Kaila St. George & Mathew McWilliams

August 18th, 2012. Midwest-meets-East Coast set the tone at Matthew and Kaila’s August wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, Massachusetts. Reminders of Oklahoma City, where the couple met as undergrads, mixed easily with the pastoral New England setting. “Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted an outdoor wedding,” says Kaila, an event planner for the Oklahoma Thunder NBA team.  “I wanted a rustic outdoor feel.”

Along with the expert assistance of on-site wedding planner Allison Russo and Kaila’s mother, Paula, Kaila personalized the reception with fun details.  Guests signed an Oklahoma Thunder jersey with McWilliams on the back, and they used years as table numbers with photos of Matthew and Kaila at corresponding ages.

The setting may have been relaxed and rustic, but that didn’t mean Kaila sacrificed the dazzle.

“I’m all about fashion and glamour,” says Kaila. “I wanted the ‘bling’ which I got with my Christian Louboutin shoes, my dress and my bridesmaids’ dresses.  My shoes and accessories brought the sparkle I love.”

“The DJ was great and there was a fun vibe,” says Russo.  “It had country touches with Kaila’s splash of bling.”


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Written by: Lenore Cullen Barnes
Photography by: Stacie Kirkwood
Wedding Planning, Reception, Catering, Tent Rental & Cake/Dessert: Zukas Hilltop Barn

  *This real wedding was featured in Southern New England Wedding magazine’s 2013 issue.

For more weddings with a pop of yellow, check out Jacyln Fratto & Russell Hatch’s wedding at The Villa at Ridder Country Club in Bridgewater, MA.


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