Styling Away For 417 Bride

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For the summer issue of 417 Bride, the Social Graces team styled another amazing photo shoot for the magazine. Alex Crowder, the photographer, shot Aunna Beckemeyer, Stephen Morgan, and Sarah Thomas on location at Big Cedar Lodge in May. The photo shoot was produced by Jessica Kennon Spencer of 417 Magazine. Hair was done by Megan Ogle of Frost Salon and Melanie Gibbs of Karma Salon. The flawless makeup was created by Andie Reynolds of Lavaré Spa & Salon.

The gorgeous wedding dresses for Aunna and Sarah were selected from Ella Weiss Wedding Design, Gracie’s Bridal, and Normans Bridal. The tuxes and other fabrics for Stephen were chosen from Blackwells Men’s Clothing, Ella Weiss Wedding Design, and Town & County.

We selected jewelry and accessories from Maxon’s Diamond MerchantsHarem & Company, Justice Jewelers, Mitchum Jewelers, STAXX, Ella Weiss Wedding Design, Normans Bridal, and Gracie’s Bridal.

Here is a sample of the stunning pictures for the magazine!

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Make sure you keep an eye out for the issue on stands now!

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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

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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

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

 

 

How to Improve Your Wedding Photos

8408859033_012caf1a39_oI recently came across the article “7 Tips to Improve Your Wedding Photos” on the  Mod Wedding blog.

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As a wedding photographer, it seriously is one of the best articles I’ve read and I just had to share! From what to with your own body to what to request from guests, the writer, Kacie Lynch, doesn’t miss a beat.

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If you are a bride, read this! You won’t regret it.

Images via Kacie Lynch Photography.

Wire Cake Topper

1I2A5925Earlier this month, Becca and I had the great honor of being a part of Rachel & TJ‘s sweet wedding (Becca coordinated and I photographed). Rachel had so many great details, but one of my favorites was her wedding cake topper.
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Bridal hangers (example here) made with this type of wire have become a regular tradition for many weddings we are a part of. But, this was the first time we’d had it used as a cake topper and we were crazy about it!

Rachel purchased this cake topper from Heather Boyd Wire‘s Etsy shop (she has tons of cute items available!). In the name of DIY though, I found this tutorial to share from Made By Maria. Now I am thinking of all the things I could do with wire! 🙂1I2A6154Images via Meg White Photography.