Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Capturing the Love

By Lisa; On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the weather was spectacular in every way for the ceremony of Leah Dempster and Geoff Miles who said their vows before family and friends at the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS; Reverend Tom Are presided over the blessed couple. Millie's Event Designs; was on site as the "day of" coordinator overseeing every detail to make sure that Leah and Geoff’s wedding was the "best day ever"!

As the ceremony came to a close Reverend Are presented for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Miles.  It was then off to the reception at Indian Hills Country Club; The bridal party arrived joining the cocktail reception, while the bride and groom made their way to a private room to cut their cake and have their pictorial champagne toast.

The guests were chimed into the ballroom at half past six.  Anticipation grew as the guests awaited for the band “Twice on Sunday”; to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Goeff Miles to the stage. The bride's father joined the newlyweds as he welcomed family and friends to this beautiful night.

Guests enjoyed a pre-set signature salad of Bibb lettuce, honey-buttered pecans, goat cheese, strawberries, balsamic vinaigrette. It was then time to serve the entree' of chicken piccata with herb whipped potatoes, garlic and roasted asparagus.  Once the last table had been served, it was then time for the evening's festivities.

The bride's father made his way up to the stage where he gave a heartfelt speech.  Next for the guests was the maid of honor who began her speech.  To the guests great surprise, the maid of honor concluded with the bride joining her in a blast from their past as they sang “Africa” by Toto karaoke style. The best man then gave his speech which was followed by the traditional father and daughter dance. Geoff and his mother had their traditional mother and son dance to the song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Next it was time for the bride and groom to have their first dance to the song “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. It was then time to open the dance floor and let the party begin!

After the band had played a full set, the newlyweds asked for their guests to gather outside to form a sparkling canopy to celebrate the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Miles.  The newlyweds danced thru canopy and on into the night with family, friends and guests.

Make sure your wedding day captures your love by bringing in Millie’s Event Designs; to be your “day of” coordinator.  We will always do our best to ensure that your big day is truly your “best day ever!”

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Absolutely Picture Perfect in Every Way!

By Lisa;

On the picture perfect Saturday afternoon of June 24, 2017, Katherine Mary Rossiter and Ryan Alan Hahne became man and wife at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Redemptorist Church) in Kansas City, MO. The bride’s uncle, Father Gregg Frankman presided over the ceremonial mass. Millie's Event Designs; was on site as the "day of" coordinator to ensure all of the day’s events went according to plan. 

This absolutely beautiful day began early in the bridal suite of the InterContinental Hotel with bridesmaids, mothers and the bride enjoying a lovely breakfast with mimosas. It was then time for everyone to begin getting ready for the big day! The bride looked perfectly radiant for her first look with her father.  This was followed by pictures with her mother and immediate family.  At half past noon, the groom and the bridal party left the hotel and were transported to the church. The bride and her parents followed in a separate car to stay hidden from the groom. 

The church bells rang promptly at 1:30 PM to begin the ceremony.  The bride was glowing as she was escorted by her father down the aisle. Ryan stepped forwarded to take his bride’s hand as the two walked up together to the altar to say their vows.  As the ceremony concluded, Fr. Frankman presented them for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Hahne.  The couple along with their bridal party then processed out to a send off by family and friends each one having white satin ribbon wands to wave over the newlyweds.  The bride and groom along with their bridal party stepped onto a bus that would escort them around Kansas City to take pictures before arriving at the InterContinental Hotel to join the cocktail reception. 

At 6:00pm the guests were chimed into the ballroom to begin the evening’s festivities.  Once everyone was seated, the band, KC Flo, introduced the newly married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Hahne to the crowd. The couple made their way onto the dance floor to cut their three tier beautifully designed wedding cake from Dolce Bakery; The newlyweds then enjoyed the traditional champagne toast.  The bride’s father then welcomed everyone, followed by Fr. Frankman saying the blessing before the salads were served.  

Each table was tastefully and perfectly decorated with bright colorful flowers that were enclosed by a glass terrarium that were designed by the InterContinental Hotel's florist, Larry Wheeler The guests were treated to a specially prepared entree' of seared chilean sea bass with saffron cream and micro greens, chanterelle and chive risotto, asparagus, spaghetti squash and red pepper wedge.

