A balmy breeze and towering palm trees enchant the Colony Palms Hotel, where we had the pleasure of traveling with a talented team of vendors to create a wedding with true Bohemian flair. With a palette of white, copper and blush to play with (and delicious notes of deep burgundy), Christine and Jaie’s dreamy Moroccan wedding is one to remember. View our full feature on 100 Layer Cake!
The couple’s vows took place beneath our Iron Garden Gazebo, an elegant structure embodied with copper ribbon and vibrant blooms. Metallic + crystal Moroccan Lantern Vessels and our cream safavieh Terese Rug brought ornate dimension to the space.
The mesmerizing tablescape: Cut Crystal Water and Wine Goblets, Silver Flatware, Crescent and Sonora Dinner Plates. The dinnerware was offset with angular glass Abby Hurricanes and fresh floral blooms. Antique Moroccan Lanterns and Votives mingled with mixed metallic reflections.
Rosa Bar Table (our hand crafted bar tables of authentic reclaimed wood) were placed throughout the venue, adorned with a mix of Moroccan Lanterns, Brass Containers and Silver Votives. A cozy lounge vignette added urban glamour with our tufted leather Jameson Sofa and Lance Coffee Table.
The proposal story: On our 3-year anniversary, Jaie prepared an elaborate picnic for us and planned to propose at the National Arboretum, a beautiful spot in DC, where we would typically spend our Sundays with our dog. Logistics became a challenge when we pulled up to the entrance gate and realized it was closed due to the government shutdown. Jaie tried to recover the picnic and find a different meaningful spot in the city, but soon found out all public parks, monuments, and common areas in DC were also shut down, and his plan was foiled. Determined to propose and not let our beautiful Champagne picnic go to waste, Jaie scoured the city for a quiet little spot, AKA drove off the side of the highway and set up in a little grassy area overlooking the Potomac. After a lovely picnic, by the side of the highway, Jaie still hadn’t found the perfect moment to propose. He decided to pack up, head to the location of our first date and proposed in the same tiny bar in Capitol Hill, while I was sitting on the same bar stool, where we had had our first drink together 3 years ago to the day. It was fantastic and very DC!
Photography & Videography: Braedon Photography // Venue & Catering: Colony Palms Hotel // Event Design & Planning: GATHER Events // Floral Design: Krista Jon for Archive // Hair & Makeup: Jenny Bowker Makeup // Invitations & Paper Goods: Lupa & Pepi // Calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy // Dessert: Over the Rainbow Cakes // Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals & Signature Party Rentals // Linen: La Tavola Linen // Ceremony Musicians: Organic String Quartet // Reception Band: Johnny Jordan Band // DJ: Dart DJ // Bride’s Dress: Shareen // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Le Vallauris