Studios + Ivory and Blush + Wedding Flowers + wedding portrait ideas

For a more modern look, Connor Studios took advantage of the great waterfront views at The Wharf - just down the street from The Mandarin.

Erin and Ryan chose a tall centerpiece and a low candle design for their reception which created an elegant setting for the dinner. We also designed a signature escort arrangement and added fresh blooms to their beautiful wedding cake by Buttercream Bakeshop.

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Atelier Ashley Flowers +Erin and Ryan + Mandarin Oriental + Connor Studios + Ivory and Blush + Wedding Flowers + wedding kiss photo

Washington, D.C. Historic Wedding Venues and Happy First Anniversary to Danielle and Michael. May Wedding at Woodlawn Estate

Washington, D.C. is full of historic venues that make for beautiful weddings, including this one just down the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, Virginia. The history of Woodlawn Estate started with a wedding which makes it an even more perfect venue for your nuptials. In 1799, the one and only George Washington gave Woodlawn to his step-grand-daughter, Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis and his nephew, Lawrence Lewis. Today, Woodlawn offers an outdoor setting with tented areas surrounded by beautiful gardens and landscaping. Not to mention, the mansion makes a gorgeous backdrop for any event. Also located on the property is the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Pope-Leighey House which is available to rent as well. Both are listed as National Trust for Historic Preservation sites.

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Woodlawn Estate is beautiful in springtime and this bride and groom did it justice. Danielle and Michael were wonderful to work with and look stunning in their pictures. Photographer Anna Reynal shot so many beautiful images, it’s hard to choose just one - so forgive me while I share them all (not really).

Beautiful Bride Danielle in her  Essence of Australia  wedding gown from  Wren Bridal  in Annapolis. Make-up by  Georgetown Bride .

Beautiful Bride Danielle in her Essence of Australia wedding gown from Wren Bridal in Annapolis. Make-up by Georgetown Bride.

So much love and emotion in this shot.

So much love and emotion in this shot.

Groom Michael in Hugo Boss.

Groom Michael in Hugo Boss.

Danielle’s bouquet was a wild and organic spring mix of roses, blue delphinium, hyacinth, white stock, orchids and a variety of greenery. Her bouquet was finished with blue and white streaming ribbons.

Danielle’s bouquet was a wild and organic spring mix of roses, blue delphinium, hyacinth, white stock, orchids and a variety of greenery. Her bouquet was finished with blue and white streaming ribbons.

The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet, also finished with streaming ribbons.

The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet, also finished with streaming ribbons.

Two gold urns full of hydrangea, roses and greenery and placed on pedestals flanked the couple during their ceremony.

Two gold urns full of hydrangea, roses and greenery and placed on pedestals flanked the couple during their ceremony.

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Happy First Anniversary Danielle and Michael. Wishing you many more happy years to come.

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!

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

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

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

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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.

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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).

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Happy cheers for the newly married couple.

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

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

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

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Happy First Anniversary Vanessa and Dave!

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Great moment captured outside St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church.

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

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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
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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.

Historic Meridian House Wedding

Last October, I had the pleasure of designing for a special couple who were married at the historic Meridian House designed by architect John Russell Pope. This weekend is Megan and Coult’s first anniversary and I wanted to take a moment to celebrate them. Looking back through the photos by Djenno Bacvic, it’s hard to find a frame where they aren’t smiling or laughing — and not just little smiles, we’re talking big smiles that go ear to ear.

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Megan and Coult’s outdoor ceremony was full of white and peach flowers, including an all white chuppah accented with greenery.

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What an entrance! The gardens at Meridian House are in bloom from April to October and provide the perfect setting for a wedding. Maria Canellis, Director of Events, is an expert at making private events and weddings magical.

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There’s that big smile again.

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Wedding Planner Molly Radigan was hard at work on all the details behind the scenes.

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I like this bird’s eye view of the party in the linden grove. Catering by Natalie Walker, Event Coordinator for Well Dunn Catering.

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Sparklers and one more big smile for the road.

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Happy memories of a happy couple. Congratulations on your first anniversary!

