Happy Tuesday! We are slowly but surely making our way toward Christmas and the New Year and we are super excited! Today we are bringing you some of the best bridal parties of 2016. We know that your entourage is an integral part of your big day, and they often deserve a standing ovation for putting up with everything that goes into the wedding planning process. We also know that they are always fabulously dressed (because you probably picked out their duds!) and often the life of the party, so we wanted to bring them into the spotlight for a day! In some of our favorites below, we love the use of color, accessories, and stunning details present in these DC area wedding parties!
This bridal party didn’t let a little rain dampen their day! With the cheerful hues of pink present in the bridesmaid’s dresses and the groomsmen’s trendy bow ties, who needs sunshine? Kristen Gardner Photography was able to really get some great contrast going between the dreary sky and the soft gowns in this wedding at Woodlands at Algonkian. We absolutely love how the yellows and oranges of the bouquets offset the pinks in the gowns and how the pop of pink on the bow ties paired exceptionally well with the navy suits.
We love when couples are able to embrace both of their faiths on their big day. Weaving different backgrounds into one ceremony and reception really brings everyone together and always making for a unique aesthetic that portrays both a couple’s similarities and differences. We can’t get enough! From the groomsmen in tallitot and the women in traditional Pakistani garb, we are blown away by these beautiful bridal parties. Procopio Photography was able to get some pretty amazing shots of these groups in this rustic Thorpewood wedding!
With the amazing Cathedral and LongView Gallery as this bridal parties’ backdrop, we love how the purple ombre really pops! The bride and groom went with very neutral creams and gold for their design and decor, letting the colors of the wedding party stand out; we think DuHon Photography captured this perfectly. Ombre is always one of our favorites so we had to include these lovely ladies and gents!
Is there anything more fun than matching floral robes to get ready in? We are swooning over these girly floral robes worn by each of the bridesmaids before the big day at The Mansion at Valley Country Club. Floral robes are an amazing bridesmaid gifts that your ladies are sure to love and wear over and over again! We love how Marta Locklear was able to capture these lovely ladies in their robes and then in their beautiful light pink bridesmaid’s gowns that were unique to each woman while maintaining a unified color.
These ladies had some beautiful floral robes as well, but we couldn’t stop staring at their stunning gowns for the evening! While they were all incredibly different and clearly fit each unique taste, the overall neutral color story really packs a big punch! Genevieve Leiper Photography took some pretty amazing pictures of these ladies at Morais Vineyard, but we are obsessed with shot of their backs as it really shows off some beautiful details.
Thank you so much for checking out today’s roundup of our favorite 2016 wedding parties. Stay tuned this week for more of our favorites! For more wedding vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more amazing local ideas, check out our wedding inspiration galleries and other Washington DC area real weddings.