Once the last table had been served it was then time to bring up the bride’s mother and father who gave a very heartfelt speech that left everyone looking for a tissue. The maid of honor’s speech followed then the best man.  The newlyweds then came back onto the dance floor to have their first dance to the song, “Wave on Wave” by Pat Green.  This was followed by the bride dancing with her father and the groom dancing with his mother.  The band announced it was time to get this perfect party started as the guests made their way to the floor to dance the night away.

When it is time for your big day to be absolutely picture perfect in every way, you can count on Millie’s Event Designs; and our “day of” coordination services to ensure that it goes according to all your dreams and plans.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kissing a Cousins into the Barnthouse Family!

By Lisa;

On Saturday, the 10th of June, Kansas City’s “Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception” served as the site for the sacrament of marriage for Miss Jill Cousins and Mr. Jeff Barnthouse.  The couple was united in holy matrimony before family and friends as Father Rick Story presided over the ceremonial wedding mass. Millie's Event Designs; was honored to be chosen as the couple’s “day of” wedding coordinator overseeing the details of the day’s big events.

Once the bride and groom had completed their vows, Fr. Story brought the ceremony to a close with his announcement, "I now present you as husband and wife, you may kiss the bride!" The newlyweds and their bridal party the proceeded in the recessional out of the church and onto a bus to take a few pictures around Kansas City.  Meanwhile, the couple’s guests were treated to a lovely cocktail reception just two blocks away on the mezzanine level of the Marriott Hotel;   At precisely 8:00pm, the guests were chimed into the beautifully decorated ballroom for the reception dinner. There they found tables with exquisite flower centerpieces arranged by; Ashley Hotka of Good Earth

Once the guests were seated, it was time for the bridal party to be introduced to family and friends by Chris Baker of the band Musivo As the newlyweds were introduced, they made their way to dance floor to cut their six-tier wedding cake and have their first champagne toast as man and wife. The guests were then welcomed to the festivities by the mother of the bride, Mary Jo Cousins, and the father of the groom Mike Barnthouse.  The evening’s dinner cuisine began with an artistically prepared bistro salad, consisting of petit greens, toasted apple barley, honey goat cheese, candied dates, watermelon radish completed with a citrus vinaigrette dressing.  This was followed by an entree' of breaded chicken breast stuffed with wild rice, ricotta, mozzarella, and sun-dried tomatoes complemented with Yukon gold potatoes and haricot verts.

As the guests were finishing dinner, it was time for the other traditional reception events to begin. Once again, Chris Baker with Musivo Live; requested the mother of the bride and the father of the groom to come forward and give their heartfelt blessings. These were followed by the maid of honor and best man speeches.  Once everyone had dried their tears, the guests were asked to join the bride and groom along with their bridal party in celebrating the newlyweds with a wedding march around the ballroom. Upon the conclusion of the wedding march, the bride and groom remained on the dance floor to have their first dance. The bride's brother then stepped onto the dance floor to have the dance with his sister. The groom and his mother followed to complete the special dances. It was then time for general dancing to begin as the wedding cake was served. Guests than danced and celebrated the union of Miss Cousins and Mr.
Barnthouse late into the night.

When it is time for your wedding day to go from plans on paper to full scale execution, call on Millie’s Event Designs; and we will oversee all the details so you truly enjoy one of the most memorable days of your life!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

May Showers Can’t Dampen Love in Liberty!

By Lisa;

Liberty Missouri’s historic Belvoir Winery; was the site for Haley Voutour and Kevin Clayton to say “I do" before family and friends on Friday, May 19, 2017. A close friend to the groom, Danny Duran, was the chosen officiate and he was proud to present for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Clayton. Millie's Event Designs was the official "day of" wedding coordinator on site providing guidance to the bridal party and vendors as the scheduled outdoor wedding was moved indoors due to spring thunderstorms.

At precisely 6:00 in the evening, the beautiful bride was escorted by her father down the aisle to the accompaniment of a string quartet to meet her beaming groom.  Beneath a floral arch, the couple exchanged their wedding vows and made their solemn promises to each other. The simple but elegant ceremony was followed by a lovely cocktail hour in the foyer where the string quartet softly played the songs of today while the guests were enjoying themselves. 

Then, at 7:30pm, the guests were belled into the beautiful ballroom for the reception dinner. The room was decorated with gorgeous flower arrangements from Flowers by Emily;
The wedding cake from the bride's chosen cake designer; Kay Benjamin of Take the Cake; 
was also on display. Once the guests had taken their seats, the bride and groom were introduced by the band, Funk Syndicate, and took their place at their "sweet heart" table as they dined on their entree of choice.  

