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Nicole & Drew’s 4-H Wedding

Hello loves!! I'm so excited to share these amazing photos from Nicole & Drew's beautiful wedding. These two got married at the 4-H center's outdoor chapel where the natural greenery set the backdrop and it was so dreamy! Laure with LSL Events saw Nicole's vision...

Creating a Guest List | Kendal Perry

Hello sweet brides! Creating your guest list can be very time consuming and tedious. Making sure you have everyone's address, plus one, choice of meal, etc. goodness! I have a few helpful tips for you at creating the perfect guest list! It's good to have a "Guest List...

Meet Meagan & Cody!

Cheers to new faces! These two are so precious and I'm so excited to share their beautiful engagements photos from AL Weddings. Meagan & Cody met while working at the trauma center and Cody knew Meagan would be apart of his forever. He finally built up the courage...

Welcome to the KP blog! My name is Kendal and I’m so happy you’re here. It’s been my dream for quite some time to own a wedding planning company and now the time has finally arrived! I am certain that this will be the best journey in life and I’m so excited to finally show you what we’ve been working on for the past few months! Take a look around, love. I can’t wait to meet you!

May 16, 2019

Hello loves!! I’m so excited to share these amazing photos from Nicole & Drew’s beautiful wedding. These two got married at the 4-H center’s outdoor chapel where the natural greenery set the backdrop and it was so dreamy! Laure with LSL Events saw Nicole’s vision and was the perfect florist for the day! Nicole and […]

Hello loves!!

I'm so excited to share these amazing photos from Nicole & Drew's beautiful wedding. These two got married at the 4-H center's outdoor chapel where the natural greenery set the backdrop and it was so dreamy! Laure with LSL Events saw Nicole's vision and was the perfect florist for the day! Nicole and Drew had a beautiful intimate ceremony at the chapel and celebrated at the Pavilion on the lake with their sweet friends and family.

Nicole had a beautiful natural vision for her wedding and let me tell you, it was amazing! She and Drew decided to have a New Orleans themed cake cutting with a charm pull for the bridesmaids and a second line send off. It was so much fun!

Lindsay & Joe Tillman with New Native Photography captured the beautiful day, enjoy below!

 

 

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May 12, 2019

Hello sweet brides! Creating your guest list can be very time consuming and tedious. Making sure you have everyone’s address, plus one, choice of meal, etc. goodness! I have a few helpful tips for you at creating the perfect guest list! It’s good to have a “Guest List A” and “Guest List B” , This […]

Hello sweet brides!

Creating your guest list can be very time consuming and tedious. Making sure you have everyone's address, plus one, choice of meal, etc. goodness! I have a few helpful tips for you at creating the perfect guest list! It's good to have a "Guest List A" and "Guest List B" , This means your A-listers are your must invitees like family and closest friends and your B-listers are your additional guests you would love to have celebrate with you depending on your budget and venue accommodations. Typically you still are able to add majority of your B-listers!

After creating your initial guest list, next you need to create a forum to collect addresses. I've seen this done many different ways, whether you're using your parents old address book or you created a new Google Form for guests to give you all the details! After creating your list and receiving your addresses, you need to make sure to keep them all in the same place and easy to access. I personally love my planning portal called Aisle Planner, to keep track of your guests and all of their details.

After creating your guest list, it will help you better decided on budget and venue choices. You definitely want to make sure that your amount of guests can be accommodated correctly at your chosen venue. Typically you can except about 75%-80% of your guests to RSVP and celebrate with you on your wedding day.

Creating a guest list is such an important component in wedding planning so be sure to get this done towards the beginning on your planning process.

I would love to be apart of your wedding planning journey. Contact me today!

 

 

xoxo,

Kendal

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May 9, 2019

Cheers to new faces! These two are so precious and I’m so excited to share their beautiful engagements photos from AL Weddings. Meagan & Cody met while working at the trauma center and Cody knew Meagan would be apart of his forever. He finally built up the courage to ask Meagan on a date which […]

Cheers to new faces! These two are so precious and I'm so excited to share their beautiful engagements photos from AL Weddings. Meagan & Cody met while working at the trauma center and Cody knew Meagan would be apart of his forever. He finally built up the courage to ask Meagan on a date which began countless unforgettable moments and grand adventures. Meagan said "I immediately knew there was just something about him that I was drawn to and I haven't lost that feeling since." HOW PRECIOUS! 

Meagan and Cody are looking forward to spend the evening with their favorite people at the reception! Meagan said she can't wait to walk down the aisle to Cody. She knows his reaction will be priceless! I can't wait for their beautiful wedding at Otter Creek with AL Weddings this fall. For now, enjoy their beautiful engagement photos at Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

xoxo,

Kendal

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May 2, 2019

Pop the bubbly! Kendal Perry Wedding Planning Studio is officially turning one! I’m so thrilled to have this little business of mine and I cannot believe it has been a full year. This year has flown by and I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing couples and help them down the aisle. 2018 […]

Pop the bubbly! Kendal Perry Wedding Planning Studio is officially turning one! I'm so thrilled to have this little business of mine and I cannot believe it has been a full year. This year has flown by and I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing couples and help them down the aisle. 2018 was a huge memorable year for me by taking this leap of faith and starting my own business at 25 years old.

