Dylan and Kaylie's wedding day was an energetic and colorful disco-inspired celebration at the Venue at Oakdale in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
A: Well, Dylan and I absolutely LOVE dancing together. Funny backstory, before we met, I was so nervous to dance in front of people. Always trying to "play it cool" and keep embarrassment at bay.. Dylan grew up around music with his dad being in a band, he and his family danced often and were at concerts throughout his childhood. So Dylan introduced me to a new perspective about dancing.. I used to think "I can't dance, I feel anxious, what are people saying about me when I dance, I don't have rhythm, etc".. He would say over and over again "That's NOT the point of dancing! The point is to let yourself get lost in the music and enjoy it!" So basically.. I started LOVING dancing shortly after we met and ever since we have found so much joy dancing together. We knew we needed disco balls at our wedding. While they could be "trendy", they are timeless, beautiful, and set the tone for having a good time. How could guests NOT dance or have fun with disco balls everywhere? So our entire theme was built off of music and dancing. The color palette came from me taking pictures of my favorite colors in my home and adding them into The Pantone app until I found the perfect balance. I wanted as many colors as possible, primarily pinks, while keeping a somewhat mid-century modern scheme. We did not want to be kept in a box of a specific style so we landed on classy, eclectic, mid-century modern. The mid century modern style glued our disco theme perfectly together.
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
A: Most anticipated moment, walking down the aisle to a Thousand Years instrumental with my mom. I hadn't gotten emotional while getting ready at all, then right before walking down the aisle the waterworks began. Having my mom by my side gave me the ultimate comfort and reassurance I needed before walking in. The first look was THE most special moment. ❤️ Being with Dylan for 6 years, we buy everything together and get each others opinions beforehand. Keeping my dress a secret was so difficult! I wanted his approval so badly but resisted the urge. Leading up to the wedding, Dylan had handled the dress in it's bag many times, so I was certain he had an idea of what it would look like and wouldn't be surprised come wedding day. First look, he immediately had tears to his eyes and was so in awe with seeing me. The emotional reaction was more approval than I ever could've dreamt of - such a sweet moment for both of us.
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day?
A: Listen.. I was never someone that had a Pinterest board for wedding inspo - but when we planned this wedding within ~3.5 months I had major regret for not preparing what my ideal wedding should look like. I started from scratch trying to figure out location, what colors, activities, and style I wanted. All we knew was that we wanted disco balls, we wanted it to be classy, and we wanted it to be the opposite of boring. In the end, it was perfect! But it would've saved me a lot of time and stress if I would've prepared a Pinterest board way back when. So my advice, start a Pinterest board now regardless of where you're at in your relationship - if you're someone that knows you want a wedding eventually, and if you're like me and appreciate nice aesthetic, then you will thank yourself later for being prepared. Second piece of advice, you do not have to match a style or theme to a T - it's actually more fun if you mix and match, make it eclectic and have pops of colors throughout that didn't make it to your "primary" color scheme list.