Rustic Fall Orchard Wedding : Sarah + Ross

We had the privilege of working with Sarah and Ross to create their lovely fall wedding held at Cider Hill Family Orchard. What a treat it was to work at this intimate barn venue among all of the gorgeous fall colors and scents.  The apples were ripe for picking and the camp fire was burning for guests to enjoy.  What a fun day this was!  Thank you to Mary Verett for capturing the day in photos.

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Thank you to the great team that made this event such a success!

Photographer: Mary Verett Photography

Venue: Cider Hill Family Orchard

Florist: Hitched

Caterer: Jack Stack BBQ

Bartending: Top Shelf

Cake: FouCakes

Planner: Madi Sanders with Soirée Event Designs

 

Kansas City Venue Spotlight : The Gallery Event Space

With so many great venues in the KC area, we’ve decided to highlight a few of our favorites as a part of a new series, “Kansas City VENUE Spotlight”! Today, our intern Loree is sharing with us information on the incredible Gallery Event Space.
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The Gallery Event Space is a classic and timeless venue for any seasonal wedding. It has unique features such as floor to ceiling windows and a balcony that is overlooking the Power and Light District of Kansas City.
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This incredible space can accommodate up to 400 seated guests and 600 guests in a cocktail style. The venue offers LED lighting around the ceiling with customized color options. The Gallery Event Space has 9,000 square feet to offer and will include certain features to help make your event more successful. Some of those features include: round banquet tables, cocktail tables, and portable bars.
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House chairs, standard black and white linens, china, silverware, and bar glassware are also included. Some of the other great items they will provide are skirted staging, projectors and the screen, wireless microphones, lapel microphones, and the house sound system. The Gallery Event Space will even provide onsite catering and the Lounge Package to all those who book an event with them.  To help make the event seamless, an Event Planner will also be provided to help with all the finer details.
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This venue has endless opportunities and, with their dedicated team of professionals, they are committed to making your vision a reality. The Gallery Event Space was awarded by The Knot Magazine as “One of the Top Wedding Venues in Kansas City for 2014,” and with their help you too can create the perfect event.
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For more information on The Gallery Event Space please contact Jessica Mullen, Event and Wedding Coordinator, at Jessica@thegalleryeventspace.com or by phone at 816-877-8312.
We love working at the Gallery! See one of Soirée Event Designs weddings held at the gallery this past May here.
-Loree, Soirée Event Designs Fall Intern
Photos in this post came from Kansas City Power and Light and Tracy Routh Photography.

Kansas City Wedding at the Midland : Chelsea and Andrew

A wedding day can be very bittersweet for a wedding planner.  On Chelsea and Andrew’s wedding day I was thrilled that they were beginning this next chapter of their lives together, but I was also so sad that it meant the conclusion of my time serving them!

Their February wedding brought beautiful sunshine and an incredible party!  Freeland Photography captured each moment so beautifully as you will see in the photos below.  Chelsea and Andrew Karle, thank you for letting me play a small part in this wonderful day! – Madi Sanders

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Planner : Madi Sanders with Soirée Event Designs

Photographer : Freeland Photography

Venue : The Midland Theatre

Florist : Beco Flowers

Catering : Brancato’s

Cake : Great Cakes Kansas City

Rentals : All Seasons Event Rental

Band : Patrick Lentz Band

Hotel : Crowne Plaza Downtown

 

“Why Every Girl Should Hire a Wedding Planner” according to Kansas City bride, Heather Jacques

Here at Soirée Event Designs we get a lot of inquiries from brides who are totally capable of handling most of their wedding planning.  They are organized, have a vision for their day and have many family members and friends ready to help out in any way they might need. Soon after diving into their planning they come to the conclusion that planning a wedding can actually take a lot of their time and it can start to feel like a second job amongst their already busy schedules.  That’s where we come in. We want to be able to allow brides the time to celebrate their engagements and their upcoming marriage with full confidence that the wedding will be planned beautifully and according to their vision.  

