Tips’s For a Great Wedding Video

We have been doing weddings for years and have compiled some tips we have learned over the years on how to get the best video on your wedding day.  Look around for YOUR style. We all have a different style. Find that videographer who has your style of video.Write each other a little note that can be read at the beginning of the day or write your own vows (or both). We want to include the sounds of the day in your film. This helps build your story from start to finish. Allow time in ...

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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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A Glimpse Into Holistic Health & Wellness

I want to introduce you to Xyngular.  We are a holistic health and wellness company with an emphasis on weight loss.  We turned 10 years old last December. After being in direct sales for 20 years and helping brides with their skin care and color needs, I decided to make a shift in my business and started helping both brides and grooms get healthier and thinner.  I feel it is so important for people to not only look good but feel amazing, and my products do just that!   I ...

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Exploring Venues & Planning Your Wedding During A Pandemic

Planning a wedding is stressful.  To now have to worry about the health of loved ones if they have to travel for your special day or even their attendance and being in groups, is surreal.  So we know times are tough right now and it seems like there is no end but I am here to tell you, we, as a wedding industry, are here for you.  Our community in Southwest Missouri, has come together in such creative and amazing ways to only come out of all of this, bigger, better and stronger. Fi...

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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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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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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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