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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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

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

Flower Trend: Baby’s Breath


This sweet bundle of flowers has been sneaking it’s way back into the wedding world.  It was known as a “filler” flower;  an inexpensive way to make a bouquets look bigger.  Now, brides are using baby’s breath to make an entire bouquet, arrangement or centerpieces.  It makes a statement and looks really beautiful.

Since the rustic, outdoor scene has been so popular, baby’s breath has helped soften the look, making it clean, natural and light.






However, don’t count Baby’s Breath out for inside.  Look at the elegance and class these white beauties bring a room.



Tablescape: B&W, Gold & Floral

Becca and I recently styled the cover for 417 Home and since then, tablescapes have been on my mind. For any event, big or small, the details of the tablescapes can take the decor to a whole other level. I recently came across this spread on The Effortless Chic and fell in love with black/white, gold and floral combo. The modern lines with pops of colors…ah, its just gorgeous. I hope you enjoy a bit of inspiration this Friday!

Images by Jess Koehler via The Effortless Chic.


Something Borrowed: Patriotic Airplane Hanger Wedding

I am in love with this Patriotic Airplane Hanger Wedding that Green Wedding Shoes showcased back in February. It is a subtle nod to patriotism; not over the top and in your face but, instead, completely tasteful and sophisticated. So get your patriotic spirit going with this beautiful inspirational post.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Brady Puryear; Venue: Planes of Fame Museum at Chino Hills Airport in Chino, CA; Hair + makeup: Eileen Garcia ; Necklace: Kate Spade, Ceremony dress: Vera Wang; Shoes: Vivienne Westwood; Veil and jacket: Forever 21; Reception dress: vintage ; Grooms suit: Indochino /; Grooms tie: DKNY; Grooms shoes: Clarks Desert Boots

DIY: White Painted Vases

We came across this great little DIY on Hey Gorgeous and just had to share. It’s amazing how you can take inexpensive pieces that are laying around your home and transform them into fresh and modern centerpieces. I recently did this DIY for my brother’s upcoming wedding. They turned out perfect.  All images and instructions via Hey Gorgeous.

I started by finding various glasses and vases in different sizes that had unique textures. I had to Goo Gone most of the stickers and price tags off of the vases because they were placed directly on the glassware (where the spray paint would go). Most of the pieces I found were from the Goodwill; I spent under $10.00 for all 6 pieces and spent a few weeks finding what I thought to be just the right finds. Using lots of newspaper, I set up my workstation then I used Krylon white satin spray paint to apply 2-4 coats of paint on each piece for a solid white and shiny finish.

I let all the glasses dry for about 30 minutes to an hour before removing them and filling with water. I then picked some fresh purple, pale green and pink hydrangeas from my Mum’s garden and put them in each of the vases created a cluster centerpiece of sorts.