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...
I wanted to show off these amazing, trendy and unique dresses that some of our 2019 - 2020 brides have completely rocked! What we love about making this blog is that societal norm with wedding dresses, no longer exists- different is key! There are now dress changes in the middle of the celebration for a new, sleek and fun look, brides are no longer restricted to simply wearing white, and some are even spicing it up with cool colored heels, different hairstyles or even topping it off with spicy red lips. AHH, I just live for this content...
Feast your eyes!
Emily looked stunning in this pure white wedding gown, but not only did the kill the game in this classic gown, but in the middle of the reception she changed into a shorter and comfier couture dress paired with flats for a more fun and party look!
"I knew I loved the designer and knew that I wanted an embellished type dress, and honestly, the stylist I worked with really nailed it. I only tried on about six dresses total because when I tried this one on, literally nothing else compared!"
Emilys custom designed wedding dress was created by Sweet Caroline Styles. She knew she wanted a statement piece so they made a detachable skirt that she wore during the ceremony and then slipped it off for the reception. It is so cool and unique to see the sketches and then see the final project.
"I loved my dress for so many reasons!
1. The design! I loved that it was whimsical, with botanical looking lace. It was sexy with the low back but still sweet with the light pink in the skirt.
2. It was convertible! The skirt came off and it became the perfect simple, dancing dress"
Oh Kelly, where do I begin with this amazing dress? It was the prettiest shade of nude with breathtaking details in the wrap - but even when that wrap came off in the middle of the night, she looked sleek, sexy and stunning!
"One of our first stops was to Bridal Reflections on 5th Avenue. I tried on the Magnolia almost immediately and loved it so much! I told myself to keep looking only because it was day 1 and dress shopping couldn’t be that easy, could it? The following weekend we cancelled our appointments and only made one with Bridal Reflections and once I put the Magnolia back on was an easy, “say yes to the dress” moment."
Leah was simplistic and insanely classy with this unique off-the-shoulder wedding gown. I wish I had a picture of what she changed too after this gown - it was a tight and sexy, white, lace jumpsuit so that she could continue to dance the night away!
This dress was amazing in every way possible and no only fit Linley like a glove, but fit her personality as well.
"I always wanted to do feathers, because I fell in love with a dress that had feathers on it while I was dress shopping, but Priscilla Costa made me one I liked even more! I also loved how comfortable it was, this was important to me because I knew that I wanted to be able to dance and have fun. I think it was the perfect winter wonderland dress and I couldn’t have loved it more."
Marty's dress was pure elegance, but what we loved about even more was her strive to make a bang with her pop of red lipstick.
"When I started trying on wedding gowns, I gravitated towards gowns with a lot of details, but when I looked in the mirror, I only saw the dress — not me IN the dress. So after two unsuccessful appointments, I did a 180 and asked to see some clean and simple gowns. That did it! When I put on my Vera Wang gown for the first time, I saw myself as a bride marrying my husband. It was timeless, elegant, and sexy, and I felt beautiful. The gown allowed me to shine!"
Melissa was a vision in this strapless dress with blush undertone - she was a real live princess against the NYC sunset.
"I did not have a clear vision of my wedding dress before I started looking and was surprised that I found my dress so quickly. When I tried this Monique dress on during my first day looking, I knew it was the one. I loved the soft, romantic vibe that this dress gives off with the lace and blush undertone. I never envisioned myself wearing a big ballgown, but when else besides your wedding day do you get to wear a dress like this?!"
This gown was absolute perfection for a classy and elegant wedding. The front of this dress looks simple but the back of it was so unique with a huge bow that literally made the dress.
"I knew I wanted a dress that felt classic with a Southern feel to compliment my tented venue and magnolia leaf greenery. When I saw this bow, I fell in love!"
Kelly and Bryan were such an awesome couple to work with and needless to stay, they absolutely adored each other - wait til you see these photos... They got married at The Burden Kahn Mansion in New York City where the couple showed their love for books and all things out of the ordinary. She had custom table #'s from all her favorite romance novels and famously in-love characters - like Romeo & Juliet and Ross & Rachel from Friends! What better way of celebrating love then with it literally all around you?
The dress... This dress is one of my favorite dresses we've seen. The dress was a show stopper with its detail in the wrap which came off at the end of the night leaving a new, hot look for the bride - 2 for the price of 1!
The night ended with a magical walk through of sparklers and lots and lots of kissing! Congratulations Kelly and Bryan!
