Avery and Kyle began their journey in college as they became friends in a Metamorphosis class. Just like a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, soon did they realize that this friendship was developing into something new and extraordinary as well. Kyle and Avery are exciting and spontaneous, and this showed through their wedding at The Bar Mansion. They took each of their passions and tied them into the event in a unique and surprising way. Avery has always been drawn to art and this was shown through the breathtaking floral canopy and arrangements, along with the floral ice sculptures inspired by the Japanese Botanical sculptor, Makoto Azuma. Avery and Kyle surprised guests with everything from fortunetellers to cigar rollers, and as a special tribute to their majors in English, even had personalized poems written to guests by the poets of the Type Writer Rodeo. The beginning of their story together was also paid tribute to, during the ceremony, as on of their best friends read aloud a passage from The Velveteen Rabbit. This couple tied the knot in a place that was true to them, southern but with a modern twist. This charismatic couple lead the guests through their journey with food as well, from a beer bar to ending the night with milk and cookies, Avery and Kyle told their love story to old friends and new. Just as any great story comes to a close the night ended as the couple traveled through a twinkling tunnel of sparklers and on to the next adventure.
Q. What are your day jobs?
7th Grade Math Teacher, Product Manager at Amazon
Q. Where did you both grow up?
Q. How did you meet?
Me and Kyle met through becoming friends in a Metamorphosis class.
Q. Tell me about the proposal?
At the Standard in the East Village in New York, He had gotten our favorite meal from our favorite restaurant, had to convince them as they don’t do take out. Lined the hotel hallway with my favorite flowers.
Q. Name a few places that are special to you.
Vanderbilt. Upstate is a small seafood restaurant we love. Montauk in the winter- we used to go up there when it was completely deserted to escape the city. Comedy Cellar, Grammercy Tavern, Austin City Limits.
Q. When you can do anything you want to do, what do you do?
We are big readers and wine drinkers. We love cooking and good food.We like to explore and being outside on beautiful days. I like to foster puppies and kittens , we like to travel to nearby places and have staycations. An hour upstate etc. and we love to hang out with our friends and Kyle loves the Seattle Seahawks
Q. What is your favorite music and/or songs that mean the most to you as a couple?
Remix to Ignition- because I always drunkenly request it.
Van Morrison has special meaning to us
Kyle loves Bob Dylan
Our first dance will be ” I can tell that we are gonna be friends” but the white stripes
Q. What are your favorite foods/restaurants?
We love pasta and pizza but we love to try it all. I love love love sushi and Kyle loves bread and butter. We are tryyyyiinngg to be healthier and eat less sugar but on the weekends we always treat ourselves .
Q. Any pets?
We have a kitty named Mouse who I got when I moved to the city. She is sassy but very loving and she loves to make forts out of Kyles shirts. I am currently fostering a little puppy named Alfy who is very sweet and wants to be friends with Mouse but she wants nothing to do with him.
Q. Anything else you would like for me to know?
I love story telling- the Moth is my favorite thing to attend in NYC – also podcasts. I also love true crime. Kyle loves football, Proust, and being up to date on everything going on in the world. He loves knowing about wine. I love animals and teaching and my students. We are always surrounded by wonderful people and are both so so so lucky!
Venue — Barr Mansion
Officiant — Lucy Nazro
Event planning + design — Brock + Co. Events
Photographer — Jenny DeMarco
Cakes — Polkadots
Florist — Westbank Floral
Tents/Rents — Whim Hospitality
Rentals — Premiere Rents
Lighting — FILO Productions
Band — In10City
Ceremony/Dinner Music — Hill Country Strings
Cocktail hour music — Elizabeth McQueen
Hair — Lipservice XO
Makeup — Denise Vasquez
Specialty linens — LaTavola Fine Linen
Lounge/bars/stage decor — Townsley Designs
Alcohol — Spec’s
Transportation — Transportation Consultants
Specialty vendor — Typewriter Rodeo
Cigar Roller — Bobalu
Photobooth — Silver Cloud
Palm Reader + psychic — Joe Nichols
Late Night Snack — P.Terry’s (burgers) + Barr Mansion (cookies)
Dance Floor — Mike’s Dance Floors
Ice sculptures — Full Spectrum