As the guests were finishing their meal, it was now time to begin the reception events. The band brought Haley and Kevin to front of the room where they cut their wedding cake and performed a traditional champagne toast.  Next, bride's father to give a heartfelt speech. By the time he was finished, there wasn't a dry eye in the room. His speech was followed by speeches from the bride's sister and best man. Both shared with the audience their memorable moments with the bride and groom and left all searching for a tissue. 

Next, the newly christened couple found their way into each other’s arms for their first dance to the song; Have a Little Faith in Me, by John Hiatt (piano version).  The dances then continued with the father and the bride and the mother with the groom.  The dance floor was then opened to family and friends to dance the night away.  

As the reception was coming to a close, the guests were asked to line up outside to provide Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Clayton a "sparkling" sendoff.  As the couple walked down the steps and drove off into the night to begin their life together, the spring rains began to fall again.  However, no showers could dampen the spirit of matrimony in Liberty this evening.

At Millie’s Event Designs; we don’t let spring showers or any other inclement weather stand in the way of our efforts to deliver to you a perfect and seamless wedding event.  Call on us to guide your wedding day and give you the peace of mind that all is well, no matter what the weather!

Monday, February 13, 2017

January Nuptials with Elegance and Style

Mr. & Mrs. John Devins
By Lisa; Saturday, January 28, 2017 was a gray but unseasonably warm day for winter in Kansas City.  That made it a picture perfect day for the Village Presbyterian Church to host the wedding of Miss Tierney Weed and Mr. John Devins.  Under the direction of Reverend Tom Are, Tierney and John were united in holy matrimony in front of family and friends at six o’clock sharp.  Millie’s Event Designs; was onsite as the “day of coordinator” to ensure that all the day’s activities went according to the timeline outlined by the couple’s families.

The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. John Devins, along with their bridal party were then sent off from the church to the reception by family and friends waving black and gold shimmering wands.  While the bridal party bus traveled about Kansas City, the guests made their way over to the Indian Hills Country Club; for cocktails and dinner.  The guests were treated upon arrival by a lighted ice sculpture of a capital "D" that was surrounded by the newlywed’s signature drinks.

As the cocktail hour ended, the doors were opened to the ballroom and each guest made their way to their assigned tables. The room’s beautiful decor was accented by the aroma of the fresh flowers arranged in center pieces of various vases and heights by Maple Lane Designs;  The tables featured cream colored floor length table linens and each place setting had a gold charter plate with a tuxedo folded cream colored napkin that held the menu card.

Indian Hills Country Club
The dinner consisted of Indian Hills Signature Salad; organic mixed greens, sliced pear, toasted almonds, crumbled blue chases, balsamic vinaigrette.  The entree' was roasted beef tenderloin and almond-brown sugar crusted salmon with winter squash risotto, roasted asparagus, cabernet-veal reduction and maple dijon cream.  After the guests were seated and the bridal party arrived to take their places at the head table, the band “Lost Wax”; introduced the new bride and groom. The newlyweds entered the ballroom and proceeded to the center of the dance floor to cut of their beautiful tiered wedding cake and make their champagne toast of love to one another.  Then father of the bride, Andy Weed, welcomed everyone and gave a very personal family blessing.  

Ellie Weed, John Devins, Tierney Devins, Mary and Andy Weed

As the last table was being served their entree', it was then time to begin evening’s festivities. Beaming father Andy Weed began the toasts with a very heartfelt speech and then introduced his other daughter, Ellie Weed as she stood to give her maid of honor speech. This was followed by the best man speech from the groom's brother, Will Devins.  The band then asked for Tierney and her father to come to dance floor for the traditional father and daughter dance.  This was followed by the groom and his mother.  Then it was time for Mr. and Mrs. John Devins to have their first dance as a married couple.  The dance floor was then turned over to “Lost Wax” and the guests to join in the fun.  For those guests who needed a little energy pick me up, a desert lounge was opened featuring an elegant confections beignet bar, cheesecake creations, and an indoor s'mores roasting station.After the stylish dinner, dancing and desert, the evening concluded with the guests lining up and blowing bubbles as the newlyweds were whisked away to begin their new life together.

After you and your families have outlined the perfect day for an ELEGANT wedding and reception, have great peace of mind as Millie’s Event Designs; “day of coordination” services execute your plans with STYLE!