8 posts from month 03/2017

It’s Go Time!

You said yes! You are now engaged and planning a wedding. Well that is exciting news! What does it mean to plan a wedding? Exactly where does one start? For some of you the dreaming started last year, for others childhood...but either way you are now ready to narrow those thoughts into one cohesive theme. It’s not all gown modeling and color palettes...you have budgets to set, calls to make, tastings to attend and seating t o assign. You are going to need some help! Assemble a team of ...

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Something To Smile About

WRITTEN BY  |  Nicole Chilton Your wedding day will go by as quick as a flash, and with the right professional photographer, the smiles you see in your pictures will reflect your memories for years to come. By doing proper research and setting a realistic budget, brides can focus on their big day instead of worrying about their photographer. “There are a lot of things brides don’t think about when it comes to choosing a photographer,” Dawn Shields, Metropolitan Bride publisher, ...

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Two Countries, One Love

WRITTEN BY  |  Paige Arnett PHOTOGRAPHED BY  |  SwiftShots Photography Graham and Riley Snyder first met in eighth grade when they were paired together for a school event and they continued to deepen their relationship as they got older. “We’ve known each other most of our lives, but we really started getting close in high school,” Riley says of husband Graham. Riley, who is the founder of nonprofit organization Generation Next, owner of thrift store Riley’s Treasures ...

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Science of Love

WRITTEN BY  |  Erika Kelm PHOTOGRAPHY BY   |  Aaron Clark Photography “He claims it wasn’t a date. In my head it was a date. He took me to my first cattle sale… It was interesting. It was dirty. It was smelly. Lots of gruff men around,” Sarah laughs. “But it was fun!” Both veterinary students at the University of Missouri, Sarah was smitten with shy guy Alec from the start. Though he made the first move, Alec was timid when it came to sharing his feelings. Eventua...

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A Romantic Rhapsody

WRITTEN BY   |  Erika Kelm PHOTOGRAPHED BY |  Kellie Michelle Photography “Our lives are pretty much work! Sometimes we’d be together ten hours a day…” Katelynn smiles. In fact, their first date was at a sub shop right around the corner from their place of employment, The Tower Club. Stephan protests with a wink, “She doesn’t even really like sandwiches! She tricked me. I thought I was gonna get sandwiches all the time.” The romance between Katelynn and Stephan ...

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10 Hot Tips for Your Outdoor Summer Wedding

The return of warmth and sunshine is drawing people out of doors. With nature re-awakening in this beautiful weather, what better time is there for a wedding? But summer doesn’t come without hazards. Here are ten sizzling tips to keep in mind while planning your summer wedding! 1. Pesky Bugs and Scorching Rays Bug spray and sunscreen are essential. Keep both handy to prevent crispy shoulders and itchy bug bites! Remember, your flowers and perfume will not only attract admiration from your ...

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Beautiful Brides

It’s easy to fall into traditional “traps” when it comes to your wedding; voluminous ball gowns, ruffled cakes, white linens, vows oozing with elegance and eternal love. While these are all incredible ways to celebrate your future life together, why not think outside the box?! Maybe it’s time to tap into resources you never thought to take into consideration. Things right at your fingertips and under your nose. Unconventional venues, trendy cake designs, some fluffy guests (and ...

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