Venue: The Burden Kahn Mansion
Caterer: Eventfull NYC
Wedding Coordinator / Planner: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Ceremony Musicians: The Juilliard School
Reception Musicians: The Engagements by Lucy Music
Photographer: Parker Young
Videography: The Brother's Gorman
Florals: Three Notch Florals
Hair and Makeup: Facetime Beauty
Cake: Empire Cakes
Maggie and Eric had one of the coolest venues for their ceremony, The German Society of Pennsylvania rooted in Philadelphia's Old City. With a venue filled with books, how can you go wrong? That's right, you can't!
After Maggie and Eric's beautiful ceremony lead by Maggie's Aunt, the guests began the party in Philadelphia's Manayunk neighborhood at the Manayunk Brewing Company - a great venue made even cooler by the awesome decor by Creative Eventology.
I mean...wedding dress and books...swoon!
Middle Earth escort board...first-rate!
Thank you Maggie and Eric for sharing your special of your beautiful day! We wish you all the best!
While we are eating our veggies trying to stick to our New Year's resolutions, we are also day dreaming about days past and sweets. To try and satisfy our cravings we have tracked down our favorite wedding cakes. Here are the cakes we have fallen in love with and are drooling over.
In honor of today's National Championship Game, we thought you'd like these fun ways of including your alama mater into your big day! Check out these fun ideas!
1. Color palette
For those of you who prefer to keep it simple, choosing your school's colors as the theme for your wedding is great way to show school spirit and take pride in your alma mater. This purple and orange color palette would be the perfect fall combo for any Clemson Tiger grad.
2. Engagement Photos
Maybe you've already chosen the theme for your wedding, but you're still looking for a way to incorporate your alma mater. Engagement photos provide the perfect opportunity to do just that! Plus, this could be the perfect excuse to head back to campus and visit your favorite spots- making new memories that will last a lifetime!
3. Save the Date
Save the dates are a totally unique way to show school spirit as it relates to your wedding. This is chance for you and your fiancé to be creative and have fun while you continue to plan for your big day! Go casual like this Texas A&M couple who revealed their date on a rally rag or think outside of the box like these Penn State grads who emulated a Nittany Lion football ticket!
4. Cuff Links
Whether you are the bride-to-be, best man, or parents of the groom, surprising the groom with pair of cuff links from his alma mater is a gesture he is sure to appreciate. Not to mention, it's the perfect accessory to spruce up his wedding day ensemble. University of Alabama and University of Texas grads would love these timeless cuff links.
Similar to cuff links, garters are a fun accessory to express individuality and/or love for your alma mater. Show some pride by rocking a garter with your school's colors or mascot; or, surprise your spouse by wearing a garter that represents their school! They'll be totally shocked when they go to take it off during the reception. Either way, it could be the perfect something blue or just the final touch you're looking for before you walk down the isle.
6. Pom Poms
Instead of throwing rice, have your guests wave pom poms as you and your spouse leave the ceremony to enter the world as a newly married couple. Or, if you'd like, you can use them as you arrive and depart from the reception. No matter what you decide, your guests will enjoy themselves and they make for great pictures!
7. Wedding Photos
Getting married on campus or live near your college town? Your alma mater could serve as the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, be it before or after the ceremony.
Throw the traditional guestbook out the window and grab your favorite jersey or college t-shirt to have guests sign! Frame it after the wedding and hang it up in your house to add a little spirit decor. Or if don't want to ruin your favorite shirt, use a sign related to your alma mater. Any one of these University of Michigan items would look great in a Wolverine home- and imagine how much more special they would be with signatures from friends and family!
9. Photo Booth
If you opt for a photo booth, having props that represent your alma mater is great way to get guests in the "game day" spirit. Plus, fellow graduates are sure to love it!
10. Grooms Cake
Grooms Cakes are becoming quite popular and what a creative way to show some appreciation for your soon-to-be husband! Any University of North Carolina grad would love this unique interpretation of a Tarheel and Mountaineers would take pride in this classic West Virginia University logo! Plus it's cake so, really, who wouldn't love it?
11. Cake Topper
How adorable are these mascots as cake toppers? We're obsessed and what's especially nice about these is it doesn't matter whether you and your significant other went to the same school! They're so fun and such an awesome way to show school spirit. Check out Garden4Arts on Etsy for more details!
You can never go wrong with dessert (...or food in general) so send your guests home with an alma mater inspired cookie! They'll be sure to thank you for this tasty treat after a fun-filled night.
