Looking to add a little bling to your wedding in a luxurious, but modern way? Allow today’s DC wedding from Abby Grace Photography to show you how! Clarisse added a little sparkle here and there in the most understated of ways to complement the fresh orange and gray palette as she said “I do” to Gary. Take a look at this sweet first look and contemporary outdoor ceremony, but I can hardly wait to show you the reception in just a bit!

Glamorous Wedding Dress Crystal Wedding Shoes

From Clarisse: It was like traditional met modern bling, and had a love child which was our wedding. I knew all along I wanted it to be blingy, yet definitely not in a trashy tacky sort of a way. It was a fine line to walk. Although orange is by no means one of my favorite colors, I loved the soft touch it gave the wedding.

Orchid Wedding Bouquets Wedding Earrings

Glamorous Wedding Accessories Bride Getting Ready

Orange and Gray Wedding Stationery Orange and Gray Wedding Invitations

Gary and I have a beagle and a maltese. They are such a big part of our lives we wanted to include them in our big day as much as possible! So when I had my family walk down the aisle to take their seats at the ceremony, our dogs were walked down as well. We hired a dog sitter to meet them at the end of the aisle and take them back to our room.

Bride and Dog Orchid Boutonniere

Omni Shoreham Wedding Omni Shoreham Wedding First Look

If I had to choose just one favorite memory, I would say when Gary and I first saw each other doing our “first look” photos. It was so amazing and intimate to be able to share that memory without being surrounded by others. We were free to react however we wanted without that pressure!

Omni Shoreham DC Wedding Omni Shoreham DC Wedding Bride and Groom

Omni Shoreham DC Weddings

In the bridesmaid dresses, combining the gray and silver dresses with the orange dahlias and calla lillies was the exact modern/soft touch I was looking for!

Orange Bridesmaid Bouquet Orange Boutonniere

Outdoor DC Wedding Ceremony

Orange and White Wedding Ceremony DC Wedding Ceremony

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Clarisse and Gary’s wedding:

Venue: Omni Shoreham
Photographer: Abby Grace Photography
Florist: Amaryllis
DJ: Jeff Furnas, My DeeJay
Videographer: Dolce Studio
Invitations: The Organized Bride
Cake: Adriana Cakes
Hair/Makeup: Caitlin and Katy at Alison Harper and Co.
Photobooth: ShutterBooth

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

Photo Credits: Abby Grace Photography

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