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Soft pastels and retro diner vibes unite in this Brooklyn-inspired breezy and fun editorial shoot.  Modern and elegant, chic and playful, the shoot designed by Davis Row keeps playful details sophisticated with incredible florals by HellaBloom, graphic colorfully-muted invitations by Bella Figura, a stunning Berta gown and pastel Rosemilk ceramic tableware. We love the happiness that exudes from every image Kate Edwards Weddings captured at King Tai restaurant and we know you will too!

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Photography: Kate Edwards Weddings // Producer/Designer: Davis Row // Floral Design: HellaBloom // Stationery: Bella Figura // Venue: King Tai // Gown: Berta // Beauty & Grooming: Willow House Beauty // Assist: Siel Martha Timperman // Women’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall // Cake: LadyBird Bakery // Suit: Zara // Men’s Accessories: The Tie Bar // Ceramics: Rosemilk // Tabletop Rentals: The Tabletop Company // Linens: Nuage Designs

 

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Glowing, dreamy late-summer vibes abound in this stunning editorial from a Le Collectif Gathering  workshop. Designer and florist-extraordinaire  Kaleb Norman James, brings a palette of dusty pastels to life in Kestrel Park—a magnificent 100-acre property featuring an English country house, gardens and stables. A french blue, textural Kate McDonald Bridal, mauve velvet dining chairs, a beveled blue The Mrs. Box, old world pink-centric invitations by Grey & Cake and Lele Patisserie bring the look to life. The Ganeys were behind the lens capturing all the gorgeous early fall details in these beautiful images.

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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

 

Warm, rich florals play against the endless green of an Italian vineyard ready for harvest in Sisti&Co.‘s gorgeous Endless Summer editorial. Juicy grapes, rich, fragrant blooms, a hazy sun and a delicately textured gown fade into the background as summer begins to fade into autumn at Cordiano Winery. Details included stationery by Jen Simpson Design, florals by Sisti&Co. and Tono + Co silk ribbon. Makes us want to grab an Aperol spritz while taking in the countryside. Lucky for us, Alice Ahn Photography‘s stunning images give us a pretty good taste of all the romance.

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Photographer: Alice Ahn Photography // Floral Design, Styling & Planning: Sisti&Co. // Papergoods: Jen Simpson Design // Venue: Cordiano Winery // Gowns: Amanda James Bridal // MUAH: BeLoved Hair and Makeup // Model: Casey Verdugo // Linens: Luxe Linen // Tabletop: VIETRI, Inc. // Rings: Kasia Jewelry // Ribbon: Tono + Co // Rentals: Adore Folklore

 

Anat and Keenan’s family traveled from afar for their 3-day wedding event en Paris. With the help of  planner Laurence Beal, the couple incorporated so much personality, and highlights from ‘the city of love’ into their big day including a Seine river dinner cruise rehearsal dinner, a bachelorette party in Disneyland, and a chateau ceremony and reception at Pavillon de Musique de la comtesse du Barry. The pale pink, light blue and gold palette is magical and shines in the florals by Lily Paloma which included a scene-stealing, voluminous ceremony arch. Other details include macaron favors and a our signature cocktail called the “Lavi(e) en rose”—a play on the bride’s maiden name and an adorably simple combination of pink bubbly and cotton candy. Lucky for us, Matthieu Bondon  was on hand to capture all the details—and spectacular Parisian scenery—in these lovely photos.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The wedding was most special as all our loved ones traveled from far and wide to be with us for the three-day event. As Paris is the city of love, it was the perfect backdrop and was also a perfect reflection of how we felt in our hearts both due to our guests and due to us getting wed. It was also so much fun to have everyone stay together in the Hotel La Perle Saint Germain and enjoy different activities throughout. On our first night, we held a Seine river dinner cruise as our rehearsal dinner. On the second day my bridesmaids and I went to Disneyland, whilst the bachelor party went to a Ju-Jitsu lesson in the morning (one of Keenan’s hobbies) and later explored Paris. All this was the lead up to day three, our wedding day which to us was a dream-come-true. Finally on day four we all gathered for a final breakfast before everyone headed home.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I actually found it quite a challenge to settle on a wedding dress and ended up buying two and going back and forth between which is the right one for me…. however once the Yolan Cris gown was tailored to my measurements it was a no-brainer decision to make. Keenan (who knew about the dress indecision, without seeing the dresses) was ecstatic when he saw me for the first time in the reveal and said it was perfect in every way and that he could not have pictured anything better suited, so I was over the moon.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

As French regulation doesn’t allow for non-residents to get wed, we actually held an official (and Jewish traditional), family only, 12 person event prior to our wedding in France. This worked out well as when it came to the celebration, we could make it completely personalized to us.

