Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
As the times change so do trends and traditions. I am all for growing and changing with the times, but when it comes to first looks I have to say I will always love the moment the doors open to the ceremony space and a bride enters and her groom see's her for the first time in her stunning gown. As she walks down the aisle, he can't look away, a tear forms, his heart is racing and she is walking slowly taking in the moment.
With that said, First Looks have made their mark on the wedding industry, they are here to stay. The option of the bride and groom seeing each other before the ceremony has provided many positives for both wedding vendors and couples. For example, if your ceremony backs up to your reception, a first look enables you to get an unlimited amount of pictures without being rushed. It also enables you, as the couple to attend your cocktail hour and mingle with your guests prior to all the eating, dancing and most likely drinking. Photographers LOVE First Looks!
So, with First Looks becoming a staple in the wedding world I have to suggest a new way of having the first look that helps to encompass both the lengthy walk down the aisle and the private moment before the ceremony, drum roll please...
Introducing the FIRST LOOK WALK. Yep-why not have your moment to walk, let your groom see you from a distance, let him anticipate the moment of seeing you up close and let you relish in the moment as you walk toward your groom. And most of all, let it naturally evolve; does he decide to walk towards you, do you pick up the pace so you can get into his arms quicker, does he pick you up, kiss you, will he cry or will his mouth drop open. The walk will open up endless possibilities, who knows you may trip and fall, but whatever happens it will be between you and your groom.
So...who wants to walk????
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!!!!
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
A few weeks ago, I had noticed that Kristin’s birthday was coming up soon. I started brainstorming some ideas of what to give her. I wanted it to be something she would appreciate, as well as, something tied into Kyle Michelle Weddings. That was when I came up with the idea of making her a tassel garland for the office, in the company’s colors. I have been admiring Confetti System’s garlands for years now and took this opportunity to give it a second try. (My first try at it was when I was living in Poland and their tissue paper is nothing like ours!)
These are the supplies you will need:
For cutting the tissue paper, there are two options: Plain old scissors or a rotary cutter and a mat for underneath.
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