We’re back with part two of Gail and David’s Woodend wedding from EVOKE, and I hope you’re ready for a drastic change from a minimal, all-natural outdoor wedding ceremony to a dramatic, indigo-hued reception! I love the idea of surprising your guests with a refreshing new look at the reception, and Gail and David did just that. Be sure to take note of the impeccable little details, like the calligraphed tile place cards, too. These aren’t to be missed!

Red and White Striped Wedding Linens Woodend Wedding

From Gail: I chose Indigo as the lead color in part for its ability to be dramatic when amplified. It was important to me that our guests experienced a marked shift in mood and intensity as they entered the reception, contrasting with the natural, easygoing elegance of the ceremony.

Place Card Calligraphy

Calligraphed Escort Cards

Place Card Table Dramatic Wedding Reception Table

Tented Wedding Reception

White Wedding Centerpieces White and Indigo Wedding

Indigo Wedding Decor White Wedding Flowers

Woodend Wedding Reception Tent

Indigo Table Linens Silver and Indigo Wedding Decor

Long Wedding Reception Tables

Woodend Wedding

Late Night Wedding Snacks Two Tier Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake Cutting

Gail’s advice to other DC-area couples:

Set your priorities early, and focus on those priorities first. The DC area is so full of marvelous, experienced vendors that you will have more fun and unique options than you can possibly use. If you stay true to what’s most important to you, you will have a beautiful occasion that both you and your guests will be talking about for years.

Woodend Maryland Wedding Reception

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Gail and David’s wedding:

Venue: Woodend Nature Sanctuary
Photographer: Documentary Associates
Wedding Planner: EVOKE
Floral Designer: Philippa Tarrant
Ceremony Music: The Crystal Strings
Caterer: Occasions Caterers
Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design
Reception Music: Ray Vangas, Chris Laich Music
Cake: Maggie Austin Cake
Stationery: Haute Papier
Officiant: Rev. Michael S. Koppel
Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona
Makeup: Beauty Mark

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: Documentary Associates

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