Monday, October 24, 2011

Wow! Happy to be #2 Best Place for Wedding Reception in Kansas City

This is our second year of doing events at the Vox Theatre. This past weekend, we hosted our 101st event since we had the Grand Opening party in July 2009. We have been very pleased with the success we have had. Our goal has always been to provide a unique and affordable option for weddings and corporate parties. We were not expecting a whole lot in what is our second year, except continued growth. We got that and more...

A few months ago, I posted on our Facebook, a link to vote for us in the Pitch Magazine's Best of Kansas City. To our surprise, we later received an email stating we were in the top 3 for the Best Place for a Wedding Reception AND Best Place to Get Married.


A few weeks pass and my iPhone make it's crazy twitter noise to let me know the Vox had been mentioned in a tweet. One of our brides had posted a similar picture as below.

I have been smiling for days. Being #2 feels great and so does #3. Congratulation to Boulevard Brewery, Berg Event Space, Loose Park and Powell Gardens!

Thank you for all who voted for us.
Thank you to all our couples who had faith in us. I feel like I should list each and everyone individually...maybe another time!
Thank you to all our guest that attended events at the Vox.
Thank you to my Kansas City, Kansas police officers and Wyandotte County Sheriff officers.
Thank you to my kids for putting up with all the wedding talk and my crazy schedule.
Thank you to Andy for picking up the slack.
Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me in this adventure, especially Jackie, Susan & Lora.
And a HUGE THANK YOU to Alistair again for giving me a chance.

Enough of the acceptance speech...back to the events.
I could not have done this without all of your help and support!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Weddings, Military & Skype

I grew up moving from place to place because my dad was in the Air Force, so there is a special place in my heart for my brides and grooms in the military. When I met Heidi at the Vox Theatre, she told me that she was already married but they were going to renew their vows. Jesse was in the military and was stationed in Afghanistan. She didn't tell me much, other than it was a quick ceremony and when he returns, they wanted to do something that included their family and friends.

During the wedding, the minister told the story of how Heidi & Jesse originally got married. The wonders of technology...being in the military allows you to get married by unconventional methods - really you can get married by proxy. Today with technology, that really isn't as necessary. Why not use Skype? That is how Heidi and Jesse got married the first time. On New Years Day, they planned a time that Jesse could be by a computer and called the minister giving her about an hours notice. They said their vows via the internet.

Now, Jesse has returned and they renewed their vows in front of family and friends...ready to start their new life together in the same zip code. Congratulations! Best wishes in Georgia.