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Spring wedding flowers | Flowers by Kyle

I‘m as pleased as punch to finally share these images today. What better way to leave Old Man Winter far behind and head into Easter than with photos of these AH-MAZINGly gorgeous spring wedding flowers that Kyle Overby with Flowers by Kyle put together a couple of weeks ago.

Kyle, on his inspiration for the shoot: “Spring itself inspired me for sure! When I saw the buds start popping out on the plants, it was a sure sign that Spring was just around the corner. What better way to chase away the last remaining remnants of winter than with bright, fun colors? I knew using the secret garden of an old home in Historic Oakwood as the backdrop would allow the flowers to pop. That also inspired me to pull in touches of vintage charm in a formal yet playful manner.”

Talk about swoon-worthy – this would be the perfect sweetheart table for a wedding or a romantic anniversary dinner for two (and guess who’s FIVE-YEAR anniversary is coming up in May?!?!)! Enjoy!

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This just took my breath away! Pure perfection.
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To learn more about Kyle, check out this post.

 

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NC State Engagement | Ashley + Marcus

Theirs is a story as old as time. Marcus was the quarterback of the college football team. Ashley was the captain of the dance squad. So their paths crossed often. In the student union. At social events. Certainly at games where she cheered him on. But it took one of her friends encouraging an “official meeting” and phone number exchange to get them together. That was in 2006.

They became fast friends, mainly because they had so much in common. They were leaders. School was important to them. They were focused on their futures. And like all best friends, they leaned on each other for encouragement and support when things became challenging. They make each other laugh. They keep each other motivated. They’re strong, driven individuals, and in all things, they really just make the other better.

They were a team back in 2006. And they’re a team now. And tomorrow, they will officially become TEAM STONE – as they say their vows and commit their lives to one another. Stay tuned for photos from their gorgeous wedding at The Sutherland which will soon follow.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos from their beautiful fall NC State engagement session. They’re some of my favorites!

NC State played such a large role in their lives, how could I photograph them anywhere else? And that ring shot is one of my all time favorites!

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LoveloveLOVE!
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Love this family photo…
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Of course, Marcus and Ashley had to toss the football at least a little. Albert and Maisey wanted in on some of that action as well!
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You can tell Marcus was up to no good….
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Then, we meandered down to the Free Expression Tunnel…
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 Today feels almost like Christmas Eve. I can’t wait too see you both tomorrow and am honored to be part of your big day!

 

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Carolina Inn Wedding | Kaley & Chris

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On the day of Kaley and Chris’ wedding, there was wind. And there was rain. There was even some ice. Ice that caused roads to become slick…that threatened their guests’ travel…that even caused trees to come down on Chris’ grandfather’s house that morning. (He was the minister presiding over the ceremony, by the way!) Even though Old Man Winter was rearing his ugly head outside, inside there was a warmth like no other. The warmth that comes from the genuine love of family and friends close enough to be family. Despite the weather, Kaley and Chris’ Carolina Inn wedding was nothing short of perfection. On the most simple level, it was beautiful. On a deeper level, it was raw. And it was filled with real emotion. Tears of joy. Laughter from true happiness. And an honest vow to each other…to family. And to love.

So on this cold, wintry-like day, Kaley and Chris married, pledging their love for all eternity and promising to weather all of life’s storms together.

Kaley and Chris, I couldn’t possibly be happier for you two. There’s no wonder why your family and friends love you like they do. You’re some kind of wonderful. Thank you for allowing me to document this first day of your new life together. I am both honored and humbled. And I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both! Much love… OXOX ~ Renee

THE CREATIVE TEAM:
 Venue: THE CAROLINA INN // Floral Designs:  FILO CREATIONS // Cake:  ONE BELLE BAKERY  //  DJ: MIKE MORSE ENTERTAINMENT // Bride’s Attire: TRADITIONS BY ANNA // Groom’s Attire:  MEN’S WEARHOUSE // Hair: JAY ANDREWS SALON // Assistant Photographer: STEPHEN THRIFT

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The beautiful bride…
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and the dashing groom…

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Dad seeing his “grown up little girl” in her wedding gown for the first time.
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Special kisses from the cutest ring bearer ever…
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It’s time! 

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Final moments before taking the big walk…
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Seeing Kaley for the first time…
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An AWESOME wedding party – I had so much fun with these guys and gals!
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Pretty details…simple and elegant.

