Picture Backdrop DIY

For Easter this year, we had the pleasure of doing Mini Sessions for some really great clients. We wanted to share our cute fabric backdrop that we made, because it is so, so easy to do yourself!

First, a few pictures of our kiddos on our Easter set. :)

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And, now, for the DIY…

Get your supplies: We chose neutral fabrics and ribbon.

1I2A4166Cut the fabric into strips (they can be as long and wide as you want).1I2A41751I2A4177Knot the ribbon onto the rope. We chose to have a little overhang at the top.1I2A4182 1I2A4185Use as a photo backdrop, wedding focal point or child’s room decor. Your options are endless!

 

 

Local Shamrock Treats

1I2A0477One of our favorite little areas of Springfield, MO is Pickwick St. in the Rountree Neighborhood. It houses great places like Homegrown Foods, Imo’s Pizza, Pickwick Place and Zen Spa. It also is home to two our favorite places to get treats – Tea Bar & Bites and Elle’s Patisserie. To gear up for St. Patty’s Day, we decided to treat ourselves to a few shamrock treats. :)

These beautifully decorated sugar cookies are done by Tea Bar’s very own Eleanor. They aren’t just pretty – they taste delicious, too! You can see some of our other favorite desserts from Tea Bar, here.
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At Elle’s, I usually go for a breakfast croissant, a chocolate truffle or a lavender ice coffee. But, we couldn’t resist trying out this festive white mint truffle.1I2A0495 1I2A0499Do you have your sweet treats ready to go for St. Patty’s?

 

Meet Our Intern: Courtney

1I2A7780We are super excited to announce our Intern for the Spring 2014 semester; Courtney Benisch.  She has been so fun and has already worked hard for Social Graces.  Her first wedding with us is this weekend and we are fully confident that she will do great! 1I2A7784 Coutney is a student at Missouri State majoring in public relations with a marketing minor. “I chose those my freshman year because I’ve always wanted to be in the communication field.”

Courtney has big goals once she graduates in December: “After graduation I plan on moving to NYC and pursuing a career in fashion PR. It’s been a dream of mine forever so I’m going to do anything and everything to make that possible. I’ve been obsessed with fashion since I was little so I’m excited to combine communications and fashion for my career.

1I2A7792When asked why she wanted to intern at Social Graces, she said: “I chose to intern at Social Graces because a lot of PR can be working with events and handling press for them. At Social Graces I can learn the ins and outs of event planning that way I can be more well rounded when it comes to events like brand launches and fashion shows.”

Welcome Courtney!

Easter Minis (Photo Sessions for YOU!)

Social Graces, along with Meg White Photography, is thrilled to announce our first ever collaborative Mini Photo Sessions  – just in time for Easter!

Together, we will create a fun and whimsical backdrop for a quick photo shoot of your child(ren) or the whole fam!

Easter Special Promo

Sessions will be held on the afternoon/evening of Sunday, April 6. The cost is $100 and will include 20 minutes of shoot time and 10 print-released digital images. For location details and to schedule an appointment, shoot a quick email over to Megan at megwhitephotography@me.com.

Sophisticated Birthday Brunch


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I have to start out by saying I have the best friends. My personal life leading up to my 30th birthday has been crazy (read about my whirlwind adoption here), but I still wanted to celebrate the big milestone with my closest friends. When I showed up to the most beautiful brunch spread a girl could ask for, my heart almost burst. It was girly, airy, light and sophisticated. And, oh yeah, the food was AH-mazing. Here’s a look into one of my most favorite days, ever. 2014-02-17_0029 2014-02-17_0030 2014-02-17_00312014-02-17_00342014-02-17_00322014-02-17_0033 2014-02-17_00352014-02-17_00262014-02-17_0027

Real Wedding: Ashley & Greg

We have so many weddings to share from this summer, but we couldn’t wait to share our most recent wedding, shot by Christine Bonnivier.

Ashley was just a stunning bride and the day turned out just like her – classy with a touch of glam. Enjoy the beautiful photos!

Thanks, Ashley & Greg, for letting us help make your dream day happen!

To see more images from the day, click here.

Venue/Catering: Integrity Hills of Big Cedar

Dress: Norman’s Bridal

Flowers/Decor Rentals: Artistry in Bloom

Cake: Style by the Slice

Photographer: Christine Bonnivier

Videographer: Flourish Films

Music: Stanton Strings, Complete Music

Invitations/Signage/Programs: Kristy Loper

Hair/Make-Up: Katy Landers, Tabitha Headley of W3 Salon