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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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

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



My Winter Wedding

This past weekend was full of two things – weddings and winter weather. After a beautiful day on Friday, temps dropped and freezing rain replaced the sunshine. Pair that with photographing a wedding on Saturday and setting up our Social Graces booth at the local Bridal Expo and I have found myself dreaming of a winter wedding. My own wedding, 4 years ago, was in the fall. It was classic, black and white, and simple. I’m in more of a frilly mood lately, so, I thought it would be fun to create a collection of attire I would incorporate if I was planning a winter wedding now.

For me, a flowing gown with all the right accessories:bhldn wedding dressWindswept Gown, Bhldn

veil:jacketEver Mine Ivory Fascinator, Ruche and Ranunculus Jacket, Bhldn

shoe:necklaceCloud Cover Peep Toe, Bhldn and Twin Bouquets Neckclace, Bhldn

For the bridesmaids, a mix of gray and deep yellow:
bridesmaidHydrangea Dress in Gray and Golden, Bhldn 

For my hubby, a slim-cut, wool suit paired with a pop of warm color:
groomThe Ludlow Suit and Fox Brothers tie, JCrew

For the kiddos, a nod towards the bride & groom’s attire:flower:ringGirls Lyla Dress and Boys’ Ludlow Suit, JCrew

How about you? Would your wedding change course if you were planning for a different season?

*top image via pinterest


Trend: Show Stopping Gowns from the Back


Keija Minor of Brides magazine visited the Today Show yesterday to discuss the latest trend in wedding dresses: Show stopping gowns from the back.

“If you think about it, key moments of the wedding, the bride spends facing away from her guests, walking down the aisle, saying her vows, during her first dance and cutting the cake. so our advice to ladies shopping for their wedding dress , don’t just think about the front, you have to think about the rear view.”