Liberty Missouri’s historic Belvoir Winery; www.belvoirwinery.com was the site for Haley Voutour and Kevin Clayton to say “I do” before family and friends on Friday, May 19, 2017. A close friend to the groom, Danny Duran, was the chosen officiate and he was proud to present for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Clayton. Millie’s Event Designs was the official “day of” wedding coordinator on site providing guidance to the bridal party and vendors as the scheduled outdoor wedding was moved indoors due to spring thunderstorms.
At precisely 6:00 in the evening, the beautiful bride was escorted by her father down the aisle to the accompaniment of a string quartet to meet her beaming groom. Beneath a floral arch, the couple exchanged their wedding vows and made their solemn promises to each other. The simple but elegant ceremony was followed by a lovely cocktail hour in the foyer where the string quartet softly played the songs of today while the guests were enjoying themselves.
Then, at 7:30pm, the guests were belled into the beautiful ballroom for the reception dinner. The room was decorated with gorgeous flower arrangements from Flowers by Emily; www.flowersbyemily.com
The wedding cake from the bride’s chosen cake designer; Kay Benjamin of Take the Cake; www.takethecakekc.com
was also on display. Once the guests had taken their seats, the bride and groom were introduced by the band, Funk Syndicate, and took their place at their “sweet heart” table as they dined on their entree of choice.
As the guests were finishing their meal, it was now time to begin the reception events. The band brought Haley and Kevin to front of the room where they cut their wedding cake and performed a traditional champagne toast. Next, bride’s father to give a heartfelt speech. By the time he was finished, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. His speech was followed by speeches from the bride’s sister and best man. Both shared with the audience their memorable moments with the bride and groom and left all searching for a tissue.
Next, the newly christened couple found their way into each other’s arms for their first dance to the song; Have a Little Faith in Me, by John Hiatt (piano version). The dances then continued with the father and the bride and the mother with the groom. The dance floor was then opened to family and friends to dance the night away.
As the reception was coming to a close, the guests were asked to line up outside to provide Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Clayton a “sparkling” sendoff. As the couple walked down the steps and drove off into the night to begin their life together, the spring rains began to fall again. However, no showers could dampen the spirit of matrimony in Liberty this evening.
At Millie’s Event Designs, we don’t let spring showers or any other inclement weather stand in the way of our efforts to deliver to you a perfect and seamless wedding event. Call on us to guide your wedding day and give you the peace of mind that all is well, no matter what the weather!