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OUR VENDORS MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Our events come to life because of the talents, hard work, and good hearts of the vendors we work with.

We have put together a team of the  best, most respected, skilled, diligent, and friendly vendors Kansas City has to offer.

See the individual profiles of our amazing team below!

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KRISTA WILSON

 

Krista Wilson is one of our expert wedding coordinators.

Caring and organized, Krista makes everyone feel welcome and cared for. Krista also manages most of our social media and heads up the Altar & Aisle mobile decor service!

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MEGAN YORK

 

Megan is also one of our incredible coordinators. She is a former elementary school teacher so she has the skills to wrangle a group and make sure everyone is having a great time! She works on our First Friday events and special events at our spaces.

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KRISTEN BUSHMOYER

 

In addition to being co-owner of Cakewalk Events, Kristen is a wedding coordinating GURU.

Kristen has run hundreds of weddings and receptions and is the best Emcee is KC! 

 

To add to her long list of Cakewalk duties, Kristen runs our First Friday events with Megan York, she leads most of our client meetings, keeps our venues sparkling clean and in working order, and pretty much everything else to keep things in shape behind the scenes. 

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MICKAELA BASS

 

We are so excited to welcome Mickaela to our team!

Brought to us by our lovely Krista, Mickaela is a wife and mom of two adorable kids, and has joined Cakewalk to host events and coordinate weddings. She is a total sweetheart and is always enthusiastic and thorough!

We are SO happy you are part of our group!

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JOE BENNETT

 

Oh, how we love Joe! Such a breath of fresh air to be around and always gives us a great feeling when he walks in the door to officiate! Joe has just the right combination of good natured dad humor and diligent get-down-to business-ness. (Is that a word?) We actually met Joe when his lovely wife used to coordinate weddings with us and we wrangled Joe into our web as well!!

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KIM FENISON

 

Kim is a super mama and the sweetest, most mild-mannered person all around. She is so easy going and so warm and friendly, she makes our couples feel completely at ease. She brings such a serene vibe to our weddings. We love you, Kim!!

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SERGIO MORENO-DENTON

 

Meet Sergio, one of the kind-hearted people we are privileged to know and work with. Sergio has such warmth and a deep love for family which shines through all they do. Couples love Sergio’s sincerity and soft spoken manner. Sergio is a person of faith and intellect who (fun fact) grew up in Mexico and speaks both English and Spanish. Amazing human and friend!

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KAREN ANGELES

 

Meet Karen Angeles! She has hands down married more couples under our roof than any others and does it with such sincere emotion that we call her the "tearjerker". Karen has a true passion for joining couples together in the name of love. She is a doting mother and grandmother who has the most calming, supportive nature that she carries with her into all she does. We absolutely would not be where we are today without her incredible skills and soft touch.

Thank you for being you, Karen!!

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JONATHAN SHARLOW

 

Meet Jonathan Sharlow!

 

Jonathan lives in Mission, KS with his family of 5 (his beautiful wife, Jillian; Emerson, 9; Rowan, 6; Evalie, 1). He enjoys spending time with his family, watching soccer (Go SPORTING!) and playing soccer with his boys!

Jonathan works with Cakewalk as a bartender for our reception events!

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BERGAMOT & IVY

Since the fall of 1993, Bergamot & Ivy has been showcasing the world’s most beautiful flowers with innovative fresh floral designs for the home as well as special events and weddings.

​Each and every design is influenced by a love of horticulture, gardening, and the natural world.

They bring this love of nature and a depth of creativity to the execution of each fresh arrangement and every wedding and event. 

See some of our favorite arrangements here: 

https://www.cakewalkeventskc.com/post/top-wedding-flowers-for-2023-a-review-of-our-favorites

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LIDIA'S KANSAS CITY

Voted Kansas City’s most popular Italian restaurant by Zagat Guide the last 5 years, Lidia’s Kansas City is located in the Crossroads Arts District and is our newest catering partner.  We are so proud to offer Lidia's as part of our reception packages!

Always impeccably flavorful and beautifully presented, their delectable fare makes your event feel extra special!