Today one of our sweet brides, Heather Jacques, is sharing her input on why she has chosen to hire Soirée Event Designs to help her execute her vision for the wedding day and why she thinks every girl should consider doing the same.

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From Heather:

I think every girl dreams of the day they will be engaged and all the special moments their “big day” might hold. For me, I loved to dream and envision that magical moment that I prayed would happen someday.

Ryan and I got engaged on October 18, 2013. I loved being engaged but all the sudden I felt nervous, unprepared, unorganized  and unable to attain those hopes and dreams I had created in my head…because now it was REALLY happening. Decisions are easier made when they aren’t really real. 🙂

After only being engaged for two days, I knew that we needed a planner of some type. It was my Dad’s extra push that led us to a consultation with Madi Sanders from Soirée Event Designs. To be honest I was fearful of our first meeting. Would she be able to get a sense of my style? Would she understand the look we were going for our big day? Would she push ideas onto us? All the unknowns were floating around in my head.

But let me tell you what. I am so thankful for that day in October when my mom and I sat down with Madi. It was one of those moments when you meet someone and it all seems to good to be true. She was energetic, full of ideas (even better than my own!), organized and truly passionate about her job. We had an instant connection. So much so that immediately I could trust her with our BIG DAY.
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It’s only December and we’ve only met a handful of times but our wedding day is becoming so much of what I had envisioned with Madi’s help. She takes our ideas, finds vendors that have the perfect fit and all the while, is totally open to the things we want to do. If we have a dream, Madi makes it happen. I’ve been so pleased and stress-free (are you happy mr. right?). I’ve taken no time from my day job to make any boring vendor calls (which Madi adores), I haven’t had to schedule one meetings and most importantly, I get to choose how much we are involved. It has truly been the perfect fit for us.

Thinking of all the great things Madi is helping us do now, I am so happy knowing Ryan and I have had no stress or pressures and have really gotten to enjoy being an engaged couple. What’s even more exciting is that during our rehearsal and on the BIG DAY my mom, dad and bridesmaids get to sit back and take in the day with me instead of running around setting things up, organizing and coordinating people when are to start. I am so thankful we all get to enjoy that special day together!

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This process has been an enjoyable, exciting time and I definitely owe it all to Madi at Soirée Events Designs helping us achieve our wishes while listening to our special wants and needs and finding a way to make them all happen. We are blessed to be walking this journey with such a delightful person.

Heather and Ryan will be married on September 27, 2014 here in Kansas City.  We are so pleased to be helping them throughout this process and are so thankful that they are entrusting us with this special celebration. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you to see your wedding dreams come to life, please contact us at info@soireeeventdesigns.com for a complimentary consultation.

-Soirée Event Designs
All images from Ryan and Heather’s engagement session by Jeni Lewis of AOH Photography.

Lauren and Sean : Kansas City Public Library Wedding

Lauren and Sean’s wedding day was a true celebration through and through. The ceremony was planned to be held at the bride’s parent’s home with a beautifully decorated chuppah and floral accents lining the aisle.  As it grew closer to ceremony start time, the skies grew darker and a heavy rainfall began.  Prepared with a necessary “rain plan” for an outdoor wedding, the ceremony was quickly moved to the Kansas City Public Library, the couple’s reception location.  A rain storm could not stop this couple from continuing on in celebrating their love. After Lauren and Sean were pronounced man and wife, the guests started the party with the traditional “Hava Nagila” and dancing continued all night long.

Congratulations to Lauren and Sean! It was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding day and we are so happy for you to begin your lives together!

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Event Coordinator: Jane Guest, Soiree Event Designs / Photographer: Baker Baker Photo / Ceremony venue: Kansas City Public Library Helzburg Auditorium / Reception venue: Kansas City Public Library Kirk Hall / Rentals: Celebration Party RentalsOfficiant: Shane Spangler / Florist: Branches and TwigsBridal gown: Monique Lhuillier / Hair: James with Pinkie CoutureMakeup: Mary Morrison / Caterer: Pierpont’s Catering / Cake: Rebekah Foster /  Band: Karen Davis Project