The wedding dress is always a critical element of the wedding day – but some days it steals the show and actually provides inspiration for your whole wedding design. This French blue dress from Kate McDonald Bridal did just that – it inspired Kaleb Norman James to design a shoot for the Le Collectif workshop at Kestrel Park.
The French-inspired invitation suite from Grey & Cake set the tone for the day. Delivered in a wrapped parcel, it made the guests feel even more special when they opened the suite. A vintage ring sat in a bevel The Mrs. Box as the perfect accent to the flatlay styled by Kaleb.
This Kate McDonald gown is covered with delicate floral appliques. The blue tone is the perfect touch for something a little different on a wedding day. Our model wore her hair pulled back in a loose bun to show off her delicate circular earrings. Her makeup by Jen Lagers was fresh and clean. She carried a garden-style bouquet filled with lilacs, distant drum roses and spirea.
Under the Kestrel Park oaks, the intimate dinner took place. The velvet mauve chairs were the perfect mix of modern and timeless. Candles lined the table, and centerpieces overflowing with lilac sat before each guest. The letterpress menu sat atop handmade ceramic dish ware.
The three-tiered wedding cake mimicked the wedding gown – a soft blue hue with delicate colorful detailing. It was just as delicious as it looked – the perfect ending to a wonderful Kestrel Park wedding.
Photographer: The Ganeys // Workshop: Le Collectif Gathering // Host Designer and Florist: Kaleb Norman James // Host Photographers: Maria Lamb and Amanda K Photo Art // Paper Goods: Grey & Cake // Venue: Kestrel Park // Videography: Our Story Creative // Styling Surfaces: Locust Collection // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Rentals: Theoni Collection // Linens: La Tavola // Hair and Make-up: Jen Lagers // Cake: Lele Patisserie // Gown Designer: Kate McDonald Bridal // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Veils + Jewelry: All About Romance // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab