Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
Be prepared... This is going to be a long one because of how much we LOVE this couple!!! This was a "fedding" as the guests were calling it, but what sure wasn't fake was the absolute love and happiness between this couple. Caitlin & Yousuf had a weekend-long celebration of their love, instead of the traditional wedding ceremony and reception. Caitlin has a love for books because she is a teacher and Yousuf loves Prince, so as you see all of the purple color schemes and book centerpieces, they really put their style into this celebration. Because of how amazing and unique this celebration was, we published Caitlin and Yousuf's celebration to Philadelphia Wedding Magazine and they were also interviewed on Fox 29 News! I love that they did not subside to society norms, and they stuck to what they believed in - true love and the celebration of happiness!
This famous YouTuber caught our eyes and stole our hearts with her sense of humor, smile and laugh. As you can see, she is absolutely stunning and knew how to work the camera, these pictures are absolutely amazing! We had the pleasure of working with this bride for 2 years, as she hired us when she was 22 years old. This was our first time working at this venue / location, and we absolutely fell in love with this spot- I mean, look how beautiful!! Side note, Sam (our Associate Planner) is getting married here in the future...
This breathtaking Armenian couple completely stole our hearts with their absolute love and affection for each other. At any moment of this beautiful day, August 17th 2018, we saw them with a huge smile on their face and their hands on each other. They could not wait to walk down the aisle and be officially married, that's all the wanted throughout the day. The bohemian vibe that Janeen and Dave wanted for their wedding was portrayed perfectly with the combination of amazing florals, outdoor venue, and nag for details, not to mention her amazing dress and flower crown. All she wanted was an outdoor wedding with a lot of flowers and greenery, the perfect dress and her friends and family around her. This wedding was so unique in so many ways, with flower crowns, dream catchers, and canoes as a self-serve bar. Also, the father and the bride sang together with the band, but they not only sang but blew the guests away with their amazing voices. We absolutely loved Janeen and Dave, and wish we could plan this wedding allover again, (although we wouldn’t change a thing) !! :)
College sweethearts, Amanda and Daniel, said their "I do's" at The Logan Hotel, on the 1st of June. Starting off with Acrylic invitations, it quickly became Acrylic everything; the itinerary, the welcome boxes, programs, menus, the signs, escort cards and the ballroom. Amanda and Daniels vision of their ceremony and ballroom came to life and it radiated through their faces as it was revealed. The music, the toasts and the smile on all of the guests faces revolved around the bride and groom. It was truly a night to remember! The fun didn't stop after the live band stopped, there was a huge candy bar, a cigar bar with imported cigars and even an after party. This group sure knew how to have a good time! We had a ball planning and coordinating the wedding. Amanda and Daniel, you deserved nothing less than perfection. We wish you a lifetime of happiness, laughter, and love.
Katharine and Morgan made it official on April 27th, 2019 at the historical, Red Fox Inn Courtyard Garden. The flowery feel didn't end at the invitation's, the bridesmaids gowns were embroidered with floral designs as well as Katharine's beautiful wedding gown, the floral accents in the garden, center pieces and the beautifully designed bouquets. Katharine and Morgan could not take their eyes off of each other the entire night, and we couldn't take our eyes off of them! The cake was absolutely beautiful, but the truly unique part about it was, they cut it with Morgan's grandfathers WWII sword, given to the groom after he passed away, now that was a first for Kyle Michelle Weddings! It was truly an amazing tribute to witness! This wedding was beyond beautiful, Katharine and Morgan were amazing, and all of the flowers made the entire wedding perfect. We are so happy for the couple and wish them a lifetime of laughter and love together.
Being a wedding planner for so many years, we have witnessed an uprising in cell phone usage during the ceremony. So we are here to say, save the hashtags until after the #ceremony. Not only is using your phone disrespectful to the bride and groom and their wishes, but it is also an interruption to the photographers, videographers, and the wedding planners. We get a lot of guests sticking their arms right in the middle of the photographers shot, on their phones recording the ceremony, phones ringing, etc. Don't get us wrong, we love you, we just don't love your phones ;)
The attention should be on the bride and groom, directly, not through a screen, trust me, she will look more gorgeous in person! We can obtain this, by going to the ceremony unplugged, unattached to your phone for an hour or so, and refrain from unwarranted photo shoots in the middle of the aisles. While focusing all your energy on that exact, present, moment, one might come to find a sense of relief without their phone attached to their fingertips and appreciate the sacredness of a wedding ceremony. Everyone needs to be #unplugged sometimes, so leave the phone off and have an amazing time!
