Monday July 8 2013.


Today’s adorable couple Nicky and Flavius chose to celebrate their nuptials with a big Washington barn wedding, roping in their friends and family to help with the decor.  “With everyone’s help, everything turned out so perfect and we are so thankful for all the help everyone offered to make our day so special and memorable.”  And the results captured by Erick McVey, well just to die for….

washington barn wedding


Nicky found the perfect chic and simple lace dress from Jim Hjelm, teaming it with a wide ecru sash.  Jewellery was minimal to ensure the pretty jewel hairpiece was the focus.

jim hjelm bride


Nicky let her bridesmaids pick their own cream or nude colour dresses, keeping the rest of the styling relaxed by asking them to all wear their hair loose.

muted bridesmaids dresses


Bride Nicky explains their choice of Washington barn wedding location “For some reason Flav and I both have always been attracted to old barns… the architectural details, the purity, and how a building like this just speaks for itself, but we never really knew we would get married at a barn until we went and toured Red Barn Studios.”  The wood panel walls, vaulted ceiling and myriad of windows make it such a beautiful space for a wedding, don’t you think?

washington barn wedding details

Given the beauty of the barn venue itself, Nicky and Flavius wanted to keep the decor details minimal “We wanted the details that we included to seem as if those they belonged, and for everything to look cohesive and natural.”  The cream colour choice is perfect married with the wood and I love the use of succulents instead of flowers.

chic barnyard wedding

wedding succulents

And all those DIY projects well they included barrel bar, signage, reclaimed wood boxes for centrepieces and these awesome moss F and N letters amongst many others.

barrel bar wedding

moss letters wedding


In keeping with the understated chic feel of the day Groom Flavius wore a black, slim fit Ralph Lauren suit with bow tie.

erich mcvey photography

black bow tie wedding


The main lesson from today’s glorious barn wedding it that any DIY wedding projects take a lot more time than you think so don’t be afraid to ask friends and family to chip in.

washington barn wedding  photo


Photographer: Erick McVey 

Venue: Red Barn Studios

Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm

Flowers:  Form and Line Design

Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label, Shoes – Hugo Boss

Stationery: OOXX Invitations

Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos, Marshalls, Armani Exchange, Bhldn