You Don’t Take a Photograph, You Make It

In high school Shelby took some photography classes, and one day one of her teachers asked her to take some family photos. Shelby didn’t own a camera, but the teacher said he would pay her for the photos, so she jumped at the opportunity. At the beginning of her career, Shelby learned much of her talent by trial and error (“Mostly error,” she says). As she became more and more adept at photography, she started attending workshops and conferences to get even better. Photography ...

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Pampering the Party

You’ve hand selected a group of your most treasured friends and family members to stand with you on your big day as members of your wedding party, making it only essential to ensure their experience as your bridesmaid or groomsmen is just as sentimental and heartfelt. During this celebratory time in life, reminding yourself of the time, effort, and budget these closest to you are investing in your happiness and friendship is the key to creating what will undoubtedly be some of your best ...

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Wedding Wardrobe

Organizing and keeping up with the events of the wedding weekend can be stressful, but Victoria Hawkins, owner of John’s Suit Shop, says knowing what to wear for each event doesn’t have to be. Keeping each event’s purpose in mind, your outfit can express personality without sacrificing formal etiquette. Engagement Party­ One event that might not be part of the actual wedding weekend, but usually comes first in the order of events leading up to the wedding, is the engagement ...

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Your Guide to Choosing the Most Stunning Bridal Bouquet

Negative Image Photography   Your bridal bouquet will be is the single most important floral piece of your wedding and will set the tone for all the other floral decorations you will pick. You know you want it to be stunningly beautiful! And you probably know your basic color palette. But where should you look for inspiration that will set your bouquet apart as truly special? Look to the season. Capture the moment of your marriage. There is a unique feel to each season. The way the ...

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A Season to Remember

Fate was smiling on Andrew and Jenna when his fraternity and her sorority were paired together for Mizzou’s Greek Week the spring semester of their junior year. During the pre-game "betrothal" of the two houses, Andrew and Jenna met for the first time. Although their exchange was brief, they made a significant impression on each other. "April 9, 2015, is a date I will never forget. (It) was the first time I laid eyes on my future wife." says Andrew. He did, however, forget to ask her ...

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Alternatives to Wedding Traditions

While planning your wedding you’ll face many decisions, including which traditions and wedding trends to include. If you feel like certain traditions aren’t your style, here are a list of alternatives you can do instead: Let’s start with one of the most iconic traditions on the wedding day: the bride walking down the aisle. Lauren Greenberg Photography While most couples choose for the bride’s father to walk her down the aisle, this isn’t always the choice that ...

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Plastic Spoons and Pastels

For Sydney and Nate Lambert, it was not love at first sight. When Sydney’s mother and sister initially saw Nate at the church they all attended, both ladies swore that he was the man Sydney would marry. Sydney was rather interested in him from the start. Nate was nice and undeniably handsome. Little did she know, Nate’s sister was convinced of the same idea that the two were meant to be. Nate, on the other hand, did not think he was Sydney's "type." As Sydney saw more of Nate while ...

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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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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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Her 5 Reasons Why

“I almost emailed you to cancel the session, and then I thought to myself, ‘No’ this is perfect timing. This is for me and no one else.” She said to me just as the session was about to begin.

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