By Lisa; Last Saturday evening, The Brass on Baltimore was the site for the wedding nuptials and reception for Bethany Brunker and Michael Rounds. Millie's Event Designs was the chosen “Day of Coordinator” to bring it all together; www.millieseventdesigns.com
Saturday’s ceremony was performed by the bride’s uncle, Reverend Matt Whitacre, in the spacious first floor meeting room of the former Kansas City Club. The guests then left this beautiful 1920's iconic venue to go to The Brass on Baltimore; www.thebrassonbaltimore.com rooftop dining room for the reception that immediately followed the ceremony. While the family and the bridal party were downstairs taking memorable photos, their guests was treated to cocktails and an antipasto spread along with a view of the Kansas City skyline as the sun was beginning set.
As the cocktail reception came to a close, each guest was asked to take their seats as they waited for the introduction of the bridal party and the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rounds. Once the bride and groom were introduced, they made their way to the dance floor to have their first dance as husband and wife. The newlyweds then joined their bridal party at the head table. The DJ then announced the buffet was now open beginning with the head table, then family and then guest tables one at a time. The Italian menu served was a chopped salad tossed with creamy Italian dressing, two entree's; chicken spiedini topped with Amogio (olive oil, lemon, garlic and Italian herbs) and baked lasagna topped with your choice between their two famous homemade sauces; marinara and alfredo. The authentic Italian cuisine was catered by Kansas City's own Garozzo's Catering; www.garozzos.com.
When the newlyweds had finished their meal, they made their way over to the dessert table where they cut their beautiful three tier wedding cake and had their traditional Champagne toasts. The guests then directed their attention towards the dance floor as the bride's father, Don Brunker spoke from the heart to his daughter Bethany, now Mrs. Michael Rounds. After he had finished there wasn't a dry eye in the room. Next, traditional speeches were given by the best man and the maid of honor. The evening then continued as all the single ladies gathered on the dance floor to catch the bride's bouquet. Once the ladies had exited the dance floor, it was now time for the garter toss to all the single men. The young man who caught the garter with assistance from dad was smiling from ear to ear. It was now time to open the dance floor to all the guests.
To end the special evening, the couple were treated to a final send off by their immediate family and close friends who were blowing bubbles as the couple exited the venue and stepped into their chauffeured limousine to drive off into the starry Kansas City night.