August 18th, 2012.¬†Midwest-meets-East Coast set the tone at Matthew and Kaila‚Äôs 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. ‚ÄúEver since I was a little girl, I‚Äôve wanted an outdoor wedding,‚ÄĚ says Kaila, an event planner for the Oklahoma Thunder NBA team.¬† ‚ÄúI wanted a rustic outdoor feel.‚ÄĚ
Along with the expert assistance of on-site wedding planner Allison Russo and Kaila‚Äôs 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‚Äôt mean Kaila sacrificed the dazzle.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm all about fashion and glamour,‚ÄĚ says Kaila. ‚ÄúI wanted the ‚Äėbling‚Äô which I got with my Christian Louboutin shoes, my dress and my bridesmaids‚Äô dresses.¬† My shoes and accessories brought the sparkle I love.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe DJ was great and there was a fun vibe,‚ÄĚ says Russo.¬† ‚ÄúIt had country touches with Kaila‚Äôs splash of bling.‚ÄĚ
¬†¬†*This real wedding was featured in Southern New England Wedding magazine‚Äôs 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.