Metropolitan Weddings

Glam All The Way

Seth & Kyley Bachand
June 5, 2021
Written By | Meg Daniel
Photographer | Lighter Focus Photography

This love story started in a sweaty basketball gym, but culminated in a cloud of sequins and sparkles at the Lake of the Ozarks. Kyley was coaching her basketball team at practice one day when in walked Seth, who was working one-on-one individual skill coaching. There was some confusion as to who had reserved the court at what time, so these two coaches had to figure it out. Kyley says, “The rest of practice, I was so distracted and kept glancing his way because I thought he was really cute.” They exchanged numbers and the romance began. Fast forward four and a half years and Kyley and Seth were enjoying a weekend at the lake with friends and family. The plans were to spend the day together on the boat, but Seth told Kyley he and his buddy were going to go play golf. Annoyed he was not going to be with everyone, she let it slide. Little did she know, Seth was setting up a special proposal for that evening and buying a ring. While all together out on the water for dinner, the family stopped by a restaurant that also had live music on stage. Seth slipped away, got up on stage, and proposed to Kyley in front of everyone, taking her completely by surprise!

Since they were going to get married during the pandemic, they wanted to find a place without many restrictions. Old Kinderhook Golf Course has a beautiful lodge overlooking the picturesque greens and a gorgeous, enormous fireplace. Kyley and Seth could see this was the perfect place to tie the knot and have their ceremony. Next, they decided to have the reception at The Exchange in Camdenton. “Chelsea, the owner, was flexible, easy to work with and made us feel important,” Kyley remembers.

Now that they had secured a place, it was time for Kyley to find her dress. She went with her mother and grandmothers to the Breeze Boutique Bridal Salon. She knew she wanted something form-fitting with spaghetti straps. Kyley says, “I am not a simple girl, I like sparkles and sequins! Glam all the way!” After trying on a couple of dresses, she kept going back to one dress in particular. Walking down the “aisle” that was set up in the bridal salon, she knew this was the dress. Seth, on the other hand, wore simple black pants with a white tuxedo jacket. Kyley’s bridesmaids, in true Kyley fashion, brought the pop of color and wore hot pink dresses, which coordinated with the rest of the pink and sparkly decor.

Kyley had seen photographer Alan Wohlgemut with Lighter Focus’s work in a Metropolitan Weddings magazine. She loved his style, but more importantly she wanted to find someone who would make her fiance feel comfortable and relaxed. Both Alan and Seth have laid-back personalities and Alan was able to give helpful and simple pointers so that they could capture the perfect photo without having to look forced or fake. The couple also used Byler Media videography. “He was so slick,” Kyley says, “we did not even realize we were mic’d up. He did not feel intrusive at all, and we love watching the videos he captured of our guests sharing stories about us.” Alan and the videographer from Byler worked great together as a team.

Kyley’s brother performed the ceremony and did a fabulous job. She says it was such a tender moment for her protective, older brother to marry them and to hear him speak of Seth and his love for Kyley. But one of her favorite memories was just before she and her dad began their walk down the aisle. The room got quiet, the doors were closed, it was just the two of them, and they both were overcome with joy and tears.

After the ceremony, Kyley and Seth were whisked off on a horse and carriage ride that looked like it was straight out of Cinderella’s fairytale. Kyley and Seth were so grateful for this time that they could share, just the two of them, newly married, enjoying being alone together as they went on a ride around the golf course before arriving at The Exchange for the reception.

To help put together this glamorous reception, Kyley and Seth found Susan at Party Proper. They shared their vision and she made it come to life. She used lots of glass, mirrors, sparkles, sequins and hot pink flowers. But the couple’s favorite pieces were the chandelier over the dance floor and the bridal party table. Party Proper created a gold sequined draped table adorned in hot pink touches, shiny glassware, and pink flowers in front of a backdrop of crystal beading which was lit from behind. It was exactly what Kyley had envisioned and more!

They served delicious raspberry chipotle pork, smothered chicken, potatoes and vegetables along with a lovely cake from Hy-Vee. After dinner, they kicked the party off with an open bar and a friend who served as their DJ. The party lasted late into the night. Kyley and Seth were the last people to leave the dance floor, married and sparkling from wedded bliss. 
XOXO, Met Wed

Bridal Gown
Breeze Boutique
Angela at the Lake
Event Decor
Party Proper
Hair & Makeup
Stephany Byrd
Men’s Formalwear
Truly Bridal
Lighter Focus Photography
Ring Bearer Suit
Truly Bridal
Venue Ceremony
Old Kinderhook Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Venue Reception
The Exchange
Byler Media
Wedding Planner
Party Proper
Wedding Rings
Duncan Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Cocktail Hour Catering
Angela at the Lake

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