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Kayla & Brett’s Downtown Birmingham Engagement

It's officially wedding week for this precious couple! When we first began planning with Kayla & Brett back in April it seemed like this day would never get here but we are SO CLOSE! Kayla's vision for their wedding day is oh so dreamy & we can not wait to see...

Chynna & Cal’s Classic Downtown Wedding

Hi Loves! I am beyond excited to share Chynna & Cal’s stunning summer wedding with you all today! Chynna was seriously the sweetest bride and when Covid forced them to postpone she just rolled with the punches. These two said “I Do” on August 15th at The First...

How to Manage Family Opinions

Hi friends! Today I want to chat with you about something we ALL see, which is how to manage your family’s opinions. Having help and advice is great! I know you are thankful for having supportive people during your wedding planning journey, but sometimes it can get...

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 7, 2020

Oh my goodness! Abby & Lawson had a dreamy engagement session, don’t you think? I’m so excited for their gorgeous wedding this winter in Enterprise. Abby & Lawson chose to have their wedding celebration at one of their favorite places at Abby’s family property by the lake. Abby & Lawson spent most of their relationship […]

Oh my goodness! Abby & Lawson had a dreamy engagement session, don’t you think? I’m so excited for their gorgeous wedding this winter in Enterprise. Abby & Lawson chose to have their wedding celebration at one of their favorite places at Abby’s family property by the lake. Abby & Lawson spent most of their relationship at this beautiful home and we can’t wait to transform it into her dream wedding.

Enjoy these stunning photos from Madison with Be Light Photography!

 

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September 30, 2020

Hello friends! 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 […]

Hello friends! 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!

 

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September 14, 2020

When to Register? We recommend starting your registry as soon as you are engaged! Check back in on your registries from time to time throughout your engagement so that guests who check your registry later in the process still have a nice selection of gifts to choose from. Don’t forget to include your registry information […]

When to Register? We recommend starting your registry as soon as you are engaged! Check back in on your registries from time to time throughout your engagement so that guests who check your registry later in the process still have a nice selection of gifts to choose from. Don’t forget to include your registry information and links on your wedding website once that is up and running!

Types of Registries: There are so many options when it comes to registering for gifts. Most of your favorite stores, such as Target, West Elm, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn  offer registries, but if you’re more into adventures and experiences, there’s registries for those as well! Here are some of our favorites to help get you started:

-Traditional Gift Registries-

Household items, decor and furnishings to help make a house a home

Amazon

Anthropologie

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Bloomingdale’s

Crate & Barrel

Neiman Marcus

Macy’s

Target

West Elm

Williams-Sonoma

Pottery Barn

-Universal Registeries-

Universal sites that allow you to register for items and experiences from multiple sources. 

Blueprint Registry

Newlywish

Simple Registry

Thankful

Zola

-Honeymoon & Experiences-

Sometimes moments and memories can be the best gifts to get. Register for an experience or the honeymoon of a lifetime! 

Honey Fund

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September 8, 2020

Hi friends!! Today meet Bailee & Jody! These two precious souls have known each other since elementary school and Bailee says “it was love at first sight” for sweet Jodi! Bailee said Jodi pursued her since day one and has prioritized her and protected her since they were vulnerable little 8th graders. Jodi knew that […]

Hi friends!! Today meet Bailee & Jody! These two precious souls have known each other since elementary school and Bailee says “it was love at first sight” for sweet Jodi! Bailee said Jodi pursued her since day one and has prioritized her and protected her since they were vulnerable little 8th graders. Jodi knew that Bailee was something special, definitely the one, when they finally started dating! After 7 long beautiful years together, Jodi finally decided it was time to ask Bailee to be his wife. In September 2019, Jodi planned the most perfect proposal! After getting a few of Bailee’s sweet sorority sisters to help distract Bailee by telling her they were headed to a photoshoot for the sorority, it was the perfect fib to make sure Bailee was “photo ready” for the big question! Bailee’s best friend drove her up the mountain and there Jodi stood. After Jodi asked Bailee to be his wife, they had a huge celebration with all of their friends and family that precious Jodi planned for them! I CANNOT wait for their beautiful wedding next year. I must say, it’s going to be pretty amazing!

Beautiful photos by: Eric & Jamie

 

 

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September 3, 2020

Jamie and Margaret met in Auburn, Alabama in 2014 as fellow members of the Auburn University Marching Band, playing the quads and the marimba respectively. One night, Margaret and Jamie decided to go out to Mellow Mushroom with some friends. As Jamie was walking Margaret back to her dorm, he kissed her by the famous […]

Jamie and Margaret met in Auburn, Alabama in 2014 as fellow members of the Auburn University Marching Band, playing the quads and the marimba respectively. One night, Margaret and Jamie decided to go out to Mellow Mushroom with some friends. As Jamie was walking Margaret back to her dorm, he kissed her by the famous lathe next to Samford Hall to test the legend, and was pleased to see it remain dormant (meaning they would stay together forever!). Could they be any cuter?! 

Margaret and Jamie remained together for the next five years while Jamie completed his Aerospace Engineering degree and went on to work at NASA and Margaret went on to obtain a masters of statistics at the University of Denver.

Jamie decided it was time to tie the knot while visiting Margaret in Colorado. While hiking in Boulder, Jamie made the proposition which was accepted and celebrated with many fajitas and margaritas!

Katie & Cindy Photography

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August 28, 2020

Oh. My. Goodness! Elizabeth & Trent’s wedding day(s) were beyond perfect!! This precious couple was set to get married on May 9th, but of course due to this crazy virus we’re all living in – they turned their 200 person wedding to a 20 person intimate wedding at Elizabeth’s grandmothers house in Mountain Brook. It […]

Oh. My. Goodness! Elizabeth & Trent’s wedding day(s) were beyond perfect!! This precious couple was set to get married on May 9th, but of course due to this crazy virus we’re all living in – they turned their 200 person wedding to a 20 person intimate wedding at Elizabeth’s grandmothers house in Mountain Brook. It was absolutely beautiful and very sentimental as her grandmother always wished for a wedding to take place in her backyard. Just days before the house went for sale, her wish came true as Elizabeth & Trent said their vows to one another and became husband and wife. Fast forward to August, it was time to officially celebrate with friends & family! Although COVID hasn’t fully disappeared, we provided a safe environment for family and friends to celebrate with the newly married couple!

Dream Team

Planning: Kendal Perry Planning | Photography: AL Weddings | Videography: Roberson Creative | Rentals: ERU & Prophouse | Florals: Forever Wild Flower Company | Catering: Greystone Country Club & IZ Catering | Venue: Private Residence & Swann Lake Stables | Cake: Magic Muffins | Hair & Makeup: GLOW | Entertainment: Platinum DJ | Stationary: Basic Invite | Transportation: Coats Classic Cars

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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!