Hiring your school's mascot to come take part in your wedding reception is a once in a lifetime opportunity! If you and your fiancé are die hard alumni, you should definitely consider trying to make it happen. It will be an unforgettable moment that you and your loved ones will cherish forever!
14. Fight Song
Play your school's fight song to get you and your guests amped for the long night of partying ahead! Not only is this a great way to take pride in your alma mater, but a great way to get everyone up and on the dance floor! This is the perfect chance to show off your moves and will without a doubt have you feeling like you're back at school for game day.
So it's been a year-hard to believe Marie and Michael married 12-13-14 and a year later we wish we were still planning their wedding at Congress Hall! We thought their 1 year anniversary was the perfect opportunity to blog their awesome day!
Venue: Congress Hall
Photography: Andy Todes
Florist: Twisted Willow
Stationary: Abbey Malcolm
Planning & Design: Kyle Michelle Weddings
It's time to break out those hats, mittens, scarves and cozy blankets because winter is coming, and we could not be more excited! In just a few short weeks winter weddings will be in full swing. In preparation for the winter wedding season we have listed our most favorite and festive winter wedding trends! Whether you are planning a cozy and intimate wedding or full force winter wedding bash these ideas will help make your special day one that your guests remember for seasons to come!
There are certain things that only work with winter weddings. Giving your guests a little taste of these once a year treats is a perfect way to say thank you for attending your special day. We love the to-go hot chocolate to keep your guests warm after your wedding ends and the unique take on succulents with festive evergreens!
Nothing screams cozy like a fur wrap or jacket for your winter wedding. Unless you live in the Caribbean for your winter wedding, chances are its going to be pretty cold. Keep yourself warm and seasonal with these looks.
Winter brings along with it rich colors and cozy fabrics. Break out the deep reds and greens for a classic Christmas look, knitted chair covers for a warm feel, or keep it sleek with all white and gold to bring the snowy outside in!
Winter is the only time you can break out the evergreen, holly and ornaments and not look like you are confused on what season it is. We absolutely love the antique ornament table numbers hung up so they act as decorations for your wedding as well!
If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the country where snow is a possibility for your winter wedding you may be able to capture adorable pictures like these! These snowy snapshots are the perfect way to capture all of the romance of your special day.
Happy almost winter!
It seems like just yesterday it was 75 degrees, sunny, and we were preparing for all of our summer weddings. Somehow it is now nearing the end of November and Thanksgiving is three days away. For those of you who just realized this (like me) and haven't planned your day-of decor, take a breath and take some inspiration from our favorite Thanksgiving trends.
Happy decorating and we hope you have a food filled and happy Thanksgiving!
Long Beach Island, New Jersey is one of our favorite towns on the shore of New Jersey. We have been blessed a couple times with being a part of weddings that took place on LBI. Each wedding different but each wedding making LBI the focal point due to the couples love for the island.
Jenny grew up spending her summers on LBI (I believe in her Dad's welcome speech he mentioned she was conceived on LBI) and when Jenny met Adam she brought him into the fold that is the love for LBI. Mallard Island Yacht Club was the perfect venue for their ceremony and reception.
Although, Jenny grew up spending her summers and holidays at the shore, she and Adam currently live in Boston, MA. So, our first conversation was actually with Jenny's mom, Lisa. From the get go, we fell for this family. Our first in-person meeting we met with the entire family and they are a riot. Jenny's family was awesome (if you can't tell by her dad's admission during his "Welcome Speech"), you could feel how close they were and home much they loved one another. It was a blast to be a part of this planning process!
Oh, the difference between the bride's day and the groom's day!
Jenny, you were perfection!
I just don't think I would tire from this view and this place, ever.
Jenny & Adam's guests danced all night long and when the choice came to get onto the shuttle and head back to the hotel or go downstairs for the after party came, guests of ALL ages made their way down to the after party which ragged into the wee hours of the next morning!
Thank you to this fantastic family for all of your awesomeness!
Congratulations Jenny & Adam, we wish you two the best of everything!
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Mallard Island Yacht Club
Florist: MDS Floral Designs
Band: EBE Entertainment, Dreamtime
Photographer: Joshua Zuckerman Photography
Videography: Tweed Video
Lighting: Fennelli Design
Ceremony Portrait: Wed On Canvas
Transportation: Shooboo Shuttle
Wood Signs: Kyle Michelle Weddings