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Meet the new Mr. & Mrs!
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A couple of happy parents…
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The toasts brought everyone to tears….then laughter…then tears…and laughter…
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and sometimes they laughed so hard they cried…
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This bouquet toss was priceless….
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Mike Morse kept the dance floor hopping all night long…
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Raleigh wedding flowers – Kyle Style! | Spotlight on Flowers by Kyle

It’s Wednesday – and you know what that means! It’s time for another installment of Wedding Wednesday! Today I’m featuring one of my favorite guys – not just in the industry – but one of my favorite guys. Period. You can’t meet Kyle and not fall in love with him. It’s just not possible. And if you haven’t met him…well….you need to! He’s sincere. He’s lovable. He’s generous. He’s funny. In short – he’s just the “bees knees”!  Oh – and he does AH-mazing work as well.

Whenever someone asks me for a recommendation for “Raleigh wedding flowers,” a small handful of names immediately come to mind. And his is one of them. So the next time you’re in need of flowers – whether it’s for your wedding, a birthday or just for your sweetie because you love her (or him!), call Kyle. Everyone needs a little “Kyle Style” in their life!

We recently got together for a quick photo shoot – and, in typical fashion, it was hard for Kyle to contain his excitement and passion for his craft – and for life! I got some great “serious” photos of him, but for those of you who know and love him, you’ll recognize these many Faces of Kyle!

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Now – for the good stuff — here’s an inside look at  KYLE PARKER OVERBY with FLOWERS BY KYLE

Located In: Raleigh, NC
Email: Kyle@flowersbykyle.com
Website: www.flowersbykyle.com
Phone: 919.590.KYLE (5953)

How long have you been a floral designer?  I’ve been “slinging flowers”, almost 10 years.

Where did you get your training and/or experience?  I started floral design as a child — creating centerpieces for my mother’s dining room table so that she would have a nice surprise waiting for her when she got home.  I would simply take a walk and collect blooms along the way.

Designing comes naturally for me but I have worked with some other very talented floral designers over the years, picking up tricks of the trade.  Its one thing to know how to arrange flowers, but it’s a whole different ball game knowing the mechanics and the engineering behind making the impossible possible after all.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?  After months of planning and all the work is finished — seeing the look on a bride’s face when she first views the room and realizes her vision for her wedding day has become a reality.

What unique quality(ies) do you possess that sets you apart from other floral designers.  I think being able to think outside the box and really allowing the creative juices to flow is key! Never saying never and always finding that special way to make peoples jaw drop.

What inspires you?  I’m inspired when I sit down with a bride and we start going over all the details of her day. There’s always that one moment when the entire vision and overall look and feel of the wedding just comes together in my head.

How do you keep your ideas fresh?  I am constantly researching trends from all over the world online and in magazines. When I see something I like, it triggers this button inside and my mind goes wild. Then I have to put the proper amount of “Kyle Style” in it and truly make it unique.

Finish this sentence: “I wish more brides/couples would…” …know that quality is of the utmost importance!

What is the best piece of advice you can offer to brides for their wedding day?  To just relax, slow down, take in the moment and enjoy this day that you have been planning for so long. You have selected the best vendors, everything is in place, and this day is all about you and your love! Oh, and to just have fun!!

What is your favorite wedding memory?  My favorite wedding memory is handing one of my brides her bouquet and seeing tears of joy roll down her cheek.

Must-use flowers?  Orchids, peonies, garden roses, and hydrangeas.

Are there any other fun facts or funny stories you want to share? I just have to share this story.

I was at a destination wedding on the coast of NC. The sun was shining, the church and reception were all set perfectly, and the bride and her wedding party were by the water having their pictures taken. Suddenly, as I was getting ready for the wedding, a bridesmaid burst through my bathroom door screaming “CODE RED! I repeat CODE RED! The bride has busted out of her wedding dress.”

Thinking “this is a joke right?” – she screamed, “Oh no this is for real! CODE RED!” I stood there staring at her, wondering “well, what am I supposed to do?” And it hit me! I had dental floss!

Did I mention that this all happened less than an hour before she was supposed to walk down the isle?

We got the bride into her suite and, by the grace of God, an entire bottle of champagne and all the hands I could get to hold the dress in place, I sewed her in that dress with some wax coated dental floss.  She was in it so tightly that she not only walked down the isle in time, but she danced the night away with no issues. The groom told me the next morning that he had to cut her out of it that night.

So a tip to all in the industry always, and I do mean always, have some wax coated dental floss and a sewing kit in your bag!

 

Here’s a sneak peek at a recent shoot we did to show off Kyle’s amazing talent for creating swoon-worthy arrangements! Watch the blog for the full gallery in the next few days!

