Calling all Kate Spade fans: You need to see this shoot


Casey Hendrickson Photography 

As the temperature rises, so does our love for the combination of clean lines and all things bright and beautiful. And what better to serve as inspiration than Kate Spade New York, the iconic brand that showed us “live colorfully” can be a mindset?

Of course, it can be a wedding theme, too.

Kick it off with a gorgeous champagne brunch with your bridesmaids, complete with robes from Plum Pretty Sugar, delicious treats from Amelie’s, and a four-legged Westie friend (Molly, our photographer’s own!) donning a perfect pink bow. The green wall at Foundation for the Carolinas in uptown Charlotte is the perfect spot.

Casey Hendrickson Photography
Casey Hendrickson Photography

Like us, wardrobe stylist Whitley Adkins Hamlin of The Queen City Style, loves a good bow on a bridal gown. Check out this floral horsehair sash and two-piece gown from J. Majors Bridal Boutique.

And when it comes to the details, is there a better pairing than striped braces and a polka-dot bow-tie with a bold, colorful bouquet? The bright hues—courtesy of peonies, orange coxcomb and green hanging amaranthus—add the prettiest pops of personality.

Your bridesmaids don’t have to match, but do keep a consistent color palette, like with these dresses from J. Majors. The combination of black, white, and looks lovely in many styles and complements the colorful decor.

And while you don’t want your affair to appear too studied, attention to detail matters. See how well this wow-factor sparkler pairs nicely with some glittery Kate Spade peep-toes?

Beauty Asylum achieves hair and makeup perfection—simple, classic, with a few pops of pink—and jewelry from Aubre’s Bridal and Kristin Hayes Jewelry complete the look.

Now for the magnificent tablescape, designed by Elegant and Classy Events, which features a rainbow of bright florals from Chelish Moore Flowers and dinnerware from Evermore Classic & Vintage Rentals. The black-and-white striped tablecloth is the perfect complement to a playful menu with bold teal letters and a pink bow, created by the amazing Elle Dee Designs.

And that cake! Kate Spade herself would fall for the bow, stripes and flawless peony gum paste flowers, created by Sky’s the Limit Bridal Sweets. 

Casey Hendrickson Photography
Casey Hendrickson Photography

Casey Hendrickson Photography
Venue Foundation for the Carolinas
Floral design Chelish Moore Flowers
Design and Décor Elegant and Classy Events

Casey Hendrickson Photography
Casey Hendrickson Photography

Wardrobe Styling Whitley Adkins Hamlin of The Queen City Style
Dresses J. Majors Bridal Boutique
Bowtie and braces: R. Hanauer Bowties
Hair, Makeup Beauty Asylum
Invitations and paperie Elle Dee Designs
Cake Sky’s the Limit Bridal Sweets
Dessert Buffet Amelie’s French Bakery
Cinemagraphs Meagan Abell
Table Setting Evermore Classic and Vintage Rentals
Jewelry Aubre’s Bridal, Kristin Hayes Jewelry
Tuxedo Pants The Bride’s Choice
Robes Plum Pretty Sugar
Bride and Groom: Victoria Payne and John Paul Ruth II
Bridesmaids: Sydni Brawley (white and pink dress), Carla Carter (white top, black skirt), Katia Bereznitskaia (striped dress), Mimi Vang (black top, white skirt, pink sash).


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