Virginia is known for its mountains and landscapes, but our cities are also fairly chic and trendy. Some brides choose to have an urban wedding, and having a rooftop one (even without grass) is a fun idea! I hope that you all can take inspiration in this styled shoot from flowers and styling to the color scheme.
Here is what the photographer had to say about the shoot…
Our styled rooftop wedding at the Springfield Marriott was inspired by the debonair style of the 50s. We created a cocktail-style event using the city landscape to enhance the look and feel of a classy evening affair. Our goal was to meld classic elegance with simple modern day allure. We used a mixture of textures and tones paired with shades of white, teal, peach, and gray.
A gorgeous Allure lace wedding gown set the mood for the shoot, accented with a classic birdcage veil. The tux and bowtie worn by the groom provided a clean and classic look reminiscent of a 1950s gentleman. The rooftop setting makes you feel as though you are on top of the world. The grassy stretch and landscaping provide an intimate space that feels secluded even though it is located in the midst of a bustling city.
We created a focal point at the altar using white branches adorned with dahlias, orchids, silver brunia, and greenery mixed with metal accents. “Tears of Joy” packets offer a few tissues for guests during an emotional moment. To add a pop of color to the chairs, we used varying widths and colors of ribbon tied loosely to the backs of the chairs along the aisle. The cocktail lounge on the rooftop patio offers a place for guests to sit and sip a martini or smoke a cigar, both classic 50s past times. Guests could find their escort card on the lace backed card display.
Inside the ballroom, the table design incorporated an urban chic feel using mercury vases paired with the soft colors and textures in the floral arrangements. The calligraphy seating cards and teal chargers offer a sophisticated element with a modern twist. Small handmade peach boxes hold locally made candies for guests to take home and enjoy. An elegant white cake with sugar flowers continues the simple and stylish manner of the event. At night, we took advantage of the glowing cityscape with some shots of the couple. The buildings and darkening sky provided a dramatic backdrop, a romantic ending to the shoot.
- Photographer: Snap Shots Unlimited Photography LLC
- Event Planner: Eutopia Events
- Floral Designer: Edge Floral
- Reception Venue: Springfield Marriott
- Dress Store: Bancroft Bridals
- Cake Designer: Cakes by Amanda
- Linens and Coverings: P.S. Event Rentals
- Calligrapher: Megan Chapin Calligraphy
- Makeup Artist: Crystal Vazquez & Company
- Jewelry: Cleary Jewelers