This wedding is special to us as it was smack-dab in the middle of the COVID season. We had no choice but to move this New York City 300-person wedding, to the brides parent's shore house in Mantoloking, NJ and cut the guest list to 80 people. We tented up their backyard, which was luckily on the water with an amazing view. We had to switch some of the design aspects, as it turned into a much smaller venue and an even different feel (shore vs. city) and (outdoors vs. indoors.)
This is one of the big perks of having a wedding planner - we know how to take the unexpected and turn it into something memorable and beautiful! We ended up having an elegant and classy micro- wedding in the backyard of this amazing shore house, oh and later it turned into a fun party with confetti poppers, live music and lots of booze!
Let's take a look and dive deeper into this covid switcheroo. I don't know about you, but I think this wedding was perfect as is and wouldn't have been better anywhere else.
This sweetheart table absolutely blew us away. Thank you (florist) for making this design come to life! Also... um hello Sailboat, would you like to join the party? What a perfect photo Brett Mathews!
This was by far, my favorite part of this wedding. We secretly handed out 100 confetti poppers to the guests and the second that '(I've Had) Time of My Life' came on, everyone popped them. Oh and they did the lift, YUP they stuck the landing! It was absolutely breathtaking and we will be using these again in the future! Also, the photo-app is incredible!
Venue: Private Residence in Mantoloking, NJ
Wedding Planner: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Photographer: Brett Mathews
Videographer: Abdominal Production
Hair and Makeup: FaceTime Beauty
Florist: Personal Family Friend
Band: Hank Lane
Rentals: Vision Furniture
Caterer: Fenwick Catering
Shuttle: Shooboo Shuttle
We love a good SURPRISE, especially when it is for one of our couples getting married in 2021. Alex and Steve are getting married March 13th 2021 at Ellis Preserve and ironically, Steve is turning 30 in a day or so, so his sweet Fiancé wanted to do something special for him and we hopped right on in. Being a big Philly sports fan, we took our ideas and ran with them to make the perfection 30th celebration! The party was at Kaminski's Bar and Grill in Cherry Hill, NJ - they had an outdoor tented patio with Edison bulbs, fire pits, TV's with sports on, it was perfect for a quant get together, and the food was great!
This AMAZING sports cake is from The Cake Boutique in Mullica Hill, NJ. They went above and beyond with the design we gave them. Why have 1 sports cake when you can have a compilation of all 4? Not only did it look good, but the chocolate chip and peanut butter filling was to die for. Philly Philly!
Custom centerpieces for each table. We just wanted to dress-up the outdoor tables and make it comfortable and cute.
Custom work by Kyle Michelle Weddings - we made 'Aged to Perfection' custom koozies, Hangover Kits with some necessities inside, and centerpieces with fun booze. We got Steve a nice big bottle for his birthday to drink AFTER all the wedding business is over. We really took this theme of 'Aged to Perfection' and tried to keep it throughout the event.
We also made fun signs with some of the most famous Philadelphia sports quotes and put those around the tables. We had one from each sports team; Phillies, Eagles, 76ers and Flyers. We wanted to give the guests something to chat about!
*Cough cough, when we won the Super Bowl*
As we're still in some difficult times with COVID, we had a separate invitation for some people who couldn't make it to the party so they could join us on Zoom. We told them to grab a drink, order some pizza and join the party virtually!
This was SO MUCH FUN to plan and we can't wait to keep planning everything in the future for this amazing couple.
Stay tuned for their amazing wedding in 2 weeks, the blog of the special day will be much bigger and more detailed!
Ahh, our first official Event as Kyle Michelle Weddings and Events and WOW it blew us away! Tighler came to us a month or so ago for a small tea-inspired baby shower and since it was in December, the house would be decorated for Christmas. Well, we heard tea and Christmas and ran with it!
The house was red, green and silver and gold galore and we kept it going with velvet linens, red and gold baby decor, customized stationery, all custom-made signage by KMW and beautiful flatware and tea sets from Party Rentals. Due to COVID, we had a few extra add-on's to keep the safety of everyone and especially, the mommy-to-be. We had custom 'Baby it's Cold Outside' masks, signs not to hug or kiss, and tables 6 feet apart.
Everything came together perfectly and made Tighler's dream Baby Shower come true and our first Event hard to beat ( but we will, don't worry ;) )
This custom signage was super fun to create and combine with the forest green linens, red and gold accents everywhere. We made 'Guess Who' games, 'Decorate Me' tags for the custom ornaments, Favor Tags, Welcome Sign, Instruction Signage, the Escort Board, Escort Cards, etc.
Okay, this is by far the best part... We had Santa sitting in the foyer with his sacks collecting presents from the guests and when it was time for present opening, Santa came in with all of the presents. Then, all of the guests could take pictures with Santa.
Did I mention that Santa is the soon-to-be Dad? Oh, I didn't. That'll explain why she is kissing him on the cheek in the photo below...
This was a 'tea-inspired' event so we had tea sandwiches, salads, mini quiches, pastries, etc. Philly with a Twist killed it with the food - I mean, how cute?!
Thank you to all of the amazing vendors coming together for this special event for Tighler and Trent and baby Tristan. We wish you all the luck in the world!
COVID affected this wedding by moving it from a Philadelphia ballroom to a backyard extravaganza - we aren't mad though! You won't be either after you see this design! We had some things to hide as it was a backyard (a swing set) so we designed 4 green wall's that became one of our favorite entrances. First, the welcome sign, then a welcome drink, your escort board, then a snack for the walk to cocktail hour!
Let's scroll on through the day...
The QUEEN herself, this Mother of the Bride was one of our favorites! She rocked her roll all night long and made sure everyone ate good and danced the night away!
WELCOME to this beautiful, boho-chic, backyard wedding! Boho rugs from White Glove to walk on and lit lanterns as you enter into their backyard venue.