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Pretty Little Liars – Café au Lait Dahlias

Behold! The autumnal It Girl of wedding florals: the stunning Café au Lait Dahlia. She’s the one making the Pinterest rounds for every bride looking for that coveted and hard to describe color of BLUSH.  A not white, not cream, kinda sorta pink color bordering on caramel that really does look like coffee with a lot of milk in it. In addition to its remarkable size (ranging from approx. 6″ diameter to the roughly the size of your face) and non-stop billowy texture, this flower provides just the right tea-stained hue for a out door rustic wedding with a vintage vibe.  (photo credits:, and martha stewart weddings) Or does it…? See, this is a flower of many colors. While the Bridal Industrial Complex has turned its focus solely on its creamy ability to match the current craze for neutral and blush color schemes, the flower seems determined NOT to match, thank you very much. Sometimes it is pink. Sometimes it is striped. And sometimes it commits the sin of being a color not seen since your …

atta girl

this is my kind of wedding: colorful, kookie, with a high play quotient. Heavy on the laughter and lilacs. An unapologetic dash of cigar and bowling shoes. Lots and lots of smiles.   When I met with Peter and Allie last year, they had only two themes in mind for their May wedding at Pinstripes in Georgetown: wine and fun. Kindred souls, clearly, this quickly became a mission close to my heart. Even irreverent good times require a bit of homework to pull off. Investing in a wine bottle cutter, we learned the art of cutting wine bottle to make vases from the bottoms and candle votives from the top. We sliced wine corks into boutonnieres and brides maids accessories. We filled wine bottle boxes with herbs and gathered bunches of local spring flowers, including that most “abbondanza!” showstopper of them all: lilacs. Put it all together it became a kaleidoscope of good cheer. Pretty much like Allie and Peter themselves.  “Cento di questi giorni” thanks to RMN Photography for all the great captures!

Do You Remember?

(sing it with me, Earth Wind and Fire fans and all you September Lovers…) Do You Remember? the (first weekend) of September?  Love was changing the mind of pretenders…      while chasing the clouds away… Our hearts were ringing,  in the key that our souls were singing…  as we danced in the night, remember, how the stars stole the night away… hey! hey-hey-hey!   Many thanks for the memories, Ellery and Mike! Thanks as well to their hosts at the Woodlawn B&B, Ridge MD, and Vicki Grafton Photography