Haseltine Estate Wedding - Springfield, MO - Kennedy + Zach's Iconic Garden Party Wedding

Kennedy and Zach are best of friends. It’s rare to see a couple so tender with each other who also compliment each other so well and love all the same things.

Let’s start at the beginning. These two met at a record store where Zach was working at the time. In the words of their dear friend and officiant, Colton gave Kennedy the push she needed to say yes to a date with Zach. The rest was history.

Kennedy and Zach are both amazing. They care so much for each other, they love their people and animals well (they have the cutest cats and new pup), and are so intentional with how they live.

I had the pleasure of meeting them over a year ago when I styled their engagement photo shoot with Adam and Dawn Photography at The Co-op Venue.

With their love of vintage class in mind, they decided to host an iconic garden party to celebrate their marriage.

Their florals were designed by their friend Pat at The Flower Merchant. Every bloom was bright and intentional.

A colorful floral bouquet is perfect for a vintage inspired non-traditional wedding. These blooms are designed by The Flower Merchant in Springfield, MO.
A simple, white boutonniere is perfect for a vintage inspired wedding. This piece was designed by The Flower Merchant in Springfield, MO. Photograph taken by Adam and Dawn Photography.

Kennedy’s gown was perfect with it’s lace back, long train, and POCKETS!

Kennedy hand stitched initials of all the groomsmen into their ties. The colors of which perfectly complimented all the floral design. Zach’s tie had rabbits.

You can spot the rabbits jumping on Zach’s tie as he prepares to see Kennedy for the first time on their special wedding day!

This emotional first look on this intentional wedding day was coordinated by the talented photographer and creative wedding planner at Haseltine Estate in Springfield, Missouri.

Their first look was so moving and sweet! While I don’t think a first look is for every couple, I’m so glad Kennedy and Zach had this really special moment just for the two of them to soak in their wedding day and love together!

After the speeches and special dances, Kennedy and Zach met their match in badminton. It is one of their favorite games. Of course they played at their wedding! They also provided bocce ball and croquet for their guests to enjoy during the afternoon reception.

One of my favorite details is that they both wore penny loafers-pennies included!

You can’t get any more vintage garden party than this, folks. The entire day made me feel like I was among family back in the north east.

Kennedy and Zach were also intentional with how they included their day. They asked their dear friend, Colton, to officiate. Colton was first friends with Kennedy, and (as I mentioned earlier) encouraged her to date Zach. It was truly special to have him officiate their wedding. For his first time officiating a wedding, he nailed it!

Zach’s sister did Kennedy’s makeup so flawlessly! It meant so much to Kennedy to have her new sister-in-love be part of the wedding day in this way. Then, Kennedy’s mom did her hair! They truly incorporated their community into their beautiful wedding day at Haseltine Estate.

They also asked their friend Abbey Waterworth to play for the ceremony and for their first dance. Abbey is a local musician with a beautiful voice who joyfully served her friends in this really sweet way.

Kennedy and Zach were surrounded by the sweetest of friends and family members as well as a wonderful team of wedding magic makers.

Venue: Haseltine Estate

Photographer: Adam and Dawn Photography

Caterer: Simply Delicious

Musician: Abbey Waterworth

Officiant: Colton Hatfield

Cake: Charity Fent Cake Design

Gown: The Dress Bridal Boutique

Suit: Dillards

Floral Design: The Flower Merchant

Linens: AtoZ

Wedding Planning: Unions With Celia

Without further ado, here are a few words from Kennedy and Zach!

What do you love most about your spouse?

Zach: What I love about Kennedy is the love that she shares for me each and every day despite how our day has gone she still makes time to say she loves me and make sure we have time to spend with each other.

Kennedy: I love that Zach is always so loving and caring, he truly goes out of his way to make sure I know that. I also love his sense of adventure and his willingness to try anything as long as it’s not too crazy!

What has been most surprising about marriage so far?

The most surprising thing we have found about marriage is that nothing has really changed but the finality that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.

What did you love about your wedding day?

What we both loved about our wedding day is how everything turned out the way we wanted to and the relaxed feeling of it. Nothing felt rushed.

Any advice for a couple approaching marriage?

Listen to each other and make the day you want it to be. Stay relaxed.

To melt the heart a little more, Kennedy hand stitched a coffee piece for me. It hangs in my office and I love it to pieces. It means so much that she personally made something for me too.