Cloud Meats – Crafting Classic BBQ Favorites

After your ceremony has commenced and you’ve officially become bride and groom, the celebratory meal at your reception is greatly looked forward to, not only by you and your new spouse, but by friends and family members who have traveled to join you in support of the start of a new chapter in life. For those tying the knot in Southwest Missouri, there are a number of catering options throughout the area who are experienced in exceptional service and outstanding food for the masses on ...

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Memorable Experiences with Pasta Express – Featured Caterer of the Week

After your ceremony has commenced and you’ve officially become bride and groom, the celebratory meal at your reception is greatly looked forward to, not only by you and your new spouse, but by friends and family members who have traveled to join you in support of the start of a new chapter in life. For those tying the knot in Southwest Missouri, there are a number of catering options throughout the area who are experienced in exceptional service and outstanding food for the masses on ...

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Wedding Insurance – Are You In?

You need insurance for your car and your house, but do you need it for your wedding? You may already be saying “I do!” If not, take a look at how wedding insurance can be beneficial and see if it’s right for you. wedding insurance basics  The first question you might be asking is, "What exactly is wedding insurance?" In simplest terms, it offers reimbursement on investments you’ve made in the planning of your wedding (should anything go wrong). This includes your ...

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The “Minimony” And Why You Should Embrace It

In the wake of COVID-19, couples planning a big wedding have had to stop and rethink the idea.  For some, COVID-19 hit right as their dream wedding was fast approaching.  This meant for many that it was too late to cancel it and still recoup the thousands of dollars in deposits they had put down.  The restrictions on gatherings made it impossible to carry on with some of those big March/April/May weddings.  Thus the "minimony" was born! What is a minimony you ...

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Wedding Decorations: Renting vs. Buying

Oh my gosh! You’re engaged! Congrats!! So many options to keep track of. Do I want to go for a classic, elegant vibe with tons of cylinder vases, greenery, and candles? Oooo, but we love to travel, do we want our theme to incorporate that in? Go Chiefs! Red and gold, ALL the way! Wait, we’re getting married in October though, and we LOVE Halloween, should we go for a black, gothic vibe? Let’s face it. Wedding planning is hard, and trying to decide on a cohesive wedding theme/décor ...

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The Truth On Hiring A Wedding Planner

The wedding planning process is full of excitement and anticipation as you envision the perfect day. Yet it is no secret that in the midst of tailoring your wedding, the demands of everyday life continue to pull you in other directions. One of the most misunderstood assets a couple can invest in during their engagement, a time supposed to be spent connecting and transitioning with your fiancé, is that of hiring a wedding planner.  Andrew Edwards Unfortunately, wedding planners ...

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First Time Home Buyer – Need to Knows

If you are newly engaged or recently married, often times the next step in your relationship is buying your first home. With such an exciting time in your lives, it is our hope at Michelle Lewis and Associates to ease the stress that often accompanies this big decision. We’ve compiled answers to some frequently asked questions we get from first time home buyers that may be helpful to you as you embark on your next journey! What are the fees involved in buying a home?  There ...

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5 REASONS TO RENT

Planning a wedding can be such a fun process! When the planning begins there is so much excitement, and there are certain things that come to mind right away of what you need. You’re going to need your dress, your venue, your cake, and you definitely wouldn’t imagine having your wedding without hiring a photographer to capture all of the special moments! But what about a rental company? Have you considered how a boutique rental company can serve you on your wedding day? I’m here to ...

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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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