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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Wedding Wardrobe

Organizing and keeping up with the events of the wedding weekend can be stressful, but Victoria Hawkins, owner of John’s Suit Shop, says knowing what to wear for each event doesn’t have to be. Keeping each event’s purpose in mind, your outfit can express personality without sacrificing formal etiquette. Engagement Party­ One event that might not be part of the actual wedding weekend, but usually comes first in the order of events leading up to the wedding, is the engagement ...

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The Truth On Hiring A Wedding Planner

The wedding planning process is full of excitement and anticipation as you envision the perfect day. Yet it is no secret that in the midst of tailoring your wedding, the demands of everyday life continue to pull you in other directions. One of the most misunderstood assets a couple can invest in during their engagement, a time supposed to be spent connecting and transitioning with your fiancé, is that of hiring a wedding planner.  Andrew Edwards Unfortunately, wedding planners ...

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Your Guide to Choosing the Most Stunning Bridal Bouquet

Negative Image Photography   Your bridal bouquet will be is the single most important floral piece of your wedding and will set the tone for all the other floral decorations you will pick. You know you want it to be stunningly beautiful! And you probably know your basic color palette. But where should you look for inspiration that will set your bouquet apart as truly special? Look to the season. Capture the moment of your marriage. There is a unique feel to each season. The way the ...

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First Time Home Buyer – Need to Knows

If you are newly engaged or recently married, often times the next step in your relationship is buying your first home. With such an exciting time in your lives, it is our hope at Michelle Lewis and Associates to ease the stress that often accompanies this big decision. We’ve compiled answers to some frequently asked questions we get from first time home buyers that may be helpful to you as you embark on your next journey! What are the fees involved in buying a home?  There are ...

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Booking Your Honeymoon With Someone Who Knows Travel!

Hi, I’m Geri Jacoby-Smith. You are looking for the best value for your honeymoon! So book here locally with us. Adelman Advisors have traveled the world, visiting the destinations you are looking for. Researching the perfect resort, island, country or tour you are interested in is our specialty. As we travel the world, and look for those special places and experiences that are going to make your memories amazing! I personally love the romance of travel. Fall in love with a special ...

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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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