Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
So you're planning your wedding and immediately you are transported back to your childhood of when you wore your mom's high heels, a long flowing veil and you married...you're brother. Or maybe not. Maybe you have no idea what "theme" or "color scheme" you want for your wedding. Either way, pulling your wedding together is a daunting task that can leave you feeling lost and confused. That's why you hire us...I mean, here are some tips that may help you figure this all out!
#1. Reflect on yourselves to find a theme.
What's in a theme? My favorite types of themes are those that represent the bride &/or groom. Are you an avid reader? Do you love a certain flower, perhaps a sunflower? Are you going for a BBQ theme and you have a secret family BBQ rub recipe you can share with your guests? Do you love beer, I mean do you live in an area that makes a certain type of beer and maybe you like drinking it too? Are you enamored with a foreign destination (that's for you Desiree) or maybe you are getting married in front of your coy pond and you are super talented and design your own invitations... I love them all!!!!
#2. Stay focused, and try not to stray.
This is one of the hardest parts of pulling your wedding together. And I'm going to go ahead and say what we're all thinking, Pinterest is making this very difficult. If you're like me, you would like 5 different weddings, so you can use five different themes, colors and even venues. Unfortunately, what we end up seeing is what we like to call, a Pinterest mosh posh, basically a mix of cool ideas, that don't have any relation. The key is to find your inspiration picture. Stay focused and continually keep going back to make sure it matches!
#3. Less is more or maybe more is more.
So you have your theme, it's simple and being simple is a complete representation of you as a couple. So, in that case keep it simple. However, if you're going to go with a theme, then go big! The details are what can bring a theme or color scheme to life.
#4. Fall in love.
With your theme that is. Make sure you love the colors you are using, make sure you love what your venue looks like and most of all make sure the man or woman you are marrying loves them too! When a couple can create a masterpiece of a wedding, they can usually create a masterpiece of a marriage. And let's face it, a wedding lasts a day, a marriage lasts a lifetime!
#5. Invite your wedding pro's to work together.
This is the key to maintaining a constant theme or color scheme for your wedding. When your wedding planner and your florist, your venue coordinator, caterer and your DJ are all on the same page, so is your wedding. If your DJ does not know your wedding theme of vintage and old world, he/she may in fact show up with a light show that doesn't work with the feel of your wedding. Or, when working with a fantastic catering company he/she will make your food, serving plates and display decor match that of your wedding. And your florist is key! Make sure he/she gets your theme, understands your vision and can make your vision come to life!
In the end your wedding should be about you, your commitment and the bringing of two families together to celebrate the love between two beautiful people!
Good luck planning!!!!
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
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!