The wrought iron gates were wreathed and open as guests made their way down the lane leading to the seclusion of the farm. Acres of white rail fencing, welcome cocktails and a perfect Indian summer evening made the setting for the celebration one to always remember. On September 21, 2013, the closest of close were invited to witness the exchange of vows between Molly Huebner Klinock and Andrew Blair Hermreck at the Huebner Family farm, Tonganoxie, Kansas. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Klinock, Leawood, Kansas. The groom is the son of Mr. Ronald Hermreck and Mrs. Faye Leitch of Garnett, Kansas. Under the shade of 100 year old trees, white wood chairs were positioned on the front lawn of the two story home. Garlands of fresh greenery ensconced the pillars and balcony. A wreath of white hydrangeas and roses graced the door and potted ferns cascaded down the flagstone steps as the bride made her way across the lawn. A string quartet provided classical music for the processional. The bride was preceded by her sister Allison, as Maid of Honour and Ella Conover, niece of the groom, as Junior Bridesmaid. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Watters designer gown of ivory French Alencon lace. The Sabrina neckline provided caplet sleeves and a keyhole back. A custom chapel length mantilla was bordered with the same lace and was lavished with appliques. The bride carried a nosegay of white hydrangeas, blush roses and lisianthus. The groom invited his friend, Patrick Hoppa to be his Best Man. Ceremony participants included Rev. Mary Fisher, officiant and Brookside Strings, musicians. The wedding coordinator was Michael J. Nolte. Amid the sound of corks popping and recessional applause, guests enjoyed champagne and appetizers under open sky, as they watched the formal photographs being taken. They then ventured to the back yard where a clear roofed tent awaited their entry for dinner. The tables were draped in celadon taffeta and encircled with chocolate Chivaria chairs. Each of the centerpieces of soft pastel flowers were arranged in antique china bowls, soup tureens and pitchers. The tables were graced with vintage family wedding pictures and gold banded stemware and china. As the sit-down dinner was served in the dusk, the glow of suspended crystal chandeliers added to the glow of the dozens of mercury glass candles on each table. In lieu of a tiered cake, the guests were treated to a croquembouche' and eight additional cakes positioned on antique cake plates. The dancing tent was centered with a white dance floor hand painted in the same logo used on the invitations. Gauzy fabric draped the ceiling, falling from a large crystal chandelier at the highest point. Dancing to the sounds of "Atlantic Express" continued the celebration until the guests were transported back to their hotels and a full harvest moon lit their way. The groom's parents entertained with a Rehearsal Dinner at Pacha Mama's in Lawrence the evening prior and a Farewell Brunch was hosted by the bride's parents at the farm on Sunday. Following their honeymoon to Greece, the newlyweds will make their home in Overland Park, Kansas.
Published in the Kansas City Star on December 8, 2013