Refrain from things like; flash photography, being in the photographers / videographers shot, getting in their way, or being in the way of the bride and groom. These photos are expensive, timely, and most importantly, one of the biggest momentous that will come from the wedding. odds are they’re getting their photos taken all day and night long, so just look pretty, smile and wave! :)
Some couples request signs that state things like this; “Hold the Phone!” “Call it a day! NO PHONES” or simply, “No phone’s or picture taking during the ceremony.” This is an awesome and cute way to incorporate this rule, without being rude or bossy, because who wants any of that at a wedding?? Not us!
Thank you so much for understanding!!! We love you!!!
- Kyle Michelle Weddings
Tara and Tommy said their “I do’s” October 6th, 2018, at the beautiful, Water Works venue in Philadelphia. This elegant couple had the ideal fall wedding, red and burgundy colored bridesmaid dresses and beautifully arranged flowers and centerpieces to match. From the very start of the day, with the emotional first look between her and her father, love filled the room and the room continued to radiate with love and bliss. This group wasn't just filled with romance, but filled with fun energy as well! We love a wedding party that refuses to get off the dance floor at the end of the night. Last but not least, making a surprise visit was the one and only, Saint Joes mascot, where they both graduated from college. It was a pleasure making Tara and Tommy's wedding day dreams come true and we can't wait to see what the future holds for this beautiful and bright couple!
Madeline and Oscar said, “I do” March 16th, 2019 in the beautiful, Saint Anastasia Catholic Church. This church was absolutely breath-taking, and the couple couldn’t have asked for a better, March day! Maddie and Oscar stole our hearts with their constant smiles and irresistible affection towards each other. To start, Maddie said yes to the most beautiful dress, that exemplified her dream, winter wedding. The color scheme was just the start, with royal blue suits for the groomsmen and cool blue dresses for the bridesmaids. The girls also wore lavender pashminas and Madeline wore a beautiful, white, fur, shawl. The special day didn’t end with their first kiss as Husband and Wife, it had only just begun. Family and friends danced until the band packed up and left, and smiles did not leave the guests faces all night long. It was truly a night to remember and it was more than an honor to coordinate with Madeline and Oscar for their special day. Congratulations Maddie and Oscar, we wish you a lifetime of happiness, love and of course, laughter!
This cake was amazing! Tasted amazing too...
"Put on your red shoes and dance the blues". This was an awesome and unique surprise, the Groom and Mother of the Groom wore red shoes while dancing to David Bowie's famous song, "Let's Dance."
Getting ready for the big day can ultimately cause some stress and leave you confused on what details are vital for your wedding day, so we’re here to help you with some unique ideas to make your wedding dreams come to a simple reality.
For our most recent wedding, Kyle Michelle Weddings handmade 20 pillows with the couple’s monogram in gold calligraphy. These pillows added just a little more of a unique feel to the outdoor seating area for cocktail hour. This way no one can forget what / who they’re here for!
Balloons are also a great touch to any hotel room; they make the photos much more vibrant and give off a fun feel for the photography.
You’d never think that hangers would make or break a photo, but who wants a regular hanger on their special day? You can include secret messages in your hangers, your initials, Mr. & Mrs. etc. to make that photo of your dress just a little more unique.
We’ve had little details that took a regular photo opportunity and made it extremely extra ordinary. For example, the bride wearing a leather jacket with “Happily Ever After” painted on the back of it and another leather jacket that said “Wifey” with their date painted on the back of it. Who doesn’t want to add a little edge to their “I do’s”?
For the groomsmen, they could have something super subtle, like different designed socks to add a little fun and spunk into their matching tuxes.
What if the groom is not the only man you love? Yes, you can add your furry lovers to your photo-ops too! There is no shame in including your beloved animals in your special day!
Rachel Ann and Dustin Conrad said “I do” in September at the LBI Foundation for the Arts + Sciences. This venue was breathtaking and highly impressive with its transformation from Art Gallery to ceremony and then finally, a reception. Although a cloudy day beside the shore, the bride and groom had nothing but smiles on their faces throughout the day. The overcast actually made for exceptional lighting for the photos. The color scheme for the bridesmaid dresses was beautifully chosen for a fall wedding by the beach, with light blue dresses and the men wearing blue and gray. The flowers and favors for the guests truly accentuated the bride and groom’s personalities. The bride and grooms love for nature and the beach also showed with their unique, home-made, sea glass escort cards and table numbers. The live band, Philly Event Group, was truly music to our ears, and had everyone on the dance floor, the entire night. It was a pleasure coordinating this beautiful wedding, and we wish Rachel and Dustin a lifetime of happiness!
Custom escort sea-glass cards made by Kyle Michelle Weddings
Venue: LBIF Arts + Sciences
Rentals: Ocean Tents & Party Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Music: Philly Event Group
Wine/ Liquor: Robert Hill (Neptune Wines and Liquors)
Catering: Fenwick Catering & Events
Photobooth: The Bosco Photo Booth
Photography: Carla Romano (Love Me Do Photography)
Wedding Planner/ Coordinator: Kyle Michelle Weddings
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