Photographers, Picotte Weddings, sent Kaitlyn and Tyler’s STUNNING Marvimon wedding over to us and we could not WAIT to share it with you! Everything from the short Melissa Sweet dress to all the stunning blooms by SEED Floral are perfect. And what is going on with that bathtub of gold hearts? Because they’ve stolen my heart, quite literally. I think one of my favorites parts about Kaitlyn’s story below is that she used blogs as the guiding force behind her planning. That’s my kind of bride!
From the bride, Kaitlyn:
Tyler and I met when we were 19 through friends, but I was dating someone at the time and he was too shy to even really speak to me. As time passed I became single and he got a little more courage. We reconnected when I was invited to go bowling with a bunch of his friends. I got there first and when I saw Tyler he had a “Hi my name is” sticker on his chest. It just said his name, Tyler Fox. A couple minutes later he walked over to me and stuck a “Hi my name is” sticker on my jacket. I looked down and it said “Beautifu Girl.” Yes, he forgot the L. We started laughing and it broke the ice for us. The rest was history. We were dating for about two years when I got pregnant with our daughter, Rory, and decided to make it official a year later. Because of our untraditional path I wanted to make our wedding perfect for us, and not focus on what we were “supposed” to do.
I took to the blogs for inspiration and I first found our venue, The Marvimon, in Los Angeles. It was so perfect and had amazing lighting it made me picture our event at night. The rest fell into place when the team and Marvimon handed over their preferred vendors list. I researched the vendors online and met with my favorites first. We got so lucky that everyone was available and we loved them all! It was almost too easy. Everyone was familiar with the venue and really listened to my ideas and suggested even greater ones. The photographer was amazing (obviously!), the food was easy and delicious, our coordinator was also from the caterer and by the end of everything I sort of wanted to marry her. She organized and organized and had a thousand phone conversations just trying to make it perfect for us, down to what snacks and drinks we wanted in our “hide out” room between the ceremony and the reception. Because Tyler and I aren’t so religious our officiant was booked about a month before our wedding date and we picked a poem for her to read before saying our vows. Our DJ was awesome and felt the crowd to keep the party rolling and knew how to slow it down for dinner and cake. For the record, I fully admit his playlist was better than mine, but that’s his job and I let him take the lead on it. He knew what he was doing!
My favorite part of the planning had to be the flowers. Stephanie from SEED Floral really knows how to arrange! The Marvimon is such an amazing space in itself that we didn’t want to take away from it with too much color so I picked a lot of white and soft pinks, I had to have those yellow craspedias though, along with a punch of dark blue, which I was so amazed by when I saw what she found. Flowers were the most important thing to me because I feel like they make each event unique and give a lot of warmth to a space. She even made a flower head wreath for our daughter to wear. My mother and now mother-in-law were so great in helping the process along and really let us stay with the style we had envisioned. My mother was not exactly thrilled with my choice of a short dress, but when I saw it on another blog I just had to have it and when I tried it on we both really loved it. We would have been lost without their experience and input, and are so lucky to have such loving families.
Flowers: SEED Floral // Caterers & Day of Coordination: Eco Caters // Rentals: Town and Country // Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop // Venue: Marvimon // Dress: Melissa Sweet // Hair: Hair by Lindsey Neavitt // Makeup: Whitney Kelsey // Photography: Picotte Weddings