A Textile Museum Wedding in Washington, DC

Even with only four months to plan, Carey and Jim had their dream wedding in a lush garden with soft, romantic details in their color palette of laven

Even with only four months to plan, Carey and Jim had their dream wedding in a lush garden with soft, romantic details in their color palette of lavender, coral and gold.

Wooden furniture with white and lavender cushions sat just outside the tent so guests could enjoy the lush gardens.
“I wanted a soft, delicate, simple look to the cake,” Carey says. “The sugar flowers were absolutely stunning and artistic!”
Under the tent, four long tables were set up with alternating decor, including linens and centerpieces.
Carey chose a wedding band that matched the one on her engagement ring, and Jim picked a textured gold band.
During the reception, Carey made her bridal look a little more fun by tying a gold ribbon around her waist.
Carey and Jim ended the night by having their guests light sparklers and send them off.
Carey’s bridesmaids all wore floor-length, one-shoulder dresses in a lavender chiffon fabric. They carried bouquets of lavender and coral roses.
Carey and Jim said their vows and exchanged rings near a fountain in the Textile Museum’s garden.
The decor on the dinner tables was simple but beautiful: Arrangements of hydrangea, roses and lilac lined the center of the table, while gold-framed numbers told guests where to sit.
After becoming husband and wife, the couple exited the ceremony to The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.”
A feather-inspired texture on the gold tablecloths added dimension to the tented reception space.
The bride says that instead of having kids in the wedding, they had their “exceptionally charming and handsome dog, Stan” step in as the ring bearer.
Carey is a self-described avid birder, so she wanted bird accents throughout the day. Swallow silhouettes were included on the stationery, and nests full of flowers served as centerpieces during the cocktail hour.
Lush peonies and garden roses made up Carey’s soft pink and white bouquet.
The place cards—paper cut-outs of birds—were displayed on vintage-inspired golden bird cages.
Coral napkins added a pop of color amongst the gold tablecloths, chargers and place cards.
“I wanted a simple, classic, soft look that would suit a garden wedding,” Carey says. This silk, A-line Nicole Miller gown gave her that classic bridal look.
Jim wore a three-piece gray suit with a metallic gray tie and a simple rose boutonniere.