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October 24, 2018

how to design the perfect wedding || a mt. washington mill dye house wedding dripping in ivy || baltimore, md


when you see impeccable wedding details and design, it’s easy to underestimate the hard work that has gone into it. behind every floral arrangement, linen choice, and paperie design, there’s intention and so many decisions that have been made. and this is where an amazing wedding planner can come in and save the day! the more destination weddings and d.c. weddings that we photograph and film, the more we come to realize the merit of a great planner.

we are so thrilled to have diana from the incredible eventi weddings sharing a few tips on designing the perfect wedding with you today. diana is one of the absolute best around– she has the cutest brick and mortar, hosts adorable floral workshops, and designs one-of-a-kind events in baltimore and beyond. we’re truly blown away time and time again by her work! her work has been published on the likes of martha stewart weddings, brides, and style me pretty, anddd she and her associate, lynn aaron, are those salt-of-the-earth types of people you just want to sit down and grab ice cream with to talk for hours on end.

we were thrilled to have been asked to photograph all of the details of this stunning mt. washington mill dye house wedding event in baltimore. because the wedding took place in the historic cotton mill/dye house,  diana pulled the idea of cotton through so many the elements of the design– from the florals to the invitations. and the hanging ivy installation was so stunning! it added such romance and intimacy to the event. combined with the floral-decked farm tables, the tapered candles, soft tones of the color palette, and glowing bistro lights, we couldn’t get enough of this design.

so without further ado, wedding design tips from eventi:

  1. hone in on your inspiration:
    when it comes to designing your event, think about what inspires you as a couple. If you’re working with a designer, give them a handful of things to consider but do not feel pressured to give them too much.
  2. trust your designer:
    keep it simple and trust the designer! a good designer should be able to take a few inspiration images and design an entire event.
  3. decide your focus:
    if you are tackling the entire design on your own, think about what you want your guests to remember from your wedding and make that your focus. of course great food and music is a huge priority but visually what do you want the take away to be?
  4. vary your palette:
    when we design events we focus quite a bit on layers and palettes. try not to get too hung up on the perfect color but work with an overall palette and color variations. That will help things feel natural and come together smoothly and seamlessly.

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thank you for the gorgeous inspiration + tips today, diana! we love you.
anna + mateo

photography: anna and mateo
event design, planning, and florals: eventi weddings
venue: mt. washington mill dye house
rentals: something vintage
paperie: ruby the fox
catering: copper kitchen


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