For this fashion-inspired wedding editorial in Washington, DC’s historic Meridian House, we focused on the emotive moments of the day. We considered the many looks for our fashionable bride to wear throughout such a monumental day and the details that would be important to her. Our bride picked her wardrobe based on how she wanted her guests to see her. The first gown, by Ritual Unions, was a show-stopping moment that wouldn’t have been complete without spinning around. Her second gown, also by Ritual Unions was a bit more subdued, but also show-stopping with an attached cape–it allowed the vows to be truly heard. Lastly, she changed into a short Sophie et Voila shift dress with dripping jewels to allow for dancing.
Weddings are so much more than a party, they’re about a feeling and curating moments that help tell that story. An understated floral design enhances the overall mood of the day, allowing the Meridian House to speak for itself. Our couple shares a private moment to enjoy champagne and a moment with their new partner while they dance around in the lobby, then the two sneak off for a short smoke break away from the party.
The wedding details included a sugar floral cake by Jisoo Cake Design with miniature cakes for tasting, displayed with beautiful local dogwoods in bloom. Flatlays included both embossed and letterpress details to enhance mood without stealing the show, although the Erstwhile rings truly shined on top. The entire day was also captured on Super 8mm film. Featured in Wedding Chicks.
CAKES & CATERING: Jisoo Cake Design | EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN: Haven And Spruce | FLOWERS: Sweet Root Village | HAIR, MAKEUP & BEAUTY: Caitlyn Meyer | JEWELRY: Erstwhile Jewelry | PAPER GOODS & CALLIGRAPHY: Isidore & Augustine Fine Paper | PHOTOGRAPHERS: Curved and Co. | RENTALS: White Glove Rentals | TALENT AGENT: James Talent Group | VENUES: Meridian House | WEDDING DRESSES: Ritual Unions and Sophie Et Voila | WEDDING GOWN BOUTIQUE: Belle Bridal Atelier