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We draw upon the world's secular and religious traditions,
respecting the perspectives of both doubter and believer.
to design the kind of
ceremony we wanted,
with excellent suggestions.
We were really pleased.
Our families, from different backgrounds, were
Music -- live and recorded
For many reasons, many couples prefer live music.
For many family-focused weddings or other intimate
ceremonies, either no music or live music might be more in
keeping with the atmosphere, since recorded music tends to create a sense
of artificiality instead of the immediacy appropriate for such meaningful
occasions. (Recordings, from a technical and artistic perspective, can
Tabitha Reist Steiner, email@example.com, is one of Kansas City's many wonderful harpists. She is shown above.
Flute and Harp Duo
Flute and Guitar (either
While I do not usually
recommend recorded music, Pilgrim Chapel has a Bluetooth speaker and is
able to assist you. If recorded music is what you want, please check with
the Pilgrim Chapel staff to prepare for queuing your playlist. (I think
Android sometimes works better than Apple.)
Rebecca Knechtel 913.299.7972
Mike Algusin -- (913) 713-8096
Coordination -- Wedding Planners
While weddings at Pilgrim Chapel do not require a wedding coordinator, some couples prefer to retain help to manage flowers, photographers, musicians, the reception, and other arrangements. Here is one experienced coordinator I've worked with recently with great sense of people, understanding how to achieve what the couple desires, and adaptability:
Kim GarnierSome wedding planners -- at least when it comes to the wedding ceremony, from entrances to departures -- are grossly incompetent and can easily sabotage what you want. I am amazed by the number of planners I have worked with who fail even to think of faux flowers for the bride to carry during the rehearsal, a choreographic detail important if a photographer is engaged. If you engage a wedding planner or co-ordinator, insist that he or she consult with me so that we are "on the same page." Don't let your planner's preconceived idea of how you should have your own wedding overrule how you want your wedding to be.