Lush woodlands provide the backdrop for one couple's festive celebration featuring vibrant colors and modern florals.

The couple, who legally wed in Washington, DC, the day before, hosted a 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."

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from brides.com