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: Victoria and Chris

Victoria and Chris celebrated their wedding on May 6, 2013 at Praise Assembly Church. The reception followed at The Veridian in Downtown Springfield. All of the stunning photographs were taken by Jared from J. Design Studios and David of Selby Films filmed the special day so the couple could remember it forever. At the reception everyone danced the night away to Nic Keith from All That Music. The delicious cake was made by Kayla Dominguez and linens and centerpieces were done by SBBon.

 Take a look at their special day!

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Bridal Portraits

Should you have bridal portraits taken? This isn’t a super hot topic at the moment, but we thought it would be fun to cover this traditional wedding aspect.

I recently took bridal portraits of one of our Social Graces’s brides, Caitlin. And man, was she gorgeous! 🙂It got me thinking about bridal portraits in general. Becca had them taken, but I did not. It is not a necessary detail of your wedding, but its definitely a bonus. As I see it, there are no cons to having them taken.

But pros? To name a few…

You get a practice run! You get to make sure that everything works together with your dress (i.e. your undergarments, your shoes, your jewelry). You also get a run through of your hair and make-up, and, if you are smart like Caitlin, you can get a replica of your bouquet. Nothing to lose there!

Another pro: You get more images set aside of that beautiful (and expensive!) dress. Its an added chance to really capture the beauty of you and your wedding dress. If you can’t afford to include bridal portraits in your wedding package, make sure your photographer dedicates at least a few extra moments to you and your dress on your wedding day. There is nothing like that moment in time captured forever.Images by Meg White Photography.

Real Wedding: Ligia & Carson

I’ve been a slacker lately on my photography blog, but yesterday I finally posted Ligia & Carson’s wedding that took place at The Loft at Keith Farms. This wedding was seriously so sweet that I couldn’t wait to another day to share it with our Social Graces readers.

If you are currently planning a barn wedding, this is the way to do it. Soft colors with natural elements. I loved that the girls wore different dresses in similar shades and the flowers were airy and understated. It all coordinated so well together. Props to Ligia! 🙂

Here are some of my favorite details of the day: To see more images of the happy couple, click here.

Images by Meg White Photography.

Behind the Veil

il_570xN.424002042_dhgfWhen I got married (nearly 5 years ago!), I decided to forgo the traditional veil and go with a birdcage (gasp!). At that time (for the Midwest), it seemed a little crazy that I wouldn’t wear a veil. I even had to argue with my mother about it. Now, with wedding traditions being so give and take, that seems silly. What you wear on your head is just another way to inject a little of your personality into your big day.


Recently, veils have made a comeback in a big way… and I’m not going to lie, a little part of me regrets not having one. Some of these beauties make me want to swoon. They are soft and modern, fresh and editorial.


Sometimes, though, veils can get a little confusing. So, when I came across this article from BHLDN, I just had to share.

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Not only did they share this awesome veil chart, they also give ideas on where to place your veil, how to select the appropriate veil and how to care for your veil. BONUS: you can start your veil shopping on the same link!

*First image is the Dotted Point d’Esprit Cathedral Veil by Melinda Rose Designs, Second image is the  Classy Bubble Veil by Fascinating Creations, Third image is the Sheer Lace Trimmed Mantilla Veil by Elizabeth Anne Designs

Real Wedding: Sarah & George

S+G-226Although the local weather might not be indicating it (its sleeting and snowing as I type this!), we do promise that wedding season is practically here. That means sunshine and rainbows and unicorns, right? 🙂

Today I am sharing my first wedding of 2013 (Meg White Photography). I had never been to the Round Barn in Ash Grove, MO and it was beautiful. I can’t imagine what you could pull off there in the spring/summer/fall! Its a must-see if you are a Springfield-area bride in search of a location. Artistry in Bloom (one of Social Graces’ favorite florists) did the flowers. I especially loved the addition of blueberries. Such a unique touch. s+G-1S+G-82s+G-83S+G-87S+G-113S+G-128S+G-211S+G-296S+G-309

To see a few more images of the day, head over to this blog post.

Images by Meg White Photography.