Photos: Jay Premack Photography
Michael (top left) and Chris hosted their ceremony and reception at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. "We chose Woodend because of its natural beauty," says Michael. "It provided a rustic backdrop that complemented the formality of the event." The couple worked with Molly Bartkowski of Simply Vintage Event Management on the wedding details, which included florals by Janet Flowers Wedding and Event Designs. "We described our vision, then gave our florist artistic freedom," says Michael. "We were thrilled with the results." The centerpieces included gloriosa lilies, dusty miller, dahlias, and seeded eucalyptus in hues that complemented the wedding's color scheme of poppy red and slate gray.