From the Archives: Whimsical Wedding Gown Inspiration

Our bride dons stunning dresses inspired by the beauty of nature.

Take a look at “Bride to Bee,” a Washingtonian Bride & Groom feature that brings a little whimsy to bridal fashion while showcasing traditional accents such as floral taffeta, silk, and lace. This photo shoot took place at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland—the perfect backdrop to our nature-inspired shoot. Since Woodend Sanctuary’s landscape wasn’t in full bloom, we turned to Amaryllis Floral + Event Design, which provided fresh floral arrangements for an even lusher look. Keep reading to see all the beautiful gowns, the classic accessories, and the picturesque location. 

Creative Direction: Design Army

Photography: Cade Martin

Text: Kate Bennett

Model: Kristine Zandmane, MC2 Model Management

Hair & Makeup: Dean Krapf for Lluminaire Salon

Stylist: Pascale Lemaire for T.H.E. Artist Agency

Shot On Location At: Woodend Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society

Special Thank You To: Amaryllis Floral + Event Design

This article is featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Summer/Fall 2013 issue.