Elegance received a modern twist in Ashley and Javier’s Corcoran Gallery of Art wedding. The couple’s unique venue selection was filled with stunning blush, yellow, and soft grey décor designed by Belle Notte. We love that Ashley and Javier even said “I do”on the marble steps of the gallery!
Ashley and Javier
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Our inspiration for the décor was classic romantic and elegant with a modern twist. The blush, pale yellow and soft grey floral arrangements gave us the perfect romantic atmosphere. The Corcoran Gallery of Art’s grand columns and marble staircase created the elegant feel and the fun décor — tulle table clothes mixed with mirrored table tops—gave the venue a perfect twist of modern.
As for wedding day fashion, I knew my dress would have to be as grand as our venue. The blush tone of my wedding dress and tulle skirt ended up being a big inspiration for the décor.
Our favorite moment from the wedding was the ceremony. Our ceremony was personal, unique and incredibly emotional. Most married couples say the evening was a blur, and while some of it was, we can clearly remember every moment of our ceremony. I hung on every word and every happy tear we shed. Declaring our love and commitment to each other in front of our closest family members and friends meant everything to us. Looking out at our loved ones, seeing them share our joy and excitement was beautiful.
The Couple Recommends:
Our wedding planner, Sara Bauleke of Bella Notte, was a delight to work with. We put our full faith in Sara and she did not disappoint. She helped us realize our grand vision and made our wedding day truly stunning and unique. There was no task that Sara was not willing to take on with a smile and a can-do attitude. Thank you, Sara!
Javier and I immediately fell in love with our photographer Michelle’s sweet, caring personality, and also with her talented and exceptional portfolio. Michelle bent over backwards to make sure we were satisfied customers!
Unfortunately, on the morning of my wedding I wasn’t feeling well, so we did not end up getting all the beauty shots of me and my bridesmaids that I wanted; however, Michelle assured me that she got several great pictures, and offered to retake photos at a later date. Her willingness to accommodate me put my nerves at rest on a very emotional morning. Michelle, you truly are the best!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Michelle Lindsay Photography
Event Planning – Bella Notte
Venue – Corcoran Gallery of Art
Floral Design – Blue Vanda Designs
Catering – Occasions Caterers
Cake – Maggie Austin Cake
Officiant – Say I Do Your Way
DJ – DJ Michael Bell
Live Music – Cherry Blossom Strings
Invitations – Miss Merkle Design via Middleburg Events Studio
Calligraphy – Meant To Be Calligraphy
Lighting – Atmosphere Lighting
Furniture Rentals – AFR Event Furnishings
Draping – Fabrication Events
Linens – La Tavola Linens
Makeup Artist – Beauty Mark
Hair Styling – Bridal Hair by Remona
Wedding Dress – Lazaro via Love Couture Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Monique Lhuillier via Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Apparel – Black by Vera Wang
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Black by Vera Wang
Rings – Tiffany & Co.
A special thanks to Bella Notte for sharing Ashley and Javier’s classic modern wedding with Junebug! Looking for more unique venues in the U.S.? Check out Jasna and Scott’s colorful wedding at Floating World Gallery!