Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
This summer wedding took place at the New York Historical Society. It was one of the most beautiful days to say "I Do" and boy do the pictures show it... Elizabeth, David and their guests dined in front of the largest Picasso in North America - which was perfect as they were both lovers of history and art. The design was so simple, yet so unique at the same time - with greenery, white florals and cumquats stuck in each structure to give it a summery and bright flare - perfect color scheme for a summer wedding!
Just wait until you see this beautiful couple...
This wedding was such a breathe of fresh (sea) air. Jessica and AJ were so adorable and giddy throughout their day - no one had to force them to smile for a picture - as you can see from the below photos... They exchanged their "I Do's" at Saint Marys Church and continued their celebration at Bonnet Island Estate. The sophisticated color scheme, acrylic details, and florals put a classy feel on this black-tie, LBI Wedding.
This day was so perfect and we wish we could see their smiling faces all over again!
This exit was everything and made for the perfect photo-op! Everyone sees rice, flower petals and even sparklers - but who has ever done bubblers before? Love this!
This green wall was the perfect statement piece for this wedding. This is a great way to do your escort board as well as add a funky neon sign for flare! A little tip for all you engaged couples - when looking for a LED sign for your wedding day, buy something that you can re-use (in a man cave or a bar)!!
And to end... This photo-op was amazing! We love you Jessica & Andrew!
Arielle and John were a vision! John is the founder and CEO of Sticky Fingers Joint and was on the Top 40 Business Men under 40 in New York City - so it was super cool to work with him. As for Arielle, she was not only drop-dead gorgeous, but she is a Juilliard trained musician who is super talented. Having her expertise when choosing a band was awesome!
Meghan and she were absolute besties, as you can see from her review - "I would basically carry Meghans baby. To even begin to write a "review" about Meghan, Kristin, and Kyle Michelle Weddings is pretty pointless because they are too incredible for words. They are the best in New York City- and I have seen A LOT of planners in my job."
As for the design, Arielle wanted a beach wedding without all of the beach themed flowers / decor - which is where the purple florals, gold accents and silk champagne dresses came into play. Wait until you see the breathe taking flowers hanging from the Chuppah.
Check out this Chuppah - hanging flowers galore!!! One of my favorite floral Chuppahs of all time!
These centerpieces were to die for... They were the perfect amount of beach themed while being classy and unique. Honestly - when do you see centerpieces like this at a wedding?
Venue: Mallard Island
Wedding Coordinator: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Bridal Makeup: Painted by Spencer
Makeup: Taffetta Hair and Makeup
Hair: Eric J Rosado
Photography: Anthony Vasquez
Videographer: Anthony Vasquez
Ceremony / After Party: The Britt Pack
Band: Soul Cirque
Florist: Konstentenos Floral Design
Cake: Cake That
So, you've pinned hundreds of photographs on Pinterest and you can't even count how many you've added to your favorites on weddinggawker. Surely you can choose a photographer; you know exactly what you like! Then you set out to hire a photographer, one in your area and let's face it, in your price range. You get to see their BEST photographs on their website and assume all their photographs are of the same quality. Unfortunately, you are taking a leap of faith and hoping that your photographs can make the highlight reel. We've seen it time and time again; the couple expects the photography to resemble the photo the company displays so proudly on their website. They receive their photos and it looks like Aunt Sally was behind the camera all night. There is no lighting effect, no touch ups, no crispness, and you’re left with just some digital photographs of your wedding!
Here are some tips on how to avoid this happening to you:
1. Hire a PROFESSIONAL and make sure the person you speak with is the person who took the photographs you like and that they will be at your wedding taking the pictures. (Don not accept: someone from our company will be there the day of your wedding.)
2. Do an Engagement session with them months before your wedding. If you are not fully satisfied with your engagement shoot do not use them for your wedding!
3. Hire a wedding planner to help you find your perfect photographer-or at least steer you away from ones they KNOW do not produce quality photographs. (We have a list!)
4. Spend the money! It will be worth every penny. Now, don't get me wrong, I think some photographers have gone crazy and expect someone to fork over 25% of their wedding budget to
photography, but a healthy 10%-12% is worth it in the long run.
5. Ask your potential photographer to send you a link to an ENTIRE wedding's photographs. That's right; make sure you get to see a wedding he or she has done from start to finish. If you like what you see, you are in good hands.
6. Tell them EXACTLY what you want! Don’t assume they know what you want-tell them. If you want a photograph of your 98 year old grandmother watching you as you get married-ask for it!
7. And finally, never settle! There are hundreds of photographers, keep looking until you find yours!