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Lula Kate Bridesmaid Dresses | Fashionista Friday

If ever a dress line were synonymous with the phrase “Southern elegance,” it is Lula Kate! Based in Charleston, designer Katherine McDonald’s creations are “inspired by the classic surroundings of her southern home.”

What began as a fun women’s clothing line of skirts, tops and belts has grown into a beautiful wedding, bridesmaid and special occasion line that has made girls all over the south swoon.

Lula Kate bridesmaid dresses feature some of the most classic, yet adorable designs – and best of all, the line allows brides and bridesmaids to completely customize their dresses by selecting the fabric, neckline and skirt that best suits them. And who doesn’t appreciate that?

Check out some of the latest Lula Kate designs, all of which are available at Traditions by Anna and Bella Bridesmaid here in Raleigh.

This is Christy, shown in flamingo shantung. A fun-and-flirty ruffle highlights the neck and collarbone and a two-pleat skirt adds a classic femininity. 

Meet Molly, an adorable strapless, full-skirted little number in peacock duping silk. What Southern girl doesn’t love a fabulous bow?

Maggie is a sophisticated girl, shown here in metal dupioni silk. The one-should tie is the perfect accent for this simple silhouette.

What Carolina gal doesn’t love fun stripes? This is Krystn, shown here in cobalt and white faille. The sass appeal is taken up a notch with the strapless bodice and pleated party skirt.
So what’s the verdict? Do you love Lula Kate or do you L-O-V-E Lula Kate? What’s your favorite style in the collection?
*Special thanks to Intern Kendall for her contribution to this post.
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Brier Creek Country Club Wedding | Morgan + Robert

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When I first met Morgan and Robert, it was evident that they are the real deal! Down to earth, genuine, full of laughter and overflowing with love – for each other and those around them. They shared that their vision for their wedding day was a small, intimate affair filled with family and their closest friends. They wanted it to be overflowing with fun. And laughter. And hugs. And happy tears. And, above all, they wanted it to be authentic. Real. Heart-felt.

And it was. Their Brier Creek Country Club wedding was all of that. And more! The air was cold outside, but inside….well, inside there was a warmth that can only come from love. The kind that fills your heart to the brim and then comes pouring out as if floodgates were opened. The kind that is authentic. Real. Heart-felt. So amid this outpouring of love and support from their family and friends, they promised to love each other for eternity.

Morgan and Robert ~ thank you for inviting me to share in your beautiful wedding day! Every second of it embodied everything you are – authentic and full of life and love. I am honored to have documented this, the beginning of your new family. May all of your days together be filled with love and happiness! Much Love. OXOX ~ Renee

The Creative Team:
 Venue: BRIER CREEK COUNTRY CLUB // Floral Designs: FRESH AFFAIRS // DJ: ANYTHING MUSIC // Invitations & Paper Suite:  WEDDING PAPER DIVAS // Bride’s Attire: OLEG CASSINI // Groom’s Attire:  MEN’S WEARHOUSE // Makeup:ONLOKTION MAKEUP 

Morgan’s wedding gown was simple, elegant and understated…so perfect for her! 

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And who can resist sparkly shoes??
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Iconic portraits of a classic beauty…
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No nerves for this groom – he was about to burst with excitement!
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Morgan and Robert opted for a “First Look” before their wedding…
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and his reaction was just priceless!
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Lyn with Fresh Affairs created a stunning, classic bouquet for Morgan. Just perfect!
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The decor for the ceremony was simple and classic….pure perfection.
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Robert was cool, calm and collected…..and then…
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he saw Morgan standing at the end of the aisle. 
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The new Mr. & Mrs…..
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The gorgeousness didn’t end with the ceremony site…. check out these gorgeous reception details…
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They sent their guests home with personalized favors – chocolates from Morgan and a golf ball and tees from Robert…
How GORGEOUS is this sweetheart table??
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And the cupcakes were as good as they looked (you know I didn’t miss an opportunity for cake)!
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Introducing the happy couple… 
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Such a sweet first dance…
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Talk about an authentic moment filled with real emotion….I don’t think there were many dry eyes in the room (mine included)…
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Their guests definitely wore their Boogie Shoes to the wedding…
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Looks like someone was serious about catching that bouquet….
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and the garter…
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The perfect ending to a perfect night…
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Wedding Day Hair and Makeup | Spotlight on Makeup for Your Day

It’s Wedding Wednesday, y’all! And since we’re about to get pelted by Ol’ Man Winter, you may as well grab a cup of hot chocolate and read about one of the  industry’s best wedding day hair and makeup teams. And they happen to be right here in Raleigh (and Wilmington, too)! But ya’ll, let me tell you – they’re not just the best in the Triangle. They’re not even just the best in the state. They’re seriously among the best in the entire Southeast.

