I absolutely adore Kate Spade’s designs, and I’m still in shock about her death earlier this year. Her designs offer great inspiration for wedding styling, and I totally fell in love with Maureen and Richard’s beautiful Kate Spade inspired garden party wedding.

In true Kate Spade style this wedding has a classic black and white vibe. There’s an abundance of bold monogram detailing, black and white stripes, and black bridesmaid dresses to complement Maureen’s beautiful white wedding dress. To contrast the black and white concept the couple added so many colourful, citrusy florals and gold accents to the mix, giving this garden party wedding such charm.

Invitations and flowers for colourful Kate Spade inspired wedding

Maureen and Richard dedicated so much care and attention to their special day. I love a bold colour palette for a summer wedding, and the pink, orange and green colours work perfectly with the black and white. The tablescapes are fabulous, with white table linen, white china plates set with a modern black and white menu, and gorgeous blooms that take centre stage. Cute little details pop up throughout too. Gold details add a pop of opulence to the styling, including gold pineapples, Mr & Mrs chair signs, candle votives and vases.

Spectacular, colourful florals feature heavily throughout the wedding, in beautiful bouquets, table flowers, and also in the garden area. This outdoor area made a wonderful chill-out lounge for guests to enjoy.

If you’re looking for colourful wedding ideas for our own big day, then you will love these Kate Spade inspired ideas. I hope you enjoy looking through Dana Cubbage Wedding’s beautiful pictures of Maureen and Richard’s big day.

Kate Spade Meets Garden Wedding

“We wanted our wedding to be polished yet fun, with tons of classic, Southern accents. Our design aesthetic was ‘Kate Spade meets garden wedding’, and we used lots of bold black and white stripes, pops of gold, and tons of bright flowers. It was important to us to use unique flowers and flower combinations too, instead of using the same old flowers.

Gold Kate Spade wedding shoes

Jo Malone perfume

Wedding earrings Bridal bracelet

Essense of Australia wedding dress

Bright pink flower buttonholes

Bride approaching groom for first look

Groom turning to see bride for first look

Bride and groom hug after first look

Bride and groom hugging

Bride's bright, colourful wedding bouquet

Groom kissing bride on the head

Groom resting head on bride wearing fur shrug

Bride with fur shrug holding colourful bouquet Medals on groom's military uniform

Bride with bridesmaids wearing black dresses

Bride and bridesmaids bright, colourful bouquets

Bridal party

Bride with flower girls Flower girl wearing bright floral crown

Summerall Chapel, Charleston

Flower girls walking down the aisle

Father walking bride down the aisle

Wedding ceremony in Summerall Chapel, Charleston

Bride and groom kiss at the altar

Flower girls with streamer pops

Bride and groom leaving Summerall Chapel

Bride and groom being shower in streamers

Cannon Green wedding venue in Charleston

Wedding chill out area with Kate Spade striped cushions

Small vase of flowers on table at wedding Small gold vase of colourful wedding flowers

Pots of plants on wooden table at wedding

Colourful wedding flowers in black and white striped Kate Spade vase

Escort cards attached to flowers on foliage box Foliage box with escort cards attached to pink and white flowers

Wedding tables in Cannon Green, Charleston

“I LOVE monograms, and love that quote about monogramming anything that sits still long enough! We therefore incorporated lots of monogrammed details throughout the wedding, including cocktail napkins, koozies and a cake topper. We also made quite a few things ourselves, and included pineapples as a nod to Charleston hospitality.”

Round top table for bride and groom

Gold pineapple on wedding table Gold Mr sign hanging from back of wedding chair

Bright, colourful wedding table flowers

Small gold vase with pink flower and foliage Pink and peach wedding table flowers

Bright, colourful wedding table flowers with foliage

Black and white striped Kate Spade inspired wedding menu

Bright wedding table flowers

Koozies with wedding monogram

Wedding cake table

Wedding cake with bright flowers

Black and white striped Kate Spade inspired wedding cake

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

Wedding first dance at Cannon Green, Charleston

Bride and groom first dance


Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings

Planning, Coordination and Rentals: Ooh! Events

Ceremony Venue: Summerall Chapel, South Carolina, USA

Reception Venue and Catering: Cannon Green, South Carolina, USA

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia

Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade

Bride’s Jewellery: BHLDN

Hair and Make-Up: Lashes and Lace

Groomsmen’s Attire: Their Own

Bridesmaid Dresses: Various

Flowers: Branch Design Studio

Wedding Cake: ABCD Cakes

Stationery: Minted

DJ: EastCoast Entertainment