Luxe inspiration inspired by butterflies with hints of the Pantone 2020 color, classic blue, this styled shoot is royal and ethereal.
Lead designer and planner Nikiya Alexander of Joli Events shares:
Beauty is relative to the person it captivates and can be found in all things! There’s beauty in color, people, nature, sound and of course… Chandeliers! Beauty is the foundation of my creativity and my love for design. La Vie is an upscale restaurant located at DC’s Wharf. The décor is simply beautiful. There was one room that took my breath away… The Chandelier Room! My original inspiration for the design was built around the chandelier room! I was determined to create a romantic, yet dramatic love story using a collaboration of color, boasting lush, vivid florals in hues of navy blue, plum, and mauve plus gold accents, candles, and butterflies.Nikiya Alexander of Joli Events
Read more about the inspiration from Joli Events, and lavish in the floral fantasy created by MunaLuchi Coterie member Embellished Details all beautifully captured by MunaLuchi Coterie member Chip Dizard Weddings.
Blue is my favorite color and the gray slate table had so much personality, I refused to cover it with linen. So, I simply accented it with navy blue velvet runners to add depth, as well as coordinated it with the navy blue satin napkin and menu cards at each place setting. From the gold flatware, polka dots lined china and purple velvet chair cushions, to the cake and specialty drink, every single detail was carefully thought out to create dimension and texture to my design.
The bride and groom are a married couple and brought their genuine love, splendor, and dedication to the shoot. It was important to me that the bride wore her hair in big, bold natural curls and had a personality to match! Khristena did not disappoint! She’s a natural beauty that gave us a lot to work with! It was also important that the groom wore a navy blue suit and bowtie, which is a core color of the design. Kelvin wore it well his suit well. A perfect complement to the bride, the design, and the shoot.
I worked with an amazing team of vendors who I trusted to bring their creative talents to the shoot, and they didn’t disappoint even when unforeseen changes arose! I was blown away by their work and honored to have worked with every one of them! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and wouldn’t change a thing!
- Planner and Designer: Joli Events
- Photographer: Chip Dizard Weddings
- Florist: Embellished Details
- Cake: The Cake Courtesan
- Dining Chairs: Luxe Event Rentals
- Flatware, Glassware, Chinaware & Chargers: Party Rental LTD
- Stationery: Fingers In Ink
- Specialty Cocktails: Molecular Cocktails
- Stylist: New Vintage by Sam
- Makeup Artist: Shannie on the Beat
- Calligraphy: Calligraphy Dame
- Venue: LaVie DC
- Model: Khristena Marcus
- Model: Kelvin Marcus