Meet Jen and Jen with Makeup for Your Day. They’ve worked with brides and other high profile clients all up and down the Eastern Seaboard and have been published in industry magazines and on wedding blogs nationwide. Seriously! I told you’re they’re good. And by “good” I really mean that the two Jens and their team are pretty amazing! And, while it’s important that their team consists of good stylists and artists, it’s equally important to note that it consists of good people too!

We often get together to chat about life, love, business — and everything in between – and I recently asked them their thoughts on all-things-weddings. Here’s what they had to say:

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Jennifer House & Jennifer Buenviaje, owners of Makeup for Your Day in Raleigh, NC

Located in: Raleigh (Jen B) and Wilmington (Jen H)
Email: info@makeupforyourday.com
Web site: makeupforyourday.com
Phone: 877.588.7451

How long have you been in the Hair & Makeup industry? We    joined forces and started MYD in 2007.  Both of us have been in the   industry 14 and 18 years, respectively.

Where did you get your training and/or experience?  Both of us (Jens) worked for Nordstrom in the early years while completing business and fashion degrees, and we also worked for Bobbi Brown and Chanel as regional artists for many years as well.

How did you become interested in working in the industry – particularly with weddings? At the time, we both had “day jobs” –  in corporate banking and real estate – which kept us busy. But, we also had a passion for the creativity and artistry that hair and makeup afforded us.     We decided to work solely within the wedding industry because we were drawn to the luxe designs, high end fashion and general happiness that wedding days bring.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? Making our brides feel flawless and stunning on their wedding day and knowing that they will have an outer glow to match their inner one because we made them feel beautiful 

What unique quality(ies) do you possess that sets you apart from other hair & makeup artist?  We have a team of over 20 hair stylists and makeup artists that can accommodate even the largest bridal parties in a shorter amount of time.  Every hair stylist excels in updos and the longevity of hairstyles for long wedding days.  Each one of our makeup artists are professionally trained with HD specific airbrush techniques.  We pride ourselves on a diverse and eclectic team that can exceed our client’s expectations.

 What current wedding/bridal trend do you most like? We love the clean, glowing skin with a bright lip look and low, loose, textured updos that really give some dimension to the hair in photos.

What inspires you? Nature, the every day…and the unusual, high-end fashion trends, and the individual styles of our diverse clientele. 

How do you keep your ideas fresh? We constantly attend trainings all over the country and in New York at least 1-2 times per year.  We collaborate with other hair stylists and makeup artists in different, larger markets in the US.  And simply…social media!  There are so many images out there now of color palettes, home décor, landscapes, etc that we can draw inspiration and fresh ideas from.  We always have our eyes open!

What is the best piece of advice you can offer to brides for their wedding day? Have your mother get her hair and makeup done, as well!  It’s a relaxing and pampering moment that she can share with you and will help to calm her nerves (which are probably running more rampant than yours).  You’ll thank us later!

If you could compile a WEDDING FAVES list, what would be your:

Favorite wedding song? Etta James “At Last”  It’s classic.

Song NOT to include on a reception play list? Oh there are so many!  Just stick with hiring a great DJ and make sure they know your crowd so they can steer clear of anything “questionable” that you wouldn’t want Grandma watching you dance to.

Must-use flower? Peonies, if in season and Garden Roses, if not.

Drink? Couple’s signature drink…whatever that may be!

Besides doing hair & makeup, what else do you do with your time? Most of our team keeps busy with hobbies, children or doing hair and makeup for photo shoots, maternity photos, corporate work, etc so they are super excited to work with our brides and focus solely on making their day the best ever!  We’re very family oriented, so we’re always excited to be a part of the very beginning of a new family union.

What are 3 things you can’t live without? Kenra Hairspray, Chanel Ultra Wear Lip Stains and Kett Airbrush!

Are there any other fun facts that we should know about you that would increase your “coolness quotient” even more?  We provide all day-of beauty scheduling for our clients with emphasis on the timeline.  Our team arrives 30 minutes early to every gig and we buffer time in throughout the schedule to ensure that no photographer or wedding planner is waiting on our team to get the parties done.  That makes us pretty cool (and popular)!

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Popular, indeed! It’s one of many reasons why I love them and always recommend them to my brides! Check them out online and then give them a call. You’ll be glad you did!

Here are a few photos of them in action with Kaitlyn, one of my recent brides. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!

 

 

 

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