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Lauren + Kyle

January 28th, 2023

A Dutch Masters-themed wedding at Dover Hall

In the late embrace of January, Lauren and Kyle tied the knot at Dover Hall, Virginia’s Luxury European Venue, nestled just outside of Richmond. Their vision was a Dutch Masters-themed wedding, brimming with luxurious details such as velvet linens, golden pears, and bust sculptures. The design was elevated by Lustre Theory's creative direction and editorial styling, with Lauren Kosteski, the bride, of Black Wren Studio overseeing the planning details. Their ceremony took place beneath a white-top tent on the idyllic Cobblestone Court, immortalized by Fine Art Photographer, David Abel

Creative formalities, like the event's black tie attire and a Hotty Toddy welcome drink before the ceremony, set the tone. Signature libations, including a Sparkling Hibiscus Tequila for her and Bourbon Elderflower for him, graced the guests during cocktail hour, along with delights such as Maine Lobster Rolls, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, and New Zealand Lamb Chops.

The table design stole the show, with rich velvet linens in deep sapphire adding a luxurious touch, complemented by gold accents and candlelight to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Each table was adorned with lush floral arrangements in shades of blue, blush white, and red, accentuated by delicate greenery and vessels filled with fruits and nuts, mirroring the color palette seen in Dutch Master’s paintings. A champagne toast and tableside wine service added elegance to the reception. As the night progressed, laughter and camaraderie culminated in arm wrestling, a nod to how Kyle and Lauren first met.


Creative Direction + Editorial Styling: Lustre Theory

Coordinator: Lane Stewart Events 

Photographer: David Abel

Portrait Photographer: Julie Adams

Florals: Olivera 

Dover Hall is Virginia’s Luxury European Venue that flawlessly combines the lavishness of past eras with modern amenities, creating an atmosphere that will transport you to the European countryside. Conveniently located just west of Richmond, Virginia, and easily accessible from Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, and Maryland, Dover Hall offers a secluded haven for your special day. Complete with artisan in-house culinary led by Virginia's 2023 Chef of the Year, Executive Chef Leah Randolph, and in-house beverage programs featuring our very own 7 Lady Vineyards wine curated by owners and Vintners, Chad Hornik and Jeff Ottaviano. Dover Hall provides an exquisite and all-inclusive experience for you and your loved ones. To plan your next wedding, social event, or corporate event with us, inquire here. Learn more about the entire Dover Hall Experience here.

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