Weddings are a time for joy and celebrating two families becoming one. Finding the one you want to spend your life with is such an amazing feeling. As spring is here it is easy to see why couples choose this time of year to get married. The trees are blooming, grass is turning green and freshness is in the air.
That is exactly what we shared with Adam & Alexsis this past Saturday at Californos. They had an amazing spring time outdoor ceremony followed by a night of fun filled with Memories they will share for a lifetime. Alexsis & Adam had many personal touches that started with their hand made invitations to their vows they wrote for each other. Then the fun ways we released the tables to enjoy the buffet and the dancing that lasted all night.
They say when you marry in spring you are a bride all your life. Having the perfect mix of family and friends at a ceremony will increase the love that is exchanged between a bride and groom. The story is never the same of how two people meet and fall in love. Either should be any two weddings. It is a time to let your personalities show.
There are many traditions that happen at a wedding reception. You may choose to do all, none, or even start some traditions of your own. We love all the old standards but also like to change things up to make them a better fit for each couple.
The Bouquet & Garter Toss….. James says he has about 70%, and I have noticed about 80%. The change from 100% started happening about 5yrs ago. I am not sure why, but here are a few ideas we have about this. The Tosses have been primarily for the single people, which if you have ever been that person it can be uncomfortable to be singled out. Just like many of the things involved in weddings, the bouquet and the garter represent good luck. We are wondering ” Why should only the single people get the chance at good luck?” Here is what we have done at the last few receptions to answer that question. We have invited all the women for the bouquet toss and all the men for the garter toss. This has resulted in alot of fun for both events and alot more involvement. There is no more awkward feeling from being single. For many years we have been helping the men have more fun with the garter toss. After the garter has been removed, we have the groom put the garter on a football (his favorite college or pro team, always a soft ball we don’t want Grandma injured) or he can use our garter canon because guys like explosions and the manly challenge of catching the fast moving garter. I have attached a picture of the garter canon where we added a little confetti for even more fun. This is just a sample of something different to do with the standard traditions. We look forward to those couples that want to have fun with the old standards.
I was asked to be apart of Mark & Stephanie’s weddig and reception on the 22nd of October. They had it at the Mahaffie Farmstead in Olathe, KS. This is a great location to have your event at. They are by no means an all inclusive location but they do have staff there to help you the day of and do not realy have a lot of restrictions for you to follow. Mark and Stephanie had an wonderful group of friends and family on hand to help them celebrate. One couple they had invited was Zade and Dale Winslow. I was the DJ/MC for their reception 5 years ago. They looked great and Dale is expecting she is 8 months pregnant. All of the guests were a lot of fun which helped to make for a memorable night. I will say with no question Mark & Stephanie are in love and truely meant to be togehter. Thank you guys for inviting me to be a part of your reception.
There are not too many country clubs in kansas city where you can have a beautiful wedding and reception. I was looking through my pictures on my phone and found this one of Jeremy & Angels wedding at Loch Lloyd which is one of the rare exceptions when it comes to country clubs in kansas city.
The new Mr.& Mrs. Witt were surrounded by a great group of friends and family which made for a fun relaxed night. They started with cocktails in the court yard where the bridal party and Philip & Lindsay made their entrance. Their entrance was followed immediately by a toast given by Lindsay’s father Joseph Lampo. This type of entrance is popular on the west coast but rarely seen around Kansas City. They then mingled with their guests, the night was perfect for being out side talking with friends and enjoying good wine and spirits. We then invited them inside to assigned tables and a wonderful meal provided by Feasts of Fancy. After the cutting of a beautiful cake they all hit the dance floor where it was nonstop until we all had to say good night. Thank you Philip & Lindsay for a memorable night.