Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last couple of months, I’m sure you’ve spent some time perusing SMP’s Destination Blog. And I have a feeling you, like me, have been daydreaming the days away, thinking of far off lands boasting the most special weddings. Well, I have good news for you this Monday morning, LBBers. Our very favorite Pineapple Productions has brought the romance and glamour of Paris to our nation’s very own capitol, Washington D.C. with this wedding inspiration. Shot by Red Shoes Photography, this shoot is just what we’ve been waiting for – a bit of the fabulous destination wedding right here on our own turf. C’est magnifique, oui? Click here for more in the full image gallery!

From Pineapple Productions … Using a stylishly designed and letterpressed save the date as inspiration for this photo shoot, we went with neutral colors with a pop of beet purple to create an eclectic and whimsical setting.   Neutral linens, with a purple plate and glass helped to bring in that color that tied everything together.

Meridian International Center was the perfect backdrop with its Parisian look and feel, with elaborate gardens and quirky Linden trees which were bare in the late winter.  A lacy and vintage inspired Claire Pettibone dress fit in well with the gauzy fabrics and wrought iron gates throughout the property.

The dessert buffet was also French-inspired with passion fruit with milk chocolate and orange-ginger macarons and lime and pistachio with green tea madeleines.  It was filled in with some white chocolate maltballs, Jelly Bellys and sour grapefruit slices.

Photography: Red Shoes Photography / Flowers: Philippa Tarrant Floral Designs / Event Design: Arney Walker of Pineapple Productions / Desserts: The Sweet Lobby / Event Rentals: DC Rental / Reception Location: Meridian International Center / Invitations: Designed by Ellie Goedeker, letterpressed by Gilah Press / Calligraphy: Arney Walker Calligraphy / Dress: Claire Pettibone, Kleinfeld’s Bridal