On the last Saturday in August of 2015 Brisa Ileana Izaguirre and Jake Brady Wolfe celebrated the sacrament of marriage at Our Lady of Sorrows, in Kansas City, MO. Millie’s Event Designs was on hand as the couples’ wedding coordinator to ensure the families enjoyed the day, while we took care of all the details.
Our Lady of Sorrows is one of Kansas City’s older parishes just west of Crown Center. It is also like stepping back into time with its ornate three-story sanctuary protected by marble alter rails. The nuptial mass and ceremony was also rich in tradition by having the “Lasso and Coin” blessings. “This Lasso symbolizes an infinite bond of love you share, may this lasso remind you to face life together courageously and to support one another as a couple binding you thorough the years.” The lasso was presented by the brides parents, placing one half over their daughter the other half over the groom. Once the priest had said the blessing over the couple, the parents then removed the lasso as the ceremony continued. A Coin Exchange is a tradition that involves the gift of coins to the Bride. These coins are a reminder of good stewardship for couples. The couples will mutually support each other, their children and the world around them. May God bless these coins that symbolize mutual support and responsibility. The symbolism of these age old traditions is that of a bond between families and religion founded in faith, hope and future.
The reception was held on the scenic 15th floor of the Brass on Baltimore, in downtown Kansas City, MO. As the guests arrived, they picked up their place card in the lobby of the Baltimore Club and were then escorted to the 15th floor. Upon departing the elevator, the guests were treated to an open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres especially created by Delish catering; www.delishcatering.net. The guests were then asked to take their seats as the wedding party was introduced. The Brides father, Jose Izaguirre, welcomed friends and family to the celebration of Brisa and Jake. The bride and groom excused themselves from their head table as they had their first dance as husband and wife. They then proceeded to cut the beautiful four tier wedding cake designed by Dolce Bakery; www.dolcebakes.com and make the traditional bride and groom champagne toast. The bride’s grandmother; Ida Mae Jordan, then gave a very sentimental blessing. It was now time for dinner service to begin, starting with iceberg lettuce wedge topped with brunoise vegetables and a blue cheese wedge drizzled with creamy buttermilk dill dressing. The entree’ was a double roasted garlic chicken breast in an herbal jus and beef bistro filet with red wine demi-glace. These were accompanied by parmesan and black peppercorn smashed potatoes and fresh green beans with caramelized shallot butter. Fresh rolls and whipped butter rounded out the meal.
As the guests were dinning on their delicious meal, the Maid of Honor made her way to the dance floor to give her heartfelt toast. She was followed by the Best Man and then the bride’s father, who gave a tearful, sentimental toast to the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wolfe. The evening continued with the traditional Father/Daughter; Mother/Son dances. Before the dance floor was open, the DJ asked for all the single ladies to come forward for the bouquet toss and then it was time for all single gentlemen to circle around while the groom sling shot the bride’s garter. Once the tradition tosses were complete, it was time for the DJ to announce the wedding cake station was available; with each guests having a choice of vanilla, chocolate or carrot cake with vanilla or chocolate cream cheese icing.
As the guests were enjoying some late evening dancing to the music mix of DJ Kate; www.djfernandokc.com and photo booth fun, Delish catering; www.delishcatering.net delivered a show stopping hot dog snack station with all the works.
Whether Your wedding plans call for old traditions or the newest venues in town, Millie’s EventDesigns stands ready to coordinate and execute, so You and family can truly enjoy seeing Your big day come to fruition!