Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
From the numerous phone calls and emails, to the day we finally met for the first time, we knew Kelly and Matt’s wedding would be one for the books! Their spirited and fun-loving personalities radiated through every aspect of the day, even down to their unique favors. The day went off without a hitch, starting with an early morning setup and ending with a jam-packed dance floor!
The Ocean Club Hotel was the ideal backdrop for Kelly and Matt’s vision of a not-so-traditional beach wedding. From the intimate ambiance of the modern SeaSalt, to the incredible views from the spacious Sundeck, these two couldn't have picked a better venue! The coordinator at the Ocean Club, Samantha, was simply a dream to work with!
Now everyone, prepare yourselves for this one!
When we first saw this photo on Hello Gorgeous' Facebook page, I'm pretty sure we all said at one:
"OH. MY. GOSH."
Kelly, you are absolutely stunning and this picture captures just that! We admire you for taking such a risk!
Rachel, you are truely a genius!!
Kelly dreamed of having bouquets that resembled a bundle of freshly picked flowers.
We think Coventry Crossing nailed it!
See?! I told you this group was fun!
This wedding had it all: breathtaking views, stunning wedding gown, guests who came ready to celebrate, delicious food, classy decor, packed dance floor...
and most of all, a couple who radiates LOVE!
Kelly and Matt, we are so honored to have been a part of your big day! We loved being able to bring your ideas to fruition! We wish you all the best!!
Wedding Planners: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Venue: Ocean Club Hotel, SeaSalt Restaurant
Photographer: Hello Gorgeous Photography
Flowers: Coventry Crossing
Cake: Victory Baking Services
Our first conversation with Tiana was in the very first days of June of this year. She really wanted to get married in October of this year but wasn’t sure she could pull off planning a Jersey Shore wedding from Washington, DC with out any assistance and/or in that time frame. She asked, “Can we do this in 4 months?” Yes, yep, of course, absolutely, definitely, it can and will happen!
Prior to Tiana calling us, she had found the venue where she and her soon-to-be husband, Brian wanted to get married but hadn’t secured anything or even knew if it was a possibility. They wanted a beach ceremony and a tented reception right off the beach at The Women’s Civic Center of Stone Harbor. Tricky thing with the Jersey Shore, they don’t always allow beach ceremonies. You have to find the perfect spot, get a permit and you’re technically not even allowed to put chairs on the beach (Whoops…some how chairs ended up out there.?.?).
All of our conversations with Tiana and Brian were through emails, phone conversations and one Skype meeting. We had never met them in person. But through the many, many emails of sending pictures back and forth and phone conversations to explain the pictures further-we knew exactly what they wanted: beach (nothing too over the top), with touches of fall (it was October).
Tiana and Brian’s beach ceremony was sumptuous. The natural wood chairs set against the Atlantic Ocean, the sand and the perfectly blue sky were sublime.
At the opening of the aisle, baskets were stocked with blankets for guests to bundle up with to fight against a crisp october breeze. Globe vases garnished with burnt orange calla lillies hung from the arbor.
Tiana was stunning in her ivory, organza, gown perfectly adorned with a champagne sash.
Bridesmaids wore navy dresses, choosing their own style, with pearls to match the brides.
(We love this!)
The Groom and Groomsmen wore light gray suits-the Groom with a white tie, the Groomsmen with navy to harmonize with the girls.
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Walters
We love when couples think outside of the box and do things that are less traditional and more unique to them. Tiana and Brian had perfect little touches at every turn.
When we saw these tops, we were immediately obsessed!
Signature Cocktails: Apple, fresh ginger, and cranberry martini's!
(We heard they were amazing!)
Who needs a 3 tier wedding cake when you can have copious amounts of cake AND pie?
If you're not a fan of cake or pie? There is always s'mores!
What else goes with party, beer, and dancing?
Who remembers mad libs? I'm pretty sure as children, everyone played a few.
A great way to get some good reads on your honeymoon? Mad Libs for your wedding guest book-yep, pretty awesome.
The day couldn't have been more beautiful; blue skies and cool weather (okay, maybe a little crisp). Tiana and Brian were gorgeous and are a perfect pair. We loved working (quick as it was) with these two. We wish them all of the happiness in the world!
Venue: Women's Civic Center of Stone Harbor
Design: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Caterer: Fleur De Lys Catering
Photographer: Spark Photography
Flowers & Centerpieces: Kyle Michelle Weddings
DJ: Time of Your Life Entertainment
Rentals: Rental City
Lighting: Light My Event
Kristin and I met Dani Jill and her mother Molly via Skype in April 2012 while Dani Jill was visiting her Mom on vacation in Florida. Dani Jill knew exactly what she wanted but lived in Texas and was planning on having her wedding in New Jersey at her soon to be mother-in-law’s farm.
Dani Jill had most of what she envisioned for her wedding day pinned on Pinterest (oh, technology...still amazes me!). With her ideas and ours we helped plan the perfect day. Kristin and I knew the exact bridal bouquet she wanted and what she wanted for centerpieces, so in order to help ease some of costs that comes with a wedding we offered to make her bouquet as well as her bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres for the groom, groomsman, and fathers as well as the wrist corsages for the Mothers and Grandmothers. For the centerpieces, Dani Jill’s family had mason jars and we had flowers and twine!
Dani Jill also wanted a fun way to display her escort cards and favors (lottery tickets) and I had an old, glass paned door…perfect match. Kristin and I roughed up the door by sanding all the edges then strung twine in horizontal rows down the door and using the teeniest, tiniest, clothespins everything came together.
We could not have had anymore fun planning this wedding and anymore fun with Dani Jill and Aaron’s families. Aaron’s Mothers farm was breath taking and so was the bride!
This day started with two families coming together and ended with homemade Strawberry Wine and Moonshine!
Photography by: Studio Blue
Flowers and Decor by: Kyle Michelle Weddings
DJ: Chris Hummel
Caterer: Wedgewood Country Club
Cake/Cupcakes by: Sweet T's Bakeshop
Tent and Rentals: Petrosh's Big Top