February 2017 Perfect Wedding Guild Luncheon

Despite the ever-changing Kansas City weather, we were overjoyed to help The Perfect Wedding Guide "usher in spring" at their February Perfect Wedding Guild Luncheon. Hosted at the gorgeous Grand Hall at Power and Light, wedding vendors from around the area connected and conversed surrounded by fresh blush and purple blooms, gold accents, and the sweetest linen overlays embellished with lavender floral appliqués. 

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the wonderful vendors that made the day possible, particularly Marissa Cribbs Photography who captured these lovely shots!

Photography: Marissa Cribbs Photography

Videography: Moontage Films

DJ/Lighting: Mic King Music & Events

Linens: Linens on the Go

Caterer: Delish Catering & Events

Cake/Desserts: Blue Thistle Cakery

Venue: The Grand Hall at Power and Light

Planning/Floral/Overlays: Posh & Prim

Speaker: Seth Meinzen

Hawthorne House

Photo provided by Hawthorne House

Photo provided by Hawthorne House


We love Hawthorne House for so many reasons, but our favorite thing about this elegant estate venue is its cute chapel. If you book your wedding here, it's like having your own beautiful private property for you and your wedding guests for the day! The overall design is classic with details, such as a huge white wrap-around porch complete with rocking chairs. 

  • Capacity: Can accommodate a large guest count
  • Catering: In-House 
Hawthorne House is situated on eleven beautiful acres in historic Parkville, Missouri... As you drive up to the Manor House you have the feeling of leaving the city and entering a country estate... The gazebo is the perfect setting for early evening ceremonies... Our beautiful non-denominational chapel is nestled in the woods... boast[ing] six-foot high gothic windows... The estate’s original Manor House is 114 years old.. completely renovated with your wedding and reception needs in mind.
— Hawthorne House website

For more information on the Hawthorne House, check out their website at http://thehawthornehouse.com/.

- Nissa Aleman

Royal Park Hotel

Royal Park Hotel offers the perfect setting in which to say “I do”. With numerous selections to choose from, we can customize the picture-perfect celebration for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. From bike rides to fly fishing in Paint Creek as well as shopping to museum excursions, this is a perfect venue for a weekend getaway. 

 Capacity :  

The Conservatory – 120 guests 

Royal Grand Ballroom – 700 guests 

Park Pavilion – 200 for ceremony and 100 for dinner/dancing. 

Catering : In house  

Website: http://www.royalparkhotel.net/Events/Weddings

 

 

Photo Credit : Carrie Adams Photography 

Photo Credit : Carrie Adams Photography 

Puppy Love

Photograph by Heirloom Photo Company

Photograph by Heirloom Photo Company


Not everyone is a dog-lover, but those who are, LOVE LOVE LOVE their dogs - am I right? A handful of our clients choose to include their pooches in their weddings in all sorts of ways! 

Here are some ways to incorporate your adorable dog into your wedding:

  1. Ceremony   Let your dog be a ring bearer or flower girl! Have your dog bring the rings down the aisle attached to their collar, or if they can, in a cute carrier bag. They can also walk alongside the ring bearer or flower girl. Try a cute doggie corsage or flower wreath around his or her collar. Be sure to have treats at the end of the aisle!
  2. Engagement and / or wedding photo shoot     Using your dog in a photo shoot is always super cute and unique. Some of the best pictures are the candid ones!
  3. Stationary   incorporate the photos from the photo shoot with your dog throughout your wedding with these ideas: Save the Dates, Invitations, Table Numbers, and other framed pictures for decor.
  4. Wedding Décor     Use small touches of dog design elements throughout your wedding decor, while showing your pet you appreciate him or her. We aren't recommending a dog-themed wedding, of course! But little details will make your decor special. You can attach your dog's tags onto your bridal bouquet. For the artsy brides - stamp your dog's paw print and use in decor, such as table numbers, ceremony programs, etc. And we love this idea - engrave your guests' names onto dog tags for table place settings!
  5. Wedding Favors     Wedding favors are a fun way to add your personality into your wedding design. Try dog-themed decorated sugar cookies. And make a few bags of dog treats for your dog-lover guests!

Here are some tips:

  • Have your dog looking his or her best! Schedule a grooming appointment the week before your photo shoot or wedding ceremony.
  • Make sure, if you plan a photo shoot, to check with the venue's pet policy.
  • For hot days, remember to have a bowl of water handy for your dog during the photo shoot or ceremony.
  • Check with your photographer first! They usually have a ton of pet photography tricks up their sleeves!

 

- Nissa Aleman

Photography by: Morgan Miller Photography, Jana Marie Photography, Heirloom Photo Company

The Pavilion Event Space

Photograph by: Royal Photography LLC

Photograph by: Royal Photography LLC


Such a glam space! The copper ceilings paired with crystal chandeliers are breathtaking! For those who don't enjoy the bustle of downtown, The Pavilion is slightly removed from the heart of the city. They are a convenient event space that can service all your wedding needs. Brides and bridesmaids, their bridal suite makes getting ready super fun! There is a separate space to entertain your guests for a cocktail hour. They also have a brand new outdoor event space, to be called The Grove, to open in the Summer of 2017!

