Sunday, January 11, 2015

Royal Wedding KC Style…

By Lisa;  December 13, 2014 or 12-13-14 "A date not easily forgotten!"  On that special Saturday night, at half past five, the Missouri Bank and Trust in downtown Kansas City, MO hosted the marriage ceremony uniting Carolyn Anne Gray and Jeffrey Daniel Huggins.  Millie's Event Designs was on site as the wedding coordinator for the special occasion; www.millieseventdesigns.com


After an exchange of vows and a giving of the rings, the Honorable Beth Philips presented to family and guests the newly minted husband and wife; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Huggins.  Immediately following the ceremony the guests were treated to cocktails and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Blue Pot Catering; thebluepot.com.  While the wedding party was taking pictures at Crown Center, the family and guests were transported a short distance to the formal reception held at The Little Theatre inside Kansas City's Art Deco Municipal Auditorium complex.



The bride and groom along with the wedding party then made their grand entrance into The Little Theatre; www.kcconvention.com where they were introduced by the band "The Karen Davis Project." Carolyn and Jeff then cut their cake www.sistersbaking.com and toasted to their blessed day.  It was then time for the speeches by Carolyn's father Tom, Jeff's brother Justin and Carolyn's sisters Katy and Lauren.



The couple moved next to the dance floor where they danced to Frankie Valli's - "Can't take my Eyes off of You".  Next, Carolyn brought her father to the floor where they danced to "Have I told you Lately".  It was then time for the groom to dance with his mother Maggie to Gaelic Storm's - " Kiss me I'm Irish".   The Karen Davis Project; www.karendavisproject.com then opened the floor for all guests playing "We are Family"!



At precisely 9:10pm, the guests were treated to a special surprise gift by the bride to her new husband, a die hard Kansas City Royals fan.  The groom was in awe and shock as the Royals' mascot "Slugger" came running onto the dance floor as the band played "Take me out to the Ballgame!"  The night then shifted into high celebration as the guests donned glow-in-the-dark glasses and used lightsabers to cut loose.

When planning your "Date Never to be Forgotten" be sure to include Millie's Event Designswww.millieseventdesigns.com  and let us execute your plans to Grand Slam perfection!












Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Best Day Ever!

By Lisa; Sarah Sandoval and Arthur Chambers welcomed family and friends to their "Best Day Ever!" and Millie's Event Designs was on site as they're wedding coordinator at The Montgomery Event Center in Excelsior Springs, MO.


On October 18th, Sarah Ann Sandoval and Arthur Allen Chambers exchanged their vows in an intimate Spanish setting, surrounded by family and close friends. Sarah and Arthur had chosen as a couple to perform a "Love Letter & Wine Box" wedding ceremony.  The box contains a bottle of wine and a love letter from each to the other.  The letter described the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love and their reasons for choosing to marry.  The letters are sealed in individual envelops and they have not seen what the other has written. They have created their own very "romantic" time capsule to be opened only if they need to remind each other of their love and reasons for marriage.  Tradition holds, if the box has not been open before the 5th wedding anniversary, it is to be opened at that time in celebration of five strong years together!


As the newly married couple left the setting to take some post ceremony pictures, the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour as the caterers began setting up for the delectable buffet.  Once the sun had set the guests were asked to form a canopy line lit with sparklers welcoming to the reception Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Chambers.


The newlyweds & wedding party began the buffet line as their guests followed suit.  Next was the tradition of cutting the three layer cake (designed by cake artist Sherrie Ortiz; sherriescakemagic.com). Afterwards each parent gave a heartfelt memorable toast the bride & groom "Vaya con Dios" or God be with you!

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Chambers danced their first dance as man & wife. Then Arthur danced with his mother & Sarah with her father.  As the traditions came to a close the DJ, James Gaona invited the guests to join the couple onto the dance floor.



The celebration lasted into the night until last guest closed the door and bid Buenas Noches (good night) to Sarah & Arthur.



Once you have said YES to the proposal it is time to say YES to Millie's Event Designs; www.millieseventdesigns.com as you're wedding coordinator.




Saturday, September 6, 2014

Let Love be Sincere…

By Lisa; Happy is the bride the sun shines on; On Saturday, August 2 at 2:30 pm the sun was shinning brightly on Miss Kristyn Reardon.  She was united in holy matrimony with  Mr. John Kimminau at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO in front of family and friends.  Millie's Event Designs was the wedding planner on site for this beautiful event.

Jason Domingues Photography

Jason Domingues Photography



Immediately following the ceremony the couple and the wedding party were treated to a bus tour around Kansas City.  They stopped at several memorable sites to take a few photos with the newly married couple; Mr. and Mrs. John Kimminau.




Jason Domingues Photography



Jason Domingues Photography
The Intercontinental Hotel;  www.kansascityic.com was the site for the evening reception that began at 6:00 pm with a cocktail hour and an assortment of delectable hors d'oeuvres. Promptly at 6:45 pm the guests were chimed into the Alameda Ballroom, where the room was transformed to the glow of an evening full of romance. The band Lost Wax; www.lostwaxkc.com introduced the wedding party to the room filled to capacity of family and guests awaiting the arrival of the newlyweds.  After a toast by the bride's father, Jay Reardon, the couple proceeded to cut the wedding cake.  Mr. Dave Kimminau, the groom's father gave the blessing before each guest was served a beautifully prepared entree'.  The guests were treated to the "First Dance" by the newlyweds and then to the dances with Kristyn and her father and Jay with his mother. The ballroom was electrified with the guests dancing and celebrating late into the night to the music of the band Lost Wax.