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JACK STACK BARBECUE

Another Kansas City classic original that caters our reception buffets.

Jack Stack was started by Russ Fiorella in Kansas City back in 1957, Jack Stack began as a traditional storefront barbecue stand with a modest selection of five to six items. To stand out in the competitive Kansas City barbecue scene of the mid 1970s, Jack Fiorella and his wife, Delores, began cooking gourmet meats over hickory wood and created the most extensive barbecue menu in the country. Today, Jack Stack Barbecue is in its fourth generation of Fiorella family ownership and has evolved into the largest wood-fired cookery in the United States. We are so pleased to work with Jack Stack and offer their incredible food at our events!

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MCLAIN'S BAKERY

McLain’s started in Waldo and is one of Kansas City’s oldest bakeries. Since 1945 they’ve been a family-owned establishment baking fresh pastries, birthday and wedding cakes, bread, cookies, and desserts!

They've been serving their loyal guests for over 75 years and take pride in being a space for Kansas Citians to gather and enjoy each other’s company.  

In 2022, McLain's joined the team at Cakewalk to provide lunch, brunch, and boxed lunches for our party packages.

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AMY VINCENT - BAKER

I live in Liberty and I'm the former owner of Aces Cakes Shop & Baker's Supply in Liberty. 

I've been decorating cakes for 33+ years and have been in the wedding industry over 25 years.  

My passion is providing something that not only looks great, but tastes amazing.  

I spend my free time camping, hiking, leather crafting, and working in my flower beds.  

I joined the team after meeting Kristen at the Cakewalk Chapel & Event Space in Liberty during my daughter's wedding!  

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BLUSH FARMS CORK & BOARD

Blush Farms designs and creates charcuterie boards and boxes, especially for your event.

Each charcuterie is uniquely handcrafted and filled with artisan cheeses, cured meats, fresh and dried fruits and seasonal accompaniments. Ideal for so many occasions. Whether it’s a business meeting, a small wedding, a shower or birthday party, they have your grazing covered.

Located in Liberty, MO, Blush Farms started working with Cakewalk Events in 2023.

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BRIDGET MURPHY

Bridget is a photographer and graphic designer who knows the importance of capturing moments in time. She has been a portrait photographer for over a decade, and has worked with Cakewalk since 2018. She always chooses to document her life through photos, and her ultimate goal is to extend this same heartfelt service to everyone she has the privilege of working with! Her family has called her "Bee" for many years, so Honeycomb Photo + Design is just an extension of her - collecting all the memories that are sweet like honey.

See Bridget's work here: 

https://www.cakewalkeventskc.com/aprilandbrian

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CHESSA RUETTGERS

Chessa is an adventure loving photographer with an eye for creativity and detail. She has perfected the “unposed” approach of photography and making people who are uncomfortable in front of the camera, more at ease. Her main priority during her time with you is to make you laugh and not take the day too seriously.

 

She has been taking photos for 13 years and has been with Cakewalk Events since 2019.
When she isn’t photographing a wedding day, she is spending time at home making memories with her husband and 2 small children.

 

See Chessa's work here: 

https://www.cakewalkeventskc.com/abigailandgabriel 

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MAGGIE GULLING

Welcome to the heart of your most cherished moments! As a passionate Des Moines wedding and lifetime photographer, I take pride in capturing the essence of your journey, from the enchanting "I do" to the countless adventures that unfold. While my roots are in Des Moines, my lens has traversed the entire U.S., including the vibrant city of Kansas City, MO.

Specializing in documenting stories of love & life! I thrive on immortalizing the raw and authentic moments that define your unique narrative. Whether it's the joyous tears, the tender first looks, or the celebratory fist bumps, my goal is to create timeless memories that you'll treasure for years to come.

Let's collaborate and weave magic into your story. Whether you're in Kansas City, MO, or Des Moines, IA, reach out, and together, we'll craft unforgettable visual tales that reflect the true spirit of your special moments.

See Maggie's work here: 

https://www.cakewalkeventskc.com/mckennaandderrick

https://www.cakewalkeventskc.com/megananddaniel

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