Michael & Chris in Chevy Chase, MD

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."