Ron Ruth Wedding Entertainment is so proud and excited to have not one, but two weddings featured in the spring, 2013 publication of “EA Bride” magazine. In this 2-part blog article, I’ll share the behind-the-scenes stories that made each of those Kansas City wedding receptions so unforgettably fun.
The first featured wedding is that of Cory & Lisa Kaiser, married on May 19, 2012 at the Hawthorne House in Parkville, MO. Ron Ruth of Ron Ruth Wedding Entertainment provided sound for the wedding ceremony held in the Hawthorne House Chapel and was the Wedding Entertainment Director™, Master of Ceremonies and wedding DJ for their wedding reception held.
On page #76 & #77 of the spring, on-line edition of “EA Bride”, Lisa describes how a single stem rose became one of her fondest memories of the day. As it is with every couple I work with, I spent a great deal of time getting to know as much about Cory & Lisa as possible. In a very early conversation with the then engaged couple, it was learned that Cory was a big fan of “The Bachelor” TV show; a show with a larger female audience than male. In his words, “the show is so bad, it’s good!” While they were dating, he managed to get Lisa, a far less than enthusiastic fan, to watch the weekly episodes with him.
If you’re not familiar with “The Bachelor,” the show’s website describes it as “…an elimination competition. At the end of each episode, there is a rose ceremony. The bachelor reflects on who he can still see as a possible soul mate. Anyone who receives a rose can stay to date another day. Those who come up empty-handed must head home alone. The moment that last rose is handed out is one of joy, relief and anguish, as only the bachelor can decide who gets at least once more chance at romance.”
A couple of weeks before their wedding, Cory and I privately discussed the significance of the final rose presentation and how we could turn that otherwise overlooked part of their relationship into a fun and memorable moment. During Cory & Lisa’s wedding reception, I told their family and friends a love story that included the tale of how Cory had coerced Lisa into watching “The Bachelor” with him. That revelation not only made the guests laugh, the reaction from the best man and the groomsmen sitting next to Cory at the head table was priceless as they stripped him of his “man card.” What made the story even more fun, entertaining and special was that the interview I had with them a few months earlier had been recorded and the guests actually heard Cory & Lisa’s voices describing the many personal details of their relationship that led them to their wedding day.
At the conclusion of their love story, Cory & Lisa made their way to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. Cory approached an unsuspecting Lisa with a microphone in one hand and a rose in the other and publicly asked her if she would accept his “final rose.” That personal touch and surprise moment made Lisa double over in laughter as the guests cheered and applauded. Of course Lisa responded with an excited and resounding “Yes!”
Enjoy the moments, memories and personal touches in their video below that includes a glimpse of their love story, their first dance and how a single stem rose became one of Lisa’s most treasured possessions.