We didn’t have a particular theme but early on I created a list of different things that had meaning to us as a couple or that were of significance to our history and started DIY projects to incorporate these throughout. Examples of these were our aisle runner which had all the important dates of relationship, or our display of wedding photos from our parents’ and grandparents’ weddings, as a sort of family tree. Additionally, a nod to our Jewish traditional ceremony was the beer and wine labels we created that had a picture from our first wedding and had L’Chaim (to life) written on them. To add a flair of Disney and a whimsical feel, we had garden games in the cocktail hour and had a Mickey and Minnie sitting on the moon as our cake topper (which also tied in well to our first dance song “Moon River”). We also chose wedding colors (pale pink, light blue, gold) to incorporate and to facilitate bringing all these elements together. Finally, we wanted to add detail to reflect the magnificent venue we were lucky enough to hold our wedding in, the Pavillon de musique de la comtesse du Barry and also some 1920s glam which funnily enough meshed well together. For the venue, some French highlights were giving everyone a macaroon favor, our champagne tower and our signature cocktail the Lavi(e) en rose, (a play on my last name), which was the simplest thing ever to make just pink bubbly and cotton candy. The 1920s elements we incorporated were a moon photo booth and  hats, masks, hairpieces (which I made) that we gave out to our guests during the band’s session (who played 1920s music and some Disney songs in that style).  It was a mish-mash of everything, perfectly depicting our personalities and it all ended up flowing seamlessly together.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Keenan and I have two parts of the day which we consider to be the most memorable. The first was the ceremony in its entirety, having had the opportunity to completely DIY it, it felt very pure and genuinely us from thanking our parents for showing us through example what it is to have healthy marriages, to the alchemist passage we chose as a reading, to the breaking of the glass reflecting our Jewish faith and of course our vows which we revealed to each other on the day. The second moment was our first dance to the song  “Moon River” a song that has meant a lot to us throughout our relationship and encapsulates who we are as a couple. We had a choreographed routine, got our amazing band for the night Swing’it Dixieband to preform a live version of the song and all the guests held sparklers, so there was a real magical feeling in the air.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Keenan and I met in college (we both have different opinions as to when the first encounter was, but certainly in the first few days of our first year). We were friends for a while and even before we became a couple I would tell my friends that if we were to end up together it would likely last a long, long time. In 2010, on my birthday, we kissed and the rest was history! We were boyfriend and girlfriend for about 6 years before one night when we were visiting London to organize our move there, he popped the question in our hotel room, champagne and flowers in tow. There were lots of tears and a big ecstatic yes!

Photographer: Matthieu Bondon // Wedding planner: Laurence Beal // Flowers: Lily Paloma // Venue: Pavillon de Musique de la comtesse du Barry // Reveal/ getting ready photos: Hotel La Perle Saint Germain // Bride’s Dress: Yolan Cris // Hair and Makeup: Harold James // Catering/wedding cake: Erisay // Band: Swing’it Dixieband

 

Dusty peach and blush create an elegant palette that’s perfect for a fall bride looking to incorporate soft pinks in a seasonally appropriate way. Alexa Kay Events and team designed the look with the crisp white backdrop of The White Sparrow Barn. Gold accents on the table setting and whimsical, delicate florals by Olive Grove Design keep things elegant and romantic. and gold accents on the stationery by Sarah Ann Design and cake by Bella Noel Bakery continue the layered warmth. Photographer Laylee Emadi Photo was on hand to capture all the details in the gorgeous images below.

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Planning + Design: Alexa Kay Events // Photographer: Laylee Emadi Photo // Associate Photographer: Gaby Caskey Photo // Floral: Olive Grove Design // Stationery: Sarah Ann Design // Venue: The White Sparrow Barn // Cake: Bella Noel Bakery // Dress + Jewelry: WED Bridal Boutique // Inside Rentals: Warehouse Rose Events // Outside Rentals: Top Tier Event Rentals // H+MU: Brite Bar Beauty // Veil: Kathryn Ann Bridal // Ring: Local Eclectic // Ribbon + Runner: Oh Be Joyful Creative // Linens: AM Linen Rental // Models: Brailey Smith & Spencer Stegall