Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
On a rainy day one could only hope your "plan B" location for your ceremony space looked like Katherine &John's wedding on June 27th 2015. Despite the rain, Katherine & John ran, biked and swam the Philadelphia Tri the morning of their wedding-and then headed to the Horticulture Center to say "I Do." The amazing photography from Pat Fuery is the icing on the cake!
Katherine and John we are so happy for you two! Thank you for letting Kyle Michelle Weddings help you throughout the planning process!
I don't even know where to begin.
Okay, I'll start with the obvious, they are an absolutely gorgeous couple. (Seriously, you find yourself wondering if you stand close enough will it rub off?!) But these two are so much more than their really, really, ridiculous good looks.
We met Amanda and Andrew via Skype, since they were living in Hong Kong at the time. They were enjoying a nice glass of wine and me, a nice cup of Joe.
In our first Skype chat, Andrew gave me a short (but UBER sweet) explanation of how their paths crossed. Andrew is from and was working in Australia. News that he was being transferred to NYC came and he was pretty pumped at the idea. At the last minute, his transfer ended up being changed to Hong Kong. Amanda is from America and was working in NYC. That is until her job offered her a position in Hong Kong. Both, expats, living in Hong Kong, Andrew found his NYC girl.
Quite possibly one of the sweetest, most loving families we have had the pleasure to work with.
Does this reception not remind you of the Cleary wedding in Wedding Crashers?
Amanda and Andrew have been able to experience so many different countries together. City names that they visited together were used for their table numbers.
Thank you, Amanda and Andrew, for sharing your Friday evenings with me over Skype. Cheers (me with coffee, you with wine) to the happiest future!
So, you got the ring and the love of your life. You called your mom, dad, sister, brother, best friends, grandparents, cousins, and a whole list of other important people in your life. But now it's time to announce to the rest of the world that you are engaged. For the social media savvy bride, Instagram is the new golden standard for engagement announcements. And whether you have 50, 500 or 5,000 followers, you still want the best post you can possibly have. Here are our favorite ideas on how to share with the world that you are #Engaged.
Include Your Soon-to-be
Becoming engaged is one of the most exciting moments for both you and your fiance. Why not take this opportunity to remind everyone why you two are perfect for each other?
Where It All Went Down
Where you got engaged is significant place for your finance and you; whether you took a trip to Paris or went to the beach down the road, it works as the perfect background for your new engagement ring.
Man's Best Friend
You may have owned your dog before you two met, or maybe you adopted the little guy together, or maybe it was part of your engagement! No matter how the fur ball ended up in your life, there is a growing trend to include them in your engagement announcement! (And who doesn't love these cute faces!?)
Keep It Simple
Sometimes simple is best. In these engagement announcements the sole focus is on the ring and the engagement itself!
Congratulations on being #Engaged!
As Clare and her father waited to walk down the aisle of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, Geoff couldn't suppress a beaming smile from his face. The guests loved watching the flower girl and ring bearer being pulled in a small wagon, but they quickly fell silent when Clare appeared at the end of the aisle. The ceremony ended in applause, which didn't stop throughout the rest of the night. At every event including the couple's introduction, the first dance, and Clare's father's speech the guests applauded and cheered! We enjoyed every second of this wedding purely because of the true joy that radiated from the newlyweds and guests alike.
Clare and Geoff - thank you so much for including the Kyle Michelle team in your big day, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Mary and Alex proved the perfect couple to kick off the Summer wedding season. Their wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all took place in Morris Arboretum, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The location, very much like the couple themselves, was bright and beautiful on the day of the wedding. We enjoyed every minute we spent planning Mary and Alex's big day and Sharyn did an incredible job capturing the beauty of the entire event!
The bridesmaids and the groomsmen had fun throughout the entire day - they were the perfect group of people to match Mary and Alex's playful personalities!
Alex was involved in the entire planning process, but his biggest concern was that Mary remained happy. Their love for each other was reflected in their emotional ceremony, where Alex couldn't take his eyes off his beautiful bride and Mary lovingly held her new husband's hand throughout the entire ceremony.
As Mary and Alex made their way down the aisle, Mary couldn't stop smiling and Alex mouthed "thank you" to us. The following cocktail hour and reception was filled with laughing and TONS of dancing. Leaves of Grass florals completely decorated the reception area into a woodland wonderland for the couple and the guests loved the photobooth and candy bar set up inside.
We loved that the newlyweds picked a unique song, "Everlasting Light" by The Black Keys, for their first dance - it couldn't have been more romantic! Thank you Mary and Alex for including us in your big day - we love you two and wish you the best in your new life together!
When someone compliments you on your dress and you're not even the bride
Every wedding is different, but there are definitely situations at every wedding that we can all relate to or find some humor in. If you've been to a few weddings this season I'm sure you'll recognize a moment or two!
When you find out it's an open bar
When they're butlering hor dourves and you haven't eaten all day
When you spot the ring bearer or flower girl looking cute as a button
When the buffet opens
When dinner is plated and you're waiting for everyone at the table to be served before you eat
During the bride and groom's first dance
When someone's toast goes on for way too long
When the DJ/band plays your jam but dinner is still being served
By the end of the main course
When you're single and spy a cutie
When things start to get a little out of control on the dance floor
When the photographer walks by
When they start cutting the cake
When you make your sober significant other or friend drive home
Okay, now that I got that out of the way…we LOVE this couple!!! Ariana and Ever were rightfully completely and unapologetically themselves throughout the entire planning process and their day reflected it perfectly!
This wedding was a massive celebration (i.e. party, bash, blast, fete, merriment, etc.) of two amazing people who love each other and we can not explain how honored we were that they picked us to be a part of their day.
Our first time meeting Ariana and Ever was at Old City Coffee in Philadelphia, PA. I don’t remember much of our conversation being about weddings. Instead, we chatted and laughed like old friends who hadn’t seen each other in years. We learned about each other, gossiped and realized we were in love with them.
Much like the rest of Ariana and Ever's wedding, they wanted a first look that was totally them. Having their families involved was important. So what's better than having their brothers stand between them and share a moment together before stepping aside to reveal the brides to each other?
Is this not perfection?!?! We were so excited to set up the ceremony in a circular fashion. Ariana and Ever wanted to make sure they were surrounded by their family and friends as they took the biggest step in their relationship. Erika and Andrew from Chicory Florals came in and worked their magic on this beautiful Chuppah. And of course, Ariana's amazingly crafty self who crocheted the Chuppah herself.
During the ceremony Rabbi Linda told a story of how she asked the girls how they wanted to be presented to their family and friends and that the girls looked at one another and said, "Call us bashert, because that is what we are."
(Bashert is a Yiddish word that means destiny or in terms of a spouse, soulmates.)
It was so much fun setting up this wedding! The beautiful, eclectic pieces of china were collected by Ariana's mother throughout the planning process to use on their day.
This picture is absolutely everything!! Thank you Carina for capturing this!
Ariana & Ever, we loved being a part of the planning process with you and being with you on your day. Thank you for allowing us to share this with you! Our Summer Solstice was such a great day!
Venue: Awbury Arboretum
Rentals: Ocean Tents
Band: Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird
Florals: Chicory Florals
Catering: Miss Rachel's Pantry
Photography: Love Me Do Photography
Sound: D24k Sound