As Kansas City's most experienced wedding coordinator, I will personally coordinate the details of your rehearsal, wedding and reception. Your questions of "Where do I begin?", "What are my options?", "What should I expect to pay?" and "Who will see that all this happens correctly?" are answered. Please schedule an appointment to become acquainted with the full scope of services offered.
35 years in the business of planning weddings has given me an intimate view into the dynamics of families during a time of great happiness, anticipation and stress. The sense of me working "for" them quickly evolves into working "with" them. This team spirit and inter dependency creates a bond not unlike that created when any group is headed by an effective coach, a director, a captain, a manager. Frequently upon completion of a fabulous wedding, the clients, now friends, will send a note of appreciation. It's been with pleasure that I have maintained contact with dozens of wedding families at holidays, their anniversaries and with birth announcements!
The words of my clients can best describe what is accomplished when they hire me as their wedding coordinator. They have just bought "peace of mind." Families tell me repeatedly that it was the best spent money of the entire budget. It gives me pleasure and a sense of honor to share with you some of the notes I have received through the years.
When Jenna was born, the doctor placed her on my tummy and my dreams for her began at that moment. The wedding you’ve helped us plan was beyond exquisite- it was beautiful with the charm and loveliness of a fairytale. Please accept this small token of my everlasting gratitude for the work, the advice, the patience you exhibited for the last three years.
You are gifted! How wonderful to have a profession that makes dreams come true. My heartfelt thanks.
Please celebrate with us,
Sandy Zalewski (Mother of the Bride)
Kansas City, Missouri
I’m so sorry this note is so late! Every time we sat down to thank you for our wedding, we could not find words sufficient enough. From our first meeting to decide if we wanted you to be our wedding planner we all connected. I found your website online, we met with you for about a half hour, my dad and I got out to the parking lot looked at each other and turned around to come back in to hire you. We didn’t even need to think about it. Our next meeting included Jamie and he felt the same way. We felt that after our first meeting with us all, you knew us and you knew exactly what we wanted our wedding to be like. So we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a beautiful, unique, special and perfect wedding. We miss talking to you and joke that we need to renew our wedding vows so we can work with you again! Please let us know if we can do anything for you- we would love to share our experience, pictures and videos with anyone who may be interested! Stay in touch and thank you again!
Emily and Jamie (Newlyweds)
Kansas City, Missouri
The words “thank you” hardly seem like enough to say to express our profound appreciation for all of your expertise for Melanie and Eddie’s New Year’s Eve wedding. When they were engaged in Las Vegas last January, you were in the “top tier” of family and friends who were quickly notified and the planning began. Everything you did- from the arrangements of all the vendors early on and all that followed- we would not change a thing. Did I mention the dress and veil? Wow!! Melanie could not have been more pleased and excited.
We wanted three very important and memorable touches for their wedding- a sacred and beautiful wedding ceremony, a reception our family and friends would not soon forget, and an “after party” that would be beyond fun. Three words: Done, Done and Done!
Your special talents have given our family memories of a lifetime. Thank you so much.
Mike and Mary McGinley (Parents of the Bride)
Overland Park, Kansas
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done over the past 6 months helping to make our wedding the bash of the century. Jamie and I (and all the Kranzes) are so grateful. This past month has been especially fun working so closely to put the icing on the cake. Let’s do it again sometime! When you get 5 seconds to relax, here’s a little something from the Bluegrass State to sip on.
We love you so much!
Kate Kranz (Jordan!) (Bride)
Buck and I want to thank you for all the work, time, creativity and energy that you put into our gorgeous and memorable Buchanan-Gegen Wedding on June 9. The evening was beautiful, perfectly orchestrated and fun for all!
Michael, you have such a gift, you can take the ordinary and turn it into extraordinary… you are the “Miracle Man.” We enjoyed our meetings with you and getting to know and work with your staff. The vendors and everyone that worked on this event were the tops. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Take care, God bless your family and staff.
