On a weekend planned to celebrate their six-year dating anniversary, Jacob proposed to Simone after dessert at one of her favorite restaurants. Their late-summer “garden romance” indoor nuptials featured elaborate florals at every turn and a palette of blush, nude, mauve, and burgundy. After exchanging vows, the newlyweds dined at a sweetheart table beneath a 12-foot floral canopy—a last-minute addition that Simone says was “worth every penny.” The couple’s favorite detail was the custom bar and its floral design.
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The bride also especially loved the holographic foil menus and the mother-of-pearl-inlay table numbers. Dinner featured scallops with cauliflower purée and truffle sauce followed by a choice of beef tenderloin, duck, or portobello mushroom. Plates of tiramisu-inspired espresso-bean sponge cake and vanilla sponge cake with vanilla mousseline and strawberries completed the meal. Friends and family took home keepsakes snapped in a black-and-white, “Kardashian-style” photo booth.
Planning and design: Jayne Heir Weddings and Events
Florist: Sophie Felts Floral Design
Lighting and production: The LightSource Company
Officiant: Ceremonies by Shelby
Hairstylist: Quarita Futrell
Makeup artist: Taylor Simpson Artistry
Photo booth: Photoshoot Fresh
Videographer: Sok Vision
Photographer: David Abel
This wedding originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of Washingtonian.