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Elizabeth & Trent’s Birmingham Engagement

Hello friends! Today I'm excited to share Elizabeth & Trent's Birmingham Engagement Session. Elizabeth & Trent's first date was at the beautiful Railroad Park in Birmingham. After spending a few dates together, they knew they were meant to be! Trent said after...

French Styled Shoot At Camelot Manor

Hello loves! Today we are featuring our beautiful French inspired styled shoot at Camelot Manor this fall and it is breathtaking. We had some very talented creatives come together quickly to pull off this incredible shoot! This gorgeous venue has everything you could...

Beomjy & Jonathan’s Birmingham Wedding

Hello loves! Today I'm excited to share Beomjy & Jonathan's intimate wedding day with you! These two are absolutely adorable and truly wanted a small romantic celebration with their closest friends & family and that is exactly what they had. The two said their...

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!

October 12, 2019

Hello loves!  Today I’m so excited to share with you Holly & Josh’s perfect summer wedding at Pursell Farms! The day was gorgeous, the details were well thought out and Holly & Josh were breathtaking. This wedding was one of my favorites this year as their entire family made me feel like family.  Holly & […]

Hello loves! 

Today I'm so excited to share with you Holly & Josh's perfect summer wedding at Pursell Farms! The day was gorgeous, the details were well thought out and Holly & Josh were breathtaking. This wedding was one of my favorites this year as their entire family made me feel like family. 

Holly & Josh started their engagement journey at beautiful Pursell Farms last December as they were golfing. At gorgeous hole 5, Josh proposed to Holly and the precious engagement was caught on video and of course went viral! Naturally the two knew that Pursell Farms held a special place in their heart so getting married at Pursell would be perfect! 

Planning with Holly was TOO much fun. We could plan another wedding every year, to the same guy of course! I love this precious couple (and their fur baby- Champ) and I can't wait to see them grow together in the future. Cheers, Mr. & Mrs. Taylor! 

The Dream Team

Planner: Kendal Perry Wedding Planning Studio | Venue & Caterer: Pursell Farms | Photography: Be Light Photography | Florist: Hothouse | Props & Linens: Prophouse | Rentals: PRE Events | Wedding Gown: Village Bridal | Wedding Gown Designer: Hayley Paige | Bridesmaids: Hayley Paige from Bella Bridesmaids | Cake: Dreamcakes | Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch Mountain Brook | Hair: Big Haired Hannah | Invitation: Village Press | DJ: On-Site Productions 

     

          

 

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October 2, 2019

Oh goodness I’m so excited to share all of these beautiful photos with you from Olivia and John’s wedding day at Swann Lake Stables. As you can see, Olivia and John are basically the model couple that everyone wants to be.They are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the out and […]

Oh goodness I'm so excited to share all of these beautiful photos with you from Olivia and John's wedding day at Swann Lake Stables. As you can see, Olivia and John are basically the model couple that everyone wants to be.They are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the out and I absolutely loved being a part of their big day. Olivia and John have been in each others lives for 6 years, they met their Junior year of high school and have been together ever since. How precious is that! 

Olivia and I have had the opportunity to truly become friends before, during and after her beautiful wedding. Being able to see sweet Olivia become a bride was so precious to me. I loved celebrating their marriage and I can't wait to continue to celebrate with them everyday. Cheers, you two!

The Dream Team:

Wedding Planner: Kendal Perry Planning Studio | Photographer: Lauren Bailey Photography | Videography: Hampton Road | Venue: Swann Lake Stables | Florist: Brooke McAfee | Rentals: Prophouse | Hair & Makeup: Danielle Ivy | Catering: Yellow Bicycle | Bridal Gown: Heidi Elnora 


         

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September 22, 2019

OMG OMG OMG FINALLY!! I’m so excited to finally share what I’ve been working on the last couple of months. Remember that time I said, “I have big dreams for this year!” Well, I meant it! Brick & Rose, an event boutique venue, located in the heart of Helena is now open and ready for […]

OMG OMG OMG FINALLY!! I'm so excited to finally share what I've been working on the last couple of months. Remember that time I said, "I have big dreams for this year!" Well, I meant it! Brick & Rose, an event boutique venue, located in the heart of Helena is now open and ready for you to book your event! 

This adorable tiny chapel fell into my lap in July and after seeing it, I knew it would be perfect. My sweet friend, Riley, knew I was looking for an office and she told me about this space. I gave the owner a call and realized it was much too big for an office but I started thinking that I could possibly turn this space into an event venue. So, that's exactly what I did.

With the help and support from my family and friends, my dream quickly became a reality. When I first walked in the door, which features beautiful stain glass, I felt like I was walking into a tiny chapel in the early 1900's. It was a blank space with amazing details. The gorgeous original brick wall gave the space so much character. Brick & Rose has beautiful white washed wooden floors, an antique white brick wall, detailed ceiling with gorgeous chandeliers and one of my fav spaces that we built - is an adorable bridal suite for our tiny weddings! 

Countless hours were spent visualizing what this place could be. Of course we added a few more things than we initially thought, but it was totally worth it. The space has turned into exactly what I could hope for. I recently heard, "If it's worth doing, then it's worth doing right." and I know that is exactly what we did. 

