Brittany Nicole Cohoon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cohoon of Leawood, and Christopher Louis Accurso, son of Mr. Louis Accurso of Leawood and Ms. Kimberly Accurso of Arizona, were married on September 26, 2015.
The bride is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s in social welfare at the University of Kansas. She is currently working for St. Luke’s – Crittenton Children’s Center as a school therapist.
The groom is a graduate of Rockhurst High School and received his bachelor’s degree in political science and his law degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City. He is currently working for Jackson County Missouri as an assistant prosecuting attorney.
The ceremony was held at the Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City, which was decorated with shimmering candelabras wrapped in ivory roses and satin ribbons for the special occasion. The traditional white linen runner that was draped down the very long church aisle was festooned with cascades of ribbons and tulle flowing down to the floor so the bridal party could make a stunning entrance. Violins and trumpets filled the air. A special offering of roses were presented by the bride and groom to the Blessed Mother while the “Ave Maria” was sung in Italian.
A glamourous reception followed the ceremony full of extravagant tall trumpet glass vases of ivory roses and hydrangeas filled the draped tables with center pieces in the Grand Plaza Room at Grand Street overlooking the Plaza fountains with a cocktail hour, then dinner and dancing.
The bride wore a couture gown designed and created by Michael Nolte and New York Fashion Designer Stephen Yearick. The dress was truly breathtaking with very unique layers of champagne hues and layers of ivory French tulle overlays. The bodice was detailed with hand stitched embroidered Swaroski crystals with a matching veil trimmed in crystals. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses, hydrangeas, freesia, ranunculus, hypericum, and stephanotis with dripping crystals.
The bridesmaids wore Mink tea length gowns created by Jenny Yoo which featured delicate lace appliqués at the illusion neckline and a romantic tulle skirt inspired by Parisian ballerinas. The mother of the bride created satin sashes and earrings with Swaroski crystals match.
The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in St. Lucia.