From Ghana with Love | Styled Shoot | Accra, Ghana

So excited to share our editorial feature on Munaluchi Bridal blog today. 

  I fell in love with Ghana as soon as I exited the airport. There was something about it that felt like home. While enjoying some relaxation in the pool of my mom's compound, I just knew this space was waiting for magic to be created. I began to sort out wedding pros, and my search began with Coterie member, Talata of ByTalata, who introduced me to Wendy of DecorTalk and social media helped me with the rest - I love social media!

Wendy and I knew we wanted to represent Ghana in an authentic way. Ghanaian's are a spirited, colorful, light radiating people. Our design had to reflect those characteristics. 
Our mirrored top table design infused rich velvet linens with vibrant colors and a modern design absolutely speak to the wonderful people I encountered whom were equally rich, vibrant, and eclectic.
I absolutely cannot wait to visit Ghana again!


Creative Director: Kayla Belle Weddings & Events
Photography: Apagnawen Annankra, Apag Studios
Stationery: Talata Maldima-Provencal, By Talata
Floral Design: Wendy Donkor, DecorTalk
Rentals: DecorTalk
Make Up: Faces By Fali
Dress: Alinafe Naphu Misomali
Model: Gifty Sackey


Until next time.... Live, Laugh, Love - Janelle

A Belles Tip - Do a first look!

You should absolutely have a first look!

Hey luvs, 
Hope you're having a great start to the week. I've been soaking up as much sun as I possibly can these past few days! I love the sunshine :)

So today starts our "a belles tip" campaign!
First let me explain, what "a belles tip" actually is? A "belle" is what we here at the Kayla Belle team affectionately call our brides. 
"a belles tip" was created with you, the bride to be in mind. It's purpose is to give you educational and fun tips to help with your planning process. Follow hastag #abellestip on instagram for more.


What's a first look?

A First Look is when a bride and groom see each other before the wedding ceremony. This is done alone, away from your wedding party, and it is a beautiful, intimate moment shared by just the two of you.

1. No one has ever regretted a first look.
In the years that we have introduced clients to the idea, yes event the most traditional of them all, never has a couple say " we wished we skipped this opportunity". They instead are always elated that they listened to our professional advice. We can't stress to our couples enough that this is gonna be one of the best decisions they made on their day.

2. It is not bad luck!
Ask the couples that went to city hall or  had a thunderstorm on their big day but are still happily married years later. Not to mention that in many cultures, the bride and groom have to see each other before hand anyway to sign the marriage license together. So why not get the most out of it and see each other earlier to get amazing photos. 

3. Venue choice!
You have the choice of taking your portraits at a different location than the venue or hotel where you’re getting ready. If the picture spot of your dreams is out of budget or time frame, then a first look is the way to go. 100% of our Brooklyn brides want portraits in Dumbo Park and surroundings which is usually not possible unless they have a first look. 

4. Extra time with your significant other: 
A traditional wedding scenario, allows the couple to only spend the ceremony and reception together. Totaling up to 4-5 hours together. A First Look allows couples extra hours together to enjoy on their big day. ( Yea, you can actually go to your cocktail hour! )

5. Live in the experience.
At the end of the day, it is all about enjoying time together as newlyweds and enjoying a day that goes by so quickly.  Squeeze every fun second out of it and a First Look is definitely a step in that direction.

Here's one of our amazing couples sharing their first look. To see more of their amazing day check out our blog post here.
Photos courtest of Angie of Milestone Images

Until next time....LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE

Romantic Dinner winners Markytha and Peter

Reunited and it feels so good!

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! I missed you all.
There are so many reasons why I had to take we were on a blogging hiatus but I'm so happy to say we are back, and I'm so grateful to still have your support.
I hope you were keeping up with our work on our Instagram page. 

So let's do a little catching up!
We last talked when our "Bollywood Meets Brooklyn" giveaway just ended and the lovely Markytha and handsome Peter were the winners of our Romantic Dinner for 2!
Now if you followed us at Kayla Belle Events long enough, then you know we love a fabulous event hunnie and this dinner was no exception.
We called on our vendor friends to help create a French Vintage design inspired by our winning couples Haitian heritage. A brownstone in Brooklyn would be transformed into this breathtaking delight with floral design by Events by NIkki Diaz, linens provided by The Finishing Touch NY , chair signage by Letters By Anat,  catering by Fleurimond Catering, sweet treats by Yvonne Cakes  and design by the Kayla Belle Events  team of course! The collaboration came together so dynamic that we had to create a shoot around it and we'll show you all that lovely in the upcoming weeks. 

Here are a few pics of the soon to be newlyweds right before  their yummy dinner started.
Photography by Nana Annan Photography .

Congratulations again Markytha and Peter! On behalf of the entire team of vendors we hope your wedding day is the ultimate bliss and this dinner will always bring you joyful memories!


Until next time....LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE