6 posts from month 04/2018

Find Your Style with MK Bridal

That moment when you realize you found "the one." We're talking about your wedding dress, of course. Take this Style Quiz from Maggie Sottero, and then call our friends at MK Bridal for your perfect fitting. {PS, this married blogger of 15+ years took the quiz and is ready to purchase the vintage-style Cordelia gown just to play dress up in! Available at MK Bridal.}

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Tips & Tricks: Reception Seating

The task of seating family and friends at your wedding ceremony and reception can take careful planning and valuable time, but will mean so much more to your guests. This is a good time to involve the groom’s mother and learn more about your future partner’s extended family. Work with your fiancé, too, to help create a plan that works for the two of you. Tips for Reception Seating: A seating arrangement by table is highly recommended, as it cuts down on guest confusion and empty ...

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A “Peony” For Your Thoughts: Meet Bobbi at Linda’s Flowers

Behind every unique wedding bouquet is a bride as striking and beautiful as the blooms she carries. Behind that bride is a team of floral designers working hard to achieve her dreams while remaining true to their own artistic visions and passions. We have gathered a handful of creative florists and have asked them how they thrive in the industry while still keeping their ideas fresh. Meet Linda's Flower's floral designer, Bobbi: When Bobbi was a teenager, she said her parents had high ...

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Going the Extra Mile with Misti Fry, owner of Sidekick Dog Training

The wedding engagement is the first of many milestones a new couple has to look forward to. Whether it’s buying a new house, adopting that first dog, or planning your golden anniversary party, it helps to have a reliable team of detail-oriented experts you can trust. We invite you to meet a group of professionals who dedicate a portion of their lives to ensuring your life’s journey is a success. Meet Misti Fry, owner of Springfield Sidekick Dog Training. With over ten years professi...

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Celebrate Family-Style at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch

With warmer weather ahead, we're excited to feature a few outdoor venues, perfect for your celebration. This week, take a peek at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch.   Open since May 2016, Sycamore Creek Family Ranch offers a rustic barn setting with modern amenities, nestled in the rolling hills above Lake Taneycomo. With seating around a grand 200-year old sycamore tree next to the barn, couples can choose a scenic outdoor ceremony followed by a reception inside the barn. Co-owner ...

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In the Kitchen with Patty Wingo

When chef Patty Wingo hangs up her hat after a long day, she usually grabs a cookbook from her enormous collection to take with her. “I always have one with me or near me to read,” she says. “Cooking is like therapy for me.” Running three kitchens, including her catering company Simply Delicious, plus The Fork & Spoon Restaurant, and The Diamond Room Venue, it’s a good thing Patty can still find comfort in cooking. “My staff tell me that I am a machine,” she says. “But ...

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