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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4 Ways to Stay Stress-Free While Wedding Planning

Why is wedding planning so overwhelming and stressful? You are jumping into making many decisions very quickly all while changing key aspects of your life. Over the course of wedding planning you are making dozens of financial, personal, and relational decisions in a short period of time. In the process of choosing your vendors you are likely talking with three to four different companies to make a decision on one vendor and then repeating that five to fifteen times (depending on how ...

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Four ways to feel like you eloped

(even if you have a big wedding) Inner Images Photography  If you feel torn between eloping and having a big celebration with your family and friends, you don’t have to choose. You can have your cake and eat it too. Inner Images Photography While some opt for eloping and hosting a reception weeks or months later, it is possible to incorporate a few elements into your big wedding day that will have you feeling just like you eloped. Here are four ways you can get that ...

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A Peony For Your Thoughts: The Flower Merchant

Pat Phillips has owned The Flower Merchant for 32 years now, but grew his very first floral business literally from the ground up. “We were poor,” he says, about his childhood in rural Arkansas. “Everyone had a garden, so I decided to sell the flowers from ours to make money.” After completing a mail-in correspondence course he found advertised in the back of a magazine, Pat was ready. At age 13, he did his first wedding, for one of his high school friends. “We drove around the ...

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Pin Worthy Weddings

If it is wedding goodies you are looking for... you have come to the right place. We will do nothing less than inspire you! A great way to start your wedding-planning journey for so many brides is Pinterest. Follow us for real weddings, tips, tricks, and a dash of funny. Follow us on Pinterest!

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A “Peony” For Your Thoughts: Meet Bobbi at Linda’s Flowers

Behind every unique wedding bouquet is a bride as striking and beautiful as the blooms she carries. Behind that bride is a team of floral designers working hard to achieve her dreams while remaining true to their own artistic visions and passions. We have gathered a handful of creative florists and have asked them how they thrive in the industry while still keeping their ideas fresh. Meet Linda's Flower's floral designer, Bobbi: When Bobbi was a teenager, she said her parents had high ...

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