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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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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Darling Shower Inspiration & Co.

Wedding Shower Theme Ideas Weddings are incredibly special events – everything is meticulously planned around a celebration of the love between two people. While the significance of bridal showers appears pale in comparison to a wedding, however, they can be almost as important as the wedding. Usually planned by those closest to the bride-to-be – the Maid of Honor and the other Bridesmaids, for example – bridal showers are an opportunity for the family and friends of the bride-to-be ...

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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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