The Atrium – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Venue

Putting the YOU in Your Wedding From the moment you get engaged, the flood of questions comes at you. “When’s the wedding?? Where’s the wedding?? Will you do this?? Will you do that?” Then your head spins and you start getting pulled along with the current. But guess what… it’s 2020 and there are no rules! The world is doing whatever it wants, and so can you!  Jessica YahnJessica Yahn Odds are, you’re not a wedding expert and this is your first time diving into ...

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Sparrow Lane Wedding & Event Center – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Venue

Be among the first to be married at Sparrow Lane's full service wedding and event center. Sparrow Lane has four different buildings making it uniquely perfect for anything from lavish to elopements. Of the four buildings, there is a chapel that can hold up to 200 guests and a barn that hosts up to 280. If you love the great outdoors, there are three stunning outside locations for ceremonies as well.  The other two buildings are quaint cottages complete with full bathrooms and ...

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Travel 2020 Style

Hi again Brides and Grooms! Congratulations on your engagement, upcoming wedding planning and of course your dream honeymoon! I'm Geri Jacoby-Smith, Travel Advisor at Adelman Vacations. I wanted to reach out and let you know many of our  travel destinations will be opening up soon!! That means, we can travel once again! I know I'm ready, are you? Many airlines have put a few safety rules in place. Delta Airlines started with social distancing - therefore many middle seats will be ...

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Make Them Cozy

Great hospitality isn't reserved only for the south. Here in the Midwest we are known for our warm smiles, friendly nature and welcoming attitude. For those of you who have guests coming in from other parts of the planet, their place to stay kicks off the wedding experience! You know as well as we that when you travel, your hotel can make or break the trip. Everyone wants to be comfortable in their surroundings and needs a good nights sleep. Keeping all of that in mind, there are several ...

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Unique Expressions Photography – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

Childhood was where it all started for Sue. She began taking photographs as a young girl and soon realized it would be a fun and rewarding job as she got older. After high school, she embarked on earning her major in Fine Arts at Missouri State University, with an emphasis in photography. She learned to shoot on film cameras and processed the film and prints by hand. It gave her a deeper understanding of the art and technique of photography. Sue now has over ten years of experience in ...

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Jessica Yahn – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

Growing up Jessica was fascinated with her grandmother’s film camera and lenses. She never thought photography would become her career. Acting, music and dancing was more her style; but in college her love for photography began to blossom. Jessica first realized photography was more than a passing interest after frequenting local concerts. The stage lights and their movements mesmerized her and made her want to experiment with lighting and how different it can make subjects appear. ...

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Kellie Michelle – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

High school is where Kellie knew photography was the correct path for her. She immediately dove into the world of weddings. The high emotion of a wedding day captured her and set her soul on fire to capture once in a lifetime moments. After high school, she pursued higher education and earned a degree in photography and graphic design. She also learned from mentors and world renowned photographers. The session that stands out most in Kellie’s mind was a wedding for a couple who was ...

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Adam + Dawn – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

At a young age, Dawn knew she wanted to be a photographer. Her mother would buy photography magazines for her and, as a child, Dawn set up a studio in her basement using a Star Wars blanket as a backdrop. When she started photographing her own children, people saw her talent and began asking her to photograph their families. Adam began his photography career a bit later in life. As he grew up he knew he was artistic, but could never pinpoint what outlet to unleash his talent on. One day ...

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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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The Journey to I Do

It goes without saying that planning during your wedding season is much more than just finding the perfect dress, venue, or other large details. When thinking about the timeline of events on your big day, bachelor, or bachelorette party, it is important to ask yourself how you and your entourage are going to get from place to place. Practical details, such as transportation, are just as crucial in creating the perfect overall experience to reminisce about.  To ensure timeliness, ...

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