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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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 into ...

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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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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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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!   ...

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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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Kellie Michelle – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

High school is where Kellie knew photography was the correct path for her. She immediately dove into the world of weddings. The high emotion of a wedding day captured her and set her soul on fire to capture once in a lifetime moments. After high school, she pursued higher education and earned a degree in photography and graphic design. She also learned from mentors and world renowned photographers. The session that stands out most in Kellie’s mind was a wedding for a couple who was ...

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Rescheduling Your Wedding: The Checklist

Our hearts are heavy during this time as many couples in Southwest Missouri have made the tough decision to reschedule their wedding due to COVID-19. Please know, we are thinking of you and are here to support you as you navigate through this new territory. We are outlining a checklist of items for couples to work through in the following days.  Reach out to your wedding planner.Your wedding planner is well connected within the wedding industry and communicates with local professionals ...

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