Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
We fell in love with this couple, their families and with the entirety of this wedding. Lauren and Justin, while living in Doha, Qatar (yes, you read that correctly) contacted us looking for help in planning their South Jersey wedding. They wanted to hold the entire event on Justin's family farm. We, without hesitation, jumped at the chance to to help them bring their amazing vision to life. With the help of our talented vendor friends we succeeded in creating one of the most unique weddings to date. And we think you'll agree.
And guys, up until 8:00pm the day before this wedding, there was 100% chance that South Jersey was going to get pummeled by Hurricane Hermine!!!
When your family owns 150 acres, you get married there, it's just what you do.
You should also have your bridal party stay in tents on said property, equip with dressers, beds and lighting. Under Canvas Events tents are like a hotel room, only better when you can step outside and sit by a camp fire under the stars.
And then there are the beautiful reception tents and when we say beautiful- we mean epically spectacular.
Faye and Renee nailed the floral's including the floral crowns.
The perfect flower girl accessory for a farm girl!
And then this munchkin...
Lauren surprised Justin, (and all the guests) by arriving on a white horse. There wasn't a dry eye that afternoon.
Maggpie Vintage added the perfect touch of textiles. A nod to their home in Qatar.
Just six hours before, their ceremony was fully covered with a tent and walls. Prepared for the winds and rain accompanying Hurricane Hermine.
Guests prayed and danced in hopes of changing Hermine's course. It worked!!
Lauren and Justin's guests were from a brilliant array of countries. England, Ireland, America, Turks and Caicos, and Qatar were all represented at this wedding.
The guests were escorted to cocktail hour on Justin's father's tractor. As the tractor pulled away the guests erupted in cheers of excitement.
Guests were pleasantly surprised to be sharing their cocktail hour with a gaggle of cows.
The old fashioned photo booth was the perfect backdrop to the very cool seating chart hand made by the groom.
Joshua's Catering was the perfect match for this couple and their creative cuisine.
One of our favorite parts of this wedding - areas of carpets with pillows set up around the campfire. A little bit of an Arabian feel.
Seriously, these two are just cool. Arriving to their reception in an old Ford.
Handmade dance floor by Char Co. was the perfect addition to this custom wedding.
Looking back to when Lauren, Justin and I Skyped, I truly couldn't have imagined this wedding coming together as well as it did. Their vision became a reality and we loved being a part of such a truly custom wedding. Sometimes you have to throw out the norms and do what speaks to you. Lauren and Justin got married where they wanted and did it exactly how they wanted. They trusted us to find them wedding professionals who knew how to make their vision come to life. We can't thank them enough for giving us the opportunity to get to know them, their friends and their families.
We would do this exact wedding over and over again!
~Kristin and Meghan
Venue: Private Farm in Salem, NJ
Wedding Planners: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Tenting: Under Canvas Events
Caterer: Joshua's Catering
Florist: Faye and Renee
Rentals: Maggpie Vintage
Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth
Transportation: Sheppard Bus
Hair & Make-Up: Taffeta Hair and Make-Up Design
Dance Floor: Char. Co.
Dress: Anna Campbell
Michele and Matt got married at the Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park in Newton Square, PA. Michele loved the venue because of the gorgeous outdoor views. Even with the rainy weather that morning, no one could deny all of the gorgeous fall colors.
The florals by A Garden Party matched the fall season perfectly.
Michele is incredibly creative, and made her invitations herself!
While the girls were getting ready, Matt and his groomsmen enjoyed a gift from Michele.
Michele had the CUTEST flower girls.
Everyone looked incredible!
The original plan was for the ceremony to be held outside. But with the rain that morning and the weather being a bit too cold, the last minute decision was made to move everything inside. The ceremony was held in the reception ballroom. Michele described it as "the plan B that felt like a Plan A".
Even with the chilly weather, Michele & Matt were able to get pictures throughout the park after the ceremony. Love Me Do Photography got some of the most incredible photos!
After the ceremony, the ballroom was transformed back into the gorgeous reception space.
Michele & Matt kicked off the reception with their first dance.
How sweet are they!?
Guests listened to a meal blessing and some toasts before getting started with a delicious dinner from Sage Catering.
Let the dancing begin!
Two cakes for this wedding - one regular wedding cake, and one vegan cake for Michele!
Thank you Michele & Matt for letting us be a part of your special day! Your wedding was beautiful, and you are two of the sweetest people. We wish you all the best!
Lauren & Michael are the perfect match! They truly complete one another which showed beautifully on their wedding day and in their pictures! It was so heartwarming to see how happy they made each other. It was an honor to play a part in their wedding!
Eat. Drink. Suit Up.
Glam~Squad's on point!
When the best man sneaks into the girls room! LOL
Such a simply beautiful dress.. We loved it!!
So excited before walking down the aisle!!
Here comes the bride!
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Covington!
With my whole heart, for my whole life.
Such a cutie pie!!
I choose you this day and everyday.
That ring though!! So gorgeous!
Absolutely loving the small bridal parties that are becoming so popular! I think it's so sweet to have the people who mean the absolute most to you stand with you on your wedding day! It makes it all the more special!
The best things to hold onto in life is each other~ Audrey Hepburn
Together is a beautiful place to be!
It's all in the details!
Such a beautiful first dance!
Time for speeches!
Here's to love and laughter and happily ever after!
Mother & Son dance!
Father & Daughter dance!
Dancing the night away!
We had so much fun making this board for Lauren and Michael's wedding!! We are able to customize it for any of our brides!
Eat, Drink & Be Married!
& so the adventure begins!
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Covington! We wish you nothing but the best!
A special thanks to all the vendors!!
EVENT PLANNER: Kyle Michelle Weddings
CATERING: Stephen Starr Events
DESSERT: Cake Life Cake Shop
DJ: Love Sick INC
DRAPPING & LIGHTING: Eventions Productions
FLORAL DESIGN: Beautiful Blooms
FURNITURE RENTAL: MaggPie Vintage Rental
GUITARIST: Jason Swanson Music
HAIRSTYLIST/MAKE UP ARTIST: La Bella Sposa Philly
PHOTOGRAPHER: Alison Conklin Photography
RECEPTION VENUE: The Horticulture Center
VIDEOGRAPHER: Love Sick INC