Love Excelsior Style

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Excelsior Springs, Missouri was the site and Saturday, July 15, 2017 was the date for the wedding ceremony of Courtney Adair Wilson and Victor Samuel Hurlbert.  At precisely half past four in the afternoon, the historic church was filled to the brim with love and tears of joy as Rev. Vernon Armitage announced for the first time to family and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hurlbert.

Millie’s Event Designs was honored by the bride and her family to be chosen to coordinate her beautiful day!

A cocktail hour and dinner reception immediately followed the ceremony across the street in the grand ballroom of Excelsior Spring’s historic “The Elms Hotel and Spa.” As the guests entered the ballroom, it was all decorated for a party, complete with beautiful one of a kind centerpieces by Maple Lane Designs  Dee jay Mike Shortino introduced to the guests the members of the bridal party who were immediately followed by the new bride and groom. The couple then made their way to the dance floor to have their first dance together as newlyweds. Next, the bride’s father welcomed guests before handing the microphone over to his new son-in-law, Victor, to say the evening’s blessing.

As the last table was being served their entree’ it was time for the evening’s festivities to begin.  The maid of honor gave a very sentimental speech followed by the best man.  The speeches ended with the father of the bride taking everyone for a stroll down memory lane.  After everyone had dried their eyes, it was time to turn them to the dance floor where the bride and her father began dancing to the song; I Loved Her First.  The dance floor was then turned over to the groom and his mother to dance to their song; Simple Man.  The dee jay then opened the dance floor for all guests to enjoy.

Once the guests had an opportunity to dance and mingle, it was time to gather around to see the newlyweds cut their cake and have their traditional champagne toast.  After everyone had a picture opportunity, the dee jay asked for all single ladies to participate in the throwing of the bouquet toss.  It was then time for the single men to gather for the garter toss.

As the sun was beginning to set on this memorable day, the bride and groom along with the bridal party stepped outside to take some spectacular sparkler enhanced photos!

Later, as the reception was coming to a close, the bride and groom were found stealing one more kiss in the elevator as their perfect day was ending and their new life together was just beginning!

When you find that perfect someone and “Love” is in the air, look to Millie’s Event Designs to coordinate your wedding day with all the style and elegance that you have imagined since you were a little girl.  The honor will be all ours!