Ashton and Graham’s Festive Inspired ‘Moody Boho’ Washington DC Wedding by Shelly Pate 

Hello Tuesday, Wow it’s cold! It seems that winter is well and truly here now, what’s it like where you are? As it’s less than 3 weeks to Christmas, I am delighted to be bringing you some super festive weddings and styled shoots, starting with this gorgeous ‘Moody Boho’ themed wedding from Washingtom DC. Ashton and Graham were actually married on 13th October 2019, even though their wedding looks super Christmassy. They had portraits at the National Arboretum, with the ceremony and reception at Iron Gate Restaurant in Dupont Circle. I just love the flowers, the candles, the table decor, it all looks amazing, so opulent and super festive. Big thanks to Shelly Pate  for the gorgeous photos.

The dress
The dress was by Maggie Sottero (Re-designed by Cheryl T Lofton & Associates alterations) with shoes by Bella Belle.

Flowers were Organic, free-form style bouquet. Textured and dancing flowers. Anemones, burgundy garden roses, astrantia’s, hanging burgundy amaranthus, eucalyptus, lemon leaves. Moody boho style, woodland aesthetic

Potato & Leek Keftedes, Dill, Feta, Yogurt Sauce
Crispy Sesame Feta, Local Honey, Aged Balsamic
Sourdough Crostino, Maple Roasted Squash, Nuts & Seeds, Apple, Goat Cheese,
Smoked Deviled Egg, Chives, Lemon Zest, Grated Bottarga.

Shaved Fennel Salad, Autumn Herbs, Pickled Fresnos, Sicilian Pistachios, Cured Olives
Grilled Halloumi, Country Ham, Autumn Grape Gastrique, Peppery Greens
Red Wine Poached Duck Egg, Hazelnuts, Batch #13 Cheese, Trumpet Mushrooms

Caramelized Ricotta Gnocchi, Braised Pork Ragu, Calabarian Chili, Parmesan Cheese
Greek Lamb Kebab, Cumin Spiked Tahini, Sumac, Charred Autumn Onions
Shrimp And Scallop Cappellacci, Pickled Bird Chili, Garlic Breadcrumbs, Shellfish Butter
Castle Valley Mill Spelt And Whole Wheat Flatbread, Pecorino Sardo, Chili Flake

Wedding cake
Her Cake: Chocolate Mousse With Toasted Hazelnuts & Espresso Buttercream
His Cake: Biscoff Buttercream & Apple Butter

DJ – SHEW-SICAL and a live violinist for the ceremony

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    I am so impressed with the couple’s customized ring box! Much better for photos than the ones from the diamond ring stores.


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