After many friends and family told me to start this business, I decided to entertain the thought and prayed for this opportunity and let me tell you, He answered that prayer really quick! I met with my amazing friends, Alex and Sara Lucas, and they encouraged me and helped me get this business going. Of course with the never ending support from my husband and family, I was able to grow the business more than I could have ever imagined last year. Finishing up 2018, I helped 16 amazing couples have their dream wedding. As my goal was nearly half of that, I am beyond thrilled that I doubled my expectations! Thank you to everyone who believed in me to start this amazing journey! Now...below...get ready to giggle.

FUN story that you don't want to miss. So, Sara and I had been chatting about this lovely photoshoot for a few weeks and I had been dreaming of it for months, of course. I knew I would have a gold number one balloon and be somewhere memorable for me. When Sara and I were chatting about the location, the only place I could think of was somewhere downtown where many venues are located and have the city in the background. Randomly my mom said, "What about Montevallo?" I immediately thought it would be perfect since this is where it all began. I graduated from the University on the very same lawn these photos were taken. It was so special going back to this beautiful campus to celebrate what I've worked so hard for during those years at Montevallo. #GoFalcons Anyway, back to this beautiful day for the photoshoot. Sara and I had planned to meet at her house at 9:00 that morning so we could ride together to the campus. I head over, all is well, I'm ready, she's ready, we've got the balloon and we're on our way. The day was a little overcast so it was going to be perfect! We arrive at President's Lawn and hop out of the car and headed to the shady area. When all of a sudden, that beautiful gold balloon detaches from the string and heads for the sky.

I WAS SO MAD. Sara immediately falls to the floor laughing, apologizing for laughing as I was about to cry. So, being the best friend that she is, we drive to Alabaster Target to get a new balloon. Thankfully they had one! We decided to head over and grab some Champagne and cute wine glasses, because why not? We knew we needed it after this! We head to the front, they wont blow up balloons. So, we went to Walmart, stood in line for quite some time to be told "We haven't done that in years." Well, let me tell you I'm not driving to Hoover to get helium in this dang balloon. So, we drive to the neighborhood Walmart and praise Jesus, they have helium!! Finally, we were back on our and way and I would not let that balloon out of my arms. LOL! Thankfully the 1.5 detour made for a fun day with Sara! Once we arrived back to campus, we found our balloon stuck in a tree, dead of course. We couldn't help but laugh that time! And we all know I can't do everything seriously. When your best friend stands in front of you with a camera, you've got to have a little fun! After all that we went through, I was loving that balloon. Enjoy!

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April 24, 2019

Whew! This spring has been amazing. I’ve absolutely loved all of these beautiful weddings that I’ve had the opportunity to be apart of in March and April and I can’t wait to share ALL of the photos with you! I’ve received a few sneak peaks of these gorgeous weddings and oh my! They are perfect!  […]

Whew! This spring has been amazing. I've absolutely loved all of these beautiful weddings that I've had the opportunity to be apart of in March and April and I can't wait to share ALL of the photos with you! I've received a few sneak peaks of these gorgeous weddings and oh my! They are perfect! 

This month has been a bit of a rollercoaster. At the beginning of April, we decided to list our home for sale after finding the house of our dreams! Still in the waiting process, which is driving me crazy, we have no idea where our future is leading us. I'm praying that if it's meant to be, then it will happen! 

Looking into next month, I'm so excited to celebrate my ONE YEAR anniversary of my business!! Can you believe it?! This year has flown by! I've learned a ton and met some amazing people. Check back on my anniversary for a recap of the full year. Ready to make some goals for the remainder of 2019! 

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March 3, 2019

Happy Monday, loves! Oh my I’m SO excited to share Tori & Casey’s engagement photos with you!! These two are what you envision when you think of the perfect couple. Their love for each other is adorable and their happiness is contagous! They met while in college at Jacksonville State when Tori was a cheerleader […]

Happy Monday, loves!

Oh my I'm SO excited to share Tori & Casey's engagement photos with you!! These two are what you envision when you think of the perfect couple. Their love for each other is adorable and their happiness is contagous! They met while in college at Jacksonville State when Tori was a cheerleader and Casey was on the football team. How cute! They spent a while getting to know each other before they officially started dating, which is how all of the best relationships start out! God was preparing their hearts, even though they weren't expecting it.

Casey proposed to sweet Tori on her birthday last summer at her family's home by the lake. While Tori thought they were only celebrating her birthday, it quickly turned into an engagement party! Tori was just a bit caught off guard, which always makes the best reactions! Her sweet family was able to capture every moment of their engagement on camera. Being able to go back and visit that moment is so special! 

When I asked Tori what she is most excited for on her wedding day, she said to finally see her hubby-to-be dressed in his tux and their first look. That intimate moment of seeing each other for the first time is SO precious! Of course they are excited to celebrate with all of their friends and family and see everything that we've been planning finally come together!

Tori will be moving to the D.C. area where Casey currently lives as he plays for the Redskins NFL team. These two are literally a power couple! I will certainly miss planning their perfect day! I've had the pleasure of getting to know Tori, Casey and her family over the past several months and they are a joy. I know Tori and Casey are ready to finally become husband and wife in April at Pursell Farms and I cannot wait! We have an AMAZING vendor team and it's going to be beyond perfect. Enjoy their beautiful photos from Katie & Alec <3 

xoxo,

Kendal

 

 

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hello loves!
Welcome to the KP blog! My name is Kendal and I’m so happy you’re here. It’s been my dream for quite some time to own a wedding planning company and now the time has finally arrived! I am certain that this will be the best journey in life and I’m so excited to finally show you what we’ve been working on for the past few months! Take a look around, love. I can’t wait to meet you!

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