They Planned a Wedding Without a Neutral Shade in Sight
June 9, 2016
Mid Atlantic
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Pastels and neutrals have certainly had their day in the wedding color palette sun, but jewel tones? They're the totally under-rated hues and we can't get enough. Strawberry Milk Events helped guide the planning and design as this couple worked towards a "moody, autumnal fête without of shade of white in sight, save for her dress, of course." Thanks to amazing vendors and Abby Jiu behind the camera, mission accomplished.
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From Strawberry Milk Events...Alex and Doug wanted an organic meets traditional style wedding in Washington, DC. She wanted a moody, autumnal fete without of shade of white in sight, save for her dress of course.

We brought an intimate, garden party feel to the St. Regis, DC. The ceremony took place in a clear tent on the Astor Terrace with a gorgeous boxwood and jewel toned ombre flower wall. Antique chandeliers hung down the center of the tent lining the aisle.

Their four legged child, Buffy the Mastiff, was incorporated on their invitations and themed wedding welcome bags - and made a cameo appearance at the wedding itself!

They went inside for cocktails and dinner, and then dancing took place back out in the tent which had been transformed into a fun lounge including vintage velvet upholstered furniture and antique candelabras and tables all in golds and jewel tones. A mirrored and gold bar was a focal point, as well as a classic black and white dance floor. They got double use out of that boxwood ombre floral wall, now serving as the band backdrop (yay for repurposing!)

Dinner featured a long kings table lined with tons of candles, and crystal candelabras were accented with a touch of green. Linens were a champagne “acorn contour” linen that was remnant of wood grain. Centerpieces were flowy and lush yet unstructured in rich jewel tones.

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Cinematography: A Bryan Photo | Event Planning: Strawberry Milk Events | Floral Design: Sweet Root Village | Invitations: Haute Papier | Hair + Makeup: Georgetown Bride | Band: Elan Artists | Venue: St. Regis, Washington, DC | Decor: Chicka Creative | Rentals: Bella Villa | Rentals: Rusty Love Vintage | Rentals: DC Rental | Tent Rentals: Skyline Tent Company | Welcome Bags: A Signature Welcome