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Canoeing on the Potomac | Key Bridge | Bridal Session

Faux Wedding on the Potomac

What could be lovelier than arriving at the wedding location in a flower festooned canoe. Robin and Marian enjoyed this canoe ride on the Potomac, under the Landmark Key Bridge in Georgetown, DC. The scene around them was serene but they had eyes only for each other. In the colorized versions I can almost hear the water lapping gently against their little boat. The flower arrangement decking out the canoe by Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore Flowers, sets the mood along with Marian’s striking, off the shoulder gown. As a setting for photos the canoe tucked in under the fall trees made the perfect backdrop for our two lovers.

Canoeing-on-the-Potomac - Key-Bridge

On the bank of the mighty Potomac we find a table set for two, with the most elegant of china. The table is set by Mrs. Nicole Nespor of Velvet Grown Gift Co., and sports a Vintage Czechoslovakian Victoria China with 24kt gold guiding and The flatware is WM Rogers French Rose pattern on pristine white linen. Don’t miss the 10 candle candelabra provided by Rosanna of Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals hanging from above. The candles are pale gold accompanied by fresh greenery and more of the heirloom roses. This setting gives a new interpretation to alfresco dining!

Our bride’s portraits begin on an old fashioned setee from Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals with scrolled ends to perfectly set off the flowing fullness of her gown. Her dress, from Couture By Posh Bridal is white with off the shoulder straps. It is a fitted dropped waist dress with lace covering the bodice and a flowing full-length skirt. Her bouquet is an arrangement of pale heirloom roses on an old fashioned lantern. She wears more roses in her plaited hair. The groom’s portraits show the same elegant simplicity- pale rose shirt and no tie. His boutonniere is fuller than most and is striking.

Our bride and groom toast their special day with champagne from their gift basket by Velvet Grown Gift Co. Velvet Grown Gift Co. Provided welcome gifts/favors to their guests with hand dipped white chocolate strawberries and sparkling cocktails ready to drink. The Bride and Groom were gifted a personally curated picnic style basket sure to have them loving on one another with a large Turkish blanket, sparkling wine, and Truffle Honey for the Brie and breads assortment. Some Sparkling water finished off the basket, which they will use for many future romantic picnics on the Potomac. The Bride asked her bridesmaids her big question in style with gold calligraphered (Julie Ha Calligraphy) crystal glasses, sparkling drinks and strawberry macaroons. Complete with a lace basket for all their day of accessories.

  Their basket includes strawberries, Brie, bread sticks, toast squares and jam along with sparkling water and of course- champagne. The smaller baskets would make great thank you gifts for the wedding party. They include white chocolate covered strawberries, sparkling water and a wine cooler.

The cake is a four layer cake with peachy hues of ranunculus flowers adorned with more of the heirloom roses, by Mrs. Nicole Nespor. The cake in its simplicity, looks stunning against the granite background with tendrils of ivy wrapping gently around it’s base with golden votives.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue– our bride has a beautiful cut-work handkerchief appliquéd in blue with “And they lived happily every after” and the pale blue ring box by Weft & Whimsy displays a custom cushion cut split shank halo set engagement ring designed by the couple with the help of Ritani Jewelers

Canoeing-on-the-Potomac - Key-Bridge

This wedding locale combined the best of nature and it’s beauty with simplistic elegance to create a most memorable day for our couple!

VENDORS: Bridal Dress, Couture By Posh Furnishings, Bella Villa:

Invitation, Baylee Hart:

Hair & makeup, Beauty By Sue: Gift baskets, Velvet Grown Gift Co. :

Florals, Petals By The Shore:

Photography, Katy Murray Photography, LLC :

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