Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
This wedding is one I will never forget. From the moment we met, we clicked and the wedding planning began. First stop, Water Works, the best wedding venue in Philadelphia, in my professional opinion, and Kelly and Dario agreed. Enjoy this stunning wedding and the beautiful photography from Danfredo.
Stunning stationery from Love Leigh Invitations, this water color overlay is magical!
From our in house inventory we added these chair sashes for the aisle chairs and moved them to surround the head table-which was perfect!
This is why I love what I do. I presented Kelly with this dance floor and without hesitation she was on board. We set it on the diagonal for more interest and centered under the massive chandelier. Thanks to Bobby Morganstein for these beautiful pieces.
The perfect touches were these acrylic table numbers and place cards, small details that make a big impression.
We loved planning this wedding, getting to know this truly sweet couple and their families!
Congratulations Kelly & Dario!
Venue: Water Works
Photography and Videography: Danfredo
Florist: Ilonka Comstock
Makeup: All Dolled Up
Stationery: Loveleigh invitations
Dress: Elizabeth John's
Suits: The Black Tux
Band: All About Me
Ceremony Draping & Escort Board: Beautiful Blooms
Draping, Lighting, Dance Floor: Bobby Morganstein
Head Table: Vision Furniture
Wedding Planner/Designer: Kyle Michelle Weddings
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!
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!
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
The view, the tent, the flowers, the house! Suzanne and Adam's wedding day was nothing less than perfect. Both the ceremony and the reception took place on June 7th at Suzanne's father's house, which he built himself in a small town in New Jersey, just off of the Delaware River. The pictures aren't exaggerating - Suzanne and Adam said their "I Do's" under a gorgeous flowered canopy set less than twenty feet from the water. The weather could not have been more beautiful for a June wedding; the day began with minimal clouds and ended with a truly incredible sunset.
Here comes the bride! When we first saw Suzanne's dress, our jaws dropped. The dress was made for a summer wedding, and it fit Suzanne's personality equally as well. While Suzanne was busy getting ready, her guests were being lead to her father's backyard to take their seats for the ceremony. The bridal parties were relatively small, with the bride's sister as the maid of honor and the groom's brother as the best man. However, the groom's father made a heartfelt speech halfway through the ceremony, at which the guests both laughed and cried. In between the music and the "I Do's," Suzanne, Adam, and all of their guests (including us!) were able to admire the beauty of the Delaware, making the ceremony even more romantic!
Once the reception ended, the guests were lead into Suzanne's father's house to enjoy the cocktail hour spread along with a few drinks. Meanwhile, the happy couple went down to the rocks of the river for their photo-shoot.
We often fall in love with our couples, it's true. And Carolyn and Francis were no exception.
From the moment we met them at their family's home in Cherry Hill, NJ we knew that Francis and Carolyn were a perfect fit for Kyle Michelle Weddings. With her beaming face and infectious laugh Carolyn told us that she wanted a lively backyard wedding for her big day and we were more than eager to make her dream a reality. Believe it or not, it all started with a Pinterest board and the rest is history!
Flowers and cocktails and tacos, oh my! While we loved the process of planning the entire wedding, we were ecstatic to watch the entire day unfold in front of our eyes. The backyard tent provided a perfectly romantic setting for Carolyn and Francis to recite their vows in front of their friends and family and the invitations even doubled as fans - although, the last-minute fans we ordered helped a lot with the heat as well!
After the charming ceremony commenced with kisses and clapping, the guests were lead to the front yard for a fun cocktail hour to enjoy each other's company and, of course, munch on some tacos. Totally cool and totally tasty!
Carolyn was blessed with a big family - just look at that taco line!
We couldn't have been more excited to reveal the reception decorations to Carolyn, Francis, and their guests. While everyone else was busy enjoying the spirits and tacos, the Kyle Michelle team was hard at work in the backyard transforming the ceremony site into a proper place to dine and party.
In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Carolyn was hard at work completing numerous DYI wedding projects that worked perfectly with our plan for the reception's set-up. Check out the colorful banner pictured below as well as the table numbers!
And of course no wedding is complete without a ... donut? Yes, a donut! Instead of taking the traditional route in their choice of wedding dessert, Carolyn and Francis opted for a fun pastry that would compliment the backyard theme of their wedding. If you look long enough, you'll be able to spot the infamous bacon donut - don't knock it till you try it!
While the wedding guests were on their way back for their second (or third) helpings of donuts, Little Baby's Ice showed up and pretty much knocked all of us off our feet with their flavors. With chocolate salt malt, bourbon bourbon vanilla, and cherry hibiscus, our only problem was picking which one to try first.
