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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Sweet Memories

Tori and Zach Carr have been married for more than a year,  but their big day and the years leading up to it are clear, sweet memories for them both. They met at a small get-together in January, 2016, when they were both college students. She went to a party with a friend. Her friend’s date brought Zach and Zach’s cousin. Tori spent some time talking to the more outgoing cousin, but quiet Zach was nearby. It took another group date to really break the ice, but then “Zach ...

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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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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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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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4 Ways to Stay Stress-Free While Wedding Planning

Why is wedding planning so overwhelming and stressful? You are jumping into making many decisions very quickly all while changing key aspects of your life. Over the course of wedding planning you are making dozens of financial, personal, and relational decisions in a short period of time. In the process of choosing your vendors you are likely talking with three to four different companies to make a decision on one vendor and then repeating that five to fifteen times (depending on how ...

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How To Plan An Unforgettable Wedding Day: Wedding Entertainment Tips from Wedding Pros

Your wedding day should be a day you treasure and love to look back on. Yes, delicious catering, a gorgeous venue, and unique theme can certainly help bring your vision for your special day to life. However, there is an often overlooked aspect that has a major impact on how your day goes: the entertainment! Your DJ is the one who will be interacting with your guests on the mic, maintaining the energy level in the room and on the dance floor, and the one who essentially has full run of the ...

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