mallory joyce design wedding

Chessie and Simon's wedding was the epitome of understated elegance, which I feel like Chessie herself embodies on a daily basis. I loved planning and designing their wedding in DC. I especially loved pairing Chessie's looser, full, garden-inspired bouquet with her slim, modern gown. Also, her bridesmaids had such killer style! It was all tres chic and definitely one of my favorite fall weddings to date.

We kept the details very intentional and focused on a few key areas - fashion, paper, and a streamlined tablescape with lush flowers. Script Merchant took one of Chessie and Simon's family insignia and recreated it as a crest, and we paired her beautiful script calligraphy with handmade, deckled edge papers in a rich sepia tone that felt fresh yet historic.  Since the venue itself already had a lot of pattern going on, we chose a textured cream linen and blind-patterned china to add depth to the place settings without introducing more color. That allowed us to bring in a lot of interesting texture and some deeper tones to the table flowers. I truly loved the design of this wedding but I think what I cherished more was Chessie and her mother's sincere hospitality throughout the weekend. They treated me like family and it's something I'll never forget!

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Planning, Event Design, and Flowers: Mallory Joyce Design | Photography: Elisa Bricker | Venue: Washington Golf and Country Club | Paper: Script Merchant