Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sarah and David's wedding





I have known Sarah since she was born and her mom is one of my oldest and best friends.  When she contacted me about her marriage to David and how they pictured the event I was so excited.   They were going to hold the ceremony and reception at El Rey, a Mexican bar at 9th and U Sts in DC.

 When Sarah's mom Karen and I were kids, we went to Georgetown most Saturdays to the shops.  At that time there was a great number of wonderful unique stores.  Powder and Smoke, Coffee Tea and Spice, The Phoenix (still in business!), Three Penny Bit and many more.   They were full of treasures to our eyes.  At the top of Georgetown there was the Pappagallo shoe store in an old townhouse.  In the attic hanging from the ceiling were hundreds of paper flowers from Mexico.  My mother and I began to make flowers and I sold them to Ursells - a furniture store on Q St.  All of these memories came back and I asked Sarah if in honor of the Mexican connection (David is of Mexican descent) I could decorate the chuppah in paper flowers.  She agreed and I spend many enjoyable hours constructing them.

The wedding was such fun.  Sarah and David collected black and clear mezcal bottles for vases.  I put bright groupings of gerber daisies into each one.  We made an industrial looking chuppah that worked with the look in the bar.

Sarah wanted a floral crown and a gardeny bouquet and all of the colors and ideas came together to produce a wonderful looking event that I was so happy to be part of.

Photography by Ann Marie Van-Tassell


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Graduation week

We did the flowers for 3 graduations this week.  Graduation is always such a fun hopeful event to be involved in. 

These pictures are from Sidwell Friends School in DC.  They had the most perfect weather - a beautiful summer day with hardly a cloud in the sky and none of the typical DC humidity!

I was happy to use Red Charm peonies and dusty miller in these pieces - the Red Charms are the perfect color to match the burgandy of the school color.




Friday, June 2, 2017

Jeannie and Chris

Last November we worked on a wedding for Jeannie and Chris.  It was so pretty - the colors were a little different than our usual and we liked that very much.  You can see the great professional photos on the Capitol Romance Facebook page.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Weddiing Reception

I am finally getting back to posting some new work.   These pieces were taken at the end of January at a wedding reception at the O"Byrne Gallery in Constitution Hall, a great historic building just west of the White House in the heart of federal DC.  We made small compote pieces in two sizes


for the tables and went to town on the mantle arrangement!  Photos by Alex Polyakov.