Top 5 Things You should Know About Planning A Wedding During a Global Pandemic

To all brides who had a wedding planned for this spring; I am sincerely sorry.  This is an unprecedented crisis, and we have all had to put our lives on hold, but most of us haven’t been planning the biggest day of our life during it! Now we have to postpone and start all over...are you kidding me?   Keep your heads up and think of it this way, you get more time to plan and make sure to get all the details exactly how you want them.  Remember, nobody blames you!   S...

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Getting to Know BSharp Entertainment

BSharp Entertainment has been one of Springfield, Branson and NW Arkansas’s highest rated entertainment companies for over a decade! As a full service entertainment company that has the EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE to help ANY couple bring their ceremony and reception playlist to fruition and we don’t stop there. We aren’t only going to make your background music as magical as you can imagine, but we also move your family and friends around while the couple and the families get to enjoy ...

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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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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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