Happy First Anniversary Claire and Brendan! All White Spring Wedding at the Sagamore Pendry in Baltimore

March is here and that means it’s time to wish Claire and Brendan a happy first anniversary. Their wedding was truly a dream - they are a gorgeous couple that complements each other in every way.

The Sagamore Pendry Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for this beautiful all white wedding planned by Tiffany Rivera of Simply Breathe Events. I also had the chance to work with the fabulous Maren White; Maren is now back in town as the Director of Catering and Special Events at The Conrad Washington, D.C.

I love designing a show-stopping arrangement for the escort table. Claire and Brendan’s tall arrangement included white garden roses, hydrangea, orchids and white pear blossoms.

Claire and Brendan’s soundtrack for the night was created by DJ Kelton Higgins. Check him out - he’s wonderful to work with and is getting married himself in just a few months.

Claire carried a classic, all white rounded bouquet of David Austin Patience garden roses and peonies with just a hint of greenery. About half of my brides choose a classic style like this for their bouquet; the other half opt for something organic, wild and free flowing.

Claire and Brendan were married under an all white floral chuppah.

The couple chose tall, dramatic centerpieces to highlight the architecture of the ballroom at the Sagamore Pendry. As you can see, the centerpieces were on double duty for the wedding day - we used them for both the ceremony and the reception which is a great way to get more out of your wedding flowers.

Pear blossoms and these little blue bird ornaments gave this late March wedding a unique spring feel. Happy March, Happy Spring! And Congratulations Claire and Brendan.

Inbal and Bryan's October Wedding In and Around D.C., Old Town, and Mount Vernon

She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes.
— Arundhati Roy
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Some pictures are so simple and breathtaking that they capture a whole day in one frame. Inbal was a stunning October bride and I’m so happy to have a chance to share these beautiful images by Genevieve Leiper with you.

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Dress by Grace Loves Lace and make-up by Alisa Venglinskaya @venglinskaya_makeup.

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Bride and Groom dressed and ready to go at The Alexandrian in Old Town. The wedding was held just down the road at the beautiful and historic Mount Vernon.

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A great shot of Inbal and Bryan at Mount Vernon framed perfectly by their chuppah made of greenery. I love the emotion on their faces.

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Five pretty bridesmaids, each with their own style. Don’t they look like fun?

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Inbal’s color palette of cream, peach and dark red made for a stunning bridal bouquet and flower crown. Wedding flowers were a mix of Garden and Spray Roses, Lisianthus, and Ranunculus accented with greenery of Italian Ruscus, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Salal.

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You can’t beat this Tidal Basin backdrop. Congratulations Inbal and Bryan!

Happy First Anniversary Claire and Brendan! All White Spring Wedding at the Sagamore Pendry in Baltimore

March is here and that means it’s time to wish Claire and Brendan a happy first anniversary. Their wedding was truly a dream - they are a gorgeous couple that complements each other in every way.

The Sagamore Pendry Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for this beautiful all white wedding planned by Tiffany Rivera of Simply Breathe Events. I also had the chance to work with the fabulous Maren White; Maren is now back in town as the Director of Catering and Special Events at The Conrad Washington, D.C.

I love designing a show-stopping arrangement for the escort table. Claire and Brendan’s tall arrangement included white garden roses, hydrangea, orchids and white pear blossoms.

Claire and Brendan’s soundtrack for the night was created by DJ Kelton Higgins. Check him out - he’s wonderful to work with and is getting married himself in just a few months.

Claire carried a classic, all white rounded bouquet of David Austin Patience garden roses and peonies with just a hint of greenery. About half of my brides choose a classic style like this for their bouquet; the other half opt for something organic, wild and free flowing.

Claire and Brendan were married under an all white floral chuppah.

The couple chose tall, dramatic centerpieces to highlight the architecture of the ballroom at the Sagamore Pendry. As you can see, the centerpieces were on double duty for the wedding day - we used them for both the ceremony and the reception which is a great way to get more out of your wedding flowers.

Pear blossoms and these little blue bird ornaments gave this late March wedding a unique spring feel. Happy March, Happy Spring! And Congratulations Claire and Brendan.