Once the party started there was no stopping it! After dinner, the pattern for many of the guests became dance, donut, ice cream, dance, drink, donut, ice cream, and repeat. Carolyn's father put a number of hours into stringing lights throughout the tent and once the sun began to go down the lights allowed the party to keep going!
We are so grateful to have been able to spend such a glorious night with a truly amazing couple - we love you Carolyn and Francis and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
This wedding is one of those weddings where every single element had a personal touch from the bride and groom. Emily and Mark really threw themselves into making sure every detail was perfect. Our first phone call with Emily and Mark we realized how cool this couple was and how magnetic their day was going to be.
As we started planning ideas out with Emily through Pinterest we saw all of the awesome ideas that Emily had and we had our fingers crossed that she would be up to under taking it all. Oh boy, was she ever!
From the insanely awesome Popcorn Bar to the self-made photo booth, kids table and eco-friendly bamboo tableware, Emily nailed it! And if you’re more interested in the dress, don’t worry, she slayed it in that area too!
The most amazing escort cards ever!
"And you thought that high school math would never come in handy"
The super amazing popcorn bar garnished with an assortment of toppings to make your bag all your own.
We just died over this kids table! And how amazing are favors that are homemade BBQ rubs?!?
Emily and Mark, you rocked our socks off! We had such a brilliant time getting to know you two and your families! We are thankful to have been given the opportunity to be a part of your special day and your planning process! We wish you the best!
Venue: Croft Farms
Photographer: Lauren Schwarz Photography
DJ: Lovesick, Inc.
Caterer: Rodes Catering
Flowers: Heirloom Weddings
Our first conversation with Tiana was in the very first days of June of this year. She really wanted to get married in October of this year but wasn’t sure she could pull off planning a Jersey Shore wedding from Washington, DC with out any assistance and/or in that time frame. She asked, “Can we do this in 4 months?” Yes, yep, of course, absolutely, definitely, it can and will happen!
Prior to Tiana calling us, she had found the venue where she and her soon-to-be husband, Brian wanted to get married but hadn’t secured anything or even knew if it was a possibility. They wanted a beach ceremony and a tented reception right off the beach at The Women’s Civic Center of Stone Harbor. Tricky thing with the Jersey Shore, they don’t always allow beach ceremonies. You have to find the perfect spot, get a permit and you’re technically not even allowed to put chairs on the beach (Whoops…some how chairs ended up out there.?.?).
All of our conversations with Tiana and Brian were through emails, phone conversations and one Skype meeting. We had never met them in person. But through the many, many emails of sending pictures back and forth and phone conversations to explain the pictures further-we knew exactly what they wanted: beach (nothing too over the top), with touches of fall (it was October).
Tiana and Brian’s beach ceremony was sumptuous. The natural wood chairs set against the Atlantic Ocean, the sand and the perfectly blue sky were sublime.
At the opening of the aisle, baskets were stocked with blankets for guests to bundle up with to fight against a crisp october breeze. Globe vases garnished with burnt orange calla lillies hung from the arbor.
Tiana was stunning in her ivory, organza, gown perfectly adorned with a champagne sash.
Bridesmaids wore navy dresses, choosing their own style, with pearls to match the brides.
(We love this!)
The Groom and Groomsmen wore light gray suits-the Groom with a white tie, the Groomsmen with navy to harmonize with the girls.
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Walters
We love when couples think outside of the box and do things that are less traditional and more unique to them. Tiana and Brian had perfect little touches at every turn.
When we saw these tops, we were immediately obsessed!
Signature Cocktails: Apple, fresh ginger, and cranberry martini's!
(We heard they were amazing!)
Who needs a 3 tier wedding cake when you can have copious amounts of cake AND pie?
If you're not a fan of cake or pie? There is always s'mores!
What else goes with party, beer, and dancing?
Who remembers mad libs? I'm pretty sure as children, everyone played a few.
A great way to get some good reads on your honeymoon? Mad Libs for your wedding guest book-yep, pretty awesome.
The day couldn't have been more beautiful; blue skies and cool weather (okay, maybe a little crisp). Tiana and Brian were gorgeous and are a perfect pair. We loved working (quick as it was) with these two. We wish them all of the happiness in the world!
Venue: Women's Civic Center of Stone Harbor
Design: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Caterer: Fleur De Lys Catering
Photographer: Spark Photography
Flowers & Centerpieces: Kyle Michelle Weddings
DJ: Time of Your Life Entertainment
Rentals: Rental City
Lighting: Light My Event