This styled wedding will transport you to a tropical paradise. The twist is that this paradise is located in the couple’s home state of Washington, DC. This wedding inspiration is for couples who want the ambiance, feel, and look of a tropical wedding without the stress of the new travel requirements. Welcome to “Paradise Without a Passport“!

Such places do exist, and it takes the right group of vendors to bring that vision to life. The pandemic has come with a set of challenges and travel has been a great ordeal. Nestled along the Potomac River right outside of Washington, DC is a magnificent southern charm estate that offers a waterside view and an island feel. Weatherly Farm coordinated perfectly as the backdrop for this styled wedding. The collaborators behind the shoot including Event Planner Lavish Creations by Tiffany and Floral Designer Perfectly Adorned Event Décor were inspired by couples that dream of a destination wedding but can’t have one due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The wedding features a mobile cigar lounge and unique elements like an 8ft Magazine Prop Box which showcased the custom 3-tiered, hand-painted cake. The cake and invitations are both replicas of the estate venue which added a personal touch. The bride wore a Maggie Sottero gown styled by Rosalin Bridal. She had a traditional look and her gown contained elements of lace with a full skirt bodice. Her cathedral veil moved like the waves of the water and softly flowed in the breeze. The groom was styled by Old Town Tuxedos. His attire conveyed a look of sleek yet casual and a statement of comfort. 

All the elements of this wedding coordinated to to represent natural beauty and a vibrant elegance that is transformed into a tropical oasis for the couple.

Special thanks to Perfectly Adorned Event Décor for transporting our readers to a tropical paradise.

Vendor Collaboration

Model: Candace & Shawn // Dress Store: Rosalin Bridal // Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Tuxedo by Sarno // Venue: Weatherly Farm // Second Shooter: Quamina Image // Other: Nicole Ford Marketing // Invitation Designer: Black Frame Creative // Makeup Artist: Jaded Beauty Makeup Artistry // Equipment Rentals: Select Event Group // Other: Dapper Lounge // Bakery: Kianna’s Kreations // Event Planner: Lavish Creations by Tiffany // Floral Designer: Perfectly Adorned Event Décor // Photographer: 3LindVision Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights