37 posts by Metropolitan Bride

Boy Gets Girl…At Last

For Emma Chilton, summer 2009 was a normal break from school in Springfield, Mo., off to Happy Hollow Bible Camp in nearby Strafford, having fun with her 7th grade friends. However, for Nixa 8th-grader Christian Witt, that summer at Happy Hollow was different. He saw the one…and she had no idea he was there.Fast forward to 2015, Harding College in Searcy, Ark., Emma is a sophomore sitting in Chemistry class. Christian, a junior at Harding, is in the seat behind her! He is still too shy ...

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The Wedding Cake and more….

Congratulations, you are getting married.  Let the planning begin.  So many times, the list of things to do gets overwhelming: the date, the venue, the dress, the flowers, the wedding party, the invitations, the catering, the decor and oh yes, the cake and desserts.  Smallcakes Joplin is ready to make your wedding cake dreams come true. Some things we will discuss: What do we want our cake to look like?What do we want our cake to taste like?Do we want other desserts ...

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Darling Shower Inspiration & Co.

Wedding Shower Theme Ideas Weddings are incredibly special events – everything is meticulously planned around a celebration of the love between two people. While the significance of bridal showers appears pale in comparison to a wedding, however, they can be almost as important as the wedding. Usually planned by those closest to the bride-to-be – the Maid of Honor and the other Bridesmaids, for example – bridal showers are an opportunity for the family and friends of the bride-to-be ...

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Live Events Missouri—Where Experience is Everything!

We believe that each client and guest should be treated with respect. We guarantee genuine, award winning customer service throughout the planning process as well as the duration of your event. One of the most memorable celebrations in a person’s life...a wedding reception should be as one-of-a-kind as the wedding couple. Only the best DJs truly pull it off, and Live Events Missouri is the leading expert in creating ideal wedding experiences. This is proven by all of the 5 star ...

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5 Simple Steps to Better Ceremony Photos

When some people think of great wedding photos, they often think of the magazine worthy image of the bride and groom in a pose similar to a kiss/dip with the dress perfectly flowing and a breathtaking background. This is great, but the one important part of your wedding day, the ceremony, sometimes doesn’t get the love it deserves when it comes to photos. From the countless ceremonies I have covered, here are a few things I have noticed as a pro photographer that needs a little attenti...

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What to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue

When planning a wedding, the MOST important decision you can make is WHO to marry. Next on the list, however, is WHERE to marry. That’s right, finding the ideal venue can be a real chore, as there are LOTS of things to consider. Here are our top five priorities we suggest couples consider when searching for that perfect place to tie the knot. Availability and Physical Space First of all, is the venue you’re interested in available? It’s not uncommon for popular venues to ...

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Creating the Perfect Bridal Gift Registry

Do you have questions about when and where to open your bridal gift registry? These 7 tips from Dillard’s Wedding Specialists will be able to help this potentially stressful process go as smoothly and efficiently as possible: Timing your Registry It is acceptable, if not recommended, to create your registry as soon as you get engaged. This allows your guests to purchase gifts for any pre-wedding celebrations, such as engagement parties or showers. However, six to nine months prior ...

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FIVE MUST HAVE ITEMS IN YOUR BRIDAL SUITE FROM A PRO MAKEUP ARTIST

Every great bridal makeup artist or hairstylist carries in their kit a secret magical bag we at Gloss like to call our “save the day” kit. Mine has certainly grown over the years as I’ve gained the experience of hundreds of weddings and events under my belt, but I’m here to share with you the top 5 things I would never show up to a wedding without! Scissors! I can not tell you how many times my team and I  have loaned our scissors to a desperate bride in need. There are ...

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So, you need a tent!

Outdoor weddings are always a part of the Ozarks. Rolling green hills, beautiful sunsets, fresh breezes, the reds and oranges of a Missouri fall are the perfect backdrop for your special day! Tents are a great way to provide a focal point, provide shade, and protect you from any weather that might pop up at the last minute.   So, what are the questions that you need to ask when getting a tent? Where is the tent going?  Grass is best and easiest for staking a tent.  You can also ...

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Find Your Figure

The Journey to a Flawless Fit Pressed to find the most flattering gown of all? We’ve listed the most timeless (and trendy) styles of dresses found on the market today and why you’ll love each one. From dramatic ballgowns to sky high mini skirts, you’ll be able to find a design that suits your style! Consider this the starting point to discovering the gown that makes your heart sing! Remember this advice and carry onward to customizing the dress of your dreams… Because ...

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