DAR DC wedding fireplace decor

2019: Epic Wedding Decor

Introducing: epic wedding decor round up. In past two years, I started sharing photos I considered epic, or are just my favorite photos that didn’t really fit into any of the other round up categories. So you can click to see our 2017 epic wedding photos and our 2018 epic wedding photos.

For 2019, I was so happy with our weddings, our clients, and our photos, I had to make 2 “epic photos” posts – one with decor and one with people.

Wedding Details: Ceremony Florals

Riverside on the Potomac wedding ceremony wreath
LynnVale Studios | Riverside on the Potomac | Kurstin Roe

Above, we have modern, asymmestrical greenery wreaths for the doors that lead to the ceremony space at Riverside on the Potomac. Below, we have a modified arch/chuppah overflowing with greenery and white blooms for a ceremony at Dumbarton House.

Dumbarton House DC wedding ceremony arch chuppah
LynnVale Studios |Dumbarton House | Liz Fogarty

Wedding Decor: Seating Charts

Riverside on the Potomac wedding seating chart
Artisan Matchmaker | LynnVale Studios | Riverside on the Potomac | Kurstin Roe

At most weddings, I am still setting up a table with escort cards, and there is plenty of room for creativity there. But I love a seating chart! Above we have a collaboration between the stationery designer and the floral designer to make it a statement decor piece. Below, we pinned cards to a huge pin board that guests could remove the card and take it with them to their dinner table.

Meridian House DC wedding reception escort card display
Lotus + Ash | Something Vintage | Meridian House | Procopio Photography

Wedding Details: Cocktail Hour

DAR DC wedding portico custom crest lighting gobo
Momental Designs | Dan Goldman Events | Sage String Quartet | DAR | Kurstin Roe

Above, I love the gobo light on the ground at DAR that features the custom crest made by the stationery designer. It was on all night, but photographed best during cocktail hour. Below, during cocktail hour we offered a flower crown bar for the guests to visit during the cocktail hour. Crowns, corsages and boutonnieres were available to all guests, custom made by the floral designer and her team.

Dumbarton House DC wedding reception floral crown station
LynnVale Studios |Dumbarton House | Liz Fogarty

Wedding Decor: Fireplaces

DAR DC wedding fireplace decor
Everlasting Flowers | DAR | Genevieve Leiper

Giving the people what they want: amazing floral decor pieces for fireplaces at wedding venues.

Woodend Sanctuary wedding reception fireplace decor
Meg Owen Floral Designs | Woodend | Erin Kelleher

You can check out all our other 2019 posts about wedding receptions (with floor plans!) wedding ceremonieshead tableswedding stationery,  the jewelry,  the bridesmaid attiremen’s attire, the shoes, the cakesbouquets and a data-driven analysis.