03-07-2017

Featured on Washingtonian Bride & Groom // Modern St. Patricks Day

FILED IN: Holiday & Seasonal, Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted By: Jamie

Usually when we dream up curated gift box designs for styled photoshoots, these projects are planned by others. But every now and then, I start feeling extra creative and I get the urge to plan a styled photoshoot for no other reason than to test my own creativity. I partnered with my dear friends Rachel of Rachel May Photography and DC wedding planner Caroline of Caroline Dutton Events to create a modern spin on a St. Patricks Day wedding at Longview Gallery. SO thankful to Washingtonian Bride & Groom for featuring it on their DC wedding blog!

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey Image: Rachel May Photography

Let's start with the welcome box! For this design, I combined metals, greens and soft ivories and whites across contents such as tea, San Pellegrino, toasted bagel chips, an oatmeal raisin bar and a love note on deckled edge card stock with wax seal. I'm loving all the contrast between industrial and soft. Did I mention green is my favorite color?!

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey Image: Rachel May Photography

The tablescape featured brass candlesticks with gold, black and copper candlesticks. Definitely in contrast with the soft, feminine florals and greenery by Petals and Promises. The cake by Buttercream Bakeshop was minimalistic with wide copper brushstrokes on a white cake and of course, tons of greenery at the base.

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey10 Image: Rachel May Photography

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey9 Image: Rachel May Photography

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey Image: Rachel May Photography

And now for our bride and groom. We wanted them to have a traditional yet unconventional look. The groom's bow tie. To die for, right?

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey12 Image: Rachel May Photography

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey Image: Rachel May Photography

And now let's take a closer look at these florals. Sweet little bouts and a bouquet with nothing but white blooms up against plenty of wild greenery. And the bride's Rent the Runway gown was certainly a showstopper!

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey14 Image: Rachel May Photography

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey8 Image: Rachel May Photography

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey Image: Rachel May Photography

One of my favorite elements we brought into the photo session was the vintage emerald green sofa we paired with an ultra masculine industrial trunk, both from White Glove Rentals. Perfect for styling cocktails and a letterpress invitation suite by Poppy & Scooter.

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey Image: Rachel May Photography

st-patricks-day-wedding-welcome-gift-washingtonian-bride-groom-marigold-grey11 Image: Rachel May Photography

It's not often that I get involved in styling wedding photo sessions but with green being my obsession, I just couldn't help myself. As fun as it was, I think I'll stick to wedding welcome gifts from now on, or at least for a little while anyway.

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Vendor Team

Venue: Long View Gallery , Photographer: Rachel May Photography , Event Planning and Design: Caroline Dutton Events , Shoot Styling and Artisan Welcome Gift: Marigold & Grey , Florist: Petals and Promises , Rentals: White Glove Rentals , Makeup & Hair Stylist: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry , Stationary: Poppy & Scooter , Cake and Cookies: Buttercream Bakeshop , Gown:Rent the Runway , Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

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