Mary and Buck Buchanan (Parents of the Bride)
Prarie Village, Kansas
Words cannot describe how grateful we are for you and for all of your hard work, long hours, planning, creativity, organization, great taste and friendship. You truly created a fairy tale wedding - a magical day so spectacular that no one will ever forget. Thank you for giving us not only our dream wedding, but a relaxed day we could actually enjoy and remember.
You are a champion of weddings, but more importantly, of marriages.
Thank you for all of it!
Christina and Neil (Newlyweds)
New York, New York
Words could not begin to express our gratitude for an absolutely beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. Thanks to your efforts, the entire event was beyond our expectations and will be reflected upon fondly by the both of us, as well as our family and friends, for many years to come. Please accept our gift as a token of our appreciation for a wonderful day and for the years of your patience, support and friendship.
Jenna and Spiros (Newlyweds)
Kansas City, Missouri
I am writing to say thank you so very much for helping us create such a wonderful and unique wedding. Donnie and I received many, many glowing compliments in regards to you. Everyone was very impressed and you delivered everything you promised you would. The ceremony turned out magnificently and we are anxiously awaiting the photographs and video to see everything from the audience's perspective.
Mike, you are the consummate professional and I will recommend you to all those interested in creating a memorable, tailored, loving and brilliant celebration. There is so much anxiety surrounding an occasion as important as a wedding, and you calmed all those fears and instilled a strong sense of confidence in your abilities and, furthermore, you came through in ways that exceeded our expectations.
I sincerely hope that you are blessed with future prosperity and health as you continue to provide such wonderful results for future couples and their families. Keep up the good work Mike and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and such an amazing and beautiful finish!
Love to you always,
Lauren LaPointe Scruggs (Bride)
Mission Hills, Kansas
I have been meaning to write a note to you for so long. Sid and I want you to know that the wedding for Paige and Brian was truly magnificent and we are well aware that we couldn’t have accomplished much of it without your help. Thank you for everything!
It would be impossible for me to remember it all – from the gown selections to your very creative ideas to your amazing vendors, not to mention your outstanding professionalism and the special way you relate to your bride and her mother…you do it all with great aplomb and calmness.
We had many, many compliments from so many of our friends and family…we do wish we could pass all of them on to you!! Thank you Michael!
Dawn and Sid Dinsdale (Parents of the Bride)
I can’t thank you enough for all that you did to help make our wedding day perfect! It was such a lovely occasion and the day sailed along effortlessly! We will cherish the day for the rest of our lives! I also wanted to thank you for putting together the lovely announcement for the Kansas City Star. It was such a nice surprise to see when we got back into town! Thank you again for everything!
Carmen and Peter (Newlyweds)
Kansas City, Missouri
Dear Dr. Mike,
It has been almost a month since Jen and Scott were married, and I've been waiting to come down to earth to write this letter. I have finally decided that if I wait to stop floating it may be months (if not years) before I write. What can I say and how can I ever thank you enough? The wedding was absolutely exquisite. We were thrilled while it was going on and we haven't come down one bit since. Even if we hadn't received a single compliment, we would have been delighted with only the reaction from Jen and Scott. The look on their faces ...and their tears...told us that you had accomplished something wonderful!!
As a matter of fact, they sent us flowers the following Monday with a card that thanked us for the "incredible wedding...all we ever dreamed of and more." I can only say that I think they were thanking the wrong people...because I truly believe the credit belongs to you, Mike. You listened to me describe the aura I hoped to create...and you made it happen. What a wonderful skill to be able to envision what a Mom is trying to say and then transform it into a fantasy world.
I can honestly say that I couldn't have done it without you and I shudder at the thought that I may have been working with anyone else. I was so worried about planning a wedding while living half a continent away. I shouldn't have wasted a moment on that! Your attention to every detail, large and small, is phenomenal. Exceeded, perhaps, only by your creativity!!
I wish there was a way for me to address your future brides and families. I would tell them that the single most important wedding decision they will make will be the choice of their wedding consultant. Since I can't do that, I can repeat my offer to you. Please feel free to give my name and home phone number to any potential clients who are seeking references. I've only made this offer to one other person (in my 55 years!) and it is my pleasure to extend it to you. Again, Mike, thank you ...thank you....thank you!