Whew. I'm so excited for what the future holds for this tiny venue. I want to thank EVERYONE who helped me get this place going! Thank you Jesse, Mom & Dad, Dede & David, Ali, Sara, Cindy, Turner and Houston for taking so much time helping me...& really doing more than I did at times. I couldn't have done it without each of you. Thank you to Riley Busby for finding this beautiful gem! I would still be on the search if it wasn't for you! <3 

Now it's time to celebrate!! 

Photography: AL Weddings 

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September 19, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome to the KP Blog! Today continues the guest blog series of a few of my favorite wedding photographers in Birmingham. Today, Lauren Bailey has taken over! Meet Lauren Bailey! 1. How long have you been apart of the wedding industry as a photographer? I have been shooting weddings since October of 2015, […]

Hello friends! Welcome to the KP Blog! Today continues the guest blog series of a few of my favorite wedding photographers in Birmingham. Today, Lauren Bailey has taken over! Meet Lauren Bailey!
1. How long have you been apart of the wedding industry as a photographer?
I have been shooting weddings since October of 2015, and the years have just flown by since!
2. Did you always know that you wanted to photograph weddings?
When I first started photography I connected most with people vs. shooting products, brand photography or really anything else. So it quickly became my dream to photograph weddings one day! Couples really are my favorite. It is so fun to walk with them through such a cool season in life.
3.On wedding day, what is your favorite thing or part of the day to photograph?
I absolutely love when couples do not do a first look (shocker, I know) and see each other for the first time walking down the aisle. There is always such raw emotion in that time and I have gotten teary eyed a good bit before. It is just the best!
4. Who is your ideal client?
I have had the best clients, literally the best! They have been kind, don't sweat the small stuff, and trust me to do my job. I really cannot ask for more than that!
5. What advice would you give a future bride?
It is so important to keep in perspective that you are not just planning a wedding, but most importantly entering a marriage! Doing things like marriage counseling and pouring into each other throughout the planning season is so vital. Weddings are incredible days you get to have together, but I encourage people to keep this perspective when they are getting overwhelmed with planning. Also surround yourself with vendors that will help you have fun, and keep you calm- not stress you out!

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September 11, 2019

Hello friends! Today I’m so happy to share Jennifer & Braxton’s perfect wedding photos from their wedding at Park Crest this summer. Jennifer had a beautiful idea for her wedding and let me tell you, it came together flawlessly. Her precious bridesmaids wore a variety of gorgeous neutrals which tied together perfectly with her floral […]

Hello friends! Today I'm so happy to share Jennifer & Braxton's perfect wedding photos from their wedding at Park Crest this summer. Jennifer had a beautiful idea for her wedding and let me tell you, it came together flawlessly. Her precious bridesmaids wore a variety of gorgeous neutrals which tied together perfectly with her floral color choices. Jennifer's dress was a beautiful ivory and moscato a-line with gorgeous off the shoulder straps - YES PLEASE! It all went together just like she had hoped for!

When I first met Jennifer and heard about her & Braxton's love story, I knew they were one of those dream couples with a beautiful love for each other. You could see their love for each other throughout the entire wedding day. They were SO happy to finally see each other at the first look and it was so sweet! Oh how I loved this day, this couple and their precious wedding! It was just as beautiful as they are and I was so happy to be apart of their wedding day.

The Dream Team

Planning: Kendal Perry Planning Studio | Venue: Park Crest | Photography: Eric & Jamie Gay - Associate Grace | Florist: Forever Wild Floral | Videography: Megan Pettus | Entertainment: Divine Entertainment | Wedding Gown Shop: Bella's Bridal | Wedding Gown Designer: Essence of Australia | Bridesmaid's fashion: Bella's Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Caroline Overmeyer | 

 

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September 6, 2019

Hello beautiful friends! Welcome to my blog where we chat a little about me and all about weddings! Recently I’ve had several brides ask me “Do I need to tip that vendor?”, my response is always “Do you feel like they did exceptional work and you want to give them an extra thank you?” Your […]

Hello beautiful friends! Welcome to my blog where we chat a little about me and all about weddings! Recently I've had several brides ask me "Do I need to tip that vendor?", my response is always "Do you feel like they did exceptional work and you want to give them an extra thank you?" Your wedding day should be all about you and your fiancé, these vendors work to make you as the couple as happy as you can be! If you feel like a few or all of your vendors did exceptional work and just got you - then I suggest a tip or a nice gift. If you have a more reserved budget, a hand written thank you notes goes a LONG way as well! 
Here is a list of my suggested tip amount per vendor. Always remember this is YOUR wedding and you should tip them the amount that you believe they should receive. 
Main Venue Contact: $200-$300
Note: Some venues are not allowed to take an additional tip. 
Photographer: 10% of their fee
Videographer: 10% of their fee
Florist: 10% of their fee
Wedding Planner: 10% of their fee
Band or DJ: $25 per musician or $100 for 1 DJ
Catering Manager: $200
Waitstaff: $25/waiter
Bartenders: $50/bartender
Hair & makeup: 10-15%
Vallet: $1/car
Officiant: A donation to the church
Again, when it comes to tipping, a nice gift or hand written letter is also appreciated from every wedding vendor. We love to know that you are so happy with your overall wedding day. 
Are you looking for someone to help ease the wedding planning process? I would love to help! Contact me today <3 

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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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