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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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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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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How to Have a Worry Free Wedding

You just said “I DO,” now what? The panic sets in. You want a beautiful, memorable wedding but do not want to face all the details that need to be taken care of. Big, small, indoor, outdoor, 7 bridesmaids or just an elopement...DECISIONS! First you have to decide IF you are capable of letting a professional take care of the details. If it is in your personality to delegate and sit back and let it happen, then this blog is for you. Here at Swan Song Inn we specialize in ...

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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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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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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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