We're excited to share this Modern Romantic French Garden Estate Inspired Shoot by Events by Edz. Edna chose this venue for this collaboration not only because of its magical and elegant feel but because of the inspiring story on how the owners made their dream estate happen. They've celebrated wonderful memories with their families and friends here. Now, they are happy to share the place to couples wanting to celebrate their special day. During the shoot, all wedding vendors were just so amazing and filled with good vibes and positivity.
You can view all the photos in the full gallery here. The event was photographed by Misty C Photography.
Behind everything lies a story. Our venue for this editorial shoot, Oakshire Estate & Airfield, has a unique story behind its beautifully detailed estate. Russ Wilkinson, the dreamer behind all this, was just a boy when he dreamt up a detailed plan for the estate he hoped to one day build. Later on in life, he and his wife, Cate Wilkinson, bought more than 100 acres in central Washington's Yakima Valley. They went on to landscape and design the dream Russ Wilkinson once had. That dream is now the Oakshire Estate & Airfield, a sprawling country estate that can host anything from small, intimate gatherings to large and grand events.
The estate features a romantic tree-lined avenue leading to a stately brick mansion, lush green lawns, a tranquil pond, a fenced horse pasture, a diverse grove of trees, and even a private airfield. This wedding inspiration styled shoot, planned and designed by Events by Edz, showcases a French Garden theme, which is just one of the many beautiful things that you carry out here.
An inviting tree canopy surrounds the couple, creating a breezy, romantic pathway. Maple trees grace the sides of the paved road to create an elegant backdrop that can be used for receptions and ceremonies.
An elegant garden inspired tablescape sweeps across a wooden farmhouse table, surrounded by matching wooden cross-backed chairs. Votives of varying shades of blues, greens, blush, and coral are interspersed across a white table runner. Brass pedestal vases filled with white and coral flowers enhance this already magnificent spread. Exquisite white charger plates are adorned with blue watercolor flowers. Upon these lie white salad and dinner plates, along with a slate colored table linen, a navy and white menu card, and a blush colored place card with a custom made navy wax seal.
Personal charcuterie boards, beautifully created by Catering Creations by Toni, are placed upon this beautiful blue tableware. White and gold cutlery complement the assortment of blues across this wonderful tablescape. Above all this wonder, reception tables are framed by slate colored tulle swags and greenery. Vintage chandeliers hang from this tulle waterfall, which creates a stunning aesthetic.
A romantic vignette is set before the Oakshire Mansion. A rose-colored sofa is decorated with blue, orange, and white pillows, and is surrounded by bouquets of white and coral flowers.
Holding a fresh bouquet of white flowers arranged by My Garden Over Floweth, the bride is shown wearing a stunning white, V-neck wedding dress, provided by Amy’s Bridal Boutique, with a lace bodice and lace sleeves. Her shoes, provided by Bella Belle Shoes, are champagne gold-colored d’orsay heels, with lace detailing, and a ribbon ankle tie. The groom is wearing a navy blue tuxedo, a black bowtie, and a boutonniere.
Beautiful balloons in shades of robin eggs blue, blush, and coral, arranged by Up Balloon Boutique, form the word “Love” behind the couple. Luscious green foliage surrounds them both as they sit on a luxurious gold and ivory brocade loveseat.
The cake table, covered with a delicate lace tablecloth from Nuage design, holds a pastel blue cake by Frost Me Sweet. The cake design was inspired by the Oakshire Mansion's beautiful facade. The cake is embellished with small white rose decorations and coral roses.
The Ceremony Area
The Knight, a lush green field surrounded by oak trees at Oakshire Estate & Airfield, creates an enchanting atmosphere for the wedding ceremony to take place. A large wooden cross stands in the center, surrounded by white and coral ground floral installments. Loose white petals line the ceremony aisle.
Charming invitations by Carly All Red feature exclusive sage-colored envelopes superimposed with gold lettered calligraphy, which showcases the event’s location at the Oakshire Estate & Airfield. Upon these envelopes, lie elegant white stationery inscribed with teal calligraphy, as well as a rendering of the facade of the Oakshire Mansion.
The beautiful stationery set is presented with a pastel orange rose with tufts of green ferns, together with a small, white circular tray filled with unique vintage stamps.
The classic wedding ring set of diamonds and platinum from Trumpet & Horn. are showcased in a velvet-lined turquoise ring box. The engagement ring, of mid-century design, has a round, brilliant cut diamond at the center, flanked by smaller round and marquise-shaped diamonds.