Elegance and Simplicity's Trellis

This is probably the year of the garland!  We are using them on trellis’, chuppahs,trees, and tables…here are a few of our favorites…

2013 Wedding Trends - ribbons and garlandsHalcyon House Garland on trellis in gardenDecatur House Jackson Place Entrance with garland6th and I chuppah by Elegance and SimplicityWoodend railing decor complete with greenery and peonies

We have a bunch of greenery garland table runners planned for this year too!

Happy Planning!

1st photo by Documentary Associates - they rest by us!

Rustic woodend wedding style

Today we are featuring a gorgeous and rustic wedding we did this past fall at Woodend!

Woodend wedding detailsPaper lanterns in the trees at Woodend SanctuaryWoodend groom and groomsmen Bridal bouquet by Elegance and SImplicityWoodend weddingRustic wedding style at Woodend by Elegance and SImplicity

All the planning, decor, design, lighting and flowers were done by us for such a lovely couple!

Fantastic images from Readyluck!

Cosmos Club Bridesmaids bouquets

We started the week with DC general wedding trends…here are few trends that we are seeing in floral design for 2015.

One is that we are seeing astilbe more in arrangements.  It comes in white, pink and burgundy…lovely on its own (like above) or mixed in (like below).

Pink and white bridal bouquet

Another trend we are seeing this year are floral crowns for everyone from the bride to the flower girl.  While I see it as a general trend, I find it to be for a very particular bride.  Mostly on the boho rustic end of life!

Congressional Country Club Wedding with flower girl wreath by Elegance and Simplicity, Inc.

Another big trend is hanging and draping flowers in various places…


Try not to conform to trends if you are not into them…we are happy to design anything that fits your vibe!

Photo credits

Our pretty pink astilbe bouquet as photographed by Abby Jiu at the Cosmos Club

Our gorgeous bridal bouquet as photography by Matt Mendehlson at a private mansion on the Eastern Shore

Our pretty floral crown photographed by Tell Chronicles at Congressional Country Club

Our hanging floral designs by Love Life Images at a private residence

DC wedding bridal bouquet by Elegance and Simplicity

We have been asked on several occasions in the past two months to answer the yearly question…what are the trends for this upcoming year?

While there are tons of trend forecasting in the wedding industry in general, I would rather focus on what is going on in the DC area.  We are a city of creatives, foodies, politicians and social changers!  So here are our trending topics of discussion while meeting with brides and grooms over the past few months for their 2015 nuptials!

First – we start with flowers!  This year, the trend will continue with romantic bouquets filled with peonies and roses everywhere.  We are seeing a lot of blush, purple and blues for this upcoming spring and summer and lots of burgundy and gold for fall!

Kapnos Mike Isabella weddings

We have also been seeing a trend towards breakfast foods, brunches and fun rehearsal dinner spaces. Comfort foods are super important to our couples to show their individuality.  For example, instead of a regular dinner, some are opting for more casual heavy tapas like cocktail receptions.  More food options and more fun.  Why not have a Kapnos omelette bar?  Stop having your brunches at the hotel where everyone is staying!  Yes it is convenient for your out of town guests. But…they came in from out of town and want to see DC right?  Why not take them to Kapnos directly so they can see and taste Top Chef’s Mike Isabella’s restaurant in person (that is if you are not having them cater your reception of course!).

Signature cocktail bars

Instead of having just one or two regular stocked bars, couples are opting for an additional speciality bar!  Think a bourbon bar, mimosa bar, mojito bar and more! What are your favorite drinks?

Lee Fendell House tent lighting by Elegance and Simplicity, Inc.

Instead of just regular lighting, couples are opting for more lighting.  Twinkle lighting, bistro lighting and uplighting are more accessible now (and we have all of it in house!).

These are the trends we are seeing with our own clients in the DC area.

The theme this year is all about romance, fun, comfort and individual style!

Photos by Joyeuse, Greg Powers, Love Life Images and us!

Elegance and Simplicity named 2015 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice award for the 6th year in a row

We are so excited to be chosen once again as Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice award for the 6th year in a row.

Thanks to all of our clients!