Libby Savner (Mother of the Bride)
In the early organizational stages of my daughter's wedding, when the idea of a wedding coordinator was brought up, I was totally opposed to it. It is my opinion that the orchestration of a top-flight wedding should not be that big of a deal and that we could easily accomplish it within the working family unit. Fortunately, my wife and daughter were more enlightened, and after a certain amount of squabbling I did give in, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made in years.
The wedding was beyond my hopes and expectations as it was magnificent, magnificent, magnificent. My wife and daughter, who both can be somewhat combative, survived the whole ordeal remaining friends. That in itself qualifies you for the Nobel Peace Prize. You handled every detail in fabulous fashion, but the most impressive aspect of your orchestration of this event was your attitude and communication skills. You kept everyone's stress level very low and the enthusiasm level very high. You were even capable of keeping an over the hill, sarcastic old dog such as myself enthusiastic.
You are truly an artist at what you do and I will forever be your noncommissioned sales person. Michael, I look forward to our next extravaganza, hopefully not for at least ten to twelve years when it becomes my youngest daughter's turn. On behalf of the Brown and Crane family, I thank you for making not only October 10 a great day in my daughter's life, but in the lives of all of us.
John Brown (Father of the Bride)
Kansas City, Missouri
Bill and I can't begin to thank you enough for the FANTASTIC job you did on Ashley's wedding! Because of you, she had the wedding of her wildest dreams. Every meeting we had with you was fun and exciting due to your marvelous personality, and we will miss them now that it's over. We were bowled over by the beautiful flowers at the church and the country club. The programs were beautiful...everything was! This is the first Nolte wedding I have been to, but all I know is you outdid yourself on ours and we will be forever grateful!
Dana Miskell (Mother of the Bride)
Where do I begin to tell you what a genius you are? What an inspiration you are and true gift you have to make a bride’s dream come true. You surpassed Father of the Bride’s “Franc” in every way, shape and form.
Thank you for making both my daughters weddings so beautiful and perfect. Four years ago, Heather’s outdoor wedding at Hallbrook Country Club and the Vera Wang apple green bridesmaids you suggested, was so spectacular. The direction you gave us for Amber’s wedding was right on target from the very start of our planning. The lighting that I couldn’t understand as you described it, but insisted on, was an inspiration come true. When I stepped into the ballroom at the Fairmont, I felt like I was in a fairy tale. Without you, Mike, it would not have happened.
Do you cost a little more? Yes, but you are well worth it to make this special day so memorable. You are worth 10 times that. It’s a pleasure doing business with such a professional. I will remember both weddings for the rest of my life. The ease, lack of stress and everything you did for me and my daughters, I am forever grateful. Please put me on your list as your “client for life” and as a testimonial to you and your staff.
Kathy Koehler (Mother of the Bride)
Terry and I want to thank you for your superb guidance during the planning of Ginger's wedding. We feel not only fortunate, but privileged to have had the benefit of your professionalism. The ultimate success of every aspect of this wedding from the invitations to the reception speak for themselves and we could not be more pleased. We have been truly amazed by the complimentary telephone calls and letters. We find words inappropriate to describe our gratitude and appreciation... we owe it all to you!
Again, thank you for making Ginger's wedding a truly memorable experience that will remain with us forever.
Jayann Flood (Mother of the Bride)
I just wanted you to know that I have intended to write you a personal thank-you for the last couple months, but just couldn't come up with the right words to say. I STILL CAN'T! How do you say "thanks" for precious memories that will last a lifetime??? As we watch the video over and over, we will be reminded of the special bonds God allows us to experience during our lifetime. You, sir, are responsible for (and were a part of) one of the happiest occasions of our lives and we just want you to know that we will cherish those moments forever.
Lots of love,
Jay and Pam Plattner (Parents of the Bride)
Grand Pass, Missouri