Ultraviolet wedding at VisArts Center in Rockville, MD

January 5, 2019

The VisArts Center in Rockville, MD is a super-cool, modern venue that I got to decorate for the first time.  Artist studios and gallery exhibitions welcome guests into a modern ballroom with floor to ceiling windows.  My favorite part was the rooftop ceremony site overlooking Rockville Town Center.  I loved bringing the soft touch of an all-greenery arch to this modern, “concrete jungle” rooftop.

Nicole wanted a garden style plum and lavender bouquet, with matching ribbon tails.  For this bouquet, I used lavender stock, spray roses, lisianthus, limonium, roses and zinnias.  I also used plum larkspur, and white veronica and mums.  My favorite touch might have been the steel grey roses!  Plus, I can never get enough custom ribbon tails, and this bouquet was no exception!

Of course, I love talking about the bouquet-it’s usually the show-stopper.  But there are other fun elements to the bridal party and I was lucky enough to get a few “glamour shots” of the floral cuffs and boutonnieres that I created for the bridal party.  This corsage was created on a brass wrist cuff.  I like this method best because it is a modern take on the traditional old bundle of flowers attached to a floppy elastic band.  This cuff had lavender spray roses, white gomphrenia, limonium, and larkspur blossoms.  The boutonniere uses matching elements and was wrapped in a light grey ribbon.

I love this shot of the centerpieces, not only because it’s a gorgeous shot of my designs, but it also highlights those floor to ceiling windows of the ballroom.  I used a frosted silver footed bowl, and filled it with flowers to match Nicole’s bouquet with a few salvia and purple gomphrenia flying high above!  The second centerpiece design was a romantic white lantern with flowers spilling out of all sides!

Can we talk about this amazing cake?? I love the dripping purple icing over the naked cake!  Fresh flowers are always the perfect finishing touch!


One thing that makes designing a wedding easier is having amazing product.  This wedding was the beginning of a beautiful relationship with one of my favorite local flower farmers, Julianne, of Petal Patch Flower Farm.  The salvia, gomphrenia and zinnias came from her wonderful farm! I am super grateful to have such amazing product available to me here in Frederick, MD.

Here are some more of my favorite images from this beautiful day!


Vendor Credits:

Planner | Rachel Kendall Events

Photographer | Jess Latos Photography

Cake | Custom Cake Design

Venue | VisArts Center