Wendy and Gema

I am writing this blog post today in the hopes that you will help us give life saving surgery to Gema de Leon who is 11 years old.

Above is a photo of Gema when she had her surgery here in the states in 2008.  Six years later, Gema needs what will hopefully be her final surgery for her hip.  She is in dire need of emergency surgery and over all the medical and travel expenses will cost about $10,000.  She is in pain and risks losing the use of her leg.  We have raised about $4700 through online campaigns and donations offline.

We have decided as a company to donate 5% off all contracts that we sign in the month of October to Gema’s.

If you want to donate towards the cause now – you can donate here.

If not – please come in and meet with us and let us design your big day – then you know your designs will be going towards a great cause!

What can we design for you?

Pumpkin Soup and Bridal bouquet with beautiful fall wedding colors

Going back to fall today and showing how to actually do a very fall feel wedding – if you won’t want to buck tradition but still keep it amazing!

Above is a pumpkin soup served in a mini pumpkin with one of our gorgeous all orange bridal bouquet!

Bridesmaids bouquets in fall orange tonesEscort card table arrangement with antique bottles and birdseed

Happy fall!!!


Bridal party in Annapolis - Naval Academy wedding and Quiet Waters reception with bridesmaids bouquets

Fall does not always mean you have to have just burgundy and gold flowers – not all brides and grooms are football fans!

Here are a few of our favorite fall weddings from the past that do it a bit differently..but still showcase fall!


Gorgeous bride in her metallic blue dress with deep and rich purple accents!


Lovely champagne lace gown with an arrangement of bright and colorful fall flowers for her bridal bouquet by us!

fall bridal bouquet

Buck the trend and use ornamental cabbage with cosmos and silver brunia!

Show us what you want to do differently for fall and we will make it happen!

Seneca Creek Lodge Sneak Peek

Going for that speciality cocktail?  It’s easy to come up with one – but make sure you have fun presentation to go with it?  Above is a coconut spike punch with mason jars and cute straws!  Here are a few others we love!

Wedding Drinks Style with Cucumber water and Jones soda

Don’t want alcohol?  Go with a special water station or fun upscale soda bar!

Wedding Drink Cocktails from Farmers and Fishers

Specialty drinks with fruit and champagne are always a hit!

Wedding Drink Style with Ginger Mojitos and Stewarts Soda

A little mint ginger spiked lemonade never hurt anyone either!

Let us know what you are doing for your special drink!

Photo credits

Elegance & Simplicity, Inc.

The Observatory for middle two photos

Kathy Blanchard


Elegance and Simplicity Wedding and Event Designers with bridal bouquets

Garden roses are available year round…although a little more expensive…super worth the extra expense for your bridal bouquet.  Here are a few of our faves!

Capitol Hill wedding sneak peek - floral designs by Elegance and SImplicityBridal bouquet by Elegance & Simplicity, Inc.National Press Club Bridal Bouquet by Elegance & Simplicity, inc.ourisman-bridal-bouquet

What color do you want?

Happy Wedding Planning!

Photo credits

Jennifer Hughes for Eco-Beautiful Weddings + Elegance & Simplicity flowers

Katarina Price

Nessa K

Elegance & Simplicity

Love Life Images