  • Capacity - The Grand Ballroom seats 330
  • Open Vendors!
Boasting over 10,000 square feet of freshly renovated event space, The Pavilion, is the most glamorous new venue in Eastern Jackson County! Showcasing antique bronze ceilings, 15 Swarovski crystal chandeliers, handscraped hickory hardwood floors, 40 foot archways trimmed in stone, a 112 foot long Grand Chandelier Aisle, and a central location near four major highways... What else could you ask for?
— The Pavilion Event Space website

For more information on The Pavilion Event Space, check out their website at http://www.pavilioneventspace.com/.

- Nissa Aleman

Skyline Club

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Skyline club in Southfield MI is the perfect Detroit wedding venue to host every aspect of your big day. The main attraction is the atrium with a beautiful glass screen surrounded with greenery that gives an outside feel while you enjoy the inside warmth; perfect for a ceremony. Our brides also love the Renaissance room which has spectacular panoramic views of the Northeast side of Metro Detroit.

Providing delicious in house catering, the skyline club has a capacity to accommodate 150 seated or 200 strolling guests.

http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Skyline-Club-Southfield/Weddings-Events/Weddings

 

Photo Credit : AAVA Photography

Photo Credit : AAVA Photography

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Photograph by : Solar Photographers

Photograph by : Solar Photographers


This is a dream venue - the exterior alone is breathtaking! And for the first time in 2017, the museum is allowing ceremonies on their expansive front lawn! We recommend hosting a cocktail reception in the Main Hall. The amazing art and architecture serves as a unique backdrop to your wedding photography.

  • Capacity - can accommodate a large guest count (rentals can accomodate 250 guests)
  • Catering - In-House
Entertian in the company of your friends, family, colleagues - and some of the world’s greatest art. This Kansas City cultural treasure becomes the showplace for your event, planned to perfection... The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a stunning choice for your special day. Striking architecture and impressive works of art from around the world create a unique and remarkable setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Dramatic and flexible spaces are transformed to reflect your style and vision, creating a memorable celebration.
— The Nelson-Atkins Museum website

Photographs (from left to right) by: BR Photography, John Christopher Photographs and Films, and Jana Marie Photography

For more information on the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, check out their website at http://www.nelson-atkins.org/.

- Nissa Aleman

Tigers Club

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Comerica Park has already played host to Weddings...bar/bat mitzvahs, product launches...corporate meetings, speaker events...press conferences, holiday parties...fundraisers...luncheons "team building" exercises, corporate retreats...breakfast meetings and more!
The Tiger Clubs has a private entrance on Wetherill, a beautiful view of the Comerica Park field and scoreboard and an attractive exposed-steel and wood decor. 
Capacity : 400 seated/ 600 strolling
Catering : In House 
http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/det/ballpark/events/index.jsp
Photo Credit : Mioara Dragan

Photo Credit : Mioara Dragan

Union Station

Sprint Festival Plaza. Photography by A Day to Adore

Sprint Festival Plaza. Photography by A Day to Adore


Union Station is a massive venue with various spaces to host your wedding. Everyone loves the Sprint Festival Plaza with its historic ballroom architecture. Principal Planner, Erika Piquant's favorite space is the Jarvis Hunt room for a quaint, intimate gathering.  It was formerly a men's smoking lounge, featuring classic decor elements of marble floors, wainscoting, and chandeliers.

  • Jarvis Hunt Room Capacity: 60 seated, 100 strolling
  • Sprint Festival Plaza Capacity: 1,500 seated, 2,000 strolling
  • Catering: In-House
Steeped with grandeur and rich in history, Sprint Festival Plaza is a truly impressive and spectacular event site. Ideal for grand galas, the splendor and elegance of this venue lends in creating an occasion to remember. A cavernous space at 334 feet long and 86 feet wide, the room is beautifully detailed with marble wainscoting, terra cotta and massive plaster ceiling.
— Union Station website
Jarvis Hunt Room. Photo provided by Union Station.

Jarvis Hunt Room. Photo provided by Union Station.

For more information on Union Station, check out their website at http://www.unionstation.org/.

- Nissa Aleman

The Gallery Event Space

Photograph by Claire Ryser ( Visionaire Studios)

Photograph by Claire Ryser ( Visionaire Studios)


This venue is like a white box, a blank canvas, where we can create anything you dream for your wedding. It allows a high guest count, and a wide variety of amenities to customize your ideal event. A huge perk is the Kill Devil Club Cocktail Lounge located adjacent to The Gallery to host a fun cocktail hour. 

  • Capacity: 400 seated, 600 strolling
  • Catering: In-House
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, dramatic finishes, and an outdoor balcony. The Gallery is an elegant, urban venue ideal for corporate events, meetings, and wedding receptions set against the backdrop of the Kansas City Power & Light District... The Gallery offers 9,000 square feet of open, customizable space and a spacious balcony with breathtaking views of downtown’s skyline.
— The Gallery website

For more information on The Gallery, check out their website at http://www.thegalleryeventspace.com/.

- Nissa Aleman