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.

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?


Real Wedding: Laurissa & Matt


On May 26, 2013 Laurissa and Matt Jones celebrated their wedding at Integrity Hills in Ridgedale, Missouri. Laurissa bought her beautiful gown at Normans. The beautiful array of flowers were created by The Nest/ The Thicket. The fun, delicious cakes were created by Sugar Leaf. Tracy from B#Sharp Entertainment kept the night going with fun music for everyone to dance to. All of the amazing photographs were taken by Christian Gideon.

Enjoy a sample of the gorgeous pictures!

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All images were provided by Christian Gideon

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.

Real Wedding: Caitlin & Willy

Caitlin and Willy‘s wedding took place last July & the beautiful pictures were taken by our very own Meg White. The venues included Stone Chapel and University Plaza. Hair & Make-Up was done by Studio 417. Caitlin bought her dress from Norman’s Bridal. The delicious cake was from Celebrations by Sonja; and the gorgeous flowers and centerpieces were provided by Artistry in Bloom.

Here is a sample of the stunning pictures!

The gorgeous bride and her beautiful bridesmaids outside of Studio 417 before the ceremony.


Their first pictures as husband and wife.


The centerpieces included various types & colors of flowers for an elegant look.


The sweet couple enjoying their first dance.


To check out more of their beautiful pictures head over to Meg White Photography

Sophisticated Birthday Brunch


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