Real Wedding: Laurissa & Matt

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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!

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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.

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Their first pictures as husband and wife.

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

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The sweet couple enjoying their first dance.

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

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

Valentine’s Day Sweets

Nothing goes better together than Valentine’s Day and sweets. Adorable desserts are seen everywhere for this holiday. Why not treat your loved ones to some amazing sweets?

Strawberries are in so many desserts, but these mini cheesecake bites from The Happier Homemaker looks heavenly!

5 Valentines Day Sweet Treat Recipes...strawberry heart mini cheesecake bites...

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These Strawberry Heart Mini Cheescake Bites are perfect for any Valentine’s Day party!

Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz Package of Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 1 tbsp softened butter or margarine
 Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line mini-muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In a mixer cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  4. Add lemon juice and egg.
  5. Mix until well-blended.
  6. In a sandwich bag, crush graham crackers.
  7. Add butter in small increments until mixture is sticky.
  8. Spoon graham cracker mixture into the bottom of muffin tins.
  9. Top with cheese mixture.
  10. Bake for 11-14 minutes.
  11. While cheesecakes are baking slice strawberries in half and cut a “v” in the top to create heart shape.
  12. Immediately after removing cheesecakes from oven press strawberry hearts into the top of each cake.
  13. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Hope you have a sweet and fun filled Valentine’s Day!