An Anderson House Wedding With a Green and Yellow Design

The colors, lights, and candles set a romantic, glowing scene.

Elizabeth, now an attorney, developed a crush on Malcolm, now a climate-­research officer for the World Bank, when they were in first grade together in Arlington. More than a decade later, after each had moved out of town, serendipity brought them together again at Whitlow’s on Wilson when they were home for Christmas. The inspiration for their Anderson House nuptials was “springtime floral in DC,” and the pair agrees that the flowers were their favorite part of the day.

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“I love how Jenn [the florist] selected seasonal blooms that were all scented,” says the bride. “She put cut gardenias on our table settings, which was so amazing.” Designed to feel cozy and whimsical, the ceremony space glowed with candles, and the tented outdoor reception featured hues of yellow, green, and cream. The couple presented guests with miniature bottles of rosé from Boxwood, a Middleburg vineyard near Elizabeth’s mom’s home, and Hubs Virginia Peanuts.


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The Details


Planning and design: Cristina Calvert Weddings

Florist: Nature Composed

Invitations: Ruby the Fox

Caterer and cake: Susan Gage Caterers

Hairstylist: Shannon Marie Sheridan

Makeup artist: Makeup by Shirin

Bride’s attire: Chosen by KYHA

Groom’s attire: Christopher Kim’s Custom Tailoring

Bridesmaids’ attire: Cortana from Net-a-Porter

Groomsmen’s attire: Niccolo Giotto

Music: Two Rivers Chamber Music (ceremony); DJ Van Petty from MyDeejay (reception)

Transportation: RMA

Tent: Select Event Group

Draping: Fabrication Events

Rentals: DC Rental; Nüage Designs (linens)

Photographer: Lissa Ryan Photography

This wedding originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of Washingtonian.

Amy Moeller
Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.