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
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!