Joy! Never was a bride so aptly named, and you can see the unbridled (heh) glee on Joy and Rich’s faces on the day of their wedding. The palette of burgundy and cream was never so seasonally appropriate. Joy carried a stunning bouquet in burgundy and cream tones set off with touches of sage green. The bouquet featured burgundy dahlias, spray roses, scabiosa, Black Magic roses accented with cream stock, champagne Sahara roses, and finally finished with seeded eucalyptus. Rich’s boutonniere featured a burgundy rose from Joy’s bouquet accented with seeded eucalyptus.
The ceremony took place in the Hotel Monaco Alexandria’s courtyard. The couple was flanked by two elegant, wrought iron stands featuring modern designs of red James Storei and mokara orchids, burgundy snapdragons and gladiola accented with cream stock, and for a rustic finish, tall curly willow branches and seeded eucalyptus foliage.
Guests found their escort cards at a garland-rimmed table backed with a line of floating candles in stemmed, glass containers. The tables featured a mix of two complementary designs in either black footed bowls or a mix of footed black urns. Each container was filled with a richly textured design of antique green hydrangea, burgundy dahlia, roses, spray roses and scabiosa, cream stock, champagne roses, and touches of seeded eucalyptus. The sweetheart table was finished with a garland accented with wedding flowers, similar to the escort card table design.
Ceremony & Reception: Hotel Monaco Alexandria
Photography: Kristen Gardner Photography
Florist: Petal’s Edge Floral Design
Baker: Sweets by E
Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions