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How To Create a Stress Free Wedding Guest List

Hey ladies! We  know in the midst of all of the planning and festivities, there is always several tasks that need to be dealt with before the big day. One of the most stressful and off-putting tasks is the dreaded guest list that leaves you with questions like, “Who...

2021 Recap

Whew. 2021. Honestly, this is going to be a long one and quite personal. Get ready. As most of you, I was looking forward to a fantastic 2021. After we experienced 2020, it had to be better, right? I was geared up and ready to plan gorgeous weddings for my amazing...

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!

February 20, 2021

Hey friends! Today on the blog is beautiful Lydia & Conner’s wedding at the Barn At Shady Lane. Oh how I love these two!! Lydia was one precious “Covid Bride”, she stayed calm but cautious during her wedding planning journey and I’m so happy that everything went off without a hitch.  Lydia and Conner were […]

Hey friends! Today on the blog is beautiful Lydia & Conner’s wedding at the Barn At Shady Lane. Oh how I love these two!! Lydia was one precious “Covid Bride”, she stayed calm but cautious during her wedding planning journey and I’m so happy that everything went off without a hitch. 

Lydia and Conner were surrounded by their sweet friends and family all day. Their love for each other was priceless and being a part of their wedding day was so fulfilling. After a few curveballs thrown at Lydia & Conner during their engagement, it was one perfect day!

The Dream Team

wedding planner: Kendal Perry Planning photographer: Allison Naylor Photography | venue: The Barn at Shady Lane | florals: Vera Flora | cake: Magic Muffins | caterer: The Happy Catering Company | officiant: Another Happy Couple | wedding dress: Lea-Ann Belter Sofia via Ivory & Birch Bridal | band: The Groove Factor | photo booth: Pic Your Party Photo Booth | videography: Westerly Way Photography 

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February 16, 2021

Hello again & welcome to the KP Blog! Today I want to chat with you about the pros & cons of a first look on wedding day. I know every couple is different and sees their wedding day going a certain way. I love the uniqueness of each couple and how their personalities share on […]

Hello again & welcome to the KP Blog! Today I want to chat with you about the pros & cons of a first look on wedding day. I know every couple is different and sees their wedding day going a certain way. I love the uniqueness of each couple and how their personalities share on wedding days. 

So, first things first, what is a first look? It’s simply the moment the bride & groom see each other for the first time on wedding before the ceremony. It’s a very intimate and emotional moment, as it’s just the two of them (plus photographers of course!) where they get to take a few minutes and take it all in that they are about to become husband and wife. 

*PROS*

By seeing your soon-to-be hubby/wifey before the ceremony simply calms your nerves. Your wedding day is full of emotions and it’s so sweet to simply see your person and some of those nerves will disappear. 

Next up, it helps with the timing of the wedding day. By seeing your fiance before the ceremony, you get to take beautiful photos together and with your wedding party and family all before the ceremony. That means you get to go to the party sooner! 

Always remember, a first look will never spoil the ceremony. The moment a bride walks down the aisle is a moment like no other. Seeing your fiance as the doors open for you will still give you chills and the sweetest emotions. 

**CONS**

You break “tradition” by having a first look. Some couples are very traditional and want to keep things the old fashioned way, which is so sweet. By seeing your fiance before the ceremony, it takes away that sense of tradition. 

It’s a little risky. By having a wedding planner with you on wedding day, it surely helps not accidentally running into your fiance on your way to the bathroom. If you are all getting ready at the same location and not seeing eachother, it can be a little risky as you will have to have someone on watch to make sure you and your fiance don’t leave your room at the same time and accidentally see eachother.

You might not get all the photos you want. After the ceremony, you will have couple photos, family photos and wedding party photos. Those are ALOT of photos to fit into approximately an hour before you head over to the reception. Often those photos are rushed, which always makes me so sad because the bride & groom don’t get exactly what they wanted. 

My personal preference – I love a sweet First Look. If I can, I will always try to explain to the couple why a first look is so important. Of course it helps the day run smoother, but I promise you will look back at those photos to see your reaction over and over again. It’s such a private and emotional moment to share with just you two. It’s a moment like no other!

 

 

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February 7, 2021

Oh my goodness I am so excited to share this gorgeous day with you all! Lydia & Chase got married in December at Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms! Sweet Lydia was an original Covid bride, as she changed her destination wedding in May, to an all inclusive wedding in December. I absolutely loved Lydia’s style […]

Oh my goodness I am so excited to share this gorgeous day with you all! Lydia & Chase got married in December at Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms! Sweet Lydia was an original Covid bride, as she changed her destination wedding in May, to an all inclusive wedding in December. I absolutely loved Lydia’s style and we had a wonderful time creating her design. 

Lydia’s plan B was seriously just as beautiful as our original plan. Thankfully the rain held off during the day so we could get a few dreamy photos of Lydia & Chase before the ceremony. Their guests enjoyed their intimate ceremony and definitely had a party after! The dance floor was PACKED. It was a perfect way to end 2020. 

The Dream Team

Planning: Kendal Perry Planning – Amanda Maddox | Venue & Catering: Pursell Farms | Photographer: Perry Vaile | Florals: Allie J Creative | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Lounge Furniture: Prophouse |  Linens: BBJ | Entertainment: Music Garden – Trotline | Videography: Resolute Films | Cake: Barbs Cakes |

 

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January 31, 2021

Hey Friends!! I am so excited to finally share Kayla and Brett’s wedding day with you all! My Associate Planner, Amanda, was the lead planner on this one and here is what she had to say about it! Kayla & Brett got married on a warm November day at the gorgeous Bridge Street Gallery & […]

Hey Friends!! I am so excited to finally share Kayla and Brett’s wedding day with you all! My Associate Planner, Amanda, was the lead planner on this one and here is what she had to say about it!

Kayla & Brett got married on a warm November day at the gorgeous Bridge Street Gallery & Loft in downtown Birmingham and I must say, it was absolutely perfect! You could feel the love between them & to hear Brett talk about his sweet bride would bring you to tears. Their ceremony was so romantic with string lights and candles lighting the entire loft. The two chose to have communion as their first act as husband and wife and it was truly the most beautiful moment. After a quick flip to turn the ceremony into the reception space they danced the night away with their closest family and friends. My favorite moment from the day, which might be my favorite wedding moment ever, was when I went to grab Kayla & Brett right before the ceremony started. Kayla excitedly said “Are we about to get married?!” To which I replied “You’re getting married!” All of the emotions hit Kayla and she just started crying tears of joy that couldn’t be stopped! It was the sweetest moment!

-Dream Team-

Beauty: Hair By Hope | Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaids | Cake: Barb’s Cakes | Catering: Happy Catering | Ceremony & Reception Entertainment: On-Site Productions DJ | Dress: Heidi Elnora | Florals: RD Designs | Men’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear | Photography: Katie Byrd | Planning: Kendal Perry Planning – Associate Planner Amanda Maddox | Rentals & Draping: Design Productions | Videography: Spark Weddings

 

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January 25, 2021

Welcome back, friends! Gosh, today you are getting to see one of my last weddings of 2020, which closed the year perfectly! Abby & Lawson chose to celebrate their marriage at a location that meant the world to them. Over their years of dating, they spent countless days at Abby’s family’s property pond house in […]

Welcome back, friends! Gosh, today you are getting to see one of my last weddings of 2020, which closed the year perfectly! Abby & Lawson chose to celebrate their marriage at a location that meant the world to them. Over their years of dating, they spent countless days at Abby’s family’s property pond house in Enterprise. She knew having all of her friends and family back to the spot where they fell in love was the perfect idea! 

Abby was the perfect bride! She was calm, beautiful and truly enjoyed every moment of her wedding day as she became Lawson’s wife. After their intimate ceremony at Abby’s church, they headed over to their family’s property where the party got started! Thanks to The Park Band for keeping the night fun! Enjoy these beautiful photos from Be Light Photography.

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Amlong!

Wedding Planning: Kendal Perry Planning | Photography: Be Light Photography – Madison Walters | Florals: Southern Posies | Entertainment: Music Garden – The Park Band | Venue: Private Estate | Rentals: Pope Rentals | Wedding Gown: Carriage House | Catering: Ketchums | Linens: BBJ | Calligraphy: Gracefully Made Art | Bartending: B&B Bartending 

 

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January 17, 2021

Hi friends!  Oh how we love fall outdoor weddings. Katie & Jacob said “I Do” at beautiful Aldridge Gardens last fall and it was quite beautiful. Although 2020 was a little challenging, they pulled off a wonderful party. Several of their friends and family members traveled from Louisiana to celebrate these two and they didn’t […]

Hi friends! 

Oh how we love fall outdoor weddings. Katie & Jacob said “I Do” at beautiful Aldridge Gardens last fall and it was quite beautiful. Although 2020 was a little challenging, they pulled off a wonderful party. Several of their friends and family members traveled from Louisiana to celebrate these two and they didn’t disappoint! Enjoy these gorgeous photos from Wesley & Emma. 

Planning: Kendal Perry Planning | Photography: Wesley & Emma Photography | Venue: Aldridge Gardens | Catering: Savoie Catering | Florals: Laurel & Sage | Linens: Decor To Adore | Beauty: Ashley Vires

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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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