With its natural stone work and beautiful gardens, Glenview Mansion was the perfect backdrop for this summer wedding. Simplistic elegance like this allowed the wedding details to truly shine. It certainly didn’t hurt that the gorgeous gardens were in full bloom when Ola and Mark tied the knot on June 7, 2014.
In addition to this natural beauty, bright floral arrangements with hints of pink and gold provided an accentuated pop of color! Overall, DW loves the effortlessly elegant look, while maintaining a unique sense of playfulness.
As for the couple’s favorite moment, well, there’s no doubt it was their first dance. In Ola’s own words, “We had taken some lessons and did multiple practice runs on the day of the wedding, but were still a bit nervous; however, once the music started, it felt very effortless and I could not stop smiling.”
While their guests slept in, Rebecca and Turner broke tradition and stole away for breakfast together. Taking it all in over a cup of coffee and watching the rest of the world wake up and get their day started, R&T cherished every moment of their wedding day. A sunny day turned stormy offered a grey skied backdrop to their vineyard nuptials, saying their I-do’s in front of a little more than 100 of their closest friends and family and fur-baby/Best Man- Max. A graphic designer for the DC World Trade Center, the bride designed all of the fabulous details of their day, letterpressing, watercoloring, die cutting, laser cutting, assembling and tying each save the date, invitation, thank you note, liner, ceremony program, cocktail pick and bar sign. The menu cards, escort cards and table numbers were each custom burned using her designs and carried the custom “Max in the Vineyard” and honeycomb motif throughout their wedding. The wedding exemplifies a rustic yet charming celebration. The color palate of blush, aubergine, sage green and linen were the perfect fit and truly tied all of the wedding elements together. The ring bearers, the brides nephews, rocked green chucks with their tan three piece suits and the best “man” (at least man’s best friend”) Max rocked a sage green bow tie. After dancing, guests noshed on made-to-order apple cider donuts and ice cream from Carpe Donut and sent our couple off in sparkling’ style!
Their favorite moment:
“The actual morning of the wedding Turner and I snuck out to have breakfast just the two of us. I was at first torn about doing this as I can be a bit of a traditionalist. But I decided to throw tradition out the window as it had been a crazy few weeks for us before the wedding and we hadn’t had any quality time together. Looking back I’m so glad we did. It felt like we had this little secret that it was our wedding day as we sat in the coffee shop eating breakfast amongst strangers going about their regular Saturday morning. Walking back to the hotel after breakfast we stumbled upon a vintage store with old class rings for 50 cents each. Turner purchased them for his groomsmen as a funny gift and we confided in the three old women running the shop that it was our wedding day. Overall it was a nice, quiet and calm moment to have together before the day actually began.”
I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday! Today I have the incredibly sweet wedding of Lauren and Aaron at the Dumbarton House! Thank you to Sweet Tea Photography for sharing it with us! Natural, casual, comfortable and beautiful to boot – I think I am in love!
I can’t help but describe this wedding as magical! It includes a perfect early fall day, a too-cute-for-words pup, incredible florals by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, a dashing groom, and of course, a beautiful bride! Thank you so very much to Eli Turner Studios for sharing it with us!