A Formal Engagement
Our annual wedding issue is one of the most most exciting shoots of the year. By the end of the day, it felt as if we were getting ready for a reception. Our setting is the Jefferson Hotel, commonly known as Washington’s most discerning hotel.
These looks are inspired by the hotel’s beaux arts interior, originally built in 1923 and renovated in 2009. The lobby and restaurant, Plume, are decorated in warm grays with orange accents. Our favorite space is the dining room’s Bird’s Nest table, lined with books. The looks feature flowing silk crepe, fringes, headpieces and costume jewelry galore. Dramatic makeup is the finishing touch.
Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s years in France, this opulent, yet comfortable, bridal suite is decorated in French antiques, prints and paintings, along with paneled wood floors. The corner suite’s southeastern exposure allowed sunlight beautifully illuminated these “brides-to-be.”
Photography Yvonne Taylor Models Willow Amura & Dina Shamimova Hair Luigi Parasmo of Luigi Parasmo Salon Makeup Makeup by Flaminia Garioni of Luigi Parasmo Salon Production Assistants Sara Gilgore, John Paul Hamilton, & Gwendolyn Shearman
Look 1 & 2 Dress by Monique Lhuillier from Carine’s Bridal Atelier Jewelry, Vaubel Green earrings from Dalton Pratt Jewelry, Ash Moonstone Ring from Carine’s Bridal Atelier Jewelry, Jose pin from Dalton Pratt Clutch by Maria Elena Headpieces from Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Look 3 Dress by Rivini from Carine’s Bridal Atelier Jewelry Cheryl King, antique oval bracelet from Dalton Pratt Jewelry Alyne Square, crystal bracelet from Carine’s Bridal Atelier Headpiece by Maria Elena Headpieces from Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Look 4 dress by Marchesa from Carine’s Bridal Atelier Jewelry, Pyrite necklace (worn as bracelet) from Dalton Pratt Jewelry, Samira necklace (worn as headband) from Dalton Pratt Stole by Temperley London from Carine’s Bridal Atelier