Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
Kristin and I fell in love with Ingrid and Sean-as everyone does when they meet them. We also fell in love with their families. We started working with Ingrid a year before she and Sean married. In that year’s time, we couldn’t get enough of them. Throughout the year we met several times at Ingrid’s grandparents house on Harvey Cedars -Long Beach Island, New Jersey. It was where the ceremony was to be held and it was breath taking. A view that only pictures do justice. It was a blank slate and we were so excited to get our hands on it.
Ingrid wanted a French/English vintage feel, while still keeping it relevant to the space-the beach. Their reception was booked at the Brant Beach Yacht Club on LBI, NJ-another space we could dive into.
This was one of those weddings where you just can’t wait for it to arrive, yet you really don’t want it to be over because then you have to say goodbye. On their day everything was perfection: the weather, the views, the details, the bridal party, their families and especially the bride and groom.
As guests arrived to the ceremony, they entered a pre-ceremony cocktail party-this was a must! With the views and the gorgeous ambience there was no way we were going to just have Ingrid and Sean’s guest get straight to the ceremony. It was a necessity that they got the chance to take it all in.
The pre-ceremony cocktail hour was furnished with an old dresser without drawers. Inset in the drawer openings were mason jars, adorned with stripped straws, for the guests to get a drink-a choice of tea or flavored water. In an old Sunfish Sailboat was a galvanized bucket flush with beer and bottled water. A driftwood sign pointed guests in the right direction and twine balls pinned with pictures of family and friends hung from a tree.
Incase guests didn’t want to trek through the stone in heels-flip flips were offered
As it was time for the ceremony to start the guests made their way towards the back of the house where the ceremony was being held
It doesn’t get more gorgeous than this.
People always ask you the question of whether you look at the Bride as she is walking down the aisle to see her face or if you look at the expecting groom to see his reaction…my favorite is watching the groom. As Sean saw Ingrid step around the side of the house with her father his reaction was the best we have seen so far.
He didn't cry, he couldn't do anything-he was completely in awe!
We truly enjoy when the wedding parties are just as much fun as the bride and groom. We are pretty sure Ingrid and Sean do not have any family or friends who aren’t stunning!
When we saw Ingrid and Sean’s pictures, everyone in the office almost fell out of their seats. We knew Ingrid and Sean were a beautiful couple but in these pictures they brought it!
The yacht club was gorgeous with the fall sun setting during cocktail hour. The tables were perfect with centerpieces of assorted mercury glass vases, candles and dahlias. The food, catered by Fleur de Lys, was delicious and picturesque. Each table was given monkey bread-a favorite of the groom (also his groom cake-made by his Mother-In-Law). And the party was lead by the most incredible band from EBE-Amsterdam!
To Ingrid and Sean, we can not thank you enough for allowing us to be part of your lives and your big day! We wish you the best and hope our paths cross again (that means you Katy!)! To your family and friends, thank you for making this day so special for Ingrid and Sean-we loved getting to know all of you too.
Venue: Brant Beach Yacht Club
Photographer: LindseyK Photography
Caterer: Fleur de Lys
Band: EBE's Amsterdam
Decorators/Coordinators: Kyle Michelle Weddings
DJ or Band? Band or DJ? I could have gotten rich off of the proverbial dollar every time that question was asked. So which was it? For us it was DJ. We wanted our reception to be a party! Our guest were a majority young crowd and we knew it was going to be, for lack of a better description, a Gong Show! A band didn’t fit that image and didn’t fit our personalities. We didn’t and don’t have anything against bands, we just weren’t sure that a band would be able to play Lil’ Wayne the same way Lil’ Wayne could do it.
I wasn’t sure how to find a good DJ but I knew what I wanted and would find it when I saw it. Kristin and I went to a wedding expo, Bridal Event by Bouche Productions at The Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ. We walked in very underwhelmed and a little disappointed in the vendors that attended. As to not judge a book by it’s cover we walked around to each table and checked out what they were offering. Really though, Kristin just wanted to get her card signed by every table so she could enter the raffle portion of the experience. It worked out well for her, she WON! The one table that stood out were these DJ’s. Music was blasting and the whole time we were there a crowd was stationed around their table. We had to find out what all the commotion was about. We met Tom and Jon of Hi-Society Productions. Young, hip and very attentive; I fell in love! Three days later an email from Hi- Society Productions was in my inbox! Prompt too? More love! I hadn’t heard from any one else and with their customer service, didn’t need to. I emailed them back, set up a time and place to meet and we were on our way to securing a DJ. Taylor (my husband) and I met Tom and Jon in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia at Bar Ferdinand. After our first beer, and there were a few, we knew these were the guys we were looking for! They were friendly; interested in more than the business they could receive from us and willing and able to read our minds and see our vision. Taylor felt the love.
As months turned to weeks and weeks into days Tom and Jon’s customer service was the same it was day 3. They helped us along the way to finding the right music for each detail of our wedding. Reading between the lines of, “We were thinking of...You know, something like...Well, what do you think.” On the day of the wedding they rocked the house! Tom and Jon manned the turn tables while staying on top of the timeline for the night. They were the perfect maestro’s for our wedding!