Real Wedding: Kindra and Phil

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Kindra and Phil celebrated their wedding on September 21, 2013 at their family farm. The couple chose Splashdrop Photography to capture the special day. Infused Catering provided the meal and Sugar Leaf Bakery created the delicious cake for the reception. Shannon Custom Floral designed all the arrangements, including the stunning bouquet, and decorated the reception tent. The yummy S’mores bar was designed by Social Graces. Kindra bought her beautiful gown from Normans in Downtown Springfield.

Here’s a sample of the gorgeous day!

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Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is a great day to spend with a special someone in your life. Whether it is the love of your life or your best girl friends, there is always something to do on Valentine’s Day. An adorable trend that has been going around is a Valentine’s Day themed wreath. Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas anymore!

These wreaths are super easy to do and a fun way to craft with your family or friends. You can use a stencil to trace out the “X” and “O,” or you can use twigs and ribbon. Either will keep the the theme of Valentine’s Day.

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All you need to do is create the “X” and “O” however you want, then hot glue them to your choice of ribbon. Hang the finished wreath on your door to show off your Valentine’s Day creation!

On A Personal Note…

Hey, remember us?!?

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We are wedding planners, however, we are Megan and Becca outside of the wedding world who have other jobs, church, close families, husbands and babies.  We love what we do but we have other loves in this world.

With that said…

We’ve been a little busy with our 2014 brides in the last couple of weeks and therefore, the blog has suffered.  Thank you to our devout readers who still keep coming back daily to see us.

Because of you, we feel so blessed.

We also feel blessed about our 2014 year.  We are almost at our max weddings and that makes me ever so excited.  Because of the said loves, Social Graces only takes on so many weddings a year.  We want to give time and energy to each bride.  Your wedding is not a number or a date to us.  You are our BRIDE and are so very special.  We like to spend time with you, help you research, keep our minds fresh and still have time to play with our babies. :)

Did you catch I said, BABIES!?!

Well, you’ve all been introduced to my little ones, Zeda who is now 4 and Mr Ezra who came early on the morning of an event.

but now…

We welcome Megan into motherhood.  That’s right, MEGAN!

If you don’t follow her personal blog you can get caught up on her journey here.

Tonight she flies to meet her sweet little guy, Elijah Thomas White in Phoenix.

This has been a whirlwind to say the least so join us in praying for this perfect new addition.  If you feel led, here is a way you can help.

Thank you for your love and support.  Of course there will be a party related to this new love.  Saturday, December 7th, we are going to have a silent auction with Nik and Meg’s closest friends and family.  If you would like to donate an item, gift card or service you are more then welcome to.  Please contact me at becca (at) eventsbysocialgraces (dot) com for more details.

Vendor Spotlight: Tea Bar & Bites

2013-07-30_0001Today we want to give a little shout out to Tea Bar & Bites, one of our favorite bakeries, caterers and eating spots around. Its located in the Rountree Neighborhood of Springfield in a quaint little building. It’s definitely one of Springfield’s treasures!

We especially love to use their bakery for parties. Pictured is the festive way we incorporated their yummy treats into a recent graduation party.  We also love that our one and only Cynthia (from Cindy Rose Cakes) is now on the baking team at Tea Bar! So proud. :)
2013-07-30_0002So, if you are looking for a something extra delicious to add to your next event, definitely consider Tea Bar & Bites!

Images by Meg White Photography.