Jason Domingues Photography

John and Kristyn hope to continue to build on their family foundations so they may grow and prosper in their love for one another.  They are looking forward to a lifetime of laughter and memories with family and friends.

Congratulations and may God bless you both each and every day!

After the proposal and the engagement has been announced, it is time to begin planning for the wedding of your dreams.  Contact Millie's Event Designs; www.millieseventdesigns.com today to bring your wedding dreams to life.


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Thursday, June 19, 2014

With this ring I thee wed…

By Lisa; St. Thomas More Catholic Church was the site for the nuptial mass celebrating the sacrament of holy matrimony for Allison Marie Melgaard and Samuel Charles Tapko The ceremony was held on Saturday, June 7, at two o’clock in the afternoon and was presided over by Father Don Farnan.  Millie’s Event Designs’ “Wedding Planner” was on site to oversee every detail allowing the families to enjoy the day free from worry.






The church was beautifully decorated with green and white hydrangeas, big fun roses and hot pink spray roses on every other pew.  There were three white roses at the altar presented by each of the mothers to honor deceased family members. During the prelude, organist, Judy Kashka played “How Beautiful” as the guests were being seated.  Each bridesmaid carried coral peonies bouquets and the groomsmen were dressed in black tuxes with a coral rose boutonnière as they processed down the altar to the hymn “Song at the Speyer Catherdral, Nevue”.  The bridal processional was “Processional, Purcell” as Eric Melgaard, the bride’s father, escorted his daughter, Allison, who was carrying a bouquet of all white and ivory flowers (hydrangea, roses, peonies and tulips) down the aisle to give her hand in marriage.

Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, the guests made their way north to the Kansas City Marriott on the Country Club Plaza to begin the reception celebration with a hosted cocktail hour.  Each guest was treated to buffalo mozzarella, tomato & basil focaccia, BBQ meatballs and coconut shrimp. The bridal party enjoyed a Trolley Tour from the church to reception with their memories recorded by photographer Tim Fleenor timfleenorphoto.com and videographer Mat Baysinger baysingerfilms.com.   


Florist
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Michael Beers called the guests into the Grand Ballroom at 7:00 PM. Once the guests were seated, Michael proceeded to introduce the bridal party as they made their grand entrance into the ballroom. Directly after, Eric Melgaard gave the blessing.  The menu was a garden green salad, chicken piccata with a lemon caper xauce, garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Upon conclusion of dinner it was time for the toasts and the cake cutting ceremony. Lynne Muellier of Icing on the Cake, exclusively designed a beautiful three-tiered embossed cake with buttercream icing, accented with red rose petals.  It was now time for Mr. and Mrs. Sam Tapko to have their first dance as man and wife. Following the newlywed’s dance, Allison and her father Eric shared the dance floor with Sam and his mother Julie to create some lasting memories.  The guests then hit the dance floor where they danced into the early morning to the sounds of the Michael Beers Band.




Cake Artist
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

20% DISCOUNT WEDDING SERVICES!

 Millie's Event Designs is offering a 20% discount to each bride that books her wedding between NOW and April 17, 2014. If you are a bride that is needing that special touch, that one of kind wedding, then Millie's is you're wedding destination!   



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Monday, January 27, 2014

Save the Date: Superbowl Night of Wishes

By Lisa; Make plans to attend the Make-A-Wish of Missouri first annual Superbowl Night of Wishes, presented by Helzberg Diamonds - Friday, January 31, 2014, at Arrowhead Stadium.

Don't miss the amazing fundraising event, where former Chiefs players, Helzberg Diamonds and Chi Omega alumni work to make wishes come true.  Fans will have the chance to meet former players, while taking part in many interactive opportunities with them! Make-A-Wish children will be present to show their appreciation, and a wonderful cocktail hour followed by a delicious dinner will be enjoyed by all.

The Game Plan

  • Clebrate Make-A-Wish by honoring the wish children of our past and present.
  • Meet Emcee, Former News Anchor Maggie Crane
  • Photo opportunities with former Chiefs players
  • "Extreme Wishes" Live Auction featuring Kansas City Celebrities auctioned off to entertain you in your own home! Dinner by Chef Michael Smith with accompaniment from Artistic Director of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Ward Holmquist, and many more! 
Join Millie's Event Designs on a night where wishes do come true!

For more information on how to attend, contact Laurie Ingram at bughouse@aol.com or 816.506.2127. 


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Congregation B'Nai Jehudah Welcomes Goldstein Bar Mitzvah!

By Lisa;  Joshua Aaron Goldstein was called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on the seventh of December two thousand thirteen at ten thirty in the morning at the Temple, Congregation B'Nai Jehudah.


Millie's Event Designs was on site during the celebration as each guest was treated to a "Mystery Bus Tour".  Matt Ross Community Center was the first stop on the tour.  The guests were treated to a Magic Show, popcorn & assorted drinks.



The guests then boarded the bus for their new stop at the Wellington Club House where to their surprise was a photo booth, pizza & a chocolate fountain.  After each guest had eaten and their photos taken, they were treated to a walk down memory lane with a DVD of Josh's life put to Josh's favorite tunes.



When your family celebrates a major milestone, let Millie's Event Designs coordinate your event so you can enjoy your family's big day!