Jane Austen inspired wedding visions in Kestrel Park



Who does not know her – Jane Austen, the great British writer of the Regency period. With satirical and amusing undertones and biting irony, she wrote numerous novels about her life themes of love, marriage and wedlock, reflecting the zeitgeist of the 18th century.

Inspired by this great author and the picturesque setting of Kestrel Park, photographers Andrew and Anna of Dear Lovers Photography along with wedding planners from Crowned Events and a great team created this beautiful editorial. Stylish elegance and form-fitting aesthetics come together in an artful setting.

Fine art photographers Dear Lovers Photography enchant us with their stunning imagery that completely captivates us.

From Dear Lovers: “Being from New Zealand, I’ve always had a special affection for anything that reminds me of my English heritage and wanted to create something different. Something that was old world, English inspired and romantic with some warm color and depth.

We chose the breathtaking Kestrel Park in Santa Ynez for this editorial, one of the most magical spots in Southern California straight out of a Jane Austen novel with its 19th-century style English country house and 100-acre grounds. We took advantage of Kestrel’s beautiful light, historic details and the fields that had turned golden in the summer heat to set the scene. With warm honey, cream and terra-cotta florals by the lovely ladies of Bloom Babes to compliment the delicate nature of the venue, a dream was brought to life.

Galia Lahav’s “Nevis” gown with the dramatic “Nova” skirt was the perfect feature piece to adorn our bride as she strolled through the gardens. Our groom wore a cream linen suit complimented by a brown wool vest inspired by Great Gatsby’s iconic suit.

Delicate paper goods by Epoch Design, paired alongside tea-stained vintage poems, antique accessories and warm florals added character and history to our couple’s getting ready details. A headdress by Maria Elena, all in gold to reflect the bleached golden fields and the vintage feel of the bride’s gown was the perfect finishing touch to her look.”





Videography, Photography + Design: Dear Lovers Films
Planning + Design: Crowned Events
Venue: Kestrel Park
Florals: Bloom Babes
Gown: Galia Lahav
Stationery: Epoch Design
Shoes: Something Bleu
Jewelry: Honey Jewelry Co
Hair + Makeup: Beauty Bespoken
Suit: Mango
Accessories: Christina Fez
Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab
Crown: Maria Elena
Veil: The Veiled Beauty
Table + Chair Rentals: Theoni Collection
Tabletop: borrowed BLU