The Wedding Celebration of Suzanne Victoria Hsieh and Matthew Thomas Schmitz took place on June 6, 2015, in the traditional cathedral setting of Redemptorist Catholic Church, Kansas City, Missouri. The ceremony was officiated by Father Brian Johnson. Millie’s Event Designs was honored to be chosen as the bride’s wedding coordinator.
On a beautiful and warm Saturday afternoon in June, family and friends celebrated the wedding nuptials of Suzie Hsieh and Matt Schmitz. The bow of the cello and the ivory keys of the piano played together the music of Bach, Pachelbel, and Morricone as the wedding party and bride walked down the aisle to the altar. For the guests, the music sounded as if it was falling softly from the Heavens above.
The reception was held at The Terrace on Grand; www.terraceongrand.com beginning with a cocktail hour on the rooftop deck. Guests were then belled down to the dinning room where the ceiling was lit with strings of little white lights and a star struck chandelier accented with white draping over the dance floor. Each guest found their seat and awaited the wedding party to begin the buffet style dinner. The menu was a Taste Signature salad with balsamic vinaigrette and ranch dressing. The main course was Marsala chicken and smoked brisket with garlic parmesan mashed potatoes garnished with roasted Italian herb vegetables.
After dinner the bride and groom were asked to come to the center of the dance floor by DJ Jon Bartlett with Remix DJ’s;www.remixdjs.com where they cut their three tier white icing cake decorated with green foliage around each tier. The cake table was surrounded with white, ivory and pale pink rose petals. The cake was custom made by cake artist Renea Feagin owner of Baked Expressions; www.bakedexpressions.com.
It was now time for the toasts, beginning with the bride’s father Dr. Wing Hsieh. Dr. Hsieh took his place on the dance floor addressing family and friends with a heartfelt speech of life long memories of his daughter Suzie and a welcoming of his new son-n-law Matt. The toasts continued with the best man and then the maid of honor, the bride’s sister. After each speech the glasses were raised to toast the newly married couple Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schmitz.
Everyone’s eyes were still on the dance floor as the newlyweds danced their first dance. The bride’s parents strolled their way to the dance floor followed by the father/daughter and mother/son traditional dances. Dr. Hsieh’s parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by showing everyone that they could still dance the polka.
No reception can be complete at The Terrace on Grand; www.terraceongrand.com without having your picture taken at sunset on the rooftop deck with the skyline of downtown Kansas City as your backdrop. Carson Swisher; www.carsonswisherphotographer.comwas the photographer on site capturing that very moment for the bride and groom.