Sugar Leaf Bakery – 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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Bridal Beauty Trends 2020

Ahhh... planning for the big day! So much to think about, so much to keep track of and so many, many hours spent on Pinterest finding allll the beautiful bridal inspirations. Listen, I know you've got a lot on your mind but we're going to take a second to chat about all things Bridal Beauty. There is a whole wild world of beauty and it can get really overwhelming for anyone, even the most makeup savvy of us. I'm going to pinpoint a couple of major trends in the Bridal Beauty world to ...

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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 ...

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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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The Barn at Bear Ridge – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Venue

A dream comes to life with an authentic post & beam, all wood barn. Trish and Brett dreamed of a barn nestled in the Mark Twain National Forest that would be new construction with all the amenities...but still have an old barn feel. Building The Barn at Bear Ridge is a dream come true for them. It is perfect for your rustic, country or upscale wedding. It could be a place for a family celebration, school prom, graduation or somewhere to renew your wedding vows!  It is easily ...

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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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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 ...

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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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