Monday, August 17, 2015

Something Old, Something New

By Lisa; "Upon this rock, I will build my church" Jesus said to Peter.  On August 8, 2015, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kelly Reardon and Jon Nee stepped upon that rock to begin building their marriage.  Family and friends were gathered together as Kelly and Jon were united in holy matrimony in a traditional Catholic mass.  Millie's Event Designs; was chosen as the wedding planner for the couples blessed event.

The wedding party then stepped from the traditional church ceremony to a reception at the new and hip Gallery Event Space in the heart of Kansas City's Power and Light District. The reception space was beautifully decorated with flower center pieces consisting of white hydrangeas, deep vibrant and soft pink roses, complimented with bells of Ireland by;  Each table was draped with white linen table cloths to the floor accented with gray napkins.  Silver chargers at each place setting completed the classic look.  As the guests arrived to the reception, they were treated to cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Soon it was time for the band, Lost Wax to introduce the wedding party to the 370 guests that had graciously made their way to their assigned tables.  Once the wedding party was seated at the head table, the blessing was given by the bride's father, Mr. Jay Reardon.  As the guests were enjoying their delicious entrees' the new Mr. and Mrs. Jon and Kelly Nee took center stage for the ceremonial cake cutting.  Then the band introduced Mr. Jay Reardon who gave the first of several sentimental toasts. Next the guests were treated to the dances of the bride and groom, father/daughter and mother/son to the music of the band Lost Wax;  After the special dances, the guests along with the bridal party danced into the late hours celebrating the marriage of Jon and Kelly Nee.

From the traditional to the new and hip, when you are ready to build YOUR wedding plans upon a rock solid foundation, contact Millie's Event Designs;

"Love, life and happiness.  May your troubles be few and your blessings plenty."

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sacred Ground for Sacred Vows

By Lisa; Sacred ground for sacred vows.  The skyline of Kansas City provided a picturesque backdrop to celebrate the wedding of Lauren VanDyke and Randy Weigand.  The wedding took place at the top of Kansas City's World War I Museum with Millie's Event as the wedding planner.

Saturday, August 1, 2015, was a warm and windy evening atop the WWI Museum at half past six, but that didn't seem to bother the family and friends that had gathered to celebrate the ceremony of Lauren and Randy.  The military museum holds a very dear spot in the hearts of both families given the service of Joseph VanDyke - pilot in the US Air Corps in WWII and Calvin E. Mock - 9th Armed Division US Army in WWII.  During the ceremony the bride's parents were asked to place a wreath around each lit candle in a glass cylinder etched with the names of their family members who had
passed during WWII.

 Mr. and Mrs. Randy Weigand made it official with a ceremonial kiss.  It was now time for family pictures and for the guests to make their way down to cocktail party. The couple then made their way downstairs and were introduced to family and friends by the lead guitar player from the band Kokomo. The couple then strolled thru the dinning room to cut their cake exchanging hugs and kisses along the way.  The guests were then treated to a buffet style pasta bar, salad and sushi bars.  These were top with delicious "to die for" desserts. During dinner the guests were entertained with a video montage of Lauren and Randy.  The bride's father then provided a heartfelt, emotional toast to his daughter. The best man then stepped forward to say a few words about his brother and the new beginning with Lauren. It was now time for the first dance and then the special dances, father/daughter and mother/son.  The guests then danced into the night to the musical talent of the band Kokomo.

When you are ready to take your sacred vows, look to Millie's Event to help you find your perfect wedding venue and then take you seamlessly through your sacred day!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

To the Moon and Back

By Lisa; August 1, 2015, the day Alyssa Vester and Brett Johnson celebrated the joys of matrimony at Kansas City's, The Little Theatre. This intimate, elegant ballroom, was the perfect setting for this young couple's wedding.  The charming promenade, and balcony that overlooks the main floor on five sides where the bride stood to toss her bouquet.  A truly romantic setting for a day they will remember forever #jazzedtobejohnson. This Austin, Texas couple engaged Millie's Event as their wedding planner to bring their dream wedding to life.

As the guests entered The Little Theatre, the ballroom was all lit up as the tables were decorated with white linen table cloths to the floor, pastel pink linen napkins accompanied by silver charges.  The center piece were flower arrangements consisting of pink roses, hydrangeas and hot pink gerber daisies designed exclusively by Maple Lane Designs; The couple exchanged their vows on a ceremonially stage adorned with soft pink and metallic silver helium filled balloons hanging high above the lighted chevon draping. After Alyssa and Brett sealed their wedding with a kiss.  The minister presented to the guests for the first time; Mr. and Mrs. Brett Johnson.

The reception offered the guests an opportunity to show their creative side with KC Flipbooks; a 3-D animated flip book  with series of pictures that varies gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion or some other change.

To the Moon and Back
Next it was time to cut the cakes.  The brides cake was a beautiful four tier decorated with white buttercream icing, silver dots accented with beautiful "Abraham Darby" Roses. Topped with the saying "To the Moon and Back".  The grooms cake was a large chocolate single tier, replicating the look of a Diet Coke can (this is the grooms drink of choice).

Drink of Choice
After toasts by the best man and maid of honor, the guests and families spent time visiting with the bride and groom.  Then, at the appointed hour, it was now time for the bride to toss her bouquet from the balcony high above as though she was Juliet calling out to her Romeo. The couple was now ready to be sent off in grand style with their guests lining up with sparklers lighting the way to the limo that would sweep them off into the night as Texas grad Brett "Lasso's the Moon".

Sealed with a Kiss

Congratulations Alyssa and Brett Johnson best wishes for a long and happy marriage, with many anniversaries to come.

When the time comes to plan your dream wedding, contact Millie's Event Designs;  and let us help you "Lasso the Moon" in grand style!