As we have taken a step back to recharge for the second half of the 2022 wedding season, we can’t help but reflect back on all of the incredible weddings and events we have been a part of this year. Latoja and Zion’s Bellevue Chantilly wedding, for example. It was the perfect reflection of the work we love to do: putting a million gorgeous details together and executing them flawlessly. Their citrus and tangerine color palette was so fresh and so energizing. The second we got the photos back from their wedding photographer (the incredibly talented IMG Artistry), we couldn’t wait to share them here. If you have been looking for luxury wedding inspiration that’s joyful and colorful, you’ve just found it!
Before we jump into all the iconic details, let us just say that colorful wedding palettes are our absolute favorites. We live to make our couples’ wedding days uniquely theirs with an abundance of intricate details. NO detail is too small. If you have a vision for your wedding day, our team would love to help you bring it to life. You can learn more about working with us here, or head straight here to get in touch now.
It might be the wedding planner in me, but good design gives me chills. I loved putting together an incredibly talented wedding vendor team, so make sure you scroll to the end to see the credits! These are the kind of people you want in your corner. Every single detail was vibrant, joyful, and custom to Latoja and Zion. She was an absolute vision in her white wedding dress, and both Zion and his groomsmen looked sharp in their black tuxedos.
Are you considering a first look but are not sure you want to break tradition? If you want a private moment with your soon-to-be-spouse, consider a first touch instead. This was such a sweet moment between Latoja and Zion, we are dying to recreate it!
The sky lounge at Bellevue Chantilly is already a beautiful wedding venue, so we brought in tropical florals and bright accents to really make the space pop! On top of that, the women in Latoja’s wedding party were absolutely stunning in floor-length canary yellow bridesmaid dresses. I absolutely loved the ceremony altar installation we created for them, and we opted for a clear acrylic ceremony stand and clear pillars for the candles by the altar, as to not take away from the luscious statement piece we created for them. I can’t imagine a more jaw-dropping place to exchange your vows!
The vibrancy of the citrus color palette continued into their indoor wedding reception. Guests were welcomed with a pop of yellow for the seating chart, with gorgeous floral centerpieces enhanced with roses, orchids, and tulips at every table. As I was triple checking every detail, I also met with Latoja and Zion to show them the space. I have to admit – room reveals are my absolute favorite! It’s always rewarding to see months (and sometimes years!) of planning all come together. The only thing that can possibly make it better is the look of pure joy on our bride and groom’s face when they see the space!
We can’t imagine a more royal entry than the grand staircase at this Bellevue Chantilly wedding! Before guests arrived at the reception, Latoja and Zion took a moment to pose with their wedding party. It felt absolutely regal (like the rest of the wedding reception!) and we were here for it.
We want every wedding we design to be beautiful, but we also want it to be a great time. I don’t think anyone could have stopped Latoja and Zion, together with their family and friends, from having one of the best nights of their lives. The wedding reception was filled with romantic moments (like their first dance!), touching speeches, and a LOT of laughter. We can’t help but think this is the perfect start to what’s sure to be a marvelous marriage!
This wedding day has come and gone, but I can’t stop melting a little when I look back at this design. It was beyond refreshing to create something so vibrant and bursting with punchy tangerine and citrusy elements! The 2022 wedding season has been so rewarding in so many ways and we have really been pushing the limits over here at JHWE. Our wonderful couples’ are trusting us to bring their vision to life in ways that feel royal and luxurious. We can’t wait to design more. If you are looking for a team to help you bring your wedding day vision to life, we would be thrilled to hear from you. You can connect with us here, or join us over on Instagram for more boundary-pushing design inspiration.
DC Event Planner: Jayne Heir Weddings and Events
Photography & Videography: IMG Artistry
Florals and Decor: Trebella Events
Luxury Rentals: Nostalgia Event Rentals, Select Event Group & BLuxe Event Rentals
Wedding Venue: The Bellevue Chantilly
DJ: DJ Oxygen
360 Booth: The JD Experience
Cake: Buttercream Bake Shop
Staging, Dancefloor Wrap, Production: The Lightsource Company
Catering: Get Plated Catering
Bridal Gown: Pantora Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Babes
Hair: Olaitin Olay
Makeup: TMUA Makeup Artist
Tuxedo: Brian Alexander Bespoke
Stationery & Event Branding: Wilori Lane